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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

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 our new pals Looking for Alaska! 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!!! My concert's Saturday from 2-3pm in the Main Marquee, and I'm also playing a 25 minute slot as part of a showcase concert starting at 8pm Saturday night, and on Sunday at 4.30pm in the Barn I'll be singing songs in the round with Erin Cole Baker and Celtic Ferret. Couldn't ask for a better way to round out this trip :)
 
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.
 
Fri   Mar 13, 2020   Farmers Branch, TX   House concert at Paul Heller's place, details TBA.
 
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.
 
Thu   Apr 2, 2020   Philadelphia, PA   Songwriters' Night at The Living Room at 35 East in Ardmore, swapping songs with Crys Matthews, Ethan Pierce, and Aaron Nathans, BYOB, more details TBA.
 
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. If you're on Facebook, please invite your pals to the event!
 
Sun   Apr 5, 2020   Earlville, NY   Playing in the Arts Cafe at the Earlville Opera House, with Joseph Mettler opening, 7pm start.
 
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, 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, 2020   Saratoga Springs, NY   Spring Street Gallery show in support of Youth Squared - Youth Helping Youth, tickets $15 advance/$20 door, more details TBA.
 
Fri   Apr 24, 2020   Oswego, NY   "The Hook" songwriter showcase at Oswego Music Hall, alongside Gina Holsopple and John McConnell, 7:30-9:30. If you're on Facebook, please share the event!
 
Wed   Apr 29, 2020   Pleasant Plain, OH   Plain Folk Cafe, opener TBA, 7pm start, 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.
 
Mon   May 4, 2020   Decorah, IA   House concert, details TBA.
 
Wed   Sep 16, 2020   Copenhagen, DK   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!
 
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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Martin Luther King on Vietnam, as relevant today as it was back in '67.

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The War on Democracy
by John Pilger

Why We Fight
by Eugene Jarecki