Thank Folk It’s Friday – 21st June


This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Our latest New Music Monday featured new songs and videos from the likes of Angharad Drake, Boy & Bear, Georgia State Line & Patrick Wilson, Jordan Merrick, Michael Waugh, Nathan Seeckts and Steve Poltz. Listen and watch them here

Releases This Week

From Another WorldJim Lauderdale

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

The Morrisons w/ Lisa Caruso

The Morrisons

Sunday 23rd June – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Ainsley Farrell
Saturday 22nd June – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Amber Lawrence
Friday 21st June – Laurieton United Services Club, Laurieton, NSW
Saturday 22nd June – Sawtell RSL Club, Sawtell, NSW
Sunday 23rd June – Coutts Crossing Coronation Hall, Coutts Crossing, NSW

Americana Amplified feat. Ben Leece Duo, Danny Widdicombe & Dana Gehrman, Four Lions Duo, Paddy McHugh
Saturday 22nd June – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

An Otherwise Quiet Room Merri Creek Tavern Sessions feat. Mick Daley
Thursday 27th June – The Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne, VIC

Archie Roach
Saturday 22nd June – Queenscliff Town Hall, Queenscliff, VIC

Saturday 22nd June – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 28th June – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Beyond The Blues feat. Felicity Lawless, 19-Twenty, Little Billie, Urban Chiefs, Salt and Steel, Hussy Hicks feat. Kristy Lee
Saturday 22nd June – Seagulls Club, Tweeds Heads, NSW

Bob Evans
Friday 21st June – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Bobby Alu
Friday 28th June – Venue 505, Sydney, NSW

Friday 28th June – Wollongong Town Hall, Wollongong, NSW

Charlie Gradon
Thursday 27th June – The Landsdowne, Sydney, NSW

Cigány Weaver
Friday 21st June – The Grand Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 23rd June – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Friday 28th June – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD

Daniel Champagne
Thursday 27th June – Four5Nine, Perth, WA
Friday 28th June – Palace Hotel, York, WA

Darren Cross
Sunday 23rd June – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

David Bridie
Saturday 22nd June · Metro Arts, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 28th June · The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Eagle & The Wolf
Saturday 22nd June – Winter Magic Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Felicity Urquhart & Brad Butcher
Saturday 22nd June – Cowora RSL, Cowora, NSW
Sunday 23rd June – House Concert, Carrum Downs, VIC

FolkSwagon feat. E for Echo, Hannah Darling, Iain T. McKelvey
Wednesday 26th June – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Freya Josephine Hollick
Saturday 22nd June – Palais, Hepburn Springs, VIC

Georgia State Line
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC

Great Aunt
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC

Grigoryan Brothers
Friday 28th June – Queenscliff Town Hall, Queenscliff, VIC

Honky Tonkin’ feat. King Arthur
Thursday 27th June – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

Friday 21st June – Mundaring Folk and Blues Club, Mundaring, WA

Jeff Lang
Friday 21st June – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD
Saturday 22nd June – Dust Temple, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 23rd June – Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads, NSW

Julian James
Sunday 23rd June – The Old Canberra Inn, Canberra, ACT

John Grant
Saturday 22nd June – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Joseph Tawadros
Friday 21st June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 22nd June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Kate Miller-Heidke
Saturday 22nd June – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Katie Bates
Friday 21st June – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC

Kay Proudlove
Friday 21st June – Jose Jones, Thirroul, NSW
Wednesday 26th June – 1933 Booze House & Kitchen, Sydney, NSW

Kelly Brouhaha
Wednesday 26th June – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 28th June – The Manly Fig, Sydney, NSW

Kim Churchill
Friday 21st June – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 22nd June – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth, WA

Lucie Thorne & Hamish Stuart
Friday 21st June – House Concert, Mittagong, NSW
Saturday 22nd June – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 23rd June – Django @ Camelot, Sydney, NSW

Luke O’Shea and Lyn Bowtell
Thursday 27th June – Django @ Camelot, Sydney, NSW

M.E. Baird
Friday 28th June – Dust Temple, Currumbin, QLD

Mick Hart
Friday 21st June- The Bunker Coogee Diggers, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 22nd June – The Stag and Hunter, Newcastle, NSW

Mundaring Folk ‘n’ Blues Club feat. The Jarrah Celts
Friday 21st June – Mundaring Folk and Blues Club, Mundaring, WA

Newport Folk Festival
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June – Newport, VIC

Reeling Rosie
Saturday 22nd June – Winter Magic Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Richard Perso
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC

Rose Zita Falko
Friday 21st June – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC

Ross Tipper
Friday 21st June – The House Dining, Sydney, NSW

Sam Newton Band, Chris Carrapetta
Sunday 23rd June – The Townie, Sydney, NSW

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 26th June – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Shantily Clad
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC

Slim Dime, The Prairie Kings
Tuesday 25th June – Ferntree Gully Bowling Club, Ferntree Gully, VIC

Small Hall Hillbilly Ball feat. The Long Johns, Hat Fitz and Cara, Open Season, Palomino III, Bearded Betty
Saturday 22nd June – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD

The BordererS
Friday 21st June – House Concert, Adelaide, SA
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC

The Dead Maggies, The Stragglers, Dominic Francis Grief Ensemble
Saturday 22nd June – Hobart Brewing Co., Hobart, TAS

The Grubby Urchins
Wednesday 26th June – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 27th June – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

The Little Lord Street Band
Friday 28th June – The Bassendean Hotel, Bassendean, WA

The Loaded Dog Folk Club feat. The Convict Voice ReCollected, Cap in Hand
Saturday 22nd June – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

The Maes w/ John Flanagan Trio
Friday 28th June – Yackandandah Public Hall, Yackandandah, VIC

The Morrisons w/ Lisa Caruso
Sunday 23rd June – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

The Pigs
Friday 21st June – South Kolan Hotel, South Kolan, QLD
Saturday 22nd June – D’Aguilar Hotel, D’Aguilar, QLD

The Water Runners
Saturday 22nd June – The Troubadour, Woy Woy, NSW

Three Chords 100th Episode Listening Party
Thursday 27th June – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Tracy McNeil & Dan Parsons
Friday 21st June – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 22nd June – Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Walkerthon – A Benefit For Jason Walker feat. Shane Nicholson, Kevin Bennett, Jenny Queen, Jeremy Edwards, Ben Leece, Peta Caswell, Mark Lucas, Mindy Sotiri, Sam Shinazzi, Peter V Fenton, Abby Dobson
Friday 28th June – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Winter Magic Festival
Saturday 22nd June – Katoomba, NSW

Witches Leap
Saturday 22nd June – Winter Magic Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Z-Star Trinity
Friday 21st June – Apollo Bay Hotel, Apollo Bay, VIC
Saturday 22nd June – Apollo Bay Hotel, Apollo Bay, VIC
Sunday 23rd June – Mozart’s Hall, Warrnambool, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Caroline” – The Mae Trio

New Music Monday – 17th June

Boy and Bear
Image Courtesy of Boy & Bear

Angharad Drake – “Start Again”

Brisbane based singer-songwriter Angharad Drake released her dreamy new single “Start Again” this week, along with home video style clip. The track fuses elements of Drake’s folk-infused sound with an almost melancholic indie-rock aesthetic.

“”Start Again” is about not letting one tragedy in your life determine every other choice you make,” Angharad Drake explains. “You have the opportunity to start again, don’t miss your chance.”

“Start Again” is taken from her upcoming EP due on the 18th July. Angharad Drake has a handful of Queensldand dates coming up in the next few weeks:

Saturday 29th June – Bison Bar, Nambour, QLD
Friday 5th July – Dust Temple, Currumbin Waters, QLD
Saturday 6th July – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 7th July – House Concert, Kingscliff, QLD

Boy & Bear – “Hold Your Nerve”

This week saw the triumphant return of Australian indie-folk favourites Boy & Bear with their brand new single “Hold Your Nerve”. This is the band’s first new music single their 2015 album Limit of Love so their return is very very welcome.

And they don’t disappoint with an epic single in “Hold Your Nerve”, an ultimately positive stadium banger full of the band’s trademark seventies influences. And of course with a new single we also get a handful of tour dates this August:

Thursday 15th August – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 16th August – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 17th August – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 23rd August – The Astor, Perth, WA

Georgia State Line & Patrick Wilson – “What I Know Now”

Alt-country favourites Georgia State Line and Patrick Wilson have collaborated on their brand new track “What I Know Now”. The song comes with a stunning live video which showcases these unique talents perfectly – combining their gorgeous voices with the natural reverb of Evans Hall, thanks to Shoelace Sessions.

“Having committed to the inevitable highs and lows of a lifetime in music, Pat and I got to a point where we realised we’re all, in one way or another, taught to feel shame about our unique pathway through the world,” Georgia Delves said of the song. “At the time of writing [the song] I found myself wondering what life could be like if we were all just left to be; to act with curiosity and compassion for ourselves and others.

Jordan Merrick – “Low Country”

Sitting somewhere between The Doors and Los Lobos, Brisbane based folk singer-songwriter Jordan Merrick delivers his latest single “Low Country”. With an unmistakeable swagger, “Low Country” is going to conjure up all sorts of musical nostalgia with more than a pinch of grit.

“Low Country” is the first taste from an upcoming debut album from Jordan Merrick.

Michael Waugh – “This Song Reminds Me”

No one is really writing country and folk music like Michael Waugh. The deceptively simple storytelling approach to his craft, combined with heavy doses of nostalgia and poignancy, firmly places Waugh in the great tradition of great Australian songwriters.

“This Song Reminds Me” feels like a Michael Waugh song turned up to eleven. It’s the lead single from his upcoming album, due for release later this year.

Nathan Seeckts – “Three Soldiers”

Geelong based alt-country singer Nathan Seeckts perfectly captures the feeling of childhood friedships drifting apart over the years with his new single “Three Soldiers”. I’m such a fan of Seeckts’ voice, particularly on this track – it’s strong and raw with a hidden tenderness that is needed on tracks like “Three Soldiers”.

“My mates and I grew up riding our bikes around the streets of Geelong from sunup ‘til sundown, looking for adventure and only coming home when it was time to eat,” Nathan Seeckts explained. “As we grew up and followed different paths we lost that tight bond that we’d built up over so many years. I like to think of this song as my Stand By Me song.”

Nathan Seeckts is currently out on tour – his remaining dates are here:

Saturday 29th June – The Lost Ones, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 29th June – Entrée Music Bar, Bendigo, VIC
Sunday 30th June – The Taproom, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 5th July – The Wharf Barrel Shed, Goolwa, SA
Saturday 6th July – The Exeter, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 7th July – The Royal Oak, Penola, SA
Saturday 13th July – Pistol Pete’s, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 20th July – The Fitzroy Pinnacle, Melbourne, VIC

Steve Poltz – “Ballin’ On A Wednesday”

Celebrated Americana singer-songwriter Steve Poltz has just released his ode to the middle of the week, “Ballin’ On A Wednesday”. This is a straight up humour driven Americana music with its tongue firmly placed in its check and a ludicrous video to match.

Alanna and Alicia Announce Album Launch Show in Melbourne

Alanna and Alicia
Image Courtesy of Alanna and Alicia

Melbourne based jazz-folk sister duo Alanna and Alicia will be officially launching their latest album Songs I’m Singing with Me with a hometown show at the Thornbury Theatre on the 2nd September.

The duo launched the album at the National Folk Festival earlier this year but this will be the first chance for Melbourne audiences to hear it live.

Songs I’m Singing with Me is a celebration of the songs of celebrated John Beavis who Alanna and Alicia and their family got to know as part of the local folk scene.

Joining Alanna and Alicia in support for the launch will be Michael Waugh. For more information including how to gte your hands on tickets check out the official Facebook event here.

The Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

Foghorn Stringband
Image Courtesy of Foghorn Stringband

Every year the Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival manages to deliver one of the most exciting lineups of the year, featuring the best in bluegrass, old time and folk artists from around the country and around the world.

Held in the small northern NSW town of Dorrigo, the Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival is an intimate, community run event with a really nice vibe and so much great music. Their lineup this year includes so many amazing artists including Foghorn Stringband (above), Genni Kane, Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton, Luke Plumb and Peter Daffy, Mac Traynham and Shay Garriock, Mile Twelve, The Freewheeler, The New Macedon Rangers, Andy Gordon with John Kane, Angus Gill, Cat and Clint, Chloë & Jason Roweth, Chris Matthews, Corn Silk, Fat Cousin Skinny, Fireside Celts & Friends, Flora Knight & Sean Donald, Freya Josephine Hollick, Golden Whistler, High and Lonesome, John Bennett with David Hyams, Kaurna Cronin, Kazoobafak Jug Band, Loren Kate, Mandy Connell, Michael Waugh, Misty Mountain Players, Monique Clare, Montgomery Church, Pete Denahy, Pitts Family, Sohum Women’s Choir, The 3 Jimmies, The Daughters of the Rum Rebellion, The Mae Trio, The Martins, The Northern Folk, The Pipi Pickers, The Sinners, The Tawny Owl Stringband, The Tin Can String Band, Thor and Jasmine Phillips, Tommy Chandler and the Continental Drift, Twin Peaks, Two If By Sea, Watling & Bates, Whoa Mule and Yhan Leal.

The Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival takes place in Dorrigo from the 27th to the 29th October – check out the official site for more details.

This year they’re also holding the inaugural Old-Time Music School in the lead up to the festival, from the 25th to the 27th October. The Old-Time Music School will give players to learn alongside some of the best musicians in the business – this year will feature the likes of Ashlee Watkins (The New Macedon Rangers), Shay Garriock, Andrew Small (The New Macedon Rangers), Mac Traynham, Jeremy Marcotte and Foghorn Stringband. Workshops at the school will include traditional fiddle and banjo music, instrument workshops, old time ensemble workshops, folk singing, concerts, jamming and a festival performance opportunity – for more information check out the official site here.

Full Lineup for the Healesville Music Festival Announced

Davidson Brothers
Image Courtesy of Davidson Brothers

Started back in 2010 the Healesville Music Festival has quickly become a quiet achiever on the folk music scene. The festival is organised by the local community of Healesville in Victoria’s Yarra Valley and attracts some of the countries best folk, country, bluegrass and roots artists for a weekend of amazing music.

This year’s lineup boasts a bunch of recognisable names including Chris Henry & Hardcore Grass, Davidson Brothers, Pete Denahy, The Stray Hens, The Yearlings, Orpheus Supertones, Nine Mile Creek, Michael Waugh, Jenny Biddle, Ben Mitchell & The Stylists, Nick Charles, The Dukes of Despair, Soulsville, Telecom Joe, The King Kats, The Hannafords, AJ Leonard and Jenny Rowlands, Blackberry Jam Bush Band, Healesville String Band, Aaron Burton, Richie Langford, Pans on Fire, Rudy the One Man Band, Michael the Balloonologist and more.

The Healesville Music Festival takes place from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th November. For more information check out the official site here.

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival Announces First Round of Artists for 2014

Sal Kimber
Image Courtesy of Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel

The Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival isn’t until the weekend of the 17th October but that doesn’t mean it’s not time to start getting excited. This week the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival announced two very important details for 2014 – the release of their Super Earlybird Tickets (until 31 August) which will see you able to snap up a weekend pass for just $75 and the names of the first confirmed artists.

The artists announced for Kangaroo Valley so far include Fred Smith, Enda Kenny Band, Martin Pearson, Bajaly Suso from Gambia, The BordererS, Liz Frencham, Nick Rheinberger, Glenn Cardier & Christian Marsh, The Wheeze and Suck Band, Michael Waugh, Paul Greene and the Other Colours, Sparrow Folk, Penny Larkins and Carl Pannuzzo, Salvation Jane, Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel (above), Danny Spooner, Crystal Barreca and many more to come.

For more info on the festival and to get your hands on Super Earlybird Tickets check out the official site here.

Kate Crowley Announces Album Launch Show

Kate Crowley
Image Courtesy of Kate Crowley

Melbourne singer-songwriter Kate Crowley has been building quite a reputation for herself in recent years and that’s only set to continue with the release of her second album Measured In Moons. Showcasing her storytelling songwriting style and breathtaking lyrics, Measured In Moons is bound to make fans of Kate Crowley very very happy.

Crowley will be officially launching Measured In Moons at a very special show on Saturday 15th March at the Montsalvat Barn Gallery in Eltham near Melbourne. Joining Kate Crowley on the night will be a who’s who of artists who helped her on the album including Michael Waugh, Coen Dixon, Daniela Lucchetti, Rob Moss and The April Maze.

For full details of the launch check out the official Facebook event here.

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