Thank Folk It’s Friday – 8th November

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– We got excited about the Major’s Creek Festival this weekend. Check out the piece here

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Blues at Bridgetown, Bridgetown, WA

Adam Eckersley Band
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Airlie Beach Festival of Music
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Airlie Beach, QLD

Alana Wilkinson
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Alanna and Alicia
Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Bendigo, VIC

Amber Lawrence
Sunday 10th November – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW

Andrew Swift
Friday 8th November – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 9th November – The Barn at Wombat Flat, Neale Flat, SA
Saturday 10th November – Emily’s Bistro, Quorn, SA
Friday 15th November – Tumut River Brewing Co, Tumut, NSW

Ash Grunwald
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Blues at Bridgetown, Bridgetown, WA

Australian Music Week
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Ben Leece
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th November – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 10th November – Grand Junction, Maitland, NSW

Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival
Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo, VIC

Big Sky Mountain
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Blues at Bridgetown
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Bridgetown, WA

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Blues at Bridgetown, Bridgetown, WA

Bonniesongs
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW

Busby Marou w/ Bobby Alu
Friday 8th November – Palais, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Saturday 9th November – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 14th November – The Cambridge, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 15th November – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys
Friday 8th November – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Carus Thompson
Thursday 14th November – Django @ Camelot, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th November – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Catherine Traicos
Friday 8th November – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 10th November – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Chaika
Friday 15th November – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Chris Neto
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW

Cigány Weaver
Friday 8th November – The J, Noosa Heads, QLD
Saturday 9th November – Kandanga Kitchen, Kandanga, QLD
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Claire Anne Taylor
Friday 8th November – Red Velvet Lounge, Cygnet, TAS
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Claude Hay
Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Bendigo, VIC

Crow Mountain
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Mountaingrass, Beechworth, VIC

D.C Cross
Saturday 9th November – Franks Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW
Sunday 10th November – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Dashville on the Road hittin’ the Big Smoke feat. Magpie Diaries, Johnston City, James Thomson, Kingsley James
Saturday 9th November – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Dave Wells
Saturday 9th November – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Didirri
Saturday 9th November – This That Festival, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 14th November – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Loch Hart Music Festival, Princetown, VIC

Emily Wurramara
Friday 8th November – AIS Arena, Canberra, ACT

Emma Davis
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 8th November – Polish Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 9th November – Giant Dwarf Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW
Friday 15th November – Loomberah Hall, Loomberah, NSW

Felicity Urquhart
Friday 8th November – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 9th November – The Barn at Wombat Flat, Neale Flat, SA
Saturday 10th November – Emily’s Bistro, Quorn, SA
Thursday 14th November – Panthers Penrith, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th November – Panthers Penrith, Sydney, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Leroy Lee, Riley Catherall, Jess Dale
Wednesday 13th November – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Gaelic Club Weekly Irish Music Session
Friday 8th November – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th November – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Genni Kane
Friday 15th November – Leichhardt Bowling & Recreational Club, Sydney, NSW

Georgia Knight
Friday 8th November – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 15th November – The Eastern, Ballarat, VIC

Georgia Mulligan
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW
Tuesday 12th November – In The Round, The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Georgia State Line
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th November – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 10th November – Grand Junction, Maitland, NSW

Great Aunt
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW
Friday 15th to Sunday 16th November – Healesville Music Festival, Healesville, VIC

Greta Stanley
Friday 8th November – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 9th November – UC Hub, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 10th November – North Wollongong Hotel, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 15th November – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Gretta Ziller
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Handpicked Festival
Saturday 9th November – Lake Breeze Wines, Langhorne Creek, SA

Harrietville Bluegrass Weekend
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Harrietville, VIC

Harry James Angus
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Hat Fitz and Cara
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Hayden Calnin
Friday 15th November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Hayley Marsten
Friday 8th November – Bayview Country Art Club, Bittern, VIC
Friday 15th November – Loomberah Hall, Loomberah, NSW

Healesville Music Festival
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Healesville, VIC

Hello Tut Tut
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

High Lonesome
Saturday 9th November – Brew Day Out!, Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW

High Tea feat. Liz Martin Band
Thursday 14th November – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Holly Arrowsmith
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW
Thursday 14th November – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Honky Tonkin’ feat. King Arthur
Thursday 14th November – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

Huck Hastings
Saturday 9th November – Sneaky Possum, Sydney, NSW

Husky
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Hussy Hicks
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Blues at Bridgetown, Bridgetown, WA
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

In The Round feat. Lisa Caruso, Georgia Mulligan, Dominic Breen, Skinny L
Tuesday 12th November – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Izy
Friday 8th November – Barbara, Brisbane, QLD

Jack Carty
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

James Thomson
Saturday 9th November – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW

Jamie Hutchings w/ Mark Modre
Friday 8th November – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 9th November – Dusty Attic, Lismore, NSW

JD and The Hunger Men
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 14th November – The Chippo Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Jhana Allan
Friday 8th Nobember – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

Joe Pug
Tuesday 12th November – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 14th November – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW
Friday 15th November – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

John Butler
Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Bendigo, VIC
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Airlie Beach, QLD
Saturday 9th November – Handpicked Festival, Langhorne Creek, SA

John Williamson
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Airlie Beach, QLD

Kallidad
Friday 15th November – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW

Karl S Williams
Saturday 9th November – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Katie Brianna
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Kevin Welch
Friday 8th November – Austrian Australian Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 9th November – Leichhardt Bowling & Recreational Club, Sydney, NSW

Kyle Lionhart
Friday 8th November – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th November – Handpicked Festival, Langhorne Creek, SA

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Leah Flanagan
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Lily & King
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Airlie Beach, QLD

Liz Frencham
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW

Lloyd Spiegel
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Blues at Bridgetown, Bridgetown, WA
Friday 15th November – Tomerong Hall, Tomerong, NSW

Looch Lewis
Friday 8th November – Golden Barley Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Loren Kate
Friday 8th November – No. 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 9th November – House Concert, Bundjalung, NSW
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Lost Ragas
Friday 8th November – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Lucie Thorne
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW
Thursday 14th November – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Magpie Diaries
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th November – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW

Majors Creek Festival
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek, NSW

Mama Kin Spender
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Airlie Beach, QLD
Saturday 9th November – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

Mandy Connell
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW

Mark Lucas & The Dead Setters
Friday 8th November – Butchers Brew Bar, Sydney, NSW

Matt Joe Gow
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Healesville Music Festival, Healesville, VIC

Matt Ward
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th November – Exeter Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Matty T Wall
Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Bendigo, VIC

Melanie Horsnell
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Melody Moko
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW

Mick Conway and Robbie Long
Thursday 14th November – Sutherland Acoustic Club, Sydney, NSW

Mick Thomas and the Roving Commission
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Healesville Music Festival, Healesville, VIC

Mike & Ruthy
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Mountaingrass, Beechworth, VIC
Tuesday 12th November – Leichhardt Bowling & Recreational Club, Sydney, NSW

Missy Higgins
Saturday 9th November – Handpicked Festival, Langhorne Creek, SA

Mojo Juju
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Monique Clare
Thursday 14th November – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Mother Hen Touring & Stanley Records AMW Showcase feat. JD & The Hungermen, Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, Ben Leece & Left Of The Dial, Peta Caswell & The Lost Cause, Georgia State Line, Sam Shinazzi
Friday 8th November – Croydon Lane Wine and Tapas Bar, Sydney, NSW

Mountaingrass
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Beechworth, VIC

Mullum Music Festival
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullumbimby, NSW

Narrownecks
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW

Nathan Power
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival, Bendigo, VIC

Newtown Festival
Sunday 10th November – Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Sydney, NSW

Nigel Wearne
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW
Thursday 14th November – The Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 15th November – Woodfolk Concert Series, Woodford, VIC

Ollie Thorpe
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Pat Tierney
Sunday 10th November – Peregian Originals, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Friday 15th November – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Paul Dempsey
Saturday 9th November – Republic Bar & Cafe, Hobart, TAS

Peta Caswell and The Lost Cause
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Pierce Brothers
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Airlie Beach, QLD

Rachel Baiman
Friday 8th November – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 13th November – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Rhythm Hunters
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th November – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW

Rich Davies and the Low Road
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Healesville Music Festival, Healesville, VIC

Richard Perso
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Healesville Music Festival, Healesville, VIC

Rosie Burgess Trio
Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Bendigo, VIC

Ruben Neeson
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW

Ruby Boots
Friday 8th November – Crown and Anchor, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 14th November – Art of Espresso, Young, NSW
Friday 15th November – The Sly Fox, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Russell Morris
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Blues at Bridgetown, Bridgetown, WA

Sahara Beck
Friday 8th November – The Cambridge, Newcastle, NSW

Sam Shinazzi
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW

Scott Cook and the She’ll Be Rights
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW
Wednesday 13th November – Lauriston, VIC
Friday 15th November – Seymour, VIC
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Healesville Music Festival, Healesville, VIC

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 13th November – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Shane Nicholson
Friday 8th November – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW

Shaun Kirk
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th November – Low 302, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th November – Baroque Room, Katoomba, NSW

Shelley’s Murder Boys
Saturday 9th November – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Skyscraper Stan
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Slim Dime
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Mountaingrass, Beechworth, VIC

Smith & Jones
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th November – MES Entertainment, Orange, NSW
Sunday 10th November – Blackheath Bar and Bistro, Blackheath, NSW

Strzelecki Stringbusters
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Mountaingrass, Beechworth, VIC
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Harrietville Bluegrass Weekend, Harrietville, VIC

The Audreys
Friday 15th November – Django @ Camelot, Sydney, NSW

The Barleyshakes
Saturday 9th November – Mary River Festival, Kandanga, QLD

The Bean Project
Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Bendigo, VIC

The Black Sorrows
Saturday 9th November – November Sun, Blue Pyrenees Estate, Avoca, VIC
Friday 15th November – Bird’s Basement, Melbourne, VIC

The BorderderS
Friday 15th November – Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, VIC

The Crooked Fiddle Band
Friday 8th November – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW

The Hillbilly Goats
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Airlie Beach, QLD

The Lyrebirds
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Mountaingrass, Beechworth, VIC

The Mid-North
Saturday 9th November – Brew Day Out!, Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW

The New Graces
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW

The Royal High Jinx
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Healesville Music Festival, Healesville, VIC

The Slipdixies
Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Bendigo, VIC

The South Carolina Broadcasters
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Mountaingrass, Beechworth, VIC
Tuesday 12th November – Upwey Belgrave RSL, Upwey, VIC

The Stetson Family
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Mountaingrass, Beechworth, VIC

The Teskey Brothers
Friday 8th November – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 9th November – Handpicked Festival, Langhorne Creek, SA
Sunday 10th November – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 12th November – Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 13th November – Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 15th November – Forum, Melbourne, VIC

The Waifs
Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Bendigo, VIC
Sunday 10th November – Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre, Wangaratta, VIC
Tuesday 12th November – Griffith Regional Theatre, Griffith, VIC
Wednesday 13th November – The Memo, Healesville, VIC
Thursday 14th November – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

The Water Runners
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW

The Willing Ponies
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Mountaingrass, Beechworth, VIC

The Wilson Pickers
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Thirroul Music Festival
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul, NSW

This Way North
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Healesville Music Festival, Healesville, VIC

Tia Gostelow
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Airlie Beach, QLD

Vardos
Friday 8th November – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Viva La Gong
Saturday 9th November – MacCabe park, Wollongong, NSW

Wagons
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW
Friday 15th November – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD

Whoa Mule
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Mountaingrass, Beechworth, VIC
Wednesday 13th November – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

William Crighton
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Winterbourne
Friday 8th November – The Brightside, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 9th November – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Z-Star Trinity
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Blues at Bridgetown, Bridgetown, WA
Sunday 10th November – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough, WA
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Listen to the New Echo Deer Single “Lost My Way”

Echo Deer
Image Courtesy of Echo Deer

Sydney based Americana band Echo Deer have just released their brand new single “Lost My Way”.

The whisky-soaked track is the first taster from their upcoming EP Side B and it recounts the well worn tale of waking up “empty handed in the cold light of day with nothing to show but a sore head”.

Take a listen to “Lost My Way” here:

Echo Deer have a handful of dates coming up including am appearance at the Majors Creek Festival – the full list of dates are below:

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW
Sunday 12th November – Old Canberra Inn, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 18th November – The Pinnacle, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 2nd December – The Union, Sydney, NSW

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 16th October

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– The next Heartbreaker Sessions takes place this weekend featuring Leo Rondeau and Skyscraper Stan. Details here

Port Fairy Folk Festival announced its second round of artists including Cedric Burnside Project, Shooglenifty, Kristina Olsen, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Spiro, Archie Roach, Colin Hay, Graeme Connors, Cat Canteri, Damian Howard, Flamenco Fire, Kaurna Cronin, Marcia Howard, Oriel Glennen, Sol Nation, The Barleyshakes, The BordererS, The Furbelows, The Little Stevies, The Mae Trio, The Timbers, The Tolka Big Band and Tinpan Orange. Details here

– The Surfing the Coldstream Festival is this weekend. Details here

Dougal Adams, Ado Barker & Ben Stephenson will release their new album The Freewheeler this weekend. Details here

– American singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons announced his debut Australian tour in 2016. Details here

– Sydney folk night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s announced The Andrew Collins Trio as their feature artist this week. Details here

Falls released their gorgeous new video “Let In The Light”. Details here

José González has announced Australian shows next year. Details here

– Americana singer Aoife O’Donovan has announced plans to release her second solo album In The Magic Hour. Details here

– The Majors Creek Festival announced its 2015 lineup including Heath Cullen, Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton, Women in Docs, The Timbers, Bill Jackson with Pete Fidler, Dear Orphans, Echo Deer, Edema Ruh, Enda Kenny, Little Wise, Maia Jelavic, Riogh, Shiny Bum Singers, Sparrow-Folk, The April Maze and many more. Details here

– More artists have been added to this year’s Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) including Kutcha Edwards, Three Kings, Raised By Eagles and more. Details here

Releases This Week

Bellowhead
Pandemonium – The Essential BellowheadBellowhead
iTunes

Dan Flynn
Preparing for FlightDan Flynn and The State of Things
Bandcamp

Paddy
OutlierPatrick James
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Dougal Adams, Ado Barker & Ben Stephenson

The Freewheeler

Three of Australia’s finiest Irish musicians, Dougal Adams (flute), Ado Barker (fiddle) and Ben Stephenson (guitar) come together to launch their new album The Freewheeler

Saturday 17th October – Golden Glory Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

April Maze
Friday 16th October – Pelican Playhouse, Grafton, NSW
Saturday 17th October – Surfing the Coldstream Festival, Yamba, NSW

Arbori
Thursday 22nd October – The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, NSW

Ash Grunwald
Friday 16th October – Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 17th October – Hotel Metropole, Ipswich, QLD
Sunday 18th October – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast QLD
Wednesday 21st October – Sugarland Tavern, Bunderberg, QLD
Thursday 22nd October – Flamingos on Quay, Rockhampton, QLD
Friday 23rd October – Magnums Hotel, Airlie Beach, QLD

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. The Andrew Collins Trio
Wednesday 21st October – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Colm Mac Con Iomaire
Friday 16th October – Foxtel Festival Hub, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 17th October – Foxtel Festival Hub, Melbourne, VIC

Dan Parsons
Friday 23rd October – Billyroy’s Blues Bar, Bendigo, VIC

Dana Hassall
Friday 23rd October – Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, Surfers Paradise, QLD

Davidson Brothers
Saturday 17th October – Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, Kinglake, VIC
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th October – Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, NSW

Dawes with Barna Howard & Tracy McNeil
Sunday 18th October – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Tuesday 20th October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 21st October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th October – Dorrigo, NSW

Dougal Adams, Ado Barker & Ben Stephenson
Saturday 17th October – Golden Glory Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 16th October – Pleasant Hills Hall, Pleasant Hills, NSW
Saturday 17th October – Binya Hall, Binya, NSW
Friday 23rd October – Memo Music Hall, St Kilda, VIC

Fleurieu Folk Festival
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th October – Willunga, SA

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October – Kinglake, VIC

Folkswaggon
Wednesday 21st October – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Heartbreaker Sessions feat. Leo Rondeau, Skyscraper Stan
Sunday 18th October – Freda’s Bar, Sydney, NSW

Imogen Clark w/ Timothy James Bowen
Thursday 22nd October – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Jamestown Revival
Wednesday 21st October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 22nd October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Jeff Lang, Lost Ragas, Alison Ferrier
Sunday 18th October – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC

John Flanagan and Liz Frencham
Friday 16th October – Live at the Wharf, Gnomon Pavilion, Ulverstone, TAS

Josh Rennie-Hynes
Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th October – Fleurieu Folk Festival, SA

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October – Kangaroo Valley, NSW

Katie Noonan
Friday 16th October – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 17th October – Melbourne Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 18th October – Melbourne Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 22nd October – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 23rd October – The Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW

Kaurna Cronin
Saturday 17th October – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes
Friday 9th to Saturday 17th October – Cruisin Country, ex-Sydney, NSW

Laura Marling
Friday 16th October – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Saturday 17th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Monday 19th October – Hamer Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 20th October – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 21st October – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Lior
Friday 16th October – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Loren Kate
Friday 23rd October – Red Mill Store, Bunbury, WA

Lost Ragas
Saturday 17th October – Out On The Weekend Festival, Williamstown, VIC
Sunday 18th October – Caravan Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 23rd October – Lazybones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Musketeer
Saturday 17th October – Parliament on King, Sydney, NSW
Friday 23rd October – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Out On The Weekend
Saturday 17th October – Seaworks, Melbourne, VIC

Patrick James
Friday 16th October – Amplifier, Perth, WA
Thursday 22nd October – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 23rd October – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC

Sam Brittain
Friday 16th October – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 23rd October – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Sam Outlaw with Jonny Fritz, Shelly Colvin & Friends
Friday 16th October – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Sunday 18th October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 21st October – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Suzannah Espie
Sunday 18th October – Club Mullum, Mullumbimby, NSW

Tablelands Folk Festival
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th October – Yungaburra, Qld

The Andrew Collins Trio
Wednesday 21st October – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th October – Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival, NSW

The BordererS
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October – Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, NSW

The Crooked Fiddle Band
Sunday 18th October – Glebe Town Hall, Sydney, NSW

The Go Set
Friday 23rd October – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

The Paper Kites
Friday 16th October – Amplifier, Perth, WA
Saturday 17th October – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Thursday 22nd October – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 23rd October – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC

The Timbers
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th October – Fleurieu Folk Festival, Willunga, SA

The Waifs
Saturday 17th October – Townsville Civic Theatre, Townsville, QLD
Sunday 18th October – Musica Botanica, Cairns, QLD
Wednesday 21st October – Bangalow Town Hall, Bangalow, NSW
Thursday 22nd October – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD

Wingham Akoostik Music Festival
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October – Wingham, NSW

Winterbourne
Friday 23rd October – Max Watt’s, Brisbane, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Pittsburgh” – William Fitzsimmons

I can’t tell you how excited I am that William Fitzsimmons is finally coming to Australia next year. If you’re not aware of his music let me send you down a YouTube rabbit hole.

Full Line Up Announced for Majors Creek Festival

Kate and Ruth
Image Courtesy of Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton

Majors Creek Festival is a small folk festival held in the small town of Majors Creek, NSW, south east of Canberra. The next festival is going to be held over the weekend of the 20th to 22nd November and they have just finalised a lineup that includes a who’s who of Timber and Steel favourites.

Headlining this year’s Majors Creek Festival roots singer-songwriter Heath Cullen in full band mode, trad songbirds Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton (above), indie-folk sweethearts Women in Docs and raucous Adelaidians The Timbers.

Joining them will be the likes of Bill Jackson with Pete Fidler, Dear Orphans, Echo Deer, Edema Ruh, Enda Kenny, Little Wise, Maia Jelavic, Riogh, Shiny Bum Singers, Sparrow-Folk, The April Maze and many more.

For more information on the Majors Creek Festival check out the official site here. The full lineup is below:

Heath Cullen, Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton, Women in Docs, The Timbers, Accapalerang, Angharad Drake, Bajaly Suso, Bellyfusion Bellydance, Ben Drysdale, Bill Jackson with Pete Fidler, Braidwood Dance School, COZMO, Craig and Simone Dawson, Cumbe!, DASH, Dear Orphans, Deep River Choir, Den Hanrahan and the Rum Runners, Doctor Stovepipe, Echo Deer, Ecopella, Edema Ruh, Enda Kenny, Folklines, Indi Pendant, Jasmine Beth, Jim and Ingrid Rehle-Williams, Little Wise, Lugh Damen, Maia Jelavic, Mat Brooker, Maypole with Molly, Mike Cosgriff, Merrilyn Simmons, Mexico Lindo, Moochers Inc., Mr Tim and the Fuzzy Elbows, OMG Dance Crew, Pete Wild & The Only Ones, Pop Up Choir, Riogh, Rory Ellis, Salsa with Rachel and friends, Shiny Bum Singers, Sparkle Circus, Sparrow-Folk, Surly Griffin Morris, TABLA Bellydance, TallaTango, The April Maze, The Fuelers, Tony Eardley, West Texas Crude

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