Thank Folk It’s Friday – 26th January

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Americana singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews announced her new album May Your Kindness Remain will be released in March. Details here

Shane Nicholson/The Sound Hole, Forbes Street Studios and Lost Highway Australia have announced The Americana Music Prize of Australia, an annual grant to support up-and-coming artists in the genre. Details here

The Bushwackers released their new video “Waltzing Australia” featuring guest vocals from Sara Storer and John Williamson. Details here

– Australian troubadour Musketeer debuted his new full band sound with the live video “The North Sea”. Details here

Releases This Week

Calexico
The Thread That Keeps UsCalexico
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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Dan Walsh

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Make sure you catch English singer and banjo player Dan Walsh while he’s in the country

Friday 26th January – Braidwood Folk Club, Braidwood, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Upper Lansdowne Hall, Upper Lansdowne, NSW
Sunday 28th January – Upstairs at Fred’s, Camden, NSW
Monday 29th January – Summer Supper Club, Dome Cafe, Maylands, WA
Thursday 1st February – The Prince Of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, WA
Friday 2nd February – Neil Tonkin Park, Perth, WA

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 26th January – Rye Foreshore, Rye, VIC
Saturday 27th January – Apollo Bay Hotel, Apollo Bay, VIC

Adam Eckersley Band
Friday 26th January – The Albert, Tamworth, NSW

Alanna and Alicia
Sunday 28th January – The Lost Ones Basement, Ballarat, VIC

Allison Forbes
Friday 26th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW

Andrew Swift
Friday 26th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Medicine Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW

Andy Baylor’s Hip Hillbillies
Friday 26th January – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Andy Golledge Band
Friday 26th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Anna Smyrk
Friday 26th January – Courtyard Sessions, Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Ash Grunwald
Friday 26th January – Memorial Park, The Entrance, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Tapas Lounge Bar, Devonport, TAS
Sunday 28th January – Home Hill Winery, Ranelagh, TAS

Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth feat. Pete Denahy, Kristy Cox, Karen Lynne Band, The Weeping Willows, Montgomery Church
Friday 26th January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Brad Butcher
Friday 26th January – Australia Day at The Dag, Nundle, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Toyota Fanzone Gig, Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW

Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds
Sunday 28th January – The Union, Melbourne, VIC

Busby Marou
Friday 26th January – Parramatta Park, Parramatta, NSW

Candice McLeod
Friday 26th January – Red Velvet Lounge, Cygnet, TAS

Carpenter Caswell
Saturday 27th January – South Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW

Colin Hay
Wednesday 31st January – Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 1st February – Twin Towns, Tweed Heads, NSW
Friday 2nd February – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Cookie Baker w/ Chris Pickering Experiment
Sunday 28th January – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Courtyard Sessions feat. Anna Smyrk
Friday 26th January – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Craig Woodward
Saturday 27th January – Vic Old Time Jam Session, Victoria Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 28th January – Loretta’s, Bluebonnet Barbecue, Melbourne, VIC

Cruisin’ Deuces
Friday 26th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Dan Walsh
Friday 26th January – Braidwood Folk Club, Braidwood, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Upper Lansdowne Hall, Upper Lansdowne, NSW
Sunday 28th January – Upstairs at Fred’s, Camden, NSW
Monday 29th January – Summer Supper Club, Dome Cafe, Maylands, WA
Thursday 1st February – The Prince Of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, WA
Friday 2nd February – Neil Tonkin Park, Perth, WA

Dana Hassall
Friday 26th January – Writers in the Round, Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Medicine Show Sessions, The Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Dashville Does the DAG feat. William Crighton, Fanny Lumsden, Magpie Diaries
Friday 26th January – The DAG, Nundle, NSW

Dashville on the Road feat. Nicholas Connors, Ahlia Rain, Dave Wells, Baghead, Magpie Diaries, Burger Joint
Saturday 27th January – Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 28th January – Black Duck Brewery, Port Macquarie, NSW

Ella Belfanti
Saturday 27th January – Sir William Wallace Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Emily Wurramara
Friday 26th January – Survival Day Festival, Nimbin Bush Theatre, Nimbin, NSW
Sunday 28th January – Tarnanthi Big Festival, Sculpture Courtyard, Adelaide, SA

Faith i Branko
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January – Western Australia Circus Festival, Perth, WA

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 26th January – The DAG, Nundle, NSW
Friday 2nd February – Savernake, NSW

Father John Misty
Wednesday 31st January – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 2nd February – Laneway Festival, Adelaide, SA

Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour feat. Claire Anne Taylor, The Small Glories
Friday 26th Januray – Ganmain Hall, Ganmain, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Orange, NSW
Wednesday 31st January – Frederickton School of Arts, Frederickton, NSW
Thursday 1st February – Woolbrook Hall, Woolbrook, NSW
Friday 2nd February – Toormina, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Cecilia Brandolini, Little Wise, Great Aunt
Wednesday 31st January – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Georgia State Line
Friday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Giffen w/ Julia Johnson
Thursday 1st February – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Gleny Rae Virus and Archer
Saturday 27th January – Peel Inn Hotel, Nundle, NSW
Sunday 28th January – Great Lakes Paddocks, Wooton, NSW

Golden Guitar Awards
Saturday 27th January – Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre, Tamworth, NSW

Grampians Music Festival
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th February – Halls Gap, VIC

Great Aunt and Little Wise
Sunday 28th January – House Concert, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 31st January – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Gretta Ziller
Friday 26th January – Medicine Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW

Hayley Marsten
Saturday 27th January – Medicine Show Sessions, The Tudor Hotel Upstairs, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 28th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW

Hinterlandt
Friday 26th January – Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th January – Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 28th January – Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, VIC

Hooked on Portland
Saturday 27th January – Portland, VIC

Hussy Hicks
Friday 26th January – Blazes, Tamworth, NSW

Huon Blues Festival
Sunday 28th January – Home Hill Winery, Ranelagh, TAS

James Bennett
Friday 26th January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 28th January – Beaches, Bonny Hills, NSW

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys
Friday 26th January – The Gem Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 1st February – The Rooks Return, Melbourne, VIC

Jeremy Edwards and The Dust Radio Band
Friday 26th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Jess Holland
Friday 26th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

John Krsulja
Saturday 27th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Tamworth Golf Club, Tamworth, NSW

Johnny American Horse
Saturday 27th January – Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Jukeboy Emmett & The Blue Lights
Sunday 28th January – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Kate Miller-Heidke
Sunday 28th January – One Day in Fremantle, Fremantle, WA

Kim Churchill
Friday 26th January – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 27th January – Little Bosa, Port Elliot, SA

Late Night Alt
Friday 26th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Little Wise
Friday 26th January – Late Night Alt, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 28th January – House Concert, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 31st January – FolksWagon, Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Live ‘n’ Lounging feat. Dan Walsh, Piccolo Bear, Salty Bones, Thompson Springs
Sunday 28th January – Upstairs at Fred’s, Camden, NSW

Low Down Riders
Friday 26th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Locomotive Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW

Lucy Rose
Friday 2nd February – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Lyn Bowtell
Saturday 27th January – West Tamworth Leagues Club, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 28th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

M.E. Baird
Thursday 1st February – Tago Mago Club, Melbourne, VIC

Matt J Ward
Saturday 27th January – Cattleman’s Steakhouse, Tamworth, NSW

Medicine Show Sessions
Friday 26th January – The Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – The Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Megan Cooper
Saturday 27th January – The Pig & Tinder, Tamworth, NSW

Melanie Horsnell
Friday 26th January – South Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – South Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW

Merpire
Tuesday 30th January – Tramway Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Montgomery Church
Friday 26th January – Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth – A Celebration of Acoustic Music, The Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Mimi Gillbert
Sunday 28th January – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 30th January – Tramway Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Mr Alford Country
Thursday 1st February – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW

Neil Murray
Friday 2nd February – Red Velvet Lounge, Cygnet, TAS

Newstead Live! Music Festival
Thursday 15th to Sunday 28th January – Castlemaine, VIC

Nigel Wearne
Friday 26th January – Old Castlemaine Gaol, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 27th January – Daylesford Cider Company, Daylesford, VIC

Numeralla Folk Festival
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January – Numberalla, NSW

Out of Abingdon
Friday 26th January – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Paddy McHugh
Friday 26th January – Dag Sheepstation, Nundle, NSW

Papa Pilko and the Binrats
Saturday 27th January – The Wickham Park Hotel, Islington, NSW
Friday 2nd February – Hotel Steyne, Manly, NSW

Paul Andrew Carey
Friday 26th January – Nundle Rocks, Peel Inn Hotel, Nundle, NSW

Pierce Brothers
Saturday 27th January – Hooked on Portland, Portland, VIC

Raising Voices feat. Mark Lucas, Steph Miller, Ken Stewart
Sunday 28th January – Staves Brewery, Sydney, NSW

Richard Perso
Sunday 28th January – Old Canberra Inn, Canberra, ACT

Rick Hart Trio
Friday 26th January – Melissa Robertson Songwriters Showcase, West Tamworth Bowls Club, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Hopscotch Cafe, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Tamworth City Bowls, Tamworth, NSW

Round Mountain Girls
Saturday 27th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Shaky Stills
Sunday 28th January – The Standard Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Small Town Romance
Friday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Late Nite Alt, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 28th January – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Smith & Jones
Saturday 27th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 28th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW

Sounds on Sunday feat. Brooke Austen
Sunday 28th January – Sassafras Canteen, Brisbane, NSW

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Friday 2nd February – Hart’s Mill, Adelaide, SA

Still Water
Sunday 28th January – Bar 303, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 1st February – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Tamworth Country Music Festival
Friday 19th to Sunday 28th January – Tamworth, NSW

Tanya Cornish
Sunday 27th January – Yamaha Showcase, Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW

That Red Head
Friday 26th January – Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 28th January – The Longyard, Tamworth, NSW

The Ahern Brothers
Wednesday 31st January – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Thursday 1st February – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Friday 2nd February – 63 First Ave, Sawtell, NSW

The April Family
Saturday 27th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW

The Backsliders
Sunday 28th January – Waterfront Cafe Church Point, Sydney, NSW

The Black Sorrows
Friday 26th January – Club Bowral, Bowral, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 28th January – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

The Bushwackers
Friday 26th January – The Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – The Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 28th January – The Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Demon Drink
Friday 26th January – Brooklyn Standard, Brisbane, QLD

The Djangologists
Tuesday 30th January – NIMA, Newcastle, NSW

The Emerald Ruby
Thursday 1st Feburary – Staves Brewery, Sydney, NSW

The Flood
Friday 26h January – The Tamwroth, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 28th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW

The Go Set
Friday 26th January – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC

The Gypsy Scholars
Saturday 27th January – Rics Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 2nd February – Lass O’Gowrie Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

The Heggarties
Saturday 27th January – Storytellers, Tamworth Golf Club, Tamworth, NSW

The Northern Folk
Saturday 27th January – Summer Sounds Festival, Bermagui, NSW

The Pigs
Friday 26th January – Longyard, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Longyard, Tamworth, NSW

The Swamp Stompers
Friday 26th January – Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads, NSW
Sunday 28th January – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 2nd February – Bellevue Hotel, Tuncurry, NSW

The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Friday 26th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW

The Teskey Brothers
Friday 26th January – Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2018, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th January – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC

The Weeping Willows
Friday 26th January – Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth – A Celebration of Acoustic Music, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Storytellers – Journeys Through Song, Tamworth Golf Club, Tamworth, NSW

The Wilson Pickers
Friday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

This is A Robbery w/ Quinton Trembath
Friday 26th January – Animal House, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 27th January – The Bakery, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 30th January – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 31st January – The Lass, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 2nd February – Newtown Cemetery, Sydney, NSW

Waywardbreed
Saturday 27th January – Charles Weston Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Whistle Dixie
Friday 26th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 28th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW

Witches Leap and Pukichi
Friday 2nd February – Illawarra Folk Club, City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

Western Australia Circus Festival
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January – Perth, WA

Yabun Festival
Friday 26th January – Victoria Park, Sydney, NSW

Zane Thompson
Friday 26th January – Tempe Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Ryebuck Shearer” – The Bushwackers

Watch the New Video from The Bushwackers, “Waltzing Australia”

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Legendary bush band The Bushwackers have released the video for their new track “Waltzing Australia”. The video features guest vocals from the likes of Sara Storer and John Williamson alongside The Bushwackers’ Dobe Newton as well as a “bush choir” of backing vocals from some of Australian country and folk musics biggest names.

Check out the video below and see how many faces you recognise:

The Bushwackers will be making their way up to Tamworth for the Tamworth Country Music Festival this month. If you’re in town for the festival make sure you check out one of their shows:

Saturday 20th January – The Longyard, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Dag Sheep Station, Nundle, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Shoppingworld, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 27th January – The Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 28th January – The Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 15th September

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Bush music legends The Bushwackers released their new single “Waltzing Australia” featuring guest vocals from Sara Storer and John Williamson. Details here

– The Mullum Music Festival has announced the Mullum Music Festival Opening Night Gala lineup including Mama Kin, Harry James Angus, Suzannah Espie, Lindi Ortega, The Teskey Brothers, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Wallis Bird, Greg Sheehan, Ethno Folk Orchestra and the Youth Mentorship winner. Details here

– Indie-folk singer-songwriter Diana Anaid released her new video “Can’t Apologise”. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Gretta Stanley released her new single “Spin Around”. Details here

Billy Bragg covered Anaïs Mitchell’s track “Why We Build The Wall”, slotting it very well into today’s political climate. Details here

– American bluegrassers Foghorn Stringband return to Australia for a tour this October. Details here

– This week’s Bluegrass @ Yulli’s will feature Golden Whistler. Details here

– Dashville Skyline announced additional artists for their Sunday Wind Down including Ben Ely, The Safety Of Life At Sea, Burger Joint, Dave Wells, James Thomson, Ahlia Rain and Georgie Jones. Details here

TinPan Orange released their new single “Wanderers” and announced an October and November tour. Details here

– Melbourne Americana and bluegrass duo The Weeping Willows announced an East Coast tour. Details here

– The John Butler Trio released their new single “Bully”. Details here

– The Fleurieu Folk Festival announced their 2017 headliners including Kristina Olsen, Ken Nicol, Greg Champion, Co-cheòl, The BordererS, Tom Richardson, Alan Gogoll and Fiona Ross. Details here

Angus & Julia Stone released their new video “Chateau”. Details here

– Melbourne’s Mitch Power released his new video “Do It Till I Die”. Details here

Releases This Week

Angus and Julia Stone
SnowAngus & Julia Stone
iTunes

Ben Ely
Strange Tales of Drugs & Lost LoveBen Ely
Official Site

My Queen
My QueenDiana Anaid
iTunes

Lisa Mitchell
When They Play That SongLisa Mitchell
iTunes

The Lone Bellow
Walk Into A StormThe Lone Bellow
iTunes

The Orbweavers
Deep LeadsThe Orbweavers
iTunes

Willie Watson
Folksinger Vol. 2Willie Watson
iTunes

Cat Stevens
The Laughing AppleYusuf Islam
iTunes

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Americana Music Association of Australia Newcastle and WA Launch

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The Americana Music Association of Australia is going out all guns blazing this week with launch shows in York, WA and Newcastle, NSW. The York show features Wayward Johnson, Helen Shanahan, The Jaycos, The Justin Walshe Folk Machine and Tom Fisher & The Layabouts while over in Newcastle you’ll be able to catch Eagle & The Wolf, Magpie Diaries, Lou Bradley, Nicholas Connors, Dearly Departed and Dan Southward. Two shows definitely not to be missed.

Saturday 16th September – York Castle Hotel, York, WA
Thursday 21st September – The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 15th to Monday 18th September – Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Festival, Kandanga, QLD

A Medieval Affayre feat. The Crooked Fiddle Band
Sunday 17th September – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Áine Tyrrell
Thursday 21st September – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

Alanna and Alicia
Friday 15th September – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 15th to Saturday 17th September – Turning Wave Festival, Yass, NSW

Alice Terry
Friday 15th September – Secret Show, Sydney, NSW

Americana Music Association of Australia Newcastle Launch feat. Eagle & The Wolf, Magpie Diaries, Lou Bradley, Nicholas Connors, Dearly Departed, Dan Southward
Thursday 21st September – The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Americana Music Association of Australia WA Launch feat. Wayward Johnson, Helen Shanahan, The Jaycos, The Justin Walshe Folk Machine, Tom Fisher and the Layabouts
Saturday 16th September – York Castle Hotel, York, WA

Americana Sunday Sessions feat. Karin Page
Sunday 17th September – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Angus & Julia Stone w/ Ruel
Thursday 21st September – Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Anna Smyrk
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW
Tuesday 19th September – Queen St Mall, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 20th September – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 22nd September – Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay, NSW

Ashlea Reale
Friday 15th September – The Bank Gallery Space, Carnamah, WA
Wednesday 20th September – Indi Bar, Perth, WA
Friday 22nd September – Dôme Waikiki, Waikiki, WA

BANFF
Friday 15th September – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 16th September – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 21st September -The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Ben Ely
Thursday 21st September – Record Crate, Sydney, NSW
Friday 22nd September – Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC

Benny Walker
Friday 15th September – Basement Discs Instore, Melbourne, VIC

Best Music Girls feat. Merpire, Christine Jane, Hannah Robinson
Thursday 21st September – Best Music Warehouse, Sydney, NSW

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. Golden Whistler
Wednesday 20th September – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Canyon
Friday 15th September – Caravan Music Club, Melbourne, VIC

Captain Apples
Friday 15th September – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Clare Bowditch
Friday 15th September – The Sound Doctor Presents, Anglesea, VIC

Co-cheòl
Friday 15th September – St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 17th September – Yarrunga Community Centre, Croydon Hills, VIC

Coast Acoustics Music Festival
Saturday 16th September – Gold Coast, QLD

Cyclo Timik, The Old Married Couple, Jemma Nicole
Friday 15th September – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Damien Dempsey
Friday 15th September – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 16th September – Manning Bar, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 17th September – Badlands Bar, Perth, WA

Dan Sultan
Friday 15th September – HQ, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 16th September – Metro City, Perth, WA
Thursday 21st September – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 22nd September – Max Watt’s, Brisbane, QLD

Dan Tuffy
Thursday 21st September – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Diana Anaid
Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Fest, Nimbin, NSW

Emma Russack
Saturday 16th September – The Fitzroy Pinnacle, Melbourne, VIC

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 22nd September – School of Arts Hall, Burren Junction, NSW

Folk By The Sea
Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September – Kiama, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. John Mason, Hannah Matysek, Paul Mason
Wednesday 20th September – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Gallie
Thursday 21st September – Star Hotel, Yackandandah, VIC

Garrett Kato
Thursday 21st September – Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW

Gold Coast Acoustics Music Festival
Saturday 16th September – Gold Coast, QLD

Grant Arthur and the Jazz Musicians
Sunday 17th September – The Fitzroy Pinnacle, Melbourne, VIC

Great Aunt
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW
Thursday 21st September – The Bellingen Brewery & Co., Bellingen, NSW

Guildford Banjo Jamboree
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Guildford, VIC

Hannah Matysek
Wednesday 20th September – FolksWagon, Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 22nd September – Newtown Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Harry Hookey
Thursday 21st September – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Hooting & Howling feat. Julia Johnson
Wednesday 20th September – The Butterfly Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 21st September – The Butterfly Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 22nd September – The Butterfly Club, Melbourne, VIC

Irish Rebel Night
Saturday 16th September – The Quiet Man, Melbourne, VIC

James Bennett
Friday 15th September – Latin Loafer, Port Macquarie, NSW
Sunday 17th September – Leadbelly Newtown, Sydney, NSW

Jed Rowe
Friday 15th September – The Chapel, Burnie, TAS
Saturday 16th September – Mountain Mumma, Sheffield, TAS

Jen Mize and Mitch Power
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW
Friday 22nd September – Two Goats, Armidale, NSW

Joe Mungovan and Greta Stanley
Friday 15th September – Penny Black, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 22nd September – Anitas Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Jordan Merrick
Saturday 16th September – Kilcoy BBQ and Beer Festival, Kilcoy, QLD

Justin Bernasconi & Cookie Baker
Saturday 16th September – Bayview Country Art Club, Bittern, VIC

Karl S Williams
Friday 15th September – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 16th September – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 22nd September – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Kate Wadey & George Washingmachine
Wednesday 20th September – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Kelly Brouhaha
Saturday 16th September – The Muswellbrook Hotel, Muswellbrook, NSW
Sunday 17th September – Lass O’Gowrie Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 22nd September – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

Kilcoy BBQ and Beer Festival
Saturday 16th September – Kilcoy, QLD

Kim Churchill
Friday 15th September – Unibar, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 16th September – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 21st September – The Jack, Cairns, QLD
Friday 22nd September – The Office, Townsville, QLD

Kimberley Wheeler & Roz Girvan
Sunday 17th September – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Lazy Colts
Sunday 17th September – Labour In Vain, Melbourne, VIC

Lily & King
Saturday 16th September – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Lizzie Flynn
Friday 15th September – Coast Acoustics Festival Fringe, Nerang, QLD
Saturday 16th September – House Concert, Rathdownie, QLD
Sunday 17th September – Irons & Craig Cafe, Yamba, NSW
Tuesday 19th September – Queen St. Hall, Wingham, NSW
Wednesday 20th September – Upper Lansdowne Hall, Taree, NSW
Thursday 21st September – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 22nd to Saturday 23rd September – Folk By The Sea, Kiama, NSW

Madison Violet
Friday 15th September – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 16th September – Courthouse Auburn, Clare Valley, SA
Wednesday 20th September – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 21st September – Sussex Inlet Surf Club, Sussex Inlet, NSW
Friday 22nd September – The Dungeon, Newcastle, NSW

Mark Olson
Friday 22nd September – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW

Mark Wilkinson
Saturday 16th September – House Concert, Kew, VIC
Sunday 17th September – House Concert, Doncaster East, VIC
Thursday 21st September – House Concert, Belmont, VIC
Friday 22nd September – House Concert, Wyndham Vale, VIC

Mat Black
Sunday 17th September – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne Celtic Piping Session
Sunday 17th September – Exford Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Melody Moko
Sunday 17th September – The Black Sheep, Corryong, VIC
Friday 22nd September – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Mem Davis
Saturday 16th September – The Yo-Yo Bar, Wollongong, NSW

Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Fest
Friday 15th to Monday 18th September – Upper Kandanga, Mary Valley, QLD

Montgomery Church
Friday 15th September – Blackheath Community Hall, Blackheath, NSW

Nimbin Roots Festival
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin, NSW

Oscar Lush
Saturday 16th September – The Diggers Store, Castlemaine, VIC

Out of Abingdon
Friday 15th September – Brisbane Jazz Club, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 16th September – Gold Coast Acoustic Music Festival, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 17th September – Iron and Craig Café, Yamba, NSW

Papa Pilko and The Binrats w/ Hemmingway
Thursday 21st September – Hotel Steyne, Manly, NSW

Patrick James
Friday 15th September – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Pierce Brothers
Friday 15th September – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 16th September – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Thursday 21st September – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 22nd September – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Queen Porter Stomp
Friday 15th September – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Raised By Eagles
Saturday 16th September – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Sunday 17th September – Torquay Bowls Club, Torquay, VIC

Roadhouses
Sunday 17th September – Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Rockabilly Night of Mayhem feat. Voodoo Rhythm Shakers, Fire Down Below, That Red Head
Saturday 16th September – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Skyscraper Stan w/ Georgia State Line, The Weeping Willows
Sunday 17th September – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

Tempus Sun, Obscura Hail, High Society
Friday 15th September – Ding Dong Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Tex, Don & Charlie
Friday 15th September – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Saturday 16th September – Brisbane Festival, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 19th September – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 20th September – Badlands Bar, Perth, WA
Friday 22nd September – The Prince Of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, WA

The Blues Tram feat. Geoffrey Williams, DIGG
Saturday 16th September – The Blues Tram, Bendigo, VIC

The Button Collective
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW
Thursday 21st September – Temperance Society, Sydney, NSW

The Cope Street Parade
Saturday 16th September – The Rooks Return, Melbourne, VIC

The Demon Drink
Sunday 17th September – Limes Hotel, Brisbane, QLD

The Gadflys
Friday 22nd September – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

The Johnny Can’t Dance Cajun Band w/ Craig Woodward & Jeremy Marcotte
Sunday 17th September – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

The Maladies
Friday 22nd September – The Botany View, Sydney, NSW

The Roamin’ Jasmine
Sunday 17th September – Hardy’s Bay Club, Hardys Bay, NSW
Wednesday 20th September – Gin Lane, Belgrave, VIC
Thursday 21st September – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 22nd September – Private Show, Reservoir, VIC

The Teskey Brothers
Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September – Wave Rock Weekender, Hyden, WA

The Weeping Willows
Sunday 17th September – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 22nd September – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Tim Guy
Friday 15th September – The Taproom Shedshaker Brewing, Castlemaine, VIC

Timothy James Bowen
Thursday 21st September – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Tobias
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW

Tori Forsyth
Saturday 16th September – Cobar Golf Club, Cobar, NSW

Triffid Acoustics feat. Byron Short
Wednesday 20th September – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Turning Wave Festival
Friday 15th to Saturday 17th September – Yass, NSW

Twilight in Tulsa
Friday 15th September – Oscar’s Alehouse, Belgrave, VIC

Ukes of Hazard
Saturday 16th September – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Vanishing Shapes, Ungus Ungus Ungus, Deepsea Lights
Friday 22nd September – The Townie, Sydney, NSW

Vardos
Friday 22nd September – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Wave Rock Festival
Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September – Hyden, WA

Wilson & White
Friday 15th September – The Drunken Poet, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 17th September – Yarra Valley Grand Hotel, Yarra Glen, VIC

Z-Stay Delta
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Fest, QLD
Thursday 21st September – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 22nd September – Miami Marketta, Miami, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Aragon Mill” – Transatlantic Sessions feat. Karen Matheson, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tim O’Brien

Listen to the New Single from The Bushwackers “Waltzing Australia”

The Bushwackers
Image Courtesy of The Bushwackers

The latest single from The Bushwackers’ new album The Hungry Mile is the song “Waltzing Australia”.

Written by singer-songwriter Colin Buchanan about the migrant experience, the track features guest vocals from Sara Storer and John Williamson alongside Dobe Newton.

Check out “Waltzing Australia” below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 28th April

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Melbourne folk-pop duo Pierce Brothers have announced details of their upcoming EP The Records Were Ours and national tour dates in May. Details here

– Country-rock band Raised By Eagles released their new single “Shape & Line”. Details here

– We premiered the new video from the John Flanagan Trio, “Beauty On The Bottom”. Details here

Busby Marou released their touching new video “Paint This Land” for ANZAC Day. Details here

– Australian bush music legends The Bushwackers released their new single “Dirt Under My Nails”. Details here

– Sydney jam night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s announced The Tawny Owl Stringband as their May feature artist. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Bill Jackson released his new video “Double Shot”. Details here

– American singer-songwriter Pieta Brown released her new video “Rosine”. Details here

Interviews

“The new album is definitely the most rock and roll sounding album of all my work,” Stringer says, after playing to a full house at the 2017 Candelo Village Festival. “The lead sound I’m getting now is definitely much more developed than when I was playing acoustic”Liz Stringer chats to Elizabeth Walton. Interview here

Reviews

Track by Track

“Avid journaler, constant traveller and part time accordionist, Quinton Trembath, has returned to punk influenced acoustic guitar to chronicle his stories of friends and places. Just six months after releasing his first EP, Tuns of Fun, Trembath is back with new EP Good days, These Days, recorded in Hobart with the help of Cal Young and Hannah Morrell” – Track by Track here

Gigs

“Dreaming of the weekend? Wishing you could have another 4 days off? Well, step back in time to the Easter Weekend with our 5 things we learned at Bluesfest”KT Bell recounts the 5 things she learnt at Bluesfest. Review here

Releases This Week

Blonde on Blonde
50 Years Of Blonde On BlondeOld Crow Medicine Show
iTunes

Quinton
Good Days These DaysQuinton Trembath
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Davidson Brothers

Davidson Brothers

Davidson Brothers launch their amaizng new album All You Need Is Music’ in Melbourne.

Friday 28th April – Longhorn Saloon, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Appalachian Heaven Stringband
Monday 1st May – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Argyle Sun Sets feat. Katey Brooks, Lola Sola, Hollie Col
Sunday 30th April – Upstairs at Fred’s, Camden, NSW

Australian Celtic Festival
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th May – Glen Innes, NSW

BATTS
Sunday 30th April – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Ben Wright Smith
Friday 28th April – Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Sunday 30th April – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Thursday 4th May – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 5th May – Charles Sturt Univesity, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Billy Bragg
Friday 28th April – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Bob Evans
Wednesday 3rd May – Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba, NSW
Friday 5th May – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

CANS w/ Alison Ferrier and The Happy Lonesome Duo
Friday 28th April – Tago Mago Club, Melbourne, VIC

Captain Spalding, Lachlan Bryan, The Weeping Willows
Sunday 30th April – Functions By The Bay, Frankston, VIC

Chloe & Jason Roweth, MaD aDaM
Saturday 29th April – Loaded Dog Folk Club, Sydney NSW

Dana Hassall
Saturday 29th April – Surfbeach Cafe, Narooma, NSW

Daniel Champagne
Sunday 30th April – Redcliffe On The Murray, Pinjarra, WA
Tuesday 2nd May – Little Village Music, Dunsborough, WA
Wednesday 3rd May – Mojos Bar, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 4th May – Four5Nine, Perth, WA
Friday 5th May – Town Hall, Yabberup, WA

Davidson Brothers
Friday 28th April – Longhorn Saloon, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 5th May – Goldmines Hotel, Bendigo, VIC

Diamond Duck
Friday 5th May – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

FolkSwagon feat. Ella Belfanti, Cecilia Brandolini, Slow Ships
Wednesday 3rd May – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Frankston Music Festival
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th April – Frankston, VIC

Galilee Blockade Support Concert feat. Alannah Russach, Leah Flanagan, Steph Miller, Ricky Pann, Mark Lucas
Sunday 30th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Gena Rose Bruce
Thursday 4th May – The Tramway, Melbourne, VIC

Grigoryan Brothers
Friday 28th April – Birds Basement, Melbourne, VIC

Hootenanny feat. When Hawk met Sparrow
Sunday 30th April – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Jeff Lang
Friday 5th May – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD

Jemma Nicole & Mitch Power
Friday 28th April – LongPlay, Melbourne, VIC

Jo Meares and the Silver Bullets
Saturday 29th April – Tago Mago, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 30th April – Labour in Vain, Melbourne, VIC

Kasey Chambers
Friday 28th April – Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton, WA
Saturday 29th April – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Sunday 30th April – Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood, WA
Tuesday 2nd May – Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury, WA
Thursday 4th May – Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany, WA
Friday 5th May – Esperance Civic Centre, Esperance, WA

Kelly Brouhaha
Friday 28th April – Billyroy’s Blues Bar, Bendigo, VIC

Kirsty Bromley
Sunday 30th April Shakespeare on the River Festival, Stratford, VIC

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes and The Weeping Willows
Friday 5th May – Suttons House Of Music, Ballarat, VIC

Little Wise
Wednesday 3rd May – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC

Liz Stringer
Friday 28th April – Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Saturday 29th April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 30th April – Torquay Bowls Club, Torquay, VIC

Lost Highway Bluegrass Festival
Friday 5th to Sunday 7th May – Karuah, NSW

Mick Thomas
Friday 5th May – Basement Discs, Melbourne, VIC

Oh Pep!
Friday 28th April – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Quinton Trembath
Saturday 29th April – Station Bar, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 30th April – The Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Rich Davies & The Low Road
Friday 28th April – Two Goats Cafe and Baa, Armidale, NSW
Saturday 29th April – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Round Mountain Girls
Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May – Wintermoon Festival, Cameron’s Pocket, QLD

Songsters in support of the Galilee Blockade feat. Alannah Russack, Steph Miller, Ricky Pann, Mark Lucas
Sunday 30th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

The 4 Divas feat. Jackie Marshall, Aine Tyrrell, Lucie Thorne, Melanie Horsnell
Saturday 29th April – Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre, Bega, NSW

The Beekeepers
Saturday 29th April – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

The Button Collective
Friday 28th April – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW

The Co-Ground Folk Show feat. The Bean Project, Susy Blue, Charm of Finches, Khristian Mizzi, Someday June
Friday 5th May – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

The East Pointers
Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May – The Planting Festival, Woodford, QLD

The Last Jar Mussel Festival feat. Fat Cousin Skinny, Louisa Wise
Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th April – The Last Jar, Melbourne, VIC

The Mae Trio
Friday 28th April – Night Quarter, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 30th April – Brewery, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 5th to Sunday 7th May – Vocal Ranges Festival, Kyneton, VIC

The McClymonts
Friday 28th April – CEX Coffs, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Saturday 29th April – Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 5th May – Dee Why RSL, Dee Why, NSW

The Northern Folk w/ The Bean Project
Wednesday 3rd May – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

The Planting Festival
Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May – Woodford, QLD

The Royal Parks w/ Slow Motion Picture, AmarinaWaters
Saturday 29th April – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

The Sauerkrauts
Sunday 30th April – The Metropole Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW

The Spooky Men’s Chorale
Saturday 29th April – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 30th April – The Capital, Bendigo, VIC

The Sydney Square Dance feat. Narrownecks
Saturday 29th April – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

Tim Moxam & Liz Stringer
Thursday 4th May – The Lush Factory, Tilba Tilba, NSW
Friday 5th May – House Concert, Nowra, NSW

Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife
Friday 5th May – Longhorn Saloon, Melbourne, VIC

Vanishing Shapes
Sunday 30th April – The Sunken Monkey, Erina, NSW

Vocal Ranges Festival
Friday 5th to Sunday 7th May – Kyneton, VIC

Wide Open Space Festival
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th April – Ross River Resort, Alice Springs, NT

William Crighton
Friday 5th May – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

Wintermoon Festival
Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May – Cameron’s Pocket, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Annabelle Lee” – Sarah Jarosz

Listen to the New Single from The Bushwackers “Dirt Under My Nails”

Bushwackers
Image Courtesy of The Bushwackers

The latest single from Australian bush music legends The Bushwackers’ latest album The Hungry Mile is “Dirt Under My Nails”. The track was written by Melbourne based songwriter Rich Davies about the migrant experience in Australia.

“This is a great song from Rich Davies in Melbourne,” guitarist, Roger Corbett said. “It came out of a songwriting project involving the use of historical photos and professional songwriters who crafted songs from the images in those photos. It tells the familiar story of an Italian migrant building his life in Australia.”

“We want listeners of The Hungry Mile to take away a sense of pride in our history,” singer Dobe Newton added. “We would like them to take away the humour, the strength and the pride that is embodied in Australian culture of today and from our past.”

Take a listen to “Dirt Under My Nails” below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 22nd July

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Sydney singer-songwriter Tom Stephens released his new video “Down To Rest”. Details here

– The Mullum Music Festival announced its first round of artists for 2016 including Eilen Jewell, The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer, Julien Baker, Henry Wagons & The Only Children, Matt Andersen, Suzannah Espie, William Crighton, Lior, Bobby Alu and the Palm Royale, Sahara Beck, Hat Fitz & Cara, Jordie Lane and many more. Details here

Passenger released his new track “Somebody’s Love” and announced a new album. Details here

– Sydney singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin released her new video “Leadlight”, announced details of her upcoming album and revealed tour dates at the end of the month. Details here

– Legendary bush band The Bushwackers released their new video “Leave It In The Ground”. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Josh Rennie-Hynes released his new video “Picture Frame”. Details here

Releases This Week

Bear's Den
Red Earth & Pouring RainBear’s Den
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Bill Jackson

Bill Jackson

This coming Thursday Americana singer-songwriter Bill Jackson will launch his amazing new album The Wayside Ballads Vol 2 in his home town of Melbourne. Joining him on stage will be some of the countries best and brightest players including Pete Fidler (dobro), Hamish Davidson (fiddle, banjo, guitar), Lachlan Davidson (fiddle, mandolin, guitar), Cat Canteri (drums) and Ben Franz (double bass). Definitely not a show to be missed.

Thursday 28th July – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Áine Tyrrell
Sunday 24th July – Triffid Roots, The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 28th July – The End, Brisbane, QLD

Bill Jackson
Friday 22nd July – The Lomond Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 28th July – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Colin Jones & The Delta Revue
Friday 29th July – Howlin’ Wolf, Wollongong, NSW

Colin Lillie
Saturday 23rd July – Epilogue, Alice Springs, NT

FolkSwagon feat. Sam Newton, Leah Senior, Alex The Astronaut, The Delta Revue
Wednesday 27th July – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

From the Dirty Swamp to Mexico feat. Bonnie Kay and the Plan B Band, Dusty Ravens, Queen Porter Stomp
Friday 29th July – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Green Room Banjo Sessions
Tuesday 26th July – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Hootenanny feat. Sam Newton
Sunday 24th July – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Imogen Clark
Friday 22nd July – Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC

Jake Bugg
Friday 22nd July to Sunday 24th July – Splendour in the Grass, NSW
Tuesday 26th July – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 27th July – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 29th July – Metro City, Perth, WA

Josh Pyke w/ Jack Carty
Friday 22nd July – White Star Hotel, Albany, WA
Saturday 23rd July – Dunsborough Tavern, Dunsborough, WA
Sunday 24th July – Northshore Tavern, Hilarys, WA
Thursday 28th July – Tapas Lounge Bar, Devonport, TAS
Friday 29th July – Country Club Showroom, Launceston, TAS

Julia Jacklin
Wednesday 27th July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 28th July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 29th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Leah Flanagan
Saturday 23rd July – Sunset Studio, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 24th July – Front Bar and Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Leah Senior, Leroy Lee
Friday 22nd July – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Live Acoustic Podcast Record with Danny Yau
Wednesday 27th July – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Lloyd Spiegel
Friday 29th July – The Gold Dust Lounge, Hotel Shamrock, Bendigo, VIC

Peasant Moon, Mitch Power
Saturday 23rd July – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Rhythms Magazine presents The Americana Sessions feat. The Bakersfield Glee Club, Little Georgia, The Weeping Willows
Thursday 28th July – The Oxford Circus, Sydney, NSW

Splendour in the Grass
Friday 22nd July to Sunday 24th July – Byron Bay, NSW

Sweet Jean
Sunday 24th July – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, SA

The Spooky Men’s Chorale Present “Warm”
Saturday 23rd July – Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW

The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Sunday 24th July – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

The Vanishing Shapes
Sunday 24th July – Hotel Blue, Katoomba, NSW

Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife
Friday 22nd July – Transwells Commercial Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 23rd July – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC

Triffid Country w/ Harmony James, Sian Evans, Phil Smith, Ben Bunting
Friday 22nd July – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

William Crighton and Claire Anne Taylor
Friday 22nd July – The Oxford Circus, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 23rd July – Rad Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 24th July – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 29th July – Basement Discs, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 29th July – Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Angeline the Baker/Sal’s Got Mud Between Her Toes” – The Wayfarers

Watch “Leave It In The Ground”, the New Video from The Bushwackers – Copyright The Bushwackers

The Bushwackers
Image Courtesy of The Bushwackers

Legendary bush band The Bushwackers have just released their brand new single and video “Leave It In The Ground”. Folk music and the protest movement have long been interlinked and The Bushwackers are adding to that tradition with this track, protesting the take over of farming and rural landscapes for the profit of mining and energy companies.

Check out the video for “Leave It In The Ground” below:

First Round Of Artists Announced for Port Fairy Folk Festival 2016

Mary Black
Image Courtesy of Mary Black

It looks like we’re well and truly into that time of year when the major folk festivals start announcing their lineups. The next cab off the rank is the Port Fairy Folk Festival, arguably one of Australia’s top folk events, which next year will be held from the 11th to the 14th March.

The Port Fairy Folk Festival enters its 40th year in 2016 so as you’d expect the lineup is going to be huge. The first round of artists did not disappoint either – announced this time around were Ayleen O’Hanlon, Claymore, DakhaBrakha (Ukraine), Dave Arden, Eric Bogle, Fourplay, Grigoryan Brothers, John McCutcheon (USA), Katie Noonan’s Vanguard, Lloyd Spiegel, Manran (Scotland), Mary Black (Ireland, above), Moxie (Ireland), Nicky Bomba’s Bustamento, Pierce Brothers, Ruby Boots, Steve Poltz (USA), Sara Storer, Shellie Morris, Suzannah Espie, The Bushwackers, The East Pointers (Canada), The Ugly Uncles, Truckstop Honeymoon (USA), Three Kings, The Woohoo Revue and The Young’uns (UK) with plenty more to come.

Tickets for the 2016 Port Fairy Folk Festival are already on sale. Check out the official web site for more information.

Happy St Patrick’s Day – The Craic live at The Quiet Man

The Craic
Image Courtesy of the National Museum of Australia

A couple of years ago the National Museum of Australia put together a series of videos on Youtube, hosted by Jimeoin, on Irish Music in Australia. Titled “The Craic live at The Quiet Man” the series covers tunes, songs and dance and really celebrates the Irish tradition in this country.

As it’s St Patrick’s Day we thought we’d bring you the entire series to provide you with a soundtrack for the day.

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