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Hobo Travelogue, September 24, 2017: Hey friends, it's been three months without word from me, so I figure I better say hello while I have the chance. I thoroughly intended to write Travelogues for July and August, but what do you know, I was just too busy! Remember how I ended the last one by talking about slowing down?!? Old habits die hard...

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UPCOMING SHOWS:

Further Down the Line World Tour

Sat   Oct 7   Edmonton, AB   Kickin' it back at ye olde Black Dog Freehouse with the Second Chances, 4-6pm, no cover charge, for old times' sake, and good times' sake.
 
Fri-Sun   Oct 13-15   Calgary, AB   At Wide Cut Weekend with the Second Chances! We're kicking off the festival at 4pm Friday at Mikey's Juke Joint, then playing a midnight set downstairs at the Legion. On Saturday I'm part of a songwriters in the round set at the Ironwood with Richard Inman, Shaela Miller, and Amy Nelson from 3:30-5, and then we're playing the Nite Owl at 10:30pm, and the volunteer party Sunday afternoon. Yee freakin' haw!
 
Wed   Oct 18   Sherwood Park, AB   The Second Chances and I will be playing an NDP fundraiser for Annie McKitrick, 7pm start, at the Sherwood Park Community Hall (the Log Cabin) on Fir Street. We've even got Edmonton MLA David Shepherd (who helped record the Anglers album waaaaaay back in the day) coming to emcee the evening! This'll be the last Second Chances show this year, as I'm headed to the other side of the world for six months shortly thereafter. You can get your tickets here, and if you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Thu-Sun   Oct 19-22   Mississauga, ON   Great to be returning to the Folk Music Ontario conference! I'm playing Friday night at 12:30 in the Folkin' Genius Lounge, Saturday night from 12:25-12:40 in the Folk Music Canada room, and swapping songs with David Ross MacDonald and Kim Beggs back in the Folkin' Genius Lounge from 12:45-1:30 Saturday night!
 
Sun   Oct 22   Picton, ON   Back at the lovely Acoustic Grill, opening for the great lads in Greenbank! Details TBA.
 
Mon   Oct 23   Amherst Island, ON   I'm playing a special concert at The Lodge, at 320 McDonald's Lane in Stella, with my pal Ali McCormick! It's $10 at the door, 5:30 doors, 6:30 showtime, ending 8:30ish. Please RSVP by text to 613-621-9919 or email alimccormickmusic@gmail.com with your number of seats required. Please do not contact the venue directly. This is a privately hosted show. Ali will gladly answer any questions about the venue and will do her best to accommodate any special needs guests may require. There will be some snacks, tea, coffee and water available, but do feel free to bring your own contribution to the pot luck, avoiding shellfish and nuts for those with allergies. Paper plates and mugs available on site or be Eco friendly and bring your own, and BYO whatever you want to drink! The ferry from the mainland leaves Millhaven Dock (5604 Highway 33) on the half hour, 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m, and takes 20 minutes to cross. Ferries back to the mainland leave Stella on the hour, 6:00 a.m. to 1 a.m.
 
Tue   Oct 24   Toronto, ON   At my favourite Toronto haunt, the Cameron House, for one set, 8pmish start, pay what you can!
 
Wed   Oct 25   London, ON   I'm excited to be part of Sofar Sounds, in a secret living room location in London! 6:30pm doors, 7pm start, apply for tickets here if you wanna come!
 
Thu   Oct 26   Eganville, ON   House concert, 7pm doors, 7:30 start, tickets $20. Everyone's welcome, just RSVP to eh.byebye@gmail or call our hosts Keren and Sean at 613-698-1771.
 
Fri   Oct 27   near Pefferlaw, ON   Friends + Friends house concert! 6:30 doors, 7:30pm start, $20 donation. New friends are welcome, just email me at grooverevival@gmail.com if you want to come.
 
Sat   Oct 28   Ottawa, ON   I'll be playing a feature set for Tunes After Noon at The Black Irish Pub, 15 Selkirk, in the Eastview Mall on the corner of Montreal and North River Roads in Vanier. Our host Greg Kelly kicks things off with a few songs at 1pm, then I'm on at 1:30-2, with open stage to follow!
 
Sat   Oct 28   Ottawa, ON   A Gathering of Angels at The Bronson Centre, with C.R. Avery, Allison Lupton, Bob Spelled Backwards, Hidden Roots Collective, Kate Weekes, David Ross MacDonald, Japhy Sullivan, Annie Sumi, and more! The evening will be emceed by Magoo, of Blue Skies Music Festival fame, and begins at 8pm. Tickets are $30, available from Compact Music on online here, and all proceeds go to the Little Angels Blood Cancer Fund at the Ottawa Hospital. It's gonna be a magical night.
 
Sun   Oct 29   Peterborough, ON   Gilmour Street Music Hall house concert, 3pm doors, 3:30 show, $20 donation. Everyone's welcome, just send me an email at grooverevival@gmail.com and I'll put you in touch with our hosts!
 
Thu   Nov 9   Bendigo, VIC, AU   Stoked to join the fun (if only for a day) at the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival! I'm playing in the Hargreaves Mall from 1:30-2:30pm (free entry), then in the Golden Vine Hotel from 10-10:45pm ($5 cover)!
 
Fri-Sun   Nov 10-12   Healesville, VIC, AU   Joining the good folks at the Healesville Music Festival! I'm playing Saturday at 3pm in the Memo and 8pm in the RSL, and on Sunday at 4pm at the Racecourse.
 
Fri-Sun   Nov 17-19   Mullumbimby, NSW, AU   I'll be joining the fun for the tenth annual Mullum Music Festival! I'll be playing Friday in the Drill Hall from 6:30-7:15pm, Saturday in The Other Joint from 10-11am, and Sunday in the Drill Hall from noon-1pm
 
Fri   Nov 24   Wangaratta, VIC, AU   Stage Door Sessions show with Liz Frencham on double bass! At Stage Door Studio, 4 Evens Street in Wangaratta, doors at 7.30pm, show at 8, $25 on the door.
 
Sat   Nov 25   Harcourt North, VIC, AU   Excited to return to the beautiful Jindarra Springs Winery for a house concert with Liz Frencham on double bass! Everyone's welcome, just contact our hostess Carolen at carolenafisher@bigpond.com or 5439 6206.
 
Sun   Nov 26   Mia Mia, VIC, AU   Burke and Wills Winery matinee show with Liz Frencham on double bass! Dingo's Breakfast will kick things off at 1:30pm, and we'll be on around 2:30.
 
Mon   Nov 27   Melbourne, VIC, AU   The Old Bar in Fitzroy with the amazing Kerryn Fields, and Liz Frencham on double bass! Opening set from Georgia Delves at 8pm, more details TBA, magic assured.
 
Tue   Nov 28   Melbourne, VIC, AU   TBC
 
Wed   Nov 29   Mitta Mitta, VIC, AU   At the lovely The Witches Garden with Liz Frencham on double bass! Everyone's welcome, 7pm start, $20 at the door, bring a chair and drinks and food to share. The Witches Garden's a magical spot at 608 Dartmouth Road, phone 0260723533 for further info!
 
Thu   Nov 30   Cadgee, NSW, AU   Roseneath House Concert with Liz Frencham on double bass! 6:30 doors, 7pm start, $25 donation. Contact John and Pam at johnpamlizzie@hotmail.com for bookings and enquiries.
 
Fri   Dec 1   Canberra, ACT, AU   Back at Smith's Alternative with Liz Frencham on double bass! Show starts 9:30 sharp, $15 members/$20 public, magic or your money back. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Sat   Dec 2   Bomaderry, NSW, AU   private event
 
Sun   Dec 3   Tomerong, NSW, AU   Back at the beautiful Tomerong Hall with Liz Frencham on double bass, 5-8pm, more details TBA.
 
Tue   Dec 5   Bowral, NSW, AU   house concert with Liz Frencham on double bass, details TBA.
 
Wed   Dec 6   Wingham, NSW, AU   house concert with Liz Frencham on double bass, details TBA.
 
Thu   Dec 7   Newcastle, NSW, AU   Sunset Studio with Liz Frencham on double bass, details TBA.
 
Fri   Dec 8   Sydney, NSW, AU   Back at the lovely Acoustic Picnic at the Music Lounge (above Mimmo's Pizza at 642 Pittwater Road in Brookvale) with Liz Frencham on double bass, and a calypso band to take out the night! Doors at 7pm, show at 8, tickets $20 per person (Children under 16 $10), food and drink available, advance bookings required!
 
Sat   Dec 9   Albury, VIC, AU   Glad to be part of the inaugural voyage for Albury's new festival, By the Banks, among friends like the Northern Folk, Sal Kimber and The Rollin' Wheel, This Way North, Adam McGrath of The Eastern, Candice McLeod and many more! I'm on with Liz Frencham, 4:20pm at the Wood Pile. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share far and wide!
 
Sun   Dec 10   Yackandandah, VIC, AU   Backyard concert with Liz Frencham on double bass and Candice McLeod opening! $20 donation, dinner at 6pm start, show at 7, and everyone's welcome, just contact Alex at alexcameron14@hotmail.com to RSVP and get the address.
 
Fri   Dec 15   Tanunda, SA, AU   Stella One Studio presents The Song Room Acoustic Sessions in the beautiful Barossa Regional Gallery at 3 Basedow Road in Tanunda, details TBA.
 
Thu   Dec 21   Adelaide, SA, AU   Stoked to be part of SCALA's fortnightly showcase at the Wheatsheaf! Music start at 7:55, and I'm on from 9:10-9:40.
 
Fri-Sun   Jan 12-14, 2018   Cygnet, TAS, AU   Stoked to be heading to Tassie for my first time, to join the fun at Cygnet Folk Festival!
 
Fri-Sun   Jan 19-21, 2018   Wollongong, NSW, AU   Excited to be back at Illawarra Folk Festival!
 
Wed   Apr 18, 2018   Ararat, VIC, AU   Back at the lovely Ararat Live with Corin Raymond, details TBA.
 
Fri   Apr 20, 2018   Wollongong, NSW, AU   Illawarra Folk Club show with Corin Raymond, details TBA.
 
Sat   Apr 21, 2018   Woy Woy, NSW, AU   Troubadour Folk and Acoustic Music Club show with Corin Raymond, details TBA.
 
Fri   May 4, 2018   Martinsburg, WV   I'll be the featured guest at First Friday Coffeehouse, details TBA.
 
Sat   Oct 20, 2018   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.
 
Sun   Oct 28, 2018   Perth, ON   Perth Tea Room, 7pm start, more details TBA.
 
Thu-Sun   Nov 8-11, 2018   Stamford, CT   Back at Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference!
 
Fri   Nov 16, 2018   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, 2018   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:

House Concerts In Your Home

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