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November 7, 2019: Howdy friends, this here's just a quick g'day from Melbourne, where Bram and I have been enjoying a couple days off before jumping back in the saddle and off to another festival! It's been a good run so far, reconnecting with old friends and making lots of new ones...

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UPCOMING SHOWS:

Further Down the Line World Tour

Wed   Nov 13   Lauriston, VIC, AU   House concert with the She'll Be Rights and Teri Young opening! Everyone's welcome, 6:30 doors for 7pm start, supper included $25/$20. Text Maryanne for address on 0400526166 or email ourtoadhall9@bigpond.com.
 
Fri   Nov 15   Seymour, VIC, AU   House concert with the She'll Be Rights and Teri Young opening! Come at 6:30 for a 7pm start. There'll be chai tea on the stove, and some bread and dips... please bring your own mug, feel free to also bring something for the supper table, and BYO beer and wine. Adults $25/$20, under 18s $10, tickets here. Email Richard at richard.telford@gmail.com if you need more info, and if you're on Facebook, feel free to invite friends in the area to the event!
 
Sat   Nov 16   Healesville, VIC, AU   Elated to be bringing the She'll Be Rights to the lovely Healesville Music Festival!!! We'll be keeping good company like Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission, Rich Davies & The Low Road, Kerryn Fields, This Way North, Tuck Shop Ladies, Alawishus Jones & The Outright Lies, Appalachian Stringband, and many more! We're playing at 5pm on Saturday in the Monda Muse.
 
Sun   Nov 17   Glenlyon, VIC, AU   Afternoon house concert at the White Room with the She'll Be Rights, 2pm doors for a 2:30 start, tickets $25, RSVP to 0409 400 281 or bronwynjr@icloud.com if you want a seat!
 
Fri   Nov 22   Eaglemont, VIC, AU   Back for another amazing house concert at the Crones' place with the She'll Be Rights featuring Liz Frencham, details TBA.
 
Sat   Nov 23   Mildura, VIC, AU   Live at the Club show with the She'll Be Rights and Liz Frencham opening, 7:30 doors for an 8pm show, tickets here, magic or your money back! If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share with friends in the area!
 
Sun   Nov 24   McLaren Vale-ish, SA, AU   Secret show with the She'll Be Rights and another act (who's kind of a big deal), gonna be a night to remember! Drop a line to scottcooksongs@gmail.com if you want in!
 
Thu   Nov 28   Melbourne, VIC, AU   TBA
 
Fri   Nov 29   Melbourne, VIC, AU   Sharing another show at St. George's Hall in Malvern with the amazing Men In Suits and the She'll Be Rights featuring Liz Frencham! If you're on Facebook, please share the event, thanks!
 
Sat   Nov 30   Albury, NSW, AU   Excited to return to the amazing By The Banks Music Festival with the She'll Be Rights! We're playing at 6:15pm on the Wood Pile stage. Liz and I played this fest two years ago and loved it. This year's lineup's incredible, with our pals The Maes, Kerryn Fields, Honey and Knives, Michael Waugh, John Flanagan, This Way North, and of course hometown heroes The Northern Folk. Come join us if you can, it's gonna be magic! And if you're on Facebook, invite your friends to the event!
 
Sun   Dec 1   Yackandandah, VIC, AU   Finishing out the tour with an early-evening show at Yack Station with the She'll Be Rights, presented by the kind folks behind Arts Yack! Doors open at 4:30pm for a 5pm start, tickets are $20 (concessions and Arts Yack members) or $25 for the general public, available in advance here, magic or your money back! Oh, and if you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Sat   Dec 7   Taipei, TW   Stoked to get back to the free green isle of Taiwan, and join the fun at the 6th annual Tiger Mountain Ramble Outdoor Music Festival! Lineup and details TBA.
 
Sat   Dec 14   Hualien, TW   house concert, details TBA.
 
Fri   Dec 20   Taipei, TW   Back at my favourite Taipei bar, Bobwundaye!, with a couple of my favourite Taipei cats, David Chen and Conor Prunty! Details TBA, magic or your money back.
 
Sat   Dec 21   Taichung, TW   Lei Gallery afternoon house concert, 4pm start, tickets are 300NT but space is limited, so please message scottcooksongs@gmail.com to save a seat!
 
Mon-Thu   Dec 30-Jan 2, 2020   North Taeiri, NZ   Elated to be heading to New Zealand for my first time, and kicking things off at the Whare Flat Folk Festival!
 
Sat   Jan 4, 2020   Oamaru, NZ   Grainstore Gallery, $20, 7:30 doors, tickets here!
 
Sun   Jan 5, 2020   Wanaka, NZ   Bar Number 8, 7pm doors.
 
Wed   Jan 8, 2020   Hokitika, NZ   Old Lodge Theatre, $20, 7pm doors, tickets here!
 
Thu   Jan 9, 2020   Barrytown, NZ   Barrytown Hall, $20, 7pm doors, tickets here!
 
Fri   Jan 10, 2020   Nelson, NZ   The Boathouse, $20, 7pm doors, tickets here!
 
Sun   Jan 12, 2020   Onekaka, NZ   Mussel Inn, 7pm doors, tickets $20 here!
 
Wed   Jan 15, 2020   Wellington, NZ   The Third Eye, $20, 7:30 doors, tickets here!
 
Thu   Jan 16, 2020   Palmerston North, NZ   Globe Theatre, details and tickets here
 
Fri   Jan 17, 2020   New Plymouth, NZ   Festival of Lights
 
Sat   Jan 18, 2020   Carterton, NZ   private house concert
 
Wed   Jan 22, 2020   Hastings, NZ   The Common Room with Danny Priestley, 7pm doors, tickets $20 here.
 
Thu   Jan 23, 2020   Hamilton, NZ   Nivara Lounge with my Taiwan pals The Bollands! 8pm, tickets $20 here.
 
Fri-Mon   Jan 24-27, 2020   Auckland, NZ   Elated to be wrapping up the tour among friends at Auckland Folk Festival!!!
 
Thu   Feb 13, 2020   Edmonton, AB   Pamela Mae and I will be singing some songs as the feature at Brick & Whiskey's open mic with Bill Bourne and the House Band! Bill kicks things off at 8, we're on 9pmish, and open mic starts up around ten.
 
Thu   Feb 27, 2020   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.
 
Sat   Feb 29, 2020   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, 2020   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!
 
Sat   Mar 7, 2020   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, 2020   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.
 
Sat   Mar 14, 2020   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.
 
Wed   Mar 25, 2020   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, 2020   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.
 
Fri   Apr 3, 2020   Sunapee, NH   Excited to finally visit the Sunapee Coffee House! held downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church, 9 Lower Main Street in Sunapee, 7pm start.
 
Sat   Apr 4, 2020   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, 2020   Bridgton, ME   Concert in the lovely Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn, 95 Sanborns Grove Road, show 7:30-9:30.
 
Sat   Apr 11, 2020   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, 2020   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.
 
Sat   Apr 18, 2020   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, 2020   Lincroft, NJ   Earth Room Concerts with Meghan Cary! It's held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County 7:30 start, tickets $20 in advance, or $25 at the door.
 
Thu   Apr 23, 2020   Saratoga Springs, NY   Spring Street Gallery show in support of Youth Squared - Youth Helping Youth, tickets $15, more details TBA.
 
Fri   Apr 24, 2020   Oswego, NY   "The Hook" songwriter showcase at Oswego Music Hall, alongside Gina Holsopple and another artist TBD, more details TBA.
 
Sat   May 2, 2020   Columbus (Lewis Center), OH   Stoked to return to Central Ohio Folk Festival! Lindsay Lou's headlining, full lineup and more details TBA.
 
Tue   Oct 6, 2020   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency at The Cameron House, 6-8pm.
 
Tue   Oct 13, 2020   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency at The Cameron House, 6-8pm.
 
Tue   Oct 20, 2020   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency at The Cameron House, 6-8pm.
 
Tue   Oct 27, 2020   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency at The Cameron House, 6-8pm.
 
Sat   Nov 7, 2020   Calgary, AB   Nickelodeon Folk Club with the Second Chances!

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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