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Hobo Travelogue, Feb 28, 2018: Happy lunar new year from Taiwan! I'm at the Catholic Hostel in Tianxiang, a tiny town at the top of Taroko Gorge where I found the time to write you several lunar new years ago, for those of you who were reading back then...

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Further Down the Line World Tour

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   Northcote, VIC, AU   House concert at Kerryn's with Corin Raymond! Doors open at 7, and Kerryn'll play a short set at 7:20, followed by yours truly at 8pm. Tickets are $20, kids under 5 free, and seats are limited--email info@kerrynfields.com to book in!
Fri   Mar 16   Healesville, VIC, AU   SOLD OUT - House concert at The Duckpond with Corin Raymond. If you're on Facebook, the event's here.
Sat   Mar 17   Cudgewa, VIC, AU   Concert with Corin Raymond at Cudgewa Hall! Doors open 6pm, show's at 7, BYO drinks and nibbles, get your tickets here, kids are free! If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please pass it around!
Sun   Mar 18   Albury, NSW, AU   House concert with Corin Raymond, 2pm doors, 3pm 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, write me at grooverevival@gmail.com if you want to come.
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 with Alex and Emma, I'm on at 9:10, and Corin's on at 9:50. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
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 with the mighty Liz Frencham. Can't wait for y'all to hear him!
Tue   Mar 27   Bega, NSW, AU   My tourmate Corin Raymond will be performing his one-man play "Bookworm" at The Funhouse! This is the only performance of his play on this Australian tour, and it's not to be missed. I've seen it twice, and I can't wait to see it again. It's about books, fathers and sons, Greek mythology, Ray Bradbury, and Spider-man, among other things. Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30, address is 3 Hill Street, and tickets are $15/$10 concession. Contact Sue at aliveandconnected@gmail.com if you need any more info, and if you're on Facebook, the event's here, please spread it around!
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.
Sun-Mon   Apr 1-2   Canberra, ACT, AU   Hanging out for a couple days at the National Folk Fest with Corin Raymond, seeing what kinda trouble we can get into! Look out for us at the Flute and Fiddle, and some other blackboard spots TBD.
Thu   Apr 5   Mudgeeraba, NSW, AU   "Oh Canada" house concert with Corin Raymond, pancakes and maple syrup(!), 6:30pm doors for 7:30 show, $15 donation, kids free, contact Glenn at glenn@glenntozer.com.au or 0419 558 685 if you want to come!
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   Nambour, QLD, AU   Sunday Folk show at Blackbox Theatre in the Old Ambo, 80 Howard Street, with Corin Raymond and Karen and Murray Law. 2pm start, tickets $15/$12, kids $5, bar, tea and coffee available, magic or your money back. Get your tickets here!
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.
Wed   Apr 11   Mooloolaba, QLD, AU   house concert with Corin Raymond, details TBA.
Thu   Apr 12   Armidale, NSW, AU   House concert at Missy's with Corin Raymond, 7:30pm doors for music at 8, at "The Studio", 62 Beardy Street, BYOB and $20 donation, contact mk.jones.elliott@gmail.com if you need any info, Eventbrite ticket link coming soon!
Fri   Apr 13   Nana Glen, NSW, AU   Back for another verandah concert at Gerry and Tania's, with Corin Raymond! 5pm doors for 6:30 start, $20 by donation, contact Gerry 0419760574 or taniaandgerry@aapt.net.au to RSVP. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please spread it around!
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, 7:30pm 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   Gallery Gig at North East Artisans with Corin Raymond! Music starts at 6pm, I'm on at 6:45 and Corin's on at 7:45, more 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 at The Empress Ale House with your hosts The Long Weekends, Picture The Ocean, This Way North, and many more TBA! Stay tuned :)
Sun   Aug 26   Mt. Vernon, WA   private event
Tue   Aug 28   Portland, OR   I'll be the feature artist for the weekly open mic at Northwest Portland Hostel, at 479 NW 18th Ave. Music runs 6:30-9:30pm, food, beer, wine, and cider are for sale, 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   Sep 14   Sacramento, CA   The Lounge with the amazing Justin Farren, details TBA.
Sat   Sep 15   San Francisco, CA   TBA with the amazing Justin Farren!
Fri-Sun   Sep 21-23   Lake City, MI   Stoked to reunite with my peoples in the massive 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.
Sat   Apr 5, 2019   Calgary, AB   Opening for Dala at the Calgary Folk Club with the Second Chances, 7pm doors, 7:30 start. The shows are held at Dalhousie Community Centre, 5432 Dalhart Road NW, and tickets are available on the Club's website.

past shows

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