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July 30, 2018: Hey friends, just a short Travelogue this month, coming to you again from the passenger seat, as Melissa steers us westward for our last string of BC dates, in Revelstoke, Golden, Kaslo, and Nelson. We're fresh off an amazing weekend at Calgary Folk Fest...

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UPCOMING SHOWS:

Further Down the Line World Tour

Fri-Sun   Aug 17-19   Grande Prairie, AB   Stoked to be heading up to Bear Creek Folk Music Festival for my first time! Check out the lineup, it's amazing! And if you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share! I'm playing my own set at 11am Saturday on Stage 2, then I'm in a workshop called "Spinner of Tales, Weaver of Yarns" with Sam Baker, Gunning & Cormier, and Guy Davis at 3pm Saturday on Stage 3, a tweener on main stage at 9:05pm Saturday, and another workshop called "Fate's Right Hand" with Fortunate Ones, All Our Exes Live in Texas, and Caleb Hart at 11am Sunday on Stage 1.
 
Thu   Aug 23   Vancouver, BC   house concert with Kerryn Fields and special guests at C.R. and Kathleen's place, doors 8:30, show at 9pm sharp, RSVP to grooverevival@gmail.com to get the address!
 
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, in the Cafe Courtyard at 479 NW 18th Ave. Music runs 6:30-9:30pm, food, beer, wine, and cider are for sale, and it's by donation. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Wed   Aug 29   Portland, OR   House concert (outdoors weather permitting) with Mark Graham and Lauren Sheehan at 2960 NW Quimby, 7pm doors, $15-25 sliding scale donation, seasonal cocktail and fire included. RSVP to lauren@laurensheehanmusic.com to save a seat and for more info!
 
Fri   Aug 31   Corvallis, OR   House concert, details TBA, email stacyhenle@gmail.com if you want to come! If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share with only the finest folks! :)
 
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! The lineup's amazing, and the Facebook event's here, spread it around!
 
Wed   Sep 12   Ashland/Medford, OR   House concert with the delightful Justin Farren, details TBA.
 
Thu   Sep 13   San Francisco, CA   The Lost Church with the amazing Justin Farren! 7:30pm doors, 8:15 show, tickets $10 advance here or $15 at the door. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share it!
 
Fri   Sep 14   Davis, CA   House concert with Justin Farren, details TBA.
 
Sat   Sep 15   Sacramento, CA   The Lounge with the amazing Justin Farren, details TBA.
 
Fri-Sun   Sep 21-23   Lake City, MI   Stoked to reunite with my peoples in the massive group hug that is Earthwork Harvest Gathering!
 
Thu-Sun   Sep 27-30   Austin, TX   I'm excited to announce that I'll be among the official showcase artists at SWRFA! I'm on Friday at 7:30pm, and I'm also playing an unofficial showcase in The Alamo Room (#716) on Friday night from 10:50 to 11:10pm.
 
Tue   Oct 2   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency with Mike Kerr, Matt Coldwell, and surprise guests at ye olde Cameron House, 6-8pm, by donation!
 
Wed   Oct 3   Barrie, ON   Take Note Music House, 7pm doors, 7:30 start, $20. It's a lovely spot in downtown Barrie, just east of the courthouse, and everyone's welcome, just email Alyssa at concerts@takenotepromotion.com or call 705-305-1687 to reserve a seat and get the address.
 
Sat   Oct 6   Morrisburg, ON   Opening for the amazing William Prince at St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage! 6:15pm doors, 7pm start.
 
Tue   Oct 9   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency with Mike Kerr, Matt Coldwell, and surprise guests at ye olde Cameron House, 6-8pm, by donation!
 
Sun   Oct 14   Toronto, ON   I'll be singing and speaking in the morning service at Don Heights Unitarian Congregation, an inclusive group of folks that I sang for once before, and would invite anybody (especially those who just can't do church) to come check out! 10:30am start, everyone's welcome.
 
Tue   Oct 16   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency with Mike Kerr, Matt Coldwell, and surprise guests at ye olde Cameron House, 6-8pm, by donation!
 
Sat   Oct 20   Kitchener, ON   Folk Night at the Registry alongside Craig Cardiff, 8pm start, tickets $15 season/$18 advance/$20 door, magic or your money back.
 
Sun   Oct 21   Toronto, ON   I'll be singing a few songs in the morning service at Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 10:30am start, people of all beliefs (and non-believers) welcome!
 
Sun   Oct 21   Guelph, ON   Guelph Roots house concert sponsored by Dollartone Records at 157 Dufferin St, 7:30 doors, 8pm show, $20 advance/$25 door, tickets sold at Royal Cat Records and Ticketscene, for more info contact vickyrao@rogers.com.
 
Tue   Oct 23   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency with Mike Kerr, Matt Coldwell, and surprise guests at ye olde Cameron House, 6-8pm, by donation!
 
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 (in Perth Restaurant), 7pm start, dinner reservations (guarantees ticket) by calling 613-267-3170. For show tickets only, call Sue at 613-267-7902 to arrange pre-payment, $20 in advance.
 
Tue   Oct 30   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency with Mike Kerr, Matt Coldwell, and surprise guests at ye olde Cameron House, 6-8pm, by donation!
 
Thu   Nov 1   Pittsburgh, PA   Harmony House Concert, details TBA.
 
Fri   Nov 2   Martinsburg, WV   I'll be the featured guest at First Friday Coffeehouse, details TBA.
 
Sun   Nov 4   Asheville, NC   Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road, 5pm doors, 5:30 show, $12 advance/$15 door, all ages. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please spread it around!
 
Wed   Nov 7   Baltimore, MD   Four Hour Day Lutherie, 7:30 start, by donation.
 
Thu-Sun   Nov 8-11   Stamford, CT   Back at Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference! With an official showcase for the first time! I'll also be in a panel on booking called Make Me An Offer I Can't Refuse. More details coming soon.
 
Mon   Nov 12   Southport, CT   Playing a feature set during the Monday open mic at Horseshoe Cafe
 
Thu   Nov 15   Columbia, MD   Happy Valley House Concerts, details TBA.
 
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   Back at the lovely, candlelit Deer Creek Coffeehouse! It's held at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 7:30 start, $12 suggested donation, contact Jeff at (443) 877-7125 or deercreekch@zooominternet.net to reserve a seat!
 
Mon   Nov 19   Charlotte, NC   featured artist for the weekly open mic at Evening Muse, TBC.
 
Wed   Nov 21   Chapel Hill, NC   Stoked to join my pal Jonathan Byrd for his weekly residency at The Kraken, 7pm start!
 
Fri   Nov 23   Pleasant Plain, OH   Back at the charming Plain Folk Cafe, 5pm doors, 7:30-10pm show, pay what you can.
 
Sat   Nov 24   Columbus, OH   Columbus Folk Music Society concert, details TBA.
 
Fri   Nov 30   Downers Grove, IL   Back at the lovely Two Way Street Coffeehouse, doors open at 7:30, showtime's 8:15pm, and it's a $10 suggested donation at the door, magic or your money back.
 
Sun   Dec 2   Grand Rapids, MI   I'll be joining the fun for Songteller Sessions at Creston Brewery, with Nicholas James Thomasma and another guest TBA, 7-9pm.
 
Wed   Dec 5   Chelsea, MI   On the Tracks Songwriter Showcase, alongside the amazing Jon Brooks! At the Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson St, doors 6:30pm, show at 7, suggested donation $15, magic or your money back. If you're on Facebook, there's a page here.
 
Sat   Jan 26, 2019   Calgary, AB   Alberta Night at Bow Valley Music Club with the Second Chances, Amelie Patterson Trio and The Travelling Mabels! The club's concerts are held at Strathcona Christie Aspen Community Association, 277 Strathcona Drive SW. Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 7:50, and we're on second. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Sat   Jan 27, 2019   Sherwood Park, AB   R.Ouse Concert with the Second Chances!
 
Wed   Jan 30, 2019   Edmonton, AB   The Second Chances and I are stoked to be in the lineup for the Alberta Grown Series at the Centre for Spiritual Awareness! More details TBA.
 
Sat   Mar 30, 2019   Melbourne, VIC, AU   with Bramwell Park, Liz Frencham, Kat Mear and the mighty Men In Suits, more details TBA.
 
Fri   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.
 
Sat   Apr 6, 2019   High River, AB   Foothills Folk Club with the Second Chances, details TBA.
 
Fri   Apr 26, 2019   Penticton, BC   Back at the lovely Dream Cafe with the Second Chances! Prime seats are $24, cheap seats $14, tables open up at 6pm for dinner and the show starts at 8pm.
 
Sat   Apr 27, 2019   Revelstoke, BC   Bringing the Second Chances to the Revelstoke Coffee House!

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 thirty or so 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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