Thank Folk It’s Friday – 27th June

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Timber and Steel are very proud to announce that we will be presenting Husky’s single tour this July. Details here

– Adelaide indie-folk duo Climbing Trees released their new single “Campfire Sky”. Details here

– Tonight will see Liam Gale & the Ponytails, The Double Shadows and Charlie Gradon at FBi Social. Details here

– Melbourne’s Tanya Batt has released a brand new track “Graveyard”. Details here

– We have a stream of the new Starboard Cannons album The Valiant and the Brave. Details here

– Sydney instrumental three piece The String Contingent are currently on a house concert tour and are about to wrap up their Pozible campaign. Details here

Patrick James has released details on his upcoming EP Broken Lines. Details here

Timber and Steel favourite Jack Carty released a brand new single “The Joneses” co-written with Josh Pyke. Details here

Leah Flanagan is celebrating her birthday this weekend by putting on a gig in Sydney featuring Liz Stringer and The Re-Mains. Details here

James Vincent McMorrow released his brand new video “Gold”. Details here

– We have a stream of the debut self titled album from Melbourne’s Rough River. Details here

– Listen to the latest single from Nick Mulvey, “Fever to the Form”. Details here

– Another new Angus and Julia Stone single, “Death Defying Acts”, hit the internet. Details here

– The July edition of Sydney night The Folk Informal will feature Kay Proudlove, Dylan Orsborn, Ainsley Farrell and Tom Stephens. Details here

– The amazing Justin Townes Earle has announced plans to release his new album Single Mothers in September. Details here

– July’s MoFo at the Gaelic Club in Sydney will feature Justin Bernasconi and Sloe Gin Junkies. Details here

– Melbourne based folk singer, blogger and activist Les Thomas has released his scathing new track “Budget Reply (Hey Joe)”. Details here

Tom Stephens has released his new single “Nowhere to Roam” ahead of a string of dates next month. Details here

Owls of the Swamp released his brand new video “The Hypnotist”. Details here

Releases This Week

Bellowhead
RevivalBellowhead
iTunes

Winter Song
Winter SongDavid Blyth
Official Site

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Tiny Ruins

Tiny Ruins

New Zealand’s Tiny Ruins return to our shores off the back of a bunch of international buzz. This may be your last chance to see Tiny Ruins in such intimate venues so you should jump on top of these shows quick smart

Tuesday 1st July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 2nd July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 3rd July – Anitas, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 4th July – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Daniel Champagne
Friday 27th June – The Red Room, Ararat, VIC

Graveyard Train
Friday 27th June – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 28th June – RAD [Yours N Owls Presents], Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 29th June – The Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Friday 4th July – The Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Husband with David Craft, The Lammas Tide
Friday 4th July – The Odd Fellow, Fremantle, WA

Jackson McLaren & The Triple Threat
Saturday 28th June – Little Features at Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 29th June – Menagerie, The Welcome Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Jeff Lang
Friday 27th June – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 28th June – Camelot Lounge, Marrickville, NSW
Sunday 29th June – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 4th July – The Caravan Club, Oakleigh, VIC

Josh Pyke with Jack Carty
Friday 27th June – Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree, NSW
Saturday 28th June – Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, Cessnock, NSW
Friday 4th July – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW

Justin Bernasconi
Wednesday 2nd July – The Song Factory, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 3rd July – Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 4th July – Taps, Mooloolaba, QLD

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, Dan Waters and The Weeping Willows
Friday 4th July – Revolver Bandroom, Prahan, VIC

Leah Flanagan Presents Liz Stringer and The Re-Mains
Saturday 28th June – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Liam Gale & The Ponytails w/ The Double Shadows, Charlie Gradon
Friday 27th June – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW

Little Bastard
Thursday 3rd July – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 4th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Little Features feat. Jackson McLaren, Arbori, Timothy James Bowen, Original Sin, Aquila
Saturday 28th June – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Marmalade Ghost
Wednesday 2nd July – The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Mustered Courage
Friday 27th June – Lefty’s Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 28th June – Lefty’s Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 29th June – Winter Sun Festival, Eumundi, QLD

Sleepy Dreamers
Sunday 29th June – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC

Taliska
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th June — Camperdown Burns Festival, VIC

The Audreys
Friday 27th June – Tapas, Devonport, TAS
Saturday 28th June – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Friday 4th July – Fly By Night, Perth, WA

The Beards
Friday 27th June – The Lionleigh, Rockhampton, QLD
Saturday 28th June – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, QLD
Sunday 29th June – The Jack, Cairns, QLD
Wednesday 2nd July – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD
Thursday 3rd July – Sound Lounge, Currumbin, QLD
Friday 4th July – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

The Paper Kites
Friday 27th June – The Anthenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

The Pierce Brothers
Friday 27th June – Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 28th June – Spirit Bar, Traralgon, VIC

The String Contingent
Friday 27th June – House Concert, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 28th June – Lot 19 Arts Hub, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 29th June – Bella Union, Melbourne VIC

The Yearlings
Wednesday 2nd July – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Tiny Ruins
Tuesday 1st July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 2nd July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 3rd July – Anitas, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 4th July – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Tracy McNeil
Saturday 28th June – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 4th July – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“Clouds (Both Sides Now)” – Dave Van Ronk

I’ve spent the last week devouring Dave Van Ronk’s memoir of the 1960’s New York folk scene, The Mayor of MacDougal Street, and as an offshoot have fallen down many a youtube rabbit hole listening to his music. This version of the Joni Mitchell’s classic “Both Side’s Now” (which Van Ronk called “Clouds”) is just stunning.

Watch the New Owls of the Swamp Video “The Hypnotist”

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The brand new video from European based Australian artist Owls of the Swamp has just released his brand new video for the track “The Hypnotist”. The track is taken from the recent album from Owls of the Swamp, ATLAS. Check out the video to “The Hypnotist” below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 25th April

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– US bluegrass band Trampled By Turtles have a new album, Wild Animals, due for release this July. Details here

– American folk music icon Dawn Landes has released her brand new video “Home”. Details here

Little Features returns for April tomorrow night with a lineup that includes Imogen Clark, Justin Robinson, Original Sin, Jacob Pearson and Colin Jones. Details here

Timber and Steel favourites Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers will be taking over the Vic on the Park Hotel every Thursday in May with Huckleberry Hastings, Andy Golledge, Katie Brianna, Emma Beau, Lacey Cole & The Lazy Colts and more in support. Details here

– The amazing C.W. Stoneking will be performing at two very special Heavenly Sounds shows this June. Details here

– The amazing Angus and Julia Stone have announced their first album in almost four years to be released this August. Details here

– The Splendour in the Grass lineup was revealed with a bunch of folky artists including Angus and Julia Stone, Vance Joy, Ben Howard, First Aid Kit, Mikhael Paskalev, Dustin Tebbutt, The Head and the Heart, Little May, Nick Mulvey and many more. Details here

– Melbourne four-piece Pepperjack will be launching their new single at The Wesley Anne tomorrow night. Details here

The Bearded Gypsy Band released their brand new video “Marco Polo”. Details here

– The UK’s Matthew and the Atlas revealed the video to their track “Nowhere Now”. Details here

– Having just won the Young Folk Performer of the Year Award at the National Folk Festival Oh Pep! are about to head overseas for a tour of the US and Europe. But before they do they have a farewell show planned in Melbourne this Saturday. Details here

Owls of the Swamp have revealed details of the new album ATLAS as well as a stream of the new single “Shapeshifter”. Details here

David Gray has revealed another new track “Back in the World”. Details here

Releases This Week

Observations
The Phoenix and the TurtleBeverley Martyn
iTunes

Observations
ObservationsGeorge Jackson
Bandcamp

Ma Petite
The Road That Led Me to FallMa Petite
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Oh Pep! w/ Elana Stone

Oh Pep

Oh Pep! are heading to the US for a northern hemisphere tour on Monday but before they do they have one last show in Melbourne, where they’re promising to play the whole of Paul Simon’s Graceland album on stage. How could you possibly miss this?

Saturday 26th April – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Ash Grunwald
Friday 25th April – Barwon Heads Hotel, Barwon Heads, VIC
Saturday 26th April – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC

Boy & Bear
Saturday 26th April – Sunshine Coast Function Centre, Caloundra, QLD
Sunday 27th April – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD
Wednesday 30th April – Divers Tavern, Broome, WA
Friday 2nd May – Discovery, Darwin, NT

Cairns Blues Festival
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th May – Cairns, QLD

Fairbridge Festival
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th April – Fairbridge, WA

Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers w/ Huckleberry Hastings
Thursday 1st May – Vic on the Park, Sydney, NSW

Justin Bernasconi
Friday 2nd May – Basement Discs, Melbourne, VIC

Karuah Bluegrass Festival
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th May – Karuah, NSW

Kaurna Cronin and Ben Whiting
Friday 25th April – The Aztec, Forster, NSW
Saturday 26th April – Glebe Markets, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 27th April – Little Features, Sydney, NSW
Friday 2nd May – Bo’s House, Jan Juc, VIC

Laura & Susie
Friday 25th April – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 26th April – Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 27th April – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW

Little Features feat. Imogen Clark, Justin Robinson, Original Sin, Jacob Pearson, Colin Jones
Saturday 26th April – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Little Wise and Megan Bernard
Friday 2nd May – Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS

Mark Wilkinson
Saturday 26th April – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 1st May – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 2nd May – Roth’s Wine Bar, Mudgee, NSW

Melbourne Folk Club w/ The Little Stevies, The Davidson Brothers, Melody Pool
Wednesday 30th April – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

Mount Beauty Music Festival
Fruday 25th to Sunday 27th April – Mount Beauty, VIC

Mountbatten
Friday 25th April – The Jade Monkey, Adelaide, SA

Oh Pep! w/ Elana Stone
Saturday 26th April – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, NSW

Paul Greene and the Other Colours
Friday 25th April – The Goulburn Club, Goulburn, NSW
Thursday 1st May – Lizotte’s Sydney, Dee Why, NSW

Pepperjack w/ The Bon Scotts, Kate Bart
Saturday 26th April – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

St Albans Folk Festival
Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th April – St Albans, NSW

Tanya Batt
Friday 25th April – Baha’s, Rye, VIC
Saturday 26th April – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 2nd May – The Beresford, Sydney, NSW

The Bad Shepherds
Friday 25th April – Fairbridge Folk Festival, Fairbridge, WA
Saturday 26th April – The Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA

The Beez
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th April – Mount Beauty Music Festival, Vic

The Perch Creek Family Jugband
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th April – Fairbridge Folk Festival, WA
Friday 2nd May – Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle, WA

Wintermoon Festival
Friday 2nd to Monday 5th May – Camerons Pocket, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Dust of Uruzgan” – Fred Smith

On Anzac day it’s important not just to remember those that fought and died for our country a century ago, but also those who continue to defend the Australian way of life overseas today. Lest we forget.

Details of the New Owls of the Swamp Album ATLAS

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Some more details of the new Owls of the Swamp album ATLAS have been revealed and it’s shaping up to be something special.

Due for release on the 6th May ATLAS was mixed in Owls of the Swamp’s favourite haunt in Reykjavik and features guest performances from Markéta Irglová (The Swell Season), Ryan Karazija (Low Roar), Myrra Rós, Svavar Knútur and Phia.

We’ve already heard the track “Garden”, and now there’s a brand new single “Shapeshifter” with special guest Myrra Rós. Take a listen below:

Listen to the New Owls of the Swamp Single “Garden”

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After a number of B-sides European based Australian artist Owls of the Swamp has finally released his new single “Garden”. Taken from his upcoming album ATLAS, due for release in May this year, “Garden” is an warm, ethereal track that we think you’re going to love. Take a listen below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 8th November

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

James Vincent McMorrow released the NSFW video for the track “Cavalier”. Details here

– The lineup for November’s Communion Melbourne has been announced including Thomas Calder (The Trouble With Templeton), Castlecomer, Martha Marlow and Dominic Youdan. Details here

– Scottish singer Eddi Reader has just released her new video “Baby’s Boat”. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Kate Martin has released the video for her track “Awaken”. Details here

Melody Pool has made a stream of a recent concert at Lizotte’s available online. Details here

– The new single from Vance Joy, “Play With Fire”, was released with a brand new video. Details here

– Fiddle player Andrew Bird has announced a new EP I Want to See Pulaski at Night. Details here

Seth Lakeman also has a new album on the way titled Word of Mouth. Details here

– Sydney trio Little May are heading out on their debut East Coast tour this December. Details here

Josh Pyke is heading out on a solo tour next February and March. Details here

Owls of the Swamp has released his latest b-side – “Ghostflake” featuring Ainslie Wills. Details here

– Sydney sister duo Laura & Susie will be launching their new album Meremba in Sydney next Friday. Details here

– Hayden Calnin has revealed his brand new single “Coward”. Details here

– Our friends over at the Raindrops and Rooftops blog are putting on their first ever house concert featuring Grim Fawkner, Oh Pep! and Christopher Coleman Collective. Details here

Blog

“I’d heard about people recording in a house and liked the ‘vibe’ these albums had, relaxed, warm and organic. All the things we wanted to achieve in our album recording. The perfect house came up through a choir I sing with – a friends family holiday house on the Mornington Peninsula. Surrounded by trees and yet only five minutes walk from the beach, 5 bedrooms, mini grand piano and different spaces conducive to recording. We couldn’t believe our luck!”Hannah Acfield of Dan & Hannah Acfield has put together a journal of their recording process. Blog here

Releases This Week

Antiphon
AntiphonMidlake
iTunes

Radical Face
The Family Tree: The BranchesRadical Face
Official Site

Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis (Original Soundtrack Recording)Various Artists
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

Luke Legs
Luke Legs & The Midnight Specials with Pheobe & Schina, Charlie Thorpe
Sunday 10th November – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Official Site

Gigs Next Week

Boy & Bear
Friday 8th November – Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 9th November – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 15th November – Waves Nightclub, Wollongong, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 8th November – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 9th November – The Standard, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 10th November – The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Wednesday 13th November – Mecc North Foyer, Mackay, QLD
Friday 15th November – Flinders Social, Townsville, QLD

Damien Dempsey
Sunday 10th November – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Davidson Brothers
Sunday 10th November – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Dyson Stringer Cloher
Friday 8th November – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th November – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Sunday 10th November – The Abbey, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 13th November – Ararat Hotel Red Room, Ararat, VIC
Thursday 14th November – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Friday 15th November – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Emma Davis and Brian Campeau
Friday 8th November – FBI Social, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th November – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 13th November – Lass O Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW

Foghorn Stringband
Friday 8th and Saturday 9th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival, VIC
Sunday 10th November – Blackwood Academy, Blackwood, VIC
Tuesday 12th November – Burrinja Cafe, Upwey, VIC
Wednesday 13th November – Yinnar Hotel, Yinnar, VIC
Friday 15th November – Nerrigundah Ag Bureau, Nerrigundah, NSW

Gossling with Whitaker
Friday 15th November – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, QLD

Gosti
Saturday 9th November – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

James Kenyon
Thursday 14th November – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Friday 15th November – No. 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW

Jordie Lane
Friday 8th November – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Satruday 9th November – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 10th November – Caravan Club, Oakleigh, VIC (Afternoon Show)
Wednesday 13th November – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 14th November – Yours & Owls, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 15th November – Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW

Kate Martin
Friday 15th November – Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Lachlan Bryan
Friday 8th November – The Lambton Park Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 10th November – Wickam Park Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Wednesday 13th November – Revolver Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC

Laura & Susie with Wartime Sweethearts
Friday 15th November – Cafe Church Space, Sydney, NSW

Little Bastard
Friday 8th November – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Loren Kate
Friday 8th November – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 9th November – Harvester Moon Café, Bellarine VIC

Love Over Gold
Thursday 14th November – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th November – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT

MoFo at The Gaelic feat. Takadimi and Catgut
Friday 8th November – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

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

Patrick James
Saturday 9th November – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 14th November – Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA
Friday 15th November – The Fly Trap, Fremantle, WA

Robert Ellis and Cory Chisel with Marlon Williams
Friday 15th November – The Substation, Newport, VIC

Sal Kimber & The Rolling Wheel
Thursday 14th November – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th November – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW

Some Folk In Spring feat. Francolin
Sunday 10th November – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Takadimi
Friday 8th November – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Tanya Batt
Friday 15th November – Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA

The Bon Scotts
Saturday 9th November – The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC

The Crooked Fiddle Band
Friday 8th November – The Corner. Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 14th November – Moonshine Bar, Manly, NSW
Friday 15th November – Wollongong Diggers Club, Wollongong, NSW

The Little Stevies
Friday 8th November – The Coogee Diggers, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th November – The Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba, NSW
Friday 15th November – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

The Mountains with Edward Deer, Direwolf
Thursday 14th November – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Whitley
Saturday 9th November – A Day On The Green, Yarra Valley, VIC
Wednesday 13th November – Transit, Canberra ACT
Thursday 14th November – Captains, Batemans Bay, NSW
Friday 15th November – Yours and Owls, Wollongong, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Red Rocking Chair” – Bruce Molsky with Rushad Eggleston, Tatiana Hargreaves and Jim Miller

I must admit that my knowledge of traditional American music is not what I’d like it to be – but that does mean I get to discover a whole swathe of amazing new songs and tunes. “Red Rocking Chair” popped up a couple of times at the Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival this year and I’ve heard it on the radio a couple of times since. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

New Owls of the Swamp B-Side “Ghostflake” Featuring Ainslie Wills

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Owls of the Swamp released another new B-Side this week which we just had to share. Currently Owls of the Swamp is preparing his new album, for release in 2014, but in the meantime is letting his fans get a taster with a series of B-Sides. The latest is “Ghostflake” which features Australian singer-songwriter Ainslie Wills on duet duties. Check it out below:

Listen to New Owls of the Swamp B-Side “Happiness is a Sad Song”

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Owls of the Swamp is about to head back into the studio in Iceland to record his third studio album, which should be available in 2014. Whilst here’s there Owls of the Swamp will be releasing a series of B-sides throughout the rest of the year.

The first is the sweet track “Happiness is a Sad Song” which you can listen to below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 6th September

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Timber and Steel have been nominated for a Pedestrian.TV Blogster Award and you need to vote for us. Details here

– The new album from The Stillsons, Never Go Your Way, is out today and the band are about to embark on an East Coast tour. Details here

Owls of the Swamp has released a lovely new b-side “Happiness is a Sad Song” as he heads into the studio to record a new album. Details here

Jordie Lane is heading back to Australia next month with a new EP and a national tour. Details here

Jordan Millar, Morgan Joanel and Dave Di Marco are heading out on tour together from mid-September. Details here

Packwood will be joining Dustin Tebbutt on his Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane dates this month. Details here

– South Australian singer-songwriter Loren Kate is releasing her new Moving On next week and will be embarking on a massive national tour. Details here

– This October Radical Face will be releasing The Family Tree: The Branches, the second album in his The Family Tree series. Details here

– Saturday’s in September mean free folk, alt-country and bluegrass music care of Cowboys in Emerald City as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival. Details here

MoFo Sydney have announced their September line up including Chris Gillespie and Daniel Allars. Details here

Nigel Wearne has released his new single “Beautiful Blue” and is hitting the road through September and into October. Details here

Caitlin Rose is heading to Australia in October for shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Details here

– The new video from Jason Isbell, for the track “Travelling Alone”, made its way online. Details here

Edward Deer also has a brand new video for his track “Washed Ashore”. Details here

– Melbourne band The Tealeaves release their new album No More Can You Be Here today. Details here

Woody Pitney has released the clip for his single “You Can Stay”. Details here

The Skies have infused their new indie-folk single “Laughing, Staring Up Into the Sky” with some crunchy guitars. Details here

Interviews

Bill Quinn interviewed The Go Set and The Real McKenzies on camera. Interview here

Blog

“His scope as a songwriter is exceptionally broad. There are songs about struggle and oppression, song about underdogs, songs about workers, songs about horse racing and songs about soldiers. Then there was his humour. Many of John’s most famous songs involve humour, sometimes it was observational humour while often it was political satire. His political satire is arguably without equal and he turned his pen on a vast number of politicians and business figures who have littered the Australian electorates and newspapers for over five decades”Cj Shaw pays tribute to John Dengate. Blog here

Reviews

Gigs

“The average music festival in Australia is an outdoor affair taking full advantage of our glorious weather and usually a bit of a trek to a venue that can hold the volume of people likely to attend. Bushstock is exactly the opposite, a selection of venues within short walk of each other in London’s increasingly trendy Shepherd’s Bush”KT Bell takes in London’s Bushstock. Review here

Releases This Week

Neko Case
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love YouNeko Case
iTunes

Okkervil River
The Silver GymnasiumOkkervil River
iTunes

The Stillsons
Never Go Your WayThe Stillsons
iTunes

The Tealeaves
No More Can You Be HereThe Tealeaves

Repave
RepaveVolcano Choir
iTunes

Will Varley
As The Crow FliesWill Varley
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

Fanny Lumsden
Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers
Friday 6th September – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 7th September – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Tickets From Venue

Mark Wilkinson
Mark Wilkinson with Little Bighorn
Friday 6th September – The Promethean, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 7th September – The Ellington, Perth, WA
Sunday 8th September – The Ellington, Perth, WA
Wednesday 11th September – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 12th September – Cafe Le Monde, Noosa, QLD
Friday 13th September – Mandala Organic Arts Cafe, Gold Coast, QLD

Official Site

Gigs Next Week

Ashleigh Mannix
Friday 6th September – Babushka Lounge, Ballarat, VIC
Sunday 8th September – The Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 11th September – Derkenne Courtyard (Shortland Union), Newcastle University, NSW
Thursday 12th September – The Standard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 13th September – The Great North Trading Post, Laguna, NSW

Billy Bragg with Patrick James
Friday 13th September – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Castlecomer
Friday 6th September – Ya-Ya’s, Perth, WA
Sunday 8th September – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Cowboys in Emerald City feat. The Green Mohair Suits, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Luke Escombe
Saturday 7th September – The Seymour Centre Courtyard, Sydney, NSW

Dustin Tebbutt with Packwood
Thursday 12th September – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW

Jack Carty
Friday 6th September – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 7th September – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 12th September – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC

Jinja Safari
Wednesday 11th September – Woombye Pub, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Thursday 12th September – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD
Friday 13th September – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, QLD

Josh Pyke
Friday 6th September – Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 7th September – The Astor, Perth WA

Lanie Lane
Friday 13th September – The Prom, Adelaide, SA

Liam Gale and the Ponytails
Thursday 12th September – GoodGod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Loren Kate
Thursday 12th September – Lizottes, Kincumber, NSW

Mark Moldre
Thursday 12th September – The Front, Canberra, ACT
Friday 13th September – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC

MoFo feat. Chris Gillespie, Daniel Allars
Friday 13th September – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Nigel Wearne
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September – Wirrina Bluegrass Festival, Wirrina Cove, SA
Wednesday 11th September – The Standard Hotel, Fitzroy, VIC
Friday 13th September – Unwined Cellar Bar, Belmont, VIC

Some Folk In Spring feat. Castlecomer, Ashleigh Mannix, Myles Mayo
Sunday 8th September – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

The Go Set with The Real McKenzies
Friday 6th September – Miami Tavern Shark Bar, Gold Coast QLD
Saturday 7th September – Prince of Wales, Brisbane QLD

The Paper Kites
Friday 6th September – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 7th September – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW

The Stillsons
Friday 6th September – Bendigo Folk Club, Bendigo, VIC

The Tealeaves
Friday 6th September – The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

The Woohoo Revue
Friday 6th September – Venue 505, Surry Hills, NSW
Saturday 7th September – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 13th September – Alice Springs Desert Festival, Alice Springs, NT

Zoe Elliot and Christopher Coleman
Friday 13th September – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Little Plastic Castle” – Ani DiFranco

It was Little Plastic Castle, the track and the album, that first introduced me to the music of Ani DiFranco and I still think it’s some of her best work.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 31st May

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Laura Marling has added a second Melbourne and Sydney date to her July tour of Australia. Details here

– The video for Matt Corby’s new single “Resolution” arrived late last week. Details here

– The enigmatic Whitely made a return to the Australian music scene after a three year absence with a brand new single, news of a new album and a tour this July. Details here

– The amount of success Passenger is seeing at the moment is phenomenal – we’re so proud of you Mike! And we’re so excited that Passenger’s coming back to Australia this year for a national tour in December. Details here

– The final artists have been added to the Snowy Mountains of Music lineup before it hits Perisher next weekend. Details here

– Listen to the new track from folk duo Sweet Jean, “Tomorrow Morning”. Details here

– And Sweet Jean are heading out on tour in July when they release their new album Dear Departure. Details here

– Folk-punk singer-songwriter Isaac Graham has announced plans for a new album and is already giving away three of its tracks as free downloads. Details here

– Next week will see the release of Wayward Daughter, the best of CD from folk legend Eliza Carthy. Details here

– The debut single/video from singer-songwriter Dustin Tebbutt, “The Breach”, is really sweet. Details here

– The wonderful Patrick James has announced a couple of all ages headline shows at the end of June in Sydney and Melbourne. Details here

– Harmonic four-piece Evan and the Brave have announced a single launch show in Sydney mid-June. Details here

– Alt-country singer-songwriter Lachlan Bryan has a new video for the track “Whistle and Waltz”. Details here

– The Finders Keepers Markets hit Sydney tonight and tomorrow with lots of lovely live music for you. Details here

– Listen to “You Can Stay”, the new single from Melbourne’s Woody Pitney. Details here

– The latest track and video from Bernard Fanning’s new album definitely harkens back to his Tea and Sympathy days. Details here

Interviews

“‘The Hypnotist’ is a taste of the album to come with a deeper involvement in digital palettes and working with producers in the studio. The last album was quite ‘home-made’ so I’d love to experience the process of a more ‘studio’ record – Pete Uhlenbruch of Owls of the Swamp chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Spotlight On

Paper Aeroplanes

Paper Aeroplanes

“With their evident evolution through each recording, the Paper Aeroplanes are are duo (currently touring with band) that should definitely be watched. They are the kind of act that would be at home in an intimate venue as well as on a main stage of a large summer festival”KTBell spotlights Paper Aeroplanes. Profile here

Blog

“How am I doing? Exhausted. Optimistic, but a bit anxious. It feels very pushy and demanding to be spending all of my time (yes, all of it – yesterday I worked a 17 hour day) asking people for things”Rose Wintergreen talks Crowd Funding in the third of a four part series. Blog here

Timber and Steel Presents

Owls of the Swamp

Owls of the Swamp
Friday 31st May – The Hideaway, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 2nd June – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets

Gigs Next Week

Achoo! Bless You and The Mountains
Saturday 1st June – Baha Tacos, Rye, VIC
Sunday 2nd June – Pure Pop Records, Melbourne, VIC

Eleanor McEvoy
Friday 31st May – Wollongong Diggers, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 1st June – Cat & Fiddle, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 2nd June – Humph Hall, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 5th June – The Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW
Thursday 6th June – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th to Monday 10th June – The National Celtic Festival, Port Arlington, VIC

Finders Keepers Markets
Friday 31st May – Carriageworks, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 1st June – Carriageworks, Sydney, NSW

Martha Wainwright
Friday 31st May The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 1st June Byron Theatre Byron Bay, NSW
Sunday 2nd June Byron Theatre Byron Bay, NSW

Matt Corby with Grace Woodroofe
Friday 31st May – Palace Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 1st June – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th June – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Mustered Courage
Friday 31st May – Clancy’s Fish Bar, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 1st June – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA
Sunday 2nd June – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA

The Perch Creek Family Jugband
Friday 7th June – The Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW

Jep and Dep
Thursday 6th June – Terrace Bar Newcastle, NSW
Friday 7th June – Mars Hill Cafe, Parramatta, NSW

Palm Creek Folk Festival
Friday 7th to Monday 10th June – Palm Creek, QLD

Snowy Mountains of Music
Friday 7th to Monday 10th June – Perisher, NSW

Sounds of the South feat. Megafaun, Fight the Big Bull, Justin Vernon and Frazey For
Saturday 1st June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 2nd June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Texture Like Sun, Ella Hooper, Roscoe James Irwin
Tuesday 4th June – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

The Milk Carton Kids with Melody Pool
Tuesday 4th June – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 6th June – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 7th June – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC

Tom West
Wednesday 5th June – The Front Bar, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 6th June – Dowse Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th June – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Top Half Folk Festival
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th June – Glen Helen Resort, NT

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Fox” – Nickel Creek

Big thanks to Timber and Steel contributor/co-founder MackaJay for getting this song stuck in my head this week. There’s worse ways to spend a week I suppose.

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