Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, Dan Waters and The Weeping Willows Announce Follow Me To Tennessee Tour

Lachlan Bryan

This July three of Australia’s best loved folk and alt-country acts are heading out on a tour of Victoria. Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, Dan Waters and The Weeping Willows are all heading over to Nashville later this year so to celebrate their July tour has been dubbed the Follow Me To Tennessee tour. Lachlan Bryan and Dan Waters will be alternating the headline spot and the shows are bound to be something pretty special.

Check out the full list of dates here:

Friday 4th July – Revolver Bandroom, Prahan, VIC
Sunday 13th July – Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Friday 18th July – Holgate Brewery, Wooden, VIC
Saturday 19th July – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 24th July – Music Man Megastore, Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 26th July – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 9th August – Caravan Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Thursday 21st August – Sookie Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Friday 22nd August – Baha in Rye, Rye, VIC

And to get you in the mood for the tour check out the latest Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes video “You, Me and The Blues” staring Bill Chambers:

The Gum Ball Adds More Singer-Songwriters to Lineup

Melody Pool
Image Courtesy of Melody Pool

The Gum Ball Festival, held on the 11th 12th and 13th of April in Belford in the Hunter Valley, have just announce an extension to its weekend musical program with a showcase of singer-songwriters. Steve Smyth, Melody Pool (above), David Garnham & The Reasons To Live and The Septembers have all been added to an already impressive lineup specifically for the Sunday showcase.

The rest of the weekend will be taken up with music from the likes of Jinja Safari, Adrian Edmondson and The Bad Shepherds, Nicky Bomba All Stars, The Gin Club, Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, Lindi Ortega, Dyson Stringer Cloher, Damien Dempsey and many many more.

Tickets for the festival are still available – to snap them up and for more information check out the official site here. The full lineup for The Gum Ball is below:

Hoodoo Gurus, Jinja Safari, Wolf & Cub, Ngaiire, Adrian Edmondson and The Bad Shepherds (UK), Nicky Bomba All Stars, The Gin Club, Swamp Thing (NZ), Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, Lindi Ortega (CAN), Jordan Rakei, Pow Wow, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Ed Kuepper, Dyson Stringer Cloher, Damien Dempsey (IRE), The Hello Morning, Tropical Zombie, The Dennis Boys Band, Zombonimo, The Soorleys, Dashville Progress Society, Steve Smyth, Melody Pool, Dave Garnham & The Reasons to Live, The Septembers

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 7th March

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Melbourne artist Yuko Nishiyama has revealed her brand new single “Heart of Daisies”. Details here

– The March edition of The Folk Informal in Sydney takes place next Thursday featuring Oliver Downes, Luke Watson’s Golden Bridges project, Lola and the Captain and Jep and Dep. Details here

– UK eight-piece Cocos Lovers released their new single “Walk Among The Ghosts”. Details here

The National Folk Festival shocked everyone with the exclusive addition of folk music legend Martin Carthy to their 2014 lineup. Details here

– Two of Australia’s top trad bands, Sásta and Tolka, will be making Sydney their home on St Patrick’s Day. Details here

The Beards have announced a massive national tour from May through to August. Details here

– Melbourne newgrass quartet Mustered Courage have just released an awesome animated video for their track “Powerlines”. Details here

– Brisbane Americana artist Phil Smith will be launching his new album Year of the Dog this Saturday night. Details here

– Matt Walker’s Americana infused band Lost Ragas have announce tour dates this month. Details here

The Perch Creek Family Jugband have announced a new album, single and tour. Details here

– The amazing Dom Flemons has a new version of the traditional “Po’ Black Sheep”. Details here

– Melbourne’s Kate Crowley will be launching her new album next week. Details here

– Folktronica artist Caitlin Park has released her new single “Hold Your Gaze”. Details here

Timberwolf has released a really nice cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”. Details here

The British Blues have released their debut single and video “2001”. Details here

– Sydney band Arbori have announced a very special EP preview show next week. Details here

– This Sunday Jimmy Watts and Cameron Milford will be facing off in a songwriter showdown. Details here

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes continue their domination of the country scene with their new video “Black Coffee”. Details here

– The new Diane Cluck album came out this week (see below) and she also released a video for the track “Sara”. Details here

– We think you’re really going to like “Tightrope”, the new single and video from UK quintet Boat to Row. Details here

Releases This Week

Boneset
BonesetDiane Cluck
Official Site

Scattered Reflections
Scattered ReflectionsLior
iTunes

Mikhael Paskalev
What’s Life Without LosersMikhael Paskalev
iTunes

Wyatt
Sanitary ApocalypseWyatt Moss-Wellington
Official Site

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WOMADelaide

Womadelaide

Mad March continues in Adelaide this weekend with the wonderful WOMADelaide festival. Set in the botanic gardens just north of the CBD, WOMADelaide always boasts an impressive lineup, a stunning location and some of the most exciting music you’ll hear all year.

Friday 7th to Monday 10th March – Adelaide, SA

Gigs Next Week

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

Ash Grunwald
Friday 7th March – Great Northern, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March – Port Fairy Festival, VIC
Thursday 13th March – Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW
Friday 14th March – The Abbey, Canberra, ACT

Billy Bragg
Sunday 8th March – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Monday 10th March – WOMADelaide Festival, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 12th March – Hellenic Hall, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 13th March – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Blue Mountains Music Festival
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th March – Katoomba, NSW

Breabach
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
Sunday 9th and Monday 10th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 11th March – Brunswick Music Festival, Melbourne, VIC

Brunswick Music Festival
Sunday 2nd to Sunday 16th March – Melbourne, VIC

Christopher Coleman Collective
Friday 7th to Monday 10th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
Thursday 13th March – The Spiegeltent, Hobart, TAS

Darren Hanlon
Friday 7th March – Town Hall, Candelo, NSW
Sunday 9th March – Queens College, Melbourne, VIC

Glen Hansard with Lisa O’Neill
Friday 14th March – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Jordan Millar
Friday 7th March – The Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 8th March – Boat Harbour Surf Club, Boat Harbour, TAS
Friday 14th March – Free The Wild Presents, Sydney, NSW

Josh Pyke
Friday 7th March – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Wednesday 12 March – Live At The Quarry, Perth, WA

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens
Friday 7th March – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 14th March – YouAreHere Festival, Canberra, ACT

Lior
Friday 7th March – York Theatre @ Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 14th March – Orange Civic Theatre, Orange, NSW

Lost Ragas w/ Raised By Eagles
Friday 14th March – Coogee Diggers, Coogee, NSW

Mikhael Paskalev
Friday 7th March – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Neko Case
Friday 7th March – Fowlers Live, Adelaide, SA

Peter Rowan
Friday 7th March – Canberra Musicians Club, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 8th March – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Monday 9th March – Brisbane Music Bureau, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 12th March – Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass, Dorrigo, NSW
Thursday 13th March – Carrington Bowling Club, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 14th March – Illawarra Folk Club, Wollongong, NSW

Pokey LaFarge
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th March – Port Fairy Folk Music Festival, VIC
Sunday 9th and Monday 10th March – WOMADelaide, Botanic Park, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 12th March – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 13th March – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Porch Light Sessions feat. The Morrisons, Lacey Cole, Leroy Lee
Thursday 13th March – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Port Fairy Folk Festival
Friday 7th to Monday 10th March – Port Fairy, VIC

Sam Buckingham
Thursday 13th March – The Front, Canberra, ACT

The Beez
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th March – Burke and Wills Festival, Mia Mia, Vic
Friday 14th March – Old Mill Flour Gallery, Mildura, Vic

The Folk Informal feat. Oliver Downes, Golden Bridges, Lola and the Captain, Jep and Dep
Thursday 13th March – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW

The Good Ship
Friday 7th March – The New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 8th March – Queen St Mall, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 8th March – The Royal Mail, Goodna, QLD

The Little Stevies
Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th March – Burke & Wills Folk Festival, Lancefiled, VIC
Thursday 13th March – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

The Stray Sisters
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
Wednesday 12th March – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Thursday 13th March – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Unpaved Sessions w/ Little Rabbit, The Weeping Willows
Monday 9th March – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

WOMADelaide
Friday 7th to Monday 10th March – Adelaide, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“24” – Emmy The Great

All the talk of the new Diane Cluck album this week has meant I’ve had “24” stuck in my head, mainly because of the lyric “You are still not Charles Bukowski and I am not Diane Cluck”. This is a great song and this live version is a nice take on the track.

Watch the New Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes Video “Black Coffee”

Lachlan Bryan
Image Courtesy of Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes

The rise of Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes continues with the release of their brand new video “Black Coffee”. Having successfully launched their Golden Guitar winning album of the same name in Melbourne last week, and a bunch of play on the country music TV and radio stations, “Black Coffee” is the next step in Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes’ domination of the alt-country scene.

Check out the video for “Black Coffee” below:

Weekend Awards Round Up

Golden Guitars
Image Courtesy of the CMAA

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

triple j Hottest 100

Vance Joy

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

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

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

The Grammys

The Grammys

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

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

Best Country Solo Performance
Darius Rucker – “Wagon Wheel”

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

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

Best Country Album
Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park

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

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

Best Bluegrass Album
Del McCoury Band – The Streets Of Baltimore

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

Best Folk Album
Guy Clark – My Favorite Picture Of You

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

Best World Music Album
Gipsy Kings – Savor Flamenco

The Golden Guitars

Lachlan Bryan

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

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

Check out the full list of winners here.

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

The Mid North

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 20th December

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blog

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

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

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

Gigs Next Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Folk Flashback

“Fairytale Of New York” – Christy Moore

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

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes Announce Album Launch Dates

Laclan Bryan
Image Courtesy of Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes

Having just finished his solo tour Lachlan Bryan is hooking up with his band mates The Wildes to officially launch their recent album Black Coffee. The tour kicks off in Tamworth in January and takes in dates in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 24th January – Family Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 1st February – Lefty’s Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 14th February – Name this Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 28th February – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Gum Ball Announces First Round of Artists for 2014

Jinja Safari
Image Courtesy of Jinja Safari

The 2014 the Gum Ball festival in the Hunter Valley north of Sydney will be celebrating its 10th anniversay and they’ve just announced a very very impressive first round of artists.

Held on a farm at Belford in NSW on the 11th and 12th April the Gum Ball will next year be headlined by classic Aussie rockers the Hoodoo Gurus. Joining them will be a number of Timber and Steel favourite artists including the likes of Jinja Safari (above), Adrian Edmondson’s Bad Shepherds, Nicky Bomba, Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, Lindi Ortega and many many more.

For more information about the festival check out the official site here. The full list of artists from the first announcement are below:

Hoodoo Gurus
Jinja Safari
Wolf & Cub
Ngaiire
Adrian Edmondson and The Bad Shepherds (UK)
Nicky Bomba All Stars
Swamp Thing (NZ)
Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes
Lindi Ortega (CAN)
The Gin Club
Jordan Rakei
Pow Wow

The Davidson Brothers Announce Summer Pickin’ Party This Friday

Davidson Brothers
Image Courtesy of The Davidson Brothers

Victorian bluegrass pickin’ siblings The Davidson Brothers are throwing a party this Friday and you’re invited. Along with fellow bluegrass pickers the Quarry Mountain Dead Rats and alt-country legends Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, The Davidson Brothers will be taking over the Curtain Bandroom in Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria.

Tickets for the Summer Pickin’ Party are $20 and the music will kick off at around 8:30pm. For more information on the party check out the official Facebook event here. The details are below

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

Lachlan Bryan Announces East Coast Tour

Lachlan Bryan
Image Courtesy of Lachlan Bryan

You’ve picked up the new Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes album Black Coffee right? Right? I’m assuming you have because it’s been streaming to the top of all the charts that matter.

To celebrate its release Lachlan Bryan is slipping on his traveling boots and heading out on tour. And don’t worry Wildes fans – there’s a tour on the horizon with the whole band to be announced soon. In the meantime all of Bryan’s upcoming dates are below:

Saturday 19th October – No 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday 24th October – The Armidale Club, Armidale, NSW
Sunday 27th October – Grand Junction Hotel, Maitland, NSW
Thursday 31st October – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 1st November – Burleigh Underground Drummers, Gold Coast, QLD
Thursday 7th November – Mars Hill Cafe, Parramatta, NSW
Friday 8th November – The Lambton Park Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 10th November – Wickam Park Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Wednesday 13th November – Revolver Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 21st November – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 23rd November – Mona Museum & Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Sunday 24th November – Brookefield Winery, Margate, TAS
Tuesday 26th November – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 19th December – Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill, NSW

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