Sideshows Announced for Out On The Weekend

Robert Ellis
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If you can’t make it to the excellent Out On The Weekend festival this October (and seriously, why not?) then never fear as a bunch of the touring artists have announced sideshows elsewhere in the country.

First up Robert Ellis and The Perfect Strangers will be joining fellow American singer-songwriters Joshua Hedley and Joe Pug for a bunch of dates through Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmainia. And then Lindi Ortega will be teaming with The Cactus Blossoms for a few dates in Victoria and New South Wales.

Out On The Weekend takes place at Seaworks, Williamstown
 in Melbourne on 15th October. Check out the sideshow dates below:

Robert Ellis and The Perfect Strangers w/ Joshua Hedley, Joe Pug
Friday 14th October – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Saturday 15th October – Out On The Weekend, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 16th October 16 – Franklin Bar, Hobart, TAS
Tuesday 18th October – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 20th October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 21st October – Caravan Club, Melbourne, VIC

Lindi Ortega w/ The Cactus Blossoms
Saturday 15th October – Out On The Weekend, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 17th October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 19th October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 21st October – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC

Listen to the New Bon Iver Track “33 “GOD””

Bon Iver
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Yesterday Bon Iver shared another track off their upcoming album 22, A Million which is due on the 30th September.

The track is “33 “GOD”” and comes with a pretty special lyric video – check it out below:

The Wilson Pickers Announce National Tour Dates

The Wilson Pickers
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Alt-country supergroup The Wilson Pickers released their new album You Can’t Catch Fish From a Train last week after a long, five year hiatus and now they’re planning to take it on the road.

Having already been announced as part of the Dashville Skyline and Mullum Music Festivals, The Wilson Pickers have peppered a bunch of headline dates through their tour schedule from the end of September through to December.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 30th September – Lazybones Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 1st October – Dashville Skyline, NSW
Thursday 13th October – Sound Lounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 14th October – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 15th October – Bison Bar, Sunny Coast, QLD
Sunday 16th October – A&I Hall, Bangalow, NSW
Friday 18th to Sunday 20th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW
Thursday 1st December – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Friday 2nd December – Basement Discs, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 3rd December – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Sunday 4th December – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Full Lineup for the 2016 Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival

10 String Symphony
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Australian bluegrass lovers are about to get excited as we slide into festival season. Spring is all about the pickin’ and pluckin’ with a bunch of weekends dedicated to bluegrass festivals in the country – and one of the jewels in the bluegrass crown has to be the Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival.

Held from the 21st to 23rd October in the beautiful mountain town of Dorrigo, NSW, the Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival manages to attract the best and brightest artists every single year. This year’s lineup is no different with 10 String Symphony (USA), Bluegrass Parkway, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West (USA) and Mike Compton (USA) headlining the festival and a bunch of Timber and Steel favourites also announced including Catgut, Fred Smith, John Flanagan, Liz Frencham & Robbie Melville, Rebecca Bastoli, Rowena Wise, String Theories, The Barkers Vale Brothers, The Black Mountain String Band, The Company, The Mae Trio, The Plough, The Squeezebox Trio, Wayward Angels and many more.

Tickets are now on sale – check out the official site for more details. The full lineup for the 2016 Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival is below:

Rose&theSea, 10 String Symphony, Alesa Lajana, Appalachian Heaven Stringband, Ash & Andy, Bluegrass Parkway, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, Carl Pannuzzo, Catgut, Chloë & Jason Roweth, Cielle Montgomery, Den Hanrahan, Enda Kenny, Farmer Mick & Miss Jane, Fireside Celts & Friends, Fred Smith, Harry Jakamarra, Haywood Billy Goats, Honey and Knives, Jed Rowe, Jerry Salley, John Flanagan, Katie Crane, Kazoobafak Jug Band, Kimberly Wheeler, Kristy Cox, Liz Frencham & Robbie Melville, Mick Daley, Mike Compton, Montz Matsumoto and Friends, Omados, Pitts Family, Rebecca Bastoli, Redlands Bluegrass Boys, Rowena Wise, Ruby Gilbert, Slim Dime, String Theories, Sunny and the Dark Corners, The Barkers Vale Brothers, The Black Mountain String Band, The Company, The FruiTTrees, The Mae Trio, The Mulberry Collective, The Plough, The Squeezebox Trio, Vic Manuel, Watling & Bates, Wayward Angels

Henry Wagons Announces National Tour

Henry Wagons
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Henry Wagons has announced plans to take his latest solo album After What I Did Last Night… on the road with a series of dates through September, October and November. The tour will see Henry Wagons in solo mode across many of the dates plus full band shows at festivals. Timber and Steel favourite Lachlan Bryan will be supporting all of the solo shows.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 30th September – Dashville Skyline Festival, NSW
Thursday 13th October – Moonshine Manly, Manly, NSW
Friday 14th October – Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 15th October – Art of Espresso, Young, NSW
Sunday 16th October – The Front, Canberra, ACT
Friday 21st October – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 22nd October – Kyneton Music Festival, VIC
Friday 28th October – Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 29th October – The Wheatsheaf, Thebarton, SA
Thursday 3rd November – Hardy’s Bay Club, Central Coast, NSW
Friday 4th November – 48 Watt St, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 5th November – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday 10th November – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Friday 11th November – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Saturday 12th November – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Thursday 17th November – Southside Tea Room, Morningside, QLD
Friday 18th & Saturday 19th November – Mullum Music Festival, NSW

Watch the New Jack Carty Video “A Way With Me”

Jack Carty
Image Courtesy of Jack Carty

For his new video “A Way With Me” singer-songwriter Jack Carty boldly went where no man has gone before, donning a spacesuit and heading into space. The track is taken from Carty’s excellent new album Home State which was released a couple of weeks ago.

Check out the video for “A Way With Me” below:

Jack Carty is currently touring Home State throughout the country – the remaining dates are here:

Friday 26th August – Shebeen Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th August – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 28th August – Mojos Barm Fremantle, WA
Friday 2nd September – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

Timber and Steel Premiere: “Hold You Down” – Sam Newton

Sam Newton
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We’re really proud to be able to kick off the week with the exclusive premiere of the new video from Sydney based singer-songwriter Sam Newton, “Hold You Down”.

The track is taken from Sam Newton’s upcoming album Violet Road, due on the 16th September. If you want to get your hands on “Hold You Down” it’s available as a download when you preorder Violet Road on Bandcamp.

I’m a really big fan of “Hold You Down” – it straddles the line between alt-country and straight up folk singer-songwriter perfectly. Sam Newton has come so far as a songwriter and I reckon we’re going to see big things from him over the coming months.

Check out “Hold You Down” directed by Bryce McLellan below:

Sam Newton’s September tour dates are as follows:

Thursday 1st September – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 4th September – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September – Nimbin Roots, Nimbin, NSW

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 26th August

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Sydney singer-songwriter Patrick James announced a solo tour this Spring. Details here

William Fitzsimmons announced details of his first live album. Details here

– A new folk-punk festival, the Cutthroat Folk Festival, has been announced for Sydney featuring Cutthroat Folk Fest will feature the likes of The Bottlers, Scarlet’s Revenge, Sailors Grave and Medusa’s Wake. Details here

Jen Cloher & The Endless Sea will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the album Dead Wood Falls with shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Details here

– So many new artists added to the Mullum Music Festival lineup including Yirrmal, The Wilson Pickers, Jordie Lane & The Sleepers, Julia Jacklin, Áine Tyrrell, Ethno Folk Orchestra, Claire Anne Taylor, Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel, Liz Stringer, The Button Collective and many more. Details here

Bluesfest announced the first round of artists for their 2017 lineup including Zac Brown Band, Patti Smith, The Lumineers (above), Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, Billy Bragg, Jethro Tull, Trombone Shorty, Gregory Porter, Snarky Puppy, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Beth Hart, Laura Mvula, Roy Ayers, Booker T Jones Presents The Stax Records Revue, Andrew Bird, Rickie Lee Jones, Joan Osborne, Turin Brakes, The Strumbellas, Jake Shimabukuro, Dumpstaphunk, Nikki Hill and Irish Mythen. Details here

– Sydney singer-songwriter Eddie Boyd released his new video “Stoned”. Details here

– Sydney four-piece All Our Exes Live In Texas announced a massive national tour. Details here

– Swedish folk singer The Tallest Man On Earth announced a handful of Australian tour dates. Details here

– Legendary folk rock band The Levellers will be touring Australia in October to celebrate 25th anniversary of their seminal record Levelling The Land. Details here

Passenger released his new video “Anywhere”. Details here

Releases This Week

Josh Rennie Hynes
FurthermoreJosh Rennie Hynes
iTunes

Phia
The Ocean Of EverythingPhia
iTunes

Taasha
Taasha Coates & Her Melancholy SweetheartsTaasha Coates & Her Melancholy Sweethearts
ABC Shop

Wilson Pickers
You Can’t Catch Fish From a TrainThe Wilson Pickers
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Nick Payne

Nick Payne

To celebrate the successful crowdfunding of his solo album Nick Payne (Dear Orphans) is putting together a very special intimate show in his home town of Sydney tonight

Friday 26th August – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Áine Tyrrell
Friday 26th August – Boo Radley’s Hall, Glenreagh, NSW

All Our Exes Live In Texas
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September – Lorne Festival of Performing Arts, Lorne, VIC

Roadhouse feat. Andy Baylor’s Juke Joint Jumpers
Thursday 1st September – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Corey Harris
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th August – Blues & Roots Stage, Gympie Muster, QLD

BANFF x Caitlin Park
Friday 2nd September – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Dustin Tebbutt w/ Robbie Miller, Woodes
Friday 26th August – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth, WA
Saturday 27th August – Jive, Adelaide, SA

Eddie Boyd
Friday 26th August – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Saturday 27th August – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers
Friday 2nd September – Ladysmith Hall, Ladysmith, NSW

Folk In The Blue feat. The Flash Coves, Tony Eardley, Francesca Sidoti, Paddy Cavanagh
Sunday 28th August – Hotel Blue, Katoomba, NSW

Folkswagon
Wednesday 31st August – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Gympie Muster
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th August – Gympie, QLD

Hootennany feat. Elwood Myre
Sunday 28th August – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Jack Carty, Emily Barker & Jordan Millar
Friday 26th August – Shebeen Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th August – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 28th August – Mojos Barm Fremantle, WA
Friday 2nd September – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

Joe & Harmony’s Magic Carpet Ride BE-IN #8 feat. Sarah Hoggard, Keely Denham, Paul Hayward and the Sidekicks, Michael-John Azzopardi
Saturday 27th August – Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

John Flanagan Trio
Friday 26th August – Suttons House of Music, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 27th August – The Old Church On The Hill, Bendigo, VIC

Key To The Highway w/ Bree De Rome
Friday 2nd September – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Lazy Colts
Saturday 27th August – Franks Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW
Sunday 28th August – The Oxford Circus, Sydney, NSW

Little Features Presents The Barber Shop Series
Saturday 27th August – Bourke St. Barbers, Sydney, NSW

Little Wise w/ Alana Bruce, Sam Newton
Thursday 1st September – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Liz Stringer
Wednesday 31st August – Club Mullum, Mullumbimby, NSW
Thursday 1st September – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Lorne Festival of Performing Arts
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September – Lorne, VIC

McMahon, Young & Daley
Friday 26th August – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Nick Payne
Friday 26th August – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Not Good With Horses w/ Bree De Rome
Sunday 28th August – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Redfest
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September – Redlands Showground, Brisbane, QLD

Shady Pines Rhinestone Gala feat. Papa Pilko And The Binrats, Key To The Highway, Satellite V, The Daphne Rawling Band, Extension Chord, The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Sunday 28th August – Shady Pines, Sydney, NSW

Sweet Jelly Rolls
Thursday 1st September – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

The Dead Maggies
Friday 26th August – Psyfari Festival, Capertree Valley, NSW

Illawarra Folk Club Concert – Music & Friendship, A Special Fundraising Event
Sunday 28th August – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots Festival
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September – Wirrina Cove Holiday Park, Wirrina, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“Under African Skies” – Paul Simon

Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Graceland. I think that’s as good an excuse as any to fall down a Paul Simon Youtube rabbit hole.

Watch the New Passenger Video “Anywhere”

Passenger
Image Courtesy of Passenger

With a new album on the way (Young As The Morning Old As The Sea due on the 23rd September) it’s no surprise that we’re seeing new music emerging from Passenger. His latest track, “Anywhere”, is a lot more rock and roll than what we’d usually see from Passenger but still with his trademark story driven lyrics and catchy melodies.

Check out the video for “Anywhere” here:

Passenger will be back in Australia this January with a national full band tour – the full list of dates are below:

Friday 20th January – Riverstage Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 21st January – Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns, QLD
Wednesday 25th January – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 28th January – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 31st January – Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 2nd February – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA
Saturday 4th February – Freo Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

The Levellers Announce Australian Tour

Levellers
Image Courtesy of The Levellers

Legendary English folk-rock band The Levellers have announced plans to return to Australia this October to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their seminal record Levelling The Land.

On the tour The Levellers will be playing Levelling The Land from start to finish along with a bunch of other favourites from their back catalogue. Levelling The Land will be reissued as a 3 disc special edition on the 18th November.

Check out the full list of Australian tour dates below:

Friday 7th October – The Factory, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 8th October – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 9th October – Max Watts, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 11th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 12th October – Capitol, Perth, WA

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