Thank Folk It’s Friday – 19th January

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Laura Marling released her cover of Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall”. Details here

– US nu-folk four-piece The Low Anthem announced their new album The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea. Details here

Husky announced a series of intimate live shows this April. Details here

– Kiwi country crooner Marlon Williams released his quirky new video “What’s Chasing You”. Details here

Vance Joy gave us the first taste of his upcoming album with the new vidoe “We’re Going Home”. Details here

– American roots rock band Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats announced their new album Tearing at the Seams. Details here

– The Fairbridge Folk Festival in WA announced its first round of artists including Sheelanagig, The Lost Brothers, Perch Creek, Mama Kin Spender, Ganglions, Cara, Kankawa Nagarra (Olive Night), Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, Carla Geneve and Indian Eye. Details here

– English roots singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner announced Australian tour dates when he’s in the country for Bluesfest. Details here

– Melbourne duo This Way North have announced a Wednesday night residency celebrating artistic women at the Northcote Social Club throughout February titled Sass the Patriarchy featuring Bitch Diesel, Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel, Hollie Joyce and The Twoks. Details here

Interviews

“Playing as a trio gives us the freedom to pursue that grittiness as an art form – we can seek out the imperfections and impurities of early acoustic blues, and our material can have its own unique structure, so we’re not limited to a 12 bar blues format. It’s highly improvised, based on that very African style emanating from the North of the Mississippi”Elizabeth Walton chats to The Backsliders. Interview here

Releases This Week

First Aid Kit
RuinsFirst Aid Kit
iTunes

Glen Hansard
Between Two ShoresGlen Hansard
iTunes
Bandcamp

The Ahern Brothers
There’s A LightThe Ahern Brothers
iTunes
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Tamworth Country Music Festival

Tamworth

There are so many Timber and Steel favourites hitting the Tamworth Country Music Festival this week – check out our gig guide below for who’s playing, where and on what dates

Friday 19th to Sunday 28th January – Tamworth, NSW

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 19th January – Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo Resort, Thredbo, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Livefast Cafe, Halls Gap, VIC
Friday 26th January – Rye Foreshore, Rye, VIC

Adam Eckersley Band
Saturday 20th January – The Albert, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Albert, Tamworth, NSW

Alison Ferrier
Saturday 20th January – The Union, Melbourne, VIC

Allison Forbes
Friday 19th January – Tamworth Shopping World, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th January – Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW

Aleyce Simmonds
Saturday 20th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Americana In The Park feat. Brad Butcher, Paddy McHugh, Gretta Ziller, Melody Moko, Nick Payne & The Wanted Few, Smith & Jones and Andrew Swift
Monday 22nd January – Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW

Andrew Swift
Friday 19th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th January – Opening Concert, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Country Music Cocktails, SSS BBQ Barn, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – R U OK? Music For Mates, Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Country Cares, Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW

Andy Golledge Band
Wednesday 24th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Ange Boxall
Thursday 25th January – Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW

Anna Smyrk
Friday 26th January – Courtyard Sessions, Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Appalachian Heaven Stringband, Cat & Clint
Sunday 21st January – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart
Wednesday 24th January – West Tamworth Leagues Club, Tamworth, NSW

Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth feat. Pete Denahy, Kristy Cox, Karen Lynne Band, The Weeping Willows, Montgomery Church
Friday 26th January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Brad Butcher
Friday 19th January – The Green Owl, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 20th January – Tamworth Opry, Captial Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Medicine Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Southgate Songrwiters, Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Songhouse Sessions, Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Big Golden Guitar Performance, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – R U Ok Music for Mates, Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Services Club Songwriters, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Australia Day at The Dag, Nundle, NSW

Breaking Trad
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Buried Country: Live in Concert
Sunday 21st January – The Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 19th January – Whitsundays Clipper Race Party, Airlie Beach, QLD
Wednesday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Parramatta Park, Parramatta, NSW

Cake & Cordial Sessions feat. Greg Storer, Paddy McHugh, Megan Cooper, Montgomery Church, Small Town Romance, Smith & Jones
Thursday 25th January – St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, Tamworth, NSW

Candice McLeod
Friday 26th January – Red Velvet Lounge, Cygnet, TAS

Carpenter Caswell
Tuesday 23rd January – Songwriters in the Round, Ex Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Ex Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Toyota Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW

Cat Canteri
Saturday 20th January – Bridge Road Brewers, Beechworth, VIC
Sunday 21st January – Star Hotel, Yackandandah, VIC

Courtyard Sessions feat. Anna Smyrk
Friday 26th January – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions feat. Timothy James Bowen
Friday 19th January – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Cruisin’ Deuces
Wednesday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW

Dana Hassall
Sunday 21st January – Toyota Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Writers in the Round, Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Dashville Does the DAG feat. William Crighton, Fanny Lumsden, Magpie Diaries
Friday 26th January – The DAG, Nundle, NSW

Davidson Brothers
Sunday 21st January – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW

Dearly Departed
Thursday 25th January – Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW

Edgelarks
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Eleanor McEvoy
Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Petersham Bowling Club, Petersham, NSW

Ella Belfanti
Tuesday 23rd January – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – FolksWagon, Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Ewan Mackenzie Fundraiser feat. Sunas, Cam Ford Gypsy Jazz, Karen Anderson, Steve Tyson & The Train Rex, 3 Miles From Texas, Murphy’s Pigs
Saturday 20th January – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

Faith i Branko
Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January – Western Australia Circus Festival, Perth, WA

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 19th January – Ben Lomond War Memorial Hall, Ben Lomond, NSW
Sunday 20th January – The Tamworth Opry 2018, Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The DAG, Nundle, NSW

Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour feat. Claire Anne Taylor, The Small Glories
Wednesday 24th January – St Saviour’s Hall, Goulburn, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Dalgety NSW
Friday 26th Januray – Ganmain Hall, Ganmain, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Maia Marsh, Thompson Springs, Ella Belfanti
Wednesday 24th January – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

For Folk Sake Presents Pinky Beecroft, Bonniesongs, Sasha March
Saturday 20th January – 107, Sydney, NSW

Georgia State Line
Tuesday 23rd January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Late Nite Alt, Tamworth, NSW

Graeme James
Friday 19th January – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
Saturday 20th January – NightQuarter, Gold Coast, QLD
Thursday 25th January – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Grand Baxter, Oskar Herbig, Greg Steps
Sunday 21st January – Brunswick Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Great Aunt
Wednesday 24th January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW

Gretta Ziller
Friday 19th January – Opening Concert, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Country Music Cocktails, SSS BBQ Barn, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – R U OK? Music For Mates, Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Songwriters in the Round, Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Medicine Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW

Hana and Jessie-Lee
Saturday 20th January – Ballarat Beer Festival, Ballarat, VIC
Wednesday 24th January – Late Nite Alt, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW

Hayley Marsten
Saturday 20th January – Coca Cola Country, Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Country Music Cocktails, SSS BBQ Barn, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Country Music World Live, Upstairs Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Southgate Songwriters, Southgate Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – ABC Stage, Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – R U OK? Music for Mates, The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Big Golden Guitar Showcase, Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Hello Tut Tut
Friday 19th January – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The Phoenix, Canberra, ACT

Hinterlandt
Wednesday 24th January – Lazybones Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 26th January – Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Hussy Hicks
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Blazes, Tamworth, NSW

Hussy Hicks, Dearly Departed, Hana and Jessie-Lee, Gretta Ziller, Ange Boxall
Thursday 25th January – Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW

Illawarra Folk Festival
Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st January – Bulli, NSW

Imogen Clark
Saturday 20th January – The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Frog and Toad Restaurant, Tamworth, NSW

James Bennett
Saturday 20th January – Bateau Bay Bowling Club, Bateau Bay, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Welder’s Dog, Armidale, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 26th January – Sacred Tree Markets, Nelson Bay, NSW

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys
Thursday 25th January – The Rooks Return, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th January – The Gem Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Jep and Dep w/ Tim Evans, Luke O’Farrell
Sunday 21st January – Mosh Pit, Sydney, NSW

Jen Mize
Saturday 20th January – Dag Sheep Station, Nundle, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Medicine Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Dag Sheep Station, Nundle, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – R U OK? Music For Mates, Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Stardust Sessions, Jubilee Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Country Music Cares, Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Frog and Toad Restaurant, Tamworth, NSW

Jeremy Edwards and The Dust Radio Band
Monday 22nd January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – The DAG, Nundle, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Peel Inn, Nundle, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Jess Holland
Friday 19th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – DAG Sheep Station, Nundle, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

John Krsulja
Friday 19th January – Post Office Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Fossickers Tourist Park, Nundle, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Cattleman’s Steakhouse, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Carmen’s Restaurant Under The Stars, Tamworth, NSW

Jordie Lane
Saturday 20th January – Major Toms, Kyneton, VIC
Thursday 25th January – Chapel Summer Sessions, Chapel Off Chapel, Melbourne, VIC

Justin Bernasconi
Saturday 20th January – Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Sunday 21st January – Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth, VIC

Kardajala Kirridarra
Thursday 25th January – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Katie Brianna
Friday 19th January – FanZone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Med Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Songwriter Sessions, Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – JB HiFi, Tamworth, NSW

Kim Churchill
Friday 19th January – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Abbey, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 21st January – Birdhouse, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Baha, Rye, VIC
Thursday 25th January – The Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Friday 26th January – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Lachlan Bryan and Shanley Del
Saturday 20th January – The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – North Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes
Saturday 20th January – The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The DAG Station, Nundle, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – North Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Late Nite Alt, Tamworth, NSW

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, Shanley Del & James Gillard, Gretta Ziller, Imogen Clark
Saturday 20th January – The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba, NSW

Lady Luck Festival
Saturday 20th January – Katoomba, NSW

Late Night Alt
Wednesday 24th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Lee Kernaghan
Thursday 25th January – TRECC, Tamworth, NSW

Little Wise
Sunday 21st January – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th January – Late Night Alt, Tamworth, NSW

Low Down Riders
Monday 22nd January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Locomotive Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Mandy Connell
Saturday 20th January – Daylesford Cider Company, Daylesford, VIC
Wednesday 24th January – Lomond Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Matt J Ward
Saturday 20th January – Country Cocktails, SSS BBQ Barn, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Post Office Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Coca Cola Country, Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Storytellers, Tamworth Golf Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Late Night Alt, Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth City Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW

Matt Joe Gow w/ The Sideshow Brides, Tex Miller
Sunday 21st January – Summer Sessions @ Bellerine Street, Geelong, VIC

Medicine Show Sessions
Saturday 20th January – The Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Megan Cooper
Sunday 21st January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cake & Cordial Sessions, Tamworth, NSW

Melanie Horsnell
Saturday 20th January – Writers in The Round, Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Country Music Cares Concert, Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – South Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW

Melody Moko
Sunday 21st January – Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Mitch Power
Monday 22nd January – Medicine Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Mofo at Mona
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – MONA, Hobart, TAS

Monsieur Camembert
Saturday 20th January – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Montgomery Church
Saturday 20th January – Rydges Hotel, Jindabyne, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Andrew Clermont’s Supper Club, North Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – CMAA Senior Academy Of Country Music Reunion Show, Wests Blazes, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cake & Cordial Sessions, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth – A Celebration of Acoustic Music, The Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Newstead Live! Music Festival
Thursday 15th to Sunday 28th January – Castlemaine, VIC

Nick Payne & The Wanted Few
Sunday 21st January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – ABC Stage, Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW

Numeralla Folk Festival
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January – Numberalla, NSW

Paddy McHugh
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cake & Cordial Sessions, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Dag Sheepstation, Nundle, NSW

Paul Andrew Carey
Saturday 20th January – Friends of the Dag Showcase, The Dag, Nundle, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Nundle Rocks, Peel Inn Hotel, Nundle, NSW

Paul Reid
Friday 19th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Peel Street Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Peasant Moon
Sunday 21st January – Pig & Tinderbox, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Cattleman Steakhouse, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Medicine Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Post Office Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Toyota FanZone, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Late Night Alt, Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Pierce Brothers and Ash Grunwald
Monday 22nd January – Australian Open Live Stage, Melbourne, VIC

Porch Sessions On Tour feat. Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai, Tim Hart, Ryan Martin John
Saturday 20th January – House Concert, Tantanoola, SA
Sunday 20th Jnauray – House Concert, Waitpinga, SA

Rich Davies & The Low Road
Friday 19th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Longyard, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Rick Hart Trio
Friday 19th January – The Oxley, Cowra, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Tamworth City Bowls Club, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – ABC Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Cattleman Steakhouse, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Hogs Breath Cafe, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – ICMA Showcase and Awards, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Storytellers, Tamworth Golf Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Melissa Robertson Songwriters Showcase, West Tamworth Bowls Club, Tamworth, NSW

Rising Appalachia
Friday 19th January – Church of The Trinity Uniting Church, Clarence Park, SA
Sunday 21st January – CERES Environment Park, Melbourne, VIC

Sam Reiher and the September Gurls w/ Sean McMahon
Sunday 21st January – The Labour In Vain, Melbourne, VIC

Shane Nicholson
Wednesday 24th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW

Shawn Lidster
Friday 19th January – Halekulani Bowling Club, Budgewoi, NSW

Sheilas! Renegade Women of Country Music feat. Gleny Rae Virus, Jackie Marshall, Toni Swain, Kate Oliver, Bec Willis, Jess Holland, Sheila Knacquers
Sunday 21st January – North Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW

Skyscraper Stan
Saturday 20th January – The Tote, Melbourne, VIC

Small Town Romance
Wednesday 24th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Balladeers Homestead, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cake & Cordial Sessions, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Late Nite Alt, Tamworth, NSW

Smith & Jones
Friday 19th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Peel Inn, Nundle, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The DAG Sheep Station, Nundle, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Country Music Cares, Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cake & Cordial Sessions, Tamworth, NSW

Spurs For Jesus, Handsome Young Strangers
Thursday 25th January – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Sugar Mountain
Saturday 20th January – VCA, Melbourne, VIC

Summer Sounds
Saturday 20th January – Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown, VIC

Tamar Valley Folk Festival
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – Georgetown, TAS

Tamworth Country Music Festival
Friday 19th to Sunday 28th January – Tamworth, NSW

Tanya Cornish
Sunday 21st January – Toyota Star Maker Grand Final, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Yamaha Showcase, Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – ABC Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Storytellers, Tamworth Golf Club, Tamworth, NSW

That Red Head
Friday 19th January – North Sydney Twilight Food Festival, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Lady Luck Festival, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Ahern Brothers
Friday 19th January – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 20th January – Rous Mill Hall, Rous Mill, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Pelican Playhouse, Grafton, VIC

The April Family
Tuesday 23rd January – Post Office Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Toyota Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Post Office Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Audreys
Saturday 20th January – Summer Sounds Festival, Hobsons Bay, VIC
Sunday 21st January – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

The Audreys, Benny Walker, Teeny Tiny Stevies
Saturday 20th January – Summer Sounds, Commonwealth Reserve, Melbourne, VIC

The Beautiful Girls
Friday 19th January – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Saturday 20th January – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 21st January – Grand Hotel, Mornington, VIC

The Black Sorrows
Friday 19th January – Schutzenfest, The German Club, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 20th January – Coopers Alehouse, Wallaroo, SA
Thursday 25th January – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26th January – Club Bowral, Bowral, NSW

The Bottlers w/ Nerdlinger, Hatakaze
Thursday 25th January – The Hideaway Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Bushwackers
Saturday 20th January – The Longyard, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Dag Sheep Station, Nundle, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Shoppingworld, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Dave Wright Four
Sunday 21st January – The Standard Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

The Deep South w/ Michaela Jenke
Sunday 21st January – The Frog and Toad, Tamworth, NSW

The Demon Drink
Saturday 20th January – RoyalMail, Goodna, QLD
Friday 26th January – Upper Moora Park, Sandgate, QLD
Friday 26th January – Brooklyn Standard, Brisbane, QLD

The Flood
Thursday 25th January – The Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26h January – The Tamwroth, Tamworth, NSW

The Fourth Night feat. The Cat Empire, Sarah Blasko, Sahara Beck
Thursday 25th January – Torquay, VIC

The Go Set
Friday 19th January – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th January – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC

The Gypsy Scholars w/ Joe Oppenheimer, FÎntan, Ben K
Friday 19th January – Bar 303, Melbourne, VIC

The Heggarties
Saturday 20th January – Country Music Cocktails, SSS BBQ Barn, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 24th January – Late Nite Alt, Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

The Lazy Picks
Sunday 21st January – Upstairs at Freds, Camden, NSW

The McClymonts
Wednesday 24th January – TRECC, Tamworth, NSW

The Pigs
Wednesday 24th January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Longyard, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Longyard, Tamworth, NSW

The Railsplitters
Friday 19th January – Rosny Barn, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 20th January – Mountain Mumma, Sheffield, TAS
Sunday 21st January – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Re-Mains
Friday 19th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Scrims
Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Boilermaker House, Melbourne, VIC

The Swamp Stompers
Friday 19th January – Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Central Coast, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Old Bar Tavern, Old Bar, NSW
Friday 26th January – Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads, NSW

The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Friday 19th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Family Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW

The Tamworth Opry feat. Felicity Urquhart, James Blundell, Lyn Bowtell, Fanny Lumsden, Aleyce Simmonds, Kristy Cox, Dean Perrett and Jeff Brown, Matt Cornell, The Weeping Willows, Karin Page, Jen Mize, Brad Butcher, Luke Dickens, Daniel Thompson
Saturday 20th January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

The Teskey Brothers
Friday 26th January – Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2018, Melbourne, VIC

The Weeping Willows
Friday 19th January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Country Music Cocktails, SSS BBQ Barns, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January ABC Stage, Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Two Goats Cafe and Baa, Armidale, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Frog & Toad Listening Room, Econo Lodge, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Great Country Love Songs, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Toyota FanZone, Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Tamworth Songwriters Association’s 40th Birthday, Toyota FanZone, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The Supper Club with Andrew Clermont, North Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tamworth CMF Gala Dinner, Tamworth Golf Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – R U OK? Music For Mates, The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – The Family Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Country Music Cares Concert, Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth – A Celebration of Acoustic Music, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Storytellers – Journeys Through Song, Tamworth Golf Club, Tamworth, NSW

The Wilson Pickers
Friday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Thredbo Blues Festival
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – Thredbo, NSW

This is A Robbery w/ Quinton Trembath
Friday 19th January – House Show, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 20th January – Princes Park, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 20th January – House Show, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 24th January – Caspa Studio, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 26th January – Animal House, Adelaide, SA

This Way North
Friday 19th January – The Taproom, Castlemaine, VIC

Timothy James Bowen
Friday 19th January – Courtyard Sessions, Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Toni Swain
Thursday 25th January – Peel Inn, Nundle, NSW

Tori Forsyth
Thursday 25th January – The Welders Dog, Tamworth, NSW

Ukulele Death Squad
Friday 19th January – Circa 1902, Queenscliff, VIC
Saturday 20th January – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Vanishing Shapes
Saturday 20th January – Little Red Kitchen, Bellingen, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th January – The Temperance Society, Sydney, NSW

Violent Femmes and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Monday 22nd January – Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, TAS
Tuesday 23 January – Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, TAS

Whistle Dixie
Friday 19th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tamworth Shoppingworld, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW

William Crighton and Gawurra
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth, NSW

Yabun Festival
Friday 26th January – Victoria Park, Sydney, NSW

Zane Thompson
Friday 26th January – Tempe Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Boxty Set” – Altan

Listen to Laura Marling’s Bob Dylan Cover “A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall”

Laura Marling
Image Courtesy of Laura Marling

If you saw the series finale for Peaky Blinders last year you might have recognised the wonderful Laura Marling on the soundtrack.

Marling has covered Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall” for the show and has just released the track as a streamable single, available in the all the usual places.

Listen to “A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall” below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 22nd December

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– We picked our top 25 albums and EPs of 2017 including releases from All Our Exes Live in Texas, BATTS, Billy Bragg, Charlie Fink, David Rawlings, Emily Barker, Fanny Lumsden, Gretta Ziller, Husky, Johnny Flynn, Kasey Chambers, Lankum, Laura Marling, Lisa Mitchell, Nick Mulvey, Offa Rex, Old Crow Medicine Show, Packwood, Paul Kelly, Stu Larsen, The Ahern Brothers, The East Pointers, The Morrisons, Timothy James Bowen and Willie Watson. Details here

– We reached out to the Timber and Steel community to get them to pick their top albums of the year. The results are wonderful with well over 100 artists contributing. Details here

– Our Editor In Chief Gareth Hugh Evans picked his top 25 tracks of 2016 including songs from All Our Exes Live in Texas, BATTS, Billy Bragg, Charlie Fink, David Rawlings, Diamond Duck, Emma Davis, Fanny Lumsden, Gretta Ziller, I’m With Her, Johnny Flynn, Julia Johnson, Laura Marling, Nick Mulvey, Offa Rex, Paul Kelly, Stella Donnelly, Stu Larsen, Taryn La Fauci, The Ahern Brothers, The East Pointers, The Morrisons feat. Georgia Mooney, The Northern Folk, The Young’uns, and Willie Watson. Details here

– We review The Beautiful Girls in Sydney. Details here

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Gretta Ziller and Andrew Swift

Gretta Ziller

Gretta Ziller and Andrew Swift kick off their summer holiday tour of caravan parks around the nation. Will they stumble across your holiday park?

Wednesday 27th December – Discovery Parks Lake Hume, Ebden, VIC
Thursday 28th December – Porepunkah Bridge Holiday Park, Porepunkah, VIC
Friday 29th December – Omeo Caravan Park, Omeo, VIC

Gigs Next Week

A Celtic Christmas feat. Damien Leith, Claymore
Saturday 23rd December – The Palms at Crown, Melbourne, VIC

A Country Christmas Revue feat. Raised By Eagles, Lost Ragas, The Ahern Brothers, Sarah Carroll
Friday 22nd December – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

A Very Country Christmas feat. James Ellis, Cold Heart, Roz Girvan, Bakersfield Glee Club
Saturday 23rd December – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

A Xmas Happening Love In! feat. Zoùkeys, Hippy Trippy Trio, Jewels’ Blues Explosion
Friday 22nd December – The Bank, Melbourne, VIC

Alex The Astronaut
Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st December – Lost Paradise, Glenworth Valley, NSW

Andrew Swift
Saturday 23rd December – King Island Club, Currie, TAS
Wednesday 27th December – Discovery Parks Lake Hume, Ebden, VIC
Thursday 28th December – Porepunkah Bridge Holiday Park, Porepunkah, VIC
Friday 29th December – Omeo Caravan Park, Omeo, VIC

Andy Baylor
Friday 22nd December – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Benjamin Roberts w/ Daniel J. Townsend
Thursday 27th December – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Breaking Trad
Wednesday 27th December to Monday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Cat Canteri and Justin Bernasconi
Saturday 23rd December – The Bridge, Castlemaine, VIC

Craig Woodward
Sunday 24th December – Loretta’s, Melbourne, VIC

Dane Blacklock, Velvajayne
Saturday 23rd December – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Darren Hanlon
Friday 22nd December –
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 23rd December – The Old Museum
, Brisbane, QLD

Edgelarks
Wednesday 27th December to Monday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Eleanor McEvoy
Friday 29th December to Monday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Falls Festival
Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st December – Lorne, VIC
Friday 29th to Sunday 31st December – Marion Bay, TAS

Fleet Foxes
Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st December – Falls Festival, Lorne, VIC
Friday 29th to Sunday 31st December – Falls Festival, Marion Bay, TAS

Get Folked Punk Xmas Blowout feat. Vetty Vials & The Sandpit Turtles, Whispering Jackie, Jonno Read, Billy Demos, Billy Puntton, Uke-paley, Jethro Morris, Ess-em, Sooze
Friday 22nd December – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Good Option
Friday 22nd December – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Gretta Ziller and Andrew Swift
Wednesday 27th December – Discovery Parks Lake Hume, Ebden, VIC
Thursday 28th December – Porepunkah Bridge Holiday Park, Porepunkah, VIC
Friday 29th December – Omeo Caravan Park, Omeo, VIC

Handsome Young Strangers, Steph Miller and Jim Mongrel’s Anti-Christmas Bash
Saturday 23rd December – MoshPit, Sydney, NSW

Helen Townsend
Friday 22nd December – Amble Inn, Corindi, NSW
Saturday 23rd December – The Naked Bean, South Grafton, NSW

Honey
Monday 25th December – Parklands Resort, Mudgee, NSW

James Bennett
Friday 22nd December – Avoca Beach Hotel & Resort, Avoca Beach, NSW
Saturday 23rd December – The Lounge Room, Port Macquarie, NSW
Sunday 24th December – Town Green Inn Port Macquarie, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 29th December – Sacred Tree Markets, Nelson Bay, NSW

Jess Locke
Saturday 23rd December – Reverence Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

John Butler
Wednesday 27th December to Monday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Julia Jacklin
Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st December – Falls Festival, Lorne, VIC
Friday 29th to Sunday 31st December – Falls Festival, Marion Bay, TAS

Justin Bernasconi
Friday 22nd December – The Guildford Family Hotel, Guildford, VIC
Saturday 23rd December – The Bridge, Castlemaine, VIC

Kallidad
Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st December – Falls Festival, Lorne, VIC

Lost Paradise
Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st December – Glenworth Valley, NSW

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission
Friday 22nd December – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 23rd December – Caravan Club, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 24th December – Caravan Club, Melbourne, VIC

Microwave Jenny
Sunday 24th December – Bombini, Avoca Beach, NSW

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters
Wednesday 27th December to Monday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

One Hot Night feat. Busby Marou, Amy Shark, Timberwolf, Pandamic
Friday 29th December – Rockhampton Showgrounds, Rockhampton, QLD

Pam Hata
Sunday 24th December – The Duck on Clarence, Port Macquarie, NSW
Thursday 28th December – Oasis by the River, North Haven, NSW

Pierce Brothers
Friday 29th December – Lorne Hotel, Lorne, VIC

Rita B
Saturday 23rd December – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Sleepy Dreamers, Arbes, Sean Watson
Friday 22nd December – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

That Red Head
Saturday 23rd December – Wayward Brewing Company, Sydney, NSW
Friday 29th December – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

The Beautiful Girls
Thursday 28th December – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

The Bluegrass Playgirls with GlenyRae & JennyShimmin, Robbie Long & Smithy
Saturday 23rd December – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

The Demon Drink
Wednesday 27th December to Monday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

The Drunken Poachers
Saturday 23rd December – Labour in Vain, Melbourne, VIC

The East Pointers
Wednesday 27th December to Monday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

The Heggarties and Matt J Ward
Friday 22nd December – Exeter Hotel, Adelaide, SA

The Railsplitters
Friday 29th December to Monday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

The Teskey Brothers
Friday 29th to Sunday 31st December – Falls Festival, Marion Bay, TAS

This Way North
Saturday 23rd December – Aireys Pub, Aireys Inlet, VIC
Friday 29th December – Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth, VIC

Woodford Folk Festival
Wednesday 27th December to Monday 1st January – Woodford, QLDFriday Folk Flashback

“How to Make Gravy” – Paul Kelly

Gareth Hugh Evans’ Top 25 Tracks of 2017

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The final of our traditional end of year lists sees Timber and Steel Editor-in-Chief Gareth Hugh Evans sifts through all of the amazing music that was produced this year and pick his top 25 tracks. As always he’s tried to only pick one track per artist, although as you’ll see there’s some exceptions with different artists collaborating on different projects through 2017.

But enough of our jabbering – it’s time to get to the music. Without further ado we present Gareth Hugh Evans’ Top 25 Tracks of 2017.

1. Emma Davis – “Danger in Me”
Emma Davis just has a way of writing a song which draws you in and never lets go. With just a finger picked guitar, understated rhythm section, muted organ and reverbed vocals, Davis has created a piece of music that I genuinely put on repeat. The fact that there’s a very relevant social message underpinning “Danger in Me” just adds a depth to my appreciation of it. Thank you Emma Davis for producing one of the most beautiful three and a half minutes of 2017.

2. The East Pointers – “82 Fires”
For a band I almost exclusively associated with fiddle tunes, The East Pointers have delivered one of the best songs of the year with “82 Fires”. Co-written with our very own Liz Stringer about fires in Tasmania, “82 Fires” may be the most Australian song written by a trio of Canadians. There’s an epic feel to the song that shouldn’t be possible from three guys playing (mostly) acoustic instruments – but I’ve seen this song live and they get pretty close to reproducing the recording on stage. Try to listen to “82 Fires” on not have it stir something inside.

3. Willie Watson – “Gallows Pole”
No one interprets traditional American music quite like Willie Watson. Here he’s managed to take the Leadbelly classic “Gallows Pole” and turn it into a thoroughly modern, haunting piece of music which is a definite standout on his latest album, Folksinger Vol. 2.

4. The Morrisons feat. Georgia Mooney – “Long Time Travelling”
It seems odd to choose an a cappella song from a band that features some of the best bluegrass musicians in the country. But I just can’t get passed how delightful it is hear James Morrison singing over the combined voices of The Morrisons plus Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live In Texas). The harmonies, the dynamic variations, the passion – “Long Time Travelling” is pure joy.

5. Offa Rex – “Sheepcrook and Black Dog”
As you probably know by now we have A LOT of love for the 2017 Offa Rex album The Queen of Hearts. The collaboration between The Decemberists and Olivia Chaney is full of highlights and to be honest songs like “The Old Churchyard”, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “Willie o’ Winsbury” are more likely to hit this year’s best of lists. But for me “Sheepcrook and Black Dog” captures the nostalgia of the late-60s/early-70s British folk revival better than any other track on The Queen of Hearts with its Steeleye Span style arrangement, crunchy Black Sabbath style guitars and Sandy Denny style vocal performance. “Sheepcrook and Black Dog” is vintage folk-rock for the modern era.

6. Laura Marling – “Next Time”
Laura Marling goes full Nick Drake on “Next Time”. The orchestral arrangement over the top of Marling’s inventive guitar tunings and finger-picking, along with her hushed but powerful vocal performance is so reminiscent of the late English singer-songwriter it can’t not have been inspired by his work. This is definitely the highlight of Semper Femina for me and it even comes with a video directed by Laura Marling herself.

7. The Young’uns – “Be the Man”
“Be The Man” was inspired by the story of Matthew Ogston, founder of the Naz and Matt Foundation which tackles religious and cultural homophobia, following the tragic death of his fiancé (you can read the full story here). The Young’uns have written a song which is not only powerful in its message, and deeply respectful to its subject matter, but also a wonderful compliment to the rest of their harmony-driven catalogue. Check out the video featuring Matthew Ogston himself.

8. Billy Bragg – “Why We Build the Wall”
When Anaïs Mitchell wrote “Why We Build the Wall” for her 2010 folk-opera Hadestown I doubt she knew how precient it was considering the build-the-wall platform Donald Trump ran on during his 2016 presidential campaign. Billy Bragg has been singing “Why We Build the Wall” for a few years now but it’s taken until this year for him to officially release it as a single. The political singer-songwriter has purposefully politicised the track and filled it with a jarring, electric guitar to great effect. Could this be the folk anthem for the Trump era?

9. David Rawlings – “Cumberland Gap”
The genius of David Rawlings and Gillian Welch is their ability to write songs that sound like they’ve existed forever and then produce those songs in such a way that makes it sound like they’re being “modernised”. “Cumberland Gap” is the perfect example of this – the track sounds so timeless yet so fresh at exactly the same time. That’s probably why it’s been getting so many comparisons to Neil Young.

10. Stu Larsen – “Chicago Song”
“Chicago Song” is exactly the kind of song you want from a singer-songwriter like Stu Larsen. Simple, catchy and foot-tappingly joyful, “Chicago Song” captures a little piece of magic.

11. The Ahern Brothers – “Comb That River”
Whoever decided to pair singer-songwriters Josh Rennie-Hynes and Steve Grady as The Ahern Brothers deserves all of my adulation. Their self titled debut album is an homage to the close harmony singing of The Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel, with “Comb That River” exemplifying their sound. Listen to this track and be transported back to another time.

12. Charlie Fink – “Firecracker”
I’m sure I’ve printed this elsewhere on Timber and Steel but for the reader’s benefit: Noah and The Whale’s 2009 album The First Days of Spring is one of my favourite albums of all time. So when ex-Noah and The Whale lead singer Charlie Fink releases a single like “Firecracker” that sounds like it’s been ripped directly from The First Days of Spring there’s no way this song wasn’t going to make my best of 2017 list.

13. All Our Exes Live in Texas – “Boundary Road”
“What if I want to be the one to fall apart once in a while?” has somehow become one of my favourite chorus lines of 2017. All Our Exes Live in Texas have taken on the lyrical challenge of the line, as well as the fight songwriter Katie Wighton had with her mum that inspired the line, and crafted one of the best songs from one of the best albums of the year. There is All Our Exes Live in Texas magic all over this song – with a simple “ooh” and “ahh” the quartet can elevate every song they touch. Lovely stuff.

14. Nick Mulvey – “Mountain To Move”
I’m going to make a prediction: “Mountain To Move” is the song most likely to appear on the soundtrack of sweet and quirky rom coms over the 12 months. Nick Mulvey continues to impress me with the way he crafts a song over a repeating melody line or guitar rhythm, building the simplicity into something more.

15. Julia Johnson – “Melissa”
I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the new direction that Julia Johnson has taken with her songwriting in 2017. Moving beyond her work with Julia and The Deep Sea Sirens and working with producer Sarah Belkner, Johnson is producing some of the most interesting music of her career. I have a feeling “Melissa” is only the tip of the iceberg for what’s coming next from Julia Johnson and I can’t wait.

16. The Northern Folk – “Get On”
Despite the wealth of shows they’ve done this year I only managed to catch Melbourne folk 10 piece The Northern Folk live for the first time really recently. They manage to combine the indie folk sound of bands like The Middle East with the distinct groove that comes with having a saxophone heavy horn section. “Get On” epitomises The Northern Folk’s unique sound for me and was one of those songs that made me hit the repeat button again and again the first time I heard it.

17. Fanny Lumsden – “Roll On”
Want to know what it’s like to be an Australian artist on an endless tour of our country? Listen to the lyrics of “Roll On”. What I love about this track is its authenticity. This isn’t the Americanised version of the Australian outback full of dust kicking cowboys and pickup trucks. And this isn’t the romanticised nostalgic version of Australia either with its drovers and men-of-the-land. Instead “Roll On” is a song about about what its like to hit the road in 2017 complete with speeding fines, Gaytimes, roadtrains and small town bowlos. Keep writing songs like this Fanny Lumsden.

18. Paul Kelly – “Firewood and Candles”
After a few years of genre and experimental albums Paul Kelly announced his return to the classic Paul Kelly with the killer track “Firewood and Candles”. That rocking riff with Kelly’s vocals (ably supported by Vikka and Linda Bull) is just so damn catchy. If you wonder why everyone’s making such a fuss over Paul Kelly at the moment, why he’s winning awards and being praised at every turn, just listen to the songs on his 2017 album Life Is Fine, starting with “Firewood and Candles”.

19. Gretta Ziller – “Slaughterhouse Blues”
If someone asks you for the best voice in Australian Americana music then just show them Gretta Ziller. There may be some artists earlier in this list who you could squeeze into the genre, but as far as pure Americana music goes you can’t get much better than Ziller’s “Slaughterhouse Blues”. This is a modern track with its feet firmly in roots music. And that production! Perfection! More of this please Gretta Ziller.

20. I’m With Her – “Little Lies”
Before the release of “Little Lies” the American super-goup I’m With Her were really known for interpreting traditional music or covers of contemporary songs. But then this track comes along and solidifies the (probabaly assumed) fact that I’m With Her are a band to watch. Aoife O’Donovan has one of the best voices in Americana music, and it’s all the sweeter combined with the voices of Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz. And Watkins’ fiddle playing on this track is some of my favourite instrumental work in 2017.

21. BATTS – “Little White Lies”
I’ve been a fan of Tanya Batt’s music for some time, but it’s been her transformation into BATTS and the lo-fi, shoe-gaze, lyric driven songwriting that has come with it that has really caught my attention in 2017. “Little White Lies” is the second single released under the BATTS moniker and it’s by far my favourite, with its etherial production and confessional lyrics. I have a feeling we’re going to be hearing a lot more from BATTS in the coming months and I can’t wait.

22. Taryn La Fauci – “Winter”
When her EP Cycling came out I messaged Taryn La Fauci and told her “Just wanted to tell you that I’m in love with your track “Winter”.” Above every other song on the EP “Winter” struck me, most likely because this year I lost my cat as well and the lyrics just resonated. This song was on repeat for a lot of this year – thank you for sharing it with me Taryn La Fauci.

23. Diamond Duck – “Marry Me By The Sea”
Another collaboration (this time between The Morrisons’ Jimmy Daley and Canadian-Australian singer-songwriter Brian Campeau) that evokes the close harmony singing of The Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel, Diamond Duck have made quite an impression with their first single “Marry Me By The Sea”. What makes this stand out for me is the way the Diamond Duck boys explore unusual, almost twisted chords in their accompaniment while maintaining a sweetness in their vocal delivery. Listen to the piano “solo” in the middle of the song and you’ll see what I mean – there’s something a little off kilter in the track and it’s absolutely delicious.

24. Stella Donnelly – “Boys Will Be Boys”
In the wake of the #metoo movement and everything that’s been coming out in the media over the last few months I think Australia needed a song like “Boys Will Be Boys”. Stella Donnelly has made quite a splash this year and with her amazing voice and lyrical chops I can imagine there’s big things on the horizon for the singer-songwriter.

25. Johnny Flynn – “Wandering Aengus”
The return of Johnny Flynn to music this year was heralded by this really quirky track and promised much from his new album Sillion. All the elements of what makes a classic Johnny Flynn song are here – his amazing voice, jangly guitar and subtle horn accompaniment – but there’s also something a little twisted about the structure of this track that I really really like. Definitely up there with my favourite Johnny Flynn songs.

Timber and Steel’s Top Albums of 2017

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It’s difficult to find an overriding theme in our picks for this year’s top albums. There’s a bit of trad in there, a lot of singer-songwriter and a decent amount Americana and country music. Overall 2017 has been another amazing year for folk music and we couldn’t be happier.

As always we have more “best of” lists coming this week so please stay tuned for them. But in the meantime check out Timber and Steel’s top albums of

Offa Rex
1. Offa RexThe Queen of Hearts
When you get nostalgia right the result can be pure gold. As someone who was brought up on late-60s/early-70s English folk-rock (think Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Pentangle, etc) The Queen of Hearts feels like home and, as my friends and family can attest, the album has truly been on constant rotation since its release in July.

Offa Rex is the coming together of Portland nu-folk heroes The Decemberists and English folk-singer Olivia Chaney, inspired by the second-wave folk revival of the British isles. Somehow they’ve managed to capture this very distinct period of music, staying true to the instrumentation, production values and aesthetic of the time without descending into kitsch or parody (as many of the bands from the time ended up doing themselves in the 70s and 80s). Rigid rock rhythm sections over murder ballads, harpsichords and reverb-heavy electric guitars, ethereal vocals – The Queen of Hearts feels more like a rediscovered gem than an album recorded and released in 2017.

And let’s make one thing clear – it’s Olivia Chaney who makes this record. While The Decemberists are obviously the driving force behind The Queen of Hearts it is Chaney’s vocals that pull you right back into the early 70s. She somehow channels the likes of Maddy Prior, Sandy Denny, Anne Briggs, et al, while still bringing her own unique sound to the vocals. The tracks where Colin Meloy takes the lead (such as “Black Leg Minor”) or the instrumental “Constant Billy (Oddington) / I’ll Go Enlist (Sherborne)”, while still amazing in their own right, just don’t have the same impact as “The Queen of Hearts”, “Flash Company”, “The Old Churchyard” or any of the other amazing songs with Olivia Chaney front and centre.

Picking favourite songs from an album of standouts is very very hard. I love the nods to early Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath on “Sheepcrook and Black Dog”, probably the most epic of all the songs on the album. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” is a beautiful tribute to Anne Briggs, with Chaney’s voice just resonating over the drone of a harmonium. And Offa Rex’s version of “Willie o’ Winsbury” may be my favourite of all time.

Even if you only have a passing interest in British folk music, in the second wave folk revival or in The Decemberists’ ongoing evolution as one of the most interesting folk bands in the world, give The Queen of Hearts a listen and see exactly why this is our album of the year for 2017.

The East Pointers
2. The East PointersWhat We Leave Behind
Canadian trio The East Pointers up the production ante with their new album What We Leave Behind, expanding their sound with new instrumentation, increasing their song-to-tune ratio and generally producing one of the most interesting folk albums of the year. And the best part about it is there’s still a focus on ensuring that every bit of the album can be reproduced live with just the three of them – something I can confirm is the case having caught them in Melbourne recently. What We Leave Behind sees The East Pointers grow as a band, deftly straddling the worlds of traditional and modern fold music.

The Ahern Brothers
3. The Ahern BrothersThe Ahern Brothers
Josh Rennie-Hynes and Steve Grady are two voices that seem destined to be together. The Ahern Brothers are the latest in collection of modern artists taking inspiration from close harmony singing in the vein of The Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel and the result is really something special. Their self-titled debut album is a pure delight and elevates everything we’ve heard from Rennie-Hynes and Grady individually to date. There’s a reason these guys are selling out shows and taking the country by storm.

Fanny Lumsden
4. Fanny LumsdenReal Class Act
Fanny Lumsden continues her domination of Australian country music with the 2017 release of Real Class Act. The album is very strongly informed by Lumsden’s decision to live her life on the road with husband Dan Stanley Freeman rather than opting for the relative comfort of a major Australian city (where, let’s be honest, the vast majority of Australia’s country music is produced), and you can really hear the expanse of our wide brown land all over the album. With each release Fanny Lumsden’s songwriting just gets better and better, adding a modern sensibility to a genre that all to often falls into cliche or nostalgia. Real Class Act is what Australian country music should be about.

The Morrisons
5. The MorrisonsThe Morrisons
Australia’s premiere bluegrass and alt-country band The Morrisons released their long-awaited and highly anticipated debut album this year and it has fast become one of my favourite album’s of ever. No one quite takes such a quintessentially American genre like bluegrass and passes it through the Australian lens in the way The Morrisons do. And it doesn’t hurt that individually each of The Morrisons is a master of their respective instrument making the album as technically brilliant as it is artistically brilliant.

Willie Watson
6. Willie WatsonFolksinger Vol. 2
Willie Watson’s exploration of America’s rich vein of traditional folk music continues with the second volume in his Folksinger series. Somehow he finds a way to take traditional and vintage folk and blues songs and modernise them without losing what makes them great songs to begin with. Watson treats this material with respect and reverance, almost taking a step back and letting each song speak for itself. When Willie Watson left Old Crow Medicine Show he expressed a desire to find a softer side of the folk genre, and that’s something he’s truly captured with Folksinger Vol. 2.

All Our Exes Live In Texas
7. All Our Exes Live In TexasWhen We Fall
Taking out this year’s ARIA for Best Blues and Roots Album was just the icing on the cake for what has been a massive year for All Our Exes Live In Texas. When We Fall is an album of fine songwriting, pitch perfect production and a true celebration of the four part harmony. Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts and Georgia Mooney each bring a unique set of influences and musical styles to All Our Exes Live In Texas which somehow all blend together into something sublime. With the momentum on When We Fall expect All Our Exes Live In Texas to continue crushing it into 2018 and beyond

Laura Marling
8. Laura MarlingSemper Femina
Laura Marling goes deep on her exploration of the feminine and what it means to be a female artist. It’s amazing to watch Marling grow with every album she releases while never really losing track of what drew us all to her in the first place – beautifully written songs and masterful guitar work. Laura Marling truly is one of the greatest artists of our generation.

Charlie Fink
9. Charlie FinkCover My Tracks
My love for Cover My Tracks one hundred per cent stems from my nostalgia for Noah and The Whale’s 2009 concept album The First Days of Spring. Charlie Fink revisits the style and feeling from The First Days of Spring throughout his 2017 solo outing and it’s a welcome return to form for a songwriter that had definitely strayed a little far from his strengths towards the end of Noah and The Whale’s time, prefering a Springsteen-light pop sound to substantial, heart-on-his-sleeve songwriting. The album is raw, emotional, beautiful and heartbreaking – everything I want from a Charlie Fink record.

Packwood
10. PackwoodVertumnus
The culmination four seasonally focused EPs from the last couple of years, Vertumnus is a beautiful opus to the natural world. Packwood’s unique brand of chamber folk has reached its pinnacle with this record, filled with lush compositions and stunning musicianship. Bayden Hyne, along with his arrangers Tilman Robinson (orchestral) and Miriam Crellin (choral) have pefectly crafted each track on Vertumnus making the most of choirs, strings, pianos, finger-picked guitars and banjos and more to compliment Packwood’s trademark fragile vocal style. Taking this work out of the studio and onto the stage is an expensive undertaking but I still hold out hope that we’ll see Vertumnus live before too long.

Kasey Chambers
11. Kasey ChambersDragonfly
Kasey Chambers mixes things up on her latest double album working with two different producers – Paul Kelly and Nash Chambers – and collaborating with a diverse range of artists from multiple genres, resulting in one of her most interesting releases in recent years.

David Rawlings
12. David RawlingsPoor David’s Almanack
David Rawlings and Gillian Welch find a way to write original Americana songs that sound like traditional songs that have been re-discovered and updated for a modern audience – and why can’t I get “Money is the Meat in the Coconut” out of my head?

Billy Bragg
13. Billy BraggBridges Not Walls
Billy Bragg returns to his activist roots on this EP with his electric guitar turned up and his wit as sharp as ever.

Lisa Mitchell
14. Lisa MitchellWhen They Play That Song
Out of no where Australia’s queen of indie-folk delivers the sweetest covers EP of the year, with quirky takes on 90s favourites from Phantom Planet, Spice Girls, Placebo, Letters To Cleo and The Cardigans

Timothy James Bowen
15. Timothy James BowenBloom
Bloom bookends a couple of years of massive upheaval in Timothy James Bowen’s life, while capturing an artist at the peak of his powers as a singer and songwriter.

Husky
16. HuskyPunchbuzz
Husky continue to push the boundaries of their indie-folk sound with an album that borrows as much from eighties pop as it does from lyric-driven singer-songwriter music.

BATTS
17. BATTS62 Moons
Moving away from her electro-folk roots toward a stripped back sound has proven a success for BATTS who’s delivered an EP of really stunning songs.

Gretta Ziller
18. Gretta ZillerQueen of Boomtown
Gretta Ziller has delivered one of the best Americana albums of the year that deserves all the nominations, awards and accolades it will no doubt continue to receive over the coming months

Paul Kelly
19. Paul KellyLife Is Fine
After a couple of genre projects Paul Kelly returns with his most Paul Kelly album in recent memory, further cementing him as Australia’s greatest living songwriter.

Nick Mulvey
20. Nick MulveyWake Up Now
The English singer-songwriter continues to produce interesting, acoustic driven indie music full of weird guitar tunings, multi-tracked vocals and songs just waiting to hit a Hollywood soundtrack.

Emily Barker
21. Emily BarkerSweet Kind of Blue
Emily Barker deftly combines country, blues and folk styles, harkening back to a tradition while still producing a sound that is fresh and engaging.

Stu Larsen
22. Stu LarsenResolute
Australia’s favourite troubadour produces another album of straight up singer-songwriter gems documenting his travels around the world.

Lankum
23. LankumBetween The Earth & Sky
Lankum, the band formally known as Lynched, are producing some of the most raw traditional Irish music going around, complete with the thickest Dublin accent you’re likely to hear this year.

Old Crow Medicine Show
24. Old Crow Medicine Show50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde
Old Crow Medicine Show pay homage to Dylan with this live stringband version of the classic Blonde On Blonde

Johnny Flynn
25. Johnny FlynnSillion
An absolute gem of an album that sees Johnny Flynn’s distinctive voice and resonator front and centre, but a willingness to play with production a bit more than previous releases, adding more texture and nuance to each of the tracks.

Ten Albums and EPs From the First Half of 2017 You Should Own

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Can you believe we’re more than halfway through 2017? What a crazy year it’s been so far – and what a year of music we’ve had!

For us at here at Timber and Steel 2017 has been a lot about reconnecting with new music from the amazing folk artists who first inspired us to start writing about this music, as well as the debut albums from a bunch of artists that we’ve been patiently waiting to release music for what feels like years.

So we thought we’d continue our tradition of the last couple of years to highlight ten albums and EPs we think should be part of your collection – as well as tell you exactly what it is about these records that we love.

So without further ado here’s our Ten Albums and EPs From the First Half of 2017 You Should Own:

When We FallAll Our Exes Live In Texas

AOELIT
Watching All Our Exes Live In Texas transform from a one-off coming together of Sydney singer-songwriters a few years ago to the musical powerhouse they are today has been just a joy. When their debut album When We Fall dropped this year fans were rewarded with some fine fine songwriting, pitch perfect production and a true celebration of the four part harmony. Despite the disparate styles of each member’s solo work, When We Fall is a beautiful, cohesive album that demands to be listened to over and over again.

Cover My TracksCharlie Fink

Charlie Fink
Noah and The Whale’s 2009 concept album The First Days of Spring is easily one of my favourite releases of the last 10 years. Its sprawling dissection of frontman Charlie Fink’s break up with Laura Marling is a true masterpiece. So when Fink’s promo around his new solo album Cover My Tracks likened it as an unofficial sequel to The First Days of Spring I was more than a little skeptical, especially given the Springsteen-light pop direction Noah and The Whale took in its final years. But the truth is that Cover My Tracks delivers. It still doesn’t hold a candle to The First Days of Spring but Charlie Fink has captured some of his early magic with his solo album. The release is another concept album (which also comes accompanied by a play written by David Greig) and it deserves to be listened to from start to finish. It’s great to have Charlie Fink back doing what he does best.

Sweet Kind of BlueEmily Barker

Emily Barker
I was lucky enough to see Emily Barker at a super intimate show in Melbourne back in April, just as she was about to release Sweet Kind of Blue. Watching Barker on stage with just herself, her guitar and an accompanying double bass just solidified how good she is as a songwriter – when you strip back the production of Sweet Kind of Blue there’s still something amazing at the core. She deftly combines country, blues and folk styles, harkening back to a tradition while still producing a sound that is fresh and engaging. It’s about time Australia started paying more attention to Emily Barker, esepcially if she keeps producing music like Sweet Kind of Blue.

Crack-UpFleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes
Following a six-year break Fleet Foxes return with their very special brand of 70’s folk nostalgia on Crack-Up. Robin Pecknold and co’s harmonic, sweet vocals over Fleet Foxes’ epic, rhythmic melodies have been sorely missed and it’s great to see them balancing the nostalgia of their earlier work with their need to grow artistically. Despite the off-putting opening track “I Am All That I Need/Arroyo Seco/Thumbprint Scar” Crack-Up is a solid album that can stand proudly next to Helplessness Blues and their self titled debut. Let’s hope we don’t have to wait another six years for album number four.

SillionJohnny Flynn

Johnny Flynn
The return of Johnny Flynn to folk-singing this year came as a bit of surprise given his recent focus on his screen and stage acting career (if you haven’t seen Lovesick on Netflix we can recommend giving it a crack). But we’re so glad Flynn’s picked up the resonator again because Sillion is an absolute gem of an album. Johnny Flynn’s distinctive voice is once again front and centre on the album but he seems to be playing with the production a bit more, adding more texture and nuance to each of the tracks. I don’t know if this is the start of a new direction for Johnny Flynn – if it is I’m interested to see where he goes next.

DragonflyKasey Chambers

Kasey Chambers
There are two big things that excited me about Kasey Chambers’ new album Dragonfly. Firstly the fact that the double album had two different producers – Paul Kelly and Nash Chambers respectively – giving each disc a distinct sound. And secondly the raft of collaborations with really interesting artists such as Vika & Linda Bull, Keith Urban, Paul Kelly, Foy Vance, Harry Hookey, Ed Sheeran and Grizzlee Train – many of those, you’d agree, wouldn’t normally be associated with Kasey Chambers’ music. The result is one of Kasey Chambers’ most interesting and dare we say best albums to date.

Semper FeminaLaura Marling

Laura Marling
Laura Marling has gone deep on her exploration of the feminine in her brand new album Semper Femina and I love it. It was really interesting watching Marling explore feminine creativity in her podcast series Reversal of the Muse earlier this year and Semper Femina seems to be the artistic extension of the conversations she was having with the likes of Marika Hackman, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris. The album is yet another example of Laura Marling’s skills as a songwriter, guitarist and singer – each song is perfectly crafted. Laura Marling truly is one of the greatest artists of our generation.

The Ahern BrothersThe Ahern Brothers

The Ahern Brothers
The Ahern Brothers is the perfect coupling of singer-songwriters Josh Rennie-Hynes and Steve Grady, bringing two-part male harmony singing in the vein of The Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel and more recently The Milk Carton Kids to an Australian audience. Their self-titled debut album is a pure delight and elevates everything we’ve heard from Rennie-Hynes and Grady individually to date. I have a sneaking suspicion this album is going to make it onto a lot of people’s best of end of year lists. Beautiful.

The MorrisonsThe Morrisons

The Morrisons
We’ve already said plenty about The Morrisons’ long awaited self-titled debut album but there was no way it was going to get left off this list. The Morrisons are easily one of Australia’s best bluegrass and alt-country bands, it’s just a pity it takes them so long to get a record in stores. The Morrisons is an album of quintessentially Australian songs set to the familiar chop of a quintessentially American musical style. And it doesn’t hurt that individually each of The Morrisons is a master of their respective instrument making the album as technically brilliant as it is artistically brilliant. Now what do we have to do to get The Morrisons back in the studio for a followup?

BloomTimothy James Bowen

Timothy James Bowen
If you’ve been following Timothy James Bowen’s story over the last couple of years you’ll know it’s not been an easy journey for the singer songwriter. Diagnosed with Primary Mediastinal B Cell Lymphoma (a type of blood cancer), Bowen spent much of 2016 in treatment before going into remission. Bloom bookends this massive upheaval in his life, but it also shows how a songwriter of Timothy James Bowen’s talent is able to channel his experience into his art. Even without the personal context Bloom is an amazing EP – here are five incredible songs from a master songwriter.

And of course special mention also has to go to so many other albums and EPs that were released in the first six months of 2017 including (but not limited to):

VacancyBroads
Postcards From The Shell HouseBusby Marou
All You Need Is MusicDavidson Brothers
÷Ed Sheeran
PunchbuzzHusky
The Nashville SoundJason Isbell & The 400 Unit
UnchartedJoel Barker & The Low Company
Jordan Ireland With Purple OrchestraJordan Ireland With Purple Orchestra
Barefoot WonderlandJustin Bernasconi
Universal FavoriteNoam Pikelny
50 Years Of Blonde On BlondeOld Crow Medicine Show
Good Days, These DaysQuinton Trembath
Freedom HighwayRhiannon Giddens
The WaterSam Buckingham
PlanetariumSufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, James McAlister
CyclingTaryn La Fauci
Take Care Take CoverThe Mae Trio
IronbarkThe Waifs
A Fair WindTrioc

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 31st March

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Laura Marling added Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne dates to her tour schedule this June. Details here

Folk ‘Til Ya Punk Records announced Brisbane folk-punk festival BRISFOPO featuring The Dead Maggies, Fox n Firkin, The Button Collective, The Rogue Scholars, Andy Paine, The Dangerous Folk, Quinton Trembath and Jim Mongrel and more. Details here

– The Davidson Brothers released their new video “Take A Little Drive”. Details here

Emily Barker released her new video “Sunrise” and announced that she’s in Australia this week and next with tour dates in south west WA, Sydney and Melbourne. Details here

Releases This Week

Imelda May
Life Love Flesh BloodImelda May
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Broads

Broads

Melbourne alt-country duo Broads launch their new album Vacancy in their home town.

Saturday 1st April – Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Amber Lawrence & Catherine Britt
Friday 31st March – Red Hot Music, Devonport, TAS
Saturday 1st April – Granada Tavern, Hobart, TAS
Friday 7th April – Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill, NSW

Archer, Sweet Jelly Rolls, Simone East
Saturday 1st April – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

BATTS
Sunday 2nd April – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Bill Chambers, Raechel Whitchurch
Thursday 6th April – House Concert, Parkes, NSW
Friday 7th April – Club Mudgee, Mudgee, NSW

Bonnie Raitt
Friday 7th April – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Broads
Saturday 1st April – Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC

Brigadoon Highland Gathering
Saturday 1st April – Bundanoon, NSW

Darcy Fox
Friday 31st March – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 5th April – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Emily Barker
Tuesday 4th April – The Cidery and Blackwood Valley Brewing Company, Bridgetown, WA
Wednesday 5th April – Little Village Music, Dunsborough, WA
Thursday 6th April – Babushka, Perth, WA

Eveleigh Works Grand Opening feat. The Sweet Jelly Rolls, Indigo Rising, Skyscraper Stan
Sunday 2nd April – Eveleigh Works, Sydney, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 7th April – Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Georgie Fisher, Burden Man, Maia Marsh
Wednesday 5th April – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Grigoryan Brothers
Saturday 1st April – City Recital Hall, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 2nd April – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Tuesday 4th April – Macquarie Conservatorium of Music, Dubbo, NSW
Wednesday 5th April – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 6th April – TAS Hoskins Centre, Armidale, NSW
Friday 7th April – Bellingen Memorial Hall, Bellingen, NSW

Heartbreaker Sessions feat. De’May, Bill Hunt
Sunday 2nd April – The Bearded Tit, Sydney, NSW

Hinterlandt
Saturday 1st April – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 2nd April – The Unorthodox Church of Groove, Newcastle, NSW

Hollie Matthew, Swamp Fat Jangles
Saturday 1st April – Bearded Tit, Sydney, NSW

Holly Throsby
Friday 31st March – Babushka, Perth, WA

Irish Mythen
Friday 31st March – Old Castlemaine Gaol, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 1st April – Baby Black, Bacchus Marsh, VIC
Sunday 2nd April – Old Church on The Hill, Bendigo, VIC
Wednesday 5th April – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 6th April – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Friday 7th April – The Heritage, Bulli, NSW

Jack Carty
Friday 31st March – Paddington Uniting Church, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 6th April – Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA
Friday 7th April – Always Good Nights, Bunbury, WA

Jeff Lang
Friday 31st March – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 1st April – Lefties, Whyalla, SA
Thursday 6th April – Royal Oak, Launceston, TAS
Friday 7th April – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS

Josh Rennie-Hynes
Friday 31st March – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA

Kasey Chambers
Friday 7th April – Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 8th April – Country Club Showroom, Launceston, TAS
Sunday 9th April – Burnie Arts Centre, Burnie, TAS

Kate Miller-Heidke
Friday 31st March – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Friday 7th April – Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Kasey Chambers
Thursday 6th April – Devonport Entertainment Centre, Devonport, TAS
Friday 7th April – Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS

Last Weekend at The Newsagency
Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd April – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Les Poules à Colin
Friday 31st March – Illawarra Folk Club, Wollongong, NSW
Wednesday 5th April – Upper Landsdowne Memorial Hall, Upper Landsdowne, NSW
Thursday 6th April – House Concert, Newcastle, NSW

Liv Cartledge
Saturday 1st April – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan
Sunday 3rd April – Bar 303, Melbourne, VIC

Martha Tilston
Friday 31st March – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 1st April – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Sunday 2nd April – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

Peasant Moon w/ Sam Shinazzi and Arna Georgia
Thursday 6th April – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Rick Hart’s Bare Bones Quartet
Friday 7th April – The Drunken Poet, Melbourne, VIC

Sarah Belkner
Friday 31st March – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 6th April – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Sleepy West, James Franklin, Cat Canteri
Saturday 1st April – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Sydney Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Get-together
Friday 1st April – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

The Bean Project w/ Patrick Wilson
Friday 7th April – The B.East, Melbourne, VIC

The Button Collective
Friday 31st March – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th April – The Two Goats, Armidale, NSW

The East Pointers
Friday 31st March – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Saturday 1st April – Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Thursday 6th April – Club Mullum (Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club), Mullumbimby, NSW
Friday 7th April – Eatonsville Hall, Eatonsville, NSW

The Man From Snowy River Festival
Thursday 30th March to Sunday 2nd April – Corryong, VIC

The McClymonts
Friday 7th April – Goulburn Workers, Goulburn, NSW

The Mountain Goats
Thursday 6th April – Badlands, Perth, WA
Friday 7th April – Fowlers Live, Adelaide, SA

The Sauerkrauts
Friday 7th April – House Concert, Nowra, NSW

The Waifs
Saturday 1st April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 2nd April – The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 4th April – Bangalow Hall, Bangalow, NSW
Wednesday 5th April – Bangalow Hall, Bangalow, NSW
Thursday 6th April – The Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, QLD

This Way North
Saturday 1st April – Prince Of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, WA
Sunday 2nd April – The Carine, Duncraig, WA

Tim Guy
Friday 7th April – Edinburgh Castle, Melbourne, VIC

Violent Femmes
Friday 31st March – Twin Towns, Coolangatta, QLD
Saturday 1st April – The Shed at Aussie World, Sunshine Coast, QLD

William Crighton
Friday 5th May – Bella Union Trades Hall, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Stags Bellow” – Martha Tilston

Laura Marling Announces More Australian Dates

Laura Marling
Image Courtesy of Laura Marling

When Laura Marling was announced as part of the VIVID LIVE lineup in Sydney this year we new it would only be a matter of time before the rest of Australia was treated to dates as well.

This week Marling has announced further shows in Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne this June. She will be touring her amazing new album Semper Femina – check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 8th June – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 10th June – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 11th June – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 12th June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Laura Marling, Lisa Hannigan, Beth Orton, Bill Callahan and More Added to VIVID Sydney

Laura Marling
Image Courtesy of Laura Marling

The full music lineup for this year’s VIVID event in Sydney was just announced and it’s one of the most Timber and Steel friendly line ups to date.

Joining the previously announced Fleet Foxes this year will be a raft of international acts including indie-folk goddess Laura Marling, Irish favourite Lisa Hannigan, celebrated singer-songwriter Bill Callahan, folktronica pioneer Beth Orton and many more.

The local lineup is equally as impressive including Taasha Coates, Crooked Fiddle Band, Mick Thomas, Brian Campeau, Nic Cassey, Swamp Fat Jangles, Sarah Belkner and more.

VIVID takes place around Sydney, with the VIVID LIVE events at the Sydney Opera House, from the 26th May to the 10th June. Below is a list of the the folk-leaning shows – check out the official site for a full list of artists and dates.

107 Presents For Folk Sake feat. Brian Campeau, Nic Cassey & Friends, Swamp Fat Jangles, Sarah Belkner
Saturday 10th June – 107 Projects, Sydney, NSW

Beth Orton
Tuesday 13th June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Bill Callahan: Smog to Dream River
Friday 2nd June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Friday 2nd June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 3rd June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 3rd June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 26th May – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 27th May – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Crooked Fiddle Band
Friday 9th June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Fleet Foxes
Friday 26th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 27th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Monday 29th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Laura Marling
Monday 12th June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Lisa Hannigan
Tuesday 30th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Mick Thomas
Friday 2nd June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Taasha Coates
Friday 16th June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 10th March

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

VIVID LIVE announced Fleet Foxes as their first artist for 2017. Details here

– And Fleet Foxes also revealed the details of their new album Crack-Up. Details here

– Victorian pop-folk singer Darcy Fox announced her new EP Chapter One. Details here

Laura Marling released the lyric video for “Nothing, Not Nearly” from her new album Semper Femina. Details here

All Our Exes Live In Texas have announced a national tour this June and July. Details here

– Sydney jam and performance night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s announced Whoa Mule as their March feature artist. Details here

– A new venue touting to be the new home of Americana, The Longhorn Saloon, opens in Melbourne this weekend. Details here

Releases This Week

Semper Femina
Semper FeminaLaura Marling
iTunes

Martha
NomadMartha Tilston

iTunes

RKS As Cool As They ComeRoland Kay-Smith
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Port Fairy Folk Festival

Willie

Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont
Sunday 12th March – Edgeworth Bowling Club, Edgeworth, NSW

Aireys Inlet Open Mic Music Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March – Aireys Pub, Aireys Inlet, VIC

Amanda Palmer
Friday 10th March – National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 11th March – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

Belle Harvey
Saturday 11th March – The Retreat Hotel, Brunswick, VIC
Sunday 12th March – Billyroy’s Blues Bar, Bendigo, VIC
Wednesday 15th March – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW
Friday 17th March – Hardys Bay Club, Hardys Bay, NSW

Bonnie Love
Saturday 11th March – Longhorn Saloon, Melbourne, VIC

Boy & Bear
Saturday 11th March – A Weekend in the Gardens, Melbourne VIC

Blue Mountains Music Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March – Katoomba, NSW

Bluegrass @ Yulli feat. Whoa Mule!
Wednesday 15th March – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Bluegrass, Old Timey and Acoustic Music Campout Weekend
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March – Yetholme, NSW

Brunswick Music Festival
Sunday 5th to Sunday 19th March – Melbourne, VIC

Brunswick Songwriter’s Club feat.

Burke & Wills Folk Festival
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March – Burke & Wills Winery, Mia Mia, VIC

Busby Marou
Friday 10th March – Wharf Tavern, Mooloolaba, QLD
Saturday 11th March – Bay Central Hotel, Hervey Bay, QLD

Carus Thompson
Friday 10th March – The Quarry Ampitheatre, City Beach, WA

Courtyard Sessions Presents Goldheist
Friday 17th March – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions Presents The Cruisin’ Deuces
Friday 10th March – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Darby w/ Brendon Moon, Liam Gale
Friday 17th March – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Davey Lane
Friday 10th March – Longhorn Saloon, Melbourne, VIC

Domini Forster
Friday 10th March – Poinciana, Mullum, NSW
Thursday 16th March – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Don Henley w/ Jewel
Friday 10th March – ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 12th March – A Day On The Green, Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, QLD
Wednesday 15th March – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena, Adelaide, SA

Eddi Reader
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
Wednesday 15th March – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 16th March – QPAC, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, NSW

Elwood Myre
Friday 10th March – B-East, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 12th March – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 17th March – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

Emma Davis w/ Tom Stephens
Tuesday 14th March – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Sunday 12th March – Tallimba Inn Hotel, Tallimba, NSW

Folk Uke & Dog Trumpet
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
Wednesday 15th March – Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 16th March – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Callum Wylie, Taryn La Fauci, Dominic Youdan
Wednesday 15th March – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Formidable Vegetable Sound System
Tuesday 14th March – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Green Mohair Suits
Friday 10th March – Frank’s Wild Years, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 11th March – The Mill, Avalon, NSW

Handsome Young Strangers
Friday 17th March – The Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

High Tea feat. Jordie Lane
Thursday 16th March – Sydney, NSW

Holly Throsby
Friday 10th March – ANU Bar, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 11th March – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Thursday 16th March – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Irish Mythen
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March – Blue Mountains Folk Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Jack Carty
Thursday 16th March – 5 Sawyers, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 17th March – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

James Vincent McMorrow
Friday 10th March – Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Jeff Lang
Friday 17th March – Geelong Workers Club, Geelong VIC

Justin Bernasconi
Saturday 11th March – Guildford Family Hotel, Guildford, VIC

Kate Miller-Heidke
Friday 10th March – QPAC, Brisbane, QLD

Katie Brianna, The April Family, Arna Georgia
Sunday 12th March – The Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Kirsty Bromley
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March – Burke & Wills Folk Festival, Mia Mia, VIC

Les Poules à Colin
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March – Blue Mountains Folk Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Lime and Steel, Andie
Saturday 11th March – The Old City Bank, Katoomba, NSW

Little Wise w/ Jim Lawrie
Wednesday 15th March – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Lolo Lovina
Friday 10th March – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Longhorn Saloon Official Opening Party
Monday 13th March – Longhorn Saloon, Melbourne, VIC

Martha Tilston
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
Friday 17th March – Saints & Sailors, Port Arlington, VIC

Martha Wainwright
Friday 10th March – Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 11th March – Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 12th March – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 14th March – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Wednesday 15th March – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 16th March – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

Miriam Lieberman Trio and The Groove
Friday 10th March – Wollongong Town Hall, Wollongong, NSW

Mission Songs Project feat. Jessie Lloyd, Leah Flanagan, Emma Donovan, Jessica Hitchcock, Marlene Cummins
Thursday 16th March – Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW

Mundy
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Thursday 16th March – The Caravan Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Friday 17th March – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Mustered Courage
Friday 17th March – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, NSW

Not Good With Horses
Thursday 16th March – Golden Barley Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Not the Usual Americana Gig feat. Echo Deer, Luke Collings & Greasy Lake,The Mysterious Universe Band
Thursday 16th March – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Oskar Herbig w/ Skyscraper Stan
Thursday 16th March – The Grand Junction Hotel, Maitland, NSW

Port Fairy Folk Festival
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy, VIC

Ramblin’ Nights Presents Chris Pickering & Jason Walker
Friday 17th March – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Riogh
Saturday 11th March – Dundas Sports & Recreation Club, Dundas, NSW

Roo Panes w/ Anabelle Kay
Wednesday 15th March – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, NSW
Thursday 16th March – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Rough River
Saturday 11th March – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

Sean McMahon and the MoonMen w/ James Thomson and the Strange Pilgrims
Friday 17th March – the JUNKYARD, Maitland, NSW

Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats
Thursday 16th March – The Grand Junction Hotel, Maitland, NSW
Friday 17th March – Southern Comfort Carnival, Surly’s American BBQ, Burgers & Beer, Sydney, NSW

Southern Comfort Carnival
Wednesday 15th to Saturday 25th March – Surly’s American BBQ, Burgers & Beer, Sydney, NSW

The Bitter Sweethearts w/ The Bottlers, Nils Sundermann
Friday 17th March – The Townie, Sydney, NSW

The East Pointers
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA

The Faraway Eyes
Sunday 12th March – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

The McClymonts
Friday 10th March – The Australian Brewery, Rouse Hill, NSW

The Retreat Sessions: Americana Music Association of Australia feat
Tuesday 14th March – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC

The Séamus Begley Trio
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 15th March – The Spotted Mallard, Brunswick, VIC

The Sweet Jelly Rolls w/ Sam Newton
Saturday 11th March – The Hideaway Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Waifs
Saturday 11th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 12th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Tuesday 14th March – Eastbank Centre, Shepparton, VIC
Wednesday 15th March – Albury Arts Centre, Albury, NSW
Thursday 16th March – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT

The Willing Ponies
Saturday 11th March – Foghorn Brewhouse, Central Coast, NSW

The Young Folk
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Thursday 16th March – Memo Music Hall, St Kilda, VIC

This Way North
Friday 10th March – Baha Tacos, Rye, VIC
Saturday 11th March – Chill Out Festival, Old Hepburn Hotel, VIC
Sunday 12th March – Great Ocean Road Brewhouse, Apollo Bay, VIC
Thursday 16th March – Sookie Lounge, Belgrave, VIC

TinPan Orange
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March – A Festival Called Panama, TAS

Tori Forsyth
Sunday 12th March – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW

Violent Femmes
Thursday 16th March – Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 17th March – Costa Hall Deakin University, Geelong, VIC

Willie Watson w/ My Bubba
Wednesday 15th March – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 16th March – The Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 17th March – Mullumbimby Civic Memorial Hall, Mullumbimby, NSW

Winter Wilson
Friday 10th March – Wanneroo Folk Club, Warwick, WA

WOMADelaide
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Adelaide, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Two Loves Of His Life (Tram Song)” – The Little Stevies

Our EOC has just moved to Melbourne so is feeling the love of Melbourne folk right now.

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