Thank Folk It’s Friday – 8th September

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Blues and roots singer-songwriter Karl S Williams released his new single “Blood to Give”. Details here

– Canadian trio The East Pointers released their double A side “82 Fires / Tanglewood”. Details here

– Indie-folk singer songwriter Lisa Mitchell is releasing an EP of acoustic covers. Details here

– Sydney based alt-country trio The April Family released their new video “You’re Just The Blues”. Details here

– Post-punk singer-songwriter Paddy McHugh announced plans to release his new album City Bound Trains. Details here

Paul Kelly announced a national tour this November. Details here

Justin Townes Earle added Castlemaine and Meeniyan dates to his Australian tour. Details here

– The Queenscliff Music Festival added a bunch more artists including Andie Isalie, Black Rabbit George, Caiti Baker, Creek, Hussy Hicks, The Imprints, James Franklin, Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence, The Mae Trio, Miss Eileen & King Lear, Pat Tierney, Sex On Toast, Spiritus, Ukulele Death Squad and Vince Peach. Details here

– Sydney based indie-folkers Swamp Fat Jangles released their new single “You Only Say I Love You When You’re Drunk”. Details here

– The Port Fairy Folk Festival announced its first round of artists for 2018 including Troy Cassar-Daley, Declan O’Rourke, Shane Howard, Pauline Scanlon, Andy Irvine, John Spillane, Leah Flanagan, Lynnelle Moran, John McSherry, Alan Kelly Gang, The Band Who Knew Too Much, Chris While & Julie Matthews, Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys, Harry Manx, Nano Stern, Rebecca Barnard, Steve Poltz, The Topp Twins, The Ahern Brothers, The Brothers Comatose, Faith I Branko, Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse, Jack Broadbent, Mental As Anything, The Mexicans, Sophie Koh & Her Lady Choir, The Teskey Brothers and YolanDa Brown. Details here

The Teskey Brothers announced WA tour dates plus festival appearances at Meredith, Queenscliff, Lost Picnic, Caloundra, Dashville Skyline, Wave Rock, NYE On The Hill, Fairgrounds, Blues at Bridgetown and Strawberry Fields. Details here

The Triffid in Brisbane announced the lineup for this year’s Newstead Roots Festival including Caravãna Sun, Fat Picnic, The Steele Syndicate, Little Georgia, Luke Yeoward, Áine Tyrrell, Jordan Merrick and Angharad Drake. Details here

– Hunter Valley based alt-country singer Tori Forsyth released her new video “Grave Robber’s Daughter”. Details here

– Alt-country artist Micah P Hinson released his spoken word single “Micah Book One”. Details here

Releases This Week

Fledgling Fall
Fledgling FallÁine Tyrrell
iTunes

Jack Johnson
All The Light Above It TooJack Johnson
iTunes

Micah P Hinson
The Holy StrangersMicah P. Hinson
iTunes

Wake Up Now
Wake Up NowNick Mulvey
iTunes

Paul Brady
Unfinished BusinessPaul Brady
iTunes

Button Collective
Hall on the HillThe Button Collective
Bandcamp

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Trouble in the Kitchen and Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton

Trouble in the Kitchen

Two of Australia’s most loved trad bands Trouble in the Kitchen and Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton come together for a rare co-headline show.

Saturday 9th September – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Saturday 9th September – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW
Friday 15th to Monday 18th September – Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Festival, Kandanga, QLD

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

Alanna and Alicia
Friday 15th September – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 15th to Saturday 17th September – Turning Wave Festival, Yass, NSW

Americana Sunday Sessions w/ Montgomery Church
Sunday 10th September – The Triffid, Brisbane, NSW

Anna Smyrk
Friday 8th September – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 9th September – McCrossin’s Mill, Uralla, NSW
Thursday 14th September -Loft Bar, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW

Ashlea Reale
Sunday 10th September – Mini Bar, Rockingham Beach, WA
Thursday 14th September – The Swan Hotel, North Fremantle, WA

BANFF
Friday 15th September – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Ben Abraham
Thursday 14th September – The Croxton, Melbourne, VIC

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

Bill Chambers
Thursday 14th September – The Baan Baa Hall, Baan Baa, NSW

Broads
Sunday 10th September – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Brooke Russell
Saturday 9th September – Charles Weston Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Canyon
Friday 15th September – Caravan Music Club, Melbourne, VIC

Captain Apples
Friday 15th September – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Charles Jenkins
Saturday 9th September – Readings St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC

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

Clare Bowditch
Friday 15th September – The Sound Doctor Presents, Anglesea, VIC

Damien Dempsey
Thursday 14th September – The Flamin’ Galah, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 15th September – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC

Dan Sultan
Friday 8th September – Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 9th September – Club 54, Launceston, TAS
Friday 15th September – HQ, Adelaide, SA

Devil Goat Family String Band
Saturday 9th September – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Dirtbird w/ Cathy Burke
Sunday 10th September – The Taproom, Shedshaker Brewing, Castlemaine, VIC

E for Echo w/ Merpire
Thursday 14th September – Arcadia Liquors, Sydney, NSW

Fallon Cush, The April Family, Bryan Estepa and The Tempe Two
Saturday 9th September – Staves Brewery, Sydney, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Tuesday 5th September to Friday 8th September – Bigsound, Brisbane, QLD

FolkSwagon feat. Stephanie Cherote, Tommy Castles, Jack Millar
Wednesday 13th September – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Garrett Kato
Friday 8th September – Four5Nine, Perth, WA
Saturday 9th September – Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Giffen
Sunday 10th September – Staves Brewery, Sydney, NSW

Great Aunt
Friday 8th September – Oscar’s Alehouse, Belgrave, VIC
Sunday 10th September – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW

Gretta Ziller
Friday 8th September – Sunset Studio, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 9th September – Sider Diner Sessions, City Sider CBD Motel, Tamworth, NSW

Guildford Banjo Jamboree
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Guildford, VIC

Hannah Matysek
Sunday 10th September – The Forresters, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 10th September – The Little Guy, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 12th September – Different Drummer, Sydney, NSW

Homegrown Bluegrass & Old-Time feat. Stillhouse Union, Whoa Mule, The Plough, Fish Ain’t Bitin’ and Meridian
Saturday 9th September – Thirroul Railway Institute Hall, Thirroul, NSW

In The Round at Leadbelly feat. Sam Newton Amber Rae Slade & The Mighty Big Noise, Jason Walker and Sarah Humphreys
Wednesday 13th September – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

James Bennett
Friday 8th September – NightQuarter, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 10th September – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 13th September – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 14th September – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 15th September – Latin Loafer, Port Macquarie, NSW

James Ellis & The Jealous Guys
Sunday 10th September – The Standard Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Jed Rowe
Friday 8th September – The Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 14th September – Red Velvet Lounge, Cygnet, TAS
Friday 15th September – The Chapel, Burnie, TAS

Jen Cloher
Saturday 9th September – Jive, Adelaide, SA

Joe Mungovan and Greta Stanley
Thursday 14th September – Baha Tacos, Rye, VIC
Friday 15th September – Penny Black, Melbourne, VIC

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

Katie Noonan
Thursday 14th September – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Karl S Williams
Friday 8th September – The Edwards, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 9th September – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Sunday 10th September – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Thursday 14th September – Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 15th September – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD

Kelly Brouhaha
Friday 8th September – Sunset Studio, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 14th September – The Fox Den, Gloucester, NSW

Kim Churchill
Thursday 14th September – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 15th September – Unibar, Wollongong, NSW

King Street Crawl
Sunday 9th September – Newtown, Sydney, NSW

Lizzie Flynn
Friday 15th September – Coast Acoustics Festival Fringe, Nerang, QLD

Madison Violet
Friday 15th September – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA

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

Mark Olson
Friday 8th September – Shambles Brewery, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 9th September – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 10th September – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 12th September – The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Wednesday 13th September – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 14th September – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 8th September – House Concert, Oakdale, NSW
Saturday 9th September – House Concert, Nelson, NSW
Sunday 10th September – House Concert, Wamberal, NSW
Thursday 14th September – The Chapel, Burnie, TAS

Melody Moko
Saturday 9th September – Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 14th September – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Merpire
Sunday 10th September – Maestro and Co, Manly, NSW
Thursday 14th September – Arcadia Liquors, Sydney, NSW

Mitch Power
Wednesday 13th September – The Front Gallery and Cafe, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 14th September – Antojitos Newcastle, Carrington, NSW

Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Fest
Friday 15th to Monday 18th September – Upper Kandanga, Mary Valley, QLD

Montgomery Church
Friday 8th September – House Concert, Maryborough, QLD
Saturday 9th September – Retro Bar, Kenmore, QLD
Sunday 10th September – Americana Sunday Sessions, The Triffid, Brisbane, NSW
Friday 15th September – Blackheath Community Hall, Blackheath, NSW

Nathan Seeckts, Catholic Guilt, David Grimson
Sunday 10th September – Reverence Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

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

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

Nimbin Roots Festival
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin, NSW

Obscura Hail
Monday 11th September – Rad, Wollongong, NSW

Oliver Downes w/ Stav
Thursday 14th September – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Open Folk’n
Friday 8th September – Bendigo Folk Club, The Old Church on the Hill, Bendigo, VIC

Patrick James
Friday 15th September – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Pete Murray
Friday 8th September – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Saturday 9th September – Darwin Ski Club, Darwin, NT

Pick’in In The Pub feat. Tommy Chandle, The Willing Ponies
Sunday 10th September – George Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Pierce Brothers
Friday 8th September – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 9th September – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
Wednesday 13th September – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC

Porch Light Sessions feat. Hollie Matthew, Liam Gale, John Mason
Thursday 14th September – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

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

Quinton Trembath
Sunday 10th September – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

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

Rita B
Sunday 10th September – Staves Brewery, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 12th September – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Roadhouses
Wednesday 13th September – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Russell Morris
Friday 8th September – Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill, NSW
Saturday 9th September – Belmont 16s, Belmont, NSW
Sunday 10th September – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 14th September – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

Saoirse
Thursday 14th September – South Coast Folk Club, Port Noarlunga, SA

Shaky Stills
Sunday 10th September – Edinburgh Castle, Melbourne, VIC

Shane Nicholson
Friday 8th September – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

Sneaky Jams feat. Josh Shipton, Matt Fletcher, Baiylaw
Sunday 10th September – The Hideaway Bar, Sydney, NSW

Tex, Don & Charlie
Friday 8th September – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 9th September – Bellingen Memorial Hall, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 10th September – A&I Hall, Bangalow, NSW
Wednesday 13th September – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 14th September – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 15th September – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

The Button Collective
Friday 8th September – Rappville Pub, Rappville, NSW
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW

The Cope Street Parade
Saturday 9th September – Welcome To Thornbury, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 9th September – The Jazzlab, Melbourne, VIC

The Montgomery Brothers
Friday 8th September – The Basement Bar, Townsville, QLD
Saturday 9th September – Machans Beach Community Hall, Cairns, QLD

The Round Up feat. Gallie and Rich Davies
Wednesday 13th September – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

The Slipdixies
Saturday 9th September – Victorian Jazz Club, Melbourne, VIC

The Tall Grass
Saturday 9th September – Sonic Sherpa Records, Brisbane, QLD

The Weeping Willows and Their Travelling Companions
Sunday 10th September – The Union, Melbourne, VIC

Tim Guy
Friday 15th September – The Taproom Shedshaker Brewing, Castlemaine, VIC

Tim Wheatley
Friday 8th September – Oxford Art Factory Gallery Bar, Sydney, NSW

Timothy James Bowen
Saturday 9th September – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Tobias
Saturday 9th September – Sydney Harbour Boat Cruise, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW

Tori Forsyth
Saturday 9th September – Harmonie German Club, Canberra, ACT

Triffid Acoustics w/ Jeremy Hunter
Wednesday 13th September – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Trouble in the Kitchen and Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton
Saturday 9th September – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Turning Wave Festival
Friday 15th to Saturday 17th September – Yass, NSW

Vanishing Shapes feat. As of Sky, Jono B Smith
Sunday 10th September – The Commons, Newcastle, NSW

Z-Stay Delta
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Fest, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Butterfly/Kodo” – The Folk Ensemble

Listen to The Micah P Hinson Spoken Word Track “Micah Book One”

Micah P Hinson
Image Courtesy of Micah P Hinson

In preparation for the release of his new album The Holy Strangers today alt-country artist Micah P Hinson has released on last single – the spoken word “Micah Book One”.

“After years of attempting to express exact emotions and stories of human existence, I struggled in knowing that The Holy Strangers would possess those qualities, or would delve any further into that exercise,” Hinson explains of the new album. “Every time I tried to veer away from these songs, or this message, I was pulled back in line. After finishing this project, even though I do not feel it is complete, or ever will be, I must be content in where this story took me. I am grateful in the fact that the spirit of music is still alive within in me, and still as unsettled as it ever has been.”

Check out “Micah Book One” below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 4th August

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Melbourne singer-songwriter BATTS released her new single “Little White Lies”. Details here

– Legendary string band Old Crow Medicine Show have announced Australian tour dates with Valerie June in support. Details here

Dashville Skyline revealed the rest of their 2017 lineup including Valerie June,
Oh Mercy, The Teskey Brothers, Declan O’Rourke, Dashville Progress Society, Demi Mitchell, Lyle Dennis Express, Magpie Diaries, Ben Leece, Nicholas Connors, Fallon Cush, Jen Mize, Paddy McHugh, Lucie Thorne and Matt Walker. Details here

– American Americana singer-songwriter Micah P. Hinson released his new single “Oh, Spaceman”. Details here

C.W. Stoneking announced a series of rare solo live shows. Details here

The Mullum Music Festival announced their full 2017 lineup including a bunch of Timber and Steel friendly artists like Marlon Williams, Frazey Ford, Lindi Ortega, Harry James Angus, Z-Star Delta, Tinpan Orange, The Teskey Brothers, Mama Kin Spender, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Vance Gilbert, Liz Stringer, Suzannah Espie, Wallis Bird, Áine Tyrrell, The East Pointers, Irish Mythen, Loren Kate, Hussy Hicks, Lucie Thorne & Hamish Stuart, Sara Tindley, Sal Kimber & the Rollin’ Wheel, The Twoks, Angie Hudson, Rebecca Ireland, Cecilia Brandolini, Domini Forster, Heartworn Highway, Jimmy Dowling, Low Down Riders, Queen Porter Stomp and many more. Details here

– Regular Sydney jam and concert night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s announced their August event with a performance from Gareth Rowan and The Crazy Fools. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Nathan Seeckts released his new video “Ghost In The Fog”. Details here

– UK based Australian singer-songwriter Emily Barker has announced plans to head back home with a series of dates in September and October. Details here

– Ex-Bellowhead frontman Jon Boden has announced plans to release his first post-Bellowhead solo album Afterglow. Details here

– Melbourne based indie-folk singer-songwriter Dan Vogl launched his new single “If I Die”. Details here

Releases This Week

Brad Butcher
From The Bottom Of A WellBrad Butcher
iTunes

SMB
Troubled Thoughts Keep Her FedShelley’s Murder Boys
iTunes
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Stray Hens

Stray Hens

Melbourne modern trad-folk group Stray Hens have announced that after tonight’s performance at the Selby Folk Club they’re going on hiatus. If you can get to Selby tonight for their last show you won’t be disappointed.

Friday 4th August – Selby Folk Club, Selby, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
Friday 11th and Saturday 12 August – Bangalow Showground, Bangalow, NSW

BEMAC presents World Music Cafe: MZAZA & Vardos
Friday 4th July – Queensland Multicultural Centre, Brisbane, QLD

Ben Catley
Friday 4th August – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Bill Chambers
Friday 11th August – Sunset Studio, Mayfield, NSW

Central Coast Country Music Festival
Friday 11th to Sunday 13th August – Memorial Park, The Entrance, NSW

Charm of Finches
Saturday 5th August – Golden Age Cinema, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 6th August – Bendigo Folk Club, The Old Church on the Hill, Bendigo, VIC

Daggy Man
Friday 11th August – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Dead Men Talking feat. Max Cullen & Warren Fahey as Henry Lawson & Banjo Paterson
Sunday 6th August – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Devil Goat Family String Band
Sunday 6th August – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Folk On The Mountain feat. Catwalk City, Melanie April, Luke Collings, Mem Davis, Hannah Park
Saturday 5th August – The Yo-Yo Bar, Wollongong, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Dan Crestani, Gentle Leader, Tradición
Wednesday 9th August – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

For Folk Sake feat. Alice Terry, Christine Jane, Stephanie Cherote
Friday 11th August – 107 Projects, Sydney, NSW

Forever Son
Friday 4th August – Quicksilver Bar 61, Torquay, VIC
Friday 11th August – Jive, Adelaide, SA

Georgia Fields and Phia
Saturday 5th August – Baby Black Espresso Bar, Bacchus Marsh, VIC
Sunday 6th August – Old Castlemaine Gaol, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 11th August – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Georgia State Line
Saturday 5th August – Torquay Bowls Club, Torquay, VIC
Sunday 6th August – Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Thursday 10th August – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Friday 11th August – Saints + Sailors, Portarlington, VIC

Grigoryan Brothers
Friday 4th August – St Peter’s Anglican College, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 5th August – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Sunday 6th August – Cooma School of Music, Cooma, NSW

Hinterlandt
Friday 11th August – Bomaderry Presbyterian Church, Bomaderry, NSW

Hootenanny feat. Rachael Brady & The Moonshine Special
Sunday 6th August – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Husky
Friday 11th August – 48 Watt St, Newcastle, NSW

Illawarra Folk Club feat. Penny and Roger Illot, Sally Forth
Friday 4th August – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

In The Round at Leadbelly feat. Maples, Timothy James Bowen, Rosie Catalano, Andy Golledge
Wednesday 9th August – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Jep and Dep
Friday 11th August – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Joseph Tawadros Trio
Thursday 10th August – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Josh Pyke w/ Kyle Lionhart
Friday 4th August – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 5th August – The Wool Exchange, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 10th August – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 11th August – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Julia Johnson w/ Brooke Russell, James Fahy
Monday 7th August – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Lloyd Spiegel
Saturday 5th August – The Melbourne Guitar Show, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 11th August – The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Loren Kate, Ben Church
Sunday 6th August – House Concert, Eltham, VIC

Martha Marlow
Monday 7th August – Clovelly Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Marrickville Shanty Club
Tuesday 8th August – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Miles and Simone
Friday 4th August – Major Toms, Kyneton, VIC
Saturday 5th August – King Valley VIC

Mitch Power
Tuesday 8th August – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Mzaza and Vardos
Friday 4th July – Queensland Multicultural Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 5th August – Mapleton Community Hall, Mapleton, QLD

Pete Murray
Friday 4th August – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 5th August – Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, VIC
Wednesday 9th August – Eastbank Theatre, Shepparton, VIC
Thursday 10th August – Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights, VIC
Friday 11th August – Wrest Point Showroom, Hobart, TAS

Porch Light Sessions feat. Caitlin Harnett Band, Giffen, Willowy
Thursday 10th August – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Raised By Eagles w/ Charles Jenkins
Friday 11th August – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Red-Eyed and Blue feat. Jo Meares Band, WACO (Womens Auxiliary Choir)
Sunday 6th August – The Bearded Tit, Sydney, NSW

Rich Davies & The Low Road / Rachel & Ben, Emily Davis
Saturday 5th August – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Sam Buckingham w/ Evan Buckley, Kent Eastwood
Monday 7th August – The Front, Canberra, ACT

Sarah Carroll plays Merle Haggard
Tuesday 8th August – The Drunken Poet, Melbourne, VIC

Shane Howard
Thursday 10th August – Divers Tavern, Broome, WA

Shane Nicholson
Friday 4th August – Caravan Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Saturday 5th August – Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club, Wonthaggi, VIC
Friday 11th August – Anita’s Theatre, Thiroul, NSW

Sofar Sounds Brisbane
Monday 7th August – House Concert, Brisbane, QLD

Someday June w/ Zac Saber
Friday 4th August – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC
Saturday 5th August – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Sunday 6th August – Blue Bean Love Cafe, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Friday 11th August – Analogue Academy, Geelong, VIC

Steve Smyth
Friday 4th August – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 5th August – The Workers Club, Geelong, VIC

Stray Hens
Friday 4th August – Selby Folk Club, Selby, VIC

Sydney Bluegrass & Old Time Music Get-Together
Saturday 5th August – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

Taryn La Fauci
Saturday 5th August – Sunset Sessions on top of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 6th August – Sunset Sessions on top of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 11th August – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

The Ahern Brothers
Friday 4th August – Wild Vinegar, Bunbury, WA
Saturday 5th August – Secret Show, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 6th August – Secret Show, Perth, WA

The Bean Project
Friday 4th August – Pacific Hotel, Yamba, NSW
Saturday 5th August – Modus Operandi, Mona Vale, NSW

The Demon Drink
Thursday 10th August – Jubilee Hotel, Brisbane, QLD

The Morrisons w/ Not Good With Horses
Friday 4th August – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

The Ramalamas w/ Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes
Thursday 10th August – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

The Royal High Jinx
Friday 4th July – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

The Settlement
Friday 4th August – Nightquarter, Gold Coast, QLD

The Shack Presents Narrownecks, Penny Davies & Roger Illot, Niq Reefman
Saturday 5th August – The Shack, Brookvale, NSW

The Teskey Brothers
Friday 4th August – Music on the Hill, Red Hill, VIC
Saturday 5th August – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC

The Twoks
Saturday 5th August – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC
Friday 11th August – House Concert, Adelaide, SA

The Water Runners, The Lurkers
Friday 4th August – The Yo-Yo Bar, Wollongong, NSW

The West End Sessions feat. The Company and Tin Star
Saturday 5th August – Uniting Church, West End, Brisbane, QLD

The Whiskey Jam feat. Dana Hassall
Thursday 10h August – Made By The Hill, Rooty Hill, NSW

Timothy James Bowen
Wednesday 9th August – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Friday 11th August – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

Tobias
Friday 4th August – The Grand Hotel, Clermont, QLD
Saturday 5th August – The Maraboon Tavern, Emerald, QLD
Friday 11th August – Irish Club, Emerald, QLD

Tomato/tomato
Saturday 5th August – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 6th August – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC

Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife w/ Georgia State Line
Thursday 10th August – Sooki Loung, Belgrave, VIC

Vanishing Shapes, As of Sky, Jono B-Smith
Saturday 5th August – Lass O’Gowrie Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Waterloo Sunset Sessions feat. The Fibro Cowboys
Sunday 6th August – George Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Zulya and The Children of the Underground
Wednesday 9th August – Paris Cat, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Willie O Winsbury” – Ye Vagabonds

Listen to the New Micah P. Hinson Single “Oh, Spaceman”

Micah P Hinson
Image Courtesy of Micah P. Hinson

American Americana singer-songwriter Micah P. Hinson has just released another single from his upcoming album Presents The Holy Strangers, the slow waltz “Oh, Spaceman”.

“It was the first song I wrote for my boy, Wiley Tex, after he was born, and the only song I played for about half a year after his birth,” Hinson says of the song. “It is the only song where the melody and words came before sitting behind a guitar. Which is not a way I’ve ever written.”

Presents The Holy Strangers is due for release on the 8th September. Listen to “Oh, Spaceman” below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 16th June

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Melbourne’s Jim Lawrie released his new video “Swimming in the Rain”. Details here

– Melbourne blues-rock band The Teskey Brothers announced a headline tour. Details here

Micah P Hinson announced details of his new album Presents The Holy Strangers. Details here

– Seminal folk rockers Fairport Convention have announced plans to release their 7 CD box set Come All Ye – The First 10 Years. Details here

– Sydney’s Emma Davis released her new single “Getting Better”. Details here

– Alt-country six piece Georgia State Line released their new video “Older Than I Am”. Details here

– Melbourne alt-country favourites Miles and Simone released their new single “She And I”. Details here

Releases This Week

Fleet Foxes
Crack-UpFleet Foxes
iTunes

Jason Isbell
The Nashville SoundJason Isbell & The 400 Unit
iTunes

Steve Earle
So You Wannabe an OutlawSteve Earle & The Dukes
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Get Folked Mini Festival feat. The Daily Specials, Reuben and the Ego Boost, Black Joak Morris Dancers, The Villebillies, Queen Porter Stomp, Swamp Fat Jangles, TOOT, Vanishing Shapes, Low Down Riders, The Button Collective, Colour Blind Craig, Bec Bastoli, AccaPony, Velmonix, Narrownecks & Friends, Marrickville Shanty Club, Matt Druery

Get Folked

Last year’s Get Folked Mini Festival at the Gasoline Pony in Sydney was one of our favourite events of 2016 and this year’s is looking bigger and better. If you don’t have tickets beg, borrow and steal in order to get in the door.

Saturday 17th June – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 16th June – Ryan’s Hotel, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 17th June – Ryan’s Hotel, Thirroul, NSW

A Series of Dreams – The Songs of Bob Dylan feat. Rob Snarksi, Liz Stringer, Kelly Day, Jane Hendry, Luke Sinclair, Nick O’Mara
Friday 16th June – Memo Music Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 17th June – Memo Music Hall, Melbourne, VIC

Acoustic Sundays in June feat. Joe Guiton, Jo Neugebauer, Joe Ling
Sunday 18th June – Reverence Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Áine Tyrrell
Saturday 17th June – Long Play, Melbourne, VIC

All Our Exes Live In Texas
Friday 16th June – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Saturday 17th June – Metro Social @ The Metropole, Katoomba, NSW
Friday 23rd June – Jive, Adelaide, SA

Amber Lawrence & Catherine Britt w/ Fanny Lumsden
Friday 16th June – Innisfail RSL, Innisfail, QLD
Saturday 17th June – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, QLD
Wednesday 21st June – McGuires CBD Hotel, Mackay, QLD
Thursday 22nd June – Dooley’s Tavern & Motel, Capella, QLD
Friday 23rd June – Rainforest Ranch, Rockhampton, QLD

Andy Golledge
Sunday 18th June – Golden Barley, Sydney, NSW

Anne of the Wolves
Friday 23rd June – The Thornbury Local, Melbourne, VIC

Ben Salter
Sunday 18th June – Hobart Brewing Company, Hobart, TAS
Friday 23rd June – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Beth Orton
Friday 16th June – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 18th June – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. The Flat Rock Boys
Wednesday 21st June – Yull’s, Sydney, NSW

Brad Butcher
Friday 16th June – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC
Saturday 17th June – Americana Sessions @ The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 19th June – The Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 23rd June – House Concert, Geelong, VIC

Broads
Wednesday 21st June – Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 23rd June – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Busby Marou
Friday 16th June – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 17th June – Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Sunday 18th June – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Thursday 22nd June – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Friday 23rd June – The Northshore Tavern, Perth, WA

Carus Thompson w/ Nathan Gaunt
Thursday 22nd June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Friday 23rd June – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Catherine Traicos
Friday 16th June – Bassendean Hotel, Perth, WA
Saturday 17th June – Fremantle Winter Music Festival, Swan Lounge, Fremantle, WA

Clare Bowditch
Friday 16th June – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Collingwood Casanovas
Sunday 18th June – The Standard Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Daniel Champagne
Friday 16th June – Braidwood Hotel, Braidwood, NSW
Saturday 17th June – Mumbulla School Hall, Bega, NSW
Friday 23rd June – The Tea Club Nowra, Nowra, NSW

Devil Goat Family String Band
Saturday 17th June – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Emma Davis
Friday 23rd June – Frank’s Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW

Figgy Folk Session for Song, Verse and Tune
Tuesday 20th June – Figtree Hotel, Wollongong, NSW

Fiona Ross & Tony McManus
Friday 16th June – The Polish White Eagle Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 17th June – Magda Community Artz, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 18th June – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 21st June – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

FolkSwagon feat. Goodnight Japan, Burden Man, Merpire
Wednesday 21st June – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Georgia State Line
Saturday 17th June – Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Get Folked Mini Festival feat. The Button Collective, Toot, Queen Porter Stomp, The Low Down Riders, The Villebillies, Acca-Pony, Craig Edmondson
Saturday 17th June – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Grand Howl Music Fest feat. Laura McFarlane, Moonlover, Tammy Haider, Nick Batterham, J M S Harrison, Michael Plater, Gretta Ziller, Nathan Seeckts, Tom Redwood, Cabin Inn, Nick Gramm, Lack the Low
Sunday 18th June – The Catfish, Melbourne, VIC

Hayden Calnin
Saturday 17th June – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

High Tea feat. Wes Carr
Thursday 22nd June – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Honey & Knives
Friday 23rd June – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW

Instrumental (adj.), Hinterlandt, Brian Campeau
Friday 23rd June – 107 Projects, Sydney, NSW

Jacob Diamond
Friday 23rd June – Odd Fellow, Fremantle, WA

Jeff Lang
Friday 16th June – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 17th June – Murrah Hall, NSW

Jen Mize
Friday 23rd June – Bohemian Bungalow, Eumundi, QLD

Joe & Harmony’s Trippy Hippy Band
Saturday 17th June – Kindle Hill School Amphitheatre, Wentworth Falls, NSW

John Flanagan Trio
Saturday 17th June – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

José Carbó with Slava & Leonard Grigoryan
Friday 16th June – The Carrington, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 17th June – Jamberoo School of Arts, Jamberoo, NSW

Kuranda Roots Festival
Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June – Kuranda, QLD

Larissa Tandy w/ Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds
Friday 16th June – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 17th June – The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
Thursday 22nd June – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 23rd June – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Leah Senior
Saturday 17th June – The Toff, Melbourne, VIC

Les Thomas
Friday 16th June – Kingsbury Bowls Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 23rd June – Kingsbury Bowls Club, Melbourne, VIC

Lisa Mitchell and Dustin Tebbutt w/ Alex The Astronaut
Friday 16th June – Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 17th June – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
Friday 23rd June – Newport Hotel, Fremantle, WA

Liz Stringer’s Big Tuesday String-a-long feat. Neil Murray
Tuesday 20th June – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC

Lloyd Spiegel
Friday 16th June – The Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 17th June – The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 18th June – The Sydney Blues and Roots Festival, Windsor, NSW
Friday 23rd June – The Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove, VIC

Lolo Lovina w/ Babaganoush
Friday 16th June – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Lowdown Hokum Orchestra
Friday 23rd June – Burrinja, Upwey, VIC

Lust for Live feat. One Proud Monkey, Civil Hands, Sunset Pass, Honey
Saturday 17th June – Kelly’s Irish Pub, Mudgee, NSW

Mic Conway & Sean Curtis w/ The Water Runners
Friday 16th June – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

Mick Thomas
Friday 16th June – Moyston Hall, Ararat, VIC
Saturday 17th June – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC

Miriam Lieberman Trio
Saturday 17th June – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Mitch King & Nick Murray
Thursday 22nd June – Brighton up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Out of Nowhere w/ Mark Lucas
Saturday 17th June – Staves Brewery, Sydney, NSW

Papa Pilko And The Binrats
Saturday 17th June – The Wickham Park Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Pete Fidler & Jacob McGuffie
Sunday 18th June – Kingsbury Bowls Club, Melbourne, VIC

Quinton Trembath w/ Huckleberry Hastings
Friday 16th June – Parliament on King, Sydney, NSW

Raised By Eagles
Saturday 17th June – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Sunday 18th June – The Junkyard, Newcastle, NSW

Rick Hart
Sunday 18th June – The Public Brewery, Melbourne, VIC

Sally & George
Friday 16th June – Maundering Folk Club, Perth, WA
Saturday 17th June – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 18th June – Jackadders Folk Club, Perth, WA
Monday 19th June – Summer Supper Club, Perth, WA

Sam Buckingham
Wednesday 21st June – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 22nd June – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Sam Reiher and the September Gurls w/ Mitch Power
Saturday 17th June – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Slava & Sharon Grigoryan
Sunday 18th June – Wesley Music Centre, Canberra ACT
Thursday 22nd June – Adamshurst Restaurant and Function Centre, Albury, NSW
Friday 23rd June – St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Shepparton, VIC

Taasha Coates
Friday 16th June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 18th June – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

The Bean Project
Friday 16th June – Element Bar, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Saturday 17th June – Nimbin Bush Theatre, Nimbin, NSW
Sunday 18th June – Cambewarra Community Hall, Cambewarra, NSW
Friday 23rd June – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

The Gravy Tram and Rosie Burgess
Sunday 18th June – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

The Spooky Men’s Chorale
Friday 23rd June – Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, NSW

The Vacationists and Ainsley Farrell
Friday 16th June – Vic on the Park, Sydney, NSW

Tulalah
Thursday 22nd June – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC

Vardos
Friday 16th June – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Supermarket Wine” – Pat Coyne

Micah P. Hinson Announces New Album Presents The Holy Strangers

Micah P Hinson
Image Courtesy of Micah P. Hinson

American Americana singer-songwriter Micah P. Hinson has just announced plans to release his new album Presents The Holy Strangers on the 8th September. Described as a “modern folk opera” the concept album follows the story of a war time family throughout their life.

Presents The Holy Strangers is two years in the making and is split across two pieces of vinyl (for those of you who like your music analog).

To whet our appetites for the album Micah P. Hinson is streaming two tracks online – Check out “Lover’s Lane” and “The Years Tire On” below:

Listen to Andrew Bird’s Track from Good People Rock

Good People Rock
Image Courtesy of Yellow Bird Project

Good People Rock is the latest project from musical charity organisation the Yellow Bird Project. Featuring a series of covers from the likes of Andrew Bird, Micah P. Hinson, King Creosote, Keaton Henson, Dry the River and more, Good People Rock is currently being crowdfunded to be released as an album.

The first track from Good People Rock is Andrew Bird’s contribution, a cover of “Fake Headlines” from the New Pornographers. Take a listen below:

If you want to contribute to the album or want more details check out Pledge Music here. The full track listen follows:

1. Andrew Bird – “Fake Headlines” (New Pornographers)
2. Hayden – “Family Tree” (TV on the Radio)
3. Elvis Perkins ft. Alec Ounsworth – “Mexican Ritual” (Alec Ounsworth)
4. Whispertown – “Give A Little Love” (Rilo Kiley)
5. Micah P. Hinson – “Not One Bit Ashamed” (King Creosote)
6. King Creosote – “Take It In” (Hot Chip)
7. Alec Ounsworth – “How’s Forever Been Baby” (Elvis Perkins)
8. Keaton Henson – “Take Care” (Beach House)
9. Dry the River – “Satellite Mind” (Metric)
10. T E Morris – “Much More Then That” (Sharon Van Etten)

Micah P. Hinson Announces New Album

Micah P Hinson
Image Courtesy of Micah P. Hinson

American singer-songwriter Micah P. Hinson has announced his brand new album, Micah P. Hinson and the Nothing, will be released on the 10th March this year. Micah P. Hinson and the Nothing will be the first album from Hinson since 2010’s Micah P. Hinson and The Pioneer Sabouteurs but the songs on it are far from brand new.

In 2011 Micah P. Hinson was in a bad car accident whilst touring in Spain with doctors consulting on how much he’d be able to use his arms. Prior to the accident Hinson had demoed the tracks that would eventually make up Micah P. Hinson and the Nothing which took on a brand new light following his ordeal. With the help of people around the world Micah P. Hinson was able to create the record without the use of his arms.

The first single from Micah P. Hinson and the Nothing is “On The Way Home (To Abilene)”, a nice slice of Americana goodness. Take a listen below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 29th November

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blog

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

Releases This Week

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

Timber and Steel Presents

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

Gigs Next Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whitaker
Friday 29th November – Revolver, Melbourne, VIC

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

Friday Folk Flashback

“Cruel Sister” – Pentangle

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

Micah P Hinson Announces Christmas EP for the Yellow Bird Project

Micah P Hinson
Image Courtesy of Micah P. Hinson

You know we’re a sucker for a Christmas release here at Timber and Steel, especially when that release is for a good cause. This year Texan folk singer Micah P. Hinson has announced plans to release an EP of Christmas songs for the Yellow Bird Project.

The EP is titled Wishing for a Christmas Miracle and is available to pre-order exclusively from the Yellow Bird Project with all proceeds going towards a children’s home in Keller, Texas. The full tracklisting is below:

1. Silent Night Reprise
2. Please Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas)
3. Silent Night
4. Leaning on The Everlasting Arms
5. Silent Night (Wall-Gaze Remix)

To order the EP and for more information check out the Yellow Bird Project here.

Below is an open letter from Micah P. Hinson about the Wishing for a Christmas Miracle project:

It rarely ever snowed where i was raised, out there in the desert of Texas. maybe when i was a tiny little lad, but without the white blanket being spread out on the rolling plains before my tiny eyes, it was the Music that pulled the Spirit of Christmas into the Hinson Household. Whether it was listening to blistering echoes of “Baby, Please Come Home” by the genius of the Spector crew, the calm and serene “Aspen Glow” of John Denver, or the general mayhem of ‘A Bananza Christmas’ with Little Joe and Haus; Music was everywhere, and in my child mind, it was just as good as snow. The only down side is that i couldn’t sled down songs, or maybe i could, just in a different way. there was a top, a middle and a bottom and the Christmas Spirit surrounded me at every twist and turn.

There was movement. On Christmas Eve my family and i would lay out sugar cookies and a glass of milk for Santa Claus. i remember thinking, “no wonder he is such a jolly fella; cookies down every fireplace.” then the restless night, the intent listening, as if waiting for a thief, then the sun coming up and into my window, and suddenly my brother and i running down the hall to see what Santa had left for us.

He always left something; no matter how big or small, letting us know he had been there for us. He had thought of us. He didn’t forget us. That was a special moment. That moment of knowing, or thinking, that someone i had never known had taken the time out of his sleigh-riding adventures to stop there at my little house there out in the middle of nowhere Texas and leave me something i didn’t deserve.

Santa had thought of me and had wanted to make me happy. It was a gift without a gift. It was a thought. It was his attention.

So now, as i am getting older in years, day after day, and as every Christmas passes me by, i still put on those old records and know that there was someone thinking of me, caring about me, and wanting me to be as happy as life would allow. it is, and was, an unforgettable feeling.

Now it is my turn to let others know that they are remembered and they are loved on each and every Christmas Season that passes them by. i have put Time, Care, and Love into these Recordings; each meaning a great deal to me throughout my life, and now i give them to you, dear reader, oh dear listener. These Songs are for You.

Each year, you can pull them out of their sleeves, put them on the spinning wheel and know that, whether there is snow, or merriment, or sadness and loneliness, i am there wishing you all the Love the World can bear to give you. Every year it will be my reminder to you that you are astoundingly important. The World would not be the same without You.

So as this Christmas Season approaches, know that there are others, such as the children at Christ Haven, a home for children in Keller, Texas, that need to know that they are Loved and Remembered, as all the money from this Project will be going right into their hands. whether they are fed with it, driven with it, or sent to school, the money we give as humanity will help them know that they are loved, even by strangers, as in truth we are not strangers at all.

We are One; all under the twinkling Tree, thinking of the Ones we have Loved and Ones that have Loved us. This is my gift to you.

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