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July 30, 2018: Hey friends, just a short Travelogue this month, coming to you again from the passenger seat, as Melissa steers us westward for our last string of BC dates, in Revelstoke, Golden, Kaslo, and Nelson. We're fresh off an amazing weekend at Calgary Folk Fest...

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UPCOMING SHOWS:

Further Down the Line World Tour

Wed   Sep 12   Ashland/Medford, OR   House concert in Williams with the delightful Justin Farren, 7:30 doors, 8pm show, email me at grooverevival@gmail.com if you want to come!
 
Thu   Sep 13   San Francisco, CA   The Lost Church with the amazing Justin Farren! 7:30pm doors, 8:15 show, tickets $10 advance here or $15 at the door. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share it!
 
Fri   Sep 14   Davis, CA   House concert with Justin Farren at the Peach Pit, doors 6pm, music starts at 7, $10 suggested donation, BYOB and a dish to share. Everyone's welcome, just call (530) 400-1996 or email poppypeach@yahoo.com to RSVP and get the address. And if you're on Facebook, please help us out by sharing the event!
 
Sat   Sep 15   Sacramento, CA   At The STAB Theater with the amazing Justin Farren, 7-9pm. If you're on Facebook, please help us out by sharing the event!
 
Sun   Sep 16   Jackson, CA   Afternoon house concert just outside of Mokelumne Hill with the inimitable Justin Farren, 2pm doors, 2:30 start, everyone's welcome, just contact Kevin at kfritson@gmail.com or (209) 418-5775 to RSVP and get the address!
 
Thu   Sep 20   Chicago, IL   I'm stoked to be part of a special Earthwork Music showcase at Uncommon Ground's Edgewater location, alongside Heather Styka and Gregory Stovetop! 1401 W Devon Ave, 6:30 doors, 7-9pm show. This is a special seated dinner show in their intimate venue space, book in if you wanna come! You can reserve a table online here. And if you're on Facebook, there's an event here, please spread it around!
 
Fri-Sun   Sep 21-23   Lake City, MI   Stoked to reunite with my peoples in the massive group hug that is Earthwork Harvest Gathering! I'm playing at 8pm Friday on the Cedar Stage, right after Fauxgrass and before Seth Bernard, a pretty nice sandwich if I do say so myself!
 
Thu-Sun   Sep 27-30   Austin, TX   I'm excited to announce that I'll be among the official showcase artists at SWRFA! I'm on Friday at 7:30pm, and I'm also playing an unofficial showcase in The Alamo Room (#716) on Friday night from 10:50 to 11:10pm, and another unofficial in the North Texas Venues Room (#915) on Saturday night from half past midnight to 12:50am.
 
Tue   Oct 2   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency with Mike Kerr, Matt Coldwell, and very special guests Heather Styka and Braden Gates at ye olde Cameron House, 6-8pm, by donation!
 
Wed   Oct 3   Barrie, ON   Take Note Music House, 7pm doors, 7:30 start, $20. It's a lovely spot in downtown Barrie, just east of the courthouse, and everyone's welcome, just email Alyssa at concerts@takenotepromotion.com or call 705-305-1687 to reserve a seat and get the address. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Thu   Oct 4   Sudbury, ON   Lively house concert, 7pm doors, 7:30pm start. Everyone's welcome, just email housecon.sud@gmail.com for details and reservations.
 
Fri   Oct 5   Haliburton, ON   I'm playing a special concert at Maple Lake United Church, on the corner of Stanhope Airport Road and Hwy 118, 7:30pm start, tickets $15 adv $20 at the door. Call 705-754-9873 or email elilius@halhinet.on.ca for a seat.
 
Sat   Oct 6   Morrisburg, ON   Opening for the amazing William Prince at St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage! 6:15pm doors, 7pm start.
 
Tue   Oct 9   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency with Mike Kerr, Matt Coldwell, and surprise guests at ye olde Cameron House, 6-8pm, by donation!
 
Sat   Oct 13   Toronto, ON   Stoked to be playing the Brand New Saturday Sessions series at Inter Steer Tavern, 357 Roncesvalles Ave, 5-8pm, by donation! Matt Coldwell's joining me on bass.
 
Sun   Oct 14   Toronto, ON   I'll be singing and speaking in the morning service at Don Heights Unitarian Congregation, an inclusive group of folks that I sang for once before, and would invite anybody (especially those who just can't do church) to come check out! 10:30am start, everyone's welcome.
 
Tue   Oct 16   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency with Mike Kerr, Matt Coldwell, and surprise guests at ye olde Cameron House, 6-8pm, by donation!
 
Fri   Oct 19   Hamilton, ON   In the lovely black box theatre space at The Staircase Theatre with Corin Raymond and Mike Kerr, details TBA.
 
Sat   Oct 20   Kitchener, ON   Folk Night at the Registry alongside Craig Cardiff, 8pm start, tickets $15 season/$18 advance/$20 door, magic or your money back.
 
Sun   Oct 21   Toronto, ON   I'll be singing a few songs in the morning service at Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 10:30am start, people of all beliefs (and non-believers) welcome!
 
Sun   Oct 21   Guelph, ON   Guelph Roots house concert with special guest Zachary Lucky, sponsored by Dollartone Records at 157 Dufferin St, 5pm start, $20 advance/$25 door, tickets sold at Royal Cat Records and Ticketscene, for more info contact vickyrao@rogers.com.
 
Tue   Oct 23   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency with Mike Kerr, Matt Coldwell, and special guest Scott Wicken at ye olde Cameron House, 6-8pm, by donation!
 
Fri   Oct 26   Grafton, ON   Fáilte House Concert. 7:30 doors, 8pm show, $20. For details contact Ali at failte@xplornet.com or Gary at pending@xplornet.com.
 
Sat   Oct 27   Ottawa, ON   I'll be singing some songs to start up Greg Kelly's Tunes After Noon open stage at Moose McGuire’s Pub, 3320 McCarthy Road. 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   Killaloe house concert at Keren and Sean's, doors 7pm, show at 7:30, tickets $20, RSVP to eh.byebye@gmail or call Keren at 613-698-1771 if you want to come!
 
Sun   Oct 28   Perth, ON   Perth Tea Room (in Perth Restaurant), 7pm start, dinner reservations (guarantees ticket) by calling 613-267-3170. For show tickets only, call Sue at 613-267-7902 to arrange pre-payment, $20 in advance.
 
Tue   Oct 30   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency with Mike Kerr, Matt Coldwell, and surprise guests at ye olde Cameron House, 6-8pm, by donation!
 
Thu   Nov 1   Pittsburgh, PA   Harmony House Concert, details TBA.
 
Fri   Nov 2   Martinsburg, WV   I'll be the featured guest at First Friday Coffeehouse, held at Trinity Orchard House, 4599 Shepherdstown Road (Route 45). Doors open at 7pm for open mic sign-up. Open mic starts at 7:30, then I'm on around 9pm for an hour set.
 
Sun   Nov 4   Asheville, NC   Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road, 5pm doors, 5:30 show, $12 advance/$15 door, all ages. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please spread it around!
 
Wed   Nov 7   Baltimore, MD   Four Hour Day Lutherie, 7:30 start, by donation.
 
Thu-Sun   Nov 8-11   Stamford, CT   Back at Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference! With an official showcase for the first time! I'll also be in a panel on booking called Make Me An Offer I Can't Refuse. I'll be playing two Big Orange Tarp rounds, on Saturday afternoon from 4-5pm with Kenny White, Louise Mosrie, and Rachael Kilgour, and on Saturday night from 11:45pm-12:15am with Kirsten Maxwell, and Sophie Buskin! I'm also playing my own set in the Mavens Music & Subculture Showcase room from 1:25-1:45am Saturday night.
 
Mon   Nov 12   Southport, CT   Playing a feature set during the Monday open mic at Horseshoe Cafe
 
Wed   Nov 14   State College, PA   Happy Valley House Concerts, details TBA.
 
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   Back at the lovely, candlelit Deer Creek Coffeehouse! It's held at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 7:30 start, $12 suggested donation, contact Jeff at (443) 877-7125 or deercreekch@zooominternet.net to reserve a seat!
 
Mon   Nov 19   Charlotte, NC   featured artist for the weekly open mic at the Evening Muse! Doors open at 7, sign-up is at 7:45, music starts at 8, and I'm on around 9pm. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Wed   Nov 21   Chapel Hill, NC   Stoked to join my pal Jonathan Byrd for his weekly residency at The Kraken, 7pm start!
 
Fri   Nov 23   Pleasant Plain, OH   Back at the charming Plain Folk Cafe, 5pm doors, 7:30-10pm show, pay what you can.
 
Sat   Nov 24   Columbus, OH   Columbus Folk Music Society concert at Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Avenue. There's an open jam (in another room) from 6-7pm, then an open mic from 7-7:45pm, a short Community Sing from 7:45-8, then I'm playing two sets of music, from 8 'til 9:45 or so, and it's $7 members / $10 non-members at the door. If you're on Facebook, there's an event here, please spread it around!
 
Sun   Nov 25   Ann Arbor, MI   TBA
 
Fri   Nov 30   Downers Grove, IL   Back at the lovely Two Way Street Coffeehouse, doors open at 7:30, showtime's 8:15pm, and it's a $10 suggested donation at the door, magic or your money back.
 
Sun   Dec 2   Grand Rapids, MI   I'll be joining the fun for Songteller Sessions at Creston Brewery, with Nicholas James Thomasma and another guest TBA, 7-9pm.
 
Wed   Dec 5   Chelsea, MI   On the Tracks Songwriter Showcase, alongside the amazing Jon Brooks! At the Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson St, doors 6:30pm, show at 7, suggested donation $15, magic or your money back. If you're on Facebook, there's a page here.
 
Fri   Dec 7   Minneapolis, MN   Back at The Warming House with the amazing Rachael Kilgour! Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8, magic or your money back!
 
Sat   Jan 26, 2019   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!
 
Sat   Jan 27, 2019   Sherwood Park, AB   R.Ouse Concert with the Second Chances!
 
Wed   Jan 30, 2019   Edmonton, AB   The Second Chances and I are stoked to be in the lineup for the Alberta Grown Series at the Centre for Spiritual Awareness! More details TBA.
 
Tue   Mar 12, 2019   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!
 
Sat   Mar 30, 2019   Melbourne, VIC, AU   with the She'll Be Rights (Liz Frencham, Bramwell Park, and Esther Henderson) and the mighty Men In Suits, more details TBA.
 
Fri   Apr 5, 2019   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.
 
Sat   Apr 6, 2019   High River, AB   Foothills Folk Club with the Second Chances, details TBA.
 
Fri   Apr 26, 2019   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, 2019   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!

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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