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Hobo Travelogue, Jan 6, 2018: Hey lovers, I hope 2018's smiling on you so far! I'm writing from Australia's Snowy Mountains, where I'm doing a bit of catch-up before I head down to visit friends on the coast. I've been pretty much off the clock for almost a month, and have been enjoying the rare feeling of time stretching out...

read my words from the road

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Further Down the Line World Tour

Wed   Jan 24   Bittern, VIC, AU   Bayview Country Art Club with Bramwell Park! $30 including nibbles and hot drinks, BYOB, RSVP to jennykeck12@gmail.com. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Thu   Jan 25   Bendigo, VIC, AU   Star Grazing backyard concert with Bramwell Park, doors at 7:00pm, show at 7:30, tickets $20. BYO blanket or chair, drinks & snacks or pre-purchase a Grazed & Infused Grazing Box which'll be prepped and ready for your arrival. Visit STAR GRAZING at Grazed and Infused to place your order. Orders close on Monday 22nd of Jan at 8:00pm. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Fri-Sun   Jan 26-28   Newstead, VIC, AU   Super stoked to be back at Newstead Live Music Festival, with Bramwell Park on banjo and mandolin and Liz Frencham on double bass! This is truly one of my favourite fests in Australia or anywhere, a charming musical weekend happening all over a gorgeous little Victorian town, with jams everywhere, and even a trad disco Saturday night, it's one of a kind. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share! We're playing the Troubadour at noon on Friday, Lilliput at 5.30pm Saturday and the Troubadour at 10pm Saturday night, and on Sunday at 1pm in the Community Centre.
 
Wed   Jan 31   Taipei, TW   Back on Taiwan!!! And starting the tour at The Local Craft Beer House (He Ping South Road Section 2 Lane 357 No. 2) with Bramwell Park, 8-10pm, 200nt, magic or your money back. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Thu   Feb 1   Jungli, TW   Hop In with Bramwell Park, 9pm start, 300nt at the door with a free pint of craft beer, magic or your money back.
 
Sat   Feb 3   Taichung, TW   Bramwell Park and I will be kicking off Praneeta's art show at Repent Gallery, at #4, Lane 17, Fu Xing Road Section 4, East District. Doors open at 7pm, and we're playing just one set, 8pmish, by donation.
 
Sun   Feb 4   Dakeng, TW   Hobo Happiness V! at The Refuge Community with Bramwell Park, Tyler Dakin, Mike Filipowitsch, Pat Reid, Mr. Bo-Dacious & The BeatZ, and more special guests TBA. Doors open at 2, music runs 3-9pm, tickets 300nt in advance, 500 at the door. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please spread the word around!
 
Wed   Feb 7   Tainan, TW   Playing outdoors at Funkoo with Bramwell Park, 8:30pm start!
 
Thu   Feb 8   Kaohsiung, TW   Rocks with Bramwell Park and Cannonball Statman opening, 10pm doors for 10:30show, 300nt at the door, I'll be on at midnight. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, and we could sure use your help spreading the word!
 
Fri   Feb 9   Hengchun, TW   Goat Restaurant and Bar with Bramwell Park and 馬曉安! Music starts at 8:30pm and we're on at 9:30, 250nt at the door with a free drink.
 
Sat   Feb 10   Taitung, TW   Tiehua Music Village with Bramwell Park, 8-9pm.
 
Sun   Feb 11   Hualien, TW   House concert with Bramwell Park at Paul and Romi's place, 61 XinXing Road! Doors open at 6pm, and Paul will kick things off with a short set at 7pm, by donation, magic or your money back!
 
Sun   Feb 18   Wai Ao, Yilan, TW   Drifters with Bramwell Park, 7pm start, free entry. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Tue   Feb 20   Hsinchu, TW   Bramwell Park and I are closing out the tour with a house concert at Mike Mudd's place! The barbecue fires up at 2pm, music starts at 4pm with short sets from Mike and Bram, and we'll be wrapped up around 6:30! By donation, magic or your money back! If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please spread it around!
 
Sat   Mar 3   Taichung, TW   Back for another afternoon house concert at Lei Gallery! Only 30 tickets available, pre-sale only, contact Jon or Praneeta or hit me up at grooverevival@gmail.com if you want to come!
 
Fri   Mar 9   Upwey, VIC, AU   At the lovely Skylark Room with Corin Raymond! Doors open for dinner at 6pm, I'm on at 8:30, and Corin's on 9:30ish. 531 Glenfern Road, tickets are $15, and seating's limited so reservations are recommended. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Sat   Mar 10   VIC, AU   With Corin Raymond, TBA.
 
Sun-Mon   Mar 11-12   Mia Mia, VIC, AU   Elated to be bringing Corin Raymond to the always-charming Burke and Wills Folk Festival! It's one of the world’s smallest folk festivals, more like a private garden party with camping in the field, food and drink at the bar, and top-notch music on stage all weekend long.
 
Wed   Mar 14   Melbourne, VIC, AU   House concert at Claire's in Northcote with Corin Raymond, doors open at 6:30pm, music runs 7-8:30, $15 donation, magic or your money back. Everyone's welcome, just email claire.djebali@gmail.com to RSVP!
 
Thu   Mar 15   Melbourne, VIC, AU   House concert at Kerryn's with Corin Raymond, details TBA.
 
Fri   Mar 16   Healesville, VIC, AU   House concert at The Duckpond with Corin Raymond, 7:30pm start, $25 donation, magic or your money back. Bookings are essential as it'll almost certainly sell out; email jonni.sharpley@gmail.com if you want a seat!
 
Sat   Mar 17   Cudgewa, VIC, AU   Concert with Corin Raymond, details TBA.
 
Sun   Mar 18   Albury, NSW, AU   House concert with Corin Raymond, 4pm doors, 5pm show, $20 donation, contact me at grooverevival@gmail.com if you want to come!
 
Tue   Mar 20   Echuca, VIC, AU   Concert with Corin Raymond, location TBA, contact Stuart at syoung042@gmail.com if you want to come!
 
Wed   Mar 21   Mildura, VIC, AU   House concert with Corin Raymond, details TBA.
 
Thu   Mar 22   Adelaide, SA, AU   Excited to be bringing Corin Raymond to South Australia for a special "Canadians' Night" put on by SCALA at the lovely Wheatsheaf Hotel! Music starts at 8:30, I'm on at 9:10, and Corin's on at 9:50.
 
Fri   Mar 23   Melbourne, VIC, AU   Opening for the wonderful Michael Waugh's CD release for The Asphalt and the Oval at The Spotted Mallard! Michael's one of the best songwriters I've come across in this country, and he'll be joined by a band of Australian Folk and Country luminaries, including Lindsay Martin, Mandy Connell, Rich J Davies and Aleyce Simmonds. It's looking like this might well sell out, get your tickets here! And if you're on Facebook, the event's here, please spread it around!
 
Sat-Sun   Mar 24-25   Yackandandah, VIC, AU   Stoked to be wingman for Corin Raymond at Yackandandah Folk Festival! He's playing Saturday at 1.30pm in the Clarence Room and 4pm out back of the Star Pub, as well as Sunday at 6pm out back of the Star. Can't wait for y'all to hear him!
 
Wed   Mar 28   Candelo, NSW, AU   Back at the lovely Candelo Cafe with Corin Raymond!
 
Fri   Apr 6   Tintenbar, NSW, AU   Back to the lovely Tintenbar UpFront with Corin Raymond! 7:30 start, tickets $20, $15 members/concessions.
 
Sat   Apr 7   Duranbah, NSW, AU   house concert with Corin Raymond, details TBA.
 
Sun   Apr 8   Sunshine Coast, QLD, AU   hall show with Corin Raymond, details TBA.
 
Tue   Apr 10   Brisbane, QLD, AU   I'll be appearing at Brisbane Unplugged with Corin Raymond! It's at the New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick St (opposite New Farm Park), and entry's $10 or $7 for concessions. Blackboard sets start at 7.30pm, followed by the two feature acts. We're on second, 9:15ish.
 
Fri   Apr 13   Nana Glen, NSW, AU   Back for another verandah concert at Gerry and Tania's, with Corin Raymond! 7pm start, $20 by donation, contact Gerry 0419760574 or taniaandgerry@aapt.net.au to RSVP.
 
Sat   Apr 14   Kempsey, NSW, AU   Happy to be bringing Corin Raymond to Kempsey! We'll be playing the MacLeay Valley Arts Council's Hot Club night at the Oddfellows Hall, 7pm start, tickets $25, BYO, magic or your money back.
 
Sun   Apr 15   Sydney, NSW, AU   Afternoon house concert in Picnic Point with Corin Raymond, 3pm doors, 3:30pm show, $20 donation. Everyone's welcome, just email Wally at bvbyrn13@tpg.com.au to save a spot!
 
Wed   Apr 18   Ararat, VIC, AU   Back at the lovely Ararat Live with Corin Raymond, details TBA.
 
Fri   Apr 20   Wollongong, NSW, AU   Illawarra Folk Club show with Corin Raymond at Wollongong City Diggers Club, 7.30 start, tickets $20 members, $25 non-members, kids under 15 free, magic or your money back. Get your tickets here to book in!
 
Sat   Apr 21   Woy Woy, NSW, AU   Troubadour Folk and Acoustic Music Club show with Corin Raymond, details TBA.
 
Sun   Apr 22   Upper Kangaroo River, NSW, AU   Afternoon show at Upper Kangaroo River Hall with Corin Raymond! 3pm start, $30 including dinner, kids 12 and under $15, tickets available here!
 
Thu   Apr 26   Melbourne, VIC, AU   Big tour finale show at The Spotted Mallard with Corin Raymond, Liz Frencham on double bass and harmonies, and extra special guest Lucie Thorne! Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door, and I'm starting the show at 8pm. It may well sell out, so get your tickets here! If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share it around!
 
Fri   Apr 27   Eaglemont, VIC, AU   House concert with Corin Raymond, 7:30 doors for 8pm start. Space is limited, but email petercrone@petercrone.com.au or call Peter at 0409 420 261 if you'd like to come!
 
Sun   Apr 29   Glenlyon (Daylesford), VIC, AU   Corin Raymond and I are wrapping up the tour with house concert at Bronwyn's place, 2pm doors, 2:30 start, $25 donation. Space is limited, so book in if you want a seat! RSVP to bronwynjr@icloud.com or call 0409 400 281.
 
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!
 
Fri-Sun   Sep 21-23   Lake City, MI   Stoked to reunite with my peoples in the group hug that is Earthwork Harvest Gathering!
 
Sat   Oct 20   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.
 
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, 7pm start, more details TBA.
 
Fri   Nov 2   Martinsburg, WV   I'll be the featured guest at First Friday Coffeehouse, details TBA.
 
Thu-Sun   Nov 8-11   Stamford, CT   Back at Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference!
 
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   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:

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