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Dec 21, 2018: Happy Solstice, beauties! Whether you're revelling in the full flush of the southern summer, or like me, deep in the longest night of the year, savouring the prospect of the days lengthening again, I hope this finds you feeling grateful and inspired. These points in our planetary cycle always remind me of the vastness of the forces we're subject to...

read my words from the road

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Further Down the Line World Tour

Fri   Jan 25   Innisfail, AB   Ol' Moose Hall concert with the Second Chances, 6:45 doors, 7:30 show, $20. NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR––call or text Ken and Maddie at (403) 391-4120 to book in!
 
Sat   Jan 26   Calgary, AB   Alberta Night at Bow Valley Music Club with the Second Chances, Amelie Patterson Trio and The Travelling Mabels! The club's concerts are held at Strathcona Christie Aspen Community Association, 277 Strathcona Drive SW. Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 7:50, and we're on second. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Sun   Jan 27   Sherwood Park, AB   SOLD OUT R.Ouse Concert with the Second Chances
 
Wed   Jan 30   Edmonton, AB   The Second Chances and I are stoked to be in the lineup for the Alberta Grown Series! The shows are being held at the Centre for Spiritual Living (a great acoustic space at 75 st and 101 ave), 7-9pm. There's free parking and free childcare, and tickets are available here. If you're on Facebook, please help us spread the word by sharing the event!
 
Wed-Sun   Feb 13-17   Montreal, QC   Back at the Folk Alliance International conference! Wednesday night I'm in a round in the Alberta Room (532) with Emily Triggs and Over The Moon from 11:30-12:30, and playing my own set in the Folk Music Canada (321) room from 1:30-2am. Thursday night I'm playing a Big Orange Tarp round with Freddy & Francine and Lynn Miles from 11:30-midnight in the Access Film & Music Blue room (469), a round with Corin Raymond and Russell deCarle from 12:30-1am in the Rusty Car Music room (428), then I'm in a round with Jenny Allen and Lindsay Ferguson in the Black Oak Artists Room (454) at 2:30am, leading into an all-Canadian song swap. Friday night I'm in a round with Jenny Allen and Emily Triggs in the Alberta Room (532) from 11:30-12:30, playing a full set at The Campsite (465) from 2:30-3am, and Saturday I'm in a Big Orange Tarp round with Hope Dunbar and Hayley Reardon from 11:30-midnight in the Access Film & Music Blue room (469), and a solo set in the Alberta Room (532) from 12:30-12:50.
 
Wed   Feb 27   Benalla, VIC, AU   Back at North East Artisans with my new stringband The She'll Be Rights: Liz Frencham, Bramwell Park, and Esther Henderson! Liz will be opening the show, more details TBA.
 
Thu   Feb 28   Canberra, ACT, AU   Back at the lovely Smith's Alternative with my new stringband The She'll Be Rights: Liz Frencham, Bramwell Park, and Esther Henderson! 7-9pm, $15 members/$20 non-members, magic or your money back. If you're on Facebook, please help us out by inviting your pals to the event!
 
Fri-Sun   Mar 1-3   Cobargo, NSW, AU   Elated to be returning to the Cobargo Folk Festival with my new stringband The She'll Be Rights: Liz Frencham, Bramwell Park, and Esther Henderson! I'm singing in the Jim Lay Memorial Songwriters Concert from 7-8pm Friday in the Magpie Venue, and the band's playing a concert in the Magpie Venue from 10-10:45 that night. We've just got one more concert, on Saturday from 5:15-6:00pm in the Mumbulla Venue, and then I'm giving a songwriting workshop in the Yuin Venue on Sunday from 2-3pm.
 
Thu   Mar 7   Bellingen, NSW, AU   No. 5 Church Street with the She'll Be Rights (Liz Frencham, Bramwell Park, and Esther Henderson), 7-9pm, tickets $18.
 
Fri   Mar 8   Kempsey, NSW, AU   Back for another amazing Hot Club night at the Oddfellows Hall with the She'll Be Rights (Liz Frencham, Bramwell Park, and Esther Henderson), 7pm doors, 7:30 start, tickets $20 members/$25 non-members, magic or your money back.
 
Sat   Mar 9   Newcastle, NSW, AU   House concert in Whitebridge with the She'll Be Rights (Liz Frencham, Bramwell Park, and Esther Henderson), and an opening set from Liz Frencham! 7:30pm doors, 8pm show, tickets $20 waged /$15 unwaged. Everyone's welcome, just RSVP Lynden at 0407766379 for the address. Wine glasses, ice, and nibbles supplied, BYOB and good vibes, magic or your money back.
 
Sun   Mar 10   Sydney, NSW, AU   Southern Sydney Folk Club concert with the She'll Be Rights (Liz Frencham and Bramwell Park), and an opening set from Liz Frencham! It's held at the Shopfront Theatre, 88 Carlton Parade in Carlton. Liz will kick things off at 2pm, and the band's on at 3, tickets are $20 members/$25 non-members, $20 concession, $35 family ticket, magic or your money back!
 
Mon   Mar 11   Mia Mia, VIC, AU   Dropping by the wee but wonderful Burke and Wills Folk Festival with Liz Frencham and Bramwell Park!
 
Tue   Mar 12   Ringwood, VIC, AU   Victorian Folk Music Club with Bramwell Park and Liz Frencham! Music starts at 7:45pm with open mic acts from the general audience, then we're on from 9:15 til 10:15pm, $10 members/$14 non-members, magic or your money back!
 
Wed   Mar 13   Melbourne, VIC, AU   Bramwell and I will be making an appearance at Lomond Acoustica, details TBA.
 
Fri-Sun   Mar 15-17   Warburton, VIC, AU   Stoked to be appearing at Australia's newest, sweetest little folk festival, The River Folk Festival with the She'll Be Rights! They've got a killer lineup, including my Kalamazoo pals Red Tail Ring, my Toronto pal Dana Sipos, Aussie pals Lucy Wise, Khristian Mizzi, The Bean Project, Tom Richardson, and many more! Come join us, it's gonna be magic.
 
Thu   Mar 21   Apollo Bay, VIC, AU   Marengo house concert with the She'll Be Rights, special guest Marita Kennedy on cello, and Liz Frencham opening, tickets $20, contact Genevieve at genabibi@yahoo.com.au to reserve a seat!
 
Fri   Mar 22   Ballarat, VIC, AU   The Main Bar with the She'll Be Rights and Liz Frencham opening, tickets $20, doors at 7:30, show 8pmish.
 
Sat   Mar 23   Bendigo, VIC, AU   Back at the lovely Old Church on the Hill with the She'll Be Rights and Liz Frencham opening, presented by Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival!
 
Fri   Mar 29   Healesville, VIC, AU   Healesville House Concert with the She'll Be Rights, 7:30pm doors for 8pm start, tickets $25. Everybody's welcome, just RSVP to lianneslinger63@gmail.com to get the address!
 
Sat   Mar 30   Melbourne, VIC, AU   with the She'll Be Rights (Liz Frencham, Bramwell Park, and Esther Henderson) and the mighty Men In Suits at St. George’s Hall, 296 Glenferrie Rd in Malvern, tickets $25, more details TBA.
 
Sun   Mar 31   Melbourne, VIC, AU   Melbourne finale at The Spotted Mallard with the She'll Be Rights (Liz Frencham, Bramwell Park, and Esther Henderson), 4-7pm, more details TBA.
 
Fri   Apr 5   Calgary, AB   Opening for Dala at the Calgary Folk Club with the Second Chances, 7pm doors, 7:30 start. The shows are held at Dalhousie Community Centre, 5432 Dalhart Road NW, and tickets are available on the Club's website. If you're on Facebook, please help us out by sharing the event!
 
Sat   Apr 6   High River, AB   Foothills Folk Club with the Second Chances and opener Carolyn Harley, doors at 7:30, 8pm start, tickets $20 advance/$25 at the door.
 
Fri   Apr 12   Dunster, BC   Schoolhouse concert with the Second Chances, 7pm doors, 7:30 show, $15 at the door, magic or your money back.
 
Sat   Apr 13   Hope, BC   Secret Shop Show with the Second Chances and special guests Sons of Bitumen. Limited tickets available, RSVP scottcooksongs@gmail.com if you want to squeeze in! Bring your own chair, bring your own beer, $20 at the door. Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm.
 
Thu   Apr 18   Brentwood Bay, BC   house concert at Brentwood Bay Village Empourium with the Second Chances, details TBA.
 
Fri   Apr 19   Mayne Island, BC   The Groove with the Second Chances and Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron, details TBA.
 
Sat   Apr 20   Galiano Island, BC   South End Hall show with the Second Chances and Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron, details TBA.
 
Sun   Apr 21   Nanaimo, BC   Harbour City Concerts show with the Second Chances, at the Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo, tickets $20, 7pm doors, 7:30 show. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, and we could sure use your help spreading 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.
 
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!
 
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!
 
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, 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, details TBA.
 
Wed   May 15   Union, WA   House concert at St. Andrew's House, 7:30pm showtime, tickets $15, can be purchased on St. Andrew's House website or at the door, contact Dan Oberg for more info at (360) 898-2362 or director@saintandrewshouse.org.
 
Fri   May 17   Port Townsend, WA   Songwriter Showcase at Northwind Arts Center, tickets $12 in advance or $15 at the door, 7pm start.
 
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.
 
Sat   May 25   Lopez Island, WA   Lopez Island Grange with special guest Mandy Troxel, 6:30 doors, 7pm start, $15.
 
Sun   May 26   Orcas Island, WA   Orcas Island Grange with special guest Phil Paige, 6:30 doors, 7pm start, $15.
 
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! 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, details TBA.
 
Tue   Jul 2   Thunder Bay, ON   Barn concert at Corbett Creek Farm, details TBA.
 
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 25   Sydney, NS   Cellar Cafe + Bar, under Higher Grounds North Sydney, 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.
 
Fri   Sep 20   Morristown, NJ   Opening for legendary fellow Canadian Garnet Rogers at 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.
 
Sat   Apr 18, 2020   Brooklyn, NY   Stoked to be appearing at Voices in the Heights alongside my pals Shawna Caspi and Katie Dahl, details TBA.
 
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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The War on Democracy
by John Pilger

Why We Fight
by Eugene Jarecki