Thank Folk It’s Friday – 28th December

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– We published our traditional list of our favourite Christmas carols and songs from the year including tracks from Kay Proudlove, The Low Anthem, The Staves, Brian Lambert, Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission, William Fitzsimmons, William Fitzsimmons, Allison Lupton feat. The Young’uns, Paden, Kirsty Lee Akers, Rodney Crowell, Lowland Hum, Grant Maloy Smith, Skinner and T’witch, Jimmy Lee Morris, Keston Cobblers Club, The Lumineers, Alessi’s Ark, The Selkie Girls, Rum Ragged, Cara Dillon and Rebecca Loebe & Findlay Napier. Details here

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Woodford Folk Festival

Woodford FF

Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford, QLD

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Monday 31st December – Shoalhaven Heads Bowling & Recreation Club, Shoalhaven Heads, NSW

Alex the Astronaut
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

Alice Skye
Friday 28th to Monday 31st December – Falls Festival, Lorne, VIC
Saturday 29th to Monday 31st December – Falls Festival, Marion Bay, TAS
Monday 31st December to Wednesday 2nd January – Falls Festival, Byron Bay, NSW

Andrew Swift, Gretta Ziller & Brad Cox
Friday 28th December – Ocean Grove Holiday Park, Ocean Grove, VIC
Saturday 29th December – Kangerong Holiday Park, Dromana, VIC
Sunday 30th December – Inverloch Foreshore Camping Reserve, Inverloch, VIC
Monday 31st December – Marlo Ocean Views, Marlo, VIC
Tuesday 1st January – Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park, Mallacoota, VIC
Wednesday 2nd January – Eden Beachfront Holiday Park, Eden NSW
Thursday 3rd January – NRMA Jindabyne Holiday Park, Jindabyne NSW
Friday 4th January – Jingellic Showgrounds, Jingellic NSW

Archer
Friday 4th January – Music on the Hill, Red Hill, VIC

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Saturday 29th December – The Cauliflower Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 3rd January – Rock Lily, Sydney, NSW

Busby Marou
Saturday 29th December – One Hot Night, Rockhampton, QLD
Sunday 30th December – Tropical Vibes Gki, The Keppels, QLD

Cassidy’s Ceili
Monday 31st December – The Burns Club, Canberra, ACT

Cat Canteri
Thursday 3rd January – Red Lion Brewery, Kilmore, VIC
Friday 4th January – Empire Hotel, Beechworth, VIC

Dan Sultan
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

Dean Lewis
Friday 28th December – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Dermot Kennedy w/ Sam Fender
Friday 28th to Monday 31st December – Falls Festival, Lorne, VIC
Saturday 29th to Monday 31st December – Falls Festival, Marion Bay, TAS
Monday 31st December to Wednesday 2nd January – Falls Festival, Byron Bay, NSW

Echo Deer
Saturday 29th to Monday 31st December – Gulgong Folk Festival, Gulgong, NSW

Emily Wurramara
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

Falls Festival
Friday 28th to Monday 31st December – Lorne, VIC
Saturday 29th to Monday 31st December – Marion Bay, TAS
Monday 31st December to Wednesday 2nd January – Byron Bay, NSW

Festival of Small Halls feat. Old Man Luedecke, Lucy Wise
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

First Aid Kit
Friday 28th to Monday 31st December – Falls Festival, Lorne, VIC
Saturday 29th to Monday 31st December – Falls Festival, Marion Bay, TAS
Monday 31st December to Wednesday 2nd January – Falls Festival, Byron Bay, NSW

Gulgong Folk Festival
Saturday 29th to Monday 31st December – Gulgong, NSW

Handsome Young Strangers
Monday 31st December – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Hat Fitz and Cara
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

Honey
Friday 4th January – Bermi’s Beachside Cafe, Bermagui, NSW

Hussy Hicks
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

Irish Mythen
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD
Wednesday 2nd January – Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 3rd January – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 4th January – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW

Jen Cloher
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

Jess Locke
Sunday 30th December to Tuesday 1st January – NYE On The Hill, VIC

Julia Jacklin
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

Karl S Williams
Sunday 30th December – The Scottish Prince, Palm Beach, QLD

Les Poules a Colin
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD
Thursday 3rd January – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 4th January – Le Penelope’s @ Kirwans Bridge Estate, Nagambie, VIC

Liam Gerner
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

Lucy Wise
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

Magpie Diaries
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD
Thursday 3rd January – Nimbin Bush Theatre, Nimbin, NSW
Thursday 3rd January – Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 4th January – Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW

Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

Mark Lucas
Thursday 3rd January – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Mel Parsons
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

Mick Thomas and the Roving Commission
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

Monique Clare
Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th January – Tree Folk String Camp, Paddington Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 4th January – The BrisWest Centre, Brisbane, QLD

Nariel Creek Folk Festival
Thursday 27th December to Thursday 3rd January – Nariel Creek Recreation Reserve, Nariel Valley, VIC

Neil Murray
Friday 28th December – The Sewing Room, Perth, WA
Thursday 3rd January – Ronnie Nights, Fremantle, WA

NYE On The Hill
Sunday 30th December to Tuesday 1st January – The Farm, Loch Village, VIC

Old Man Luedecke
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

Paddy McHugh
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

Pete Murray
Thursday 3rd January – The Wharf Tavern, Mooloolaba, QLD
Friday 4th January – The Wharf Tavern, Mooloolaba, QLD

Porch Sessions on Tour feat. Jack The Fox, Harrison Storm & Alana Wilkinson
Wednesday 2nd January – House Concert, Gold Coast Hinterland, Mount Nathan, QLD

Sean McMahon
Saturday 29th December – The Gem Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Shantily Clad w/ Jam Jar Trio
Saturday 29th December – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Shaun Kirk
Monday 31st December – Queenscliff Harbour, Queenscliff, VIC

Shawn Lidster & Pay the Fiddler
Friday 4th January – Halekulani Bowling Club, Budgewoi, NSW

Stella Donnelly
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD
Sunday 30th December to Tuesday 1st January – NYE On The Hill, VIC

Stiff Gins
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

The Beautiful Girls
Thursday 3rd January – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 4th January – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD

The Black Sorrows
Friday 28th December – Bird’s Basement, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 29th December – Westernport-Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Sunday 30th December – Wonderland Spiegeltent, Barwon Heads, VIC
Monday 31st December – Coolalinga Tavern, Coolalinga, NT
Thursday 3rd January – Panthers Port Macquarie, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 4th January – Bowlo Sports & Leisure, Yamba, NSW

The Bushwackers
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

The Cat Empire
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

The Emerald Ruby
Sunday 30th December – Chicks with Picks, The Townie, Sydney, NSW

The Fretless
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD
Friday 4th January – The BrisWest Centre, Brisbane, QLD

The Little Lord St Band
Friday 4th January – The Sewing Room, Perth, WA

The Little Stevies
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

The Maes
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

The Montgomery Brothers
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

The Northern Folk
Thursday 27 December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD
Thursday 3rd January – Upper Lansdowne Hall & Happenings, Upper Lansdowne, NSW

The Spooky Men’s Chorale
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

The Teskey Brothers
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

The Waifs
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

The Water Runners
Friday 28th December – The Sebel Harbourside, Kiama, NSW

Tree Folk String Camp
Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th January – Paddington Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Vance Joy
Friday 28th to Monday 31st December – Falls Festival, Lorne, VIC
Saturday 29th to Monday 31st December – Falls Festival, Marion Bay, TAS
Monday 31st December to Wednesday 2nd January – Falls Festival, Byron Bay, NSW

Woodford Folk Festival
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford, QLD

Xavier Rudd
Thursday 27th December to Tuesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Charlie Darwin” – The Low Anthem

The Best Folky Christmas Songs of 2018

Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve which means its time to publish our favourite Christmas tracks released this year with a folky flavour.

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone! Looking forward to folking with you in 2019

Kay Proudlove – “Gift Card”

The Low Anthem – “Fairy On The Christmas Tree”

The Staves – “Home Alone, Too”

Brian Lambert – “All I Want For Christmas”

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission – “Boxing Day Drive”

William Fitzsimmons – “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

William Fitzsimmons – “Will Christmas Come for Me (Child of God)”

William Fitzsimmons – “Where Are You Christmas?”

William Fitzsimmons – “Warmer in the Cold”

Allison Lupton feat. The Young’uns – “The Eve of Christmas Day”

Paden – “Christmas Chorus”

Kirsty Lee Akers – “I Never Want Christmas To End”

Rodney Crowell – “Clement’s Lament (We’ll See You In The Mall)”

Lowland Hum – “Joy To The World”

Grant Maloy Smith feat. EmiSunshine – “Fly Possum Fly”

Skinner and T’witch – “Silent, the Night”

Jimmy Lee Morris – “Christmas 1914”

Keston Cobblers Club – “Let It Snow”

The Lumineers – “Pretty Paper”

Alessi’s Ark – “Winter’s Grace”

The Selkie Girls – “Good King Wenceslas”

Rum Ragged – “Pop’s New Accordion”

Cara Dillon – “River”

Rebecca Loebe & Findlay Napier – “Joy to the World, I Guess”

Eric Coomer – “Snow”

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 24th April

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

The Morrisons will be heading to The Vanguard in Sydney for a series of O Brother Where Art Thou? tribute shows featuring Brian Campeau, Lucky Luke, Georgia Mooney, Hannah Crofts, Katie Wighton, Luke Escombe and more. Details here

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have announced their new album The Traveling Kind ahead of their Australian tour. Details here

– Melbourne country-rock four-piece Raised By Eagles released their new album this week and gave us a taste with a stream of two of the tracks. Details here

– Sydney indie-folk band Yetis have called it a day releasing a final video for their track “Luckiest Guy Alive”. Details here

Sam Amidon released his new video “Blue Mountains”. Details here

– To celebrate the release of his new album Whispers II Passenger has released a short film. Details here

– Adelaide band Oliver’s Army released their stunning new video “Liquor Store”. Details here

The Milk Carton Kids finally revealed their Australian tour dates. Details here

– And The Milk Carton Kids also revealed a new track “The Secrets of the Stars”. Details here

Mumford & Sons will celebrate the release of their new album in Australia with a Sydney pop up bar, and they’ve also started streaming a live version of the track “Snake Eyes”. Details here

– Sydney Americana artist James Thomson announced details of his new album Cold Moon. Details here

Dan Parsons released the video for his new track “I’ll Live and I’ll Die”. Details here

Ryan Adams announced Splendour sideshows with Jenny Lewis. Details here

Of Monsters and Men also announced Splendour sideshows. Details here

Releases This Week

Great Lake Swimmers
A Forest of ArmsGreat Lake Swimmers
iTunes

Marlon Williams
Marlon WilliamsMarlon Williams
iTunes

Passenger
Whispers IIPassenger
iTunes

Raised By Eagles
Diamonds in the BloodstreamRaised By Eagles
iTunes

Ruby Boots
SolitudeRuby Boots
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

These Machines Cut Razor Wire feat. Jeff Lang Band, Kavisha Mazzelia, Les Thomas Band, Little Foot

Jeff Lang

Watching some of the best in folk music while raising money for a good cause? Yes please! These Machines Cut Razor Wire will be holding it’s fifth annual event to raise money for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre with performances from Jeff Lang Band, Kavisha Mazzelia, Les Thomas Band and Little Foot

Sunday 26th April – Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

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

Australian Celtic Festival
Thursday 30th April to Sunday 3rd May – Glen Innes, NSW

Betty & Oswald
Saturday 25th April – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast QLD
Sunday 26th April – The Milk Factory, Brisbane QLD

Brad Butcher
Friday 24th April – Goulburn Club, Goulburn, NSW
Saturday 25th April – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Buffalo Nickel
Wednesday 29th April – Yinnar Pub, Gippsland, VIC
Thursday 30th April – House Concert, Sydney, NSW
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May – Karuah Bluegrass Music Festival, Karuah, NSW

Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars
Friday 24th April – The Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Saturday 25th April – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Sunday 26th April – The Workers Club, Fitzroy, VIC

Elwood Myre
Saturday 25th April – Private Event, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
Sunday 26th April – Rad, Wollongong, NSW

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

Laura Jean and Aldous Harding
Saturday 25th April – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Liam Gale & the Ponytails
Friday 24th April – Pacific Hotel, Yamba, NSW
Sunday 26th April – Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 30th April – Rad Bar, Wollongong, NSW

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

Ruby Boots, Fanny Lumsden, Cookie Baker, Amber Rae Slade
Saturday 25th April – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

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

Steve Smyth
Friday 24th April – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 25th April – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 30th April – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 1st May – Kidgeeridge Music Festival, Lake Conjola, NSW

The Pigs
Friday 1st May – Lithgow Workies, Lithgow, NSW

The String Contingent
Monday 27th April – Yackandandah House Concert, Yackandandah, VIC
Wednesday 29th April – Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Thursday 30th April – Temora Town Hall Theatre, Temora, NSW
Friday 1st May – Mechanics Institute Hall, Moruya, NSW

These Machines Cut Razor Wire feat. Jeff Lang, Les Thomas, Kavisha Mazzelia and Little Foot
Sunday 26th April – Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, VIC

Wintermoon Festival
Thursday 30th April to Sunday 3rd May – Cameron’s Pocket, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Lark In The Clear Air/Olam Punch” – The Chieftains with Punch Brothers

I’ve been trying to learn the stunning waltz “The Lark In The Clear Air” this week after hearing it on a podcast. I thought I’d share this stunning version from The Chieftains amazing T Bone Burnett produced album Voice of Ages.

Details of the New Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell Album The Travelling Kind

Emmylou
Image Courtesy of Emmylou Harris

We all know that Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell will be heading to Australia this June, but did you know that they’re coming with a brand new album? Harris and Crowell will be following up their Grammy Award winning album Old Yellow Moon with The Travelling Kind due for release on the 8th May.

The album was produced by Joe Henry and features 11 duet tracks – check out the track listing here:

1. The Traveling Kind
2. No Memories Hanging Around
3. Bring It on Home to Memphis
4. You Can’t Say We Didn’t Try
5. The Weight of the World
6. Higher Mountains
7. I Just Wanted to See You So Bad
8. Just Pleasing You
9. If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now
10. Her Hair Was Red
11. La Danse de la Joie

The title track for The Traveling Kind is already streaming online. Check it out below along with the upcoming Australian tour dates:

Sunday 21st June – Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Tuesday 23rd June – AIS Event Centre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th June – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th June – The Star Event Centre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th June – Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW
Wednesday 1st July – Jupiters Theatre, Gold Coast, QLD

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 6th March

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

William Elliott Whitmore has picked up the electric guitar for his new album Radium Death. Details here

– Sydney singer-songwriter Imogen Clark released her new video “While Women Wait”. Details here

Timber and Steel was proud to premiere “27”, the new video from Josh Rennie-Hynes. Details here

Calexico released their new single “Falling From The Sky” featuring Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses. Details here

The Tallest Man On Earth released his jangley new single “Sagres”. Details here

– Adelaide band Thom Lion and The Tamers will be launching their new EP Fruition in their home town tonight. Details here

– Mojo Magazine have managed to get artists like Sun Kil Moon and Laura Marling to cover Led Zeppelin tracks. Details here

Iris DeMent returns to Australia this May with Pieta Brown in tow. Details here

Emmylou Harris has announced an Australian tour this June with Rodney Crowell. Details here

– Scottish folk band Lau have announced plans to released their new album The Bell That Never Rang. Details here

– US singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons has announced a new album titled Pittsburgh – but it remains to be seen whether it will get an Australian release. Details here

Reviews

Recordings

“Packwood has grown so much in the 3 years since his last release while retaining the unique sound that makes him so captivating”Gareth Hugh Evans reviews Autumnal by Packwood. Review here

Releases This Week

Iron and Wine
Archive Series Volume No.1Iron & Wine
Official Site

Jess Locke
Words That Seem To Slip AwayJess Locke
Bandcamp

Lucy Wise
A Painting of the UniverseLucy Wise Trio
Bandcamp

Fresh Blood
Fresh BloodMatthew E. White
iTunes

Packwood
AutumnalPackwood
Bandcamp

Tolka
One HouseTolka
Bandcamp

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Thom Lion and the Tamers with The Timbers, Ivanhoe

Thom Lion

Tonight in Adelaide local singer-songwriter Thom Lion and his band The Tamers launches his new EP Fruition with The Timbers and Ivanhoe in support.

Friday 6th March – Pirie & Co Social Club, Adelaide, SA

Gigs Next Week

Alex Edwards
Thursday 12th March – The Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD

All Our Exes Live In Texas
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

April Maze
Saturday 7th March – The Shack, Narrabeen, NSW
Friday 13th March – The Music Lounge, Acoustic Picnic, Manly, NSW

Blue Mountains Music Festival
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Katoomba, NSW

Brunswick Music Festival
Sunday 1st to Sunday 15th March – Brunswick, VIC

Conor Oberst with The Felice Brothers
Friday 6th March – Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 8th March – Golden Plains Festival, Meredith, VIC

Darren Hanlon
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Panama Festival, TAS
Thursday 12th March – Railway Club, Darwin, NT

Davey Craddock
Sunday 8th March – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Festival of Small Halls feat. Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Siskin River
Sunday 8th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Music Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 11th March – Glenorchy Memorial Community Hall, Glenorchy, VIC
Thursday 12th March – Barwon Heads Primary School, Barwon Heads, VIC

First Aid Kit
Friday 6th March – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 10th March – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 11th March – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Heartstring Quartet
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
Thursday 12th March – Capital Arts Theatre, Bendigo, VIC

Jess Locke
Friday 6th March – Blackwire Records, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 7th March – Hamilton Hotel Station, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 8th March – House Show, Sydney, NSW
Friday 13th March – The End, Brisbane, QLD

John Flanagan
Friday 6th March – Upfront Bar, Maleny, QLD
Saturday 7th March – Cardigan Bar, Sandgate, QLD
Sunday 8th March – Junk Bar, Ashgrove, QLD

Jordie Lane
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Tuesday 10th March – Ten Days On The Island Festival, Hobart, TAS
Wednesday 11th March – The Melbourne Folk Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Josh Rennie-Hynes, Liam Gerner, Caitlin Harnett
Wednesday 11th March – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 13th March – Currumbin Creek Tavern, Gold Coast, QLD

Kim Richey
Friday 6th March – Lizotte’s, Kincumber, NSW
Saturday 7th March – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday 12th March – Yacht Club, Hobart, TAS
Friday 13th March – Mountain Mumma, Sheffield, TAS

Lake Street Dive
Friday 6th March – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan VIC
Saturday 7th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Sunday 8th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Monday 9th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA

Little Bastard
Friday 6th March – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Saturday 7th March – Mojos Bar, Fremantle, WA

Lucy Wise Trio
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Nuala Kennedy
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Port Fairy Folk Festival
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy, VIC

Richard Thompson
Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 11th March – City Recital Centre, Sydney, NSW

Rowena Wise
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, NSW

Rufus Wainwright
Saturday 7th March – Twilight At Taronga, Sydney, NSW
Monday 9th March – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 12th March – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Ruth Moody
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival

Sam Brittain and Amistat
Saturday 7th March – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC

Sam Buckingham
Saturday 7th March – The Shack, Narrabeen, NSW
Wednesday 11th March – The Front, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 12th March – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Shakey Graves with Shovels and Rope
Friday 6th March – Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 8th March – The Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Skyscraper Stan And The Commission Flats
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 11the March – Railway Friendly Bar, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 12th March – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 13th March – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW

Steve Smyth
Friday 6th March – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

The Felice Brothers
Saturday 7th March – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

The Melbourne Folk Club feat. Jordie Lane
Wednesday 11th March – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

Thom Lion and the Tamers with The Timbers, Ivanhoe
Friday 6th March – Pirie & Co Social Club, Adelaide, SA

Timberwolf
Monday 9th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 12th March – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Vance Joy
Friday 6th March – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 7th March – Nambour Civic Centre, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Friday 13th March – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Winterbourne
Thursday 12th March – Beavs Bar, Geelong, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Centralia” – William Fitzsimmons

This is exactly why I love William Fitzsimmons and wish that his 2014 album Lions was available in Australia. Folk music doesn’t get much better than this.

Emmylou Harris Announces Australian Tour with Rodney Crowell

Emmylou Harris
Image Courtesy of Emmylou Harris

Legendary country singer Emmylou Harris has announced plans to return to Australia for a tour this June. Harris has announced that she’ll be touring with songwriter and frequent collaborator Rodney Crowell.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Sunday 21st June – Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Tuesday 23rd June – AIS Event Centre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th June – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th June – The Star Event Centre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th June – Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW
Wednesday 1st July – Jupiters Theatre, Gold Coast, QLD

Weekend Awards Round Up

Golden Guitars
Image Courtesy of the CMAA

The long weekend was also a massive weekend for awards with the Golden Guitars, triple j’s Hottest 100 and The Grammys all vying for attention. If you were too busy to take everything in never fear – we have a nice little Timber and Steel friendly wrap up for you here:

triple j Hottest 100

Vance Joy

As you’re no doubt aware the top spot was taken out this year by the folky “Riptide” from Australia’s Vance Joy, pipping favourites “Royals” by Lorde and “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk at the post. Vance Joy also came in at number 95 with his track “Play With Fire”.

Other notable Timber and Steel faves to make it into the list include Boy & Bear, Josh Pyke, Matt Corby, Dustin Tebbutt and more. The full list of winners can be found here with a snap shot of our favourites below:

1. Vance Joy – “Riptide”
8. Matt Corby – “Resolution”
41. Boy & Bear – “Southern Sun”
44. Dustin Tebbutt – “The Breach”
55. Boy & Bear – “Harlequin Dream”
75. Mikhael Paskalev – “I Spy”
87. John Butler Trio – “Only One”
88. Josh Pyke – “Leeward Side”
95. Vance Joy – “Play With Fire”

The Grammys

The Grammys

Due to the sheer number of categories at The Grammy’s it’s very easy to look past the glitz, glamour and mounty hats to find some amazing music being recognised. Big winners on the folk, roots and country side of the fence include The Civil Wars, Ben Harper, Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell and many more.

We’ve listed our top categories below – check out the full winners here.

Best Country Solo Performance
Darius Rucker – “Wagon Wheel”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
The Civil Wars – “From This Valley”

Best Country Song
Kacey Musgraves – “Merry Go ‘Round”

Best Country Album
Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park

Best American Roots Album
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell – Love Has Come For You

Best Americana Album
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – Old Yellow Moon

Best Bluegrass Album
Del McCoury Band – The Streets Of Baltimore

Best Blues Album
Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite – Get Up!

Best Folk Album
Guy Clark – My Favorite Picture Of You

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience – Dockside Sessions

Best World Music Album
Gipsy Kings – Savor Flamenco

The Golden Guitars

Lachlan Bryan

So many of our favourite artists have spent the last couple of weeks up in Tamworth for the Country Music Festival which culminated in the Golden Guitar awards on 25th Januray.

We’re really proud that Timber and Steel favourite Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes walked away with Alternative Country Album of the Year for Black Coffee, Ashleigh Dallas was named the Qantaslink New Talent of the Year and that Ted Egan was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Check out the full list of winners here.

Finally Timber and Steel favourite, The Mid North, also walked away from Tamworth winners with both the Battle of the Bands and Buskers Competition gongs under their belt. Definitely a well deserved win!

The Mid North

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell Working on Duet Album

Emmylou Harris
Image Courtesy of the Los Angeles Time

Emmylou Harris is an artist who is well known for her collaborations so it’s probably not a surprise to hear that she has a duet album in the works with long time collaborator Rodney Crowell. Harris and Crowell have sung on each other’s recordings many times over the last 40 years but this is the first time they have dedicated an album to duets together.

“It’s looking like we’re going to have the original [Hot] Band, at least in some form, and everybody’s excited about it,” Emmylou Harris told the Los Angeles Times. “But I don’t want to lose track of the fact that this whole idea I’ve been carrying around for so long is that for about a week, the Hot Band was me and Rodney, sitting around, with my little songbook of all the songs I’d written down in pencil in my little notebook: the Geroge Jones songs, the Don Gibson songs, all the songs I was learning. It was Rodney and me with two acoustic guitars just going at it doing duets: “Sweet Dreams” wonderful stuff. So that’s what we want to get back to. And of course the Hot Band would be the icing on the cake.”

Recording on the album is set to begin in November with songs still being chosen. And as for whether will tour the duets? “I think we should do at least a few shows,” Harris said. “It wouldn’t be a long tour, but it would be a shame not to do a few showcases. That’s way far ahead, like figuring out where you’re going to send your kid to school. We’ve gotta get this baby out first.”

Stay tuned for more information on the album as it comes to hand

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