Ian Felice (Felice Brothers) Announces Debut Solo Album In The Kingdom Of Dreams

Ian Felice
Image Courtesy of Ian Felice

If you’re a constant reader of Timber and Steel you’ll know we’re big fans of American indie-folk band The Felice Brothers. So we’re super excited that Ian Felice from the band is planning on releasing his debut solo album.

Titled In The Kingdom Of Dreams the album is due for release on 25th August. And Felice Brothers fans will be happy to hear that not only is the album produced by Ian Felice’s brother Simone Felice, the band on the album will also feature James Felice on keys, Simone Felice on drums and Josh Rawson on bass.

In The Kingdom of Dreams is a collection of songs Felice wrote in 2016 and recorded over the course of 4 days earlier this year.

“When I began writing the songs that would become In The Kingdom Of My Dreams many were based on memories of my past but not necessarily all literal or in a logical sequence,” Ian Felice explained. “I became interested in the pull between reality and unreality and also in how time affects memory. By the end of 2016 I was run down from touring America, riding out the storm of political mania and juggling a few personal dilemmas (including the revelation that I would soon be a father). In The Kingdom Of Dreams became a place where I could escape from the numbing flood of data that permeates modern life and try to unravel pieces of my past, rearrange memories with dreams or lines from my imagination and construct something that functioned outside the limits of reality. Many of the songs deal with childhood memories of Palenville and its people, like the song “In Memoriam” which is partly about the death of my stepfather when I was 8, “Water Street” that confronts my fears of becoming a father, or “21st Century” that deals with mental illness and politics on a more universal level. It only seemed right that I should make the album there, along the green banks of the Katterskill Creek and with my brother Simone as producer. The result is a pretty reflective record that hopefully blows some cobwebs from the window of my psyche. Many of the things that I was writing at the time didn’t work as songs and so I published a companion book of poetry, Hotel Swampland.”

Check out the full track listing for In the Kingdom of Dreams below:

1. In the Kingdom of Dreams
2. Will I Ever Reach Laredo
3. 21st Century
4. In Memoriam
5. Signs of Spring
6. Mt. Despair
7. Road to America
8. Water Street
9. Ten to One
10. In the Final Reckoning

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 21st February

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Michael Franti and Spearhead have announced a single Bluesfest sideshow in Brisbane with Nahko and Medicine For The People in support. Details here

– Melbourne duo The Little Stevies released their ode to unattached – the video for their single “I Hold My Breath”. Details here

– A brand new Laura Marling track – “Born to Love” – made its way onto the internet thanks to NPR’s eTown show. Details here

– Canadian born, Melbourne based singer-songwriter Tracy McNeil has a video out “Wilcats”. Details here

Sally Seltmann will be taking her album Hey Daydreamer out on tour this April. Details here

Georgia Fair have released the video to their new single “Are We Not Alive”. Details here

– If you’re into folk music and helping sick animals (and who isn’t?) get along to the Lomand Hotel in Melbourne this Saturday for the Wombat Orphanage Bushfire Benefit. The live music lineup includes Lucy Wise, Stray Hens, Rob Zielinski, Staffan & Rowie and more to be announced. Details here

– Tasmania’s Christopher Coleman Collective have released their new video “Go Home” along with details of their new album and a bunch of tour dates in March. Details here

– Sydney prog-folk artist Wyatt Moss-Wellington is set to release his new album Sanitary Apocalypse in March with guests that include a who’s who of the local scene. Details here

– Sydney singer-songwriter Huckleberry Hastings released his debut single “Huckleberry Blues”. Details here

Nickel Creek revealed all the juicy details of their upcoming album A Dotted Line including cover art, track listing, release date and a stream of the song “Love of Mine”. Details here

– The Snowy Mountains of Music has changed its name to Peak Festival and has announced the first artists for its 2014 lineup. Details here

– Tonight up-and-coming singer-songwriter Martha Marlow will be launching her new EP These Days in Sydney. Details here

– Another new Simone Felice track, “Running Through My Head”, has surfaced online. Details here

The Paper Kites have announced a massive tour this May and June. Details here

– Blues and roots legend Ash Grunwald is heading out on a solo tour. Details here

– The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards were held this week and we collected all the winners and videos of the perfomances in one place. Details here

– If you’re looking for something a little heavier this St Patrick’s day Sydney folk-punk outfit The Bottlers have a series of gigs over the weekend. Details here

Reviews

Gigs

“While Laneway is an indie festival at heart it always brings me back for the smattering of folky, acoustic goodness that features on the lineup each and every year”Gareth Hugh Evans reviews the Sydney leg of St Jeromes Laneway Festival. Review here

Releases This Week

Oh Hunter
Oh HunterHayden Calnin
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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Wombat Orphanage Bushfire Benefit feat. Lucy Wise, Stray Hens, Rob Zielinski, Staffan & Rowie

Lucy Wise

Listen to folk music and help raise money for sick and injured animals? Sounds like a productive night out! We recommend heading down to the Lomond Hotel in Melbourne on Saturday to watch Lucy Wise (above) and co. helping the world one folk song at a time. Love it!

Saturday 22nd February – Lomond Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Adelaide Fringe Festival
Friday 14th February to Sunday 16th March – Adelaide, SA

Apollo Bay Music Festival
Friday 28th February to Sunday 2nd March – Apollo Bay, VIC

Andy Irvine
Friday 21st February – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 22nd Febraury – House Concert, Harcourt North, VIC

Ann Vriend
Saturday 22nd February — Tree House, Byron Bay, NSW
Sunday 23rd February — Black Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley, QLD

Cobargo Folk Festival
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February – Cobargo, NSW

Eddie Vedder
Saturday 22nd February – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 23rd February 2014 – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Frances Folk Gathering
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February – Frances, SA

James Teague
Wednesday 26th February – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Josh Pyke
Friday 21st February – Paradiso Spiegeltent @ The Garden Of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 22nd February – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 28th February – Twilight Series @ Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, VIC

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes
Friday 28th February – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Leah Flanagan w/ Tom Hespie
Thursday 27th February – Vic on the Park, Enmore, NSW

Lior
Friday 21st February – Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, Rosebud, VIC
Thursday 27th February – The Playhourse Theatre, Hobart, TAS
Friday 28th February – Devonport Tas Entertainment Centre, TAS

Little Features feat. Mimi Gilbert, The Maple Trail, Packwood, Charlie Gradon
Saturday 22nd February – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Martha Marlow w/ Jess Pollard
Friday 21st February – 505, Sydney, NSW

Nannup Music Festival
Friday 28th February to Monday 3rd March – Nannup, WA

Neko Case
Thursday 27th February – Fly By Night, Perth, WA

Okkervil River
Friday 21st February – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 22nd February – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

One Up Two Down and Oh Pep!
Friday 21st February – No.5, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 22nd February, Carrington Bowling Club, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 23rd February – House Concert, Karuah, NSW

Sam Buckingham
Friday 21st February – Fringe Festival, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 26th February – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW

The Beez
Saturday 22nd February – George Kerford Hotel, Beechworth, Vic
Sunday 23rd February – Gerogary, VIC
Friday 28th February – The Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove, Vic

The Little Stevies
Saturday 22nd February – Summersault Festival, Melbourne, VIC

Wombat Orphanage Bushfire Benefit feat. Lucy Wise, Stray Hens, Rob Zielinski, Staffan & Rowie
Saturday 22nd February – Lomond Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Slipjigs and Reels” – Steve Tilston

It’s the Fairport Convention version of this song I’m most familiar with but I just had to reach back to the song’s writer, Steve Tilston, for today’s FFF. Such a good song!

Listen to the New Simone Felice Track “Running Through My Head”

Simone Felice
Image Courtesy of Simone Felice

With a new album on the way – Strangers due on the 14th March – you’ll be reading a lot about Simone Felice on the blogs in the coming weeks. And with good reason – the man writes some amazing music.

We’ve already heard the track “Molly-O!” from Strangers and Simone Felice has followed up with the brand new track “Running Through My Head” – take a listen to it below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 20th December

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Tonight The Davidson Brothers will be joined by The Quarry Mountain Dead Rats and Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes for a Summer Pickin’ Party in Melbourne. Details here

– Hunter Valley festival the Gum Ball have announced their first round of artists for 2014 including Jinja Safari, Adrian Edmondson’s Bad Shepherds, Nicky Bomba, Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, Lindi Ortega and many many more. Details here

Jack Carty is throwing Christmas party in Sydney this Monday with The Falls, Maples, Iluka, Rosie Catalano, Achoo! Bless You, Luke Wellington, Andrew Brown and James Blow. Details here

Imogen Clark has announced a co-headline tour of NSW this January and February with singer-songwriter Joe Mungovan. Details here

– More artists have been added to the Port Fairy Folk Festival lineup including Pieta Brown, The Waifs’ Donna & Vikki’s side project The Stray Sisters, the Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, The Flying Emus and many more. Details here

– Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder has announced dates for a solo Australian tour. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Cass McCombs has revealed his new single “Big Wheel”. Details here

Emma Davis has released the stunning new video for her stunning new track “Stand Tall”. Details here

– Americana singer-songwriter Robert Ellis has released his new single “Only Lies”. Details here

José González released his new video “Stay Alive” from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty soundtrack. Details here

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes are heading out on tour in January to launch their new album Black Coffee. Details here

– Next April and May Boy & Bear will be heading out on a massive national regional tour. Details here

– Watch the new video from Darren Cross, “Hit The Quit”. Details here

– Adelaide folkies The Timbers have a new single, “Things to Come”, and are hitting the road throughout January. Details here

Simone Felice has revealed his new single “Molly-O!” featuring members of The Lumineers from his upcoming album Strangers. Details here

– The National Folk Festival has added a bunch more artists for 2014 including Rory McLeod, Old Man Luedecke, Tift Merritt, Heath Cullen, The Barons of Tang, Richard Perso and more. Details here

Blog

We revealed the top albums of 2013 according to Timber and Steel’s contributors. Read the piece here

Our favourite artists let us in on what they pick as their top album or EP of 2013. Read the piece here

Our Editor in Chief Gareth Hugh Evans chose his top 25 songs of 2013. Read the piece here

Gigs Next Week

April Maze w/ Cisco James
Tuesday 24th December – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Festival of Small Halls w/ Jordie Lane and Rose Cousins
Friday 20th December – Degilbo Hall, Degilbo, QLD
Saturday 21st December – Boonarga Cactoblastis Hall, Chinchilla, QLD
Sunday 22nd December – Mt Mee Public Hall, Mt Mee, QLD

Jack Carty Christmas Party feat. Jack Carty, The Falls, Maples, Iluka, Rosie Catalano, Achoo! Bless You, Luke Wellington, Andrew Brown, James Blow
Monday 23rd December – 505, Sydney, NSW

Little May
Friday 20th December – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 21st December – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Summer Pickin’ Party feat. The Davidson Brothers, The Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes
Friday 20th December – The Curtin Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC

The Morrisons
Thursday 26th December – The Vic, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Fairytale Of New York” – Christy Moore

Probably the greatest secular Christmas song ever sung by one of the greatest singers in the world. Merry Christmas everyone!

Simone Felice Announces New Album and New Single feat. The Lumineers

Simone Felice
Image Courtesy of Simone Felice

US based folk singer-songwriter Simone Felice has announced plans to release a brand new album in 2014. The album is titled Strangers and is set for release on the 24th March.

The first single from Strangers is “Molly-O!” which features backing vocals from Wesley Schultz & Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers. Felice had the following to say about the single and album:

“Isn’t it wild how, when it comes to matters of the heart, we can start out so fanatical, so certain, only to end up as strangers in the end? Remote even to ourselves over time, strangers in the mirror…

Molly-O! is a bit of a tongue-in-cheek salute/requiem to the itinerant panhandler I was as a kid, an exercise in not taking one’s early sins or one’s current self too seriously. In the studio we had the core band as well as my brother James on accordion and harmonies, and were lucky to have a friend Zach Alford (Bowie, Springsteen) on the kit (I play drums on most of the album but sometimes you just have to give up the seat), as well as a drunken horn section. I want it to be a song where we get to go off the rails a bit, as we all seem to posses the need to lose ourselves from time to time by whichever vehicle: Love, pills, technology, booze, lust, music… pick your poison.”

Listen to “Molly-O!” below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 22nd February

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– As is has been the norm in the last couple of weeks Monday morning kicked off with a brand new track from Passenger, “Golden Leaves”, in a live video featuring the Palatine Quartet. Details here

Willy Mason released the video for his latest single “Pickup Truck” from his album Carry On. Details here

– A Nick Drake tribute album based around the Way to Blue concerts has been announced for April this year featuring Teddy Thompson, Vashti Bunyan, Green Gartside, Robyn Hitchcock, Lisa Hannigan, Scott Matthews, Krystle Warren, Danny Thompson and more. Details here

Sarah Humphreys released her adorable new video “Boy Wonder” featuring her son Jude. Details here

– US banjo player Abigail Washburn and collaborator Kai Welch have revealed their full Australian tour dates when they’re in the country for WOMADelaide. Details here

– The entire first disc of the Son of Rogues Gallery pirate songs album is now streaming online. Details here

– We were blown away by the new Keaton Henson track and video “Lying to You” and we think you will be too. Details here

– Folk-rockers Dawes released the full version of their new single “From a Window Seat” after a couple of teasers. Details here

Bellowhead released the video for their latest single “Roll The Woodpile Down”, probably our favourite track from Broadside. Details here

– Check out the full list of dates for Paul Brady’s upcoming Extremely Acoustic Australian tour. Details here

– Breton folk duo Nicola Hayes and Hélène Brunet have a couple of shows booked on top of their Cobargo Folk Festival appearance. Details here

Stornoway released the slightly surreal video for their brand new song “Knock Me On The Head”. Details here

Simone Felice has announced his second Australian tour in 12 months this March and April with Jess Ribeiro in support. Details here

– Get yourself set for the weekend with the brand new video from party-folkers Crowns, “Four Walls”. Details here

The Gum Ball has delivered its final lineup additions for 2013 including John Schumann and Hugh McDonald (Redgum), Van Walker and Liz Stringer. Details here

– Melbourne duo Brighter Later will be launching their new album The Wolves in Melbourne this March. Details here

– Folk and acoustic music once again shone at the Brit Awards with big wins from Ben Howard and Mumford and Sons. Details here

Interviews

“Whatever happens on stage, it’s very organic, it’s very improvised. It’s not like we have a rehearsed scenario at all” – Simone Page Jones and Miles O’Neil from Miles and Simone chat to Janine Estoesta. Interview here

Beat and Holler, being my first album, was this unveiling – it took everything in me to step out in that moment and go “here am I, here’s my songs, they’re extremely personal and everything I have and am right now is in them”. So to come to the other side of that expression I was wondering what do I do here? I don’t have another body of work in me that’s of that level. I don’t want to now go and write a collection of 12 country greats. I want to go deeper. What moves me and what am I drawn towards – it just became this body of questions that I asked over time and I was confronted with as I moved further and further into the process of writing and recording Magician’s DaughterMama Kin chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Reviews

Recordings

“With connection and energy at the forefront of her creative design, Mama Kin and her band have more than delivered, especially with the over-all dynamic of each of the tracks. Danielle Caruana’s vocal has excelled itself, showing a much richer range and reach, with a subtle control of tone and nuance that drives the album to a new sonic dimension”Serena Skye reviews Mama Kin’s Album The Magician’s Daughter. Review here

“The Undertow EP has all the buzz and pop of his first EP with toasty, catchy tunes and soaring sounds but there’s also a darker edge. What you can hear is a maturity and perfection in each masterfully orchestrated track presented to the ear and a confidence emulated through his soothing, alluring vocals”Nikita Andrea reviews Hudson’s EP The Undertow EP. Review here

Gigs

“The performance only being contained for an hour, instead felt as though you walked atop the pages of history’s greatest musicians. Traveling through notes and crumpled paper of the days of Bob Dylan to Etta James, Gram Parsons to Kate Bush, Emmylou Harris to Sun Kil Moon. Simone holding a consistent operatic howl of inconceivable passion, coupled with an agonizing crescendo of something between great love and great despair”Janine Estoesta reviews Miles and Simone in Melbourne. Review here

Releases This Week

Wishbone
WishboneBobby Long
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Old Yellow Moon
Old Yellow MoonEmmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
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Family Pets
Family PetsJulia and the Deep Sea Sirens
iTunes

The Magician's Daughter
The Magician’s DaughterMama Kin
iTunes

Son of Rogue's Gallery
Son of Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys – Various
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Timber and Steel Presents

Little Wise
Little Wise
Friday 22nd February – Crossroads Wine Bar, St Helens, TAS
Sunday 24th February – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Friday 1st March – Martain’s Cafe, Deans Marsh, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Arlo Guthrie with Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion
Thursday 28th February – Southern Cross Club, Canbera, ACT
Friday 1st March – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Brett Winterford
Saturday 23rd February – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Chaika
Friday 22nd February – Wollongong Conservatorium, Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 24th February – The Independent Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Cobargo Folk Festival
Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th February – Cobargo, NSW

Don’t Mention The Wall
22nd to 24th February – Cobargo Folk Festival, NSW
Friday 1st March – Tara Guest House, Sydney, NSW

Donavon Frankenreiter
Friday 22nd February – Coogee Bay Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 23rd February – The Bondi Pavilion, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 23 February – Newport Arms Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 24 February – Cronulla Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 24 February – Towradgi Beach Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Friday 1st March – Bateau Bay Hotel, Bateau Bay, NSW

Eli Wolfe
Friday 22nd February – Goulburn Club, Goulburn, NSW
Saturday 23rd February – The Commercial Hotel, Milton, NSW
Sunday 24th February – The Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW
Friday 1st to Monday 4th March – Nannup Music Festival, Nannup, WA

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens
Friday 22nd February – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Julia Stone with Vance Joy
Friday 22nd February – St Joseph’s Church, Perth, WA

Melody Pool with Katie Brianna
Saturday 23rd February – Club Azzurri, Highfields, NSW

Mustered Courage with Oh Pep!
Thursday 28th February – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Nick and Liesl
Sunday 24th February – Jamberoo Pub, Jamberoo, NSW

Paul Kelly and Neil Finn
Wednesday 27th February – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 1st March – Elder Park, Adelaide, SA

Sarah Blasko
Saturday 23rd February – Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth, WA

Sarah Humphreys
Friday 22nd February – The Front, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February – Tumbafest, Tumbarumba, NSW

The Little Stevies
Friday 22nd February – Ararat Live, Ararat, VIC

The Tallest Man on Earth
Thursday 28th February – Recital Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 1st March – Perth International Arts Festival, Perth, WA

The Tiger and Me
Friday 1st March – Riverside Live, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Talking With My Father” – Dougie MacLean

Today is my Dad’s birthday so I thought it was worth dedicating the FFF to him with this Dougie MacLean classic. Happy Birthday Dad!

Simone Felice Announces Australian Tour

Simone Felice
Image Courtesy of Simone Felice

Fans of fine US folk music will be delighted to hear that the enigmatic Simone Felice will once again be gracing our shores this March and April. Felice has been announced as part of the 2013 Boogie Festival lineup (held in Tallarook, VIC over the Easter weekend) and has a bunch of headline dates around the country while he’s here.

Joining Simone Felice on this tour will be Timber and Steel favourites Jess Ribeiro and The Bone Collectors. Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 28th March – The Exeter, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 30th March – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Sunday 31st March – Boogie Festival, Tallarook, VIC
Wednesday 3rd April – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 4th April – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 5th April – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Saturday 6th April – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 14th September

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– The video for Jinja Safari and Kinfe’s collaboration on The Key of Sea Vol. 2 hit the interwebs and is a lovely insight into the making of this album. Details here

– The new Mumford and Sons video for “I Will Wait” hit the interwebs a day before we expected it which was a lovely little surprise on our Monday morning. Details here

– Folk-pop chanteuse Lisa Mitchell announced the details of her brand new album Bless This Mess along with the dates for a national tour in October and November. Details here

Corinbank Festival in Canberra is returning at the end of November after flash-flooding and landslides took out the festival site earlier in the year. Details here

– Tomorrow night The Vanguard in Sydney will be transformed into The Gem Saloon as the iconic venue pays tribute to the TV series Deadwood. What’s this got to do with folk? Well, Bellyache Ben and The Steamgrass Boys are providing the music for one thing. And there’ll be whiskey. What more do you want? Details here

Krystle Warren is in the country currently touring with Rufus Wainwright. But when that tour ends she has a handful of solo headline dates that your going to not want to miss. Details here

– The brand new album from Calexico, Algiers, hit stores this week and we have the first video from it for the track “Splitter”. Details here

– The new track from The Trouble With Templeton, “Six Months In A Cast”, has a brand new bloody video from director Josh Calder. Details here

Simone Felice has revealed details of a new EP featuring outtakes from his debut album and is offering up the track “War Movie” as a free download. Details here

– Alice Springs based Scottish ex-pat Colin Lillie has released the video to his heartbreaking song “Man’s Broken Heart”. Details here

Sarah Blasko has teased out the details for her upcoming new album I Awake which will hit shelves in October. Details here

Tigertown have released the video to go with their new single “Morning Has Finally Come” along with the dates of their upcoming national tour this October. Details here

The Mumford & Sons General Store & Saloon opens in Sydney today with streams of the new Mumford and Sons album Babel, screenings of The Big Easy Express documentary, live music and more. The location was revealed this week. Details here

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have revealed the details for their second album of 2012, the double D/triple vinyl Psychedelic Pill (you’ll see why when you see the length of the songs). Details here

– Irish singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey has just signed to local label FOUR | FOUR and is set to release his new album Almighty Love in October. Details here

– The two most Timber and Steel friendly artists on the Harvest Festival lineup, Grizzly Bear and Beirut, have announced sideshows this November. Details here

– The annual Ameircana Music Honors and Awards took place in Nahville yesterday with gongs going to the likes of The Civil Wars, Gillian Welch, Richard Thompson and more. Details here

– Check out the new video from folk/bluegrass trio Lime and Steel (no relation). Details here

– Sydney based singer-songwriter Catherine Traicos has announced a mini tour to promote her new album and released a brand new video. Details here

Billygoat & the Mongrels will be launching their new album Big City Low in Sydney on the 5th October. Details here

Interviews

“One of the strengths of Corinbank is that it will showcase artists to Canberrans; artists that those Canberrans have never heard of and have never seen before. We guarantee that you will come away with a whole bunch of new favourite bands. I think this year especially, people will be in for a unique experience”Corinbank Festival General Manager Amy Moon chats to Bill Quinn. Interview here

“[It’s] particularly ironic in that [“New England”] says, I don’t want to change the world and I’m not looking for a new cultural identity – because that’s exactly what I’ve spent doing for the last 30 years. There’s a wonderful irony in that being my best-known song”Billy Bragg chats to Bill Quinn. Interview here

Spotlight On

Coty Hogue

Coty Hogue
Coty Hogue plays traditionally influenced, banjo led Appalachian folk music with a voice that is simply stunning. Infusing her music with the whole range of American roots styles – blues, swing, country, bluegrass – Hogue is all at once refreshingly new and instantly timelesss
Spotlight Here

Releases This Week

Tempest
TempestBob Dylan
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Algiers
AlgiersCalexico
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Shields
SheildsGrizzly Bear
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The Carpenter
The CarpenterThe Avett Brothers
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

Laneway
Laneway (album launch) with The Promises, Cookie Baker, The Wild Ripping Hail Collective DJs
Sunday 16th September – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

America
Friday 14th September – WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 15th September – Twin Towns Auditorium, Tweed Heads, NSW

Charlie Mayfair with The Falls
Saturday 15th September – Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 20th September – Queens Wharf Brewery, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 21st September – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Hayden Calnin
Wednesday 19th September – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW

John Williamson
Friday 14th September – Juniors, Kingsford, NSW
Saturday 15th September – Penrith Panthers, Penrith, NSW
Wednesday 19th September – 99 on York, Sydney, NSW

Julia Stone
Saturday 15th September – The Metro, Sydney NSW
Wednesday 19th September – The Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival, QLD
Thursday 20th September – The Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival, QLD
Friday 21st September – Community Centre, Byron Bay NSW

Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp
Friday 14th September – Jetty Theatre, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Saturday 15th September – Glasshouse Theatre, Port MacQuarie, NSW
Wednesday 19th September – Captital Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
Thursday 20th September – Wellers Restaurant, Kangaroo Ground, VIC
Friday 21st September – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Laneway
Friday 14th September – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 15th September – The Palais Theatre, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Sunday 16th September – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 20th September – The Front, Canberra, ACT
Friday 21st September – The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

Lanie Lane
Friday 14th September – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Saturday 15th September – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 20th September – Beav’s Bar, Geelong, VIC
Friday 21st September – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC

MoFo feat. Ash Hansen and Little Big Wolf
Friday 14th September – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Nexus World Music Series
feat. Aloysious Leeson, Mike Bevan (Caliente) and Doug de Vries

Friday 14th September – Nexus 
Multicultural
 Arts
 Centre, Adelaide, SA
Banjo Jackson and Golonka
Friday 21st September – Nexus 
Multicultural
 Arts
 Centre, Adelaide, SA

Nick and Liesl
Saturday 15th Septembver – Living Smart Festival, Lake Macquarie, NSW

R.L. Jones
Wednesday 19th September – The Mumford & Sons General Store & Saloon, Sydney, NSW

Rufus Wainwright with Krystle Warren and Teddy Thompson
Saturday 15th September – Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, Melbourne
Monday 17th September – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide
Wednesday 19th September – Riverside Theatre, Perth

The Beautiful Girls
Friday 14th September – Port Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW
Saturday 15th September – Plantation Hotel, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Tim Hart
Wednesday 19th September – Lizottes, Kincumber, NSW
Thursday 20th September – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 21st September – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Traveller and Fortune
Saturday 15th September – JIVE, Adelaide, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“Jolene” – Ray LaMontagne

In the past month I think I have seen more live covers of Ray LaMontagne‘s “Jolene” than any other. It seems to be the cover of choice at the moment and it’s easy to see why – it’s a really amazing song.

Simone Felice Announces New EP and Free Download

Simon Felice
Image Courtesy of Simone Felice

If you managed to be among the lucky ones to catch Simone Felice on his recent tour of Australia then you’ll know just how good the enigmatic folk singer is. And you’ll also be happy to hear that Felice has just announced his brand new EP New York Times

Due for release on the 22nd October New York Times will feature the title track “New York Times” alongside previously unheard outakes from his debut solo album Celebration, Florida.

One of these outakes is “War Movie” which Simone Felice has made available as a free download. Check it out (and download it) here:

The full track listing for New York Times is below:

1. New York Times
2. The Radio
3. War Movie
4. Great Big Circle
5. California

Download Free Tracks From Simone Felice and Josh Ritter

Simone Felice
Image Courtesy of Simone Felice

Warner Music Australia have just revealed their brand new boutique label IndoChine. According to the label’s Facebook page IndoChine is “run by a long-time industry veteran with 26 years indie-sector experience and a thing for outsiders, underdogs and South East Asia (hence the name…), IndoChine is here to take quality, individuality and integrity to the masses.”

The first artists announced as part of the label are Simone Felice, Josh Ritter, Dawes and Chris Robinson Brotherhood. As you’re probably aware Simone Felice and Josh Ritter will both be touring Australia in July and to entice you to get in on the ground floor with IndoChine and the tour they’re offering a free track from each artist – “The Radio” and “The Curse” respectively – in exchange for your e-mail address.

Head to the IndoChine Facebook page for more details on how to download. The dates for the Simone Felice and Josh Ritter tour are below:

Thursday 5th July – The Old Museum, Brisbane
Friday 6th July – Notes, Sydney
Sunday 8th July – The Basement, Sydney
Wednesday 11th July – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (with Fraser A. Gorman)
Friday 13th July – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan (Simone Felice and Fraser A. Gorman only)

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