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Folk

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

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The Queensland Tiger - The Diamantina Drover     Folk, World, Country, Indie 21/11/2019
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.
This droving ballad was written in the 1980s by the late Hugh McDonald (1954 - 2016) , though the song sounds much older, and has become a classic.

Backing vocals and violin by Jessie Morgan

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Andaman - Soft Goodbye     Folk, Country, Indie, Pop 20/11/2019
Andaman is a newly formed trio that combines pop sensibility with folk instrumentation and evocative storytelling. Mandolins, guitars, banjos and lush vocal harmonies.
'Soft Goodbye' is a springtime farewell to a lover-turned-friend. The song was written in the springtime, and recorded in the lush surrounds of the Blue Mountains. It is Andaman's first release - with the full record coming in early 2020.

GypsyLou and the Kingfishers - This Too Shall Pass     Folk 20/11/2019
Weaving strands of Celtic and earthy, trad-folk with warm and hearty three part vocal harmony, this five piece ensemble entertains with truly dance-able, singable, soul warming music.
This Too Shall Pass is the second single release from the upcoming album 'Gypsylou and the Kingfishers', set to be released on December 7th 2019.

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Ruth Hazleton - The Killing Times     Folk, World, Alternative 20/11/2019
Steeped in history, folk tradition and unapologetically political, Melbourne-based singer, banjo player, guitarist and songwriter Ruth Hazleton is a prominent figure in Australia’s folk music scene.
A song acknowledging the horror of Australia’s frontier wars and the continued act of colonisation implied when we refuse to embrace ‘truth-telling’ about our colonial history. The song recognises storytelling, retelling and remembering as powerful forms of protest and healing.

The Last Folk Singer - ...Because I was born a girl     Folk, Indie 20/11/2019
Born and raised in Byron Bay, having made a name for herself as an environmentally and politically minded poet. She is excited to make the shift from writer to musician.
This story is inspired by the women who have come before me & who have been brave enough to shine a light on gender inequality.

Jhana Allan - The Hills     Folk, Country 18/11/2019
Jhana Allan is a country folk singer and multi instrumentalist based in Armidale, NSW. She plays mandolin, violin, viola and piano to accompany her lyrically honest and raw folk style.
The Hills is a song about escaping the city and running away to the country.

Other tracks by Jhana Allan:  Darkest Night  -  Don't Look Back
Alice Skye - Friends with Feelings (live)     Folk 15/11/2019
22 year old Alice Skye is a singer-songwriter, Wergaia woman and universal little sister. Now living in Melbourne, home to Alice Skye is country Victoria.
Recorded live in the Triple R Performance Space, 7th July 2019.

Benny D Williams - The Ocean Song     Folk, Indie, Rock, Roots 15/11/2019
Enigmatic underground looping artist Benny D Williams is an entertainment powerhouse, multi-instrumentalist and audio production wizard based in a rundown beachside shack on the Gold Coast.
The ocean song is an uplifting heartfelt declaration for my love of the ocean and respectful appreciation of it's wild power.

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Captain Fighting Machine - I Am Wherever You Are Mine     Folk, Alternative 15/11/2019
Captain Fighting Machine is a new project led by Conor Macdonald of the Gin Club (the Brisbane/Melbourne/Hobart/Stockholm collective).
Built around Conor Macdonald's distinct warble, 'I Am Wherever You Are Mine' is a beautiful song that ebbs, flows and builds layer upon layer to create the perfect mood. For fans of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Smog, David Berman and Mark Linkous.

Genni Kane - Dust & Bones     Folk, Country, Indie 15/11/2019
ARIA award winning Genni Kane has been performing her original songs for over 40 years. Her latest release, Songs From the Kitchen Table, is a celebration of an ordinary life.
Dust & Bones is a love song to the small, historic village of Millthorpe in Central West NSW, but it could be any small village anywhere...or wherever you call home. This is the place I want to be buried. On the hill overlooking the village, beside the bluestone church. This beautiful place has stolen my heart.

Darcy Hay - This Blue World Is Full Of Joy     Folk, Indie, Country, Rock 14/11/2019
Folk, country and blues music from rural Western Australia, featuring compelling, poetic lyrics, a mixture of fingerstyle and slide guitar, lively harmonica, and a broad, everyman Australian accent
Charged with while tinged with the exhaustion of depression, the song builds from delicate fingerpicking to hypnotic percussion and soulful piano, while metaphorical lyrics leap from bushfires to yawning oceans, Biblical turtledoves to pastoral scenes. 'This Blue World Is Full Of Joy' is, simply, a title that summarises the song.

Other tracks by Darcy Hay:  Treasure You  -  Pilbara Slavery Blues
Ella Hartwig - Staged Reality     Folk, Indie 14/11/2019
16-year-old singer/song-writer from Cooktown, Far North Queenland. The acoustic indie/pop artist plays guitar and sings her own songs, inspired by a teenage life and remote community.
“No, it wasn’t love, it was a staged reality.” As the name suggests, Staged Reality explains a misconception of feelings. Or when feelings just aren't connecting. When another is seemingly not as interested or invested in a relationship as you, and you feel you need to get out of there!

Other tracks by Ella Hartwig:  When This Will End  -  Rabbit Hole
ROSS LOVELL - One Heartbeat     Folk, Country, Easy Listening 14/11/2019
Australian singer/songwriter with a love of folk music and classic French film composers. The most recent description of his genre is that of "outsider artist". Can you do better?
A folk/country acoustic ballad featuring acoustic guitars, acoustic bass and soft drums.

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Tim Walker - Red Velvet Chair     Folk 13/11/2019
After moving back to his hometown of Adelaide earlier this year, ex-Sydney singer-songwriter Tim Walker set to work to record a new album, inspired by a recent trip to Europe.
Folk rock from Tim Walker – acoustic guitar overlays a tight rhythm track, along with some tasteful electric licks and riffs. The vocal is catchy and the chorus has you humming along. Look out for the album next year.

Blue lining - Plaza     Folk, Pop, Indie 11/11/2019
Blue lining are a girl-duo who sing folk-pop songs about friendship, love, cynicism and other, mostly sad, stuff. Their stripped-back songs are laced with pop hooks and intricate, haunting harmonies.
Plaza is a sad and haunting track that was written in the wake of a fallout with a childhood best friend, and is about growing up and learning to rely on yourself.

Other tracks by Blue lining:  Perro  -  Crocs
Dave Wright & The Midnight Ramblers - Murray River Outlaw Blues     Folk, Country, Roots 11/11/2019
Dave Wright & The Midnight Ramblers play uptempo Australiana- folk with a bluegrass twist heavy on the harmonies with soaring fiddle and rollicking banjo.
A bluegrass number about an outlaw who leaves his family behind to try and save them from his certain fate as he goes into hiding up along the Murray river. Big harmony singing and energetic fiddle solos.

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Saltwater Taffy - Angeline The Baker     Folk, Country 11/11/2019
Saltwater Taffy, in the Americana tradition, has the salty sweet tang of four part harmony with a touch of Old-Timey string band.
Angeline The Baker was written by Stephen Foster published in 1850. Also a popular fiddle or banjo tune. This version is a mix of the two with Saltwater Taffy's 4 part harmony take on it.

Other tracks by Saltwater Taffy:  The Lone Pilgrim  -  Angel Band
sally cooper - Mountain     Folk 10/11/2019
Singer Songwriter Sally Cooper has recently finished her new Cd “Love will Rise”. The song stories are unadulterated and unmasked, and Sally’s singing is both sonorous and soothing.
Mountain is a song about Gratitude.

Written by Sally Cooper (words and music).
Vocals, backing vocals and all vocal arrangements by Sally Cooper. (Additional backing vocals on “Mountain” by Kate Robinson. Guitar: Dave McGuire. Engineered by Mark Smith, Real productions.

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Other tracks by sally cooper:  Try  -  Bonnie Bring Yourself
Lachlan Edwards - Once More     Folk, Roots, Indie 09/11/2019
Lachlan Edwards is a 16 year old indie singer-songwriter from Newcastle NSW.
Lachlan's 1st single from his EP, 'Once More' was recorded in Byron Bay and produced by Garrett Kato. Chilled.

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AA Matheson - I'll Be Gone So Long     Folk, Country, Indie, Blues 08/11/2019
AA Matheson is known for their intense, emotional live shows, and tender confessional alt-country songs that relay deep personal experiences with loss, identity, trauma and grief.
'I'll Be Gone So Long' is an anti-anthem country song about being OK with leaving everything behind. It is an ode to the natural world and humility in the face of our own insignificance.

Other tracks by AA Matheson:  Nice Things  -  Canyon