Thank Folk It’s Friday – 17th April

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Darren Hanlon released his new video “The Chattanooga Shoot Shoot”. Details here

– Sydney psych-folk band Liam Gale & The Ponytails have announced details of their debut album and east coast tour. Details here

– WA alt-country queen Ruby Boots releases her debut album next week and has a tour in May. Details here

Dear Orphans guitarist Nick Payne released his solo video “Old Sydney Town”. Details here

– Four of Australia’s brightest alt-country stars, Ruby Boots, Fanny Lumsden, Cookie Baker and Amber Rae Slade, have announced shows in Sydney and Melbourne as She Hangs Brightly. Details here

The Green Mohair Suits are throwing a good old fashioned bush dance in Sydney next week. Details here

– Sydney folk night MoFo at the Gaelic is holding its last show for “quite a while” tonight featuring Fat Cousin Skinny, Mandy Connell and Rebecca Bastoli. Details here

Joe Pug released his new video “Bright Beginnings”. Details here

Splendour in the Grass dropped their 2015 lineup including many Timber and Steel friendly artists like Of Monsters & Men, Ryan Adams, Boy & Bear, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations, Dustin Tebbutt, Jenny Lewis, C.W. Stoneking and more. Details here

These Machines Cut Razor Wire have announced their 2015 fundraiser show featuring Jeff Lang Band, Kavisha Mazzelia, Les Thomas Band and Little Foot. Details here

The Tallest Man On Earth released the title track to his upcoming album “Dark Bird Is Home”. Details here

– Legendary Sydney alt-country singer Mark Lucas has released his new video “Tell The DJ”. Details here

The Melbourne Folk Club celebrates its first birthday this week with a sold out show and a super secret lineup. Details here

I’m With Her, the collaboration between Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan (Crooked Still), released their video for the track “Crossing Muddy Waters”. Details here

– Scottish trio Lau released their new video “The Bell That Never Rang”. Details here

– Irish superstar Hozier has announced plans to tour Australia again in Spring. Details here

– Brisbane folk-rockers The Good Ship are calling it a day with farewell shows in Melbourne and Brisbane this May. Details here

Releases This Week

Alabama Shakes
Sound & ColorAlabama Shakes
iTunes

Mark Lucas
Little Town BluesMark Lucas
Laughing Outlaw Records

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

The Melbourne Folk Club’s First Birthday Extravaganza

Melbourne Folk Club

Look we know this gig is sold out but if you have any way to beg, borrow or steal a ticket do it. The Melbourne Folk Club has become an institution and their their first birthday show, featuring 10 secret acts, is going to be amazing.

Wednesday 22nd April – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Alex Edwards
Friday 24th April – Tall Poppy Studios, Brisbane, QLD

All Our Exes Live In Texas
Saturday 18th April – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 19th April – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Betty & Oswald
Friday 17th April – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave VIC
Saturday 18th April – The Espy, Melbourne VIC
Wednesday 22nd April – Lass O’Growrie, Newcastle NSW
Thursday 23rd April – No. 5 Church St, Bellingen NSW

Bush Turkey Bush Dance w/ The Green Mohair Suits
Thursday 23rd April – GoodGod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Brad Butcher
Thursday 23rd April – Frankies Pizza by the Slice, Sydney, NSW
Friday 24th April – Goulburn Club, Goulburn, NSW

Bronte
Saturday 18th April – Sappho Books Cafe & Wine Bar, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 19th April – The Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor, NSW

Darren Hanlon
Friday 17th April – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars
Friday 17th April – Tattersalls Hotel, Penrith, NSW
Saturday 18th April – The Stag and Hunter, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 19th April – Towradgi Beach Hotel, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday 23rd April – The Espy, St Kilda, VIC
Friday 24th April – The Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC

Elwood Myre
Friday 17th April – The Aztec, Forster, NSW
Sunday 19th April – Steamfest, Hunter Valley, NSW
Thursday 23rd April – The Front, Canberra, ACT

Jordie Lane
Friday 17th April – The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 18th April – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 19th April – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 22nd April – Ararat Live, Ararat, VIC
Thursday 23rd April – Beav’s Bar, Geelong VIC
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April – Mt Beauty Music Festival, Mt Beauty, VIC

Justin Townes Earle w/ Sam Outlaw
Friday 17th April – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 18th April – Anitas, Thirroul, NSW

Laura Jean and Aldous Harding
Saturday 18th April – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Liam Gale & the Ponytails
Friday 24th April – Pacific Hotel, Yamba, NSW

Marlon Williams
Friday 17th April – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 18th April – Jimmy’s Den, Perth, WA

MoFo at the Gaelic feat. Fat Cousin Skinny, Mandy Connell, Rebecca Bastoli
Friday 17th April – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Mt Beauty Music Festival
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April – Mt Beauty, VIC

Packwood
Friday 17th April – Smith’s Alternative Book Shop, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 18th April – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 19th April – Black Bear Lodge, Bribane, QLD

Roland Kay-Smith
Wednesday 22nd April – Customs House Library, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 23rd April – Junk Bar, Ashgrove, QLD

Rowena Wise
Friday 17th April – The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 18th April – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 19th April – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 22nd April – Ararat Live, Ararat, VIC
Thursday 23rd April – Beav’s Bar, Geelong VIC
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April – Mt Beauty Music Festival, Mt Beauty, VIC

St Albans Folk Festival
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April – St Albans, NSW

Steve Smyth
Saturday 18th April – The Railway Club, Darwin, NT
Sunday 19th April – The Railway Club, Darwin, NT
Friday 24th April – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

The Dead Maggies
Friday 17th April – Magpies City Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 18th April – The Brunswick Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 19th April – The Reverencem, Melbourne, VIC

The Melbourne Folk Club’s First Birthday Extravaganza
Wednesday 22nd April – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

The Pigs
Friday 17th April – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Saturday 18th April – The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

The String Contingent
Friday 17th April – On The Rocks, North Rocks Community Church, North Rocks, NSW
Saturday 18th April – Berrima Smalls, Berrima, NSW
Wednesday 22nd April – Unorthodox Church of Groove, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 23rd April – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Winterbourne
Friday 10 April – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 11th April – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 17th April – Warrumbungle Food Festival, Coonabarabran, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Half Of What We Know” – Crooked Still

This is one of the songs that first introduced me to the wonderful music of Crooked Still and the amazing voice of Aoife O’Donovan.

MoFo at the Gaelic Announces Last Show for “Quite A While”

Mandy Connell
Image Courtesy of Mandy Connell

MoFo at the Gaelic has become a bastion of cracking live folk music in Sydney in recent years so we’re saddened to hear that the regular night will be finishing up for “quite a while”. But before they close the doors MoFo at the Gaelic have one last show announced for this Friday the 17th April, and it’s one not to be missed.

MoFo at the Gaelic this week will feature the likes of Fat Cousin Skinny, Mandy Connell (above) and Rebecca Bastoli. The night is just $20 on the door ($15 if you’re a student) and kicks off at 7:30pm at The Gaelic Club in Sydney. For more information check out the official Facebook even here.


Thank Folk It’s Friday – 5th December

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– UK singer-songwriter Ben Howard has added Sydney, Fremantle and Melbourne dates to his Australian visit next year. Details here

– Canadian folk trio The Once released their new video “We Are All Running”. Details here

– Melbourne’s Eliza Hull has released her new single “Used To” featuring Texture Like Sun. Details here

– Adelaide’s Sam Brittain has announced a couple of intimate songwriter shows in Melbourne and Adelaide. Details here

Frank Turner has announced Australian tour dates when he’s in the country for Bluesfest. Details here

Lanie Lane released her new video “No Sound”. Details here

– UK trio Vena Portae released their new video “Flames & Fury”. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter David Blyth released his new video “So So”. Details here

– The Finders Keepers Markets hit Sydney next week with music announced from Kay Proudlove, Direwolf, Peasant Moon, Bonnie Stewart, Laura Zarb, The Maple Trail, Maia Jelavic and more. Details here

Sleepy Dreamers are streaming their new EP Local Football. Details here

The Decemberists released another new video for their track “Make You Better” featuring some awesome 70s throwback action. Details here

– NSW bluegrass band The Mid-North have released their new album Tales From A Mountain via Noisetrade. Details here

– Regular Sydney jam night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s will be hosting their final show of the year which is also their first birthday. Details here

– Another Sydney night, MoFo at the Crate, has announced their Sydney lineup including Catgut and The Button Collective. Details here

– Melbourne Americana duo The Weeping Willows realeased their new video “Acorns”. Details here

Releases This Week

The Mid North
Tales From a MountainThe Mid-North
Noisetrade

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Country & Inner Western

Christmas and Inner Western

The final Country & Inner Western in Sydney this year is going to bring Christmas with an Americana twist. The show will feature The Morrisons, Tim Chaisson, Catherine Britt, A Man Called Stu, Jenny Queen and Fanny Lumsden and The Thrillseekers so you know the night’s going to be an absolute cracker!

Wednesday 10th December – GoodGod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Bearded Gypsy Band
Friday 5th December – Bennett’s Lane, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 6th December – Sookie Lounge, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 11th December – Sonnys, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th December – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Betty & Oswald
Friday 5th December – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 6th December – No. 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 7th December – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 11th December – Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW

Country & Inner Western
Wednesday 10th December – GoodGod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Daniel Lee Kendall
Friday 5th December – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars
Sunday 7th December – The Welcome Hotel, Rozelle, NSW
Thursday 11th December – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 12th December – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW

Finders Keepers Markets Sydney feat. Kay Proudlove, Direwolf, Peasant Moon, Bonnie Stewart, Laura Zarb, The Maple Trail, Maia Jelavic
Friday 12th December – Australian Technology Park, Sydney, NSW

Husky
Friday 5th December – The Bakery, Perth, WA
Saturday 6th December – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Saturday 13th December – Studio Theatre, Darwin, NT

Jack Carty
Friday 5th December – Kay St Saloon Bar, Traralgon, VIC
Saturday 6th December – Montrose Town Centre, Montrose, VIC
Sunday 7th December – Bended, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 11th December – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 12th December – Mars Hill Cafe, Parramatta, NSW

Jep and Dep
Saturday 6th December – The Exeter, Adelaide, SA
Friday 12th December – Smiths Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT

Josh Pyke
Friday 12th December – Baroque, Katoomba, NSW

Little May
Friday 5th December – Solbar, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Saturday 6th December – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Marlon Williams
Saturday 6th December – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 10th December – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Sam Brittain
Thursday 11th December – The Jade Monkey, Adelaide, SA

Steve Smyth
Friday 5th December – Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor, VIC
Saturday 6th December – The Bunker, Coogee Diggers, Coogee, NSW

The Kruger Brothers w/ The Company
Friday 5th December – Maleny Community Hall, Maleny QLD
Sunday 7th December – Ocean View Winery, Mt Mee, QLD

The Pierce Brothers
Friday 5th December – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Saturday 6th December – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA

The Porch Sessions feat. Shaun Kirk, Halfway to Forth, Alice Haddy
Sunday 7th December – House Concert, Adelaide, SA

Timberwolf
Wednesday 10th December – No 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 12th December – Festival Of The Sun, Port Macquarie, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Gaudete” – Steeleye Span

We’re in to December so it’s time to start pulling out the Christmas songs for Friday Folk Flashback. First up is the gorgeous a cappella latin carol “Gaudete” from Steeleye Span, the origins of which can be traced all the way back to the 16th century. I love this track!

MoFo at The Crate Announces December Show

Button Collective
Image Courtesy of The Button Collective

Sydney modern folk night MoFo returns to Glebe venue The Record Crate this month for a very exciting final show of the year.

MoFo at the Crate are set to present two of Sydney’s most exciting young folk bands – the bluegrass and old time stylings of Catgut and the anglo-celtic inspired raucous folk of The Button Collective.

The show is due to take place on Friday the 12th December at 7:30pm with tickets just $20 on the door. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.


Thank Folk It’s Friday – 5th September

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

The Audreys kicked off a duo tour of New South Wales this week. Details here

– Victorian bluegrass duo The Davidson Brothers have released their new single “Take Me To The Mountains”. Details here

– Boston based sister act Ari & Mia are heading to Australia for a tour with The Lucy Wise Trio. Details here

– A new weekly folk night, Bare Bones, has kicked off in Perth at The Swan Basement every Saturday night. Details here

JamGrass announced their next round of artists including Marlon Williams, Raised by Eagles, Sweet Jean, Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats, The Ramblin’ Roses, Cat and Clint, James Kenyon and Brunswick Bluegrass Collective. Details here

– Sydney alt-country four-piece All Our Exes Live In Texas are heading out on tour this October. Details here

Jack Carty released his new single “Be Like The Water” as well as announcing a national tour over the next few months. Details here

Passenger has been releasing live videos as part of his US tour. Details here

Angus and Julia Stone have released their new video “Get Home”. Details here

– Swampy bluesman C.W. Stoneking has a new album on the way and a tour this November. Details here

– To celebrate their 30th anniversary The Illawarra Folk Festival are running a song contest. Details here

– Sydney folk night MoFo is branching out with their new MoFo at the Crate event, the first of which features Ari & Mia and The Lucy Wise Trio. Details here

– A new family friendly musical, The Vegetable Plot, from Luke Escombe and All Our Exes Live In Texas is about to hit Sydney and we have a stream of the accompanying EP. Details here

Vance Joy will be headlining his own tour this coming March. Details here

Bear’s Den released their stunning new single “Above The Clouds Of Pompeii”. Details here

– The first round of artists for Bluesfest 2015 have been announced including The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Xavier Rudd, Frank Turner, Pokey LaFarge and many more. Details here

The Pierce Brothers have just kicked off a massive national tour that goes right through until December. Details here

Reviews

Gigs

“Probably my favourite small (and surprising) space was the Amish Barn. In 2013, artist Bennet Miller ran a live installation called Barnraiser, where volunteers dressed as Amish people to raise a Barn. I kid you not. And this year, since the barn is complete, they opened it to the Splendour patrons for Rumspringer. Walk in to the barn at any point in the day and not only were you surrounded by Amish folk relaxing and enjoying the weather, but you could buy a drink from the bar and catch snippets of their pop-up bands playing folk in a ‘session’ style, or playing heavy rock like they were in their Barn’s garage band”KTBell reviews Splendour in the Grass. Review here

Releases This Week

When We Were Young
When We Were YoungCat Canteri
Bandcamp

Daniel Allars
Singing for LogsDaniel Allars
iTunes

Single Mothers
Single MothersJustin Townes Earle
iTunes

Where We Go
Where We GoNova and The Experience

All Or Nothin'
All Or Nothin’Nikki Lane
iTunes

Exits
ExitsSteve Smyth
iTunes

Wooden Duck
Wooden DuckThe Green Mohair Suits
iTunes

Dream Your Life Away
Dream Your Life AwayVance Joy
iTunes

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BIGSOUND 2014

BigSound

While the BIGSOUND conference might have sold out the official live program still has tickets left (plus plenty of unofficial music going on) and the folk, acoustic and roots program this year is really strong with showcases from The Pierce Brothers, Marlon Williams, Hayden Calnin, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Ruby Boots, Sweet Jean, Ash Grunwald, Devon Sproule, Fraser A Gorman, Little May, Spookyland, Steve Smyth and many many more.

Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th September – Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, NSW
Official Site

Gigs Next Week

Angus and Julia Stone
Friday 12th September – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Bare Bones feat. The Wishers, Maverick, Cyclone Tess
Saturday 6th September – The Swan Basement, Perth, WA

BIGSOUND
Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th September – Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, NSW

Bob Dylan
Friday 5th September – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 7th September – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Monday 8th September – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Boy & Bear
Friday 5th September – The Palais, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 6th September – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Friday 12th September – The Arts Centre, Gold Coast, QLD

Castlecomer
Thursday 11th September – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 12th September – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT

Cat Canteri
Friday 5th September – Basement Disc’s, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 5th September – The Star, Yackandandah, VIC
Saturday 6th September – Tanswell’s, Beechworth, VIC
Sunday 7th September – Bridge Rd Brewery, Beechworth, VIC

Darren Cross
Friday 5th September – Padre, Brisbane, QLD

Folklore, George Callaghan, Hooper and O’Toole
Saturday 6th September – The Shack, Narrabeen, NSW

Jep and Dep
Friday 5th September – Padre Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th September – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Katie Noonan w/ Jack Carty
Friday 12th September – Bangalow Bowlo, Banglow, NSW

MoFo feat. Laura and Susie, Golden Whistler
Friday 12th September – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Olivers Army
Wednesday 10th September – Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th September – Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay, NSW

Patrick James
Friday 5th September – A Music Warehouse Project, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 6th September – Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA
Friday 12th September – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

Spookyland
Friday 5th September – Rocket Bar, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 10th September – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th September – Boney, Melbourne, VIC

Steve Smyth
Friday 5th September – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 6th September – Taps, Mooloolaba, QLD
Tuesday 9th September – Mushroom x Sonos Party, BIGSOUND, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 10th September – BIGSOUND, The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 11th September – Brisbane Festival, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th September – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW

Sweet Jean
Sunday 7th September – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 11th September – Bigsound, Brisbane, QLD

The Audreys
Friday 5th September – Art of Espresso, Young, NSW
Saturday 6th September – Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 7th September – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

The Folk Informal feat. Imogen Bel, Amela, Black River Bell, Angharad Drake
Thursday 11th September – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW

The Living Room feat. Laura Zarb, Two Girls Will
Sunday 7th September – Lewisham Hotel, Sydney

The Pierce Brothers
Friday 5th September – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 11th September – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th September – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW

The Timbers
Friday 5th September – Nelson Hotel, Nelson, VIC
Saturday 6th September – Boney, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 7th September – Newport Bowls Club, Newport, VIC
Friday 12th September – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW

Todd Sibbin and The Acadian Driftwood
Friday 5th September – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 7th September – New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD

Tom West
Friday 5th September – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 7th September – New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD

Vance Joy
Friday 5th September – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Stable Song” – Gregory Alan Isakov

Tomorrow a very special lady in my life hits a landmark birthday so I thought I’d treat her to one of her favourite songs as our FFF. Happy Birthday Tuz!

MoFo Sydney Announces MoFo at The Crate

Lucy Wise
Image Courtesy of Lucy Wise

Over the past few years MoFo have been steadily gaining a reputation in Sydney as the best place to see young folk music outside of the major festivals. MoFo (which stands for Modern Folk) runs a regular monthly night at The Gaelic Club in Sydney’s Surry Hills where you get more than just your regular singer-songwriter fair – the night embraces all of the folk styles from trad to gypsy to world and more.

This month MoFo are branching out with their very first sideshow at The Record Crate in Glebe. The first MoFo at The Crate will be taking place on the 19th September and will feature American duo Ari & Mia and Melbournites The Lucy Wise Trio (above). Tickets will be $20 on the door with all proceeds going straight to the artists. For more details check out the official Facebook event here.


Thank Folk It’s Friday – 29th August

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Justin Townes Earle released his brand new video “Time Shows Fools”. Details here

– There’s a new album on the way from She & Him in the coming months. Details here

The April Maze have released their video “It’s Been A Long Time Between Beers” as they wing their way back to Australia. Details here

– The Festival of Small Halls kicks off a tour through Queensland this October and November with Andy Brown and The Mae Trio. Details here

– Adelaide singer-songwriter James Abberley has released his new single “Seeker Keeper”. Details here

– The brand new Adelaide based blues and roots focused festival Follow The Sun announced their 2014 lineup. Details here

– UK nu-folk band Patch and the Giant released their new video “For Gabriel”. Details here

– Melbourne based singer-songwriter Jay Penaflor is streaming his brand new EP Incentive. Details here

Husky have announced details of their new album Ruckers Hill plus a bunch of tour dates this November and December. Details here

– Canberra based three-piece You, The Wolf have released their new single “Awake”. Details here

– The Sydney Blues and Roots Festival has already announced a bunch of artists for it’s 2014 lineup. Details here

– A songwriter night has popped up on Sundays at The Lewisham Hotel in Sydney with Laura Zarb about to kick off a residency. Details here

Ryan Adams released his new video “Gimme Somthing Good”. Details here

The Folk Informal in Sydney has announced their September lineup including Imogen Bel, Amela, Black River Bell and Angharad Drake. Details here

Bear’s Den have announced the full details of their debut album Islands. Details here

– Brisbane singer-songwriter Sahara Beck will be launching her new EP Bloom with a tour this September and October. Details here

– The Out on the Weekend festival have announced a Brisbane leg with appearances by Nikki Lane, Robert Ellis, The Delines, Jonny Fritz, Emma Swift, Halfway, Paddy McHugh and Warren Earl Band. Details here

The Gorgeous Festival in South Australia have announced their 2014 lineup including Xavier Rudd, The Waifs, The Beautiful Girls, Busby Marou, Little May, The Cairos, Elliott Brood, Kim Wempe, Tim Chaisson, Timberwolf, The Timbers, Echo & the Empress and Rin McArdle. Details here

Wagons announced details of their Chase The Eclipse tour this September. Details here

– More artists have been added to the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) including Frank Yamma, Leah Flanagan, Timberwolf, Marlon Williams and many more. Details here

MoFo in Sydney announced their artists for September – Laura and Susie who are busy running around the country on their Meremba Tour along with Sydney based blues and gospel duo Golden Whistler. Details here

Releases This Week

Jay Penaflor
IncentiveJay Penaflor
Bandcamp

Bittersweet
BittersweetKasey Chambers
iTunes

Olivers Army
Nothing Ever Really Stays The SameOlivers Army
Bandcamp

Todd Sibbin
A Set Of Knives, A Pair Of PensTodd Sibbin and the Acadian Driftwood
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Seek Stumble Listen Live feat. Fanny Lumsden, Little Fox

Fanny Lumsden

Tonight the very special blog Seek Stumble Listen Live will be hosting its first live multimedia event in Sydney featuring live music with a heavy dose of folk from Fanny Lumsden, Little Fox and more. It’s definitely a great way to see in the weekend.

Friday 29th August – The Corner Store, Sydney, NSW
Facebook Event

Gigs Next Week

Bob Dylan
Friday 29th August – Royal Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 31st August – Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 3rd September – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 4th September – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 5th September – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Boy & Bear
Friday 5th September – The Palais, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 3rd September – – The Palais, Melbourne, VIC

Busby Marou
Friday 29th August – The Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 30th August – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, QLD

Busking for Change feat. Josh Pyke, Urthboy
Thursday 4th September – The Roller Den, Sydney, NSW

Cat Canteri
Friday 5th September – Basement Disc’s, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 5th September – The Star, Yackandandah, VIC

Darren Cross
Friday 5th September – Padre, Brisbane, QLD

Jep and Dep
Friday 5th September – Padre Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Katie Noonan w/ Jack Carty
Saturday 30th August – Majestic Theatre, Pomona, QLD

Little Features feat. Mimi Gilbert, Lissa, Brendon Moon, Sarah Dahl, James Griffin
Saturday 30th August – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Luke Morris
Sunday 31st August – Ric’s Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Nova and the Experience
Friday 29th August – Smith’s Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 30th August – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Olivers Army
Friday 29th August – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Patrick James
Friday 29th August – Beavs Bar, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 30th August – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 4th September – The Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS
Friday 5th September – A Music Warehouse Project, Adelaide, SA

Seek Stumble Listen Live feat. Fanny Lumsden, Little Fox
Friday 29th August – The Corner Store, Sydney, NSW

Sleepy Dreamers
Wednesday 3rd September – The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Spookyland
Friday 5th September – Rocket Bar, Adelaide, SA

Taliska
Friday 29th August — Conservatory Café, Wyreena, VIC

The Living Room feat. Laura Zarb, Simon Meli (The Widowbirds), Johnny Took (Little Bastard)
Sunday 31st August – Lewisham Hotel, Sydney

The Timbers
Friday 29th August – The World’s End, Adelaide, SA
Friday 5th September – Nelson Hotel, Nelson, VIC

Todd Sibbin and The Acadian Driftwood
Saturday 30th August – Aztec, Forster, NSW
Wednesday 3rd September – Coast Hotel, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Thursday 4th September – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 5th September – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD

Tom West
Saturday 30th August – The Aztec, Forster, NSW
Wednesday 3rd September – Coast Hotel, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Thursday 4th September – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 5th September – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD

Vance Joy
Friday 5th September – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Lakes of Pontchartrain” – Paul Brady and Andy Irvine

This week I fell down a Paul Brady and Andy Irvine youtube hole which I’m yet to crawl out of. Apologies if this sends you down a similar hole.

Sydney’s MoFo at the Gaelic Club Announces September Lineup

Laura and Susie
Image Courtesy of Laura and Susie

Sydney’s favourite modern folk night MoFo returns this September with a couple of super excited acts to present to you.

Jumping up on the MoFo stage next month will be Timber and Steel favourites Laura and Susie who are busy running around the country on their Meremba Tour along with Sydney based blues and gospel duo Golden Whistler.

MoFo takes place on Friday 12th September at The Gaelic Club in Sydney’s Surry Hills. The night will kick off at 7:30pm with tickets just $20 ($15 student concession). For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Sydney’s MoFo at the Gaelic Club Announces July Lineup

Justin Bernasconi
Image Courtesy of Justin Bernasconi

Regular Sydney modern folk night, MoFo, returns this July with three of folk’s best up and comers filling the stage.

Headlining there’s the amazing Justin Bernasconi who is currently touring his brilliant new solo album Winter Pick. You may be familiar with Justin Bernasconi’s work with his band The Stillsons so this is a show not to be missed.

Joining Justin Bernasconi on the night will be the Gypsy jazz of the Sloe Gin Junkies and Blue Mountains based poet Brendan Reed Dennis.

Update: Unfortunately due to sad circumstances the Sloe Gin Junkies will be unable to perform this Friday. However you can still get you Gypsy fix with the energetic and playful tunes from the Spyglass Gypsies. Bring your dancing shoes!!!

MoFo takes place on Friday 11th July at The Gaelic Club in Sydney’s Surry Hills. The night will kick off at 7:30pm with tickets just $20 ($15 student concession). For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 9th May

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

The Felice Brothers have released their first single in three years, “Cherry Licorice”. Details here

– NSW based singer-songwriter Timothy James Bowen has a bunch of east coast dates this month as well as a brand new live video for the track “Breathe Easy”. Details here

– The new folk and Americana show on Double J, hosted by Emma Swift, kicked off this week. Details here

– South Australian singer-songwriter Sam Brittain is heading out on tour to launch his new album. Details here

– The one and only Stu Larsen will be releasing his debut album Vagabond in July. Details here

– Tonight the May edition of Sydney’s MoFo will take place at The Gaelic Club featuring Huckleberry Hastings and Brendon Moon. Details here

– We gave you the exclusive first look at the new Dan and Amy video “Pretend”. Details here

Splendour in the Grass sideshows have been announced for Ben Howard, First Aid Kit, Mikhael Paskalev and The Head and the Heart. Details here

Nick Mulvey has released another new video in the form of “Meet Me There”. Details here

Mark Wilkinson has added some major city dates to his current national tour this July. Details here

– Perth’s Ruby Boots has just released her new EP which you can stream online. Details here

The Lurkers have just released their new clip “Mining Man”. Details here

– The new Al Parkinson single “Like This” has been officially released. Details here

– Get a taster of Nick Payne’s (Dear Orphans) solo material with a live clip for “My Darling” featuring Katie Brianna. Details here

– Folktronica artist Caitlin Park has released her new gender-bending video “Lemonade”. Details here

Busby Marou have released their new video for “My Second Mistake” and announced a tour this July and August. Details here

– Adeladie’s Todd Sibbin has returned with his new band Todd Sibbin and the Acadian Driftwood sharing a new clip and tour dates. Details here

– Alt-country duo Jep and Dep have released their brand new video “Babe Come Down”. Details here

– Next weekend the Sydney Blues and Roots Festival is holding an Autumn edition in Sydney’s west. Details here

Blog

On Sunday Timber and Steel celebrated its forth birthday. Check out our annual editorial from Editor in Chief Gareth Hugh Evans here

Releases This Week

Little Bastard
Little BastardLittle Bastard
iTunes

Luka Bloom
Head and HeartLuka Bloom
iTunes

First Mind
First MindNick Mulvey
iTunes

Atlas
ATLASOwls of the Swamp
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Presents

Scott Matthew

Scott Matthew

Sunday 11th May – Brew, Brisbane, QLD
Monday 12th May – Mandala Organic Arts Cafe, Gold Coast, QLD
Tuesday 13th May – Pure Pop Records, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 14th May – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Timothy James Bowen

TJB

We’ve been fans of singer-songwriter Timothy James Bowen for a while now, even though he hasn’t featured a lot on the blog. If you’re in NSW you should check out one of these shows to see just why we think he’s something special

Sunday 11th May – House concert, Bulli, NSW
Friday 16th May – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Boy & Bear
Friday 9th May – Regent Cinema, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 10th May – Deakin’s Costa Hall, Geelong, VIC
Sunday 11th May – Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, VIC
Wednesday 14th May – Lismore Workers Club, Lismore, NSW
Thursday 15th May – C.ex Club, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Friday 16th May – Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW

Claude Hay
Thursday 15th May – Venue TBC, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16th May – O’Neill’s Pub, Dickson, ACT

Daniel Champagne
Friday 9th May – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 10th May – Tattersalls Hotel, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 15th May – Lizottes, Central Coast, NSW
Friday 16th May – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

Dustin Tebbutt
Friday 16th May – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Ella Hooper
Friday 9th May – Jive, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 15th May – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 16th May – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD

Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers w/ Katie Brianna and Emma Beau
Thursday 15th May – Vic on the Park, Sydney, NSW

Hayden Calnin w/ Eliza Hull
Friday 9th May – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Jep and Dep w/ The Weeping Willows
Saturday 10th May – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Kim Churchill
Thursday 15th May – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 16th May – Electric Playground, Brisbane, QLD

Little Wise
Sunday 11th May – Kingston City Arts Festival, VIC

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 9th May – Glebe Cafe Church, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 10th May – Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW
Friday 16th May – Brothers Leagues Club, Cairns, QLD

Melbourne Folk Club w/ Mick Thomas, Suzannah Espie, Marlon Williams
Wednesday 14th May – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

MoFo feat. Huckleberry Hastings, Brendon Moon
Friday 9th May – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Owen Campbell
Friday 9th May — Mudgee Brewing Company, Mudgee, NSW
Saturday 10th May — TAB Garden Hotel, Dubbo, NSW
Sunday 11th May — Towradgi Beach Hotel, NSW
Thursday 15th May — The Armidale Club, Armidale, NSW
Friday 16th May — Goondiwindi River Jam, Goondiwindi, QLD

Paul Greene and the Other Colours
Friday 9th May – Venue 505, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 10th May – The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

Sam Brittain
Friday 9th May – Revolver, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16th May – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Scott Matthew
Sunday 11th May – Brew, Brisbane, QLD
Monday 12th May – Mandala Organic Arts Cafe, Gold Coast, QLD
Tuesday 13th May – Pure Pop Records, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 14th May – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC

Sydney Blues and Roots Festival Autumn Edition
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th May – Windsor, NSW

The Beards
Friday 9th May – Tattersalls Hotel, Penrith, NSW
Saturday 10th May – Collector Tavern, Parramatta, NSW

The Perch Creek Family Jugband
Friday 9th May – Yours and Owls, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 10th May – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 11th May – Lizottes, Dee Why, NSW
Monday 12th May – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

The Timbers
Friday 9th May – Albion Hotel, Albury, NSW
Saturday 10th May – Penny Black, Melbourne, VIC

Timothy James Bowen
Sunday 11th May – House concert, Bulli, NSW
Friday 16th May – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Todd Sibbin and the Arcadian Driftwood
Saturday 10th May – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Vance Joy
Friday 16th May – The Metro, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Youth” – Daughter

Daughter have become a favourite on the indie scene worldwide but for us our love affair began with the band’s early, folky single “Youth”

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