Thank Folk It’s Friday – 15th July


This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros released their new video “Wake Up The Sun”. Details here

The Lumineers released their new video “Cleopatra”. Details here

– Sydney blues band Colin Jones & The Delta Revue released their new single “Mama Don’t Weep”. Details here

– The UK’s Matthew and the Atlas have released their new video “On A Midnight Street”. Details here

– Sydney night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s is this week and features Oh Willy Dear. Details here

Releases This Week

Love and Hate
Love & HateMichael Kiwanuka

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

William Crighton and Claire Anne Taylor

Taylor Crighton

After a successful tilt at the Bello Winter Music Festival William Crighton and Claire Anne Taylor take their joint national tour through the east coast.

Friday 15th July – The Court House Hotel, Mullumbimby, NSW
Saturday 16th July – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 21st July – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Friday 22nd July – The Oxford Circus, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Áine Tyrrell
Friday 15th July – Miami Marketta Night Markets, Gold Coast, QLD

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. Oh Willy Dear
Wednesday 20th July – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Colin Jones & The Delta Revue
Sunday 17th July – The White Horse, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 20th July – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Hannah Marjorie, Tenderfoot, The Delta Revue
Wednesday 20th July – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Hootenanny feat. Chiptooth
Sunday 17th July – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Imogen Clark
Friday 15th July – Oxford Circus, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 16th July – Stag & Hunter, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 17th July – Hotel Blue, Katoomba, NSW
Friday 22nd July – Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC

Jake Bugg
Friday 22nd July to Sunday 24th July – Splendour in the Grass, NSW

Josh Pyke w/ Jack Carty
Thursday 21st July – Prince of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Friday 22nd July – White Star Hotel, Albany, WA

Leah Flanagan
Friday 15th July- Leaps & Bounds Festival, Richmond Theatrette, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 16th July – The Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS
Sunday 17th July – The Jade Monkey, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 21st July – Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW

Leah Senior, Leroy Lee
Friday 22nd July – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Live ‘n’ Lounging feat. Kyle Taylor, Lola Sola, Joseph Nassif
Saturday 16th July – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Lloyd Spiegel
Friday 15th July – The Wonderland Spiegeltent, Harbour Town Docklands, VIC

Paper Mouse
Saturday 16th July – Saladin Lodge, Narbethong, VIC

Pat Capocci, The Buffalo Grass Boys, Trembling Giant
Saturday 16th July – The Annandale Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Ramblin’ Nights feat. M.E. Baird, Belle Harvey, Andy Golldege
Friday 15th July – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Sam Newton
Sunday 17th July – The Bearded Tit, Sydney, NSW

The Sounds of Simon – Paul Simon Tribute Show feat. The Old Married Couple, Alison Avron, Dean Hewson, Kay Proudlove, Rod Crundwell, Pixels & Sound, Dear Orphans, Sabrina Soares Music
Friday 15th July – The Record Crate, Sydney, NSW

Splendour in the Grass
Friday 22nd July to Sunday 24th July – Byron Bay, NSW

Sweet Jean
Friday 15th July – Skukum Lounge, Ashgrove, QLD
Saturday 16th July – Mullum Ex Services Club, Mullumbimby, NSW
Thursday 21st July – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Taasha Coates
Friday 15th July – Flying Saucer Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 16th July – Royal Oak, Launceston, TAS
Sunday 17th July – Festival of Voices, Devils Corner Vineyard, Asplawn, TAS

The Barleyshakes
Saturday 16th July – The West End Sessions, Brisbane, QLD

Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife
Friday 15th July – The NightQuarter, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 17th July – Triffid Roots, Newstead, QLD
Friday 22nd July – Transwells Commercial Hotel, Beechworth, VIC

Triffid Country feat. Harmony James, Sian Evans, Phil Smith, Ben Bunting
Friday 22nd July – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Vincent Cross
Saturday 16th July – House Concert, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 17th July – Hump Hall, Allambie, NSW
Tuesday 19th July – The Bug, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 20th July – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 21st July – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 22nd July – Nundle Memorial Hall, Nundle, NSW

William Crighton and Claire Anne Taylor
Friday 15th July – The Court House Hotel, Mullumbimby, NSW
Saturday 16th July – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 21st July – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Friday 22nd July – The Oxford Circus, Sydney, NSW

Willie Watson and Josh Hedley
Friday 15th July – Caravan Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 16th July – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Sunday 17th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“He Fades Away” – Karine Polwart

A beautiful rendition of the Alistair Hulett classic.

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s for July 2016

Oh Willy Dear
Image Courtesy of Oh Willy Dear

If you’re looking to keep warm on these cold July nights in Sydney then you can’t go past this month’s edition of Bluegrass @ Yulli’s.

The regular jam and performance night will be taking place as usual upstairs at Yulli’s in Surry Hills on Wednesday 20th July.

At 6pm it’s an all in jam where you’re invited to bring along your instrument and play along with some of Sydney’s finest musicians – or just watch on if being an audience member is more your thing.

Then from 8pm the feature artist will take to the stage – and this month is Timber and Steel favourites Oh Willy Dear which we’re so excited about.

As always Bluegrass @ Yulli’s is free entry. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Heartbreaker Sessions Returns for 2016

Heartbreaker Sessions
Image Courtesy of A Man Called Stu

Popular Sydney Americana and alt-country night Heartbreaker Sessions returns this week on a whole new night and with a killer lineup.

The fortnightly event at Freda’s in Chippendale which began in 2015 is moving to Thursday’s with their kickoff this week on the 18th February. The lineup this week will feature Americana singer-songwriter A Man Called Stu and a duo set from Dan Marando and Dan Babekuhl (Oh Willy Dear!, The Maladies).

The night kicks off at 7pm and entry is 100% free. For more details check out the official Facebook event here.

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s For August 2014

Oh Willy Dear
Image Courtesy of Oh Willy Dear

The August edition of regular Sydney bluegrass jam and folk night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s has just been announced and it’s looking good!

As always the night will feature a come-one-come-all jam session from 6pm to 8pm followed by a couple of sets from the feature band which this month will be local bluegrass and alt-country favourites Oh Willy Dear.

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s takes place upstairs at Yulli’s restaurant in Sydney’s Surry Hills and is absolutely free. For more information on Bluegrass @ Yulli’s check out the official Facebook event here.

Artists for Folk Club This Wednesday 14th August

Oh Willy Dear
Image Courtesy of Oh Willy Dear

One the bands that impressed me the most when JamGrass rolled into Sydney a few weeks back was definitely local bluegrass band Oh Willy Dear. So the fact they’re performing alongside their JamGrass stage-mates The Green Mohair Suits at Folk Club in Sydney this Wednesday has definitely piqued my interest.

Joining Oh Willy Dear and The Green Mohair Suits will be local singer-songwriter Hazzy Bee. As always Folk Club takes place at The Soda Factory in Surry Hills with the music kicking off around 8:30pm

For more information check out the official Folk Club facebook page here.

JamGrass “On The Road” Interview: The Steamgrass Boys

Steamgrass Boys
Image Courtesy of The Steamgrass Boys

On Saturday 3rd August progressive bluegrass and jamband festival JamGrass is hosting its first ever “On The Road” show in Sydney at the Red Rattler Theatre. We thought we’d chat to some of the bands involved in JamGrass Sydney about the explosion of the jamband scene and the important part JamGrass plays in that scene.

First up: Jimmy Daley from Sydney bluegrass band The Steamgrass Boys

Gareth Hugh Evans: JamGrass Sydney has a pretty special lineup – how are you feeling in the leadup to the event?

Jimmy Daley: It’s an amazing line up. Very rarely do you to get to see this many quality bands all under one roof for 25 bucks. It’s crazy! So many wonderful musicians who I respect and admire as well being great friends of mine will be hitting the stage on the night so it’s quite special to be a part of.

GHE: What can we expect from your set? Any special guests we can have the scoop on?

JD: Of course, we love getting people up on stage to play with us. I think the lovely ladies from All Our Exes Live In Texas might be stopping by to sing a song with us, and we have special guest Anna McInnery from Oh Willy Dear playing fiddle with us on the night. That is a big part of why festivals like Jamgrass and this music in general has been successful in recent times. Artists and audiences are able to come together and share their experiences in a very communal way, something you may not find, or might have to look a bit harder for, in many other scenes.

GHE: What do you think it is about bluegrass/alt-country/jam music that has captured the collective consciousness of Australia’s cities? It seems to be everywhere at the moment.

JD: It’s hard to pinpoint really – the resurgence of the banjo, the music of films like O Brother Where Art Thou? and Cold Mountain – but I think at its core people are really attracted to the spirit of this music. It’s not pretentious, it’s energetic and uplifting, it’s a connection to the past, and it is focused on community and shared experience. People are always looking for more authentic experiences and they don’t have to look too hard to find it in this kind of music.

GHE: How important do you think events like Jamgrass – where this type of music is celebrated in urban environments – are to celebrating and developing the bluegrass/alt-country/jam music scene?

JD: It’s invaluable. Festivals like Jamgrass have really been able to capture the spirit of this music, and I think that’s why they have been successful. There seems to be more and more similar festivals/events popping up all the time as well as the scene just gets keeps growing. Bring on more of them I say, It’s great to be a part of.

GHE: After Jamgrass Sydney what’s next for the The Steamgrass Boys?

JD: We will be hitting the road in October for the Jamgrass Festival in Melbourne, and Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival. And will finally be getting in to the studio in September to start work on our debut album, which has been two years in the making – can’t contain my excitement for that.

JamGrass “On The Road” Sydney takes place on Saturday the 3rd August at the Red Rattler Theatre in Marrickville. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

JamGrass Goes “On The Road” With Sydney Event

Image Courtesy of JamGrass Music Festival

In one of the most exciting announcements all week Melbourne’s progressive bluegrass and jam band festival JamGrass has announced their first ever “On The Road” event to be held in Sydney this August. Partnering with the Sydney based Country Roads night curated by local pickers The Steamgrass Boys, JamGrass Sydney will be held at The Red Rattler in Marrickville on the 3rd August and will be the perfect warm up event for the three day JamGrass Music Festival in Melbourne on the 11th to 13h October.

The Sydney show will feature some JamGrass favourites along with some local legends including Mustered Courage, The Steamgrass Boys, Rattlehand, Green Mohair Suits and Oh Willy Dear. DJ Dylabolical will be spinning a Jerry Garcia tribute throughout the night (in honour of Jerry Week) and the organisers are promising a couple more exciting artists to be added to the bill in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the Sydney JamGrass show are $23.50 (plus booking fee) and are available here. For more information on the event and the JamGrass Music Festival later this year make sure you check out the official JamGrass site here.

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