New Music Monday – 22nd July

Harely Mavis
Image Courtesy of Harley Mavis

Big Sky Mountain – “Cover My Tracks”

The latest single from seven-piece, Sydney-based alt-country and Americana band Big Sky Mountain is the rollicking “Cover My Tracks”. I love how this track just drives forward with the rhythmic chug drums, bass and ukulele while still showcasing the band’s beautiful harmonies and diverse instrumentation – the subtle trumpet parts throughout the song are spot on.

Big Sky Mountain have a bunch of gigs coming up – the full list is here:

Friday 26th July – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Friday 9th August – Club Willoughby, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 14th September – Crack ‘N’ Jack Spring Music Festival, Port Stephens, NSW
Saturday 19th Octover – Fusion Multicultural Street Festival, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Devendra Banhart – “Abre Las Manos”

Freak folk pioneer Devendra Banhart has just given us a taste of his upcoming album Ma (due on the 13th September) with the latin inspired track “Abre Las Manos”. Sung entirely in Spanish, “Abre Las Manos” was inspired by Banhart’s motherland, Venezuela with the title translating to “Open Your Hands”. In typical Devendra Banhart style the song takes traditional musical forms and plays with them, adding a trippy, ethereal feel to the song.

“My brother is in Venezuela, my cousins, my aunts and uncles,” Devendra Banhart explained. “They are just holding their breath, in gridlock standstill. Maybe there is more Spanish writing on Ma because of the helplessness I’m feeling, it’s on my mind more than ever. I was thinking about the sorrow of having to put a child up for adoption, loving that child but not being with them, for whatever reason. That child is out in the world and you have to love them from afar. And that is exactly how I have felt observing the situation in Venezuela. There’s this helplessness, this place that has been a mother to you, that you’re a mother to as well, and it’s suffering so much. There is nothing you can do but send out love and remain in that sorrowful state.”

Harley Mavis – “Thief”

Sydney based alt-folk artist Harley Mavis (who previously performed under the name Hannah Robinson) is channeling her inner Stevie Nicks for her latest single “Thief”. The folk rock song combines Harley Mavis’ big voice with a cracking band that really drives the pace forward.

“”Thief” is a reflection of being in a really emotionally manipulative relationship and constantly feeling like that person has a hold on you regardless of having broken up,” Harley Mavis explained. “It’s a song that really encapsulates my mental health at that time in my life.”

Hein Cooper – “Invincible”

From it’s atmospheric opening right through to its huge crescendo, “Invincible” from singer-songwriter Hein Cooper is a beautiful piece of work. The single, which also has a power, cinematic video, once agains demonstrates just what a talent Cooper is.

If you want to catch Hein Cooper live there’s a bunch of dates in August supported by Leonie Kingdom:

Saturday 3rd August – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Thursday 8th August – Cambridge Warehouse, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 9th August – Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 10th August – The Basement, Canberra, ACT
Friday 16th August – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 17th August – Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff, NSW
Friday 23rd August – Mojo’s, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 24th August – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Sunday 25th August – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough, WA
Thursday 29th August – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Friday 30th August – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Joe Man Murphy – “The Old Pine Tree”

Irish born, Australian based singer-songwriter (and one quarter of Adelaide band The Timbers) Joe Man Murphy has released his brand new single “The Old Pine Tree”. The track has an expansive sound typical of Australian folk music with some Mark Knopfler-esque electric guitar that helps to elevate Murphy’s songwriting. The video for “The Old Pine Tree” combines Joe Man Murphy’s music with his other passion of visual art.

Joe Pug – “The Flood in Color”

Joe Pug’s highly anticipated new album The Flood in Color landed last week and it’s truly magical. Pug also released the lead single which sees the songwriter at his best – guitar, harmonica and a simple backing band to highlight his stunning lyrics. Pug’s songwriting economy is really a true talent – here’s a song that is under 3 minutes long and lyrically sparse but is still able to convey so much emotion.

Karine Polwart – “Chance”

Scottish folk singer Karine Polwart releases her tribute to Scottish pop, Karine Polwart’s Scottish Songbook, on the 2nd August and everything we’ve heard so far from it has been really interesting. Here Polwart reinterprets Big Country’s classic track “Chance”, stripping it back to its core with really beautiful instrumentation including flutes and glockenspiel.

The Brother Brothers feat. Sarah Jarosz, Jeff Picker – “Colorado”

I love this. Folk duo The Brother Brothers have teamed with singer and guitarist Sarah Jarosz and bassist Jeff Picker for the gorgeous new single “Colorado”. Sitting somewhere between the songwriting of Paul Simon and the vocal delivery of Dylan in his quieter moments, the song has everything you want from modern folk music.

Wallis Bird – “Salve!”

“Salve!” is the latest taster of the upcoming album Woman from Irish singer-songwriter Wallis Bird. The soul and funk of “Salve!” is a whole lot of fun, and will immediately have you up and dancing – such a fun track. Woman is due for release on the 27th September.

Witches Leap – “Mountain Road / Rocky Road to Megalong”

Blue Mountains based trio Witches Leap provide one of first instrumental tracks for New Music Monday with their reels “Mountain Road / Rocky Road to Megalong”. The combination of flute, pipes and guitar evokes a magical landscape that could be Ireland or could also be the wilderness of the Mountains – and the video compliments this perfectly.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 19th July

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Our latest New Music Monday featured new songs and videos from the likes of Bon Iver, Boy & Bear, Great Aunt, Josh Rennie-Hynes, Matt Corby & Tash Sultana, The Maes and The Teskey Brothers. Listen and watch them here

Releases This Week

Better Grow Up
Better Grow UpAngharad Drake
iTunes
Bandcamp

Joe Pug
The Flood in ColorJoe Pug
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

The Lumineers

The Lumineers

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW
Monday 22nd July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Saturday 20th July – Jamberoo Music Festival, Jamberoo, NSW
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th July – Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival, Echuca, Victoria

Adam Eckersley Band
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July – Groundwater Country Music Festival, Gold Coast, QLD

Amber Lawrence
Friday 26th July – Gunnedah Hotel, Gunnedah, NSW

Andrew Swift
Friday 19th July – Captain Cook Holiday Village, Seventeen Seventy, QLD
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July – Groundwater Country Music Festival, Gold Coast, QLD

Angharad Drake
Wednesday 24th July – The J, Noosa, QLD

Because The Night feat. Sean Simmons, Jessica Cassar
Thursday 25th July – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW

Big Sky Mountain
Friday 26th July – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th July – Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival, Echuca, Victoria

Bonniesongs w/ Elizabeth Fader, Ollie Thorpe
Thursday 25th July – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Brad Butcher
Friday 19th July – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW

Brad Cox
Friday 19th July – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 25th July – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 26th July – The Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Casey Atkins & his Press Studs
Sunday 21st July – Shady Pines Saloon, Sydney, NSW

CJ Shaw
Tuesday 23rd July – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Courtney Barnett
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

Dan Sultan presents Nali & Friends
Saturday 20th July – The Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 20th July – The Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne, VIC

Daniel Champagne
Saturday 20th July – Railway Club, Darwin, NT

Davidson Brothers
Friday 19th July – True Brew, Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 20th July – St Ambrose Hall, Woodend, VIC
Sunday 21st July – The Curtin, Melbourne, VIC

Dean Lewis
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th July – Echuca, Victoria

Ettalong Jazz Festival
Saturday 20th July – Galleria, Ettalong Beach, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July – Groundwater Country Music Festival, Gold Coast, QLD

Felicity Urquhart
Friday 19th July – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July – Groundwater Country Music Festival, Gold Coast, QLD

FolkSwagon feat. Blain Cunneen, Georgia Mulligan, Daniel Cherote
Wednesday 24th July – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Freya Josephine Hollick
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July – Groundwater Country Music Festival, Gold Coast, QLD

Gary & James Daley
Saturday 20th July – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Genevieve Chadwick & The Stones Throw
Friday 19th July – Music at Street Market, Sydney, NSW

Great Aunt
Saturday 20th July – Hardy’s Bay Club, Hardy’s Bay, NSW
Sunday 21st July – Little Alberts, Bathurst, NSW
Thursday 25th July – Temperance Society, Sydney, NSW

Gretta Ziller
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July – Groundwater Country Music Festival, Gold Coast, QLD

Grizzlee Train
Saturday 20th July – Jamberoo Music Festival, Jamberoo, NSW

Groundwater Country Music Festival
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July – Gold Coast, QLD

Honky Tonkin’ feat. King Arthur
Thursday 25th July – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

Ireland Rocks featuring Ciaran Gribbin
Saturday 20th July – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

Jamberoo Music Festival
Saturday 20th July – Jamberoo, NSW

Jeff Lang
Sunday 21st July – Newport Bowls Club, Newport, VIC
Friday 26th July – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW

Jess Ribeiro
Friday 19th July – Franks Wild Years, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 26th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Jesse Younan Tribute Show
Friday 19th July – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

John Schumann and Shane Howard
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July – Groundwater Country Music Festival, Gold Coast, QLD

Kay Proudlove
Saturday 20th July – Jamberoo Music Festival, Jamberoo, NSW

Little Georgia
Sunday 21st July – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 26th July – The Lennox Sessions, Lennox Head, NSW

Little Quirks
Saturday 20th July – Jamberoo Music Festival, Jamberoo, NSW

Magpie Diaries
Friday 19th July – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 20th July – The Gem Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Mandy Connell & Liz Frencham
Sunday 21st July – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Mark Oats and Matty Zarb
Friday 26th July – Django at Camelot, Sydney, NSW

Matt Corby
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

Mick Hart
Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July – Winter Blues Festival, Echuca, VIC

Montgomery Church
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July – Groundwater Country Music Festival, Gold Coast, QLD

Mustered Courage
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July – Groundwater Country Music Festival, Gold Coast, QLD

Nathan Seeckts
Saturday 20th July – The Fitzroy Pinnacle, Melbourne, VIC

Paddy McHugh & Andy Golledge
Friday 26th July – The Railway Club, Darwin, NT

Queen Porter Stomp w/ Michigan Waters
Friday 19th July – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 20th July – Galleria, Ettalong Beach, NSW

Round Mountain Girls
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July – Groundwater Country Music Festival, Gold Coast, QLD

Sahara Beck
Wednesday 24th July – The J, Noosa, QLD
Friday 26th July – The Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Scottish Trad Session
Saturday 20th July – The Pipers Inn, Halls Head, WA

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 24th July – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Sean McMahon and The Owls
Thursday 25th July – Edinburgh Castle, Melbourne, VIC

Skyscraper Stan
Friday 19th July – Four5Nine, Perth, WA
Saturday 20th July – Prince of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Sunday 21st July – Caves House, Yallingup, WA
Friday 26th July – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Smith & Jones
Saturday 20th July – Hardy’s Bay Club, Hardy’s Bay, NSW
Sunday 21st July – Little Alberts, Bathurst, NSW

Splendour in the Grass
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay, NSW

Taste Of Tamworth feat. Carter & Carter, Lyn Bowtell, Jayne Denham, The Weeping Willows
Friday 19th July – Burrinja, Upwey, VIC
Saturday 20th July – Gateway Hotel, Geelong, VIC
Sunday 21st July – Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, Wonthaggi, VIC

Tessa Devine
Friday 19th July – The ORB, Atherton, QLD
Thursday 25th July – Elixir Music Bar, Cairns, QLD

The Bushwackers
Sunday 21st July – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Friday 26th July – Outback Queensland Masters, Mount Isa, QLD

The Little Lord Street Band
Friday 19th July – Four5Nine Bar, Perth, WA
Saturday 20th July – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Sunday 21st July – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle, WA
Friday 26th July – Grumpy’s Music Bar, Perth, WA

The Lumineers
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW
Monday 22nd July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

The Slowdowns
Friday 26th July – The Unicorn Hotel, Sydney, NSW

The Teskey Brothers
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

The Water Runners
Saturday 20th July – Jamberoo Music Festival, Jamberoo, NSW

The Weeping Willows
Friday 19th July – Burrinja, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 20th July – Gateway Hotel, Geelong, VIC
Sunday 21st July – Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, Wonthaggi, VIC

Thelma Plum
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 26th July – The Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Tori Forsyth
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July – Groundwater Country Music Festival, Gold Coast, QLD

Vardos Trio
Friday 26th July – 24 Moons Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Witches Leap
Friday 19th July – Tintenbar Up Front, Tintenbar, NSW
Saturday 20th July – Studio Folk Club, Armidale, NSW
Sunday 21st July – House Concert, Maitland, NSW

Woman Enough feat. Catherine Britt, Melody Moko, Natalie Henry
Wednesday 24th July – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 25th July – Lazybones Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26th July – Great Northern Trading Post, Laguna, NSW

Ziggy Alberts
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Blue Mountains” – Sam Amidon

New Music Monday – 15th July

The Maes
Image Courtesy of The Maes

Bon Iver – “Jelmore” & “Faith”

The internet lost its mind this week with Bon Iver not only dropping two more songs, but also announcing their new album i,i, due on the 30th August. After releasing “Hey, Ma” and “U (Man Like)” last month, the new Bon Iver tracks are the glitchy “Jelmore” and the anthemic “Faith”. Justin Vernon’s sound continues to evolve away from the gentle folk of his earlier work with him fully embracing samples, loops and more on his new music. But front and centre is still Vernon’s amazing voice and pitch perfect songwriting and that’s what makes anything new from Bon Iver something to get excited about.


Boy & Bear – “Hold Your Nerve”

Since “Hold Your Nerve” was released in the last couple of weeks I’ve been hearing it all over the radio. It’s great that a band like Boy & Bear is still able to pump out songs that get the radio listening public excited. And “Hold Your Nerve” deserves the success its been getting – the track is classic Boy & Bear, combining their love of 70s folk-rock with the anthemic indie-pop they’ve becoming known for.

The track is taken from Boy & Bear’s newly announced album Suck On Light which will hit our ears on the 27th September. They also have a bunch of shows announced in August with tickets selling fast:

Thursday 15th August – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 16th August – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 17th August – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 23rd August – The Astor, Perth, WA

Great Aunt – “FOMO”

Melbourne based folk and Americana duo Great Aunt tackle the modern anxiety of missing out on their latest track “FOMO”. with bluesy slide resonator guitar and thumping bass, the vocals in this track are actually more understated than you’d imagine. This is a very modern folk song that pays tribute to the roots of the music it draws from.

“FOMO” is taken from Great Aunt’s upcoming album So Not Right Now which is due for release in November. The duo are currently on tour – check out their upcoming dates here:

Tuesday 16th July – BUG Acoustic, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 17th July – Element Bar, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Thursday 18th July – The Middle, Mullumbimby, NSW
Saturday 20th July – Hardy’s Bay Club, Hardy’s Bay, NSW
Sunday 21st July – Little Alberts, Bathurst, NSW
Thursday 25th July – Temperance Society, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th July – The Cambus Wallace, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October – Deni Ute Muster Festival, Deniliquin, NSW
Friday 15th to Sunday 16th November – Healesville Music Festival, Healesville, VIC

Josh Rennie-Hynes – “Chapter”

Australian singer-songwriter Josh Rennie-Hynes has just unveiled his latest solo single “Chapter”, his first since his work as one half of The Ahern Brothers. Josh Rennie-Hynes moved to Nashville to write and record his upcoming album Patterns, due on the 27th September, and you can hear that towns influence all over “Chapter”. This is straight up Americana songwriting, with Rennie-Hynes voice accompanied by a cracking band.

Matt Corby & Tash Sultana – “Talk It Out”

Australian roots music darlings Matt Corby and Tash Sultana have come together for an amazing collaboration in “Talk It Out”. The funky, soulful track is very smooth and plays on the unique voice of both artists.

“I wrote the song during the sessions for Rainbow Valley, but in a different way to the rest of the album,” Corby explains. “It didn’t feel like it was a fit for the record so I revisited it with Tash recently. Tash has a giant musical beast living inside of her, so I knew she could deal with whatever I threw at her. It was amazing to collaborate with someone like that, and have her throw her musical styling’s over the song.”

“We originally started having a jam in early 2017, then life came between making music together,” Tash Sultana adds. “This track came about because Matt didn’t include it on Rainbow Valley. He sent it to me to fill in the blanks, and it’s the first collaboration I’ve done with another artist that I’ve released. Matt is an amazing songwriter and instrumentalist. He’s also an absolutely awesome guy with a huge soul so it was a privilege to be a part of this project.”

Matt Corby plays Splendour in the Grass this weekend.

The Maes – “Treat You Better”

I know it’s pretty early to call, but “Treat You Better” from Melbourne duo The Maes is close to being my favourite song of 2019. Taken from their self-titled album, “Treat You Better” is some absolutely fine songwriting, with sweet harmonies entwining themselves around guitar, bass and mandolin. The song’s storytelling lyrics are deceptively simple (as all great lyrics are), but have a depth to them that grows on every listen. But where “Treat You Better” really shines in the chorus, which builds to a chant as the track crescendos and lodges itself firmly in your head for days to come. The Maes have released the official video for “Treat You Better” featuring live footage from festivals and shows from across the world and it’s a wonderful accompaniment to amazing song.

The Teskey Brothers – “So Caught Up”

And so we have yet another single and video from The Teskey Brothers’ upcoming album Run Home Slow, due on the 2nd August. This time it’s the soulful “So Caught Up”, described by the band as the centrepiece to the upcoming album. The track has a pop sensibility without losing The Teskey Brothers’ innate love of the blues, soul and gospel music that’s inspired them.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 12th July

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Our latest New Music Monday featured new songs and videos from the likes of Brittany Howard, Chance McCoy, Joe Pug, Little Wise, Lost Ragas, Mumford and Sons & Gang of Youths, Sheryl Crow feat. Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris, and The Little Lord Street Band. Listen and watch them here

Releases This Week

Better in Blak
Better In BlakThelma Plum
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers

Sunday 14th July – Woodville Town Hall, Adelaide, SA
Monday 15th July – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 16th July – Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 17th July – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Saturday 13th July – Sydney Harbour Cruise, Sydney, NSW

Ainsley Farrell
Friday 12th July – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Allan Caswell & Andrew Swift
Saturday 13th July – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

Alana Wilkinson
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Andrew Swift
Friday 12th July – Desk and Studio, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 13th July – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Sunday 14th July – West Tamworth Leagues Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 18th July – Oodies Cafe, Bundaberg, QLD
Friday 19th July – Captain Cook Holiday Village, Seventeen Seventy, QLD

Anna Smyrk
Saturday 13th July – Megan Hall, Dorrigo, NSW
Sunday 14th July – Flow Bar, Old Bar

Archer
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Bello Winter Music
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Belligen, NSW

Birdsville Big Red Bash
Tuesday 16th to Friday 18th July – Simpson Desert, Birdsville, QLD

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Saturday 13th July – Cauliflower Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 14th July – Co op Club, Sydney, NSW

Brad Cox
Saturday 13th July – Moonshiners Bar, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th July – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD

Busby Marou
Tuesday 16th to Friday 18th July – Birdsville Big Red Bash, Birdsville, QLD

Bush To Bay Country Music Festival
Saturday 13th July – Bay Central Tav, Hervey Bay, QLD

Cigany Weaver
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Claire Anne Taylor
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Courtney Barnett
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

Dan Sultan presents Nali & Friends
Saturday 13th July – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Daniel Champagne
Friday 12th July – Clink Theatre, Port Douglas, QLD
Saturday 13th July – Brother Jenkins, Cairns, QLD
Sunday 14th July – Riverbend, Cooktown, QLD
Monday 15th July – Misty Mountains Music, Ravenshoe, QLD
Thursday 18th July – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD

Davidson Brothers
Friday 19th July – True Brew, Bendigo, VIC

Dean Lewis
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

Emily Wurramara
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Felicity Urquhart & Brad Butcher
Saturday 13th July – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th July – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW

Figgy Folk Session
Monday 15th July – Figtree Hotel, Figtree, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Tate Sheridan, Bella Fiorentino, Rebecca Mann
Wednesday 17th July – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Front Yard Sessions: Blues, Roots & Beyond feat. Steve Hensby, Elk Bell
Wednesday 17th July – Freo.Social, Fremantle, WA

Genevieve Chadwick & The Stones Throw
Friday 19th July – Music at Street Market, Sydney, NSW

Great Aunt
Friday 12th July – House Concert, Sawtell, NSW
Saturday 13th July – City Sider, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 16th July – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 17th July – Element Bar, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Thursday 18th July – The Middle Pub, Mullumbimby, NSW

Harley Mavis
Friday 12th July – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 17th July – Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Hat Fitz and Cara
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Hats Off To Country
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Tamworth, NSW

Hein Cooper
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Honey
Saturday 13th July – Walter Wines, Mudgee, NSW
Tuesday 16th July – Bright & Balanced Living, Blackheath, NSW

Honky Tonkin’ feat. King Arthur
Thursday 18th July – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

Illawarra Folk Club feat. Teri Young, Evan Buckley
Saturday 13th July – Shellharbour Village Exhibition Space, Shellharbour, NSW

Jess Ribeiro
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW
Friday 12th July – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 18th July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 19th July – Franks Wild Years, Wollongong, NSW

Jesse Younan Tribute Show
Friday 19th July – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Kasey Chambers
Tuesday 16th to Friday 18th July – Birdsville Big Red Bash, Birdsville, QLD

Lachlan Jacques w/ Clayton Frick
Saturday 13th July – Sappho Books, Sydney, NSW

Laura Jean
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Leah Flanagan
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Lisa Caruso
Friday 12th July – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Little Wise
Thursday 18th July – The Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne, VIC

Liz Martin Band
Thursday 18th July – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Lloyd Spiegel
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Luke O’Shea
Saturday 13th July – North Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW

M.E. Baird
Wednesday 17th July – Byron School of Art, Mullumbimby, NSW

Magpie Diaries
Friday 12th July – Darwin Railway Club, Darwin, NT
Wednesday 17th July – The Rock Bar, Alice Springs, NT
Friday 19th July – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Mandy Connell & Liz Frencham
Friday 12th July – Chez Kerby, Melbourne, VIC

Matt Corby
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

Melanie Horsnell
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Merpire
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Merry Muse feat. Silvertonic
Sunday 14th July – Merry Muse, Canberra, ACT

Mic Conway
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Nadia Reid
Friday 12th and Sunday 13th July – Bello Winter Music, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 14th July – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Nathan Seeckts
Saturday 13th July – Pistol Pete’s, Geelong, VIC

Neil Murray
Tuesday 16th to Friday 18th July – Birdsville Big Red Bash, Birdsville, QLD

Punch Brothers
Sunday 14th July – Woodville Town Hall, Adelaide, SA
Monday 15th July – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 16th July – Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 17th July – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Queen Porter Stomp w/ Michigan Waters
Friday 19th July – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Sebastian Field
Wednesday 17th July – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 17th July – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Sean McMahon and The Owls
Thursday 18th July – Edinburgh Castle, Melbourne, VIC

Seeker Lover Keeper
Friday 12th July – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 13th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Skyscraper Stan
Friday 12th July – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 14th July – Grand Junction Hotel, Maitland, NSW
Friday 19th July – Four5Nine, Perth, WA

Sound Feast feat. The Long Johns, Dangerous Song, Barry Charles & Peter Wells, Niq Reefman
Friday 12th July – The J, Noosa, QLD

Splendour in the Grass
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay, NSW

Sunday Road Sessions feat. Emma Jones
Saturday 13th July – Sunday Road Brewing, Sydney, NSW

Taste Of Tamworth feat. Carter & Carter, Lyn Bowtell, Jayne Denham, The Weeping Willows
Friday 19th July – Burrinja, Upwey, VIC

The Bushwackers
Saturday 13th July – The Family Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Furbelows
Friday 12th July – Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne, VIC

The Hillbilly Goats
Saturday 13th July – Beerwah Hotel, Beerwah, QLD

The Little Lord Street Band
Friday 12th July – Whalebone Brewing Company, Exmouth, WA
Tuesday 16th July – House Concert, Exmouth, WA
Wednesday 17th July – RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Monkey Mia, WA
Thursday 18th July – Finlay’s, Kalbarri, WA
Friday 19th July – Four5Nine, Perth, WA

The Lumineers
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

The Maes
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

The Montgomery Brothers
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

The Pigs
Friday 12th July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 13th July – Bush To Bay Music Festival, Hervey Bay, QLD

The Stetson Family
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

The Teskey Brothers
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

The Weeping Willows
Friday 12th July – House Concert, Sawtell, NSW
Saturday 13th July – City Sider, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th July – Burrinja, Melbourne, VIC

Thelma Plum
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

Then Jolene
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Tobias Hengeveld
Friday 12th July – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 13th July – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 14th July – Franks Wild Years, Wollongong, NSW

Witches Leap
Thursday 18th July – House Concert, Valla Beach, NSW
Friday 19th July – Tintenbar Up Front, Tintenbar, NSW

Yarra’s Women of Country feat. Madeline Leman & The Desert Swells, Sarah Carroll, Brooke Taylor
Sunday 14th July – The Standard Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Ziggy Alberts
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Lua” – Conor Oberst feat. First Aid Kit and Dawes

New Music Monday – 8th July

Joe Pug
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Brittany Howard – “History Repeats”

Brittany Howard has stepped away from her amazing band The Alabama Shakes and will be launching her debut solo album Jaime on the 20th September. “History Repeats” is the funky first single from the album which seems to be mashing Prince, Beck and Howard’s own bluesy influences together into something really interesting.

“History Repeats is as much a personal song as it is a song about us as a human species,” Howard explains. “Our times of success may propel us forward, but our repeating failures hold us back from evolving into harmony.”

Chance McCoy – “Wander Wide”

Old Crow Medicine Show’s Chance McCoy is channelling Neil Young in his latest solo single “Wander Wide”. The track has a laid back, indie folk feel with finger-picked electric guitar and pedal steel coupled with McCoy’s double tracked vocals.

“Wander Wide” is taken from Chance McCoy’s upcoming solo album of the same name, due on the 20th September.

Joe Pug – “Exit”

I’ve been really getting back into Joe Pug recently thanks to his amazing The Working Songwriter podcast. So I’m pretty excited that he’s announced his new album The Flood of Color due on the 19th July. “Exit” is the first single from that album and its just stunning. This is Joe Pug at the height of his songwriting powers, wrenching an emotional truth from just his acoustic guitar and voice, with just a touch of accompaniment. If this is just the first single, I can’t wait to hear the rest of The Flood of Color.

Little Wise – “Devil off My Back”

Melbourne based singer-songwriter Sophie Klein, AKA Little Wise, returns with her latest single “Devil off My Back”. The folk-rock track is instantly catchy with its sing-along chorus and driving rhythm. This is the first taste of Little Wise’s upcoming album
Want it All which is due on the 20th August.

“The song is about trying to quiet that inner voice that says ‘you can’t do it’,” Klein explained. “It’s about trying to remove the distractions and escapism that allow us to ignore what’s really going on.”

Little Wise will be launching the new single next Thursday 18th July at The Merri Creek Tavern in Melbourne.

Lost Ragas – “Just Wastin’ Time”

Melbourne four-piece Lost Ragas have announced plans to release their latest album This Is Not A Dream on the 2nd September. “Just Wastin’ Time” is the first taster of that album, providing listeners with a slightly psychedelic sound alongside Lost Ragas’ unique brand of alt-country. A weird, twisty sound which definitely sets a lot expectations of the album to come.

Mumford & Sons and Gang Of Youths – “Blood (Live in Stockholm)”

When The Recordings of The Middle East came out in 2009 it brought Australian indie-folk to the world stage. It showed that a band from Far North Queensland could stand side by side with the world’s biggest nu-folk bands who were exploding at the time. The history of The Middle East has been well documented over the years so does not really need repeating here, however its been nice to see them getting a lot of attention recently with the 10 year anniversary of The Recordings of The Middle East.

Seeing The Middle East’s contemporaries Mumford & Sons team with Australian stadium rockers Gang Of Youths on a cover of the band’s epic track “Blood” is magical. The two bands have paid fitting tribute to the original track while still giving it their own stamp.

Having reformed recently for VIVID, The Middle East have also just announced a show at The Tivoli in Brisbane on the 13th September.

Sheryl Crow feat. Stevie Nicks, Maren Morris – “Prove You Wrong”

“Prove You Wrong” is a taster from Sheryl Crow’s upcoming collaboration lead album Threads, due on the 30th August. This track features the powerhouse vocals of Stevie Nicks along with up and coming singer-songwriter Maren Morris. Overall its pretty inoffensive, middle of the road country-rock which showcases the unique vocals of each singer.

“Stevie exudes art, she is at all times authentic. She’s the sister I don’t see enough, but she never leaves my heart,” Crow explained of the song. “I invited Maren to perform on “Prove You Wrong” with Stevie and I because she belongs in our ‘club’ of strong female rockers who tell it like it is.”

The Little Lord Street Band – “Frankie’s Back In Town”

WA based indie-folk five-piece The Little Lord Street Band have released the video for their catchy new single “Frankie’s Back In Town”. The jangle-rock track will definitely put a smile on your face and stir all sorts of pining for the summer months. This track is pure joy – it’s easy to see why The Little Lord Street Band have been killing it on the live circuit recently.

Speaking of the live circuit The Little Lord Street Band are currently touring “Frankie’s Back In Town” – the remaining dates are here:

Wednesday 10th July – Yardie Creek Homestead, Exmouth, WA
Friday 12th July – Whalebone Brewing Co, Exmouth, WA
Saturday 13th July – Froth Craft Brewery Fundraiser, Exmouth, WA
Sunday 14th July – Yardie Creek Homestead, Exmouth, WA
Tuesday 16th July – House Concert, Exmouth, WA
Wednesday 17th July – Monkey Bar, Monkey Mia, WA
Thursday 18th July – Finlay’s, Kalbarri, WA
Friday 19th July – 459 Bar, Perth, WA
Saturday 20th July – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Sunday 21st July – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle, WA
Friday 26th July – Grumpy’s Music Bar, Perth, WA
Sunday 28th July – Otherside Brewing Co, Perth, WA

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 5th July

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Our latest New Music Monday featured new songs and videos from the likes of Chaika, Hayden Calnin, JEFFE feat. Ro, Didirri and Washington, Seeker Lover Keeper, The Morrisons feat. William Barton and The Weeping Willows. Listen and watch them here

Releases This Week

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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Bello Winter Music

Bello

Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Belligen, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Acid County Live Broadcast feat. Sarah Carroll, Rose Zita Falko, Kate Alexander & Hana Brenecki
Thursday 11th July – Tramway Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Ainsley Farrell
Friday 12th July – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Andrew Swift
Friday 5th July – The Bridport Hotel, Bridport, TAS
Saturday 6th July – The Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Sunday 7th July – Longley International Hotel, Longley, TAS
Friday 12th July – Desk and Studio, Sydney, NSW

Angharad Drake
Friday 5th July – Dust Temple, Currumbin Waters, QLD
Saturday 6th July – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 7th July – House Concert, Kingscliff, QLD

Alana Wilkinson
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Archer
Friday 5th July – Dusty Attic Music Lounge, Lismore, NSW
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Archie Roach
Friday 5th July – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th July – Topham Mall, Adelaide, SA

Because The Night feat. Sam Shinazzi, Ben Leece
Thursday 11th July – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW

Bello Winter Music
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Belligen, NSW

Cigány Weaver
Sunday 7th July – Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff, NSW
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Claire Anne Taylor
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Daniel Champagne
Friday 5th July – Mount Nimmel Hall, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 6th July – Heads Shed, Gympie, QLD
Sunday 7th July – Seabreeze, Mackay, QLD
Thursday 11th July – Bellevue, Townsville, QLD
Friday 12th July – Clink Theatre, Port Douglas, QLD

Doc & the Delegates
Saturday 6th July – Customs House, Newcastle, NSW

Emily Rigz, Big Sky Mountain
Friday 5th July – The Townie, Sydney, NSW

Emily Wurramara
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. The Weeping Willows, Goldheist, Great Aunt
Wednesday 10th July – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Front Yard Sessions: Blues, Roots & Beyond feat. Tashi Hall, Fields
Wednesday 10th July – Freo.Social, Fremantle, WA

Great Aunt
Saturday 6th July – Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 7th July – Tumut River Brewing Co, Tumut, NSW
Tuesday 9th July – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 10th July – FolkSwagon, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 11th July – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th July – House Concert, Sawtell, NSW

Harley Mavis w / Ainsley Farrell, Lisa Caruso
Friday 12th July – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Harmony James
Friday 5th July – The Bridport Hotel, Bridport, TAS
Saturday 6th July – The Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Sunday 7th July – Longley International Hotel, Longley, TAS

Hat Fitz and Cara
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Hats Off To Country
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Tamworth, NSW

Hein Cooper
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

High Tea feat. Melanie Horsnell, Tobias Hengeveld
Thursday 11th July – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Honey
Saturday 6th June – Saturnalia Winter Feast, Cobargo, NSW
Sunday 7th June – Cobargo School of Arts Hall, Cobargo, NSW

Honky Tonkin’ feat. King Arthur
Thursday 11th July – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

In The Round feat. Elizabeth Fader, Ollie Thorpe, Blain Cunneen, Miles T
Tuesday 9th July – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Jeff Lang
Friday 5th July – Sounds Delicious, Huskisson, NSW
Saturday 6th July – Wollongong Town Hall, Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 7th July – Dangar Island Bowling Club, Dangar Island, NSW

Jess Ribeiro
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW
Friday 12th July – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD

Jordan Merrick
Friday 5th July – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Joseph Tawadros
Friday 5th July – Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin, NT

Kelly Brouhaha w/ Andrea Kirwin
Friday 5th July – Marty’s, Cabarita Beach, NSW
Saturday 6th July – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Kristen Lee Morris
Sunday 7th July – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Laura Jean
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Leah Flanagan
Sunday 7th July – The Lennox Sessions, Lennox Head, NSW
Wednesday 10th July – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Lisa Caruso
Friday 12th July – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Lloyd Spiegel
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

M.E. Baird
Thursday 11th July – Bangalow Hotel, Bangalow, NSW

Magpie Diaries
Friday 5th July – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 12th July – Darwin Railway Club, Darwin, NT

Maizy Coombes
Friday 5th July – The Metropole Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW
Thursday 11th July – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Mandy Connell & Liz Frencham
Friday 12th July – Chez Kerby, Melbourne, VIC

Melanie Horsnell
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Merpire
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Mic Conway
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Nadia Reid
Thursday 11th July – Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 12th and Sunday 13th July – Bello Winter Music, Bellingen, NSW

Nathan Seeckts
Friday 5th July – The Wharf Barrel Shed, Goolwa, SA
Saturday 6th July – The Exeter, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 7th July – The Royal Oak, Penola, SA

Porch Light Sessions feat. Kavisha, Darren Cross, Maizy Coombes
Thursday 11th July – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Rose Zita Falko
Sunday 7th July – The Standard Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 11th July – Tramway Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Round Mountain Girls
Saturday 6th July – Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff, NSW

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 10th July – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Sean McMahon and The Owls
Thursday 11th July – Edinburgh Castle, Melbourne, VIC

Sebastian Field
Saturday 6th July – Gorman Arts Centre, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 10th July – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 11th July – Four5Nine, Perth, WA

Seeker Lover Keeper
Friday 12th July – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Skyscraper Stan
Saturday 6th July – Willunga Show Hall, Willunga, SA
Thursday 11th July – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 12th July – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Strings on King Bluegrass Night feat. Corn Nut Creek
Tuesday 9th July – Moshpit, Sydney, NSW

Sydney Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Get-Together
Saturday 6th July – Annandale Community Centre, Sydney, NSW

Teeny Tiny Stevies
Sunday 7th July – Glen Eira Town Hall, Caulfield, VIC

Tessa Devine
Saturday 6th July – Bargara Brewing Company, Bundaberg, QLD

The Hillbilly Goats
Friday 5th July – Seabreeze Hotel, Mackay, QLD

The Little Lord Street Band
Friday 5th July – Whalebone Brewing Company, Exmouth, WA
Saturday 6th July – Potshot Hotel, Exmouth, WA
Sunday 7th July – Froth Craft Brewery, Exmouth, WA
Wednesday 10th July – Yardie Homestead Caravan Park, North West Cape, WA
Friday 12th July – Whalebone Brewing Company, Exmouth, WA

The Maes
Friday 5th July – The Metropole Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 7th July – Southern Sydney Folk Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

The Montgomery Brothers
Saturday 6th July – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

The Pigs
Friday 12th July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

The Slipdixies
Sunday 7th June – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

The Stetson Family
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

The Weeping Willows
Saturday 6th July – Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 7th July – House Concert, Sassafras, VIC
Tuesday 9th July – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 10th July – FolkSwagon, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 11th July – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th July – House Concert, Sawtell, NSW

Then Jolene
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Tobias Hengeveld
Thursday 11th July – House Concert, Sydney, NSW
Friday 12th July – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Tully John & Liza-Jane
Friday 5th July – Dust Temple, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 6th July – House Concert, Byron Bay, NSW

Yarra’s Women of Country feat. Rose Zita Falko, Katie Bates, Georgia State Line
Sunday 7th July – The Standard Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Yulli’s Sessions feat. Smith & Jones
Wednesday 10th July – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Diamonds & Rust” – Joan Baez feat. Judy Collins

New Music Monday – 1st July

The Weeping Willows
Image Courtesy of The Weeping Willows

Chaika – “Arrow”

Listening to Arrow, the new album from Sydney based world and folk band Chaika, I was absolutely taken by the title track. A little bit of Googling turned up tis video for “Arrow” which I just had to share. This is Chaika at their best – incorporating the world of rhythms and sounds of traditional music and channeling them into something beautiful. The fiddle and piano riff that plays over the song, the jazzy clarinet solo, the syncopated rythms, the harmonic backing vocals – all of these pieces come together to create a really fun and completely danceable song.

Hayden Calnin – “Fuck Collingwood”/”Late”

We have two beautiful new singles from indie-folk favourite Hayden Calnin, “Fuck Collingwood” and “Late”. These tracks are just stunning – “Fuck Collingwood” is a paired back track that builds to a crescendo rife with emotion while “Late” shows Calnin at his most atmospheric and experimental.

“I’d been living in and around Collingwood, a suburb of Melbourne, for the last 10 years,” Hayden Calnin explained. “I’ve loved it, I’ve hated it, and finally I’d left it. “Fuck Collingwood” is a reflection on my time living there, and about me realising that I had to get out of the city and find some space for a while, and go live near the ocean. At least for a little bit.”

JEFFE feat. Ro, Didirri, Washington – “Road to Nowhere”

Indie pop artist JEFFE teams with some of our favourite singer songwriters – Ro, Didirri and Washington – to cover The Talking Heads. This modern take on the classic “Road to Nowhere” pulls in elements of modern pop and indie-folk (think Bon Iver in his more glitchy moments) to create a track which elevates the original.

“When I think ‘road trip’ I think of a group of mates driving down the highway singing along to their favourite tunes,” JEFFE explained. “The idea of bringing a few friends on board with this song comes exactly from that image so as the idea grew, I decided to reach out to a bunch of my friends in music and asked them to get on board which they all jumped on the idea!”

JEFFE will be taking on the Listen Out shows in September and October and Didirri is on tour with Ro this August – full dates here:

JEFFE
Friday 27th September – Listen Out, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 28th September – Listen Out, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 29th September – Listen Out, Perth, WA
Saturday 5th October – Listen Out, Sydney, NSW

Didirri w/ Ro
Thursday 22nd August – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 23rd August – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 30th August – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 31st August – UC Hub, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 7th September – Lions Arts Factory, Adelaide, SA

Seeker Lover Keeper – “Wild Seeds”

More new music from Seeker Lover Keeper? How good is this! The Australian supergroup follow up their return to the spotlight with the announcement of their new album (Wild Seeds, due on the 9th August), a bunch of tour dates this September and their new video “Wild Seeds” staring acclaimed actor Yael Stone.

The track is somewhat of a departure from Seeker Lover Keeper’s indie folk roots, instead embracing 70s rock while still maintaining focus on their gorgeous three part harmonies.

The full dates for the upcoming tour are below:

Thursday 5th September – Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood, NSW
Friday 6th September – Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 7th September – Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 13th September – Narrabeen RSL, Narrabeen, NSW
Saturday 14th September – The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Friday 27th September – The Altar Bar, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 28th September – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 29th September – Freo Social, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 3rd October – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 4th October – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD
Saturday 5th October – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Thursday 17th October – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 18th October – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 19th October – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 20th October – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC

The Morrisons feat. William Barton – “Poor Spine Me”

Sydney based bluegrass favourites The Morrisons have teamed with didgeridoo master William Barton on their amazing new single “Poor Spine Me”. This is The Morrisons doing what they do best – presenting bluegrass music in the Australian context – and dialling it up with the inclusion of Barton and the wonderfully evocative lyrics writer Gareth Hipwell.

The Weeping Willows – “Devil’s Road”

The final single and video from their amazing second album Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’, “Devil’s Road” is bluegrass and Americana duo The Weeping Willows at their very best. The bluesy, dark track is simply The Weeping Willows’ harmonies alongside Andrew Wrigglesworth’s masterful guitar, with some background instrumentation and production to accentuate but never overpower.

The Weeping Willows are taking the new single on the road from this weekend – full dates are here:

Saturday 6th July – Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 7th July – House Concert, Sassafras, VIC
Tuesday 9th July – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 10th July – FolkSwagon, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 11th July – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th July – House Concert, Sawtell, NSW
Saturday 13th July – City Sider, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th July – Burrinja, Melbourne, VIC

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 28th June

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Our latest New Music Monday featured new songs and videos from the likes of Bryan Estepa, Emma Russack, Greta Stanley, Passenger, Sarah Humphreys, The Avett Brothers, The Teskey Brothers, Tully John & Liza-Jane, Wallis Bird and Winterbourne. Listen and watch them here

Releases This Week

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Emma BeauEmma Beau
iTunes

Tunng
This Is Tunng … Magpie Bites and Other CutsTunng
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Walkerthon – A Benefit For Jason Walker feat. Shane Nicholson, Kevin Bennett, Jenny Queen, Jeremy Edwards, Ben Leece, Peta Caswell, Mark Lucas, Mindy Sotiri, Sam Shinazzi, Peter V Fenton, Abby Dobson

Walkerthon

Friday 28th June – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

A Taste of Ireland
Thursday 4th July – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW

AltFest feat. Dallas Frasca, Z-Star Trinity, Sahara Beck, Marz, Filip With An F
Saturday 29th June – Woodville Town Hall, Adelaide, SA

Amber Lawrence
Saturday 29th June – Sale Botanical Gardens, Sale, VIC

Andrew Swift, Harmony James
Friday 5th July – The Bridport Hotel, Bridport, TAS

Angharad Drake
Saturday 29th June – Bison Bar, Nambour, QLD
Friday 5th July – Dust Temple, Currumbin Waters, QLD

Anna Smyrk
Sunday 30th June – Macedon Railway Hotel, Macedon, VIC

Archer
Saturday 29th July – Happy Yess, Darwin, NT
Friday 5th July – Dusty Attic Music Lounge, Lismore, NSW

Archie Roach
Friday 5th July – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

BATTS
Friday 28th June – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Bob Evans
Thursday 4th July – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Bobby Alu
Friday 28th June – Venue 505, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 30th June – Festival Of Voices, Apslawn, TAS

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Saturday 29th June – Sydney Brewery, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 4th July – Rock Lily At The Star, Sydney, NSW

Bush Dance
Saturday 29th June – Teralba Community Hall, Teralba, NSW

Chaika
Friday 28th June – Wollongong Town Hall, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 29th June – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW
Sunday 30th June – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Cigány Weaver
Friday 28th June – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD

Daniel Champagne
Friday 28th June – Palace Hotel, York, WA
Saturday 29th June – White Star, Albany, WA
Sunday 30th June – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Wednesday 3rd July – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 4th July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 5th July – Mount Nimmel Hall, Gold Coast, QLD

David Bridie
Friday 28th June – The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Davidson Brothers
Saturday 29th June – Charlton Footy Club, Charlton, VIC

Emily Rigz, Big Sky Mountain
Friday 5th July – The Townie, Sydney, NSW

Ess-Em
Saturday 29th June – The Hideaway Bar, Sydney, NSW

Family’s Fifth Party feat. Evan Buckley, Teri Young, Brianna Thomas, Cj Shaw, Bec Taylor
Sunday 30th June – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Folk In The Frost feat. Claude Hay, Kane Dennelly, Wolf Gordon, Kay Proudlove, The Black Moon Band, The Water Runners, Kenny Bartley, Leo
Saturday 29th June – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Rita B, Mish Mash Radio Ensemble, John Mason
Wednesday 3rd July – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

For Folk Sake feat. Smith & Jones, Andy Nelson, The Safety of Life at Sea
Saturday 29th June – 107, Sydney, NSW

Front Yard Sessions: Blues, Roots & Beyond feat. Karin Page, Julius Lutero
Wednesday 3rd July – Freo.Social, Fremantle, WA

Georgia State Line
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC

Great Aunt
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC

Greta Stanley
Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th June – Neck Of The Woods Music Festival, Townsville, QLD

Grigoryan Brothers
Friday 28th June – Queenscliff Town Hall, Queenscliff, VIC

Honey
Sunday 30th June – Camel Rock Brewery, Wallaga Lake, NSW

Honky Tonkin’ feat. King Arthur
Thursday 4th July – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

JD and The Hunger Men
Thursday 4th July – Sly Fox, Sydney, NSW

Jeff Lang
Thursday 4th July – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 5th July – Sounds Delicious, Huskisson, NSW

Jess Ribeiro
Wednesday 3rd July – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

John Flanagan
Friday 28th June – Yackandandah Public Hall, Yackandandah, VIC
Saturday 29th June – Milton Theatre, Milton NSW

Jordan Merrick
Friday 5th July – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Joseph Tawadros
Sunday 30th June – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 4th July – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 5th July – Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin, NT

Karl S Williams
Friday 28th June – Dust Temple, Currumbin, QLD
Sunday 30th June – Festival Of Voices, Apslawn, TAS

Kelly Brouhaha
Friday 28th June – The Manly Fig, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 30th June – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Friday 5th July – Marty’s, Cabarita Beach, NSW

Kristen Lee Morris
Saturday 29th June – The Metropole Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 30th June – Hardys Bay Community Club, Hardys Bay, NSW

Leah Flanagan
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June – Mandorah Ukulele and Folk Festival, Darwin, NT

Live ‘n’ Lounging feat. Nathan Cavaleri, Carly Mozsny
Sunday 30th June – House Concert, Leumeah, NSW

Luke O’Shea and Lyn Bowtell
Saturday 29th June – Tilligerry RSL, Tanilba Bay, NSW

M.E. Baird
Friday 28th June – Dust Temple, Currumbin, QLD
Thursday 4th July – Sly Fox, Sydney, NSW

Magpie Diaries
Thursday 4th July – Gunnedah Hotel, Gunnedah, NSW
Friday 5th July – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Maizy Coombes
Friday 5th July – The Metropole Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW

Mandorah Ukulele and Folk Festival
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June – Cox Country Club, Darwin, NT

Nathan Seeckts
Saturday 29th June – The Lost Ones, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 29th June – Entrée Music Bar, Bendigo, VIC
Sunday 30th June – The Taproom, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 5th July – The Wharf Barrel Shed, Goolwa, SA

Newport Folk Festival
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June – Newport, VIC

Ramblin’ Nights feat. JD and The Hunger Men, M.E.Baird
Thursday 4th July – Slyfox, Sydney, NSW

Richard Perso
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC

Sally Balfour
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June – Mandorah Ukulele and Folk Festival, Darwin, NT

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 3rd July – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Sean McMahon and The Owls
Thursday 4th July – Edinburgh Castle, Melbourne, VIC

Shantily Clad
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC

Skyscraper Stan
Wednesday 3rd July – The Red Room, Ararat, VIC
Thursday 4th July – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Tessa Devine
Saturday 29th June – Dusty Attic Music Lounge, Lismore, NSW
Sunday 30th June – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

The April Family
Sunday 30th June – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

The BordererS
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC

The Hillbilly Goats
Saturday 29th June – Casino RSM Club, Casino, NSW
Friday 5th July – Seabreeze Hotel, Mackay, QLD

The Little Lord Street Band
Friday 28th June – The Bassendean Hotel, Bassendean, WA
Thursday 4th July – Ningaloo Reef Resort, Coral Bay, WA
Friday 5th July – Whalebone Brewing Company, Exmouth, WA

The Maes
Friday 28th June – Yackandandah Public Hall, Yackandandah, VIC
Saturday 29th June – Milton Theatre, Milton NSW
Sunday 30th June – Candelo Arts, Candelo, NSW
Friday 5th July – The Metropole Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW

The Slipdixies
Sunday 30th June – Clayton RSL, Kingston, VIC

The Thin White Ukes
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June – Mandorah Ukulele and Folk Festival, Darwin, NT
Sunday 30th June – Darwin Railway Club, Darwin, NT

Tracy McNeil and Dan Parsons
Saturday 29th June – Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Tully John & Liza-Jane
Wednesday 3rd July – House Concert, Gold Coast, QLD
Thursday 4th July – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 5th July – Dust Temple, Gold Coast, QLD

Walkerthon – A Benefit For Jason Walker feat. Shane Nicholson, Kevin Bennett, Jenny Queen, Jeremy Edwards, Ben Leece, Peta Caswell, Mark Lucas, Mindy Sotiri, Sam Shinazzi, Peter V Fenton, Abby Dobson
Friday 28th June – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Winter Hootenanny feat. Ben Leece, Neptune’s Tide Machine, James Thomson and the Strange Pilgrims, Matt Scullion, The High Andies, Nat Henry, Robbie Long, Gleny Rae Virus
Saturday 29th June – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Boulder to Birmingham” – Emmylou Harris

New Music Monday – 24th June

Sarah Humphreys
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Bryan Estepa – “I’m Not Ready For This”

Prolific Sydney-based singer-songwriter Bryan Estepa channels classic Americana and rock with his new single “I’m Not Ready For This”. Taken from his upcoming album Sometimes I Just Don’t Know, due on the 23rd August, “I’m Not Ready For This” sounds like classic Tom Petty – lyrically driven rock music with a pop sensibility.

Emma Russack – “Be Real”

Melbourne based singer-songwriter Emma Russack released “Be Real”, the newest single from her upcoming album Winter Blues, due on the 5th July. Channelling 90s grunge and indie rock, “Be Real” is Russack’s reaction to the selfie culture.

“[“Be Real”] is about my frustration with phone obsession, social media, hype and trend – the phoniness that I see all over the place (and actually buy into),” Emma Russack explained. “I’m really trying to emphasise the importance of being true to yourself and being ‘real’ – whatever the hell that means. The video is a snapshot of how insular and isolated people have become as a result of technology. I just wanna connect irl.”

To celebrate the release of her new album Emma Russack has a bunch of tour dates in the second half of the year.

Wednesday 7th August – The Jazzlab, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 9th August – Sideway, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 10th August – Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 13th September – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC
Saturday 14th September – Macedon Railway Hotel, Macedon, VIC
Sunday 15th September – The Taproom – Shedshaker Brewing, Castlemaine, VIC

Greta Stanley – “Follow Suit”

Queensland based singer-songwriter Greta Stanley released her new single “Follow Suit”. With gorgeous production from Mark Myers (The Middle East), “Follow Suit” explores what it’s like to go from youth to adulthood in isolated Far North Queensland. I like the way the song meanders through different production styles while keeping Stanley’s voice front and centre – the production almost feels like a stream of consciousness, kept in line by the conventional structure of the song’s lyrics and phrasing.

“Follow Suit is about wanting to pull away and wanting to feel something more but not knowing how, or when, or where to go,” Greta Stanley explains. “It’s a song I wrote when I was questioning my reasons for continuing to do things I didn’t want to do, and a lot of my friends were too. Because we were afraid of change and the unknown. It’s about how quickly your mind can change – to being sure and moving forward, to feeling like time is slipping and you’re stuck still – full of uncertainty.”

“Follow Suit” is taken from Greta Stanley’s upcoming EP Sun In My Eyes which is due for release on the 26th July. Upcoming tour dates are below:

Saturday 29th June – Neck of the Woods Festival, Townsville, QLD
Friday 23rd August – Darwin Festival, Darwin, NT
Friday 13th September – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 14th September – Tank Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Thursday 19th September – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 20th September – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 21st September – Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay, NSW

Passenger – “Let Me Dream A While”

Any day with new Passenger music is a good day. His latest video “Let Me Dream A While” was filmed and recorded at Abbey Road complete with a string quartet. The track is taken from Passenger’s latest album Sometimes It’s Something, Sometimes It’s Nothing At All and is exactly what you’d expect from the UK based singer-songwriter – beautiful fingerpicked guitar, emotionally driven melancholic lyrics and Mike’s unique voice.

Sarah Humphreys – “Slow Dance”

Central Coast based singer-songwriter Sarah Humphreys has returned with a really sweet new song and video, “Slow Dance”. Humphreys is the queen of this understated style of indie-folk and her voice in the track is perfectly matched by the simple arrangement of acoustic guitar, bass, pedal-steel and trumpet (not to mention the obligatory toy piano). Lovely stuff

The Avett Brothers – “High Steppin'”

New York’s indie-folk favourites The Avett Brothers have released their new single “High Steppin'”, taken from their upcoming album Closer Than Together, due on the 4th October. The track takes country music conventions (including a spoken word interlude!), couples it with a straight rock beat, synths and some swirling guitars and creates something that feels familiar and new at the same time. It’s kind of odd but I kind of like it for being odd.

The Teskey Brothers – “Man Of The Universe”

As The Teskey Brothers gear up to release their new album Run Home Slow on the 2nd August, we’ve been gifted with another new track from the Melbourne based band. Following the gospel of “Hold Me”, the band’s latest single and video is the soul driven “Man Of The Universe”. This track feels like it’s been ripped directly from the 70s with its distinctly retro sound.

Tully John & Liza-Jane – “Embers”

Gold Coast duo Tully John & Liza-Jane have released their new single “Embers”, a mixture of indie-folk storytelling with more pop sensibilities. The way Tully John & Liza-Jane’s vocals intertwine over the pulsing melody of “Embers” is beautiful and is further heightened by the shimmering guitars and keys.

“The song begins with two souls divided before they begin to interweave and come together again,” Liza-Jane explains. “In the end it is a song of resolution and solace. The ember is the hope to which we cling when things are just a bit wobbly.”

Tully John & Liza-Jane have a handful of tour dates in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales next week:

Wednesday 3rd July – House Concert, Gold Coast, QLD
Thursday 4th July – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 5th July – Dust Temple, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 6th July – House Concert, Byron Bay, NSW

Wallis Bird – “As The River Flows”

It’s easy to see why Irish artist Wallis Bird has such a following in Australia when she’s releasing music like her latest single “As The River Flows”. The first taste of her upcoming album Woman, due on the 27th September, “As The River Flows” is a frantic, visceral song with Bird’s lyrics tumbling over a cacophony of sounds and music. Intensely mesmerising music from Wallis Bird

Winterbourne – “Too Many”

“Too Many” is the third single from the upcoming album Echo Of Youth from Winterbourne, due on the 23rd August. The duo have transitioned seamlessly from their original indie-folk sound to take on a more synth-driven context which is seeing them win the hearts and minds of their fans.

“”Too Many” is a slow build from one point to another with a bunch of ramblings that rhyme over the top,” James from Winterbourne explained. “Much like when you’re staring out into the distance and all the things that are making you feel overwhelmed are adding up in your head but then some thought or chemical brings you comfort, and you revel in that while you walk home listening to music.”

Winterbourne are heading out on tour this October, playing some of their biggest headline shows to date:

Friday 25th October – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 26th October – Jive, Adelaide, SA
Friday 8th November – The Brightside, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 9th November – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 16th November – The Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 21st June

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Our latest New Music Monday featured new songs and videos from the likes of Angharad Drake, Boy & Bear, Georgia State Line & Patrick Wilson, Jordan Merrick, Michael Waugh, Nathan Seeckts and Steve Poltz. Listen and watch them here

Releases This Week

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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

The Morrisons w/ Lisa Caruso

The Morrisons

Sunday 23rd June – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Ainsley Farrell
Saturday 22nd June – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Amber Lawrence
Friday 21st June – Laurieton United Services Club, Laurieton, NSW
Saturday 22nd June – Sawtell RSL Club, Sawtell, NSW
Sunday 23rd June – Coutts Crossing Coronation Hall, Coutts Crossing, NSW

Americana Amplified feat. Ben Leece Duo, Danny Widdicombe & Dana Gehrman, Four Lions Duo, Paddy McHugh
Saturday 22nd June – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

An Otherwise Quiet Room Merri Creek Tavern Sessions feat. Mick Daley
Thursday 27th June – The Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne, VIC

Archie Roach
Saturday 22nd June – Queenscliff Town Hall, Queenscliff, VIC

BATTS
Saturday 22nd June – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 28th June – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Beyond The Blues feat. Felicity Lawless, 19-Twenty, Little Billie, Urban Chiefs, Salt and Steel, Hussy Hicks feat. Kristy Lee
Saturday 22nd June – Seagulls Club, Tweeds Heads, NSW

Bob Evans
Friday 21st June – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Bobby Alu
Friday 28th June – Venue 505, Sydney, NSW

Chaika
Friday 28th June – Wollongong Town Hall, Wollongong, NSW

Charlie Gradon
Thursday 27th June – The Landsdowne, Sydney, NSW

Cigány Weaver
Friday 21st June – The Grand Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 23rd June – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Friday 28th June – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD

Daniel Champagne
Thursday 27th June – Four5Nine, Perth, WA
Friday 28th June – Palace Hotel, York, WA

Darren Cross
Sunday 23rd June – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

David Bridie
Saturday 22nd June · Metro Arts, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 28th June · The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Eagle & The Wolf
Saturday 22nd June – Winter Magic Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Felicity Urquhart & Brad Butcher
Saturday 22nd June – Cowora RSL, Cowora, NSW
Sunday 23rd June – House Concert, Carrum Downs, VIC

FolkSwagon feat. E for Echo, Hannah Darling, Iain T. McKelvey
Wednesday 26th June – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Freya Josephine Hollick
Saturday 22nd June – Palais, Hepburn Springs, VIC

Georgia State Line
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC

Great Aunt
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC

Grigoryan Brothers
Friday 28th June – Queenscliff Town Hall, Queenscliff, VIC

Honky Tonkin’ feat. King Arthur
Thursday 27th June – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

JarrahCelts
Friday 21st June – Mundaring Folk and Blues Club, Mundaring, WA

Jeff Lang
Friday 21st June – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD
Saturday 22nd June – Dust Temple, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 23rd June – Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads, NSW

Julian James
Sunday 23rd June – The Old Canberra Inn, Canberra, ACT

John Grant
Saturday 22nd June – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Joseph Tawadros
Friday 21st June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 22nd June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Kate Miller-Heidke
Saturday 22nd June – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Katie Bates
Friday 21st June – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC

Kay Proudlove
Friday 21st June – Jose Jones, Thirroul, NSW
Wednesday 26th June – 1933 Booze House & Kitchen, Sydney, NSW

Kelly Brouhaha
Wednesday 26th June – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 28th June – The Manly Fig, Sydney, NSW

Kim Churchill
Friday 21st June – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 22nd June – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth, WA

Lucie Thorne & Hamish Stuart
Friday 21st June – House Concert, Mittagong, NSW
Saturday 22nd June – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 23rd June – Django @ Camelot, Sydney, NSW

Luke O’Shea and Lyn Bowtell
Thursday 27th June – Django @ Camelot, Sydney, NSW

M.E. Baird
Friday 28th June – Dust Temple, Currumbin, QLD

Mick Hart
Friday 21st June- The Bunker Coogee Diggers, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 22nd June – The Stag and Hunter, Newcastle, NSW

Mundaring Folk ‘n’ Blues Club feat. The Jarrah Celts
Friday 21st June – Mundaring Folk and Blues Club, Mundaring, WA

Newport Folk Festival
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June – Newport, VIC

Reeling Rosie
Saturday 22nd June – Winter Magic Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Richard Perso
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC

Rose Zita Falko
Friday 21st June – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC

Ross Tipper
Friday 21st June – The House Dining, Sydney, NSW

Sam Newton Band, Chris Carrapetta
Sunday 23rd June – The Townie, Sydney, NSW

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 26th June – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Shantily Clad
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC

Slim Dime, The Prairie Kings
Tuesday 25th June – Ferntree Gully Bowling Club, Ferntree Gully, VIC

Small Hall Hillbilly Ball feat. The Long Johns, Hat Fitz and Cara, Open Season, Palomino III, Bearded Betty
Saturday 22nd June – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD

The BordererS
Friday 21st June – House Concert, Adelaide, SA
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC

The Dead Maggies, The Stragglers, Dominic Francis Grief Ensemble
Saturday 22nd June – Hobart Brewing Co., Hobart, TAS

The Grubby Urchins
Wednesday 26th June – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 27th June – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

The Little Lord Street Band
Friday 28th June – The Bassendean Hotel, Bassendean, WA

The Loaded Dog Folk Club feat. The Convict Voice ReCollected, Cap in Hand
Saturday 22nd June – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

The Maes w/ John Flanagan Trio
Friday 28th June – Yackandandah Public Hall, Yackandandah, VIC

The Morrisons w/ Lisa Caruso
Sunday 23rd June – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

The Pigs
Friday 21st June – South Kolan Hotel, South Kolan, QLD
Saturday 22nd June – D’Aguilar Hotel, D’Aguilar, QLD

The Water Runners
Saturday 22nd June – The Troubadour, Woy Woy, NSW

Three Chords 100th Episode Listening Party
Thursday 27th June – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Tracy McNeil & Dan Parsons
Friday 21st June – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 22nd June – Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Walkerthon – A Benefit For Jason Walker feat. Shane Nicholson, Kevin Bennett, Jenny Queen, Jeremy Edwards, Ben Leece, Peta Caswell, Mark Lucas, Mindy Sotiri, Sam Shinazzi, Peter V Fenton, Abby Dobson
Friday 28th June – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Winter Magic Festival
Saturday 22nd June – Katoomba, NSW

Witches Leap
Saturday 22nd June – Winter Magic Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Z-Star Trinity
Friday 21st June – Apollo Bay Hotel, Apollo Bay, VIC
Saturday 22nd June – Apollo Bay Hotel, Apollo Bay, VIC
Sunday 23rd June – Mozart’s Hall, Warrnambool, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Caroline” – The Mae Trio

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