Listen to the New Gretta Stanley Single “Spin Around”

Gretta Stanley
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Singer-songwriter Gretta Stanley has just released her brand new single “Spin Around”. The track is the first taste from Stanley’s highly anticipated debut album Full Grown due later this year.

“I wrote “Spin Around” when I came out of a pretty bad wave of a headspace, I think I went temporarily insane, but it’s about the end of that where you lay down, and rationalize all of those bizarre scenarios or feelings and feel most yourself again,” Gretta Stanley explained. “It’s a reminder song, that despite whatever feels huge and heavy, even when I feel strange and unfamiliar to everyone, despite where I’m thrown or what’s thrown at me, the world keeps spinning and it’s gonna be alright.”

Take a listen to “Spin Around” here:

Greta Stanley will be heading out on tour with Joe Mungovan this September and October as well as appearing at The Grass Is Greener Festival dates in Far North Queensland – the full list of dates are below:

Thursday 7th September – Foundry Records, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 14th September – Baha Tacos, Rye, VIC
Friday 15th September – Penny Black, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 22nd September – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Thursday 5th October – Oxford Circus, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 7th October – Bloodhound Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 14th October – The Grass Is Greener Festival, Cairns, QLD
Saturday 21st October – The Grass Is Greener Festival, Mackay, QLD

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 1st September

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

The Audreys have announced the end of their hiatus with a series of shows celebrating the anniversary of their debut album Between Last Night & Us. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Stu Larsen released the gorgeous new video for his track “Chicago Song”. Details here

Joe Mungovan released his new single “Steppin Outta Line” and announced tour dates with Greta Stanley. Details here

– Indie-folk singer-songwriter Tim Wheatley released his new video “Her Wicked Ways”. Details here

– New York’s The Lone Bellow released their new video “Time’s Always Leaving”. Details here

– The Mullum Music Festival added Husky, Caiti Baker, Stella Donnelly and Strange Daddy to its already full lineup. Details here

– Teeth & Tongue singer Jess Cornelius released her new solo single “Jealousy”. Details here

– Indie-folker Dean Lewis announced a tour this November. Details here

– Tonight is the first show for Sydney folk night Slow Train Presents. Details here

– English singer-songwriter Martha Tilston released her new video “Stories”. Details here

– Brisbane singer-songwriter Jordan Merrick released his brand new single “Travelin’”. Details here

– Brisbane based folk-punk foursome Fox n Firkin released their new video “Bastard Brigade”. Details here

Fleet Foxes were announced as headliners for this year’s Falls Festival. Details here

Releases This Week

Ben Salter
Back YourselfBen Salter
iTunes

Giffen
Hiding PlacesGiffen
Bandcamp

Gretta Ziller
Queen of BoomtownGretta Ziller
iTunes

Jake Bugg
Hearts That StrainJake Bugg
iTunes

Joan Osborne
Songs Of Bob DylanJoan Osborne
iTunes

Trails and Tribulations
Trails & TribulationsMartin Simpson
iTunes

The Wreckage
The WreckageMelody Moko
iTunes

Neil Finn
Out of SilenceNeil Finn
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Slow Train Presents feat. Jed Rowe, Leroy Lee, Sam Newton

Jed Rowe

New Sydney folk, Americana and acoustic night Slow Train Presents debits tonight. The show is aimed at audiences who are engaged, listening and looking to connect with the artists. The kick off show will feature sets from Jed Rowe, Leroy Lee and Sam Newton

Friday 1st September – Village Church Annandale, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

A Tribute to Bob Dylan Feat. Oh Mercy
Friday 8th September – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Alanna and Alicia
Saturday 2nd September – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Andy Golledge
Sunday 3rd September – The Lady Hampshire, Sydney, NSW

Anna Smyrk
Wednesday 6th September – Front Bar, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 7th September – House Concert, Maryville, NSW
Friday 8th September – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW

Ben Mastwyk
Friday 8th September – The Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne, VIC

BigSound
Tuesday 5th to Thursday 8th September – Brisbane, QLD

Bill Chambers w/ Arna Georgia
Thursday 7th September – The Royal Hotel, Portland, VIC

Bluegrass Banjo Workshop with Dave Hellens
Saturday 2nd September – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

Bluegrass Guitar Workshop with Tommy Chandler
Saturday 2nd September – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

Brooke Russell
Saturday 2nd September – Charles Weston Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Claire Anne Taylor
Friday 8th September – Junction Arts Festival, Launceston, TAS

Dan Sultan
Friday 1st September – Wool Exchange, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 2nd September – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 8th September – Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS

Davidson Brothers, Brad Cox, El Cosgrove
Saturday 2nd September – Katherine Outback Experience, Katherine, NT

Elwood Myre w/ Maia Marsh
Thursday 7th September – The Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Sunday 3rd September – 48 Watt Street, Newcastle, NSW
Tuesday 5th September to Friday 8th September – Bigsound, Brisbane, QLD

FolkSwagon feat. Suami Amabel, Sasha March, Shelley’s Murder Boys
Wednesday 6th September – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Garrett Kato
Friday 1st September – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 2nd September – Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 8th September – Four5Nine, Perth, WA

Giffen
Friday 1st September – The Metropole Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 2nd September – Gorman House, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 3rd September – Thirroul Railway Institute Hall, Thirroul, NSW

Gretta Ziller
Thursday 7th September – “Whiskey Jam”, Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th September – Sunset Studio, Newcastle, NSW

Hannah Matysek
Sunday 3rd September – Newtown Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 7th September – Since I Left You, Sydney, NSW

Hinterlandt
Saturday 2nd September – Urge Records, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 2nd September – The Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 3rd September – Jura Books, Sydney, NSW

Imogen Clark
Friday 1st September – Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill, NSW

Ight Club Folk Til Ya Don’t Staysafe feat. Quinton Trembath, The Berkeley Hunts, Dead Peasants, Ian Flood, Vernon Surly, Jacob Thomas
Sunday 3rd September – Aeso Studio, Melbourne, VIC

James Bennett
Friday 8th September – NightQuarter, Gold Coast, QLD

Jed Rowe
Friday 1st September – Slow Train Presents @ Village Church, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 2nd September – The Shack, Brookvale NSW
Sunday 3rd September – Cobargo Hotel, Cobargo, NSW
Friday 8th September – The Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne, VIC

JD & The Hunger Men, The Roadside Ashes, Peta Caswell
Sunday 3rd September – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Junction Arts Festival
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th September – Launceston, TAS

Justin Bernasconi
Friday 8th September – Selby Folk Club, Selby, VIC

Karl S Williams
Saturday 2nd September – Wintermoon Spring Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD
Thursday 7th September – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th September – The Edwards, Newcastle, NSW

Kelly Brouhaha
Friday 1st September – Two Goats Cafe and Baa, Armidale, NSW
Saturday 2nd September – Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW
Sunday 3rd September – Ballimore Inn, Ballimore, NSW

Kev Walsh w/ Ash Steel
Saturday 2nd September – The House Dining, Sydney, NSW

Lime & Steal
Saturday 2nd September – Paragon Cafe, Katoomba, NSW

Lizzie Flynn
Saturday 2nd September – Maleny Music Festival, QLD

Maggie Carty
Friday 8th September – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

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

Mama Kin Spender
Tuesday 5th to Thursday 8th September – Bigsound, Brisbane, QLD

Mark Olson
Wednesday 6th September – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 7th September – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 8th September – Shambles Brewery, Hobart, TAS

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 1st September – House Concert, Kincumber, NSW
Saturday 2nd September – House Concert, Segenhoe, NSW
Sunday 3rd September – House Concert, Gillieston Heights, NSW
Friday 8th September – House Concert, Oakdale, NSW

MOTH 3rd Birthday Show feat. James Kenyon, Broads, Amarina Waters
Friday 1st September – Music on the Hill, Red Hill, VIC

Mr Alford Country
Sunday 3rd September – Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Neurum Creek Music Festival
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September – Neurum Creek Bush Retreat, Neurum Creek, QLD

NGV Friday Nights feat. Kate Miller-Heidke
Friday 8th September – National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC

Paddy McHugh
Tuesday 5th September – Bigsound, Brisbane, QLD

Papa Pilko And The Binrats
Thursday 7th September – Frankies Pizza, Sydney, NSW

Pete Murray
Friday 1st September – Wintersun Hotel, Geraldton, WA
Saturday 2nd September – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 3rd September – Dunsborough Tavern, Dunsborough, WA
Wednesday 6th September – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD
Thursday 7th September – The Ville, Townsville, QLD
Friday 8th September – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

Pierce Brothers
Friday 1st September – UNO Danceclub, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 2nd September – Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin, NT
Thursday 7th September – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 8th September – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD

Psycho Zydeco w/ Chris Allan
Friday 8th September – The Acoustic Picnic, Sydney, NSW

Rachel Caddy
Tuesday 5th September – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Red-Eyed and Blue feat. The Ramalamas, The Tawny Owl Stringband
Sunday 3rd September – The Bearded Tit, Sydney, NSW

Redland Spring Festival
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September – Redland, QLD

Russell Morris
Thursday 7th September – Centro CBD, Wollongong, NSW

Shane Nicholson
Friday 1st September – Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th September – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

Shir Madness
Sunday 3rd September – Temple Beth Israel, Melbourne, VIC

Skyscraper Stan, Dominic “Tourettes” Hoey, Hayley Couper
Wednesday 6th September – Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Slow Train Presents feat. Jed Rowe, Leroy Lee, Sam Newton
Friday 1st September – Village Church Annandale, Sydney, NSW

Spring Acoustics feat. Jim Lawrie, Jess Locke, Daggy Man
Tuesday 5th September – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Sydney Bluegrass & Traditional Country Music Get-Together
Saturday 2nd September – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

Tex, Don & Charlie
Sunday 3rd September – Memo Music Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 5th September – The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 6th September – The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 7th September – Laycock Street Theatre, Gosford, NSW
Friday 8th September – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

The Dead Setters
Sunday 3rd September – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

The Dusty Millers w/ The Collingwood Casanovas, Lucky Oceans
Saturday 2nd September – Caravan Music Club, Melbourne, VIC

The Montgomery Brothers
Friday 1st September – Brisbane Eat Street Markets, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 2nd September – Scarborough Originals, Scarborough, QLD
Saturday 2nd September – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 3rd September – Moffat Beach, Caloundra, QLD
Thursday 7th September – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
Friday 8th September – The Basement Bar, Townsville, QLD

The Newsagency Sessions feat. Sarah Belkner w/ Diamond Duck
Wednesday 6th September – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

The Shack Presents Ami Williamson, Jed Rowe, The Pumps
Saturday 2nd September – The Music Lounge, Brookvale, NSW

The Slipdixies
Sunday 3rd September – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

The Twoks
Friday 1st September – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 2nd September – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Tim Wheatley
Saturday 2nd September – John Curtin Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 8th September – Oxford Art Factory Gallery Bar, Sydney, NSW

Timothy James Bowen
Friday 1st September – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 2nd September – Gorman House, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 3rd September – Thirroul Railway Institute Hall, Thirroul, NSW

Tori Forsyth
Sunday 3rd September – Longley International Hotel, Longley, TAS

Two if by Sea
Saturday 2nd September – Paragon Cafe, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 3rd September – Club Millthorpe, Millthorpe, NSW

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

“Flash Company” – June Tabor and Martin Simpson

Watch the New Joe Mungovan Video “Steppin Outta Line”

Joe Mungovan
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Kiama based singer-songwriter Joe Mungovan has just released his amazing new single and video “Steppin Outta Line”.

The video, directed by Estrallas, captures Mungovan’s passionate performance style. Check it out here:

As well as releasing “Steppin Outta Line” Joe Mungovan has announced plans for a co-headline tour with Greta Stanley this September and October – the full list of dates are below:

Thursday 14th September – Baha Tacos, Rye, VIC
Friday 15th September – Penny Black, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 22nd September – Anitas Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 23rd September – Surry Hills Festival, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 5th October – Oxford Circus, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 7th October – Bloodhound Bar, Brisbane, QLD

The Paddock Sessions In The Hunter Valley

Paddock Sessions
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On the 20th May the Hunter Valley will come to life with sweet sweet music at the first ever Paddock Sessions hit the Taer Angwidd farm in the beautiful Wollombi Valley.

The day will feature music from a who’s who of Timber and Steel favourites including Imogen Clark, Abby Dobson, Joe Mungovan, Martha Marlow, This Way North, Vanishing Shapes, John Flanagan Trio, Finnian Johnson and many more.

Music kicks off at 1pm and there is camping available on site. For more information check out the official Facebook page here.

Full Lineup of the 2017 Illawarra Folk Festival

Illawarra Folk Festival
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One of my favourite folk festivals of the year, The Illawarra Folk Festival, hits the Bulli showground in New South Wales on the 12th to the 15th of January and the lineup is incredible.

Despite being a medium sized festival The Illawarra Folk Festival manages to attract some pretty amazing acts and this year is no different. The lineup includes, but is not limited to, Andy Irvine and Luke Plumb, FourWinds, Tattletale Saints, The Whitetop Mountaineers, Tim O’Brien, Wallis Bird, Daniel Champagne, Echo Deer, Handsome Young Strangers, Lime and Steel, Mandy Connell, Martin Pearson, Nigel Wearne, Shanty Club, The Squeezebox Trio, Tinpan Orange, Big Erle, Jane Aubourg, Joe Mungovan, Kay Proudlove, Shelley’s Murder Boys, The Lurkers and many many more.

Tickets are still available for the festival and can be picked up here. If you live in Sydney I’d recommend jumping on one of the Music Trains down to Bulli for the full festival experience.

The full lineup for The Illawarra Folk Festival is below:

International Artists:
Andy Irvine (Ire) and Luke Plumb, Azzband (Italy/Spain), Christine Collister (UK) & Michael Fix, FourWinds (Ire), George & Noriko (Japan), Girls with Knives (Canada), Gregory Page (USA), Ken Field’s Hoot Band (USA), Kenta Hayashi (Japan), Kirsty Bromley (UK), London Klezmer Quartet (UK), Tattletale Saints (NZ), The Haywood Billy Goats (USA), The Outside Track (Scot) , The Sauerkrauts (Germany), The Whitetop Mountaineers (USA), Tim O’Brien (USA), Wallis Bird (Ire), Winter Wilson (UK)

National Artists:
1917: Strike!, 8Foot Felix, Adder’s Fork, Alanna and Alicia, Albion Fair Morris Dancers, Alex Hood, Baltic Bar Mitzvah, Black Bear Duo, Black Joak Morris, Blakboi, Brian Bell, Bruce Mathiske, Bush Music Club, Charlotte Emily, Chloe & Jason Roweth, Col Hardy, Colleen Z Burke, Daddy Longlegs & the Swamp Donkeys, Daniel Champagne, Dave de Hugard, Dave Elliston, Den Hanrahan & the Rum Runners, Dingo’s Breakfast Oz Music & Poetry Band, Echo Deer, Equus, Errol Gray, Fettler’s Yard, Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra, Free Fried Chicken, Genni Kane, Geoffrey W Graham, Glenn Skuthorpe, Glover & Sorrensen, Gone Molly, Good Tunes Band, Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Band, Graham Maureen Seal, Rob & Olya Willis, Gregory North, Handsome Young Strangers, Hillbilly Goats, Homegrown Quartet, Ionia, Jaga Band, Jay Wars & The Howard Youth, Jim Haynes, Jody + Innes, John Broomhall, Junkadelic Brass Band, Kate Maclurcan & The Loose Ends, Lime and Steel, Lindy lady of the Forest: Storyteller, Lisa Couper, Lizzie Flynn & The Reckoning, Low Down Riders, Malcura, Mandy Connell, Mark Cryle & Carmel Newman, Martin Pearson, Matthew Dames , Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, Men With Day Jobs, Nigel Wearne, Out of Abingdon, Pat Drummond, Pete Denahy, Peter Hicks, Peter Mace, Peter Willey & Matthew Hobbs˜, Rory Faithfield, Rosie Burgess Trio, Rough Red, Rusty & The Saint, Sadie & Jay, Shanty Club, Sissybones, Taylor Pfeiffer – The Banjo Girl, The Good Girl Song Project, The Northern Folk, The Squeezebox Trio, The String Family, The Three Marketeers, The Trippy Hippy Band, The Wish List, Tinpan Orange, Tom Dockray, Tulalah, Women in Docs , Yellow Blue Bus

Local Artists:
Alex Boston, Astarte Studio’s Steampunk Gypsies, Big Erle, Brian Jonathon, Brynn Luker, Cake Tin Rattlers, Carefree Road Band, Cat Walk City and Friends, Chord-eaux, Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance, Circus WOW, Chinese Lion Dancers, Cross Rhythm Dance Company, Dani Karis, Erika Steller, Festival Choir & Orchestra, Five Sad Men, Gobsmacked!, Grace Gladwin, Harman & Hellens, Illawarra Breakfast Poets, Illawarra Flame Three, James R Cooper, Jane Aubourg, Joe Mungovan, John Littrich & The Water Runners, Josh Maynard, Kay Proudlove, Kenny Bartley/Super Kenny, King & Queen of Green – The Pearlies, Leo, Lizzie Bennet Band, Love In The Jungle, Man from the Misty Mountains, Maya & Tala, Maypole with Molly, Melanie April, Moscateros, Murmur, My Secret Window, No Such Thing, Paddy & The Wonderband, Patrick Lyons & The American Creek Band, Patron Saints Of Folk, Ralph Scrivens, Rani’s Fire, Ribbon Gang, Ruido Indy Flamenco, Scientists Behaving Badly, Shalani & Chloe, Shelley’s Murder Boys, Silver Lotus Tribal Bellydance, SingGongGo, Soul Flamenco, Southern Gentlemen, Story Beats, Stringline, Swamp n’ Beats, The Beatmeisters, The Bowhemians, The Calamities, The Con Artists, The Derby Dolls, The Lighthouse Keepers, The Lurkers, The Scratchies, The Swingaleles, Three-Sixty, Vic Janko Orkestar, Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret, Zumpa

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 8th April

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– North American singer-songwriter Devon Sproule returns to Australia this month. Details here

Shane Nicholson released his new video “Weight of the World” featuring Tim Rogers. Details here

– Nu-folk four piece The Avett Brothers have announced details of their upcoming album True Sadness. Details here

– Music, comedy and theatre combine for Sam Newton‘s new project A Man Walks Into A Bar. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Rowena Wise released her new single “The We Met” and announced a bunch of shows. Details here

HOWQUA announced a Melbourne show before he heads off on tour overseas. Details here

Melody Pool released her new video “Love, She Loves Me” and announced tour dates. Details here

– Americana duo The Weeping Willows released their new video “River of Gold”. Details here

– Sydney based singer-songwriter Tom Stephens released his new single “Down to Rest”. Details here

Joe Mungovan has announced a massive tour kicking off next week. Details here

– Alt-country singer-songwriter Mitch Power released his new single “Doesn’t Mean I Wanna Get Left Behind”. Details here

– Sydney singer-songwriter Timothy James Bowen released his long awaited and delayed Steel & Wood. Details here

– Tasmania folk-punks The Dead Maggies head out on tour this week. Details here

Releases This Week

Bellowhead Live
Bellowhead Live – The Farewell TourBellowhead
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Call It What It Is
Call It What It IsBen Harper and the Innocent Criminals
iTunes

Cleo
CleopatraThe Lumineers
iTunes

Weeping Willows
Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’The Weeping Willows
iTunes

TinPan
Love Is A DogTinPan Orange
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

The Timbers

William Fitzsimmons

Friday 15th April – Sarrens Restaurant, Port Lincoln, SA

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Tom Stephens w/ Lady Lyon, Mike McCarthy

Tom Stephens

Sydney singer-songwriter Tom Stephens launches his catchy new single “Down to Rest” with a special home town show tonight featuring Lady Lyon and Mike McCarthy in support

Friday 8th April – Captain Cook Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Catgut
Saturday 9th April – The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 13th April – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

City and Colour w/ Little May
Friday 8th April – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Daniel Champagne
Friday 8th April – Visy Theatre, New Farm, QLD
Saturday 9th April – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Sunday 10th April – The Wheaty, Thebarton, SA
Tuesday 12th April – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Wednesday 13th April – Ararat Live, Ararat, VIC
Thursday 14th April – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 15th April – Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC

Davey Craddock
Saturday 9th April – Four5Nine, Perth, WA
Sunday 10th April – Good Nights, Bunbury, WA
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Fairbridge Festival, WA

Devon Sproule
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Fairbridge Folk Festival, Pinjarra, WA

Fairbridge Folk Festival
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Fairbridge, WA

FolkSwagon feat. Elizabeth Hughes, The Delta Revue, Brendon Moon
Wednesday 13th April – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Fundraiser for the Pilliga Push feat. Mick Daley & friends, Mark Lucas & the Dead Setters, Steph Miller & the Winter Station, Justine Wahlin, The Sixth Circle House Band
Sunday 10th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Gordie Tentrees
Friday 8th April – The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
Saturday 9th April – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 10th April – Kangaroo Island Try Thai Concerts, Kangaroo Island, SA
Wednesday 13th April – The Music Shack, Donnybrook, WA
Thursday 14th April – Lulu Concerts, Duncraig, WA
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Fairbridge Festival, Perth, WA

Heartbreaker Sessions feat. Cruisin’ Deuces, Tom Dockray
Thursday 14th April – Freda’s, Sydney, NSW

Hootenanny feat. Ross Tipper
Sunday 10th April – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything
Sunday 10th April – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough, WA
Tuesday 12th April – The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA
Wednesday 13th April – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Fairbridge Festival, Pinjarra, WA

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes
Friday 8th April – Clancy’s, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 9th April – Four5Nine, Perth, WA
Sunday 10th April – Bunbury Good Nights, Bunbury, WA

Liam Gerner
Friday 8th April – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Friday 15th April – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Mandy Connell
Wednesday 13th April – House Concert, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 14th April – Porch Light Sessions, Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Mark Lucas and The Dead Setters
Sunday 10th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 14th April – Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th April – Hotel Gearin, Katoomba, NSW

Mark Moldre
Friday 8th April – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Matt Corby
Monday 11th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 12th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 13th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Mitch Power
Sunday 10th April – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Oh Pep!
Friday 8th April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 10th April – The Polish Club, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 13th April – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 14 April – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 15th April – Oxford Art Factory Gallery Bar, Sydney, NSW

Porch Light Sessions feat. Miriam Lieberman, Caroline Trengove, Mandy Connell
Thursday 14th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Rowena Wise
Thursday 14th April – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel and John Flanagan
Saturday 9th April – Grand Pooh Bar, Hobart, TAS
Friday 15th April – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Sian Evans
Saturday 9th April – No.5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW

Skyscraper Stan and The Commission Flats
Friday 8th April – Cherry Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 9th April – Workers Club, Geelong, VIC

Tate Sheridan w/ Colin Jones, The Delta Revue
Saturday 9th April – 505, Sydney, NSW

The Button Collective
Friday 8th April – Howlin’ Wolf Bar Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 9th April – The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, NSW

The Dead Maggies
Thursday 14th April – Pub Paradise, Macleay Island, QLD
Friday 15th April – Currumbin Creek Tavern, Gold Coast, QLD

The East Pointers
Friday 8th April – Hotel Gearin, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 10th April – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Go Set
Friday 8th April – Southern Cross Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 9th April – Beetle Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 15th April – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Timbers
Friday 15th April – Sarrens Restaurant, Port Lincoln, SA

TinPan Orange
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Fairbridge Folk Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Tom Dockray
Thursday 14th April – Heartbreaker Sessions, Freda’s, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th April – Six String Brewing Company, Erina, NSW

Tom Stephens w/ Lady Lyon, Mike McCarthy
Friday 8th April – Captain Cook Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife
Friday 15th April – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“On Raglan Road” – The Dubliners

I’m posting this for sometime T&S contributor Macka Jay

Joe Mungovan’s Way Down South Tour Dates

Joe Mungovan
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Kiama based singer-songwriter Joe Mungovan released his wonderful EP Way Down South in the middle of March and is about to head out on a massive national tour over the next few months.

Joe Mungovan has been getting quite a bit of buzz recently with Way Down South debuting at #2 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts – this tour is a great chance to catch a truly up and coming songwriter.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Saturday 16th April – The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Friday 22nd April – No. 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 23rd April – Queen Street Mall Stage, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 24th April – Epiphany Coffee, Gympie, NSW
Friday 29th April – House Concert, Holgate, NSW
Saturday 30th April – House Concert, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 7th May – Front Bar and Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 8th May – The Birdhouse, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Friday 13th May – Billyroy’s Blues Bar Bendigo, Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 14th May – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Thursday 19th May – Beav’s Bar, Geelong, VIC
Friday 20th May – The Loft, Warnnambool, VIC
Thursday 26th May – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 2nd May – The Exeter Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Friday 10th June – Cafe Gunyah, Milton, NSW
Saturday 18th June – House Concert, Hobart, TAS
Sunday 19th June – Marakoopa Cafe, Mayberry, TAS
Thursday 23rd June – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 24th June – House Concert, Perth, WA
Saturday 25th June – Good Nights, Bunbury, WA
Sunday 3rd July – Little Village, Margaret River, WA

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 4th March

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Matthew and The Atlas confirmed details of their new album Temple. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Irish Mythen returns to Australia this month for Bluesfest and the Melissa Etheridge tour support. Details here

– UK big band Bellowhead announced plans to release a live album in April. Details here

– 17 year old singer-songwriter Gretta Ray released her new single “Unexpected Feeling”. Details here

Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow has a new album on the way to go with her new moniker. Details here

– The ANZ Blue Stage Series for Spectrum Now announced their artist lineup including Borneo, Lissa, Dog the Duke, James Englund, Rachel Fahim, Ainsley Farrell, Ella Freestone, Ginger & Drum, Adam Harpaz, Martin Hulbert, I Am Apollo, The Khanz, Christie Lamb, Jaime Lindsay, Mabel, Nova and the Experience, Jarryn Pheagan, Aimee Lou, Planet, Lane Sinclair (Say My Name Band), Sabrina Soares, Tenderfoot, Ed Wells and Dylan Wright. Details here

– The next Festival of Small Halls tour kicked off this week featuring Vishtèn, The Little Stevies and Rob Longstaff. Details here

Sufjan Stevens announced plans to release a 10th anniversary edition of Illinois. Details here

– West Australia’s favourite absent daughter Emily Barker returns home this week for shows on the West and East Coast. Details here

– South Coast singer-songwriter Joe Mungovan released his new single “Rivers”. Details here

– Singer-songwriters Julia Johnson and Vorn Doolette have announced a joint house concert tour. Details here

Andrew Bird has collaborated with Fiona Apple on his new single “Left Handed Kisses”. Details here

– Canadian singer-songwriter The Weather Station released her new video “Floodplain”. Details here

– Celtic-punks The Go Set announced April tour dates. Details here

Releases This Week

M Ward
More RainM. Ward
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Ouroboros
OuroborosRay LaMontagne
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Timber and Steel Presents

The Timbers

William Fitzsimmons

Friday 4th March – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Saturday 5th March – The Irish Hotel, Toowoomba, QLD
Monday 7th March – The Yacht Club, Mooloolaba, QLD
Friday 11th to Monday 14th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Porchland feat. Lime Cordiale, Winterbourne, Sweet Jean, Benjamin James Caldwell, Ollie English

Porch Sessions

If you don’t have tickets to Porchland, the festival presented by Adelaide’s The Porch Sessions then I’m afraid you’re out of luck because this puppy is sold out. But with a lineup that good it’s time to start begging your friends to sell you their ticket – it’s going to be an amazing show.

Sunday 6th March – Hahndorf, SA

Gigs Next Week

Aldous Harding w/ Jess Ribeiro
Tuesday 8th March – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 10th March – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC

Burke & Wills Folk Festival
Friday 11th to Monday 14th March – Burke & Wills Winery, VIC

Burnt Creek Deviation
Friday 4th March – The Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Calexico
Friday 4th March – Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Sunday 6th March – Spectrum Now, The Domain, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 8th March – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 9th March – Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 11th to Monday 14th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA

Catherine Traicos
Saturday 5th March – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Colin Hay
Friday 4th March – Melbourne Zoo Twilights, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 5th March – Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions presents Fanny Lumsden
Friday 4th March – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

C.W. Stoneking w/ Marlon Williams
Saturday 5th March – Melbourne Zoo Twilights, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 11th March – Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW

Davey Craddock
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March – Nannup Festival, Nannup, WA

Elwood Myre
Friday 4th March – Nannup Music Festival, Nannup, WA
Friday 4th March – The Odd Fellow, Perth, WA

Emily Barker
Friday 4th March – The Bassendean Hotel, Perth, WA

Festival of Small Halls feat. Vishtèn, The Little Stevies, Rob Longstaff
Friday 4th March – Tallangatta Memorial Hall, Tallangatta, VIC
Saturday 5th March – Girgarre Town Hall, Girgarre, VIC
Sunday 6th March – Dookie Arts Hub, Dookie, VIC
Wednesday 9th March – Wauchope Community Arts Hall, Wauchope, NSW
Friday 11th March – Toongi Hall, Toongi, NSW

Folkswagon
Wednesday 9th March – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Helpless – The Songs of Neil Young feat. Todd Sibbin, Tom West, Ryan Martin John, Thoma Henbest, Caleb Williamson
Wednesday 9th March – The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Hootenanny feat. Lucky Luke and His Shooting Stars
Sunday 6th March – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Hussy Hicks
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th March – Nannup Festival, WA
Wednesday 9th March – Redcliffe on the Murray, Pinjarra, WA
Thursday 10th March – Mojo’s, Fremantle, WA
Friday 11th March – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA

James Thomson
Friday 4th March – Baha, Rye, VIC
Saturday 5th March – The Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 6th March – The Lomond, Melbourne, VIC

Kate Miller-Heidke
Friday 4th March – J-Shed, Bathers Beach, Fremantle, WA
Wednesday 9th March – Montrose Town Centre, Montrose, VIC
Friday 11th March – Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey, VIC

Liam Gerner
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th March – Nannup Music Festival, Nannup, WA
Wednesday 9th March – Ararat Live, Ararat, VIC
Friday 11th March – Billy Roy Blues, Bendigo, VIC

Luke Morris
Friday 4th March – Noosa Festival of Surfing, Noosa, QLD
Sunday 6th March – The Sunhouse, Gold Coast, QLD
Thursday 10th March – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Man of Constant Sorrow: a Tribute to the Music of O Brother Where Art Thou feat. The Morrisons, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Luke Escombe, Brian Campeau
Tuesday 8th March – The Domain, Sydney, NSW

Mark Lucas and The Dead Setters
Thursday 10th March – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 11th March – The Lass O’Gowrie Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Mary Black
Tuesday 8th March – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Thursday 10th March – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Moxie
Friday 11th to Monday 14th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC

Nannup Music Festival
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th March – Nannup, WA

Oh Pep!
Friday 11th to Sunday 13th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC

Passenger
Friday 4th March – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 6th March – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Patrick James
Friday 4th March – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 5th March – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT

Porchland feat. Lime Cordiale, Winterbourne, Sweet Jean, Benjamin James Caldwell, Ollie English
Sunday 6th March – Hahndorf, SA

Port Fairy Folk Festival
Friday 11th to Monday 14th March – Port Fairy, VIC

Queen Porter Stomp and Catgut
Saturday 5th March – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

RAPT w/ Beautifil Chaos, Scott Cook
Saturday 5th March – The Music Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Ruby Boots
Thursday 10th March – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 11th to Monday 14th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC

Sam Brittain w/ Maggie Rutjens, Toby Robinson
Thursday 10th March – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Steve Earle & The Dukes w/ The Mastersons
Friday 11th March – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Friday 11th to Monday 14th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC

Sufjan Stevens
Friday 4th March – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Summer Hill Folk Festival
Saturday 5th March – Summer Hill Church, Sydney, NSW

Sydney Road Street Party
Sunday 6th March – Sydney Road, Melbourne, VIC

The Beards
Friday 11th March – Bar Indigo, Rockingham, WA

The Button Collective
Sunday 6th March – Spectrum Now, Sydney, NSW

The Crooked Fiddle Band w/ Devil on the Rooftop
Friday 11th March – The Red Rattler, Sydney, NSW

The East Pointers
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th March – Nannup Music Festival, WA
Wednesday 9th March – Fly by Night, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 10th March – South Coast Folk Club, Adelaide, SA
Friday 11th to Monday 14th March – Port Fairy Folk Music Festival, VIC

The Little Stevies
Friday 4th March – Tallangatta Memorial Hall, Tallangatta, VIC
Saturday 5th March – Girgarre Town Hall, Girgarre, VIC
Sunday 6th March – Glenferrie Festival, Hawthorn, VIC
Sunday 6th March – Dookie Arts Hub, Dookie, VIC
Thursday 10th March – Peace Concert, Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, VIC
Friday 11th to Monday 14th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

The Once
Friday 4th March – The Music Shack, Donnybrook, WA
Saturday 5th March – Sail & Anchor, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 6th March – Kalamunda Hotel, Kalamunda, WA
Wednesday 9th March – Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA

The Rambling Boys
Friday 4th March – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 5th March – Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 8th March – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 10th March – Mick O’Malley’s, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 11th to 14th March – Port Fairy Folk Music Festival, VIC

The Timbers
Saturday 5th March – The Irish Hotel, Toowoomba, QLD
Sunday 6th March – The Yacht Club, Mooloolaba, QLD
Friday 11th to Monday 14th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

The Weeping Willows
Friday 4th March – Basement Discs, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 5th to Sunday 6th March – Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival, NSW
Thursday 10th March – Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Friday 11th March – Spring Vale Wines, Cranbrook, TAS

Tim Easton
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March – Nannup Music Festival, WA
Thursday 10th March – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Vin Garbutt
Friday 11th March – Burke & Wills Folk Festival, Mia Mia, VIC

WOMADelaide
Friday 11th to Monday 14th March – Adelaide, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“Black Jack Davey” – The White Stripes

Over the last few weeks we’ve featured various songs in the “Gypsy Davey” tradition. Here’s a relatively modern take featuring The White Stripes covering Bob Dylan’s version of “Black Jack Davey”. This is an acoustic version but there’s an electric version out there in the universe as well.

Listen to the New Joe Mungovan Single “Rivers”

Joe Mungovan
Image Courtesy of Joe Mungovan

Kiama based singer songwriter Joe Mungovan this week released his amazing new single “Rivers”. The single is the second from Mungovan’s upcoming EP Way Down South which is due for release later this year,

Take a listen to “Rivers” below:

The Illawarra Folk Festival Drops Its 2016 Lineup

Dougie MacLean
Image Courtesy of Dougie MacLean

You know that the year is getting well and truly getting away from you when 2016 festivals start to drop their lineups. The first to do so is the incredible Illawarra Folk Festival and it’s simply amazing.

If you’ve never made it down to the Illawarra Folk Festival before then 2016 might be your year. Held in the historic town of Bulli just north of Wollongong, the festival is held from the 14th to the 17th January and manages to attract an impressive lineup of international, national and local artists.

The 2016 lineup includes the likes of Dougie MacLean (above), The East Pointers, Catgut, Daniel Champagne, Handsome Young Strangers, Liz Stringer, Rebecca Bastoli, Shane Howard, Shanty Club, The Button Collective, The Dead Maggies, Big Erle, Joe Mungovan, Kay Proudlove and many many more.

For more information about the festival including how to get your hands on tickets check out the official site here. The full lineup is below:

NTERNATIONAL ACTS: Beth Patterson (USA), Donna Dean & The Tui Melody Boys (NZ), Dougie Maclean (SCOT), The East Pointers (CANADA), Environmental Encroachment (USA), Irish Mythen (CANADA), Jonathan Bob Lynn (CANADA), Ken Field (USA), Paul McKenna Band (SCOT), Reg Meuross (UK), Santa Taranta (ITALY), The Poozies (UK), Tim Scanlan & Toshi Bodhran (JAPAN), Underscore Orkestra (USA), Ward Macdonald (CANADA)

NATIONAL ACTS: Alma Mater, Ami Williamson, Andalus Arabic Choir, Astro Cobalt, Banjo Jackson, Black Joak Morris, Black Vat Trio, Bob Rummery, Bush Music Club Inc., Catgut, Chloe & Jason Roweth Band, Craig and Simone Dawson, Daniel Champagne, David Beniuk, David Bridie, Denis Murphy Puppets, Dingo’s Breakfast, Duo Agogo, Ethnodelica, Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra, Frank Yamma, Fresh Off The Boat, Glover & Sorrensen, The Goodwills, Handsome Young Strangers, Harman and Hellens, Humbug, Inka Marka, Innes, James Blundell, Jan Preston’s Boogie Circus, Jeannie Lewis, Jordan McRobbie, Kaisha, Karen Lynne Bluegrass Circle, Ken Field, Keystone Angel, Kutcha Edwards Duo, Lagoon Hill Zydeco, Lily and King, Liz Stringer, Lorraine McCrimmon, Matt Glass and the Loose Cannons, Maypole with Molly, Mexidhalia Dance Group, Merryweather, Mia Wray, Mick Daley, Mick Thomas, Mike Martin, Neil Murray, O’Leary, Out of Abingdon, Peter Mace, Peter Willey and Matthew Hobbs, Queen Porter Stomp, Rebecca Bastoli, Riogh, Santa Taranta, Scarlet’s Revenge, Señor Cabrales, Shane Howard Trio, Shanty Club, Solidarity Choir, Sydney Irish Ceili Dancers, The Button Collective, The Dead Maggies, The East Pointers, The Goodwills, The haBiBis, The Junkadelic Brass band, The Pie Eaters, The Rhythm Hustle , The Settlement, The Wish List, Ungus Ungus Ungus, Union Choirs

LOCAL ACTS: Ana Otero Flamenco, Aviva Sheb’a, Ayanamsha, Az-I-aM, Beatmeisters, Big Erle, Brynn Luker, Chord-eaux, Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance, Circus Wow , Curious Rendition Orchestra, Dane Overton, Declan Jenkinson, Denis McKay, Doux Manouche, Dru Yoga with Erika Steller, Duncan Chalmers, Eaton Gorge Theatre Company, Fly With Me, Gobsmacked!, Good Tunes Session, Hernan & Janis , Illawarra Breakfast Poets, Illawarra Pipe Band, Illawarra Union Singers, Joe Mungovan, John Broomhall, John Littrich, John Tubridy, Kay Proudlove, Kenny Bartley/Super Kenny, Lilli Story, Love In The Jungle, Melanie April, Merryweather, Middle Eastern Jam, Mz Mally Moo, No Such Thing, Paddy & The Wonderband, Patrick Lyons & The American Creek Band, Rani’s Fire, Ribbon Gang, Ruido, Scientists Behaving Badly, SingGongGo, Southern Crane Martial Arts Academy Inc., Steve Robinson, Stewart Holt, Swing Booty, Swingaleles Ukulele Group, Tamnesia, The Con Artists, The Humphreys, The Legs, The Scratchies, The Shield Maidens & the Celt, Three-Sixty, Tia Juana, Vic Janko Orkestar, Zingara, Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret, Zondrae King, Zumpa

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