Thank Folk It’s Friday – 19th June

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– We were very sad to hear that Bellowhead have decided to call it a day. Details here

– Brand new Americana festival Dashville Skyline announced their first round of artists including Wagons, Bahamas (CAN), All Our Exes Live in Texas, Green Mohair Suits, Melody Pool, Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, The Lonesome Heroes (USA), Olympia, Bell St Delays, Papa Pilko & The Bin Rats, Perry Keyes, Ben Wright Smith and Elwood Myre. Details here

– Irish band The Frames will release their new album Longitude this month. Details here

– Tonight the legendary Cj Shaw returns to Sydney for one night only. Details here

– Country & Inner Western returns to Sydney this week with music from Cruisin’ Deuces, Lucky Luke and His Shooting Stars and Harry Love. Details here

– Nu-folkers Beirut announced details of their upcoming album No No No. Details here

Jenny Lewis has announced a single Sydney headline show when she’s here for Splendour. Details here

– To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Autumn Flow Lior has announced a series of shows in October. Details here

– Sydney singer-songwriter Sam Newton will be premiering his new video “Bill’s Lost Love” at a live show next Friday. Details here

The Staves team with the amazing video series La Blogothèque for their latest video “Teeth White”. Details here

– Sydney’s Lacey Cole & The Lazy Colts released their new video “Slackjaw”. Details here

– Melbourne alt-country legends The Stetson Family will be launching their new album with a gig at the end of July. Details here

Richard Thompson released his new single “Broken Doll”. Details here

Gurrumul has released details of his third studio album, The Gospel Album, and national tour. Details here

– The new Nathaniel Rateliff project Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats release their debut EP today. Details here

– UK nu-folk singer Lucy Rose released her new video “Like An Arrow”. Details here

Frank Turner has announced plans to release his new album Positive Songs For Negative People. Details here

Releases This Week

Nathaniel Rateliff
EPNathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Rebecca Bastoli w/ Laura & Susie, Catgut, Poppy Burnett

Bec Bastoli

Rebecca Bastoli has been a huge supporter of local folk music and now it’s your turn to give back as she fundraises for her debut EP. When you add Laura & Susie, Catgut and Poppy Burnett in support you’re in for a pretty sweet show.

Saturday 20th June – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Cj Shaw w/ Echo Deer
Friday 19th June – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Country & Inner Western feat. Cruisin’ Deuces, Lucky Luke and His Shooting Stars, Harry Love
Wednesday 24th June – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Davey Craddock & The Spectacles
Saturday 20th June – Clancy’s, Fremantle, WA
Monday 22nd June – The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
Sunday 21st June – Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Tuesday 23rd June – AIS Event Centre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th June – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

James Kenyon and Tobias Hengeveld
Friday 19th June – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Jed Rowe
Friday 19th June – Basement Discs, Melbourne VIC

Rebecca Bastoli w/ Laura & Susie, Catgut, Poppy Burnett
Saturday 20th June – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel
Friday 19th June – Ex-Services Club, Mullumbimby, NSW
Saturday 20th June – Barossa Regional Art Gallery, Tanunda, SA
Sunday 21st June – Vinyl, Adelaide, SA

Sam Newton w/ Direwolf
Friday 26th June – Glebe Justice Centre, Sydney, NSW

Sleepy Dreamers with Run Rabbit Run, Open Swimmer
Friday 19th June – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

The Pigs
Friday 19th June – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Saturday 20th June – Broadbeach Country Music Festival, Varsity Lakes, QLD

Tracey McNeil & The Goodlife
Friday 26th June – The Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Who’s Gonna Build Your Wall” – Tom Russell

With the recent comments made by Donald Trump and the constant immigration “debate” in this country I was reminded of this song.

Listen to the New Richard Thompson Single “Broken Doll”

Richard Thompson
Image Courtesy of Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson has revealed yet another single from his upcoming Jeff Tweedy produced album Still. This time we get to hear “Broken Doll” – a lot more ethereal than the tracks we’ve heard so far.

Check out “Broken Doll” below:

Still is due for release on the 29th June. Details here

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 5th June

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

José González released his new video “Open Book” which is a sequel to the Calexico video “Falling From The Sky”. Details here

Fraser A Gorman released his new video “Shiny Gun”. Details here

Davey Craddock & The Spectacles released their new video for the track “Better Alone”. Details here

– Australian songwriter Josh Pyke announced plans to release his fifth studio album. Details here

– Melbourne indie-folk four-piece Sleepy Dreamers will be celebrating their fifth birthday this month with a show at The Workers Club in Melbourne. Details here

Immigrant Union released their new video “In Time”. Details here

– Adelaide singer-songwriter Kaurna Cronin announced details of his debut album Glass Fool. Details here

– Brisbane’s Josh Rennie-Hynes released his new video “Land of Clouds”. Details here

– The amazing Jinja Safari released their new track “Find My Way”. Details here

– Folk-rock legend Richard Thompson released a brand new track “All Buttoned Up”. Details here

Releases This Week

Alison Ferrier
Be Here NowAlison Ferrier
iTunes

Lucie Thorne
Everything Sings TonightLucie Thorne
iTunes

Packwood
HibernialPackwood
Bandcamp

Peasant Moon
Fading In The LightPeasant Moon
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Top Half Folk Festival

Fanny Lumsden

Our favourite little folk festival lands west of Alice Springs this weekend with a lineup that boasts Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers, Ted Egan, Colin Lillie, Barry Skipsey, Sally Balfour, Margaret Walters and many many more. It’s going to be a wonderful weekend!

Friday 5th to Monday 8th June – Glen Helen via Alice Springs, NT

Gigs Next Week

Davey Craddock
Sunday 7th June – Bluewater Country & Blues Festival, Nelson Bay, NSW

Direwolf and Willowy
Friday 5th June – Rad, Wollongong, NSW

Jed Rowe
Friday 12th June – Selby Folk Club, Selby VIC

Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel
Friday 12th June – Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC

The Pigs
Friday 12th June – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD

Top Half Folk Festival
Friday 5th to Monday 8th June – Glen Helen via Alice Springs, NT

Friday Folk Flashback

“New York Girls” – Bellowhead

Listen to the New Richard Thompson Track “All Buttoned Up”

Richard Thompson
Image Courtesy of Richard Thompson

Folk-rock legend Richard Thompson has given fans the first listen of his upcoming Jeff Tweedy produced album Still with the release of the new track “All Buttoned Up”. Billed as one of the lighter tracks on the album, “All Buttoned Up” is classic Thompson – take a listen below:

Still is due for release on the 29th June. Details here

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 22nd May

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Packwood announced details of Hibernal, the second album in his seasonal series Vertumnus. Details here

Marlon Williams, Husky Gawenda (Husky), Jordie Lane and Fergus Linacre (Kingswood) will be taking to the stage to pay tribute to The Beatles’ albums Rubber Soul and Revolver. Details here

Richard Thompson has announced plans to release his new Jeff Tweedy produced album Still. Details here

Releases This Week

Milk Carton Kids
MontereyThe Milk Carton Kids
iTunes

william fitzsimmons
PittsburghWilliam Fitzsimmons
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

The Good Ship

Good Ship

Folk favourites The Good Ship bid farewell with their final show in their home town of Brisbane. This is bound to be a rollicking affair!

Saturday 23rd May – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD

Gigs Next Week

Ben Howard
Thursday 28th May – Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 29th May – Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, QLD

Brad Butcher
Friday 22nd May – The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
Saturday 23rd May – Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Sunday 24th May – The Homestead, Hobart, TAS

Dan Parsons and Steve Grady
Friday 22nd May – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC

Davey Craddock & The Spectacles
Friday 29th May – Petersham Bowls Club, Sydney, NSW

Direwolf and Willowy
Wednesday 27th May – The Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 28th May – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Elwood Myre
Sunday 24th May – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC

Forest Falls
Wednesday 27th May – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Iris DeMent with Pieta Brown
Friday 22nd May – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 23rd May – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 24th May – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 28th May – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 29th May – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

James Kenyon and Tobias Hengeveld
Friday 29th May – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Liam Gale & The Ponytails
Saturday 23rd May – *Secret Show*, Sydney, NSW

Peasant Moon w/ Katie Brianna, Lisa Caruso
Sunday 24th May – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Planet Dungog Music Festival
Friday 29th to Sunday 31st May – Dungog, NSW

Ruby Boots
Friday 22nd May – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 23rd May – Major Toms, Kyneton, VIC
Sunday 24th May – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Friday 29th May – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Sufjan Stevens
Friday 22nd May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 23rd May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 24th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Monday 25th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

The Good Ship
Saturday 23rd May – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD

The Pigs
Friday 22nd May – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 23rd May – Katoomba RSL, Katoomba, NSW
Friday 29th May – The Spirit, Traralgon, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Way It Goes” – Gillian Welch

Richard Thompson Announces New Album Still

Richard Thompson
Image Courtesy of Richard Thompson

Folk-rock legend Richard Thompson has announced plans to release his brand new album Still. Produced by Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) the album is due for release on the 29th June.

“Richard’s been one of my favorite guitar players for a very long time,” Tweedy explained. “When I think about it, he’s also one of my favorite songwriters and favorite singers. He’s the Ultimate Triple Threat. Getting to work closely with him on this record was a truly rewarding experience, not to mention a great thrill. And he keeps alive my streak of working exclusively with artists who make me look good as a producer.”

“I really tried to not have any preconceived ideas, but of course you do,” Thompson said of working with Tweedy. “I tried to shove those to the back of my mind. You don’t really know until you turn up — what the studio is like, what the gear is like. It ended up being a nice unfolding of surprises.”

Check out the full track listing for Still below:

1. She Never Could Resist A Winding Road
2. Beatnik Walking
3. Patty Don’t You Put Me Down
4. Broken Doll
5. All Buttoned Up
6. Josephine
7. Long John Silver
8. Pony In The Stable
9. Where’s Your Heart
10. No Peace No End
11. Dungeons For Eyes
12. Guitar Heroes

Watch Sean Rowe Cover “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”

Sean Rowe
Image Courtesy of Sean Rowe

Sean Rowe’s cover of Richard Thompson’s “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” first came to my attention last year but I just haven’t had a chance to post it. The song is, of course, a classic and has been covered a number of times – but I can safely say this is the best version I’ve heard. The track is just perfectly suited to Rowe’s gravelly baritone.

Check out Sean Rowe’s cover of “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 31st October

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Sarah Humphreys released “Take Your Time”, the first single from her forthcoming album New Moon as well as tour dates in November and December. Details on the single here and album here

The Port Fairy Folk Festival revealed their second round of artists for 2015 including Davidson Brothers, Shane Howard, Wagons, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Lucy Wise Trio, Steve Smyth, The Company, Tracey McNeil & The Goodlife, Trouble in the Kitchen and many more. Details here

– Sydney singer-songwriter Brendon Moon has released his new video “Augustine”. Details here

– Melbourne’s The Tiger & Me have released their brand new single “Call Me On Your Own” and a couple of launch shows in November. Details here

– Adelaide folk singer Kaurna Cronin has released his new video “Fearless”. Details here

– The Sydney Festival announced its 2015 program and we’ve picked our favourite folk acts. Details here

– Get a peak into what Jack Carty gets up to on tour with this new video “What Am I Gonna Do With All Of My Love Now?”. Details here

WOMADelaide has added a bunch more artists to its 2015 lineup including Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robyn Hitchcock with Emma Swift, First Aid Kit, Gruff Rhys, Sinead O’Connor (above), Timberwolf, Sharon Van Etten and many many more. Details here

The Davidson Brothers have announced a November residency and a one of show with US bluegrassers Special Consensus. Details here

– Adelaide singer-songwriter Thom Lion and the Tamers released his new single “Fruition”. Details here

First Aid Kit released the video for their track “Stay Gold” and announced a 2015 Australian tour. Details here

– This January will see the release of Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis, a double live album with tracks from the likes of Punch Brothers, Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings Machine, The Milk Carton Kids, Secret Sisters, Lake Street Dive, Elvis Costello, Oscar Isaac, Conor Oberst, Colin Meloy, Joan Baez, The Avett Brothers, Jack White, Marcus Mumford and more. Details here

Conor Oberst has announced an Australian tour next year with The Felice Brothers in support. Details here

– The third lineup announcement from Bluesfest is pretty light on the folk. Details here

Damien Rice has just released the video for his new track “I Don’t Want To Change You”. Details here

Jordan Millar released his new video “Advice From Beyonce”. Details here

– The Nannup Music Festival announced its 2015 lineup including Marlon Williams, Darren Hanlon, Fanny Lumsden, Al Parkinson, Stray Hens, Ruby Boots, Husband, Fred Smith and Liz Frencham, Colin Lillie, Melody Pool, Daniel Champagne, The Pierce Brothers, Jacinta Price and many many more. Details here

– UK duo Paper Aeroplanes released their new single “Guessing Game”. Details here

– NSW bluegrass band The Mid-North released their new video “Carry Me Home”. Details here

Hat Fitz and Cara will be kicking off a national tour this week. Details here

Marlon Williams has announced full band headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne along with a bunch of festival dates. Details here

– The latest track from The New Basement Tapes, “Liberty Street” was released. Details here

– The legendary Richard Thompson has announced headline shows when he’s in Australia next year. Details here

– The Gaelic Club in Sydney is relaunching after a a facelift with an Upstairs and Underground gig featuring Bears with Guns, Liam Gale & the Ponytails and Aether Beach. Details here

Daniel Lee Kendall released his new single “Emptiness”. Details here

Releases This Week

Lisa O'Neill
Same Cloth Or NotLisa O’Neill
Bandcamp

The Eastern
The TerritoryThe Eastern
iTunes

The Once
DeparturesThe Once
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

JamGrass Music Festival

Jamgrass

Every year Jamgrass delivers one of the best weekends of contempory bluegrass, folk and jam music in the country and this weekend is no different. With a lineup that boasts the likes of Mustered Courage, The Perch Creek Family Jugband, Sal Kimber & the Rollin’ Wheel, The Morrisons, The Seals, One Up, Two Down, Marlon Williams, Sweet Jean, James Kenyon and many many more you know you’re going to have a pluckin’ good time. The festival kicks off tonight and goes right through the weekend – if you’re in Melbourne make sure you check it out!

Friday 31st October to Sunday 2nd November – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Bearded Gypsy Band
Saturday 1st November – Nexus, Adelaide, SA
Friday 7th November – The Factory, Sydney, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 31st October – Armidale Club, Armidale, NSW
Saturday 1st November – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Sunday 2nd November – The Fig, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 7th November – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

C.W. Stoneking
Friday 31st October – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 1st November – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

Davidson Brothers
Sunday 2nd November – The B-East, Melbourne, VIC

Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars
Friday 31st October – The Crown and Sceptre, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 1st November – Grottofest, Marburg, QLD
Saturday 1st November – The Factory, Maroocydore, QLD
Thursday 6th November – The North Shore Tavern, Perth, WA
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th November – The Blues at Bridgetown Festival, Bridgetown, WA

Festival of Small Halls feat. Andy Brown, The Mae Trio
Friday 31st October – Isisford, QLD
Saturday 1st November – Winton, QLD
Sunday 2nd November – Barcaldine, QLD
Friday 7th November – Cunnamulla, QLD

Folklore
Friday 31st October – The Merton Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Fred Smith
Saturday 1st November – Maldon Folk Festival, Maldon, VIC
Friday 7th November – Church of Trinity, Adelaide, SA

Hat Fitz and Cara
Thursday 6th November – SOL Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Friday 7th November – The J, Noosa Junction, QLD

Husky
Friday 7th November – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Jack Carty
Saturday 1st November – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 2nd November – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Thursday 6th Novmeber – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle, WA
Friday 7th November – Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, WA

JamGrass Music Festival
Friday 31st October to Sunday 2nd November – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Jep and Dep
Friday 31st October – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 1st November – Jet Black Cat Music, Brisbane, QLD

Katie Noonan, Angie Hart, Melody Pool, Sam Buckingham
Friday 7th November – The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Lanie Lane
Friday 31st October – Anita’s, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 7th November – The Bakery, Perth, WA

Little May
Thursday 6th November – Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth, WA (Supporting Rodriguez)
Friday 7th November – Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth, WA (Supporting Rodriguez)

Liz Stringer
Friday 31st October – Basement Discs In Store, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 31st October – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 1st November – The Song Room, Barossa Valley, SA
Sunday 2nd November – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Friday 7th November – Darwin Railway Club, Parap, NT

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 31st October – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Saturday 1st November – The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 2nd November – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 7th November – The Sound Lounge, Gold Coast, QLD

One Up, Two Down and Dan Parsons
Friday 31st October – Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd November – JamGrass Music Fest, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 6th November – Billyroy’s Blues Bar, Bendigo, VIC
Friday 7th November – House Show, Mildura, VIC

Sam Newton
Friday 31st October – Roundabout Inn, Gloucester, NSW
Saturday 1st November – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW
Sunday 2nd November – The Heritage Hotel, Gladstone, NSW
Friday 7th November – Goulburn Club, Goulburn, NSW

Steve Smyth
Friday 31st October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 2nd November – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th November – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

The Acfields
Friday 31st October – Rainbow Beach Hotel, Rainbow Beach, QLD

The Pierce Brothers
Friday 31st October – Railway Club, Darwin, NT
Thursday 6th November – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 7th November – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

The Porch Sessions feat. Winterbourne and Special Guests
Sunday 2nd November – House Concert, Adelaide, SA

The Stetson Family
Sunday 2nd November – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

The Tiger & Me
Friday 7th November – The Factory Floor, Sydney, NSW

Wagons
Monday 3rd November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 6th November – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th November – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Twa Corbies” – Steeleye Span

We thought we’d choose a nice creepy folk song for your All Hallows’ Eve. Happy Samhain one and all!

Richard Thompson Announces Full Australian Tour Dates

Richard Thompson
Image Courtesy of Richard Thompson

Folk-rock legend Richard Thompson will be gracing our shores next year for the Port Fairy Folk Festival, and now he’s added Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney shows as well. Thompson will be touring with his Electric Trio through March – check out the full list of dates below:

Wednesday 4th March – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 5th March – Adelaide Festival, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 11th March – City Recital Centre, Sydney, NSW

Port Fairy Adds Two More International Headliners

Richard Thompson
Image Courtesy of Richard Thompson

The headliner drip-feed from the 2015 Port Fairy Folk Festival continues with two huge names added to the lineup.

First up there’s Buffy Sainte-Marie, Canadian singer-songwriter, artists and activist who has spent decades bringing her music to the world.

And then there’s Richard Thompson, the UK folk-rock icon and one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

Buffy Sainte-Marie and Richard Thompson will join the likes of Sinéad O’Connor, John Butler Trio, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson, Jeff Lang, Jordie Lane, Marlon Williams, Sharon Shannon Band, The Yearlings, We Two Thieves and many more on the Port Fairy Folk Festival lineup.

The Port Fairy Folk Festival takes place in Port Fairy, Victoria from the 6th to 9th March. For more information and tickets check out the official site here.


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