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Dec 25, 2016: Hey friends, I'm writing you my parents' place just outside Edmonton, and I can't tell you how good it feels to be home. I trust this Christmas finds you in good company, whether enjoying the flush of summer on the other side of this spinning rock, or curled up somewhere cozy on this side...

read my words from the road

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Further Down the Line World Tour

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Tue   Mar 21   Candelo, NSW, AU   Candelo Cafe with the Second Chances, 7:30 doors, 8:00pm show, tickets $20.
 
Wed   Mar 22   Tilba Tilba, NSW, AU   House concert, showtime 7:30, $20 donation, delicious meals available at 6:30. Everyone's welcome, just RSVP to Sue at eagle_dreaming@hotmail.com if you wanna come!
 
Thu   Mar 23   Canberra, ACT, AU   Back at the lovely Smith's Alternative with the Second Chances, 9:30pm start, $15 at the door/$10 discount for CMC members, magic or your money back. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Fri   Mar 24   Tomerong, NSW, AU   Tomerong Hall with the Second Chances and special guest R.J. Ferry, 7pm start, tickets $15, here!
 
Sat-Sun   Mar 25-26   Yackandandah, VIC, AU   Elated to be closing out our Second Chances tour at one of my favourite Aussie fests, Yackandandah Folk Festival! We're playing at 1:30pm Saturday in the Clarence Room, then out back of the Star Hotel at 7:15 Saturday night. On Sunday I'm playing a solo set in The Shed at 2pm, and the band's closing out the festival out back of the Star at 6pm.
 
Thu   Mar 30   Indianapolis, IN   I'm playing a special concert at The Music Room, near Butler University. Doors open at 6pm, social hour, bring snacks and your favourite beverage. Water and coffee will be provided. Music runs 7-9pm, donation $15, magic or your money back. Everyone's welcome, just RSVP to themusicroom52@gmail.com or call 317-441-4109. Address will be given upon confirmation.
 
Sat   April 1   Chicago, IL   Acoustic Renaissance concert at Hinsdale Unitarian Church, opening for the legendary John Gorka! It's at 11 West Maple Street in Hinsdale, doors open at 7:15pm, I'm on at 8pm, and tickets are $20 or $18 for students and seniors. I've known and loved John's music for ages now, and getting the opportunity to share a show with him is bucket list stuff for me.
 
Wed   April 5   Fish Creek, WI   Concert at White Gull Inn, 8-10pm, tickets $19.
 
Wed   April 19   Canmore, AB   Culinary Funk at Paintbox Lodge with the Second Chances and chefs Shannon O'Donovan and Eva Jursova, 6:30-9:30pm, $65 including food and drink, tickets on their website or by calling (403) 609-0482.
 
Sat   April 22   Morinville, AB   Morinville Cultural Centre with the Second Chances, 8pm start, more details TBA.
 
Sun   April 23   Red Deer, AB   House concert with the Second Chances, doors at 7, show at 8, $10 donation, in-house bar. Everyone's welcome, just contact Tyler at tylerjmag@gmail.com to RVSP!
 
Mon   April 24   Saskatoon, SK   At The Bassment with the Second Chances, 8pm show, more details TBA.
 
Tue   April 25   Gravelbourg, SK   House concert at B&B La Maison 315 with the Second Chances, 7pm show, tickets $20, call or text Jobi Nichol at 306-312-9095 to reserve a seat!
 
Wed   April 26   Moose Jaw, SK   House concert, details TBA.
 
Thu   April 27   Regina, SK   At The Artesian with the Second Chances! Doors open to the lounge at 7pm, show starts 8pm sharp, $15 advance/$20 door, magic or your money back.
 
Fri   April 28   Fort Qu'Appelle, SK   Qu'Appelle Valley Centre for the Arts show with the Second Chances, 7:30 start, $20 at the door.
 
Sat   April 29   Winnipeg, MB   Early show at Times Change(d) with the Second Chances, details TBA.
 
Wed   May 3   Viroqua, WI   Driftless Books, doors 7pm, local opener TBA at 7:30, then I'm on at 8:30, $10 suggested donation, magic or your money back.
 
Fri   May 5   Pleasant Plain, OH   Plain Folk Cafe, 10177 State Route 132, 7:30 start, pay what you can.
 
Sat-Sun   May 6-7   Galloway, OH   Central Ohio Folk Festival at Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park! I'm hosting a workshop on songwriting at 4pm Saturday in workshop tent #2, playing unamplified in the Young Musicians Showcase Tent at 11am Sunday, then singing on Main Stage at 1pm on Sunday.
 
Sat-Sun   May 17-21   Montreat, NC   I'm making the pilgrimage to SERFA for the first time, really looking forward to it! I'm playing an official showcase Thursday evening, and more guerrilla showcases TBA.
 
Fri-?   May 26-?   Kerrville, TX   I'll be hanging out at Kerrville Folk Fest for a few days, looking forward to swapping songs with the great writers down there!
 
Thu-Sun   June 22-25   Driftpile, AB   As always, I'll be smiling at the North Country Fair! Rowdy, blissful, boreal perfection.
 
Wed   June 28   Edmonton, AB   10th Annual Official Unofficial North Country Fair Afterbender! Details TBA, madness assured.
 
Fri-Sun   July 7-9   Bliss, MI   Blissfest! It really is Bliss. Details TBA.
 
Thu   July 13   Lansing, MI   Excited to be singing for the good folks at Concerts in the Courtyard, held at Old Town General Store, 408 E. Grand River, 7:30pm start. Tickets are $15/$9 students, available on the website.
 
Fri-Sun   July 14-16  Hinton, AB   Back at Wild Mountain Music Festival with the Second Chances!
 
Thu   Aug 3   Prince George, BC   Yard concert with the Second Chances and special guest Scotty Dunbar, 7pm start, email gl.crane.pg@gmail.com if you want to come!
 
Fri-Mon   Aug 4-7   Wells, BC   Elated to be back among the good people at Artswells! It's gonna be magic.
 
Tue   Aug 8   Kamloops, BC   Back at Music in the Park with the Second Chances, 7-8:30pm, free entry!
 
Fri   Aug 11   Penticton, BC   Back at The Dream Cafe with the Second Chances!
 
Wed   Aug 16   Salmon Arm, BC   Playing the lovely Handmade Shoppe with the Second Chances! It's at 2090 10th Ave SW, Salmon Arm (in the auto garage of the old Canadian Tire). Show at 7:30 pm. Doors 6 pm. Tickets available online or at Acorn Music.
 
Fri   Sep 29   Seattle, WA   private event
 
Sat   Sep 30   Snohomish, WA   Elated to be appearing at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theatre, details TBA.
Sat   Oct 7   Edmonton, AB   Kickin' it back at ye olde Black Dog Freehouse with the Second Chances, 4-6pm, no cover charge, for old times' sake, and good times' sake.

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:

House Concerts In Your Home

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The War on Democracy
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Why We Fight
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