The Brisbane (Fringe) Bluegrass Festival

The Company
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Next month two of Timber and Steel‘s favourite artists – The Company and Starboard Cannons – will be taking over The West End Sessions in Brisbane as part of the Brisbane Fringe Festival. Touted as the Brisbane (Fringe) Bluegrass Festival, the night will take place on the 15th August.

For more information check out the official Facebook event here or head over to WestEndSessions.com.


Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass Announces First Round of Artists for 2015

Wilson Pickers
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After a successful inaugural event in 2014 the Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass returns in 2015 with an already amazing lineup. Held in Bangalow in the Byron hinterland, the Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass will this year take place on the 7th and 8th August.

The first round of artists for Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass were announced last week and it’s looking pretty exciting. The lineup so far includes the likes of The Wilson Pickers (above), The Company, Green Mohair Suits, Hussy Hicks, Sian Evans, The Button Collective and the Cath Cooper All-Stars.

The Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass will feature an old-time variety show on the opening night, a picker’s competition and of course the now famous low ‘n’ slow BBQ competition.

For more information about Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass check out the official site here.

Review: 24 Hours at the Blue Mountains Music Festival 2015

BMMF
All Photos by Sarah Turier

I bumped into a friend of mine right at the beginning of this year’s Blue Mountains Music Festival and was surprised to see him. While my friend has a passing interest in folk music I was surprised to see him in Katoomba, especially as he’d driven over 6 hours to be there.

When pressed on why he’d made the journey he looked at me with his own surprise.

“What do you mean why did I come?” He said. “The blues lineup is amazing!”

And that is what the Blue Mountains Music Festival is all about. For me it’s a folk festival. For my friend it’s a blues festival. For someone else it might be a rock or roots or something else festival. The Blue Mountains Music Festival is exactly what you make it.

This year I only managed 24 hours at the Blue Mountains Music Festival due to an unscheduled bout of food poisoning (unlikely from the festival itself) sent me back down the mountains to the safety of my own bathroom, but while I was there I saw some amazing music.

The festival kicked off on a cold and misty Friday night. The crowds were thin as many of the punters were waiting for the weekend proper before heading up the mountain from Sydney. This meant we were eased into the Blue Mounatins Music Festival flitting between venues, getting up close and personal with some amazing artists and loving the fact we could finally crack out our winter woolies.

Castlecomer

The night saw some amazingly diverse musicians take to the stage. From the blues guitar mastery of Nick Charles to the bluegrass mastery of The Company to the epic indie-folk of Castlecomer, the opening night threw up some of the festival’s most exciting acts and I was so lucky to be a part of it.

As always The Company were a highlight, effortlessly huddled around a single microphone creating some of the countries most beautiful music. I’ve seen The Company live so many times but they never fail to amaze me – both their expert musical craft and their charismatic stage presence make their their performances must-see at any event.

The Company

Saturday morning presented a much drier, more bustling festival with locals, Sydney-siders and more making their way through the gates. There was a palpable buzz in the air all around Katoomba as the cafes and bakery filled to overflowing with punters fortifying themselves for the day of music ahead.

Rowena Wise

And what a day of music it was. Before my food poisoning got the better of me I managed to catch sets from Leah Flanagan in fine full band form, the incomparable old timey charms of The Whitetop Mountaineers (with special guest fiddle from The Company’s George Jackson), stunning singer-songwriter Rowena Wise and the blues mastery of Phil Wiggins and Dom Turner.

The Whitetop Mountaineers, favourites of the Australian folk festival circuit, were by far the highlights. Their simple, home town approach to bluegrass and old timey sucks the audience in and keeps them mesmerised throughout their set. And watching Martha Spencer clog dance is just a treat.

Whitetop Mountaineers

The Blue Mountains Music Festival seems to have found the perfect balance. Wedging itself between the Port Fairy and National Folk Festival/Bluesfest guarantees a high calibre of artists not normally seen at a small town event. And its proximity to Sydney makes it easy for day trippers or weekend getaways from the big city. But it still feels like an intimate, community focused event, probably because it’s mostly set on the grounds of a school and the local volunteers are front and centre.

If you’ve never been been to the Blue Mountains Music Festival then I suggest next March you make the trek up the mountains just to see what all the fuss is about.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 14th November

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Lisa Mitchell released her video for her new single “Wah Ha”. Details here

– After revealing her new single “Swimming Pool” Emmy The Great has now given us details of her forthcoming EP S. Details here

The Staves announced details of their upcoming Justin Veronon produced album If I Was. Details here

– Brisbane’s Sahara Beck released her new video “Pretender”. Details here

The Decemberists revealed their first new track, “Make You Better”. Details here

José González released his new single “Every Age”. Details here

– Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Mangan released his new single “Mouthpiece”. Details here

– Brisbane’s Brad Butcher released his new video “Believer”. Details here

– The November edition of Bluegrass @ Yulli’s is this Wednesday and will feature Catgut. Details here

– US bluegrass trio The Kruger Brothers will be touring Queensland with The Company from the end of this month. Details here

Rodrigo y Gabriela will perform sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne when they’re in the country next year for Bluesfest. Details here

– Sydney duo Betty & Oswald have released a new single, “Fragile Little Lover”, as well as announcing an east coast tour. Details here

The Spooky Men’s Chorale have a very special gig planned in Canberra next week. Details here

– There will be a new live album from Shane Nicholson released next week, Pitch, Roll & Yaw. Details here

Interviews

“I’m a man from the 90s, so i grew up listening to all that “grunge” stuff. Eventually I started to break away from that and found great music in the roots of rock and blues, 70s rock, great songwriters that thrill me like Nick Drake, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Johnny Mitchell, Silvio Rodriguez, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen. Today I listen to all the new folk like Bon Iver, Iron and wine, Jose Gonzalez, Elliot Smith, Bonnie Prince Billie. Saying that, I listen to a great variety of music really different to what I am doing”Pierrot chats to Aiden Quinn

Releases This Week

New Moon
New MoonSarah Humphreys
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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

The Wilson Pickers

Wilson Pickers

The Wilson Pickers return with a series of reunion gigs in and around Melbourne this weekend. These guys have been doing the folk revival thing longer than most and are definitely worth checking out in these rare live dates

Friday 14th November – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 15th November – Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood, VIC
Sunday 16th November – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Betty & Oswald
Saturday 15th November – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 21st November – Howlin’ Wolf, Wollongong, NSW

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. Catgut
Wednesday 19th November – Yulli’s, Syndey, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 14th November – SSA Club, Albury, NSW
Saturday 15th November – Unbridled Festival, Canberra, ACT (Full Band)
Thursday 20th November – The Bridge, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 21st November – Caravan Club, Oakleigh, VIC

Cat Canteri
Friday 14th November – The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
Saturday 15th November – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

C.W. Stoneking
Friday 14th November – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 15th November – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 21st November – The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Daniel Lee Kendall
Friday 14th November – The Shebeen Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC

Davidson Brothers
Sunday 16th November – The B-East, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 17th November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars
Saturday 15th November – The Earl of Spencer Hotel, Albany, WA
Sunday 16th November – The Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA
Friday 21st November – The Boatshed, Manly, NSW

Festival of Small Halls feat. Andy Brown, The Mae Trio
Friday 14th November – St George, QLD
Saturday 15th November – Texas, QLD
Sunday 16th November – Nerang, QLD
Thursday 20th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW
Friday 21st November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Fred Smith
Saturday 15th November – MAD Gallery, Lancefield, VIC
Friday 21st November – Hornsby Folk Club, Hornsby, NSW

Georgia Fair
Friday 14th November – Easy Tiger, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 15th November – John Curtin Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Hat Fitz and Cara
Friday 14th November – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Saturday 15th November – Katoomba RSL Club, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 16th November – The Vanguard, Newtown, NSW

Husky
Friday 14th November – Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 15th November – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 16th November – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 21st November – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD

Jack Carty
Friday 14th November – The Commons, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 16th November – Flow Espresso Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Thursday 20th November – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 21st November – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW

Jep and Dep
Friday 14th  November – Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW

Josh Pyke
Thursday 20th November – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 21st November – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC

Katie Noonan, Angie Hart, Melody Pool, Sam Buckingham
Friday 14th November – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 15th November – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 16th November – Lizotte’s Restaurant, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 21st November – The Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW

Lachlan Bryan and Harmony James
Friday 14th November – Parkes Services Club, Parkes, NSW
Sunday 16th November – Camelot Lounge, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 19th November – Hotel Imperial, Mount Victoria, NSW
Friday 21st November – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW

Lanie Lane
Saturday 15th November – The Hi Fi Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Little May
Sunday 16th November – Rad Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 21st November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Liz Stringer
Friday 14th November – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 15th November – Healesville Festival, Healesville, VIC
Sunday 16th November – Saints & Sailors, Portarlington, VIC
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Mark Moldre
Saturday 15th November – Unbridled Festival, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 16th November – Smith’s Alternative Bookstore, Canberra, ACT

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 14th November – Jive, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 15th November – Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA
Sunday 16th November – Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA

Mullum Music Festival
Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd November – Mullumbimby, NSW

One Up, Two Down and Dan Parsons
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th November – MountainGrass Fest, Harrietville, VIC
Wednesday 19th November – Jasmine’s House, Newstead, VIC
Thursday 20th November – The Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Sahara Beck
Friday 14th November – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Sunday 16th November – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Sarah Humphreys
Sunday 16th November – The Cheese Factory, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 20th November – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Steve Smyth
Friday 14th November – No.5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 15th November – The Bean Bar Cafe, Taree, NSW
Wednesday 19th November – Four5Nine, Perth, WA
Thursday 20th November – Prince Of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, WA
Friday 21st November – Redcliffe On The Murray, Pinjarra, WA

The Acfields
Friday 14th November – Acoustic Picnic (The Music Lounge), Sydney, NSW
Saturday 15th November – House Concert, Sutherland, NSW

The Pierce Brothers
Friday 14th November – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Saturday 15th November – AWME, Melbourne, VIC

The Tiger & Me
Saturday 15th November – The Toff, Melbourne, VIC

The Wilson Pickers
Friday 14th November – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 15th November – Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood, VIC
Sunday 16th November – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC

The Spooky Men’s Chorale
Thursday 20th November – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 21st November – Milton Theatre, South Coast, NSW

The Stetson Family
Sunday 16th November – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Timberwolf
Saturday 15th November – AWME, Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, VIC

Upstairs and Underground feat. Bears with Guns, Liam Gale & the Ponytails, Aether Beach
Saturday 15th November – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Trellick Tower” – Emmy The Great

The thing I love most about Emmy The Great’s songwriting is her ability to be both metaphorical and autobiographical at the same time. “Trellick Tower” is the final track from her 2011 album Virtue and documents the breakdown of her relationship after her finance became a born-again Christian. Beautiful stuff.

The Company Announce Tour With The Kruger Brothers

The Kruger Brothers
Image Courtesy of The Kruger Brothers

Renowned American bluegrass trio The Kruger Brothers will be making their Australian debut this month and they’re taking The Company along for the ride. The award winning trio have announced only a handful of shows and all of them are in Queensland so if you’re not local you better get your flights booked.

Check out the full list of The Kruger Brothers’ dates, featuring The Company in support, below:

Friday 28th November – The Princess Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 29th November – The Princess Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 30th November – Samford Hall, Samford, QLD
Friday 5th December – Maleny Community Hall, Maleny QLD
Sunday 7th December – Ocean View Winery, Mt Mee, QLD

Blue Mountains Music Festival Announces First Artists for 2015

John Butler
Image Courtesy of John Butler

It feels as though we’ve been bombarded with festival announcements over the last few weeks and that’s set to continue with the Blue Mountains Music Festival confirming the first round of artists for 2015. Held in Katoomba from the 13th to 15th March, next year will mark the 20th aniversary of the Blue Mountains Music Festival.

The lineup announced so far is pretty impressive and includes John Butler (above), Buffy Sainte-Marie, Dan Sultan, Daniel Champagne, Castlecomer, The Bearded Gypsy Band, Wagons, The Company, Leah Flanagan, All Our Exes Live in Texas, We Two Thieves, Jordie Lane, Perch Creek and many many more.

Tickets for the festival go on sale this month – for more information check out the official site here. The full list of artists so far are below:

John Butler, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Dan Sultan, Nick Charles, David Bridie, Dominic Turner & Phil Wiggins, Daniel Champagne, Chris While and Julie Matthews, Frank Yamma, Castlecomer, Fraser & Haas (UK & USA), Nuala Kenedy Band, Edwina Hayes, The Bearded Gypsy Band, Wagons, The Company, Himmerland (Denmark), Steve Poltz (USA), Heartstring Quartet (UK), Whitetop Mountaineers (USA), The Mighty Reapers, Leah Flanagan, Fiona Boyes, All Our Exes Live in Texas, The Baker Suite, Arabesk, Maru Tarang (India & Australia), Dewayne Everettsmith, Gordie Mackeeman & his Rhythm Boys (Canada), We Two Thieves, Yeshe & Calvin Welch, Tom Dockray, The Jordie Lane Duo, Perch Creek

Port Fairy Adds Its Second Round of Artists for 2015

Trouble in the Kitchen
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After drip feeding a couple of big name headliners (Buffy Sainte-Marie, Richard Thompson and Sinéad O’Connor) The Port Fairy Folk Festival released their official second round of artists for 2015.

The new additions include the likes of Davidson Brothers, Shane Howard, Wagons, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Lucy Wise Trio, Steve Smyth, The Company, Tracey McNeil & The Goodlife, Trouble in the Kitchen and many more.

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

Check out the full list of second round additions below:

Davidson Brothers, Fiona Boyles & The Fortune Tellers, Shane Howard, Frankie J Holden & Wilbur Wilde, Wagons, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Jo Jo Smith Band, Jodi Martin Band, Kamerunga, Kieran O’Connell & Shanakee, Lucy Wise Trio, Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence, Microwave Jenny, Steve Smyth, Sweethearts, The Baker Suite, Sky Scraper Stan & The Commission Flats, The Company, Tracey McNeil & The Goodlife, Trouble in the Kitchen, Whitetop Mountaineers

The Woodford Folk Festival Drops 2014 Lineup

Lau
Image Courtesy of Lau

There were a ton of folk festival announcements all over the weekend but the one that everyone is talking about is the 2014 Woodford Folk Festival lineup. The full musical program dropped yesterday with the usual mix of folk, roots, trad, singer-songwriter and I-don’t-know-why-they’re-at-a-folk-festival artists.

The lineup itself is too huge to list here (you can see it for yourself here) but the highlights include the likes of Violent Femmes (USA), The Cat Empire, Archie Roach, Nahko and Medicine for the People (USA), Jeff Lang, Lau (SCOT), Tiny Ruins (NZ), We Two Thieves, Shooglenifty (SCOT), Flap!, Husky, Lior, Mama Kin, Siskin River, Andrew Clermont, The Mae Trio, Fred Smith, Lucy Wise Trio, Oh Pep!, Betty & Oswald, The Company and so so so much more.

The Woodford Folk Festival takes place from the 27th December to the 1st January. For more information including how to get your hands on tickets check out the official site here.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 3rd October

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Josh Pyke announced the third and final round of dates for his Lone Wolf tour through regional NSW and VIC. Details here

– New Melbourne duo Broads featuring Kelly Day (The Nymphs, Wagons) and Jane Hendry (The Tiger & Me, The Nymphs) launch their debute EP tonight. Details here

– Candian alt-country songstress Lindi Ortega has announced headline shows when she’s in the country for Out On The Weekend. Details here

Rose Wintergreen is launching her new album in Melbourne this weekend. Details here

– The new clip for Rosie Catalano’s track “Hearts” featuring Jack Carty was released. Details here

Eddie Berman and Laura Marling have covered Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone”. Details here

– Brisbane bluegrass quartet The Company released a video for “The Red Bow”. Details here

Kasey Chambers released the new video for her track “Bittersweet” featuring Bernard Fanning. Details here

– The Port Fairy Folk Festival has announced its first round of artists for 2015 including Christine Anu, John Butler Trio, Charlie Musselwhite, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Ami Williamson, Ash & Bloom, Bobby & the Pins, Catherine Britt, Chris While & Julie Matthews, Enda Kenny Band, Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson, Himmerland, Jan Preston’s Boogie Circus, Jeff Lang, Jodi Martin, Jordie Lane, Lake Street Dive, Mark Seymour & the Undertow, Marlon Williams, Maru Tarang, Sharon Shannon Band, Steve Poltz, The Black Sorrows, The Chipolatas, The Orbweavers, The Yearlings and We Two Thieves. Details here

– The Porch Light Sessions have announced their October lineup including The Button Collective, Miss Elm and Direwolf. Details here

– Irish duo The Lost Brothers released their new video “Derridae”. Details here

Arbori released their new album Home and Homeless and have made it available as a free download. Details here

You+Me released their new video “Break the Cycle”. Details here

Katie Noonan’s curated Songs That Made Me album is released this month and she kicks off a tour with Angie Hart, Melody Pool and Sam Buckingham at the end of October. Details here

One Up, Two Down and Dan Parsons are hitting the road for a national spring tour. Details here

Lisa Mitchell released her new single “Wah-Ha”. Details here

Interviews

“Most of the songs as well are performed live which I think was important for us. We really wanted to make it representative. What you hear, apart from a couple of overdubs, is what was played in the room” – Sime Nugent and Alice Keath from Sweet Jean chat to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

“We’re very very tailored for busking. It’s just what made the most sense for our sort of act. But it’s different with everyone. Jack running around, doing all his flips, having the didgeridoo out are all good things to make people stop and buy a CD. And that’s what’s kept us going. If you don’t have those gimmicks it’s harder to make the money to keep it up”The Pierce Brothers chat to Gareth Hugh Evans. Details here

“I don’t think any of us were actively looking to make it a project. It was fun the first time we did it and then people kept asking us to play and then asking us to record a CD. Then we got a really great booking agent recently and he sort of made it a bit more serious. It’s still really fun and that’s kind of the main aim. We want to stay friends and we want to still have fun”All Our Exes Live In Texas chat to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Releases This Week

Home and Homeless
Home and HomelessArbori
Bandcamp

Levellers
Greatest HitsLevellers
iTunes

Lily O
Lily-OSam Amidon
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

Rosie and Julia
Rosie Catalano and Julia Why?
Wednesday 8th October – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Porch Light Sessions feat. The Button Collective, Miss Elm, Direwolf

Direwolf

The October edition of Sydney’s Porch Light Sessions hits The Petersham Bowling Club this Thursday and will feature sweet tunes from trad-inspired folk band The Button Collective, gypsy-pop quartet Miss Elm and indie folk singer-songwriter Direwolf. Sounds pretty good to us!

Thursday 9th October – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

All Our Exes Live In Texas
Thursday 9th October – Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 10th October – Main Bar, Ballarat, VIC

Broads
Friday 3rd November – Boney, Melbourne, VIC

Cat Canteri
Friday 3rd October – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 4th October – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Sunday 5th October – Shady Pines Saloon, Surry Hills, NSW

Festival of Small Halls feat. Andy Brown, The Mae Trio
Friday 3rd October – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD
Saturday 4th October – Wolvi, QLD
Sunday 5th October – Maryborough, QLD
Thursday 9th October – Childers, QLD
Friday 10th October – Sandgate, QLD

Follow The Sun
Sunday 5th October – Glenelg, SA

Fred Smith
Friday 3rd October – The Clarendon, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 4th October – The Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Green Mohair Suits
Friday 3rd October – Tanswell’s Commercial Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 4th October – Paynesville Winebar, Paynesville, VIC
Sunday 5th October – Bruthen Inn Hotel, Bruthen, VIC
Friday 10th October – Smith’s Alternative Bookstore, Canberra, ACT

John Butler Trio w/ Mama Kin
Saturday 4th October – Caloundra Music Festival, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Sunday 5th October – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD
Tuesday 7th October – Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bundaberg, QLD
Thursday 9th October – Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, Mackay, QLD
Friday 10th October – The Venue, Townsville, QLD

Lacey Cole
Friday 3rd October – St John’s Glebe, Sydney, NSW

Missy Higgins
Friday 3rd October – Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 4th October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Monday 6th October – The Concourse, Chatswood, NSW
Tuesday 7th October – Joan Sutherland PAC – Concert Hall, Penrith, NSW
Thursday 9th October – Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong, NSW

Oh Pep!
Thursday 9th October – Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford, VIC

Olivers Army
Friday 10th October – Jive, Adelaide, SA

Porch Light Sessions feat. The Button Collective, Miss Elm, Direwolf
Thursday 9th October – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Rose Wintergreen
Sunday 5th October – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Rosie Catalano and Julia Why?
Wednesday 8th October – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Sahara Beck
Friday 3rd October – Studio 188, Ipswich, QLD
Friday 10th October – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD

Steve Smyth
Friday 3rd October – The Golden Vine Hotel, Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 4th October – Westernpoint Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Sunday 5th October – Spirit Bar, Traralgon, VIC
Thursday 9th October – Beav’s Bar, Geelong, VIC
Friday 10th October – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC

The Folk Informal w/ Recal, Arbori, Caitlin Harnett, Lacey Cole and the Lazy Colts
Thursday 9th October – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW

The Grahams with The Morrisons
Wednesday 8th October – The Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 9th October – The Wesley Anne, Northcote, VIC
Friday 10th October – The Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

The Perch Creek Family Jugband
Friday 3rd October – Turner Bowls Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 4th October – Great Southern Blues Festival, Narooma, NSW
Sunday 5th to Monday 6th October – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD
Thursday 9th October – Lizottes, Kincumber, NSW
Friday 10th October – Factory Floor, Sydney, NSW

The Pierce Brothers
Friday 3rd October – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD
Friday 10th October – Golden Vine Hotel, Bendigo, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Banks of Marble” – Ewan McLennan

For much of the country this weekend we’ll be celebrating Labour Day. As usual our Labour Day FFF is dedicated to the workers song tradition – this time the great Pete Seeger classic “Banks of Marble” performed by the wonderful Ewan McLennan.

Watch the New Video From The Company, “The Red Bow”

The Company
Image Courtesy of The Company

Brisbane-based bluegrass quartet The Company this week released a new live video for their track “The Red Bow”. The track is taken from the band’s new album Trouble – check out the video below:

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