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Apr 3, 2019: Hey there beauties, as is often the case, this Hobo Travelogue's being written at cruising altitude, while Bram and I wing our way homeward to Edmonton. It's been a good run down under, and though it's gone by in a bit of a blur, it feels like loads has happened since we landed in Melbourne five weeks ago...

read my words from the road

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Further Down the Line World Tour

Wed   Apr 24   Vancouver, BC   Blue Light Sessions concert with the Second Chances and special guest Barnacle Bex at Blue Light Studio, 1839 Franklin St, 8:30pm doors, 9pm sharp start, $15 at the door, cash bar. If you're on Facebook, we'd appreciate you inviting only the best people to the event :)
 
Thu   Apr 25   Kelowna, BC   At the new Dunnenzies Pizza location (the old Minstrel Cafe) at 4638 Lakeshore Road with the Second Chances! 6:30 doors, 7:30 start, $15. The Facebook event's here, if you wanna help us spread the word!
 
Fri   Apr 26   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. If you're on Facebook, please invite your pals to the event!
 
Sat   Apr 27   Revelstoke, BC   Bringing the Second Chances to the Revelstoke Coffee House! Open stage starts at 7:30, and we're on at 9pm. It's downstairs at the Revelstoke United Church, 314 MacKenzie Ave, and it's just $3 at the door!
 
Fri   May 3   Edmonton, AB   Rossdale Presents show in Rossdale Hall with the Second Chances, with dinner at 6pm for $5 (first come first served as quantities permit), 7:30 show, tickets $20 in advance from louisemcbain@gmail.com.
 
Sat   May 4   Spruce Grove, AB   house concert with the Second Chances, tickets $20, 7pm doors, 8pm start, contact Linda at ljkilgour@gmail.com if you wanna squeeze in!
 
Sun   May 5   Sherwood Park, AB   house concert with the Second Chances, doors at 6:30 pm, concert starts at 7:30. Contact Darrell and Donna at dndcoley@shaw.ca if you wanna squeeze in!
 
Wed   May 8   Seattle, WA   West Seattle house concert, 6pm doors, 7pm show, $20 suggested donation. Everyone's welcome, just RSVP to lindahargus@yahoo.com to get the address!
 
Thu   May 9   Vashon Island, WA   Debra Heesch presents concert at Snapdragon Cafe, 7pm start, $10. Tickets are available here and the Facebook event's here.
 
Fri   May 10   Portland, OR   I'll be playing a half-hour set alongside three other artists for the Friday Night Coffeehouse at Artichoke Music, 7pm doors, 7:30 start, $5 at the door.
 
Sat   May 11   Eugene, OR   house concert at Ox Yoga studio, 6:30 doors, 7pm start, sliding scale $15-25 donation. Everyone's welcome, just contact Sadie at 541-683-1434 (land line only, so no texting) or oxwomantoo@yahoo.com to reserve a spot!
 
Sun   May 12   Grants Pass, OR   House concert at Stefan and Paul's, 6pm doors, 7pm show, tickets $20. If you'd like to attend, please email stefanharris@johnlscott.com to RSVP.
 
Thu   May 16   Olympia, WA   Traditions Fair Trade and Cafe, 7:30 start, tickets $15, students and low income $10. It'll be my first time in Olympia! If you're on Facebook, please help me out by sharing the event!
 
Fri   May 17   Port Townsend, WA   Northwind Songs concert at Northwind Arts Center, tickets $15 in advance or at the door, 7pm start.
 
Sat   May 18   Salem, OR   Speakeasy show at Archive Coffee & Bar, 8pm doors, 8:30 start, RSVP here. If you're on Facebook, please help out by sharing the event!
 
Wed   May 22   Portland, OR   Stand and Sway CD release at Alberta Street Pub with birthday girl Beth Wood and Ara Lee! Doors open at 6, the gals kick things off 7pmish, and $15 at the door, magic assured. If you're on Facebook, please help us out by sharing the event, thanks!
 
Thu   May 23   Conway, WA   Conway Muse with special guest Mandy Troxel, 7:30 start, tickets $10 here or at the door, magic or your money back. If you're on Facebook, please help us by sharing the event!
 
Fri   May 24   Shaw Island, WA   House Concerts and Such show at Shaw Island Community Center with special guest Mandy Troxel, 6pm doors, 6:30 start, $15 at the door. If you're on Facebook, please help out by sharing the event!
 
Sat   May 25   Lopez Island, WA   Lopez Island Grange with special guest Phil Paige, 6:30 doors, 7pm start, $15. If you're on Facebook, you can help us out by sharing the event.
 
Sun   May 26   Orcas Island, WA   House Concerts and Such show at Orcas Island Grange with special guest Mandy Troxel, 6:30 doors, 7pm start, $15. If you're on Facebook, we'd sure appreciate you sharing the event.
 
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! I'm bringing the Second Chances, other pals, and a bunch of new songs. 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! Location and 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!
 
Tue   Jul 2   Thunder Bay, ON   Barn concert at Corbett Creek Farm, details TBA.
 
Thu   Jul 4   Sault Ste. Marie, ON   House concert, 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 Mariposa Folk Festival!!! Details TBA.
 
Fri-Sun   Jul 12-14   Okemah, OK   Honoured to play Woodyfest in Woody Guthrie's birthplace, Okemah! I'm playing 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 $15.00 online, at Tony's Music Box, or at the door unless sold out. Contact Emma at musicinfreddy@gmail.com if you need more info.
 
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.
 
Fri-Sun   Aug 2-4   Hillsdale, NY   Headed to Falcon Ridge Folk Festival for the first time, where I'll be appearing on The Lounge Stage.
 
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 pretty sure I'll have some Winnipals there :)
 
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   Cot and Crackers House Concerts, details TBA.
 
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 Minstrel@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.
 
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.
 
Fri   Nov 15   Eaglemont, VIC, AU   House Concert at the Crones' with the She'll Be Rights, more details TBA.
 
Fri   Feb 28, 2020   East Lansing, MI   Excited to be appearing at Ten Pound Fiddle, 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!
 
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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