CC Thornley (banjo) and Emily Wolfe (fiddle) play and talk about tunes from the rich history of Tasmanian folk music. Stories, songs and quite often sheer nonsense. Guaranteed 5 songs per podcast!
The Wolfe & Thorn Podcast S3E3: Side Questing with Jalen Sutcliffe & Paul Sharp
Our special guests in the studio are Mr Paul Sharp (due to problems with his mic you might notice some odd things about his voice. We apologize!) and the legendary Mighty Murri Man Jalen Sutcliffe, lead singer of the Mentolists, star of the ABC's Black Comedy and Rosehaven.
We take a detour today and share with you some of the material we play in our other alter-egos, the Mentolists and the Black Swans of Trespass. We put the trad Tassie stuff and the new album on hold while we play some of our favorite reggae tunes. Yes, on banjo and fiddle. Get over it. Get ready from some hefty YouTube copyright lightning strikes as we plunder material that isn't ours, and may or may not be public domain.
Keep an eye - sorry, ear out, for the return of the Gadbot 3000 as we roll out our toys to impress (and confuse) our guests!
One love! Irie!!
The Wolfe & Thorn Podcast Season 3 Ep2: Squeezing Boxes, Breaking Hearts
The mission to create the second Wolfe & Thorn album continues, despite rocketing property prices, CC being ravaged by the COVID plague, and gross generalizations as the entire Music Industry PTY LTD in Tasmania collapses.
Randall Muir, who played on our last album, joins us today to accept the brief of playing accordion on the new project. R.G.Muir is well known in Tasmania for his work in music, teaching at the Conservatorium, running Rektango, (Hobart's most treasured gig,) and in bands such as Stitch.
Also, Emily and CC were there, too, as well.
Here's the songs:
King Pippin's Polka,
Uncle Affie's Tap,
The Wolfe & Thorn Podcast Season 3 Ep1: Studio Tan
Hello listeners and welcome back to the Wolfe & Thorn podcast, Season 3 Episode 1! We have been going through ch-ch-ch-ch changes!! Emily has had a baby and is now allowed back out in public (under supervision, of course,) and CC has a job and has joined society, begrudgingly. Yes, it's been a while, and everything is different. We're now dropping the podcast once a month, and we have a new focus. You still will get 5 songs every podcast! You still will get Tasmanian tunes! However, this season will document our journey as we put together not one, but THREE new recording projects that include: A new Wolfe & Thorn album of traditional heritage Tassie music, CC's solo project AND Emily's solo project! And we will fill you in on a few other adventures with the Black Swans of Trespass.
This video features The Rokeby Amateur Motorcyclists and Crystal Meth Enthusiasts club, every single resident of Rokeby deciding to mow their F#%*#!G lawns when we try to record, emotional roller coaster rides, severe self flagellation and detailed observations of us watching each other play with ourselves. Wait....that...er...came out weird....sorry.
Songs we play are:
The Cape Barren Jig
Down Longford Way
The Contemporary Proletariat's Adventures in Neo-Fuedalism
Glen Huon Waltz
King Pippin's Polka
Enjoy! or not. Do what you like. It's up to you.
FRIENDS of the WOLFE & THORN #3: Teresa Dixon & Hannah Morrell
This episode we catch up with Teresa Dixon and Hannah Morrell, both of the Dead Maggies and also solo artists in their own right, with Teresa about to release her second album of original songs.
We were scheduled to make this a live one but alas, did not sell enough tickets to justify opening up the Providence Cafe, so we gave Danning the owner a break. Although she said it was not about the money, I couldn't justify her losing money on the night. So we elected to have the podcast in sunny Rokeby, with a wonderful view of the Rokeby Burnt Car Reserve.
We hope you enjoy these Tassie artists.
FRIENDS of the WOLFE & THORN #2: Montz Matsumoto & Luke Plumb
This month we have a chat to two Tassie icons. The Japanese-Taswegian banjo player Montz Matsumoto and the mighty Luke Plumb. Lots of banjo and mandolin as Montz takes us through some of his favorites and originals.
Hosted by the Providence Cafe, 42 Newdegate St, North Hobart, TASAMANIA.
FRIENDS of the WOLFE & THORN #1: Matthew Dames & Anna Talbot
REGULAR EPISODES OF THE WOLFE & THORN PODCAST WILL RESUME IN 2022.
In the meantime, CC Thornley introduces our dear listeners to some of the friends of the Wolfe & Thorn that make up part of the rich Tasmanian folk landscape in this special series of live podcast concerts recorded at the Providence Cafe, North Hobart, Tasmania.
The first of these concerts introduces MATTHEW DAMES & ANNA TALBOT chatting with CC, playing and discussing some of their music.
Better than penguins
Writing from the cold, dark abominable land that is Antarctica, where the sweet sweet lullabies of your banjo and fiddle drown out the cacophony of penguin blabber that I live out my days too.
Thank you for everything you do 🙏 keep doing the good work!