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Dec 13, 2019: I'm writing you from Fulong, a fishing village on the northeast coast on Taiwan, a place my heart sails to sometimes when I sleep. I've been holed up here for a week and a half, writing the book to go with the new album, and god, is it ever good to be back...

read my words from the road

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Further Down the Line World Tour

Thu   Feb 13   Edmonton, AB   Pamela Mae and I will be singing some songs as the feature at Brick & Whiskey's open mic with Leo Martinez (filling in for Bill Bourne) and the House Band! Leo kicks things off at 8, we're on 9pmish, and open mic starts up around ten. If you're on Facebook, the event's here.
 
Thu   Feb 27   East Lansing, MI   Excited to be appearing at Ten Pound Fiddle concert at the Robin Theater, 1105 S. Washington Avenue, 7:30-10pm, tickets $18 Public/$15 Fiddle Members/$5 Students, available here or at the box office at 6:30pm. If you're on Facebook, please help out by sharing the event!
 
Fri   Feb 28   Kalamazoo, MI   House concert at Sarah's, 120 North Arlington Street, 7:30 doors, 8pm start, by donation.
 
Sat   Feb 29   Chicago, IL   I'm very happy to be returning for another appearance on Rich Warren's legendary show FolkStage, live in studio for the members of WFMT's Fine Arts Circle, and over the airwaves at 8pm on WFMT!
 
Sun   Mar 1   Chicago, IL   Windy City House Concerts, doors open with a light potluck at 3pm, music at 4pm, contact lee@windycityhouseconcerts.org if you want to come!
 
Fri   Mar 6   Oklahoma City, OK   Joe's Basement Concerts, 6:00 potluck, 7:00, $15, email joesbasementconcerts@gmail.com to RSVP and get the address!
 
Sat   Mar 7   Austin, TX   Joe's Basement Concerts, 6:00 potluck, 7:00, $15, email joesbasementconcerts@gmail.com to RSVP and get the address!
 
Sun   Mar 8   New Braunfels, TX   New Braunfels House Concerts, doors open at 4:30, music starts at 5pm, tickets $20, book in here and contact Elaine at (210) 617-3765 or nbhouseconcerts@gmail.com if you need info.
 
Tue   Mar 10   Austin, TX   House concert and Wild Gins tasting, cocktails at 7, concert at 8, $10-15 suggested donation, email molly@wildgins.com if you wanna join us!
 
Fri   Mar 13   Farmers Branch, TX   House concert and Potluck Dinner, 6:30 PM start, music at 7:30, RSVP strongly encouraged, for details send email to psheller@gmail.com or phone or text 972-261-8696.
 
Sat   Mar 14   Arlington, TX   Open Door Coffee House, a non-profit, acoustic listening room venue hosted by volunteers at The Welcome Table Christian Church. Tickets are $15 advance or $18 at the door, doors open at 6:45, and the concert starts at 7.
 
Sun   Mar 15   Shreveport, LA   house concert, details TBA.
 
Fri   Mar 20   Asheville, NC   house concert, details TBA.
 
Wed   Mar 25   Chapel Hill, NC   Dropping into the mythical Kraken for another Shake Sugaree Residency night with my pals Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys! The show runs 7-10pm, and I'm singing somewhere in the middle. There's no cover charge, but there'll be a hat passed around, potluck snacks, and a rare, big-tent magic in that roadhouse by the highway. If you're too far away to get in the thick of it, you can tune in online! Jonathan streams every show on YouTube, Facebook, Periscope (@jonathanbyrdmusic), Mixer (ShakeSugaree), and Twitch (PickupCowboys), as well as on the etheric plane.
 
Sat   Mar 28   Sterling, VA   Focus Music show at Community Lutheran Church of Sterling, 21014 Whitfield Place, $20 general / $18 for FocusMusic members and in advance at www.FocusMusic.org.
 
Thu   Apr 2   Philadelphia, PA   Songwriters' Night at The Living Room at 35 East in Ardmore, swapping songs with Crys Matthews, Ethan Pierce, Scott Cook, Crys Matthews, Ami Yares and our hosts Aaron Nathans and Avi Wisnia Doors at 7, show at 7:30, tickets $20 (capacity limited, ticket link coming soon), BYOB and good vibes.
 
Sat   Apr 4   Ripton, VT   Ripton Community Coffee House, held in the historic Ripton Community House, at 1305 Vermont Route 125. Open mic starts at 7:30, followed by an intermission with beverages and baked goods, then I'm on for a 75-minute set around 8:30 or 9. $10-15 donation at the door, magic or your money back.
 
Sun   Apr 5   Bridgton, ME   Concert in the lovely Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn, 95 Sanborns Grove Road, show 7:30-9:30. If you're on Facebook, please invite your pals to the event!
 
Fri   Apr 10   Earlville, NY   Playing in the Arts Cafe at the Earlville Opera House, with Joseph Mettler opening, 7pm start.
 
Sat   Apr 11   Leverett, MA   Mt. Toby Concerts for Social Change, 7:30 start, suggested donation $10-$25, at 194 Long Plain Road (Route 63).
 
Fri   Apr 17   Hartford, CT   First time in Hartford! And I can't think of a better place than with the kind folks behind Meeting House Presents! 7pm doors, 7:30 show, tickets $20/$14 for students with ID/children under 12 free, magic or your money back. Advance tickets available here.
 
Sat   Apr 18   Brooklyn, NY   Stoked to be appearing at Voices in the Heights alongside my pals Shawna Caspi and Katie Dahl! Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30, tickets are $15, and it's held at First Unitarian Congregational Society, 119 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn. The Facebook page for the whole series is here, and it's a great thing they've got going.
 
Sun   Apr 19   Lincroft, NJ   Earth Room Concerts with Meghan Cary! It's held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, 7pm start, tickets $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share it around!
 
Thu   Apr 23   Saratoga Springs, NY   Spring Street Gallery show in support of Youth Squared - Youth Helping Youth, tickets $15 advance/$20 door, advance tickets available here, music 7-9pm.
 
Wed   Apr 29   Pleasant Plain, OH   Plain Folk Cafe, opener TBA, 7pm start, more details TBA.
 
Sat   May 2   Columbus (Lewis Center), OH   Stoked to return to Central Ohio Folk Festival! Lindsay Lou's headlining Saturday night, and there's music and workshops all day Saturday and Sunday. I'm playing a set on the Showcase Stage at noon on Saturday, then my concert on Main Stage at 2pm, and giving a workshop on songwriting at 4pm in tent #2.
 
Mon   May 4   Decorah, IA   House concert at 707 Center Ave, openers start at 7 and I'm on at 8:15, BYOB, $10-15 suggested donation. If you're on Facebook, please invite only the finest folks to the event! And email Paul at harlyfife999@yahoo.com if you've got any questions.
 
Sat   May 9   Fort St. John, BC   CD release at Whole Wheat and Honey, Doors at 6:30, Show at 7:30, tickets $25.
 
Thu   May 21   Steveston, BC   Steveston Folk Guild with the Second Chances. The club meets in the Boatbuilders Building in Britannia Shipyard, doors open at 7pm, music starts at 7:30, and we're on 8pmish.
 
Tue   Aug 25   London, England   Back among the good people at Woodburner, this time in the leafy Dalston Eastern Curve Garden! Details TBA, magic guaranteed.
 
Sun   Sep 6   Edinburgh, Scotland   Excited to experience the Wee Folk Club! 8:30 start, £6 at the door.
 
Fri   Sep 11   Glasgow, Scotland   House concert at the Robinsfield Bowl, details TBA.
 
Sat   Sep 12   Letham, Fife, Scotland   Elated to rejoin the wonderful folks at Letham Nights alongside my Canadian pal Sarah Jane Scouten! Details TBA, magic guaranteed.
 
Wed   Sep 16   Copenhagen, DK   TBA
 
Tue   Oct 6   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency at The Cameron House, 6-8pm.
 
Tue   Oct 13   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency at The Cameron House, 6-8pm.
 
Tue   Oct 20   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency at The Cameron House, 6-8pm.
 
Tue   Oct 27   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency at The Cameron House, 6-8pm.
 
Sat   Nov 7   Calgary, AB   Nickelodeon Folk Club with the Second Chances!
 
Sat   Feb 6, 2021   Edmonton AB   Northern Lights Folk Club with the Second Chances! What a joy this'll be. Tickets go on sale in the summer, $23 advance or $27 at the door if available, 7pm doors, 8pm show.
 
Fri   Feb 26, 2021   Calgary, AB   Calgary Folk Club with the Second Chances and opener TBA, at Dalhousie Community Centre, 7pm doors for a 7:30 show, bookings essential as it sells out.

past shows

TABLATURE: I've had a few requests for tablature, so here's some of fish jumpin, for your plucking pleasure...

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WELL WORTH READING:


Martin Luther King on Vietnam, as relevant today as it was back in '67.

WELL WORTH WATCHING:


The War on Democracy
by John Pilger

Why We Fight
by Eugene Jarecki