Thank Folk It’s Friday – 7th September


This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Timber and Steel are proud to be presenting Don’t Think Twice acoustic Sunday evenings at the iconic Annandale Hotel in Sydney. The first show will kick off this Sunday with Piers Twomey and Zoe Elliot. Details here

– To get you in the mood for Don’t Think Twice Piers Twomey has released his brand new video for “Mountain Song”. Details here

Patrick James finally released his brand new single “All About To Change”. James will be launching the single at a series of shows later this month presented by Timber and Steel. Details here

– UK folk artist Marcus Foster revealed two new tracks from his rumoured upcoming mini-album. Details here

– The September lineup for MoFo in Sydney has been announced featuring Ash Hansen and Little Big Wolf. Details here

Timber and Steel will be presenting the November east coast tour from Wagons frontman Henry Wagons. Details here

– Sydney based singer-songwriter Rosie Catalano is taking the crowdfunding route to getting her next album off the ground and is touring this month and next to promote the campaign. Details here

– We have the track “Photosynthesis” taken from the Live at Wembley DVD that will be available with Frank Turner’s upcoming album Last Minutes and Lost Evenings on the 5th October. Details here

Newtown Festival in Sydney is always a popular destination at the end of spring and their lineup of local musos can’t be beaten. The first round of artists announced for this year’s event includes The Crooked Fiddle Band, The Rescue Ships, Little Bastard, Caitlin Park, Battleships and many many more. Details here

Martha Wainwright has recorded “Proserpina”, the last song written by her late mother Kate McGarrigle, for her upcoming album Come Home to Mama. The video for the single is an emotional one. Details here

Bellowhead released “10,000 Miles Away”, the first single from their upcoming album Broadside. The video for the track features the Oxfordshire countryside, pirates and a food fight. Details here

Neil Young has announced a second album in 2012 with Crazy Horse. Psychedelic Pill, an album of original material follows the folk-standards of Americana. Details here

– The Nexus 
 Centre in Adelaide are presenting a series of Friday night concerts as part of the World Music Series. First up this Friday is Max Savage and the False Idols, The Bakers Digest and Carla Lippis and the Martial Hearts. Details here

Tigertown released their brand new single “Morning Has Finally Come” off their forthcoming EP Before The Morning and we have it streaming. Details here

– Sydney will see the arrival of The Mumford & Sons General Store & Saloon pop up bar next week to help launch the new Mumford and Sons album Babel. Details are scant at the moment but the venue will feature streams of the album, screenings of the Big Easy Express film and live music. Details (so far) here

– In other Mumford and Sons news the band has announce plans to release the video for their new single “I Will Wait” next week. In the lead up they have produced three teaser videos titled “Road to Red Rocks”. Details here

– Check out “Like A House Needs A Door”, the quirky first single from Sarah Humphreys’ upcoming album Hello. Details here

– The new single from Charles Jenkins, “Pray My Dear Daughter”, might just have the best opening lines of any folk song this year. Details here

– While the new Beth Orton single “Magpie” hit the internet a couple of weeks ago we’ve only now been treated to the song’s artistic new video. Details here

The Tiger and Me will be showcasing material from their upcoming album The Drifter’s Dawn at a one off Timber and Steel presented gig at The Workers Club in Melbourne this month. We have their first video from the album “Pantomime”. Details here



“Just when you think you’ve got your hometown pegged, and you know exactly who’s making your kind of tunes and where to find them, someone always comes out of left field. Most recently for me, that man was Thom Lion”Thom Lion, The Minimalist. Review here

Releases This Week

I Know What Love Isn't
I Know What Love Isn’tJens Lekman

Wreck & Ruin
Wreck & RuinKasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson

Young North
Young NorthThe Paper Kites

Timber and Steel Presents

Piers Twomey

Don’t Think Twice feat. Piers Twomey and Zoe Elliot
Sunday 9th September – The Annandale Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Friday 7th September – Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart, TAS
Sunday 9th September – Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Monday 10th September – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 12th September – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Friday 14th September – WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW

Hayden Calnin
Thursday 13th of September – Bigsound Live, Brisbane, QLD

John Williamson
Thursday 13th September – Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra, NSW
Friday 14th September – Juniors, Kingsford, NSW

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens
Monday 10th September – The Phoenix, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 12th October – The Empress, Melbourne, VIC

Julia Stone
Friday 7th September – Forum Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 8th September – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan VIC
Wednesday 12th September – The Abbey, Canberra ACT
Thursday 13th September – Lizotte’s, Newcastle NSW

Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp
Thursday 13th September – Byron Bay Community Centre, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 14th September – Jetty Theatre, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Saturday 8th September – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 14th September – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Lanie Lane
Friday 7th September – Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 8th September – Heritage Hotel, Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 9th September – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 14th September – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW

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

Nexus World Music Series
feat. Max Savage and the False Idols, The Bakers Digest and Carla Lippis and the Martial Hearts

Friday 7th September – Nexus 
 Centre, Adelaide, SA
feat. Aloysious Leeson, Mike Bevan (Caliente) and Doug de Vries
Friday 14th September – Nexus 
 Centre, Adelaide, SA

Nick and Liesl
Sunday 9th September – Lizotte’s, Kincumber, NSW

Rose Catalano
Thursday 13th September – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Rufus Wainwright
Saturday 8th September – Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 9th September – Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 12th September – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, QLD

The Beautiful Girls
Friday 7th September – Spurs, Devonport, TAS
Saturday 8th September – Wrest Point, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 13th September – Bar on the Hill, The University of Newcastle, NSW
Friday 14th September – Port Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW

Tim Hart
Friday 7th September – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 8th September – Baby Black Cafe, Bacchus Marsh, VIC

Traveller and Fortune
Saturday 8th September – The Evelyn, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 12th September – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW
Thursday September 13th – BIGSOUND Conference, Brisbane, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Banjolin Song/Awake My Soul” – Mumford and Sons feat. Johnny Flynn

Can you believe we’re 2 weeks out from the new Mumford and Sons album? This has of course made us nostalgic for their older music including the wonderful “Banjolin Song” which has only ever appeared on their early EPs. Check out this live version (including a French version of “Awake My Soul”) with the wonderful Johnny Flynn guesting on fiddle.

Timber and Steel Presents: Don’t Think Twice at The Annandale Hotel

Don't Think Twice

The Annandale Hotel, in association with Timber and Steel, are pleased to announce a new recurring soiree taking place in their new back bar on Sundays called Don’t Think Twice. It’s an evening of folk and acoustic music performed in the purest form, stripped back and on the floor.

The recurring event kicks off this Sunday 9th September from 4pm and will feature local singer-songwriters Piers Twomey and Zoe Elliot. The best part is its free entry, there’s cheap drinks and the wonderful Wok ‘n’ Roll Thai restaurant will be cookin’ up a storm.

Why not cap your weekend off with some live and local folk music at one of Sydney’s most iconic venues. For more details check out the official Annandale web site.

The Smallest Gig’s October Lineup

The Falls
Image Courtesy of The Falls

There’s a quiet revolution that’s happening in the music scene across our capital cities and regional centres – the house concert. A staple of the folk circuit for some time, the house (and garden) concert has recently been co-opted by a number of high profile indie and rock artists as a way to connect with their audience in an intimate, warm and welcoming space.

At the forefront of this movement in Sydney is The Smallest Gig, a bi-monthly concert series that has already seen two very successful garden gigs featuring artists such as Matt Corby, Lissa, Emma Davies and more.

The next show from The Smallest Gig is due to take place on the 10th October and features the incredible lineup of The Falls (above), Kodachrome, Zoe Elliot and Tin Sparrow. To secure tickets (and the undisclosed Sydney location) you’ll need to e-mail The Smallest Gig at – if you miss out make sure you follow The Smallest Gig’s Facebook Page for videos of the show and all future gig announcements.

Time to join the revolution.

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