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June 9, 2019: Hey friends, this Hobo Travelogue's coming to you from my friend Lisi's cabin on Lac St. Anne, Alberta, the place I holed up back in February when I was writing songs for the new album. It's perfect to be back here now, as I'm recording the remaining lead vocals...

read my words from the road

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Further Down the Line World Tour

Wed   Jun 19   Calgary, AB   Showtime! Concert series show for grade-six students at National Music Centre, 10am start.
 
Thu-Sun   Jun 20-23   Driftpile, AB   There's nowhere else I wanna be at Solstice time than with my family at the North Country Fair! The Long Weekends are playing Thursday at 9pm on Main Stage, I'm doing a tweener on Main Stage at 9:15pm Friday, I'm emceeing Main Stage on Saturday from 5:15-7-45, I'm hosting a workshop called "Because It Is A Festival" (with Celeigh Cardinal, Billie Zizi, Mariel Buckley, Lucas Chaisson and Cam Neufeld) on Main Stage at 2:15pm on Sunday, and closing out the festival with the Second Chances on Sunday at 4:30pm on Main. Welcome home, y'all :)
 
Wed   Jun 26   Edmonton, AB   For the twelfth year in a row, the Long Weekends and I will be hosting the Official Unofficial North Country Fair Afterbender, back at our lovely local, the Empress Ale House. My band The Long Weekends'll kick things off with a set at 8pm, followed by sets from our friends Carolyn Mark, Swear By the Moon and many more TBA! It's just $10 at the door, and it's always a great time. If you're on Facebook, please help out by sharing the event!
 
Thu   Jun 27   Saskatoon, SK   On the first night of our cross-Canada road-trip, Pamela Mae and I will be playing a couple low-key sets at Capitol Music Club, 7-9pm, by donation. If you're on Facebook, please share the event!
 
Sat   Jun 29   Regina, SK   Backyard concert (weather permitting, indoors otherwise), 7pm doors, 7:30 show, more details TBA.
 
Sun   Jun 30   Winnipeg, MB   House concert at the Sunset Saloon, 7pm doors, 7:30 start, $15 suggested donation. Everyone's welcome, just RSVP to jeff@tellthebandtogohome.com to reserve a seat. If you're on Facebook, please invite your Winnipals to the event, thanks!
 
Tue   Jul 2   Thunder Bay, ON   Barn concert at Corbett Creek Farm, details TBA.
 
Thu   Jul 4   Sault Ste. Marie, ON   House concert, 7:30 start, email Kaila at kwyslocky@gmail.com if you want to come!
 
Fri-Sun   Jul 5-7   Orillia, ON   I'm over the moon to be appearing at the grande dame of Canadian folk fests, Mariposa Folk Festival!!! I'll be swapping songs with Jim Bryson and the LYNNeS for "We Sent These Songs Out Into the World" from 12:10-1:05pm Saturday on the Estelle Klein Stage, then doing a round called "One Less Diamond in the Rough" with Steve Poltz, Corin Raymond, and Dave Gunning from 3:50-4:45pm Saturday on the Bohemian Embassy Stage. My concert set (with help from Bramwell Park, Brian Kobayakawa, and Pamela Mae) is from 2-2:45pm on the Village Stage, and then I'm in another workshop called "Character Sketches" with VK and A Leverage for Mountains from 3:50-4:45pm Sunday on the Barnfield Stage.
 
Thu   Jul 11   Toronto, ON   Whenever in Toronto on a Thursday, you can find me in the Cameron House's red-velvet twilight with Corin Raymond, and this one's no exception. Corin and the Sundowners play 6-8pm, by donation, and I'll be singing a few songs during their break.
 
Fri-Sun   Jul 12-14   Okemah, OK   Honoured to play Woodyfest in Woody Guthrie's birthplace, Okemah! My set's at 4pm in the Crystal Theater.
 
Mon   Jul 15   Ottawa, ON   House concert in Nepean at Jennifer and Ragnar's place, 7pm doors, 7:45 show, $20 suggested donation, contact Jennifer at jenellis27@gmail.com to RSVP.
 
Thu   Jul 18   Fredericton, NB   Music Runs Through It show at the Tipsy Muse Cafe, 7:30 start, tickets $15 online, at Tony's Music Box, or at the door unless sold out. Contact Emma at musicinfreddy@gmail.com if you need more info, and get your tickets here in case it sells out!
 
Fri-Sun   Jul 19-21   Rollo Bay, PE   Rollo Bay Fiddle Fest!
 
Tue   Jul 23   Mount Stewart, PE   Trailside Music Cafe with my Aussie pal Liz Stringer, details TBA. If you're on Facebook, please help us out by sharing the event!
 
Fri   Jul 26   Halifax, NS   Pamela Mae and I are rounding out our cross-Canada ramble with three low-key sets at The Carleton, 6-9pm, by donation. Come say hi!
 
Sun   Jul 28   Crousetown, NS   Petite Riviere Vineyards with Morgan MacDonald opening, details TBA.
 
Thu-Sun   Aug 1-4   Hillsdale, NY   Headed to Falcon Ridge Folk Festival for the first time, where I'll be appearing on The Lounge Stage on Thursday and singing in the Emerging Artists Showcase on Friday!
 
Fri-Sun   Aug 9-11   Ear Falls, ON   Stoked for my first time at Trout Forest Music Festival! I've heard great things over the years, and I'm stoked to experience it for the first time alongside pals like Corin Raymond, Steve Poltz, Red Moon Road, Suzie Vinnick, and so many more! Check out the lineup and come join us, it's gonna be a gooder :) Friday at 8pm I'll be hosting "Pass It Along" with with Kalyna Rakel and Wax Mennequin on Frank's stage, then I'll be swapping songs of love and loss with Nation of Two, Abigail Lapell, and Red Moon Road at 11am Saturday on the Waterfront stage, and playing my solo set Saturday from 2:30-3:10pm on Frank‚Äôs stage. On Sunday I'm hosting the "Sunday Morning Coming Down" workshop on Frank's stage from 10:45-11:30am with Suzie Vinnick and Nation of Two.
 
Sun   Aug 25   Canmore, AB   artsPlace with the Second Chances and special guest Justin Farren, co-presented by Canmore Folk Music Festival, details TBA!
 
Wed   Aug 28   Sherwood Park, AB   Closing out the season for the lovely Qualico Patio Series at Festival Place with the Second Chances, special guest Justin Farren, and Colleen Rae. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Thu   Aug 29   Edmonton, AB   House concert at Riverdale House with the Second Chances and special guest Justin Farren from California! This show will sell out, so book in if you want a seat, by e-transferring $20 to scottcooksongs@gmail.com. More details TBA, magic assured.
 
Sat-Sun   Aug 31-Sep 1   Wayne, AB   Stoked to be headed to Waynestock with the Second Chances and our buddy Justin Farren from California! Justin's playing from 7-8pm Saturday on the Saloon Stage, and we're on from 12:30-1:30 Sunday on the Main Stage.
 
Sat-Sun   Sep 7-8   Rush, NY   Joining the fun at Turtle Hill Folk Festival! I'll be in workshops during the day Saturday and Sunday, playing my own set in the Saturday night concert, and participating in the closing concert on Sunday.
 
Sun   Sep 8   Schuyler Lake, NY   private event
 
Tue   Sep 10   New York, NY   My first ever gig in NYC(!), for John Platt of WFUV's On Your Radar series, at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3, 7-9pm, tickets $15, available in advance or at the door.
 
Sat   Sep 14   Bayshore, NY   Eclectic Cafe, held at the Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk, 28 Brentwood Road. The open mic starts at 7:30pm and lasts for approximately 50 minutes, then I'm on at about 8:30pm. Tickets are $17 in advance or $20 at the door, and refreshments are available.
 
Fri   Sep 20   Morristown, NJ   Opening for legendary fellow Canadian Garnet Rogers at The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (formerly the Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series). It's at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, there's a $10 donation at the door, and I'm kicking it off with a half-hour set at 7:30. Contact Mike at 973-335-9489 or Troubadour@FolkProject.org for more information. Oh, and if you're nowhere near New Jersey, you can still watch the show on Concert Window! There's info here.
 
Sat   Sep 21   New York, NY   People's Voice Cafe, alongside Such As Us. It takes place in the Community Church of New York, a wheelchair-accessible facility at 40 East 35th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues in Midtown Manhattan. Music runs 8-10:30, admission by suggested donation of $20 or $12 for People's Voice Cafe subscribers, Folk Music Society of New York members, students, and youth.
 
Sun   Sep 22   Ithaca, NY   I'll be appearing on North America's longest running live folk concert broadcast, WVBR'S Bound for Glory, live from Cornell University's Anabel Taylor Hall. It's a live show with free admission, which is also broadcast through Central New York on Ithaca's WVBR-FM, and on line, in real time, at WVBR.com. The show starts at 8pm and I'm playing three half-hour sets 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30.
 
Fri   Sep 27   Rocky Mountain House, AB   TBA with the Second Chances!
 
Sat   Sep 28   Turner Valley, AB   Stoked to be appearing at Beneath The Arch concert series with the Second Chances!
 
Fri   Oct 4   Bundaberg, QLD, AU   Oodies Cafe, details TBA.
 
Sun   Oct 6   Maryborough, QLD, AU   Brolga Theatre show, details TBA.
 
Tue   Oct 8   Brisbane, QLD, AU   Back at Brisbane Unplugged at the New Farm Bowls Club, solo. It's $10 at the door, open stage starts at 7.30, the first feature's on at 8:15, and I'm on from 9:15-10pm.
 
Sun   Oct 13   Tintenbar, NSW, AU   Elated to be back at Tintenbar UpFront with the She'll Be Rights, 5-8pm! If you're on Facebook, please share the event!
 
Fri-Sun   Oct 18-20   Kangaroo Valley, NSW, AU   Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival with the She'll Be Rights, more details TBA.
 
Tue   Oct 22   Candelo, NSW, AU   Back at the lovely Candelo Cafe with the She'll Be Rights, details TBA.
 
Wed   Oct 23   Moruya, NSW, AU   St. John's Parish Hall show with the She'll Be Rights, details TBA.
 
Wed   Oct 30   Stanwell Park, NSW, AU   Hall show with the She'll Be Rights, details TBA.
 
Fri-Sun   Nov 8-10   Majors Creek, NSW, AU   Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival with the She'll Be Rights! Heads up Canberra folks, this'll be our closest stop to you this time around!
 
Fri   Nov 15   Eaglemont, VIC, AU   House Concert at the Crones' with the She'll Be Rights, more details TBA.
 
Sat   Nov 16   Healesville, VIC, AU   Elated to be bringing the She'll Be Rights to the lovely Healesville Music Festival!!! We'll be keeping good company like Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission, Rich Davies & The Low Road, Kerryn Fields, This Way North, Tuck Shop Ladies, Alawishus Jones & The Outright Lies, Appalachian Stringband, and many more! We're playing at 5pm on Saturday.
 
Sat   Nov 30   Albury, NSW, AU   Excited to return to the amazing By The Banks Music Festival with the She'll Be Rights!
 
Thu   Feb 27, 2020   East Lansing, MI   Excited to be appearing at Ten Pound Fiddle concert at the Robin Theater, 1105 S. Washington Avenue, details TBA.
 
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 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).
 
Fri   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.
 
Fri   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.
 
Fri   Apr 24, 2020   Oswego, NY   "The Hook" songwriter showcase at Oswego Music Hall, details TBA.

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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