Thank Folk It’s Friday – 12th July


This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– The Gulgong Folk Festival has had the majority of its funding pulled for this year’s event so is appealing to folk fans via a crowd funding campaign. Details here

– Tonight marks the second of three Peace in the Pacific shows Fred Smith is putting on in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Details here

– Also tonight is the July edition of MoFo in Sydney featuring Little Bighorn and Mimi Gilbert. Details here

– We announced that Timber and Steel will be presenting the upcoming Sea Elephant School single launch tour from Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers. Details here

Mumford and Sons revealed the new video to their track “Babel” ahead of their Splendour in the Grass show this month. Details here

Gosti also released her new video “Boy” which she’s officially launching in Melbourne next month. Details here

– Sydney alt-country quartet The Mountains gave us the exclusive first listen to their brand new track “Sun”. Details here

Ashleigh Mannix has revealed details of her new EP From The Mountains plus tour dates through August and September. Details here

Matt Corby revealed the track “Evangelist” from his Resolution EP which is released today. Details here

– Melbourne alt-country super-group Immigrant Union released their new single “Alison”. Details here

– Melbourne twin-brother duo The Pierce Brothers released their brand new video “Blind Boys Run”. Details here

– Sydney monthly alt-country night Country Roads has announced its July lineup including The Green Mohair Suits, Luke Escombe and the Corporation and The British Blues. Details here

Aoife O’Donovan has finally released the official video for her single “Red & White & Blue & Gold”. Details here

– English folk singer Lucy Ward released her new video “Icarus”. Details here


“It was going to be Lawrence Greenwood for quite a while really until the eleventh hour. It was just like “ahh f**k, it just sounds like a Whitely album. I wouldn’t want to put it out as anything else”.” – Lawrence Greenwood from Whitley chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Releases This Week

Lone SurvivorCastlecomer

Dan Parsons
Dan ParsonsDan Parsons

Emily Barker
Deep RiverEmily Barker & The Red Clay Halo
Official Store

Gregory Alan Isakov
The WeathermanGregory Alan Isakov

Matt Corby
ResolutionMatt Corby

Timber and Steel Presents

Buffalo Tales
Buffalo Tales
Friday 12th July – Mudgee Brewing Company, Mudgee, NSW
Sunday 14th July – Lizottes, Kincumber, NSW
Friday 19th July – The Elsternwick Hotel, Elwood, VIC

Official Site

Traveller and Fortune
Traveller & Fortune with Oliver’s Army, Colourwheel
Sunday 14th July – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets on the Door

Gigs Next Week

Country Roads feat. The Green Mohair Suits, Luke Escombe and the Corporation, The British Blues
Thursday 18th July – The Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Folk Club feat. Little Bighorn, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Rainee Lyleson
Wednesday 17th July – The Soda Factory, Sydney, NSW

Fraser A Gorman w/ Mike Skinner (Mallee Songs)
Wenesday 17th July – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Fred Smith
Friday 12th July – Cat & Fiddle, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 13th July – The Playhouse, Canberra, ACT

Isaac Graham
Friday 19th July – Yours And Owls, Wollongong, NSW

MoFo feat. Little Bighorn, Mimi Gilbert
Friday 12h July – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Sam Brittain
Sunday 14th July – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA

Sweet Jean
Friday 12th July – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Saturday 13th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday, 18th July – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Friday 19th July – Singing Gallery, McLaren, SA

The Jed Rowe Band
Friday 12th July – The Gollan Hotel, Lismore, NSW
Sunday 14th July – The Channon Markets, The Channon, NSW

Thelma Plum
Saturday 13th July – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD

Friday 12th July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 13th July – Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 18th July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 19th July – The Hi Fi, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Chemical Worker’s Song” – Great Big Sea

The struggle-of-the-worker genre of folk song is no where near as prevalent as it once was in our world of OH&S, high paid mining gigs and award wages. But there’s some great tracks out their still being recorded by contemporary artists like this version of “The Chemical Worker’s Song” by Ron Angel (also known at “Process Man”) performed here by Canadian folk-rockers Great Big Sea

Full First Lineup Announcement for Bluesfest 2012

Image Courtesy of Bluesfest

Following on from the “leak” earlier it seems we now have the full first announcement for next year’s Byron Bay Bluefest. Are you ready?

Roger Daltry (The Who), Earth Wind and Fire, The Pogues, John Butler Trio, My Morning Jacket, G3 (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Steve Lukather), Yes, Buddy Guy, Maceo Parker, Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Yann Teirsen, Bettye Lavette, Steve Earle, Justin Townes Earle, Trombone Shorty, Great Big Sea, The Jayhawks.

No mention of John Fogerty who was in the original leak but still a hell of a lineup. And it will only get bigger and better from here we think!

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