Thank Folk It’s Friday – 2nd February

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Jake Bugg has announced acoustic tour dates this April. Details here

– Brisbane based singer-songwriter Paddy McHugh released the video for his latest single “Down To Sydney”. Details here

The Decemberists announced details of their new album I’ll Be Your Girl. Details here. Details here

– Award winning folk duo Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker are touring Australia this April. Details here

– New South Wales based alt-country duo Smith & Jones released their new single and video “Your Achin Heart”. Details here

– Alt-country, folk-noir duo Jep and Dep released their latest clip “Lune Cassee Reve”. Details here

– Groote Eylandt born singer-songwriter Emily Wurramara released her new single “Ngarrukwujenama”. Details here

– Roots music legends Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite announced their second duo album No Mercy in This Land. Details here

Interviews

As always Benji and the Salt Water Sound System have their flock of devotees who seem to follow every event across the land, people who have stayed for the journey as the band evolved out of Ben’s earlier project Southerly Change into the current lineup. The band still has the same feel and a lot of the same personnel, though the tracking of life is leaving the trace of its touch on the face of the band – Elizabeth Walton chats to Benji and the Saltwater Sound System. Interview here

Releases This Week

Jose
José González & The Brite Lites At Svenska GrammofonstudionJosé González
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Newton Faulkner
Hit The Ground RunningNewton Faulkner
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The Wilson Pickers
Live!The Wilson Pickers
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Tim Hart
The Narrow CornerTim Hart
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Xani
2XANI
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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

The Wilson Pickers

The Wilson Pickers

Americana super-group The Wilson Pickers launch their new album Live! in Melbourne.

Saturday 3rd February – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont
Friday 9th February – Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill, NSW

Aldous Harding
Friday 2nd February – St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Hart’s Mill, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 3rd February – St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 4th February – St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 7th February – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC

Alice Skye
Sunday 4th February – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Friday 9th February – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Andy Golledge Band
Saturday 3rd February – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Appalachian Heaven Stringband
Sunday 4th February – Peninsula Folk Club, Frankston Bowling Club, Frankston, VIC

Ben Salter
Sunday 4th February – The Tramway, Melbourne, VIC

Bighouse Arts 1st Birthday Bash feat. Bob Harrow, Brooke Russell, Jumpin Jack William, Archer, Perch Creek, Immigrant Union, Coastbusters
Saturday 3rd February – Bighouse Arts, Melbourne, VIC

Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th February – Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, NSW

Brian Campeau
Friday 9th February – Edinburgh Castle, Melbourne, VIC

Bungendore Country Music Muster
Saturday 3rd February – Bungendore Showground and Racecourse, Bungendore, NSW

Cass Eager
Friday 2nd February – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 3rd February – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Charm of Finches
Friday 2nd February – Selby Folk Club, Melbourne, VIC

Colin Hay
Friday 2nd February – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 3rd February – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 9th February – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC

Courtyard Sessions feat. Lady Lyon
Friday 9th February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Darcy Fox
Friday 2nd February – Red Cup Cafe, Box Hill, VIC
Friday 9th February – Lillies & Lattes, Sawtell, NSW

David Ryan Harris
Saturday 3rd February – The Jazzlab, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 8th February – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Davidson Brothers
Sunday 4th February – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Dan Sultan w/ The Teskey Brothers
Saturday 3rd February – Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW

Dan Walsh
Friday 2nd February – Neil Tonkin Park, Perth, WA

Emily Wurramara
Saturday 3rd February – Yalukut Weelam Ngargee Music Festival, O’Donnell Garden, St Kilda, VIC

Emma Russack and Soda Eaves
Thursday 8th February – Fitzroy Library, Melbourne, VIC

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 2nd February – Savernake, NSW
Saturday 3rd February – Tumblong Hall, Tumlong, NSW
Friday 9th February – Neerim Memorial Hall, Neerim, VIC

Father John Misty
Friday 2nd February – Laneway Festival, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 3rd February – Laneway Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 4th February – Laneway Festival, Sydney, NSW
Friday 9th February – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour feat. Claire Anne Taylor, The Small Glories
Friday 2nd February – Toormina, NSW
Saturday 3rd February – Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall, Ulong, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Liam Gale & the Ponytails, Mama Schultz, Cookie Baker
Wednesday 7th February – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Fred Smith & Liz Frencham
Friday 2nd February – Maleny RSL, Maleny, QLD
Saturday 3rd February – Oodies Cafe, Bundaberg, QLD
Sunday 4th February – Brolga Theater River Stagem, Maryborough, QLD
Monday 5th February – House Concert, Cooloola Cove, QLD
Wednesday 7th February – House Concert, Nana Glen, QLD
Thursday 8th February – Dorrigo Wholefoods, Dorrigo, NSW
Friday 9th February – McCrossins Mill, Uralla, NSW

Free Fallin’ – A Tribute To Tom Petty feat. Sweet Jelly Rolls, Jeremy Edwards, Jason Walker, Smith & Jones
Friday 9th February – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

Fresh Off the Boat
Friday 9th February – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Freya Josephine Hollick
Saturday 3rd February – The Lost Ones, Ballarat, VIC

Giffen
Saturday 3rd February – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Gretta Ziller
Sunday 4th February – The Union, Melbourne, VIC

Grampians Music Festival
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th February – Halls Gap, VIC

Grizzlee Train
Saturday 3rd February – Miami Marketta, Miami, QLD

Hana and Jessie-Lee
Saturday 3rd February – Thebartonia Summer Festival, Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Hello Tut Tut
Saturday 3rd February – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Honey and Knives
Friday 9th February – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW

Honky Tonkin’ feat. King Arthur & James Ellis and the Jealous Guys
Thursday 8th February – The Rooks Return, Melbourne, VIC

Illawarra Folk Club Volunteer Thank You feat. Pukichi, Witches Leap, The Water Runners
Friday 2nd February – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

Imogen Clark
Saturday 3rd February – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Friday 9th February – Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney, NSW

James Kenyon
Tuesday 6th February – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Jhana Allan & Mel O’Neill
Wednesday 7th February – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Jim Lawrie
Saturday 3rd February – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Jimi Hocking
Thursday 8th February – Hume Blues Club Inc, Melbourne, VIC

Joe & Harmony’s Trippy Hippy Band
Thursday 8th February – Sutherland Acoustic, Tradies, Gymea, NSW

Kasey Chambers
Saturday 3rd February – Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, WA

Lady Lyon
Friday 9th February – Courtyard Sessions, Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Leah Flanagan and Alice Skye
Sunday 4th February – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Liam Gerner – Banjo vs Lawson Bulletin Debate
Tuesday 6th February – The Drunken Poet, Melbourne, VIC

Lior
Friday 2nd February – Pop Up Park, Werribee, VIC
Saturday 3rd February – Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, WA

Live @ The Retreat feat. The Stetson Family, Duncan Phillips, Rosie Burgess Trio, The Special
Sunday 4th February – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC

Lucy Rose
Friday 2nd February – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 4th February – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Monday 5th February – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 7th February – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Friday 9th February – Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan
Thursday 8th February – Bar 303, Melbourne, VIC

Margret RoadKnight and Laura Jean
Saturday 3rd February – MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne, VIC

Mark Lucas & The Deadsetters
Tuesday 6th February – The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, NSW

Matt Walker
Saturday 3rd February – The Gem Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Mimi Gilbert & Merpire
Sunday 4th February – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Mitch Power
Sunday 4th February – The Union, Melbourne, VIC

Montgomery Church
Saturday 3rd February – Rydges Hotel, Jindabyne, NSW

Mount Eliza Music Festival
Saturday 3rd February – Melbourne, VIC

Mr. Alford & Jess Holland
Sunday 4th February – The Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Neil Murray
Friday 2nd February – Red Velvet Lounge, Cygnet, TAS
Friday 9th February – Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning, Hamilton, VIC

Old Mates Block Party feat. The Lockhearts, Papa Pilko And The Binrats, Neon Heart, Hobo Magic, The Ugly Kings, Fox Company, Andy Golledge Band, Pan-Pacific Grand Prix, Johnny Hunter, Eightball Junkies, Particles, Hello Bones
Saturday 3rd February – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Papa Pilko and the Binrats
Friday 2nd February – Hotel Steyne, Manly, NSW
Saturday 3rd February – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Pickin’ in the Park
Sunday 4th February – Banjo Paterson Park, Sydney, NSW

Pierce Brothers
Saturday 3rd February – Apex Park, Wangaratta, VIC

Porch Light Sessions feat. Mike McCarthy, Stephanie Cherote, Emerald Ruby
Thursday 8th February – Porch Light Sessions, Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Raised by Eagles
Sunday 4th February – Noisy Ritual People-Powered Urban Winery, Melbourne, VIC

Red Dog Studio Session XV feat. Thompson Springs, Alanna Eileen, Steph Miller, Chasing the Dream, Clouydbird
Saturday 3rd February – Red Dog Studio Sessions, Sydney, NSW

Rick Hart
Sunday 4th February – The Taproom, Castlemaine, VIC

Romisounds & Jimothy Andrews
Friday 9th February – Glenorie RSL, Glenorie, NSW

Quarry Mountain Dead Rats
Saturday 3rd February – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Sam Buckingham
Thursday 8th February – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Sass The Patriarchy feat. This Way North, Bitch Diesel
Wednesday 7th February – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Simon Rudston-Brown
Sunday 4th February – Bombini, Avoca Beach, NSW

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Friday 2nd February – Hart’s Mill, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 3rd February – Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 4th February – Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, NSW

Stella Donnelly
Saturday 3rd February – Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, WA

Sugartree
Saturday 3rd February – Mount Eliza Music Festival, Melbourne, VIC

TEK TEK Ensemble
Saturday 3rd February – The Bearded Tit, Sydney, NSW

The Ahern Brothers
Friday 2nd February – 63 First Ave, Sawtell, NSW
Saturday 3rd February – Stag & Hunter, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 4th February – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 8th February – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Friday 9th February – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

The Backsliders
Saturday 3rd February – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

The Beez
Friday 2nd February – Woodville Hall, NSW
Saturday 3rd February – House Concert, Medowie, NSW
Sunday 4th February – Humph Hall, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 8th February – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 9th February – Arcade Circus Shed, Katoomba, NSW

The Black Sorrows
Friday 9th February – Bird’s Basement, Melbourne, VIC

The Bushwackers
Friday 9th February – Harmonie German Club, Canberra, ACT

The Cat Empire w/ Allysha Joy
Saturday 3rd February – Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2018, Melbourne, VIC

The Demon Drink
Saturday 3rd February – Mt Gravatt Marketta, Brisbane, QLD

The Djangologists
Saturday 4th January – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

The Drunken Poachers
Friday 2nd February – The Nightjar Festival, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 3rd February – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

The Emerald Ruby & Stephanie Cherote
Wednesday 7th February – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 8th February – Porch Light Sessions, Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

The Gypsy Scholars
Friday 2nd February – Lass O’Gowrie Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 9th February – Hotel Steyne, Manly, NSW

The Long Johns
Friday 2nd February – QPAC, Brisbane, QLD

The Shack feat. Joel Havea, Phillip Bracken, The Mighty Resonators
Saturday 3rd February – The Music Lounge, Sydney, NSW

The Swamp Stompers
Friday 2nd February – Bellevue Hotel, Tuncurry, NSW
Saturday 3rd February – Stag and Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

The Waifs
Saturday 3rd February – Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, WA
Sunday 4th February – Mossvale Park, Berrys Creek, VIC

The Wilson Pickers
Saturday 3rd February – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

This is A Robbery w/ Quinton Trembath
Friday 2nd February – Newtown Cemetery, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 3rd February – Small Shows, Sydney, NSW

Thompson Springs
Saturday 3rd February – Red Dog Studio Sessions, Sydney, NSW
Friday 9th February – The Townie, Sydney, NSW

Tim Hart
Saturday 3rd February – Front Bar & Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Friday 9th February – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Tim Hulsman Trio
Saturday 3rd February – Martians Cafe & Bar, Deans Marsh, VIC

Tolka
Sunday 4th February – CERES Joe’s Market Garden, Melbourne, VIC

Vanishing Shapes
Sunday 4th February – The Ori, Newcastle, NSW

Witches Leap and Pukichi
Friday 2nd February – Illawarra Folk Club, City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

XANI
Sunday 4th February – The Post Office Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Vincent Black Lightning” – The Del McCoury Band

Jake Bugg Announces Australian Tour Dates

Jake Bugg
Photo by Sarah Turier

English singer songwriter Jake Bugg is returning to Australia this April for a handful of solo acoustic shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Bugg will will be touring off the back of his latest album Hearts That Strain, released last September. Check out the full list of dates plus a video to his latest track “In The Event Of My Demise” below:

Thursday 19th April – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 20th April – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 21st April – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 25th August

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– US folk-rock band The Head and The Heart released their new video “City of Angels”. Details here

– Brisbane and Fremantle dates have just been added to C.W. Stoneking’s upcoming solo tour. Details here

Fanny Lumsden released her new video “Roll On”. Details here

– English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg announced details of his new album Hearts That Strain. Details here

– Trad legends Trouble In The Kitchen and Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton are coming together for a co-headline show in Melbourne. Details here

– Melbourne based singer-songwriter Emma Russack releases her new album Permanent Vacation today. Details here

– We premiered the new video from Melbourne based folk singer Anna Smyrk, the stunning “House of Straw”. Details here

– Canadian singer-songwriter The Weather Station has announce plans to release her self titled forth album. Details here

Marlon Williams released his new video “Vampire Again” plus announced Australian tour dates. Details here

– Folk-jazz sister duo Alanna and Alicia announced an album launch show in Melbourne. Details here

Releases This Week

Emma Russack
Permanent VacationEmma Russack
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Ian Felice
In The Kingdom Of DreamsIan Felice
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Iron and Wine
Beast EpicIron & Wine
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Kim Churchill
Weight_FallsKim Churchill
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Tim Wheatley
Pillar to PostTim Wheatley
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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Gretta Ziller

Gretta

Americana favourite Gretta Ziller launches her new album Queen of Boomtown in her hometown of Melbourne.

Thursday 31st August – The Croxton, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Americana Sunday Sessions feat. Steve Lane
Sunday 27th August – The Triffid, Brisbane, VIC

Andy Golledge Band w/ Caitlin Harnett, Tenderfoot
Thursday 31st August – Marlborough Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Anna Smyrk
Saturday 26th August – Bar 303, Melbourne, VIC

Argyle Sun-Sets feat. Niq Reefman, Honey Sippers, The Water Runners
Sunday 27th August – Upstairs at Fred’s, Camden, NSW

Ben Abraham
Tuesday 29th August – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 31st August – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Ben Camden
Friday 25th August – Howlin’ Wolf Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Wednesday 30th August – FolkSwagon, Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Bernie Hayes, Lisa Caruso, RPMs, Marguerite Montes, Andy & Kath (Wifey)
Sunday 27th August – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Carli James
Sunday 27th August – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Carpenter Caswell, The Weeping Willows and Katie Brianna
Saturday 26th August – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Collard Greens and Gravy
Friday 25th August – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Cope Street Parade
Saturday 26th August – The Rooks Return, Melbourne, VIC

Dan Sultan
Friday 1st September – Wool Exchange, Geelong, VIC

Darwin Festival
Thursday 10th to Sunday 27th August – Darwin, NT

Davidson Brothers
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD

Devil Goat Family String Band
Saturday 26th August – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD

FolkSwagon feat. Ben Camden, Ollie Thorpe, Queen Porter Stomp
Wednesday 30th August – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Garrett Kato
Saturday 26th August – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 31st August – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Friday 1st September – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Get Blind With Brian feat. Brian Campeau
Friday 25th August – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Get Folked Punk feat. Jimmy Lynch, Ben Warner, Mac and Cheese, Rojo Rumble, Wilson and The Castaways, Brendan Kennedy, Suze, Dear Atlas
Thursday 31st August – Lazybones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Giffen
Thursday 31st August – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 1st September – The Metropole Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW

Gretta Ziller
Thursday 31st August – The Croxton, Melbourne, VIC

Guitarra feat. Paco Peña, Grigoryan Brothers, Jim Pennell, Phil Manning
Saturday 26th August – The Concourse, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 27th August – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Guyy and Richard Perso
Friday 25th August – Harmonie German Club, Canberra, ACT

Gympie Music Muster
Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th August – Gympie, NSW

Hannah Matysek
Sunday 27th August – Newtown Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Harry Hookey
Friday 25th August – Neon Garage, Kincumber, NSW

Henry Wagons
Tuesday 27th August – The Public Brewery, Melbourne, VIC

Imogen Clark
Sunday 27th August – Hawkesbury Hotel, Windsor, NSW
Friday 1st September – Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill, NSW

James Bennett
Friday 25th August – The Elwood Lounge, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 26th August – Livefast Cafe, Halls Gap, VIC
Sunday 27th August – Baxter’s Lot, Melbourne, VIC

Jed Rowe
Thursday 31st August – Smith’s Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT
Friday 1st September – True Grit Presents @ Village Church, Sydney, NSW

Jen Cloher
Friday 25th August – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Josh Pyke w/ Kyle Lionhart
Friday 25th August – Launceston Country Club, Launceston, TAS
Saturday 26th August – West Point Casino, Hobart, TAS

Justin Bernasconi
Friday 25th August – House Concert, Maitland, NSW
Saturday 26th August – Wauchope Community Arts Councilty Arts Council, Wauchope, NSW
Sunday 27th August – McCrossin’s Mill Museum, Uralla, NSW

Katie Brianna
Saturday 26th August – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 27th August – Bayview Country Art Club, Bittern, VIC

Kelly Brouhaha
Saturday 26th August – Peregian Beach Hotel, Peregian Beach, QLD
Friday 1st September – Two Goats Cafe and Baa, Armidale, NSW

Lily & King w/ Alawishus Jones & The Outright Lies
Saturday 26th August – The Vine, Bendigo, VIC

Little Georgia
Friday 25th August – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Lolo Lovina
Saturday 26th August – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Luke Collings w/ Cloudbird, Mem Davis
Saturday 26th August – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Maleny Music Festival
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September – Maleny Showgrounds, Maleny, QLD

Mark Wilkinson
Saturday 26th August – House Concert, Leumeah, NSW
Sunday 27th August – House Concert, Lapstone, NSW
Friday 1st August – House Concert, Kincumber, NSW

Matt Joe Gow
Thursday 31st August – Pistol Pete’s Food n Blues, Geelong, VIC

Merpire
Friday 25th August – The Oxford Circus, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 27th August – The Hideaway Bar, Sydney, NSW

OXJAM Music Featival Live At Staves Brewery feat. The Sixth Circle House Band, Steph Miller, Mark Lucas, The Buck Loner Duo, Brian Manning
Saturday 26th August – Staves Brewery, Sydney, NSW

Pete Daly & Jasper Hollis
Saturday 26th August – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Pete Murray
Friday 25th August – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 26th August – The Wool Exchange, Geelong, VIC
Friday 1st September – Wintersun Hotel, Geraldton, WA

Pierce Brothers
Friday 25th August – Mojos Bar Fremantle, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 26th August – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Thursday 31st August – Rocket Bar & Rooftop, Adelaide, SA
Friday 1st September – UNO Danceclub, Geelong, VIC

Raised By Eagles
Friday 25th August – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 26th August – Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club, Mullumbimby, NSW

Rezza House Concerts Presents String Theories
Sunday 27th August – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC

Rick Hart and The Sweet Addictions
Sunday 27th August – The Standard Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Sam Buckingham
Wednesday 30th August – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Shane Nicholson
Friday 25th August – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, QLD
Saturday 26th August – Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns QLD
Friday 1st September – Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney, NSW

Shaky Stills
Saturday 26th August – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Slide Evolution feat. Jeff Lang, Dom Turner (Backsliders), The Fiona Boyes Band
Saturday 26th August – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Someday June w/ Zac Saber
Thursday 31st August – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Stella Donnelly w/ Tom Stephens
Thursday 31st August – Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Sydney, NSW

Sydney Guitar Festival
Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th August – Sydney, NSW

Taryn La Fauci
Saturday 26th August – Sunset Sessions on top of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 27th August – Sunset Sessions on top of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, NSW

Tex, Don & Charlie
Friday 25th August – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Saturday 26th August – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
Tuesday 29th August – The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 31st August – Memo Music Hall, Melbourne, VIC

The Man They Call The Banjo
Saturday 26th August – National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Newhaven, VIC

The Montgomery Brothers
Friday 25th August – Grand Junction, The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Saturday 26th August – Quarter Deck Marina Restaurant, Narooma, NSW
Thursday 31st August – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 1st September – Brisbane Eat Street Markets, Brisbane, QLD

The Newsagency Sessions feat. Sarah Belkner w/ Danaides
Wednesday 30th August – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

The Royal High Jinx
Friday 25th August – Jambo Bar and Cafe, Melbourne, VIC

The Squeezebox Trio
Sunday 27th August – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

The Twoks
Friday 25th August – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 1st September – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

The Weeping Willows
Saturday 26th August – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 31st August – The Croxton, Melbourne, VIC

Tim Guy
Saturday 26th August – Tanswell’s, Beechworth, VIC
Sunday 27th August – Alex McCullough Hall, Mount Beauty, VIC
Thursday 31st August – The Tote, Melbourne, VIC

Tim Wheatley
Friday 25th and Saturday 26th August – Gympie Music Muster, QLD

Timothy James Bowen
Sunday 27th August – Secret Show, Minnamurra, NSW
Thursday 31st August – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 1st September – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Tobias
Sunday 27th August – The Bohemian Bungalow, Eumundi, QLD

Triffid Acoustics feat. Michael David Thomas
Wednesday 30th August – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Via Melbourne 2017: A Tony Sly Tribute Show feat. Hanny J, Joe Guiton, Jo Neugebauer, Tim Hampshire, Gordon Holland, Jack Lundie, Quinton Trembath, Von Stache, David Grimson, Late Nights, The Kat O Army, Pete Akhurst
Saturday 26th August – Whole Lotta Love, Melbourne, VIC

Wintermoon Spring Festival
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September – Camerons Pocket, QLD

Wirrina Bluegrass & Acoustic Roots Festival
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September – Wirrina Cove Holiday Park, Wirrina Cove, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“Wona” – Mumford & Sons, Baaba Maal, The Very Best, Beatenberg

Jake Bugg Announces New Album Hearts That Strain

Jake Bugg
Image Courtesy of Jake Bugg

English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg has announced plans to release his new studio album Hearts That Strain on the 1st September.

The album was recorded in Nashville with David Ferguson and Matt Sweeney and features collaborations with the likes of Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and Noah Cyrus.

The first single from Hearts That Strain is the breezy, Bacharach-esque “How Soon The Dawn”. Check out the video and the album’s full track listing below:

1. How Soon The Dawn
2. Southern Rain
3. In The Event Of My Demise
4. This Time
5. Waiting
6. Man On The Stage
7. Hearts That Strain
8. I Can Burn Alone
9. Indigo Blue
10. Bigger Lover
11. Every Colour In The World

A Folky Guide to the 2016 Spledour in the Grass Lineup

Splendour
Image Courtesy of Splendour in the Grass

After a couple of years of slim-picking for indie-folk fans today’s massive Splendour in the Grass lineup announcement came as a pleasant surprise to Timber and Steel. In amongst massive headline names like The Strokes, The Cure, Flume, The Avalanches and James Blake is a bunch of folk-leaning artists you should be getting excited about.

  • Matt Corby – The singer-songwriter released his debut album Telluric this year chich has been getting plenty of air time on national radio.
  • Boy & Bear – No strangers to the Splendour stage, Boy & Bear have already toured their latest album Limit of Love with a bunch of sold out shows at the beginning of this year.
  • Jake Bugg – I first discovered Bugg at Splendour in 2013 and I was impressed with the singer-songwriter’s ability to command an audience with just himself and a guitar.
  • Leon Bridges – American gospel and soul singer returns to Australia with a bunch of buzz behind him.
  • James Vincent McMorrowSplendour will be McMorrow’s only Australian show this time around. It’s been a while since he could be considered a “folk singer” having gone down an electronic route in recent years, but there’s no denying how amazing this man is live.
  • Michael Kiwanuka – The UK soul-folk singer has a brand new album, Love & Hate, produced by Danger Mouse and Inflo due in May. We have a feeling it’s going to be huge.
  • Marlon Williams – Our love of Marlon Williams is well documented. Splendour will no doubt open the alt-country singer-songwriter up to a whole new fanbase.
  • Kim Churchill – A longtime favourite of Timber and Steel, Kim Churchill’s rootsy sound was built for festivals.
  • Little May – The indie-folk trio have an epic sound that is just made for the Splendour stage.

Splendour in the Grass 2016 will take place from Friday 22nd July to Sunday 24th July at the North Byron Parklands, Yelgun. Tickets will go on sale on the 21st April.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 25th March

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Sydney based singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin released her new video “Pool Party”. Details here

Matthew and the Atlas released their new video “Temple”. Details here

– Melbourne based singer-songwriter Ariela Jacobs released her new video “Lost”. Details here

– UK singer-songwriter Jake Bugg announced details of his upcoming album On My Own. Details here

– Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance announced his upcoming album The Wild Swan. Details here

William Fitzsimmons released his new video “Hear Your Heart”. Details here

– Seminal newgrass band Punch Brothers announced Australian tour dates. Details here

– Singers Neko Case, K.D. Lang, and Laura Veirs have announced a collaborative album case/lang/veirs. Details here

Vance Joy released his new video “Straight Into Your Arms”. Details here

Interviews

“I think what makes The National special for me is the way it homages and appreciates the raw, grass roots qualities of folk and traditional music, presenting it all with great respect on both big and small stages. The level of knowledge, friendliness and depth with which the audience throws itself into proceedings is second to none, at least as far as I’ve experienced at festivals around the world”Nancy Kerr chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

“I did write a pop song. I wanted it to be accessible to a wider audience. I wrote three songs last year and that was one of them – they all kind of have this pop sensibility”Sian Evans chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

“We’re trying to be miles away from the play-louder-than-the-pub kind of band, which I’ve definitely done in the past but it gets kind of exhausting. These days we hope to invite people in rather than try to compete with them” – Sam King from Burrows chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

“It’s the last arena where you go to see an act and straight away go and talk to the person who’s just played and take a bit home with you. It’s that kind of instant performance energy. That’s why these festivals are still trucking along well. As a musician it’s a privilege to play at them because people face your way and they might buy something and you get to talk to everyone”Andrew Winton chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Releases This Week

Radical Face
The Family Tree: LeavesRadical Face
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

The Timbers

William Fitzsimmons

Thursday 24th to Monday 27th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Friday 1st April – Mt Gambier Hotel, Mt Gambier, SA

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Black Market Tune

Black Market Tune

The Austro-Scotish trad specialists play The National Folk Festival plus gigs in Canberra and Sydney

Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Tuesday 29th March – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 30th March – The Exchange Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Americana Fiesta
Sunday 27th March – Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, NSW

Ann Vriend
Friday 25th March – The Goulburn Club, Goulburn, NSW
Saturday 26th March – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

April Maze
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Black Market Tune
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Tuesday 29th March – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 30th March – The Exchange Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Batch Sessions feat. Tenderfoot, Ed Wells
Wednesday 30th March – Batch Brewing Company, Sydney, NSW

Blind Boys of Alabama
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 31st March – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 1st April – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Bloodwood
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Bluesfest
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – Byron Bay, NSW

Burrows
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

City and Colour w/ Little May
Saturday 26th March – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Monday 28th March – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 30th March – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth, WA

Daniel Champagne
Thursday 31st March – Rad Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 1st April – Canberra Musicians Club, Canberra, ACT

Emily Barker
Saturday 26th March – The Railway, Fremantle, WA

FolkSwagon feat. Danielle Deckard, The Delta Revue, The Run
Wednesday 30th March – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Festival of Small Halls feat. Vishtèn, The Little Stevies, Rob Longstaff
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 31st March – Hume Club, Bonegilla Migrant Experience, Bonegilla, VIC
Friday 1st April – Balgownie Village Community Centre, Balgownie, NSW

Gordie Tentrees
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Tuesday 29th March – The Old Church, Canowindra, NSW
Wednesday 30th March – Food Angel Café, Dorrigo NSW
Thursday 31st March – Tintenbar Upfront Happ, Tintenbar, NSW
Friday 1st April – Magda Community Artz, Brisbane, QLD

Hootenanny feat. Deep South & Down
Sunday 27th March – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Hussy Hicks
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th March – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Irish Mythen
Saturday 26th to Monday 28th March – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Wednesday 30th March – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything
Friday 25th March – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 27th March – The Who Club, Warburton, VIC
Monday 28th March – The Flying Saucer Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 31st March – The Homestead Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
Friday 1st April – Live at The Wharf, Ulverstone, TAS

Jason Isbell
Sunday 27th March – Boogie Festival, Bruzzy’s Farm Tallarook, VIC
Monday 28th March – Bluesfest, NSW
Tuesday 29th March – Recital Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 31st March – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
Friday 1st April – The Croxton Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Jordie Lane
Friday 25th to Monday 28th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 31st March – Secret Show, Sydney, NSW
Friday 1st April – Music on the Hill, Red Hill, VIC

Kaurna Cronin
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Kit & Cub
Sunday 27th March – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes
Saturday 26th March – The Union, Melbourne, VIC

Little Features
Saturday 26th March – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Man From Snowy River Bush Festival
Thursday 31st March to Sunday 3rd April – Corryong, VIC

Mark Lucas and The Dead Setters
Saturday 26th March – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 27th March – The Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford, VIC
Friday 1st April – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Moxie
Friday 25th March – Fly By Night Club, Fremantle, WA

Nancy Kerr & James Fagan
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – The National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Nancy Kerr & the Sweet Visitor Band
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – The National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – Bluesfest, NSW
Wednesday 30th March – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 31st March – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Paddy McHugh & Andy Golledge
Friday 1st April – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin w/ Liz Frencham and Lime & Steel
Thursday 31st March – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Pocket Fox
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Rhiannon Giddens
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Riley Pearce
Wednesday 30th March – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 1st April – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Sahara Beck
Sunday 27th to Monday 28th March – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Shakey Graves
Tuesday 29th March – Hamer Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 31st March – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Sian Evans
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Steve Earle & The Dukes w/ The Mastersons
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

The Decemberists
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Tuesday 29th March – Hamer Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 30th March – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

The East Pointers
Thursday 24th to Monday 27th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 30th March – Kendall Community Centre, Kendall, NSW
Thursday 31st March – No 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 1st April – Yamba Community Centre, Yamba, NSW

The Fagans
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – The National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The Little Stevies
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 31st March – Hume Club, Bonegilla Migrant Experience, Bonegilla, VIC
Friday 1st April – Balgownie Village Community Centre, Balgownie, NSW

The National Anti-Folk Festival
Thursday 24th to Monday 27th March – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

The National Folk Festival
Thursday 24th to Monday 27th March – Canberra, ACT

The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
Friday 25th to Monday 28th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 27th March – The Quarterdeck, Narooma, NSW
Wednesday 30th March – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 31st March – The Stone House, Tomerong, NSW
Friday 1st April – Railway Institute Hall, Thirroul, NSW

The Rambling Boys
Thursday 24th to Monday 27th March – National Folk Festival, ACT

The Timbers
Thursday 24th to Monday 27th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Friday 1st April – Mt Gambier Hotel, Mt Gambier, SA

The Weeping Willows
Friday 25th March – Billyroy’s Blues Bar, Bendigo, VIC
Sunday 27th March – T’Gallant Winery, Main Ridge, VIC
Friday 1st April – Harmonie German Club’s Friday Night Live, Canberra, ACT

The Young’uns
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Tim Guy
Thursday 31st March – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Friday 1st April – Vic on the Park, Sydney, NSW

Tweedy
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – Bluesfest, NSW

Vishtèn
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 30th March – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 31st March – Hume Club, Bonegilla, VIC
Friday 1st April – Wooloongong Hall, Wooloongong, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Big Scioty” – Aly Bain and Jay Ungar

Jake Bugg Announces New Album On My Own

Jake Bugg
Photo by Sarah Turier

English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg has announced plans to release his brand new album On My Own on the 17th June.

The album will feature 11 new songs from Bugg and features the singer-songwriter on most of the instruments, producing most of the album.

The first single from On My Own is “Gimme The Love”. Take a listen to the song and check out the full track listing below:

1. On My One
2. Gimme The Love
3. Love, Hope and Misery
4. The Love We’re Hoping For
5. Put Out The Fire
6. Never Wanna Dance
7. Bitter Salt
8. Ain’t No Rhyme
9. Livin’ Up Country
10. All That
11. Hold On You

Review: Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road, Sydney

Mumford

All Photos By Sarah Turier

The first time I saw Marcus Mumford perform songs from his band Mumford & Sons was at the Factory Theatre in 2008. He was supporting Laura Marling on her first Australian tour (as well as playing as part of her band) and his set was just him with a guitar, kick drum and kick tambourine.

Fast forward seven years and I’m standing in the muddy Domain in Sydney, rain streaming down my glasses and my jacket soaking through, as 23,000 people sing along to “Little Lion Man”. How far they’ve come.

Gentlemen of the Road is a concept that Mumford & Sons have been kicking around for a number of years now. The basic idea is that Mumford & Sons curate a mini-festival in a location that wouldn’t normally see international touring bands (the last one in Australia was held in the NSW town of Dungog), fill that festival with overseas and local acts and generally put on one hell of a show. Planting this year’s Gentlemen of the Road event right in the heart of Sydney does seem at odds with this concept, but I’m pretty glad they made that decision as it turned out to be one of my festival highlights of the year.

Stepping into the Domain decked out in all its Gentlemen of the Road finery reminded me Homebakes of old. For once the incessant rain had not kept the Sydney crowds away and the parkland was teaming with punters eager to see their favourite bands.

Jake Bugg

I’m not sure if the lineup of Gentlemen of the Road was meant to be a reflection of Mumford & Sons’ move away from their folk influences or whether it was just a coincidence (despite prominent appearances from the likes of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show at other GOTR events Mumford & Sons have never touted the event as a folk festival) but this time around there was a definite rock and indie vibe perpetuated by appearances from The Jungle Giants, Future Islands, Meg Mac, Art of Sleeping and The Vaccines.

Only Jake Bugg bucked the trend fronting the huge crowd armed only with an acoustic guitar and his Dylan-esque songwriting style. I was pretty chuffed to Bugg on the lineup given his comments that Mumford & Sons “look like posh farmers with banjos to me” that the media sensationalised and tried to turn into a feud between the two artists. Jake Bugg’s set was engaging, intense and ultimately satisfying as he had the audience singing along with almost every song.

Mumford

Mumford & Sons took the stage following a blistering set from Future Islands. The rain had been falling steadily for the afternoon (Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring was soaked to the bone by the end of their set) and The Domain had been reduced to a muddy mess. But that was all forgotten as the first chords of an electric guitar rang out across Sydney and the crowd pressed forward for almost two hours of Mumford & Sons goodness.

The boys did not disappoint with a blistering set covering all three of their albums. With the departure from acoustic instrumentation on Wilder Mind I half assumed that the tracks from Sigh No More and Babel would be reworked live to include the two-guitars-bass-keys-and-a-drum-kit set up, but for the older tracks the banjos and double bass were out in full force.

Mumford

Classic Mumford & Sons tracks like “Little Lion Man”, “Roll Away Your Stone” and “I Will Wait” had crowd in fine voice but I was doubly impressed with just how much the newer songs were resonating with the fans. Looking around during the songs like “Ditmas” and “The Wolf” I saw Sydney singing with gusto.

The absolute highlight for me was the rendition of “Cold Arms”. This saw Marcus, Ben, Winston and Ted crowd around a single mic bluegrass-style with just an acoustic guitar for accompaniment. The hush that fell over The Domain was just magic with the harmonies from the boys washing over us.

Mumford

In typical Gentlemen of the Road style Mumford & Sons finished the set by getting every artist back on stage for an all-in singalong. The song they chose this time around was “With a Little Help From My Friends” borrowing heavily from the version made famous by Joe Cocker. It was great to see the stage filled with a group of artists with an obvious respect for each other and who were humbled by the massive crowd who had braved the weather to see them.

Gentlemen of the Road reminded me what I love about these massive festivals where thousands of people come together to experience the music they love. Possibly my favourite Mumford & Sons show to date. Can’t wait for the next tour!

For all of the photos from Gentlemen of the Road check out the gallery on our Facebook page here.

Mumford & Sons Announce Australian Tour, New Video “The Wolf”

Mumford and Sons
Image Courtesy of Mumford & Sons

So the rumours appear to be true – Mumford & Sons will be gracing our shores before the year is out. The band, who released their rock-driven third album Wilder Mind earlier this year have plans for shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

And to add to the excitement that Sydney show will be an all day, Gentlemen of the Road event in the Domain featuring the likes of Jake Bugg, Future Islands, The Vaccines, The Jungle Giants, Meg Mac and Art of Sleeping. The Vaccines will also join Mumford & Sons on the other shows with Meg Mac appearing in Brisbane and Future Islands appearing in Melbourne.

Tickets for the shows go on sale on Wednesday 8th July – check out the full list of dates below:

Saturday 7th November – Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 12th November – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 14th November – Gentlemen Of The Road, The Domain, Sydney, NSW

Mumford & Sons also released their new video “The Wolf” overnight which documents their two days at the Bonnaroo in the USA. Check it out here:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 29th November

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Mike McCarthy has announced plans to release a new surf-folk compilation CD next month titled Seaside. Details here

– The National Folk Festival has announced the first lineup of artists for 2014 including Eleanor McEvoy, Rose Cousins, Jordie Lane, Kate Fagan, Bernard Carney, The Mae Trio, The Davidson Brothers, Luke Plumb (Shooglenifty), Trouble In The Kitchen and more. Details here

– The new video for “Billy” from Sally Seltmann has been released. Details here

– Watch the new video from Eli Wolfe, “Dante”. Details here

– The Port Fairy Folk Festival have revealed their second round of artists for 2014 including Breabach, Damien Dempsey, Love Over Gold, Hanggai, Mama Kin, Oh Pep!, Sásta, Shane Nicholson, Tolka, Totally Gourdgeous, The Twoks and many many more. Details here

– Watch “Grace”, the new video from Adelaide’s Timberwolf. Details here

– Sydney’s All Our Exes Live In Texas have a new EP on the way plus a couple of shows to launch it. Details here

Jen Cloher has released a beautiful new video for the very personal song “Hold My Hand”. Details here

– The final MoFo at The Gaelic Club takes place next week featuring The Bearded Gypsy Band and The Tiger and Me. Details here

Jake Bugg has announced sideshows while he’s in the country for Bluesfest. Details here

Micah P. Hinson is releasing a charity Christmas EP, Wishing for a Christmas Miracle, with the Yellow Bird Project. Details here

– Melbourne based singer-songwriter Woody Pitney is the latest folk artist to cover the INXS track “Don’t Change”. Details here

The Lumineers have announced a handful of headline shows when they’re out here for The Big Day Out. Details here

Communion Melbourne have announced the lineup for their January show including The Staves, The Hello Morning, Jimmy Tait, The Phoncurves and Colourwheel. Details here

Blog

“To celebrate Christmas Bob Evans will be taking on a Wednesday night residency at the Northcote Social Club throughout December featuring some very special guests such as Ella Hooper, Ali Barter and Hayden Calnin. We thought we’d take the opportunity to ask Bob Evans for a list of his favourite Christmas songs but the man has turned things on its head providing us his top ten non-Xmas songs to play on Xmas Day”Bob Evans picks his top 10 non-Xmas songs. Blog here

Releases This Week

Catherine Traicos
The Earth, the Sea, the Moon, the SkyCatherine Traicos
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

Susy Blue
Susy Blue with Anne of the Wolves, Oh, Deanna
Sunday 1st December – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

All Our Exes Live In Texas w/ The Phoncurves, Richard Cuthbert
Thursday 5th December – The Factory Floor, Sydney, NSW

April Maze w/ Benny Walker
Tuesday 3rd December – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Bob Evans
Wednesday 4th December – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Busby Marou
Friday 29th November – Fowlers, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 30th November – Fly By Night, Freemantle, WA

Dyson Stringer Cloher
Friday 29th November – Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda, SA
Saturday 30th November – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 1st December – Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
Thursday 5th December – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Friday 6th December – The Bakery, Perth, WA

Festival of Small Halls w/ Jordie Lane and Rose Cousins
Friday 29th November – Sandgate Town Hall, Sandgate, QLD
Saturday 30th November – Wolvi and District Hall, Wolvi, QLD
Sunday 1st December – Eudlo Hall, Eudlo, QLD
Thursday 5th December – Eulo Hall, Eulo, QLD

Georgia Fair
Friday 29th November – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 30th November – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 1st December – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Hayden Calnin
Friday 6th December – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Passenger
Sunday 1st December – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 4th December – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 6th December – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Perch Creek Family Jugband
Friday 29th November – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 30th November – Diggers Tavern, Bellingen, NSW

Kaurna Cronin
Friday 29th November – The Aztec, Forster, NSW
Sunday 1st December – The Arts Factory, Byron Bay, NSW

Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel
Friday 29th November – The Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Sam Buckingham and Buffalo Tales
Wednesday 4th December – Revolver, Melbourne, VIC

The Crooked Fiddle Band
Saturday 30th November – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Sunday 1st December – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough, WA
Friday 6th December – Polish Club, Canberra, ACT

Timberwolf
Friday 29th November – The Junkyard, Forster, NSW
Sunday 1st December – The Brewery, Byron Bay, NSW

Whitaker
Friday 29th November – Revolver, Melbourne, VIC

Whitley
Friday 29th November – Woombye Pub, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Saturday 30th November – Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Cruel Sister” – Pentangle

Following on from last week’s “Riddles Wisely Expounded” we thought we’d offer up another Child Ballad (number 10) for FFF – one with the same melody and same refrain (“Lay the bent to the bonny broom”) but with a completely different story. The folk process at work!

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