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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

Fri   Aug 17   Calgary, AB   private event
 
Wed   Aug 21   Vernon, BC   Back at the lovely Gallery Vertigo, at 3105 28th Ave, with the Second Chances and special guest Justin Farren from California! Doors 7pm, show 7:30, tickets $15 in advance from the venue or $20 at the door, magic or your money back. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please help us spread the word!
 
Thu   Aug 22   Keremeos, BC   Back at the beautiful Grist Mill and Gardens with the Second Chances and special guest Justin Farren from California, 6pm doors, 7pm start, $20 in advance or at the door, magic or your money back. If you're on Facebook, please invite friends to the event!
 
Fri   Aug 23   Castlegar, BC   SMG Endeavours show at the Castlegar Library Amphitheater with the Second Chances and special guest Justin Farren from California, at 1005 3 Street, $20 suggested donation, 6:30pm doors, 7pm show, magic or your money back. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please help us spread the word!
 
Sat   Aug 24   Gray Creek, BC   East Shore show in beautiful Timbuktu with the Second Chances and special guest Justin Farren from California! 7:30 doors, 8pm show, $15-20 sliding scale depending on ability, at The Lodge, Timbuktu, 14434 Hwy 3A, magic or your money back :) If you're on Facebook, please help us out by inviting only the finest folks to the event.
 
Sun   Aug 25   Canmore, AB   artsPlace with the Second Chances and special guest Justin Farren from California, co-presented by Canmore Folk Music Festival! Music 7:30-10pm, tickets $21.25 members/$25 non-members, magic or your money back. If you're on Facebook, please invite your friends to the event!
 
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! The Facebook event's here, please share but be aware that this show will very likely sell out! Book in if you want a seat, by e-transferring $20 to pamellamae@gmail.com. Doors at 6:30, show at 7pm, 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! On Saturday, I'll be in a workshop called "Songs I Have Written" with Davy Sturtevant and Bill Downen at noon in the Pavilion, in another called "Hope, Peace, and Freedom" with Annie & Jonny Rosen and Di Morgan at 2pm on Main Stage, and another called "Making Others' Songs My Own" with Debra Cowan and Val Fowler at 3pm in the Pavilion, then playing my own set during the Saturday night concert. On Sunday I'll be in a workshop called "Playing Guitar in Style(s)" with Don Young and Molly Mason at 10am on Main Stage, then giving my own workshop on songwriting at noon in the Pavilion, before joining in the closing concert.
 
Sun   Sep 8   Schuyler Lake, NY   private event
 
Tue   Sep 10   New York, NY   My first ever gig in NYC(!), alongside Grace Morrison and Crowes Pasture for John Platt of WFUV's On Your Radar series, at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, 6:30 doors, music 7-9pm (I'm on second), tickets $15, available in advance or at the door. If you're on Facebook, please help me out by sharing the event!
 
Wed   Sep 11   Baltimore, MD   Awkward Pause House Concerts, doors at 7pm, music at 7:30, RSVP to awkwardpausefolk@gmail.com if you want to come!
 
Fri   Sep 13   Philadelphia, PA   House concert presented by Philadelphia Folksong Society, 7:30 potluck, 8pm show, free for PFS members and $10 for advance ticket-holders, magic or your money back! Everyone's welcome, but RSVP's required to get the address, here.
 
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.
 
Sun   Sep 15   Dover, NH   House concert, 4:30 doors, 5pm start, $15 in advance on $20 on the night. Everyone's welcome, just email Myra at aunt.trudye@gmail.com with "Scott's house concert" in the subject line to request a seat.
 
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 Mike Glick. 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   Olde Smokey's BBQ Shack with the Second Chances and Allen Christie! 8pm start, $15 at the door.
 
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   Elated to be sharing a show at Oodies Cafe with my dear pal Michael Waugh! $25, tickets available in advance from the cafe (cash only), magic or your money back.
 
Sat   Oct 5   Hervey Bay, QLD, AU   Elated to be sharing a house concert with my dear pal Michael Waugh! $25, magic or your money back.
 
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, Christine Venner-Westaway's on at 8:15, and I'm on from 9:15-10pm.
 
Fri   Oct 11   Nambour, QLD, AU   Blackbox Theatre with the She'll Be Rights and Liz Frencham opening, tickets $20/$15 door and $18/14 advance, Doors 7pm for a 7.30pm start, magic or your money back.
 
Sat   Oct 12   Nanango, QLD, AU   At the Shed with the She'll Be Rights and Liz Frencham opening, details TBA.
 
Sun   Oct 13   Tintenbar, NSW, AU   Elated to be back at Tintenbar UpFront with the She'll Be Rights and Liz Frencham opening, 5-8pm! If you're on Facebook, please share the event!
 
Thu   Oct 17   Wingham, NSW, AU   The She'll Be Rights and I (including the mighty Liz Frencham!) will be warming things up for the Wingham Akoostik Music Festival for their Thursday night pre-party, details TBA!
 
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 and Liz Frencham opening, details TBA.
 
Wed   Oct 23   Moruya, NSW, AU   St. John's Parish Hall show with the She'll Be Rights and Liz Frencham opening, details TBA.
 
Thu   Oct 24   Newcastle, NSW, AU   House concert at Lynden and Len's with the She'll Be Rights and Liz Frencham, details TBA.
 
Fri-Sun   Oct 25-27   Dorrigo, NSW, AU   The She'll Be Rights and I are elated to be on the bill at Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass festival for the first time! Set times TBA, magic guaranteed.
 
Tue   Oct 29   Sydney, NSW, AU   Leichhardt Bowlo show with the She'll Be Rights and Liz Frencham opening, details TBA.
 
Wed   Oct 30   Stanwell Park, NSW, AU   Share, Organize, Learn fundraiser at the CWA Hall, 15 The Drive, with the She'll Be Rights and Liz Frencham opening! 7:30 start, more details TBA.
 
Fri-Mon   Nov 1-4   Maldon, VIC, AU   The She'll Be Rights and I are chuffed to be on the bill for our first time at Maldon Folk Fest! Set times TBA, magic assured. If you're on Facebook, please invite your folky friends to the event!
 
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 and Liz Frencham opening, 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 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.
 
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).
 
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.
 
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.
 
Fri   Apr 24, 2020   Oswego, NY   "The Hook" songwriter showcase at Oswego Music Hall, details 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.

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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