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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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Tim Hart - A Long Way     Folk, Easy Listening, Acoustic 02/03/2018
Tim Hart is a folk singer-songwriter from Sydney, Australia. He is a member of Australian band Boy & Bear.
A long way is about relationships. People getting bored and complacent and disconnected. I think a lot gets written about the good and the bad but never much about the in-between.

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Todd Pierce - No Sign of Bigfoot (Day 57)     Folk, Roots, Rock 02/03/2018
A multi-instrumentalist songwriter whose style straddles rock, roots, classical, progressive and folk, incorporating a range of instruments (guitar, piano, tuba, saxophone, clarinet, flute, melodica, ukulele, mandolin) and environmental samples.
The Modern Folk review: "The tale of a sad man who has staked his dreams of success on finding a bigfoot and cashing in on the inevitable publicity that discovery would lead to. Musically, it's an eclectic folk jam with production touches from a tuba bass line, and melodica riff."

Other tracks by Todd Pierce:  Lie Down Slow  -  Forty Ten
Ryan Downey - Running     Folk, Alternative Country, Pop 01/03/2018
Spellbinding indie-folk artist Ryan Downey releases his striking new single ‘Running’, the title track to his debut album due Friday 13 April via Barely Dressed Records / Remote Control.
A deftly plucked nylon string guitar is all that is needed to support Ryan’s mesmeric baritone in 'Running'. The first words you’ll ever hear from him are addressed directly to you, ‘I could write a song to you so sweet, it’d raise you to your feet and you’d come running’...

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Brad & Brodie - Scarlett Red     Folk, Pop 01/03/2018
We met through music, and together we have now grown through music. Our message is hope and love.
This song is based on a dream but then turned into a realisation that the darkness in our lives is an illusion and we aren't running from it anymore.

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Other tracks by Brad & Brodie:  Butterfly  -  Sky, Land and Sea
Yhan Leal - By The Wayside     Folk 01/03/2018
By The Wayside is the latest release from Yhan Leal’s new self-titled album.
The opening track from the current album featuring his signature nylon string soft and smooth guitar picking. With his beautiful voice floating over the top along with a tasteful rhythm section and the ethereal soundscapes which have become such a part of his haunting neo folk sound.

Allison Forbes - Gone     Country 23/02/2018
Tamworth’s own rebel child is a breath of fresh air and an outburst of originality in songwriting. Allison Forbes is a new-age outlaw of country music.
Gone is the new single offering by Tamworth singer songwriter Allison Forbes. Taken from the EP ‘Augustine’, Allison explores the emotions of wanting to pack up normal life after disappointments and running away in the middle of the night.

Mary Webb - Fly On The Table     Folk 23/02/2018
Mary has a reputation as an innovative performer and songwriter. She has a background in classical and choral music and also sites Jazz and Folk as powerful influences.
The song is about independence, feeling trapped, and wanting to find my own way through difficult times. I was seeing a future for myself that was different to the reality I was living, and wanted to summon my own strength to get myself there.

Didirri - Formaldehyde     Folk, Easy Listening, Acoustic, Pop 22/02/2018
Simultaneously heartbreaking and healing, and approaching real issues with smile and charm, Didirri is an artist with something to say.
single “Formaldehyde” is dedicated to all the inspiring strong women in life, and all the unique experiences they have.

At some point in life we all feel a loss of control, and this song is about embracing that feeling.

Joe Man Murphy - Johnny     Folk 22/02/2018
Joe Man Murphy is an Irish born Folk and Roots singer-songwriter.With influences from Paul Simon, John Butler and The Eagles, Joe's music has evolved to become a unique blend.
This song about my Dad's uncle Johnny. A great musician in the 40's he had one of the most popular big bands in Ireland. He went on to produce Eurovision winning songs and write music for the RTE symphony Orchestra

Other tracks by Joe Man Murphy:  Gold Mine  -  In The End My Love
Lloyd M Clarke - Great Mighty Murray     Country, Easy Listening, Folk, Acoustic 22/02/2018
Lloyd M Clarke – is a mature balladeer raised on easy listening, country and popular folk music which birthed a lifelong love and passion for singing, song writing and storytelling.
A celebration of a great Australian River and the bounty we all enjoy from its life giving waters.

Other tracks by Lloyd M Clarke:  High Country Hide Away  -  Daisy Chains
Whirling Furphies - My Brown Yarra     Folk, Country 22/02/2018
The Whirling Furphies hooky pop-style songs coupled with the band’s brilliant musicianship quickly established them at the forefront of the acoustic and folk scene in Australia.
“My Brown Yarra” is claimed by many as their “Melbourne Anthem” and is sung around campfires, at festivals and funerals, in bars by expats all over the world. Apart from the Whirling Furphies version on “Lizard Tree” it has been recorded by both Margret Roadnight and the wonderful Kavisha Mazzella.

Other tracks by Whirling Furphies:  One Plus One Plus One
Jamie Hutchings - December Park     Folk, Atmospheric, Acoustic, Experimental 21/02/2018
Jamie Hutchings is a singer/songwriter/guitarist and sometime producer. He was the frontman for seminal Sydney based quartet Bluebottle Kiss and has since fronted Infinity Broke and The Tall Grass.
December Park captures conjures up the balmy emptiness of Sydney evenings, school holidays, everyone away and some...for good.

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Other tracks by Jamie Hutchings:  Judas Is A Girl  -  Here Comes The Frost
TOBiAS - Left A Light Burning     Country, Folk, Alternative Country, Roots 20/02/2018
Soulful - Engaging - EnigmaticInternational artist with Indie Folk Pop Vibes, Beck meets Paul Kelly meets War On Drugs , exceptional musician who comes to life on the guitar.
'Left A Light Burning' is the sixth single released by Indie / Folk Pop artist Tobias. Featuring a dynamite list of musicians including Michel Rose (Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey Chambers) and Caroline Trengove (Hilbuilly Goats). The song encapsulates the feeling of Tobias's tours in and around Australia.

Timberwolf - Jacaranda Sunsets     Folk, Alternative Country, Acoustic 16/02/2018
One of Australia’s brightest talents, Rising Indie / Alt / Rock Artist Timberwolf has released his debut full length record ‘Íkaros’ and announced an East Coast tour of Australia.
The brand new Paul Kelly-esque Australian Summer Single!

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Justin Doncevic - Girl on the Train     Rock, Blues, Roots 15/02/2018
Justin Doncevic is a Guitarist & multi instrumentalist who fuses blues, rock & folk traditions together with a keen focus on songwriting and storytelling.
‘Girl on the Train’ tells the tale of an eventful train ride, backed by a driven blues based sound that allows the story to take the main focus.

Augie March - When I Am Old     Rock, Folk 15/02/2018
'When I Am Old' is the second single from Augie March's forthcoming album 'Bootikins' coming out on Caroline Music/UMA on 23rd February 2018.
Glenn Richards says '"Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty" which is as I would like it, sadly there are many down sides to ageing to which wisdom and viagra are but temporary barricades to an onslaught as assured as Death's arrival! ,

Chris O - Dirty Boots     Folk, Roots, Country, Acoustic 15/02/2018
Chris O is an Australian roots, and blues performer who draws on a lifetime of encounters with places, people, traditions, and magic to create the original, self-produced songs she plays.
A breakout from city to country living isn’t the ultimate cure, but usually comes with benefits.
Chris on vocals, playing Martin D15 & Recording King Steel Resonator guitars.
Audio Engineering: Chris O

Other tracks by Chris O:  You Mine  -  Love this Land
Kristy Cox - Sweet English Rose     Country, Alternative Country, Folk 15/02/2018
Kristy is one of the most refreshing and exciting names in bluegrass music worldwide.She is a Southern Stars and dual Golden Guitar Award winner.
Sweet English Rose is the second official single from Kristy's Billboard #1 Bluegrass album, Ricochet.

The track was co-written with Allan Caswell (On The Inside) and features the creme of Bluegrass music under the helm of producer, Jerry Salley.

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Lucy Wise - Solid Ground     Folk, Rock 15/02/2018
Lucy Wise delights audiences with her masterful storytelling, intricate ukulele and guitar playing and soulful voice. Lucy’s songs sketch stories that are grounded in the realities of everyday experience...
'Solid Ground' draws the listener in with its infectious groove and Appalachian Folk-inspired melody, offering a warm, rich folk-rock band sound. It puts the listener in the shoes of someone finding their feet again after a breakup. The music video for this release was produced by Melbourne filmmaker Rowan Gruner.

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Mariah McCarthy - Counting Sheep     Folk, Alternative Country 15/02/2018
Breaking out on her own bare feet comes magical folk artist Mariah McCarthy, a Bendigo-based singer songwriter excited to launch her solo career with her first official release ‘Counting Sheep’
With a beckoning voice of home and soothing rhythms akin to travelling among regularly-visited distant places, Mariah marries feelings of here and there; comfort and ache; dream and reality in ‘Counting Sheep’. An ode to awakening remote desire, Mariah's debut is an honest and mature account from the budding talent.