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Telling stories, mastering instruments and keeping traditions alive, Amrap keeps you up to date with new Australian folk music.


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Kevin James - Feel the Spirit     Folk, Acoustic, World, Christian 25/06/2019
Kevin James is a devotional singer, Shakuhachi flute player and chant leader. He travels the world, sharing mantras and chants from various traditions with his Heartsongs.
This song described the birth of my journey of self discovery. I think anyone who has had some kind of liberating experience of self transformation would relate to this simple song.

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Other tracks by Kevin James:  Blessing  -  Oh Creator
Little Wise - Devil off my Back     Folk, Alternative Country, Rock 25/06/2019
Little Wise, AKA songwriter Sophie Klein, is a truth-teller whose words and music leave you feeling more alive and heart-achingly human than ever before.
We all have our devils - the demons that hold us back from being the best versions of ourselves. The importance of fighting these devils is what Little Wise is tackling with her latest single Devil off my Back. The chorus serves as a mantra of hope for this universal feeling, and an encouragement to keep trying and opposing negativity.

Natasha Johanna - Air     Folk, Pop 25/06/2019
Multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Natasha Johanna is an emerging artist with a nostalgia soaked familiarity. Her debut EP 'Golden Light' is part folk, part pop looking through a kaleidoscope.
'Air' heralds the second radiant single from Natasha Johanna’s debut EP 'Golden Light'. Natasha produced the EP together with producer/engineer Kate Dillon (Full Flower Moon Band/Gabriella Cohen).

Think: a concoction o Weyes Blood’s Front Row Seat to The Earth, Tame Impala’s Lonerism and Vashti Bunyan’s Some Things Just Stick In My Mind.

The Awesome - These Broken Waters Of The Truth     Folk, Acoustic, World 25/06/2019
Two of Australia’s creative forces , John Passant poet and singer songwriter Mileyna Cifali of Mallacoota based nationally acclaimed duo The Awesome collaborate on an album of hauntingly beautiful songs.
Canberra published poet John Passant has collaborated with singer songwriter Mileyna Cifali who has set the poem by Passant to music

Other tracks by The Awesome:  In the Beginning Was The End  -  And So You Sleep
The Queensland Tiger - Streets of Forbes (John McGuire)     Folk, Acoustic, Country, Alternative Country 25/06/2019
The Queensland Tiger covers traditional Australian ballads mainly from the nineteenth century: e.g. Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Breaker Morant, Charles Thatcher, etc…. true to the original works.
Ben Hall and Frank Gardiner had robbed the gold escort at Eugowra Rocks near Forbes in 1862, the largest gold robbery of its day. Ben Hall was shot by the police on 5th May, 1865. A witness to the subsequent actions of the police through the streets of Forbes was John McGuire, Hall’s brother in law. Cello by Natasha Jaffe

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Orin - Divide     Folk, Pop, Rock 23/06/2019
Orin are a rambunctious sextet whose sound has evolved from the acoustic-rock foundations of their 2013 debut 'I'm Mortal' into a progressive, genre-hopping fusion found on their upcoming release 'Stone'
Be who you feel, do what you love.
The most accessible taste of Orin's 2019 EP 'Stone.' Divide is an upbeat, folk-rock ode to trying to follow your passion.

Other tracks by Orin:  Phantom
Dan Baker - Forget Your Mother     Folk, Pop, Acoustic, Roots 22/06/2019
Emerging craftsmen, Dan Baker is releasing the first recordings of his thoughtful contemporary folk works after honing them across many festival and venue stages across Queensland.
Forget Your Mother is a deliberately simple and catchy expression of freedom and emancipation from the ties that bind us. It attempts to capture the nostalgia of coming of age.

Pat Kenny - Don't Leave My Heart In The Rain     Folk, Alternative Country 21/06/2019
After previously serving in the Australian military for five years, Pat Kenny has now turned his attention to songwriting.
‘Don’t Leave My Heart In The Rain’ is a bittersweet reflection on a relationship. The track is rich with imagery and showcases Pat Kenny’s lyricism. The Folk/Alt Country tune features beautifully sparse instrumentation, a melancholic fiddle refrain, and delightful vocal harmony accompaniment from singer/songwriter, Dan Parsons.

Sarah Humphreys - Slow Dance     Folk, Pop, Alternative Country, Easy Listening 21/06/2019
From delicate folk music to personal reveries, vibrant collaborations and rousing alt-country songs.
This is the first solo single from Sarah Humphreys in 4 years (since the release of her Kasey Chambers produced record NEW MOON). SLOW DANCE is a joyful story song about finding love. SLOW DANCE will warm you up and make you smile.

TJ Patrick - Adelina     Folk, Acoustic 21/06/2019
Born and raised in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, TJ Patrick creates songs that shed light on stories of raw, personal experiences with a delicate and gentle nature.
Recorded in the Dandenong Ranges with Ben Edgar (Passenger, Angus and Julia Stone) Adelina uses driving rhythms and lapsteel guitars to paint a vast landscape inspired by 1970s California rock and Americana. Lyrically, the song speaks of having a deep empathy for someone that has just broken your heart.

The Queensland Tiger - The Captain of the Push (Henry Lawson)     Folk, Acoustic, Country, Alternative Country 20/06/2019
The Queensland Tiger covers traditional Australian ballads mainly from the nineteenth century: e.g. Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Breaker Morant, Charles Thatcher, etc… true to the original works.
Complete poem by Henry Lawson (1867 - 1922) This was apparently passed by the censor, and published in The Bulletin in 1892. Infamous gangs, known as pushes, still roamed “The Rocks” area of Sydney In the 1880s and 1890s, so when Lawson published this poem, it was topical piece, not an historical one.

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Anna-Kat - Fifteen     Folk, Pop 19/06/2019
Alpaca farmer turned fem art pop singer-songerwriter producer.
'Fifteen’ is an appeal for empathy, in hope of inspiring uncomfortably necessary conversations around consent, especially as an adolescent.

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Annaliese Rose - I Feel All the Wrong Things at All the Wrong Times     Folk, Acoustic, Ambience, Easy Listening 19/06/2019
Annaliese Rose is returning with new material after two years of writing and recording, and stepping out of her comfort zone to truly capture the new artist she is becoming.
'I Feel All the Wrong Things at All the Wrong Times' is the most recent release from Annaliese Rose's upcoming EP, and introduces a new sound to her music, defining the new artist she is becoming.

Dan Baker - The Wilderness     Folk, Roots, Acoustic, Chill 19/06/2019
Emerging craftsmen, Dan Baker is releasing the first recordings of his thoughtful contemporary folk works after honing them on many festival and venue stages across Queensland.
The Wilderness is a message of comfort and affirmation to a former self. It begins as a sombre confession but grows into an empowering rally to heed the call from without and within.

Greta Stanley - Follow Suit     Folk, Rock, Electronic, Pop 19/06/2019
Produced by Mark Myers from The Middle East, 'Follow Suit' is the latest stunner from acclaimed Cairns singer/songwriter Greta Stanley. It will feature on her upcoming EP (due July 26).

Supporting Emma Louise:


Hannah Ana - Stay With Me     Folk, Pop, Acoustic 19/06/2019
Hannah Ana is a Brisbane-based Canadian singer-songwriter, sharing stories through cinematic soundscapes, contemplative lyrics and soulful vocals. Her songs aim to connect listeners with a deeper part of themselves.
Inspired by folk ballads and cinematic scores, "Stay With Me" was written about deep, soulful conversations that evoke a sense of magic, mystery and enchantment. This is a cinematic journey through an enthralling conversation with a loved one.

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The Hunter Express - Bad Line     Folk 19/06/2019
The Hunter Express is a band led by frontman, Brad Ellis. The lineup sees Matt Dixon on guitar, bassist Jarrad Brown, percussionist Tyler Campbell, pianist Olaf Scott and Pia Nesvara.
'Bad Line' is the first single to be lifted from the record. The song reflects the struggle that someone goes through when communication starts to break down between that someone you love. Trying to stay in contact, but destined to keep dropping out and away from one another.

The Queensland Tiger - Sweeney (Henry Lawson)     Folk, Acoustic, Country, Alternative Country 19/06/2019
The Queensland Tiger covers traditional Australian ballads mainly from the nineteenth century: e.g. Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Breaker Morant, Charles Thatcher, etc…. true to the original works.
Near complete poem. I have omitted the lines “His brow was broad and roomy, but its lines were somewhat harsh, And a sensual mouth was hidden by a drooping, fair moustache; (His hairy chest was open to what poets call the 'wined', And I would have bet a thousand that his pants were gone behind).” Violin by Jessie Morgan

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Voye - Hummingbird     Folk, Atmospheric, Ambience, Pop 19/06/2019
A folk-pop singer-songwriter artist from Townsville.
Hummingbird is the title track of Voye's debut EP. Hummingbird is a song written over many years, and tells the story of the heartbreak and convalescence inevitably experienced throughout the journey of life.

Bonniesongs - Ice Cream     Folk, Experimental 18/06/2019
Bonnie’s sweet ethereal vocals sail over the polyrhythmic backgrounds created between her mandolin, percussion and vocal loops.
Bonnie Stewart: vocals, guitar, banjo, drums, percussion
Freya Schack- Arnott: cello
Thomas Botting: double and electric bass
Alyx Dennison and David Trumpmanis: guitar noodles, bass synth and zombie vocals

Recorded, mixed and mastered by David Trumpmanis
Coo Coo recorded and mixed by Dave Kempton, with additional recording, mixing and mastering by David Trumpmanis
Produced by Alyx Dennison

Other tracks by Bonniesongs:  Barabara