First Lineup Revealed for Bluesfest 2018

Bluesfest
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We’re well and truly into festival announcement season with the first huge reveal for Bluesfest 2018.

Heading up next years lineup is the one-two punch of musical legends Lionel Richie and Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters. That’s definitely going to make a lot of people excited.

Joining them in this lineup are a bunch of Bluesfest regulars plus some first timers including John Butler Trio, Tash Sultana, The New Power Generation, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers, José González, First Aid Kit, Morcheeba, Gov’t Mule, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The California Honeydrops, Eric Gales, Bobby Rush, Dumpstaphunk, Joe Louis Walker, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats and many more to be announced.

If previous years are anything to go by then this is just going to be the tip of the iceberg so get excited!

Bluesfest is held just outside of Byron Bay from the 29th March to 2nd April. For more information including how to get your hands on tickets check out the official site here.

The Best Folky Christmas Songs of 2015

Christmas Boots

It’s Christmas Eve which means it’s time for Timber and Steel’s traditional wrap up of the best folky Christmas songs of the year. If you’re like us and you love Christmas songs and carols then you’re in for a treat.

We hope you have a safe and merry Christmas wherever you find yourself this year. We look forward to folking with you in the New Year!

Kaitlyn Baker – “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Sondre Lerche & Jherek Bischoff – “Surviving Christmas”

The Felice Brothers – “Carriage”
Why The Felice Brothers haven’t thought to do a Christmas album titled Felice Navidad before now is mind boggling. Here’s the first single from the album, “Carriage”.

Red Sky July – “Save Christmas Day for Me”

Alison Krauss & Robert Plant – “Light of Christmas Day”
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant reunite for this contribution to the Christmas movie Love The Coopers. The video is peppered with movie dialogue which can get annoying but it’s still great to see Krauss and Plant together again.

Robert Pollard – “What Begins on New Years Day”

The Bandana Splits – “Silent Night”
The three part harmonies from Annie Nero, Dawn Landes and Lauren Balthrop on their The Bandana Splits are just stunning.

Phil Cunningham feat. Eddi Reader – “Santa Will Find You”
Phil Cunningham brings together some of folk music’s best for his Christmas album Phil’s Christmas Songbook. The lead single, “Santa Will Find You”, features none other than Eddi Reader

Joseph Bradshaw – “Christmas is Always”

Kyle Cox – “Don’t Make My Christmas Blue”

Kids – “In The Bleak Midwinter”

Kate Miller-Heidke ft. The Beards – “I’m Growing A Beard Downstairs For Christmas”
Probably the best comedy Christmas release of the year. Don’t listen to this one too loudly at work.

Peter Joseph Head – “Boxing Day”

Stylus Boy – “Oh Little Town”

The Leisure Society – “2000 Miles”
The Leisure Society cover The Pretenders for their Christmas single this year. I love this track!

Burrowing – “The Morn Of Christmas Day”

Smoke Fairies – “Wild Winter”

Kate Rusby – “The Frost is all Over”
The stunning Kate Rusby brings her amazing voice to this Christmas classic, taken from her Christmas album of the same name.

Lindsay Straw – “It Came Upon The Midnight Clear”

Boom Forest – “The Holly & The Ivy”
I love the way this traditional Christmas song has been given a contemporary sound by Boom Forest.

Matt Costa – “Many Memories Ago”
Roots singer-songwriter Matt Costa turns up the Christmas nostalgia with his track “Many Memories Ago”.

Lily Lambert – “Carol Of The Bells”

Sufjan Stevens – “Christmas Unicorn”
It wouldn’t be a list of Christmas songs without something from Sufjan Stevens. While this track came out in 2012 it’s just been given a brand new lyric video and thus qualifies for our 2015 list.

Amy Yon – “Winter”

Loralee Jessen Nicolay – “Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella”

Leaf Pile – “Deck The Halls”

Tides Of Winter – “Angels”

Sivu – “The Christmas Song”

Unwaxed Raiment – “The First Noel”

Folk Uke – All I Want For Christmas”

Marika Hackman – “River”

Elouise – “Silent Night”

The Maple Trail – “Star Wars (Is Coming Out This Christmas)”
Here it is folks – the most important Christmas song of the year. Not only do we get a Christmas folk song about Star Wars, this is also the first recorded music from The Maple Trail in a long long time.

Review: Byron Bay Bluesfest 2013

Bonnie Raitt
Image Courtesy of Bluesfest

To all the devout fans and readers of Timber and Steel, let me first take the opportunity to apologise for the prolonged amount of time it took to publish this. Please understand the love this article contains and the arduous task of having to coherently put it down on paper.

It was difficult to come down from falling into the rabbit hole and immersing myself in five days of being lost in Wonderland. Accompanying me were two filmmakers, one photographer, a Byron local and two actors. Each set that finished and each tent that we walked out of incited a collective sigh and exhausting swoon. Bluesfest, to me, is the only festival we have that comes even an inch in resemblance to Woodstock – obviously, the air had a tinge of green to it. We came to be time travellers and kids with rampant obsessions being let loose in Tyagarah. From being stuck between men and women of all ages sharing this one experience but in different ways, to being stuck in the car park for two hours. Together, we were all big players in moments that ranged from chaotically erratic to life affirming. Being in the same vicinity as the legends we all grew up with is something that can never justly be put into words. But, here goes – our shared experience, fifteen minutes in our shoes.

Our first taste of Bluesfest, 2013 was of Leonardo’s Bride. Abby Dobson wearing red feather earrings and a tight white dress – ageless. In the midst of their set, Dobson announced that this would be their last ever show and they certainly ended their reign on top. With each song, Dobson would stare intently and intensely into the crowd, as if to look into each individual’s eyes. Being led astray momentarily, I heard “Even When I’m Sleeping” from outside of the tent and ran back to the front to hear Dobson’s flawless vocals accompanied with Dean Manning’s rusty and robust harmony. At one point, they confessed to drinking since 10am and then proceeding to play “Sleepyhead” as though they had just finished writing it and played it to a new audience for the ninth time. Although, admittedly I could listen to Dobson talk all day and night, after seeing and hearing this live, I would much prefer her to lull me to sweet slumber with this voice of unwavering fervour.

Staying in the main tent, Mojo, we caught Skipping Girl Vinegar who were probably one of my favourite bands to catch. Their stage plan was the first thing to note, as they stood side-by-side at the front of the stage. One would think that the drummer, Chris Helm, being placed beside frontman, Mark Lang, would cause some sort of audio chaos, however I feel as though the band are very familiar with this setup. Having never seen Skipping Girl Vinegar live before made this set a real treat, being able to clearly hear the 80’s influence with the obvious variations between male and female vocals. My first impression of the band was, ‘wow, they are so cute,’ and my last impression was, ‘amaze. This is a band full of angsty babes.’ The most standout thing about them was the sheer enthusiasm of Helm, keeping a solid beat whilst having a smile that reminded you of untainted pleasure. Concluding their set, was their “bogan anthem” which had the entire crowd fist pumping the air like true Aussie bogans.

It bewildered me as to how people had time to meander about and it impressed me that they would give up their spots to go to the toilet. We, on the other hand, destroyed our knees, bladders and livers over the course of the five days. When the likes of Glen Hansard and The Frames are due to come on stage, there really is not time for anything else other than the music. With playful banter here and there too – we have a little bit of time for that. As was exemplified by Hansard as he took the stage and brought the Irish sardonic humour to Byron. Backed by a full string section and his busted guitar, the Mojo tent instantly filled up and was teeming with people by the end of his first song. Although Hansard’s humour was a welcome comic relief, it was such a blaring contrast from his music that at times it was difficult to engross myself in his music. All-in-all though, Hansard finishing his set with “Falling Slowly” had the entire crowd forgetting his obscenities and hearing what they all came there for. Outside the tent, inside the tent, every mouth sung along and all eyes remained centre stage.

The humidity and heat were starting to take effect on us, all of us; people were getting restless and aggressive as they weaselled their way to the front of each stage. Admittedly, my friends and I partook in said weaselling. We wanted to have some play in the “search for sugar man,” so many crossed arms were attentively pushed and every small space was utilized as a walkway. The entirety of Bluesfest was one surreal stupor for us all. It was hard to even fathom that Rodriguez was about to come on stage and play for us the songs we did not understand as children and later came to fall in love with as adults.

Initially, it seemed as though he would inanimately play and have no strength to talk as he was escorted on and off the stage. This theory was soon thrown out the window when he began his set. Rodriguez embodied more a worldly man who is an old soul. Between songs, he would come out of nowhere with empowered two to five minute speeches about stopping violence against women – which brought on a bellowing roar from the crowd. He would change between this and something a little more light-hearted.

Rodriguez: I’ll tell you guys a joke. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse went to a marriage counsellor because Mickey wanted a divorce. The counsellor says, ‘Mickey, you can’t just leave your wife because she’s stupid.’

Mickey replies, ‘I’m not calling her stupid, I said she’s fucking Goofy.’

As what was expected, he started to play “Sugar Man” and the crowd lost all sense of propriety. As most were well aware of the documentary “Searching for Sugar Man,” I feel this had a huge play in the number of those in the audience. All together those who came out of curiosity and intrigue alone along with his fans from the seventies and all who came to be in between. Included in his set was a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone,” which even though was not completely true to how it was originally played, was still worthy of the applause it received.

Now, as you may have noticed, I have not made any indication as to which days anyone has played. When the lack of phone reception or battery became an obvious factor to us from day one, the only thing that we came to take note of was our meeting spot of ‘M9.’ My friends had carved this into my memory and days and time were unnoticed. For all of the instances we have ever said, ‘man, I wish I had a soundtrack to my life,’ this came true when we would take minutes out of the day to gorge on the surprisingly delicious festival food provided to us. Included in these moments away was even a spontaneous morning we spent in Byron having pints and conversations with locals and fellow festival goers. By this point, it was hard to imagine the world outside of Byron Bay existing and moving onward.

Back to Wonderland, being the incredibly vertically challenged person that I am, getting into the tent away from the pelleting rain was not on the cards for me. Although at the time, it seemed like a great idea, I disbanded from my friends to find a better spot to watch Santana. There was no chance of this. Instead, I chose to join the other devoted fans in the rain that were just as naive as me in not bringing any form of protection to thwart it. This became irrelevant as soon as he started playing. Santana’s lead vocalists, Andy Vargas and Tony Lindsay, were a brilliant treat filling in the shoes of legendary voices like Rob Thomas and Wyclef Jean during the show. We came to know and take for granted this large and varied band setup then, here, seeing each expression of love and passion on their faces. The kind of musicians that now seem so rare, I eventually welcomed the pouring rain just to see those eyes. Inside the tent and definitely outside of it, I heard Santana all around me with fans singing along in unison and devouring his signature complex and endless riffs.

Unfortunately, due to so many inevitable clashes, we caught only a small part of Iggy and The Stooges. However, we made it just in time for Iggy Pop telling the audience to ‘get on stage and dance with The Stooges’ – oh, excellent. This drove those on stage and those in the audience wild. This was a fairly standard show for The Stooges as they paraded a shirtless Pop and gave the crowd what they wanted, plain dirty rock.

Now, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters was a definite highlight. For all of you who were there for Bluesfest or caught one of his sideshows, I know you would agree with me here. You are conditioned and familiar with Robert Plant as the voice of Led Zeppelin and having this sound in your head that seems irrevocable. Though, you also deeply love the band, so you should know better. True to form, Plant delivered. The Sensational Space Shifters having quite a psychedelic feel to them combined with Plant driving the whole thing brought old classics like “Whole Lotta Love” and “Heartbreaker” back to life, but reincarnated. Forty years on and he still manages to bring people to their knees in awe with inscrutable innovation. With lights coming from the stage and places beyond it, amplified by the crowd losing all inhibition, I felt tears well up in my eyes.

Almost ashamedly, Bluesfest was the first time that I had heard of Blind Boys of Alabama and I shudder to think of what I would be had I not seen them. Being around since the 1930’s and being the brand of Gospel Blues that I delight in, their set proved to be one very unforgettable hour of splendour. Setting the whole tent off in uplifted, unrestrained and exalted dancing, blind “boys” Jimmy Carter, Ben Moore, Eric McKinnie with dashingly charming guitarist Joey Williams proved that blues is not a dead musical variety.

When we came around to see Roger Hodgson, I had met an older couple in the mosh and judging by their expression of elation and the way they held each other you just knew – they were there from the beginning. We talked about this deep love for Supertramp and could barely contain ourselves with anticipation. Post this discussion and close to the lead up to Hodgson getting on stage, they assured me that they would be a barricade around me so that no more of these ten-foot giant fans could stand in front of me.

As incredibly cliché as it may sound, “Breakfast In America” and “Dreamer” were definitely the highlight of his set. Not just because they were the most famous Supertramp songs, but they had the entire crowd dancing their own dance, jumping, screaming, being taken somewhere they only knew. Spending a good portion of the set with my eyes closed, there was still the feeling of this veil of pure love over the entire tent. Since my friends were amazing enough to let me stand in front of them for most of the festival, I looked back during “Breakfast In America” to see them losing it all, I looked back at the older couple and the woman and I grabbed each other’s arms, almost in fear of losing ourselves. Hodgson on stage brought me to the realisation of what distinguishes this era of rock to ours now. Forty years on and his integrity is still intact, that charismatic smile of his as he oversees the sea of people he has connected with for decades.

Bonnie Raitt was probably who I was most excited about. From the line-up, it may have seemed odd but, the way she is live and the way that she connects with her audience is just phenomenal. I left my friends to eat outside the tent as I tried to weasel my way through to the front, however, it proved that most people had the same idea and created a kind of blockade with no space for even me to push through. For a woman in her early sixties, Raitt sure knows how to pull a crowd and keep them there. Among most of the other musical legends alongside her at this festival, Raitt has been performing for more years than I have been in existence, so you come to expect a certain ease and comfort she has on stage. You would hear these constant bouts of fevered exclamations, like ‘I love you, Bonnie!’ or ‘Yeah, Bonnie!’ And, upon her encore, she took a seat and expectations came to fruition when she spoke of the beauty of the next ballad – queue “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” The entire tent stood still, which was appropriate for the intensity of the crowds’ fixated attention on one spot.

Paul Simon – what a God. Ruining the punch line, a man who plays a full set and receives three encores is a man to commend. Simon had a somewhat melancholic and earnest demeanour, which we soon found out had been caused by the passing of good friend and co-producer, Phil Ramone. Quite apropos was Simon’s tribute to his friend in playing “Slip Slidin’ Away” (Of which Ramone had co-produced). At this point, I turned around to my own friend, held her and said, ‘this is happening.’

Though, with this in mind, Simon still made a point to mention that he wanted everyone to be dancing. A mixture of classics and songs from his Graceland album set the audience on fire. As I earlier mentioned, he incited three encores and seemingly perpetual cheering. One of my favourite things about Bluesfest is the intergenerational mix, which was clear on the final night where the Mojo tent played host to the likes of Paul Simon. Backed by a full band of skilful and multi-instrumentalist musicians, Simon’s poetry not only came to life but came to us all individually and embraced us. There was a particular spot that we kept to in the Mojo tent where we had a glimmer of phone reception and I immediately texted my Mother and Father who were the reason for my Simon and Garfunkel adoration. Simon playing tracks like “Still Crazy After All These Years” and “The Sound of Silence” and closing with “The Boxer” in a way completed my life. In contrast to some of the other sets we caught, there was a surprisingly large amount of room to dance and loudly sing along.

This was the only way to end Bluesfest for me. When we had left the tent after Simon’s epic set, we trailed out flustered and speechless.

Festival Director, Peter Noble, has something to be proud of, indeed. This was a great year and having a fully sold out festival with satisfied faces made the insufferable portaloos and broken shoes worth every second.

Third Bluesfest Lineup Revealed

Bluesfest Third Announcement
Image Courtesy of Bluesfest

According to the Bluesfest organisers the third artist announcement for 2013 was going to contain “possibly the greatest announcement in the history of Bluesfest“. And this morning we can reveal that they’ve added none other than Robert Plant.

Plant is obviously best known for his work with the legendary Led Zeppelin but in recent years the singer has also been getting in touch with his Americana roots collaborating with Alison Krauss on the 2007 album Raising Sand.

Also joining the lineup this time around are Madness, Status Quo, Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) and Jon Anderson (Yes).

Bluesfest takes place over the Easter long weekend, Thursday 28th March to Monday 1st April – for info on tickets and more check out the official site. The organisers have been promising to reveal the full lineup in four installments meaning we’ve only got one more to go.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 2nd November

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– The week kicked off with the third lineup announcement for the 2013 Bluesfest which included none other than Robert Plant. Details here

– The Merri Creek Pickers are offering their new album Music From Kennedy’s Pool to stream online along with a download of their first single “Bobby Jones” and its accompanying video. Details here

Darren Hanlon has announced a national tour this Christmas with more dates to be added soon. Details here

– We dissected the 2013 Sydney Festival program for you and picked the best in folk, acoustic and singer-songwriters. Details here

WOMADelaide revealed their second lineup announcement on Tuesday featuring The Tallest Man on Earth, Tuba Skinny, Abigail Washburn & Kai Welch, Jordi Savall, Zoe Keating, Savoy Family Cajun Band, Seth Lakeman and many more. Details here

– Another week and another new video from Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s new album Psychedelic Pill, this time for the track “Twisted Road”. The video features vintage footage of Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and The Grateful Dead. Details here

– Take a listen to two brand new songs from Dan Mangan from his EP Radicals. Details here

– Before they head into the studio to record their new album Lucy Wise and the B’Gollies will be performing a one off preview gig in Melbourne next Friday. Details here

– Another new Christmas song from Sufjan Stevens, titled “Mr Frosty Man”, has emerged online. This one comes complete with a claymation video featuring a snowman, Santa Claus and zombies. Details here

– We were lucky enough to score the debut of Patrick James’ new single “Brighter Lights”. Details here

Preloved Folk, a project that brings together some of the best and brightest Adelaide folk musicians to cover each other’s songs, will be launching their album this weekend. The album features Cal Williams Jr, Emily Davis, The Yearlings, Courtney Robb, Anthony D’Antonio, Kelly Menhennett, Andy & Marta, Simon Peter, Mary Webb and The Timbers. Details here

– Folk troubadour Eli Wolfe has announced a massive national tour this November (it kicked off last night) to support his new single “We All Started Something”. Details here

Bob Evans released the video to his brand new song “Don’t Wanna Grow Up Anymore”. Details here

Annie & The Beekeepers are a wonderful folk-Americana band from Brooklyn, NY. We have their new video “An Island”. Details here

– English singer-songwriter Ben Howard has released the video for “Esmerelda”, the first single from his forthcoming EP Burgh Island. Details here

– After having to cancel his show in Geelong due to the venue closing down Henry Wagons has found a suitable replacement in Bellarine’s Harvester Moon where he’ll be launching his Expecting Company? tour this tomorrow night. Details here

– Melbourne based violin-and-drums duo The Twoks are releasing their brand new album Two next Friday and have a brilliant new single, “Making Holes”, already make waves on the interwebs. Details here

– We reckon Feist really likes to make music videos because theres been a steady stream of them from her album Metals. The lastest is for the track “Graveyard”. Details here

– English party folk-rock four-piece Crowns have released their new video “Parting in the Porch” which is taken from their upcoming album Stitches in the Flag. Details here

Interviews

“I can’t explain to you how nice it is to be able to play new material on the road. It renews the live show for me as a writer and a performer. Just by virtue of having more material you can sort of excise from the set material that was sort of dodgy before that you had to play because you had to play a full show. I really feel like now I play shows where I completely stand behind every song”Joe Pug chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Releases This Week

Live In London
Live in Londonahab
Online Store

Hands of Glory
Hands of GloryAndrew Bird
iTunes

Radicals
RadicalsDan Mangan
iTunes

Black Crow
Black CrowNigel Wearne and The Cast Iron Promises
iTunes

Texture Like Sun
Texture Like SunTexture Like Sun
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

Claude Hay
Claude Hay with Jed Rowe and Mr. Black and Blues
Sunday 4th November – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Henry Wagons
Henry Wagons
Saturday 3rd November – Harvester Moon, Bellarine, VIC
Sunday 4th November – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Monday 5th November – The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 8th November – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT
Friday 9th November – The Clarendon, Katoomba, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Achoo! Bless You
Saturday 3rd November – The Newsagency, Marrickville, NSW

Andrew Morris with Zac Gunthorpe
Saturday 3rd November – Sheoak Shack, Gold Coast, QLD

Angus Stone
Friday 2nd November – Level One Newcastle Leagues, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 3rd November – Waves, Wollongong, NSW
Wednesday 7th November – Great Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 9th November – The Hi Fi, Brisbane, QLD

Arbori with Yetis, Little Big Horn, Ryan Collings
Friday 2nd November – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Ben Harper
Friday 9th November – Convention Centre, Brisbane

Billy Bragg
Friday 2nd November – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Crooked Saint and Ashleigh Mannix
Friday 2nd November – Pacific Hotel, Yamba, NSW
Saturday 3rd November – Armidale Club, Armidale, NSW
Sunday 4th November – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Thursday 8th November – Café Le Monde, Noosa Heads, QLD
Friday 9th November – Bon Amici, Toowoomba, QLD

Finders Keepers Brisbane
3rd and 4th November – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD

Eli Wolfe
Saturday 3rd November – Carolyn Theatre, Cororooke, VIC
Sunday 4th November – Harvester Moon, Bellarine, VIC
Wednesday 7th November – Yours and Owls, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday 8th November – The Front Gallery, Lyneham Canberra, ACT

Emmylou Harris
Tuesday 6th November– Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Thursday 8th November – Thebarton Theatrem, Adelaide, SA

Jen Cloher with Courtney Barnett
Friday 2nd November – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 9th November – Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Jordie Lane
Sunday 4th November – YaYa’s, Perth, WA
Friday 9th November – Barwon Heads Bowling Club, Barwon Heads, VIC

Josh Pyke with Jack Carty
Friday 2nd Novemrber – Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 3rd November – The Waeatah Hotel, Hobart, TAS
Sunday 4th November – Manhattan Wine Bar, Launceston, TAS
Thursday 8th November – Artbar, Perth, WA
Friday 9th November – Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, WA

Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson
Friday 2nd November – York Theatre Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Lisa Mitchell with Alpine and Danco
Friday 2nd November – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 3rd November – Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta, QLD
Sunday 4th November – Woombye Pub, Woombye, QLD
Monday 5th November – Byron Bay Community Centre, Byron Bay, NSW

Lucy Wise and The B’Gollies
Friday 9th November – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 2nd November – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 4th November – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 8th November – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 9th November – Mars Hill Cafe, Parramatta, NSW

Mike Compton
Friday 2nd November – Albany Town Hall, Albany, WA
Tuesday 6th November – Newport Folk Club, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 7th November – Yinnar Hotel, Yinnar, VIC
Friday 9th November – Cat and Fiddle Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Mike McCarthy
Friday 9th November – The Glass Onion Society, Long Jetty, NSW

MoFo feat Siskin River and Takadimi
Friday 9th November – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Nexus World Music Series
feat. Sufi Soul and Luminaria

Friday 2nd November – Nexus 
Multicultural
 Arts
 Centre, Adelaide, SA
feat. Wouter Kellerman
Friday 9th November – Nexus 
Multicultural
 Arts
 Centre, Adelaide, SA

Nigel Wearne and The Cast Iron Promises
Friday 9th November – The Front Gallery & Cafe, Canberra, ACT

Patrick James and Texture Like Sun
Thursday 8th November – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 9th November – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW

Preloved Folk feat. Cal Williams Jr, Emily Davis, The Yearlings, Courtney Robb, The Timbers
Friday 2nd November – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 4th November – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Sarah Humphreys
Friday 9th November – The Glass Onion Society, Long Jetty, NSW

The Courtyard Sessions feat. Ted Egan with Jeanette Wormald, Colin Lillie, Sally Balfour
Sunday 4th November – The Desert Park, Alice Springs, NT

The Paper Kites (with Art of Sleeping, Battleships)
Friday 2nd November – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 3rd November – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC

The Pigs
Friday 2nd November – Joe’s Waterhole, Eumundi, QLD
Saturday 3rd to Sunday 4th November – Mud Bulls & Music, Jimna, QLD

The Tiger and Me
Friday 2nd November – The Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC
Friday 9th November – Braidwood Hotel, Braidwood, NSW

TinPan Orange
Wednesday 7th November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 8th November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Leslie Anne Levine” – The Decemberists

There is so much material to choose from in the folk music world when it comes to ghost stories and the supernatural but we’ve settle on this Decemberists classic to celebrate the Halloween week.

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