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Hobo Travelogue, Jan 30, 2018: I'm writing you from the floor-sleeping, multilingual global crossroads that is Kuala Lumpur International Airport, waiting for my flight to Taipei. Bram's already landed on Taiwan, and he'll have a few hours in the care of my old friend...

read my words from the road

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Further Down the Line World Tour

Sun   Feb 18   Wai Ao, Yilan, TW   Drifters with Bramwell Park and our pal Kathleen on fiddle, 7pm start, free entry. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Tue   Feb 20   Hsinchu, TW   Bramwell Park, Kathleen and I are closing out the tour with a concert at Jiang Shan Yi Gai Suo, at #13 Jian Shan Street. Doors open at 2pm, and music starts at 4pm with short sets from Mike Mudd and Bram. We'll be wrapped up around 6:30, so everybody's got plenty of time to get home and we've got plenty of time to get Bram to the airport :) Admission's by donation, magic or your money back! If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please spread it around!
 
Tue   Feb 27   Hualien, TW   House concert with Corin Raymond, exact details TBA but lock it in now! It's a holiday the next day so you don't have to take it off :)
 
Sat   Mar 3   Taichung, TW   Back for another afternoon house concert at Lei Gallery with legendary Canadian songwriter Corin Raymond! Doors open at 2pm for a 2:30 show, and there are only 30 tickets available, 300NT, pre-sale only, contact Jon or Praneeta or hit me up at grooverevival@gmail.com if you want to come! If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Sun   Mar 4   Taipei, TW   Tour finale at Bobwundaye with Corin Raymond! We're singing unamplified, so if you wanna talk, don't bother coming. Doors open at 7pm, and music starts at 8pm sharp, 300nt with a free beer, magic or your money back. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please help us spread it around!
 
Fri   Mar 9   Upwey, VIC, AU   At the lovely Skylark Room with Corin Raymond! Doors open for dinner at 6pm, I'm on at 8:30, and Corin's on 9:30ish. 531 Glenfern Road, tickets are $15, and seating's limited so reservations are recommended. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Sat   Mar 10   Bendigo, VIC, AU   At the Old Church on the Hill with Corin Raymond and Liz Frencham, with Candice McLeod opening! The Old Church on the Hill is located on the corner of Harkness and Russell Streets in Quarry Hill. Door charge is $15 for adults, under 12s free, doors open at 7pm, and Candice kicks off the show at 7:30 sharp. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Sun-Mon   Mar 11-12   Mia Mia, VIC, AU   Elated to be bringing Corin Raymond to the always-charming Burke and Wills Folk Festival! It's one of the world’s smallest folk festivals, more like a private garden party with camping in the field, food and drink at the bar, and top-notch music on stage all weekend long.
 
Wed   Mar 14   Melbourne, VIC, AU   House concert at Claire's in Northcote with Corin Raymond, doors open at 6:30pm, music runs 7-8:30, $15 donation, magic or your money back. Everyone's welcome, just email claire.djebali@gmail.com to RSVP!
 
Thu   Mar 15   Melbourne, VIC, AU   House concert at Kerryn's with Corin Raymond, details TBA.
 
Fri   Mar 16   Healesville, VIC, AU   House concert at The Duckpond with Corin Raymond, 7:30pm start, $25 donation, magic or your money back. Bookings are essential as it'll almost certainly sell out; email jonni.sharpley@gmail.com if you want a seat!
 
Sat   Mar 17   Cudgewa, VIC, AU   Concert with Corin Raymond, details TBA.
 
Sun   Mar 18   Albury, NSW, AU   House concert with Corin Raymond, 4pm doors, 5pm show, $20 donation, contact me at grooverevival@gmail.com if you want to come!
 
Tue   Mar 20   Echuca, VIC, AU   House concert with Corin Raymond, contact Stuart at syoung042@gmail.com if you want to come!
 
Wed   Mar 21   Mildura, VIC, AU   House concert with Corin Raymond, details TBA.
 
Thu   Mar 22   Adelaide, SA, AU   Excited to be bringing Corin Raymond to South Australia for a special "Canadians' Night" put on by SCALA at the lovely Wheatsheaf Hotel! Music starts at 8:30, I'm on at 9:10, and Corin's on at 9:50.
 
Fri   Mar 23   Melbourne, VIC, AU   Opening for the wonderful Michael Waugh's CD release for The Asphalt and the Oval at The Spotted Mallard! Michael's one of the best songwriters I've come across in this country, and he'll be joined by a band of Australian Folk and Country luminaries, including Lindsay Martin, Mandy Connell, Rich J Davies and Aleyce Simmonds. It's looking like this might well sell out, get your tickets here! And if you're on Facebook, the event's here, please spread it around!
 
Sat-Sun   Mar 24-25   Yackandandah, VIC, AU   Stoked to be wingman for Corin Raymond at Yackandandah Folk Festival! He's playing Saturday at 1.30pm in the Clarence Room and 4pm out back of the Star Pub, as well as Sunday at 6pm out back of the Star. Can't wait for y'all to hear him!
 
Wed   Mar 28   Candelo, NSW, AU   Back at the lovely Candelo Cafe with Corin Raymond! 7:30 doors for 8pm show, $20, magic or your money back.
 
Sat   Mar 31   Huskisson, NSW, AU   Hall concert with Corin Raymond, get your tickets here! 7-10pm, $20 online, $25 at the door, youth under 12 free, magic or your money back.
 
Fri   Apr 6   Tintenbar, NSW, AU   Back to the lovely Tintenbar UpFront with Corin Raymond! 7:30 start, tickets $20, $15 members/concessions. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Sat   Apr 7   Duranbah, NSW, AU   house concert with Corin Raymond, details TBA.
 
Sun   Apr 8   Sunshine Coast, QLD, AU   Sunday Folk show with Corin Raymond, 2pm, details TBA.
 
Tue   Apr 10   Brisbane, QLD, AU   I'll be appearing at Brisbane Unplugged with Corin Raymond! It's at the New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick St (opposite New Farm Park), and entry's $10 or $7 for concessions. Blackboard sets start at 7.30pm, followed by the two feature acts. We're on second, 9:15ish.
 
Thu   Apr 12   Armidale, NSW, AU   House concert at Missy's with Corin Raymond, details TBA.
 
Fri   Apr 13   Nana Glen, NSW, AU   Back for another verandah concert at Gerry and Tania's, with Corin Raymond! 7pm start, $20 by donation, contact Gerry 0419760574 or taniaandgerry@aapt.net.au to RSVP.
 
Sat   Apr 14   Kempsey, NSW, AU   Happy to be bringing Corin Raymond to Kempsey! We'll be playing the MacLeay Valley Arts Council's Hot Club night at the Oddfellows Hall, 7pm start, tickets $25, BYO, magic or your money back.
 
Sun   Apr 15   Sydney, NSW, AU   Afternoon house concert in Picnic Point with Corin Raymond, 3pm doors, 3:30pm show, $20 donation. Everyone's welcome, just email Wally at bvbyrn13@tpg.com.au to save a spot!
 
Wed   Apr 18   Ararat, VIC, AU   Back at the lovely Ararat Live with Corin Raymond, details TBA.
 
Thu   Apr 19   Benalla, VIC, AU   With Corin Raymond, details TBA.
 
Fri   Apr 20   Wollongong, NSW, AU   Illawarra Folk Club show with Corin Raymond at Wollongong City Diggers Club, 7.30 start, tickets $20 members, $25 non-members, kids under 15 free, magic or your money back. Get your tickets here to book in!
 
Sat   Apr 21   Woy Woy, NSW, AU   Troubadour Folk and Acoustic Music Club show with Corin Raymond, details TBA.
 
Sun   Apr 22   Upper Kangaroo River, NSW, AU   Afternoon show at Upper Kangaroo River Hall with Corin Raymond! 3pm start, $30 including dinner, kids 12 and under $15, tickets available here!
 
Wed   Apr 25   Canberra, ACT, AU   Back at the lovely Smith's Alternative with Corin Raymond, 7-9pm, $20/$15 members.
 
Thu   Apr 26   Melbourne, VIC, AU   Big tour finale show at The Spotted Mallard with Corin Raymond, Liz Frencham on double bass and harmonies, and extra special guest Lucie Thorne! Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door, and I'm starting the show at 8pm. It may well sell out, so get your tickets here! If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share it around!
 
Fri   Apr 27   Eaglemont, VIC, AU   House concert with Corin Raymond, 7:30 doors for 8pm start. Space is limited, but email petercrone@petercrone.com.au or call Peter at 0409 420 261 if you'd like to come!
 
Sun   Apr 29   Glenlyon (Daylesford), VIC, AU   Corin Raymond and I are wrapping up the tour with house concert at Bronwyn's place, 2pm doors, 2:30 start, $25 donation. Space is limited, so book in if you want a seat! RSVP to bronwynjr@icloud.com or call 0409 400 281.
 
Thu   Jun 14   Edmonton, AB   I'll be playing a feature set with Bill Bourne and the Free Radio Band at Brick & Whiskey's open mic! Bill's on at 8, I'm on at 9, and the stage opens up at 10, no cover charge, good vibes guaranteed.
 
Wed   Jun 27   Edmonton, AB   11th annual North Country Fair Afterbender with your hosts The Long Weekends, Picture The Ocean, and many more TBA! Stay tuned :)
 
Tue   Aug 28   Portland, OR   I'll be the feature artist for the weekly open mic at Northwest Portland Hostel! Music runs 6:30-9:30pm, and it's by donation.
 
Fri-Sun   Sep 7-9   Sisters, OR   After wildfires cancelled last year's fest, I'm elated to be going back to join the vibrant, supportive coommunity at Sisters Folk Festival!
 
Fri-Sun   Sep 21-23   Lake City, MI   Stoked to reunite with my peoples in the group hug that is Earthwork Harvest Gathering!
 
Sat   Oct 20   Kitchener, ON   Folk Night at the Registry with another act TBA, 8pm start, tickets $15 season/$18 advance/$20 door, magic or your money back.
 
Fri   Oct 26   Grafton, ON   house concert, details TBA.
 
Sat   Oct 27   Ottawa, ON   I'll be singing some songs to start up Greg Kelly's Tunes After Noon open stage at the Black Irish Pub, 15 Selkirk St. in Vanier. Greg kicks things off with a short set at 1pm, then I'm on around 1:30, with open stage to follow.
 
Sat   Oct 27   Pembroke, ON   house concert at Keren and Sean's, tickets $20, RSVP to eh.byebye@gmail or 613-698-1771 if you want to come!
 
Sun   Oct 28   Perth, ON   Perth Tea Room, 7pm start, more details TBA.
 
Fri   Nov 2   Martinsburg, WV   I'll be the featured guest at First Friday Coffeehouse, details TBA.
 
Thu-Sun   Nov 8-11   Stamford, CT   Back at Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference!
 
Fri   Nov 16   Columbia, MD   Very excited to sing in the historic Cooper's House (circa 1790) in Oakland Mills! Doors at 7pm, showtime 8pm, suggested minimum donation of $20, invitations/reservations required, through our hosts Steve and Myra Gnadt, by email at coopershouse1790@verizon.net or by phone at 410-772-1541.
 
Sat   Nov 17   Darlington, MD   Deer Creek Coffeehouse, TBC.

past shows

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

HOUSE CONCERTS: My favorite place to play is in a living room for you and twenty or thirty of your closest friends. You don't need a sound system & it won't cost you a thing. If you're interested you can contact me directly by email to grooverevival at gmail dot com or call 780 695 3474. If you'd like to know more, have a look around Concerts in Your Home, linked below:

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