Thank Folk It’s Friday – 9th March

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– American indie-folk four piece The Low Anthem released their new video “Give My Body Back”. Details here

– Two of Australia’s most exciting emerging singer-songwriters, Alex the Astronaut and Stella Donnelly, have announced plans for a co-headline tour this April. Details here

– Celebrated singer-songwriter Lucy Wise announced plans to release her third album Winter Sun as well as a bunch of tour dates through May. Details here

The National Celtic Festival announced their first round of artists including Altan, Maggie Carty & Máirtín Staunton, Paul McKenna Band, Colin Lillie, Hat Fitz and Cara, Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, Rich Davies & The Low Road, Siobhan Owen, Tim Scanlan Trio, Trouble in the Kitchen (above) and Zeon. Details here

– Canadian singer-songwriter The Weather Station has announced a Melbourne headline show. Details here

Releases This Week

Blair Dunlop
Notes From an IslandBlair Dunlop
iTunes

Luke Plumb
Turn & ReTurnLuke Plumb & The Circuit
JB HiFi

Mia Dyson
If I Said Only So Far I Take It BackMia Dyson
iTunes

Nathanial Rateliff
Tearing at the SeamsNathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
iTunes

Exile
Exile – Songs & Tales of Irish Australia – Various
ABC Shop

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Summer Hill Folk Festival

Summer Hill

The delightful Summer Hill Folk Festival takes place in the inner-Sydney suburb of Summer Hill featuring a massive lineup including Chaika, eüsh, Giffen, Gary & Jimmy Daley, Montgomery Church, Nic Cassey, Queen Porter Stomp, The Restless Legs, Roaring Forties, Summer Hill Community Choir, Tangalo Duo, Whoa Mule and more.

Saturday 10th March – Summer Hill Church, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

10 String Symphony
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Tuesday 13th March – Watertank Cafe, Alice Springs, NT
Wednesday 14th March – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

A Day On The Green feat. James Blunt, Pete Murray, Busby Marou, Alex Lloyd and Karise Eden
Saturday 10th March – Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley, NSW
Sunday 11th March – Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton, QLD

A Festival Called Panama
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March – Lone Star Valley, TAS

Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont
Friday 9th March – Lone Star Tavern, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 10th March – South Acacia Sports Club – Brisbane, QLD
Friday 16th March – The Pelican Playhouse, Grafton, NSW

Amarillo w/ Brooke Russell
Sunday 11th March – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Andrew Swift w/ Lyn Bowtell
Monday 12th March – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Andy Irvine & Luke Plumb
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Thursday 15th March – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Ann Vriend
Saturday 10th March – Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 11th March – Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 15th March – The Old Vic Inn, Canowindra, NSW
Friday 16th March – Goulburn Club, Goulburn, NSW

Archie Roach
Friday 16th March – The Palais, Adelaide, SA
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Archer
Friday 9th March – 63 First Avenue, Sawtell, NSW
Saturday 10th March – Two Goats Baa & Cafe, Armidale, NSW
Tuesday 13th March – The Scottish Prince, Gold Coast, QLD
Wednesday 14th March – Cambus Wallace, Gold Coast, QLD

Ash Grunwald
Friday 16th March – Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood, WA

Ashlea Reale
Sunday 11th March – Mini Bar, Rockingham, WA

Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart
Thursday 15th March – House Concert, Ferntree Gully, VIC
Friday 16th March – House Concert, Torquay, VIC

Big Country
Friday 9th March – Newport Hotel, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 10th March – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA
Sunday 11th March – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 14th March – New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 15th March – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Friday 16th March – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Bill Chambers
Friday 9th March – Austrian Australian Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 10th March – Tolmie Tavern, Tolmie, VIC
Friday 16th March – Royal Mail Hotel, Kingston South East, SA

Blair Dunlop
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 14th March – The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Blue Mountains Music Festival
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th March – Katoomba, NSW

Brad Butcher
Friday 9th March – Lonestar Tavern, Mermaid Waters, QLD
Sunday 11th March – The Barn at Mt Hope, Wallumbilla, QLD
Saturday 10th March – Souths Sports Club, Acacia Ridge, QLD

Brendon Moon, Broken Mountain, CCXO
Tuesday 13th March – Cobra Club, Sydney, NSW

Brunswick Music Festival
Sunday 4th to Sunday 18th March – Brunswick, Melbourne, VIC

Busby Marou
Saturday 10th March – Bimbadgen, Pokolbin, NSW
Sunday 11th March – Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton, QLD

Carus Thompson
Friday 16th March – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Cecilia Brandolini
Saturday 10th March – Gypsy Tapas House, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 15th March – Little Creatures Brewing, Fremantle, WA

Chris While and Julie Matthews
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 14th March – House Concert, Dover Gardens, SA
Thursday 15th March – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Corin Raymond and Scott Cook
Friday 9th March – The Skylark Room, Upwey, NSW
Saturday 10th March – The Old Church on the Hill, Bendigo, VIC

Courtyard Sessions feat. Leah Flanagan
Friday 16th March – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions feat. Nicole Brophy
Friday 9th March – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Davidson Brothers
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Devil on the Rooftop
Sunday 11th March – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 11th March – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Duncan Phillips
Friday 9th March – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 13th March – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16th March – The Gem Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Eagle and The Wolf w/ Dearly Departed
Friday 9th March – The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Ed Sheeran w/ Missy Higgins
Friday 9th March – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 10th March – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 11th March – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 12th March – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 15th March – ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Friday 16th March – ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW

Elephant Sessions
Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 14th March – The Heritage, Bulli, NSW
Thursday 15th March – Stag and Hunter, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Faith i Branko
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Festival of Small Halls feat. Claire Anne Taylor, David Gunning
Wednesday 14th March – Natimuk Soldiers Memorial Hall, Natimuk, VIC
Thursday 15th March – Pomonal Community Hall, Pomonal, VIC
Friday 16th March – Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Hall, Apollo Bay, VIC

FolkSwagon feat. Skyscraper Stan, Jack Millar
Wednesday 14th March – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Fred Smith
Saturday 10th March – Tathra Hotel, Tathra, NSW
Sunday 11th March – Tathra Hotel, Tathra, NSW

Georgia State Line and Patrick Wilson
Friday 16th March – FogHorn Brewhouse, Erina, NSW

Golden Plains
Saturday 10th to Monday 12th March – Meredith, VIC

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys
Friday 9th March – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 10th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Thursday 14th March – Illawarra Folk Club, City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 16th and Saturday 17th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Great Aunt & Gareth Leach
Saturday 10th March – The Tramway, Melbourne, VIC

Gretta Ziller
Friday 9th March – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Grizzly Bear
Friday 9th March – Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2018, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March – A Festival Called Panama, Lone Star Valley, TAS
Saturday 10th to Monday 12th March – Golden Plains, Meredith, VIC
Monday 12th March – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 14th March – QPAC, Brisbane, QLD

Handasyd Williams & the Brothers Primitive
Friday 9th March – Time And Tide Hotel, Dee Why, NSW
Sunday 11th March – The Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Harry James Angus
Wednesday 14th March – The Palais, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 15th March – The Palais, Adelaide, SA

Harry Manx
Wednesday 14th March – The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Heart of Ireland
Friday 16th March – The Heritage Theatre, Gympie, QLD

Hello Tut Tut
Friday 9th March – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

High Tea feat. Skyscraper Stan
Thursday 15th March – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Imogen Clark
Friday 9th March – Villa Noosa Hotel, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Saturday 10th March – Highfields Tavern, Toowoomba, QLD
Friday 16th March – Allenstown Hotel, Rockhampton, QLD

In The Round feat. Maia Marsh, Huckleberry Hastings, Katie Brianna, Jason Lowe
Wednesday 14th March – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

James Bennett
Friday 9th March – Chinderah Tavern, Chinderah, NSW
Saturday 10th March – Lulu’s Cafe, Mullumbimby, NSW
Saturday 10th March – Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff, NSW
Sunday 11th March – Lennox Community Market, Lennox Head, NSW
Sunday 11th March – Riverview Hotel, Murwillumbah, NSW
Monday 12th March – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Tuesday 13th March – The Cambus Wallace, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 16th March – KC’s Grill & Bar, Airlie Beach, QLD

Jen Cloher
Saturday 10th to Monday 12th March – Golden Plains, Meredith, VIC
Friday 16th March – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA

Jens Lekman
Friday 9th March – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 13th March – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 14th March – QPAC, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 15th March – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 15th March – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 16th March – The Night Cat, Melbourne, VIC

Jess Locke
Friday 9th March – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 10th March – Norfolk Hotel, Fremantle, WA

Joe Mungovan
Thursday 15th March – The Gaso, Melbourne VIC

John Butler Trio
Friday 16th March – Live On The Hill, Wy Yung Pub, East Gippsland, VIC

John Flanagan
Saturday 10th March – Blues Tram, Bendigo, VIC
Wednesday 14th March – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

John Spillane & Pauline Scanlon
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Tuesday 13th March – The Brothers Public House, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 15th March – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 16th March – Canberra Irish Club, Canberra, ACT
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Jordie Lane
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 14th March – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Joyce Prescher
Friday 9th March – Edinburgh Castle, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 10th March – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Julia Jacklin
Sunday 11th March – The Palais, Adelaide, SA

Justin Bernasconi
Thursday 15th March – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Kallidad
Friday 9th March – Southerlys Tavern, Port Denison, WA
Saturday 10th March – The Geraldton Hotel, Geraldton, WA
Thursday 15th March – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Friday 16th March – The White Star Hotel, Albany, WA

Kate Miller-Heidke w/ Odette
Friday 9th March – Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 10th March – Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2018, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16th March – Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Kelly Brouhaha
Friday 9th March – The Teller Collective, Shepparton, VIC

Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March – Kiama, NSW

Leah Flanagan
Friday 16th March – Courtyard Sessions, Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Lior & Paul Grabowsky
Friday 16th March – The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Live On The Hill feat. John Butler Trio, Pete Murray, Josh Cashman
Friday 16th March – Wy Yung Pub, Wy Yung, VIC

Luke Sinclair and Sean McMahon
Friday 9th March – The Taproom Shedshaker Brewing, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 10th March – Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Lyn Bowtell
Saturday 10th March – Skylark Room, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 12th March – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Mandy Connell
Friday 9th March – Burke and Wills Winery, Mia Mia, VIC
Friday 16th March – Berwick Folk Club, Old Cheese Factory, Berwick, VIC

Mat Black
Saturday 10th March – Edinburgh Castle, Melbourne, VIC

Merry Muse Blackboard feat. Ecopella
Sunday 11th March – Canberra Irish Club, Canberra, ACT

Mic Conway’s National Junk Band
Friday 16th March – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Missy Higgins
Friday 9th March – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 10th March – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 11th March – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 12th March – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 15th March – ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Friday 16th March – ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW

Modern Folk! From The UK feat. Blair Dunlop, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
Wednesday 14th March – The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Moomba Festival
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Melbourne, VIC

My Bubba
Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 11th and Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Thursday 15th March – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Neil Murray
Sunday 11th March – Johnny Mullagh Park, Harrow, VIC

Nick Cunningham
Friday 9th March – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 10th March – The Green Owl, Brisbane, QLD

Nicole Brophy
Friday 9th March – Courtyard Sessions, Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Nundle Country Picnic feat. George Washingmachine’s Band of Gypsies
Sunday 11th March – Nundle Woollen Mill, Nundle, NSW

Papa Pilko and the Binrats
Friday 16th March – Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW

Pierce Brothers
Friday 9th March – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Saturday 10th March – Divers Tavern, Broome, WA
Friday 16th March – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC

Port Fairy Folk Festival
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy, VIC

Queen Porter Stomp, The Swingin’ Rosellas
Friday 9th March – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Ramblin’ Ash and Ruby Gilbert
Friday 9th March – Billyroy’s Blues Bar, Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 10th March – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 11th March – Star Hotel, Yackandandah, VIC
Thursday 15th March – The Temperance Society, Sydney, NSW
Friday 16th March – Cedar Bar & Kitchen, Bellingen, NSW

Rodrigo y Gabriela
Friday 9th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 10th March – Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 13th March – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Thursday 15th March – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 16th March – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Rick Hart Trio
Saturday 10th March – Skylark Room, Melbourne, VIC

Sásta
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Friday 16th March – Heritage Theatre, Gympie, QLD

Shaun Kirk
Friday 9th March – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 10th March – Rad Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 16th March – Four5Nine, Perth, WA

Skyscraper Stan
Friday 9th March – Old Bank Bar, Dubbo, NSW
Sunday 11th March – The Lady Hampshire, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 14th March – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 15th March – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW
Friday 16th March – Moonshine Bar, Sydney, NSW

Smith & Jones w/ PJ & Tele
Friday 16th March – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

So Li in Folk Fantasia
Friday 9th March – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Steve Poltz
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 14th March – Ararat Live, Ararat, VIC
Thursday 15th March – Memo Music Hall, St Kilda, VIC
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Stiff Gins w/ Lisa Crawley
Sunday 11th March – Elizabeth Farm, Rosehill, VIC
Wednesday 14th March – Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Melbourne, VIC

Summer Hill Folk Festival
Saturday 10th March – Summer Hill Church, Sydney, NSW

Tesse
Thursday 15th March – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Tex, Don & Charlie
Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Thursday 15th March – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

The Ahern Brothers
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

The Americana Express feat. Matt Joe Gow, The Weeping Willows, Gretta Ziller, Lachlan Bryan
Friday 9th March – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

The Backsliders
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

The Beez
Friday 9th March – House Concert, Talbot, VIC
Sunday 11th March – Quigley & Clark, Clunes, VIC
Friday 16th March – House Concert, Geelong, VIC

The Black Sorrows
Saturday 10th March – Mornington Racecourse, Mornington, VIC
Sunday 11th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

The Blues Tram feat. Wilson & White, John Flanagan
Saturday 10th March – Blues Tram, Bendigo, VIC

The Bottlers
Friday 9th March – Tumut River Brewing Co, Tumut, NSW
Saturday 10th March – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 11th March – Newstead Racecourse and Recreation Reserve, Newstead, VIC
Friday 16th March – The Grand Hotel – Cockn’Bull, Sydney, NSW

The Brothers Comatose
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Tuesday 13th March – Bright Courthouse, Bright, VIC
Wednesday 14th March – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 15th March – The Oxley, Cowra, NSW
Friday 16th and Saturday 17th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

The Emerald Ruby
Friday 9th March – The Oriental Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 15th March – The Dock, Sydney, NSW

The Eskies
Saturday 10th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

The Go Set w/ Handsome Young Strangers, Medusa’s Wake
Friday 16th March – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

The London Klezmer Quartet
Friday 9th March – Wauchope Community Arts Council, Wauchope, NSW
Saturday 10th March – East Gosford Progress Hall, Gosford, NSW
Sunday 11th March – Sacred Spaces at the Sisters of Mercy Convent, Singleton, NSW

The Long Johns
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Moomba Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 10th March – Bar Oussou, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16th March – Sound Feast, Noosa Heads, QLD

The Water Runners
Friday 9th March – The Sebel Harbourside, Kiama, NSW

The Willing Ponies
Sunday 11th March – George Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Timberwolf
Friday 9th March – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 10th March – NightQuarter, Gold Coast, QLD
Thursday 15th March – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Friday 16th March – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

TinPan Orange
Friday 16th and Saturday 17th March – The River Folk Festival, Warburton, VIC

Tom Dockray
Thursday 15th March – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16th March – Goldmines Hotel, Bendigo, VIC

Toni Swain
Thursday 15th March – The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA
Friday 16th March – Rodney’s Bait n Tackle, Mosman Park, WA

Ukulele Death Squad
Wednesday 14th March – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Vikki Thorn
Friday 9th March – The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Saturday 10th March – Leadbelly, Syndey, NSW
Sunday 11th March – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Monday 12th March – Art of Espresso, Young, NSW
Wednesday 14th March – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Thursday 15th March – The Northcote Social Club, Northcote, VIC
Friday 16th March – The Palais Adelaide Festival, Adelaide, SA

WOMADelaide
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Botanic Park, Adelaide, SA

Z-Star Delta
Sunday 11th March – Chillout Carnival, Daylesford, VIC
Tuesday 13th March – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Detectorists” – Johnny Flynn

Watch the New Video From The Low Anthem “Give My Body Back”

The Low Anthem
Image Courtesy of The Low Anthem

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am by The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea, the new album from American indie-folk quartet The Low Anthem.

Since its release at the end of February The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea has been on high rotation in the Timber and Steel bullpen – it’s truly a beautiful piece of work.

The latest single from the album is “Give My Body Back” which comes with an eerie new video – check it out here:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 19th January

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Laura Marling released her cover of Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall”. Details here

– US nu-folk four-piece The Low Anthem announced their new album The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea. Details here

Husky announced a series of intimate live shows this April. Details here

– Kiwi country crooner Marlon Williams released his quirky new video “What’s Chasing You”. Details here

Vance Joy gave us the first taste of his upcoming album with the new vidoe “We’re Going Home”. Details here

– American roots rock band Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats announced their new album Tearing at the Seams. Details here

– The Fairbridge Folk Festival in WA announced its first round of artists including Sheelanagig, The Lost Brothers, Perch Creek, Mama Kin Spender, Ganglions, Cara, Kankawa Nagarra (Olive Night), Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, Carla Geneve and Indian Eye. Details here

– English roots singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner announced Australian tour dates when he’s in the country for Bluesfest. Details here

– Melbourne duo This Way North have announced a Wednesday night residency celebrating artistic women at the Northcote Social Club throughout February titled Sass the Patriarchy featuring Bitch Diesel, Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel, Hollie Joyce and The Twoks. Details here

Interviews

“Playing as a trio gives us the freedom to pursue that grittiness as an art form – we can seek out the imperfections and impurities of early acoustic blues, and our material can have its own unique structure, so we’re not limited to a 12 bar blues format. It’s highly improvised, based on that very African style emanating from the North of the Mississippi”Elizabeth Walton chats to The Backsliders. Interview here

Releases This Week

First Aid Kit
RuinsFirst Aid Kit
iTunes

Glen Hansard
Between Two ShoresGlen Hansard
iTunes
Bandcamp

The Ahern Brothers
There’s A LightThe Ahern Brothers
iTunes
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Tamworth Country Music Festival

Tamworth

There are so many Timber and Steel favourites hitting the Tamworth Country Music Festival this week – check out our gig guide below for who’s playing, where and on what dates

Friday 19th to Sunday 28th January – Tamworth, NSW

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 19th January – Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo Resort, Thredbo, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Livefast Cafe, Halls Gap, VIC
Friday 26th January – Rye Foreshore, Rye, VIC

Adam Eckersley Band
Saturday 20th January – The Albert, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Albert, Tamworth, NSW

Alison Ferrier
Saturday 20th January – The Union, Melbourne, VIC

Allison Forbes
Friday 19th January – Tamworth Shopping World, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th January – Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW

Aleyce Simmonds
Saturday 20th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Americana In The Park feat. Brad Butcher, Paddy McHugh, Gretta Ziller, Melody Moko, Nick Payne & The Wanted Few, Smith & Jones and Andrew Swift
Monday 22nd January – Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW

Andrew Swift
Friday 19th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th January – Opening Concert, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Country Music Cocktails, SSS BBQ Barn, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – R U OK? Music For Mates, Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Country Cares, Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW

Andy Golledge Band
Wednesday 24th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Ange Boxall
Thursday 25th January – Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW

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

Appalachian Heaven Stringband, Cat & Clint
Sunday 21st January – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart
Wednesday 24th January – West Tamworth Leagues Club, Tamworth, NSW

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 19th January – The Green Owl, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 20th January – Tamworth Opry, Captial Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Medicine Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Southgate Songrwiters, Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Songhouse Sessions, Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Big Golden Guitar Performance, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – R U Ok Music for Mates, Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Services Club Songwriters, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Australia Day at The Dag, Nundle, NSW

Breaking Trad
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Buried Country: Live in Concert
Sunday 21st January – The Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 19th January – Whitsundays Clipper Race Party, Airlie Beach, QLD
Wednesday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Parramatta Park, Parramatta, NSW

Cake & Cordial Sessions feat. Greg Storer, Paddy McHugh, Megan Cooper, Montgomery Church, Small Town Romance, Smith & Jones
Thursday 25th January – St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, Tamworth, NSW

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

Carpenter Caswell
Tuesday 23rd January – Songwriters in the Round, Ex Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Ex Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Toyota Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW

Cat Canteri
Saturday 20th January – Bridge Road Brewers, Beechworth, VIC
Sunday 21st January – Star Hotel, Yackandandah, VIC

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

Courtyard Sessions feat. Timothy James Bowen
Friday 19th January – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Cruisin’ Deuces
Wednesday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW

Dana Hassall
Sunday 21st January – Toyota Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Writers in the Round, Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

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

Davidson Brothers
Sunday 21st January – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW

Dearly Departed
Thursday 25th January – Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW

Edgelarks
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Eleanor McEvoy
Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Petersham Bowling Club, Petersham, NSW

Ella Belfanti
Tuesday 23rd January – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – FolksWagon, Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Ewan Mackenzie Fundraiser feat. Sunas, Cam Ford Gypsy Jazz, Karen Anderson, Steve Tyson & The Train Rex, 3 Miles From Texas, Murphy’s Pigs
Saturday 20th January – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

Faith i Branko
Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January – Western Australia Circus Festival, Perth, WA

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 19th January – Ben Lomond War Memorial Hall, Ben Lomond, NSW
Sunday 20th January – The Tamworth Opry 2018, Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The DAG, Nundle, NSW

Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour feat. Claire Anne Taylor, The Small Glories
Wednesday 24th January – St Saviour’s Hall, Goulburn, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Dalgety NSW
Friday 26th Januray – Ganmain Hall, Ganmain, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Maia Marsh, Thompson Springs, Ella Belfanti
Wednesday 24th January – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

For Folk Sake Presents Pinky Beecroft, Bonniesongs, Sasha March
Saturday 20th January – 107, Sydney, NSW

Georgia State Line
Tuesday 23rd January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Late Nite Alt, Tamworth, NSW

Graeme James
Friday 19th January – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
Saturday 20th January – NightQuarter, Gold Coast, QLD
Thursday 25th January – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Grand Baxter, Oskar Herbig, Greg Steps
Sunday 21st January – Brunswick Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Great Aunt
Wednesday 24th January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW

Gretta Ziller
Friday 19th January – Opening Concert, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Country Music Cocktails, SSS BBQ Barn, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – R U OK? Music For Mates, Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Songwriters in the Round, Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Medicine Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW

Hana and Jessie-Lee
Saturday 20th January – Ballarat Beer Festival, Ballarat, VIC
Wednesday 24th January – Late Nite Alt, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW

Hayley Marsten
Saturday 20th January – Coca Cola Country, Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Country Music Cocktails, SSS BBQ Barn, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Country Music World Live, Upstairs Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Southgate Songwriters, Southgate Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – ABC Stage, Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – R U OK? Music for Mates, The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Big Golden Guitar Showcase, Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Hello Tut Tut
Friday 19th January – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The Phoenix, Canberra, ACT

Hinterlandt
Wednesday 24th January – Lazybones Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 26th January – Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Hussy Hicks
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Blazes, Tamworth, NSW

Hussy Hicks, Dearly Departed, Hana and Jessie-Lee, Gretta Ziller, Ange Boxall
Thursday 25th January – Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW

Illawarra Folk Festival
Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st January – Bulli, NSW

Imogen Clark
Saturday 20th January – The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Frog and Toad Restaurant, Tamworth, NSW

James Bennett
Saturday 20th January – Bateau Bay Bowling Club, Bateau Bay, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Welder’s Dog, Armidale, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 26th January – Sacred Tree Markets, Nelson Bay, NSW

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys
Thursday 25th January – The Rooks Return, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th January – The Gem Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Jep and Dep w/ Tim Evans, Luke O’Farrell
Sunday 21st January – Mosh Pit, Sydney, NSW

Jen Mize
Saturday 20th January – Dag Sheep Station, Nundle, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Medicine Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Dag Sheep Station, Nundle, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – R U OK? Music For Mates, Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Stardust Sessions, Jubilee Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Country Music Cares, Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Frog and Toad Restaurant, Tamworth, NSW

Jeremy Edwards and The Dust Radio Band
Monday 22nd January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – The DAG, Nundle, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Peel Inn, Nundle, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Jess Holland
Friday 19th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – DAG Sheep Station, Nundle, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

John Krsulja
Friday 19th January – Post Office Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Fossickers Tourist Park, Nundle, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Cattleman’s Steakhouse, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Carmen’s Restaurant Under The Stars, Tamworth, NSW

Jordie Lane
Saturday 20th January – Major Toms, Kyneton, VIC
Thursday 25th January – Chapel Summer Sessions, Chapel Off Chapel, Melbourne, VIC

Justin Bernasconi
Saturday 20th January – Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Sunday 21st January – Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth, VIC

Kardajala Kirridarra
Thursday 25th January – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Katie Brianna
Friday 19th January – FanZone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Med Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Songwriter Sessions, Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – JB HiFi, Tamworth, NSW

Kim Churchill
Friday 19th January – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Abbey, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 21st January – Birdhouse, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Baha, Rye, VIC
Thursday 25th January – The Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Friday 26th January – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Lachlan Bryan and Shanley Del
Saturday 20th January – The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – North Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes
Saturday 20th January – The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The DAG Station, Nundle, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – North Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Late Nite Alt, Tamworth, NSW

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, Shanley Del & James Gillard, Gretta Ziller, Imogen Clark
Saturday 20th January – The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba, NSW

Lady Luck Festival
Saturday 20th January – Katoomba, NSW

Late Night Alt
Wednesday 24th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Lee Kernaghan
Thursday 25th January – TRECC, Tamworth, NSW

Little Wise
Sunday 21st January – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th January – Late Night Alt, Tamworth, NSW

Low Down Riders
Monday 22nd January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Locomotive Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Mandy Connell
Saturday 20th January – Daylesford Cider Company, Daylesford, VIC
Wednesday 24th January – Lomond Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Matt J Ward
Saturday 20th January – Country Cocktails, SSS BBQ Barn, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Post Office Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Coca Cola Country, Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Storytellers, Tamworth Golf Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Late Night Alt, Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth City Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW

Matt Joe Gow w/ The Sideshow Brides, Tex Miller
Sunday 21st January – Summer Sessions @ Bellerine Street, Geelong, VIC

Medicine Show Sessions
Saturday 20th January – The Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Megan Cooper
Sunday 21st January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cake & Cordial Sessions, Tamworth, NSW

Melanie Horsnell
Saturday 20th January – Writers in The Round, Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Country Music Cares Concert, Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – South Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW

Melody Moko
Sunday 21st January – Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Mitch Power
Monday 22nd January – Medicine Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Mofo at Mona
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – MONA, Hobart, TAS

Monsieur Camembert
Saturday 20th January – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Montgomery Church
Saturday 20th January – Rydges Hotel, Jindabyne, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Andrew Clermont’s Supper Club, North Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – CMAA Senior Academy Of Country Music Reunion Show, Wests Blazes, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cake & Cordial Sessions, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth – A Celebration of Acoustic Music, The Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

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

Nick Payne & The Wanted Few
Sunday 21st January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – ABC Stage, Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW

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

Paddy McHugh
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cake & Cordial Sessions, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Dag Sheepstation, Nundle, NSW

Paul Andrew Carey
Saturday 20th January – Friends of the Dag Showcase, The Dag, Nundle, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Nundle Rocks, Peel Inn Hotel, Nundle, NSW

Paul Reid
Friday 19th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Peel Street Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Peasant Moon
Sunday 21st January – Pig & Tinderbox, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Cattleman Steakhouse, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Medicine Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Post Office Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Toyota FanZone, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Late Night Alt, Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Pierce Brothers and Ash Grunwald
Monday 22nd January – Australian Open Live Stage, Melbourne, VIC

Porch Sessions On Tour feat. Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai, Tim Hart, Ryan Martin John
Saturday 20th January – House Concert, Tantanoola, SA
Sunday 20th Jnauray – House Concert, Waitpinga, SA

Rich Davies & The Low Road
Friday 19th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Longyard, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Rick Hart Trio
Friday 19th January – The Oxley, Cowra, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Tamworth City Bowls Club, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – ABC Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Cattleman Steakhouse, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Hogs Breath Cafe, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – ICMA Showcase and Awards, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Storytellers, Tamworth Golf Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Melissa Robertson Songwriters Showcase, West Tamworth Bowls Club, Tamworth, NSW

Rising Appalachia
Friday 19th January – Church of The Trinity Uniting Church, Clarence Park, SA
Sunday 21st January – CERES Environment Park, Melbourne, VIC

Sam Reiher and the September Gurls w/ Sean McMahon
Sunday 21st January – The Labour In Vain, Melbourne, VIC

Shane Nicholson
Wednesday 24th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW

Shawn Lidster
Friday 19th January – Halekulani Bowling Club, Budgewoi, NSW

Sheilas! Renegade Women of Country Music feat. Gleny Rae Virus, Jackie Marshall, Toni Swain, Kate Oliver, Bec Willis, Jess Holland, Sheila Knacquers
Sunday 21st January – North Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW

Skyscraper Stan
Saturday 20th January – The Tote, Melbourne, VIC

Small Town Romance
Wednesday 24th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Balladeers Homestead, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cake & Cordial Sessions, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Late Nite Alt, Tamworth, NSW

Smith & Jones
Friday 19th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Peel Inn, Nundle, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The DAG Sheep Station, Nundle, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Country Music Cares, Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cake & Cordial Sessions, Tamworth, NSW

Spurs For Jesus, Handsome Young Strangers
Thursday 25th January – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Sugar Mountain
Saturday 20th January – VCA, Melbourne, VIC

Summer Sounds
Saturday 20th January – Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown, VIC

Tamar Valley Folk Festival
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – Georgetown, TAS

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

Tanya Cornish
Sunday 21st January – Toyota Star Maker Grand Final, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Yamaha Showcase, Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – ABC Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Storytellers, Tamworth Golf Club, Tamworth, NSW

That Red Head
Friday 19th January – North Sydney Twilight Food Festival, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Lady Luck Festival, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Ahern Brothers
Friday 19th January – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 20th January – Rous Mill Hall, Rous Mill, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Pelican Playhouse, Grafton, VIC

The April Family
Tuesday 23rd January – Post Office Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Toyota Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Post Office Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Audreys
Saturday 20th January – Summer Sounds Festival, Hobsons Bay, VIC
Sunday 21st January – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

The Audreys, Benny Walker, Teeny Tiny Stevies
Saturday 20th January – Summer Sounds, Commonwealth Reserve, Melbourne, VIC

The Beautiful Girls
Friday 19th January – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Saturday 20th January – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 21st January – Grand Hotel, Mornington, VIC

The Black Sorrows
Friday 19th January – Schutzenfest, The German Club, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 20th January – Coopers Alehouse, Wallaroo, SA
Thursday 25th January – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26th January – Club Bowral, Bowral, NSW

The Bottlers w/ Nerdlinger, Hatakaze
Thursday 25th January – The Hideaway Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Bushwackers
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

The Dave Wright Four
Sunday 21st January – The Standard Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

The Deep South w/ Michaela Jenke
Sunday 21st January – The Frog and Toad, Tamworth, NSW

The Demon Drink
Saturday 20th January – RoyalMail, Goodna, QLD
Friday 26th January – Upper Moora Park, Sandgate, QLD
Friday 26th January – Brooklyn Standard, Brisbane, QLD

The Flood
Thursday 25th January – The Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26h January – The Tamwroth, Tamworth, NSW

The Fourth Night feat. The Cat Empire, Sarah Blasko, Sahara Beck
Thursday 25th January – Torquay, VIC

The Go Set
Friday 19th January – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th January – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC

The Gypsy Scholars w/ Joe Oppenheimer, FÎntan, Ben K
Friday 19th January – Bar 303, Melbourne, VIC

The Heggarties
Saturday 20th January – Country Music Cocktails, SSS BBQ Barn, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 24th January – Late Nite Alt, Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

The Lazy Picks
Sunday 21st January – Upstairs at Freds, Camden, NSW

The McClymonts
Wednesday 24th January – TRECC, Tamworth, NSW

The Pigs
Wednesday 24th January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Longyard, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Longyard, Tamworth, NSW

The Railsplitters
Friday 19th January – Rosny Barn, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 20th January – Mountain Mumma, Sheffield, TAS
Sunday 21st January – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Re-Mains
Friday 19th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Scrims
Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Boilermaker House, Melbourne, VIC

The Swamp Stompers
Friday 19th January – Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Central Coast, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Old Bar Tavern, Old Bar, NSW
Friday 26th January – Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads, NSW

The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Friday 19th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Family Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW

The Tamworth Opry feat. Felicity Urquhart, James Blundell, Lyn Bowtell, Fanny Lumsden, Aleyce Simmonds, Kristy Cox, Dean Perrett and Jeff Brown, Matt Cornell, The Weeping Willows, Karin Page, Jen Mize, Brad Butcher, Luke Dickens, Daniel Thompson
Saturday 20th January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

The Teskey Brothers
Friday 26th January – Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2018, Melbourne, VIC

The Weeping Willows
Friday 19th January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Country Music Cocktails, SSS BBQ Barns, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January ABC Stage, Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Two Goats Cafe and Baa, Armidale, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Frog & Toad Listening Room, Econo Lodge, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Great Country Love Songs, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Toyota FanZone, Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Tamworth Songwriters Association’s 40th Birthday, Toyota FanZone, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The Supper Club with Andrew Clermont, North Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tamworth CMF Gala Dinner, Tamworth Golf Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – R U OK? Music For Mates, The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – The Family Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Country Music Cares Concert, Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
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

Thredbo Blues Festival
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – Thredbo, NSW

This is A Robbery w/ Quinton Trembath
Friday 19th January – House Show, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 20th January – Princes Park, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 20th January – House Show, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 24th January – Caspa Studio, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 26th January – Animal House, Adelaide, SA

This Way North
Friday 19th January – The Taproom, Castlemaine, VIC

Timothy James Bowen
Friday 19th January – Courtyard Sessions, Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Toni Swain
Thursday 25th January – Peel Inn, Nundle, NSW

Tori Forsyth
Thursday 25th January – The Welders Dog, Tamworth, NSW

Ukulele Death Squad
Friday 19th January – Circa 1902, Queenscliff, VIC
Saturday 20th January – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Vanishing Shapes
Saturday 20th January – Little Red Kitchen, Bellingen, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th January – The Temperance Society, Sydney, NSW

Violent Femmes and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Monday 22nd January – Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, TAS
Tuesday 23 January – Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, TAS

Whistle Dixie
Friday 19th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tamworth Shoppingworld, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW

William Crighton and Gawurra
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth, NSW

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

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

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Boxty Set” – Altan

The Low Anthem Announce New Album The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea

The Low Anthem
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Indie-folk favourites The Low Anthem have announced plans to release their brand new album The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea on the 23rd February.

The concept album was birthed following a tour van crash which wiped out band member Jeff Prystowsky for several weeks and wreaking a bunch of of the band’s gear and instruments.

“One second you’re dozing off in the passenger seat on the way to a gig, and the next, there’s fire and hell flames and black smoke and your face is bleeding and you can’t see, and you can’t process information, and you think it’s all over,” Prystowsky explained.

The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea is in part inspired by John Cage’s biography Where The Heart Beats, by Kay Larsen. Ben Knox Miller from the band became transfixed by the salt doll fable he came across in the book which tells the story of a doll that wants to know itself, and what it’s made of. A teacher tells it, “salt comes from the ocean,” so it goes to the sea. When the doll puts its toe in, it knows something, but loses its toe. Then it puts its foot in, knows even more but loses its foot … and so on, until it’s completely dissolved, never to return to the shore.

The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea is a concept album with a story arc weaving through the songs like a constellation,” Jeff Prystowsky said. “It’s an underwater circular journey to the bottom of the sea following the salt doll who, attempting to measure the sea (and thus, know its true origins), in the end, becomes part of it. Along the way this non-human, conscious chemical compound, encounters all kinds of fantastical oceanic things.”

Below is a track listing for The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea along with a really sweet album trailer:

1. Bone of Sailor, Bone of Bird
2. River Brine
3. Give My Body Back
4. Drowsy Dowsing Dolls
5. The Krill Whistle Their Fight Song
6. Toowee Toowee
7. Coral Crescent
8. Dotwav
9. Cy Twombly By Campfire
10. Gondwanaland
11. To Get Over Only One Side
12. Final Transmission From The Diving Umbrella

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 20th May

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

The Low Anthem announced their first album in five years, Eyeland. Details here

– Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance has announced an Australian tour for this September. Details here

– Melbourne based singer-songwriter James Kenyon released his new video “The Motorbike Song”. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Josh Rennie-Hynes released his new single “Rosie”. Details here

– Sydney alt-country singer Imogen Clark released her new video “You’ll Only Break My Heart”. Details here

– Folk music legend Jon Boden looks like he’s going solo. Details here

Gregory Alan Isakov has announced a new album with the Colorado Symphony. Details here

Timber and Steel favourite Jack Carty successfully crowd sourced his new album Home State, released his new video “All At Once” and announced a tour with Emily Barker and Jordan Millar. Details here

– Melbourne duo Sweet Jean announced a national tour for this July. Details here

Blog

“We’re happy with our set, playing to a reasonably full room. There are a few photographers in the crowd which is a bit disconcerting but we get some great feedback and even sell a few EPs. People are confused by Josie’s accent given we are an Australian band!” – Part 1 of Peasant Moon’s Canadian Music Week tour diary. Read it here

“It’s so cool to see so many amazing Aussie girls rocking the Supermarket! Sounds Australia do such an excellent job curating these events and we are so honoured to have been included” – Part 2 of Peasant Moon’s Canadian Music Week tour diary. Read it here

Releases This Week

Hayden Calnin
Cut Love Pt 2Hayden Calnin
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

FolkSwagon feat. Timber & Steel, Bec Bastoli, Colin Jones & The Delta Revue

T&S

We’re going to be very selfish here and promote our own gig. Timber and Steel (the band), will be appearing at this week’s FolkSwagon along with the amazing Bec Bastoli and Colin Jones

Wednesday 25th May – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Andy Golledge w/ Caitlin Harnett
Thursday 26th May – Union Hotel, Sydney NSW

Bon Iver
Friday 27th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Busk For A Cure
Saturday 21st May – Newtown, Sydney, NSW

Chaika
Friday 20th May – The Unorthodox Church of Groove, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 21st May – Wauchope Hall, Wauchope, NSW
Sunday 22nd May – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW

Clare Bowen
Tuesday 24th May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 25th May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 26th May – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 27th May – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Claude Hay
Friday 20th May – Finnian’s Irish Tavern, Port Macquarie, NSW
Saturday 21st May – The Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 22nd May – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 27th May – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

Dallas Crane
Sunday 22nd May – Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, NSW

Davidson Brothers
Saturday 21st May – White Cliffs Music Festival, NSW

Don McGlashan
Friday 20th May – Paragon Cafe, Katoomba, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Timber & Steel, Bec Bastoli, Colin Jones & The Delta Revue
Wednesday 25th May – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Hootenanny feat. Skyscraper Stan
Sunday 22nd May – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

James Thomson & The Strange Pilgrims w/ De’May
Sunday 22nd May – The Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Jep and Dep, Hannah Marjorie
Thursday 26th May – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Joe Mungovan
Friday 20th May – The Loft, Warnnambool, VIC
Thursday 26th May – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Josh Pyke
Thursday 26th May – Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin, NT

Julia Johnson and Vorn Doolette
Saturday 21st May – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Leah Flanagan
Sunday 22nd May – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Little May
Friday 20th May – Adelaide Uni Bar, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 21st May – Amplifier Bar, Perth, WA
Friday 27th May – Solbar, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Mark Lucas & Friends
Thursday 26th May – Mr Falcons, Sydney, NSW

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 20th May – Downstairs at The Maj, Perth, WA
Saturday 21st May – Downstairs at The Maj, Perth, WA
Sunday 22nd May – Downstairs at The Maj, Perth, WA
Thursday 26th May – Pier on Clarence, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 27th May – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD

Melody Pool
Friday 20th May – Paddington Uniting Church, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 21st May – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 26th May – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD

Not Good With Horses
Sunday 22nd May – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Sahara Beck
Friday 20th May – RAD, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 21st May – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 22nd May – Brass Monkey, Sydney, NSW
Friday 27th May – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Skyscraper Stan
Friday 20th May – Jane’s, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 21st – Six String Brewing Company, Erina, NSW
Sunday 22nd May – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 26th May – The Grand Junction, Maitland
Friday 27th May – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

The Beards
Saturday 21st May – Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 25th May – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Thursday 26th May – The Golden Vine, Bendigo, VIC
Friday 27th May – SS & A Club, Albury, NSW

The Bottlers w/ Jim Mongrel
Thursday 26th May – The Hideaway Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Button Collective
Thursday 26th May – The Temperance Society, Sydney, NSW
Friday 27th May – The Foghorn Brewhouse, Erina, NSW

The Weeping Willows
Friday 20th May – Bendigo Folk Club, Bendigo, VIC

TinPan Orange
Friday 20th May – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“8 Dogs 8 Banjos” – Old Crow Medicine Show

The Low Anthem Announce New Album Eyeland

The Low Anthem
Image Courtesy of The Low Anthem

American indie-folk four-piece The Low Anthem haven’t released a studio album since 2011’s amazing Smart Flesh, but that’s all set to change with the announcement of their upcoming long player Eyeland.

Eyeland is was recorded and produced by the band over the last four years and will be released on the 17th June.

“We self-recorded and mixed Eyeland together during a four year metamorphosis while cocooning in Providence’s once abandoned Columbus Theatre,” The Low Anthem explained. “Along the way we lost some dear friends, labels, managers, cars, couch quarters, haystacks, brain cells and our much vaunted better angels. But some of it was worth it.”

The first track from Eyeland is “Ozzie” and is streaming now over on NPR.

Listen to the New Twain Single “Ashville Farm Remedy”

Twain
Image Courtesy of Twain

Twain is the solo project from ex-The Low Anthem multi-instrumentalist Mat Davidson. With a new album due to be released this week, Life Labors in the Choir, Twain offers up beautifully melodic folk music that is reminiscent of early Neil Young.

The first single from Life Labors in the Choir is “Ashville Farm Remedy” – take a listen below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 3rd January

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Emily Barker is a very welcome late addition to the Sydney Festival lineup, and she’s bringing the Folk In A Box project with her. Details here

– The Folk Informal at FBi Social in Sydney have announced the lineup for their first show of 2014 including Tom Staniford, Timothy Bowen, Little Bighorn and Huckleberry Hastings. Details here

– Adelaide’s Traveller & Fortune will be launching their new EP I Am Only Snow in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide at the end of January. Details here

– Irish music legend Andy Irvine is in the country and has dates right through January and February. Details here

– Melbourne duo Sweet Jean will be kicking off their 2014 with a gig at the Northcote Social club later this month. Details here

– Tomorrow night the first Fairlight Folk of 2014 will feature Andy Irvine and Señor Cabrales. Details here

– Melbourne based Americana singer-songwriter Tom Dockray has just released his debut EP Iron Suit and has a couple of launch gigs next week. Details here

Releases This Week

Post Tropical
Post TropicalJames Vincent McMorrow
iTunes

Iron Suit
Iron SuitTom Dockray
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

James Vincent McMorrow

James Vincent McMorrow

The new album from Irish singer James Vincent McMorrow, Post Tropical, hits Australian stores today and it’s something pretty special (we’ve had a sneak peak). McMorrow has just finished his appearances at this year’s Falls Festival and is about to hit the stage for a couple of headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney.

Tuesday 7th January – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 9th January – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Andy Irvine
Friday 3rd January – Petersham Bowling Club, Petersham, NSW
Saturday 4th January – Fairlight Folk Lounge, Fairlight, NSW
Sunday 5th January – The Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW
Thursday 9th January – Cadgee House Concert
Friday 10th January – The Merry Muse, Canberra Southern Cross Club, Canberra, ACT

Anna Smyrk and the Appetites
Friday 3rd January – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 4th January – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Sunday 5th January – Queens St Mall, Brisbane, QLD
Monday 6th January – The Cave, Gold Coast, QLD

Ben Caplan
Wednesday 8th January – The Spiegeltent, Sydney, NSW

Cygnet Folk Festival
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet, TAS

Fairlight Folk feat. Andy Irvine, Señor Cabrales
Saturday 4th January – Fairlight Folk Acoustic Lounge, Sydney, NSW

James Vincent McMorrow
Tuesday 7th January – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 9th January – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Mat McHugh
Friday 3rd January – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW
Saturday 4th January – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW
Thursday 9th January – Pacific Palms Recreation Club, Elizabeth Beach NSW
Friday 10th January – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour NSW

Ruby Boots
Sunday 5th January – Graceland, Melbourne, VIC

The Folk Informal feat. Tom Staniford, Timothy Bowen, Little Bighorn, Huckleberry Hastings
Thursday 9th January – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW

The Timbers
Friday 3rd January – Mac’s Hotel, Mt Gambier, SA
Saturday 4th January – The Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 5th January – Summer Sunday’s, Ballarat, VIC

Tom Dockray
Thursday 9th January – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Zoe Elliot
Saturday 4th January – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 5th January – Laurieton Markets, Laurieton, NSW
Sunday 5th January – House Concert, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 10th January – The Merry Muse, Canberra, ACT

Friday Folk Flashback

“To The Ghosts Who Write History Books” – The Low Anthem

I read to day that we can expect a brand new album from The Low Album in 2014 and that the band has grown since their last release, 2011’s Smart Flesh. I can’t wait – so I just had to share some of their older stuff in the meantime.

Gareth Hugh Evans’ Top 25 Tracks of 2012

2012

I thought as editor in chief and founder of this fine blog I would take the opportunity to give you one more list before the year is through. We’ve had the top five albums of the year from all of our contributors, we’ve had the top albums from some of our favourite artists, and now I want to give you my favourite songs of 2012.

It was originally going to be a list of 10 songs. But I couldn’t settle on just 10. So the list grew. And grew and grew. But after my hacking and slashing (and limiting myself to one song per artist) I managed to settle on a top 25 and I think I’ve got a pretty nice mix here – lots of local music, some notable international artists, a few surprises and a number one song that may not have been mentioned on Timber and Steel at all.

I hope you enjoy my choices – here’s to a lot more amazing music in 2012!

1. Anaïs Mitchell – “Shepherd”
It may seem odd that my top track of 2012 is a song we haven’t really covered on Timber and Steel but the truth is I hadn’t been exposed to Anaïs Mitchell’s Young Man in America until months after it had been released. I have to thank Mitchell’s interview on NPR Music’s World Cafe for turning me onto the album and the beautiful track “Shepherd”. Based on a short story by Anaïs Mitchell’s, “Shepherd” feels like a traditional folk song and breaks my heart every single time I hear it.

2. Old Crow Medicine Show – “Carry Me Back To Virginia”
When Old Crow Medicine Show guitarist and lead vocalist Willie Watson left the band in 2011 a lot of people were telling me that their next release (if they ever released anything again) would never be the same. So when Carry Me Back hit stands in July I was taken aback by how cohesive it was, and how reminiscent of the rest of the band’s catalogue it was. The epitome of Carry Me Back, the track that really sums up the album, is the also the album’s opener “Carry Me Back To Virginia” – a wonderful piece of string band music announcing Old Crow Medicine Show’s return to the world stage.

3. The Chieftains & The Low Anthem – “School Days Over”
If I was to give away a producer of the year award in 2012 it would have to go to T Bone Burnett for his work on the Hunger Games Soundtrack and The Chieftains’ 50th anniversary album Voice of Ages, among others. Both albums saw Burnett’s dedication to the new wave of indie-folk artists with the latter seeing the likes of Punch Brothers, The Civil Wars, The Decemberists, Carolina Chocolate Drops and many more joining the Irish music legends. The Chieftains’ collaboration with with The Low Anthem on the classic “School Days Over” is a highlight amongst highlights and was made even more special by the two bands appearing together top perform the track on The Late Show with David Letterman.

4. Jack Carty – “She’s Got A Boyfriend”
I asked Jack Carty earlier this year why his 2012 album Break Your Own Heart was so much more introspective than his debut One Thousand Origami Birds. His answer? He finally had something personal to say. As the album title would suggest Break Your Own Heart is a break up album, a heart break album, an album about a man whose world has come crashing down and is attempting to build it back up again. “She’s Got A Boyfriend” is the catchiest, most upbeat track on Break Your Own Heart and is ironically also one of the saddest if only because of the desperation in Carty’s lyrics. And you can’t really go past the Jefferton James directed super-hero themed video.

5. Passenger – “Let Her Go”
It was during his sold out, 1000-capacity show at Sydney’s Hi-Fi this year that I suddenly realised that Passenger was bigger than I ever thought he could be. And maybe that’s down to his fantastic 2012 album All The Little Lights or maybe it’s just that Mike Rosenberg has been building his audience from the ground up for years now and it’s finally starting to pay off. “Let Her Go” is possibly the best track on All The Little Lights (although it’s so hard to choose) and definitely a favourite live the last couple of times I’ve seen Passenger.

6. The Falls – “Girl That I Love”
Sydney duo The Falls have had a huge 2012 with the release of their EP Hollywood, triple j airplay, a string of high profile support slots and the runaway success of their regular folk night Folk Club. “Home” was the only official single from Hollywood this year but it’s the Lennon-esque “Girl That I Love” that really captured my attention and is the one you’ll find me singing along to every time I see The Falls live.

7. Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars – “Safe & Sound”
It feels a little weird including Taylor Swift, arguably the biggest pop-country artist in the world, on a blog that celebrates artists who “fall through the cracks”. But if you consider Swift’s album Red is her poppiest (and most popular) so far, her two tracks on the T Bone Burnett produced Hunger Games Soundtrack, “Eyes Open” and “Safe & Sound”, both definitely on the country end of the spectrum, have been somewhat overlooked. The latter, a collaboration with the now-on-hiatus Civil Wars is just stunning, mainly down to the harmonies, and was enough to convert me to exploring the rest of Taylor Swift’s catalogue – who would have known?

8. The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”
Some good friends of mine gave my wife and I The Lumineers’ self titled album as a wedding present in March, long before it was officially released in this country. While the entire album is amazing it was “Ho Hey” that caught my attention on first listen and I wasn’t surprised when it was released as a single. I was surprised, however, with just how popular The Lumineers have become – but good on them, they deserve it!

9. Sam Lee – “The Ballad of George Collins”
Sam Lee first came to my attention via the Propermusic.com Podcast – a show that piqued my interest so much I just had to find out more. Having spent the last six years collecting traditional music from all over the British Isles Sam Lee has since released the Mercury Prize nominated Ground Of Its Own which brings this music into the twenty-first century. “The Ballad of George Collins” is a well known traditional song but Lee’s version is like no other version – both reverent and thoroughly modern. Listen to this song and then seek out Ground Of Its Own, you’re in for a treat.

10. Jerry Douglas feat. Mumford & Sons and Paul Simon – “The Boxer”
When you listen to this version of “The Boxer” you think it was written for the dobro. That’s the power of Jerry Douglas. First relased on Douglas’ collaborative album Traveler and then later on the special edition of Mumford & Sons’ Babel, “The Boxer” is not only the best cover of the year but the perfect example of the power of collaboration – Jerry Douglas reinventing the song for his instrument, Marcus Mumford adding his distinctive voice (along with the full input of Mumford & Sons) and Paul Simon’s gentle addition as the song’s original writer, sprinkling his magic without ever being overbearing. Perfect.

11. Faith Lee – “Golden Girl”
I fell in love with Faith Lee this year. Actually that’s a lie – I’ve always been in love with Faith Lee. But this year Lee released Damascus and my love of her music was solidified. “Life Long Friend” is my favourite track on Damascus but the truth is that it was released as a single in 2011. But it’s testament to just how good this EP is that the 2012 single “Golden Girl” still makes this list – I just love how playful this track is. And what a voice!

12. Arbori feat. The Falls and ILUKA – “In the Places You Fold”
I’ve been following Arbori’s career pretty much from the moment I started Timber and Steel but I have to admit that “In the Places You Fold” took my by surprise. The day this song arrived in my inbox was the day Arbori rose in my estimation from nice-little-indie-band to amazing songwriters and performers. Just take a moment to listen to this song – something about it penetrates you, something just fills you up. I know how rare it is that the band can get together, in whatever form they take, but I do hope Arbori produce a lot more music like “In the Places You Fold”.

13. Dan Mangan – “About As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All”
I think it’s the video for “About As Helpful…” that sold me on the song. The way that it seems to spin almost out of control, the way Mangan seems to control the camera – I love it. And once the video had firmly implanted itself in my head the song took on a life of its own. If you’ve recieved a mix tape from me this year “About As Helpful…” is almost definitely on it.

14. Patrick James – “All About To Change”
Why Patrick James hasn’t got a higher profile I’ll never understand. His music is just as good, if not better, than a lot of the indie folk played on national radio and his songwriting is second to none. James released two singles this year from an EP that’s due at some point in 2013 and “All About to Change” is easily my favourite so far. Can’t wait to hear what 2013 has in store for Patrick James – big things I hope.

15. Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”
If you’ve been a constant reader of Timber and Steel this year you’ll have picked up that Mumford & Sons’ sophomore album Babel was pretty much our most anticipated of 2012. And with good reason – the fortunes of Mumford & Sons are so intertwined with the beginnings of this blog. The first single from Babel, the rollicking “I Will Wait”, announced the album in the perfect way – reassuring fans that what we were in store for was more of what made Sigh No More so great. Mumford & Sons didn’t break any new boundaries this year and one might argue that they didn’t grow or evolve (although it’s my opinion that they’ve really sharpened themselves in terms of their songwriting and composition) but they did deliver us with 12 tracks that are Mumford & Sons through and through.

16. The Tallest Man On Earth – “1904”
With There’s No Leaving Now Kristian Matsson (AKA The Tallest Man On Earth) has finally shaken off the Boy Dylan comparisons and proven himself a singer-songwriter in his own right. I’m constantly astounded that Matsson can write such powerful songs in what is essentially his second language. “1904” may harken back to a lot of The Tallest Man On Earth’s back catalogue but it’s still my favourite song on the album and the first song I turn to when introducing his music to someone new.

17. The Maple Trail – “The Dinosaur Hunters”
2012’s Cable Mount Warning may be the last time we hear from Aidan Roberts’ The Maple Trail project with the Sydney/Blue Mountains based singer-songwriter already dedicated to a number of other endeavors in 2013. But what a record to leave us with! “The Dinosaur Hunters”, the album’s third track, just sounds so timeless – part traditional Australian folk, part Mark Knopfler, part American country music. I’ve managed to catch The Maple Trail live a couple of times this year and have been taken aback at each and every performance. Aidan Roberts is a true Australian talent.

18. Packwood – “Bats”
Packwood seemed to explode out of no where in late 2011 with a sound unlike anything I had ever heard – simple banjo licks over a full orchestra all pulled together with Bayden Hine’s distintive old-timey voice. In March 2012 Packwood released his self titled EP and quickly became one of the must-see acts on the Sydney folk scene. My favourite track from Packwood has always been “Bats”, not because of the lyrics (“Bats are better than birds” is not going to win any songwriting awards) but for the way the banjo and the orchestral arrangement weave together to create this wonderful folk landscape.

19. Missy Higgins – “Everyone’s Waiting”
The return of Missy Higgins this year, after a self-imposed hiatus, was a blessing. She is arguably one of the best songwriters in the country and to hear her distinctive voice again has been very special. “Everyone’s Waiting” is Missy Higgins at her finest – raw, emotional, brutal and honest – and the perfect example of what The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle holds in store for listeners. The Natasha Pincus clip is the icing on the cake for this track. I’m so glad you’re back Missy!

20. Husky – “Tidal Wave”
I don’t need to tell you Husky have had a big 2012 – the fact that the Melbourne four-piece are everywhere are testament to just how popular they have become. “Tidal Wave” from the band’s Forever So album was released as a single this and perfectly showcases Husky Gawenda’s songwriting and voice. The perfect song to lose yourself in.

21. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – “Man On Fire”
I was lucky enough to catch Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros for the first time this year when they toured with Mumford & Sons and I have to say they were amazing live. So much energy! 2012’s Here feels a lot more cohesive than the group’s debut album Up from Below, it really takes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros’ country music and 60s influences and runs with it. I love the way “Man On Fire” builds from a single guitar and voice into a full-blown spiritual. And live it’s bags and bags of fun.

22. TinPan Orange – “Flowers”
TinPan Orange are another band that have come a long way in 2012. The release of their album Over the Sun saw the band released from the folky shackles of their earlier work to become fully realised as proponents of intelligent pop music. “Flowers” has been in the band’s repertoire for a while now and I’ve loved watching it evolve live. Alex Burkoy’s orchestral closing of the song is really what makes this for me.

23. Tigertown – “Morning Has Finally Come”
I’ve been predicting Tigertown’s rise for so long now and I think with “Morning Has Finally Come” (and the entire Before the Morning EP) they’re finally realising their potential. “Morning Has Finally Come” is three and a half minutes of perfect folk-soaked indie music jammed with the kind of harmonies only Tigertown. I’ve been hearing this track all over the radio and it’s so nice to see these guys get national exposure. 2013’s going to be an even bigger year for Tigertown, I can tell!

24. Tim Hart – “Architects”
Tim Hart may not have the greatest voice in the indie-folk scene but his songwriting and expert guitar playing more than make up for it. “Architects” feels like it should be showcased in a 1960s New York coffee house somewhere. There’s a Paul Simon element to the lyrics and you can definitely feel Paul Kelly coming through as well. No, Tim Hart may not have the greatest voice in the indie-folk scene, but I could listen to his music all day.

25. Sarah Humphreys – “Like A House Needs A Door”
Sometimes you just want to put a song on that puts a smile on your face. “Like A House Needs A Door”, the nursery rhyme-esque folk-pop gem from Sarah Humphreys does just that – and with one of the cutest clips of the year you can’t help but feel happy whenever this song comes on. And what I love most about “Like A House Needs A Door” is just how much it captures Sarah Humphreys’ personality – playful, cheeky and ever so fun.

The Chieftains and The Low Anthem on Letterman

Low Anthem

There are so many TV appearances by so many artists that Timber and Steel loves that we usually try and refrain from posting videos of them all. But every now and then one hits the web that we just have to share with you.

Last night The Chieftains teamed up with The Low Anthem to perform their duet “School Days Over” on The Late Show With David Letterman. This kind of magic doesn’t happen everyday. Watch it below:

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