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Feb 24, 2019: Hey friends, just a quick Hobo Travelogue this month, and it's coming to you from the Vancouver airport, while Bram and I wait to get on a plane to Melbourne. Google tells me it's 34C there right now, but we're not gonna complain about the heat, 'cause nobody back on this side wants to hear it. We'll be landing Monday morning...

read my words from the road

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Further Down the Line World Tour

Fri   Mar 29   Healesville, VIC, AU   SOLD OUT 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‚Äôs Hall, 296 Glenferrie Rd in Malvern, 8-10:30pm. Tickets are $25, here, and the Facebook event's here.
 
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) and Liz Frencham opening, 4-7pm, advance tickets available here, or $15 at the door. If you're on Facebook, please help us out by sharing the event, thanks!
 
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.
 
Sun   Apr 7   Calgary, AB   House Concert with the Second Chances, 6:30pm doors, 7pm start, $20-25 suggested donation, kids free. Space is limited; must RSVP to houseconcerthere@gmail.com to save a seat!
 
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.
 
Sun   Apr 14   Saltspring Island, BC   House concert with the Second Chances, potluck at 4pm, concert 5pmish, suggested donation $20 (kids free), contact jen@teamistress.com to reserve a seat!
 
Wed   Apr 17   Cumberland, BC   House concert with the Second Chances, details TBA.
 
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. If you've got pals on Mayne, please invite 'em to the event!
 
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!
 
Wed   Apr 24   Vancouver, BC   East Van house concert with the Second Chances, 7pm start, contact jasmine_liddell@hotmail.com to RSVP!
 
Thu   Apr 25   Kelowna, BC   At the new Dunnenzies Pizza location (the old Minstrel Cafe) at 4638 Lakeshore Road with the Second Chances! 6:30 doors, 7:30 start, $15.
 
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!
 
Fri   May 3   Edmonton, AB   Rossdale Presents show in Rossdale Hall with the Second Chances, with dinner at 6pm for $5 (first come first served as quantities permit), 7:30 show, tickets $20 in advance from louisemcbain@gmail.com.
 
Sat   May 4   Spruce Grove, AB   house concert with the Second Chances, tickets $20, 7pm doors, 8pm start, contact Linda at ljkilgour@gmail.com if you wanna squeeze in!
 
Sun   May 5   Sherwood Park, AB   house concert with the Second Chances, doors at 6:30 pm, concert starts at 7:30. Contact Darrell and Donna at dndcoley@shaw.ca if you wanna squeeze in!
 
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!
 
Thu   May 9   Vashon Island, WA   house concert, details TBA.
 
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, 6:30 doors, 7pm start, sliding scale $15-25 donation. Everyone's welcome, just 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 to raise money for a local emergency shelter and feeding program. I'll be playing one set at 7:15pm. Tickets 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.
 
Sat   May 18   Salem, OR   Speakeasy show at Archive Coffee & Bar, 8pm doors, 8:30 start, more details TBA.
 
Wed   May 22   Portland, OR   Alberta Street Pub with birthday girl Beth Wood and Ara Lee, details TBA, magic assured.
 
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.
 
Fri   May 24   Shaw Island, WA   House Concerts and Such show at Shaw Island Community Center with special guest Mandy Troxel, 6pm doors, 6:30 start, $15 at the door.
 
Sat   May 25   Lopez Island, WA   Lopez Island Grange with special guest Phil Paige, 6:30 doors, 7pm start, $15.
 
Sun   May 26   Orcas Island, WA   House Concerts and Such show at Orcas Island Grange with special guest Mandy Troxel, 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.
 
Fri-Sun   Jul 5-7   Orillia, ON   I'm over the moon to be appearing at Mariposa Folk Festival!!! 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 18   Fredericton, NB   Music Runs Through It show at the Tipsy Muse Cafe, 7:30 start, tickets $15.00 online, at Tony's Music Box, or at the door unless sold out. Contact Emma at musicinfreddy@gmail.com if you need more info.
 
Fri-Sun   Jul 19-21   Rollo Bay, PE   Rollo Bay Fiddle Fest!
 
Tue   Jul 23   Mount Stewart, PE   Trailside Music Cafe with my Aussie pal Liz Stringer, details TBA.
 
Fri-Sun   Aug 2-4   Hillsdale, NY   Headed to Falcon Ridge Folk Festival for the first time, where I'll be appearing on The Lounge Stage.
 
Fri-Sun   Aug 9-11   Ear Falls, ON   Stoked for my first time at Trout Forest Music Festival! I've heard great things over the years, and I'm pretty sure I'll have some Winnipals there :)
 
Sat-Sun   Sep 7-8   Rush, NY   Joining the fun at Turtle Hill Folk Festival! I'll be in workshops during the day Saturday and Sunday, playing my own set in the Saturday night concert, and participating in the closing concert on Sunday.
 
Sun   Sep 8   Schuyler Lake, NY   Cot and Crackers House Concerts, 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Sun   Oct 13   Tintenbar, NSW, AU   Elated to be back at Tintenbar UpFront with the She'll Be Rights, 5-8pm! If you're on Facebook, please share the event!
 
Fri-Sun   Oct 18-20   Kangaroo Valley, NSW, AU   Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival with the She'll Be Rights, more 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!
 
Fri   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.
 
Fri   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.
 
Fri   Apr 24, 2020   Oswego, NY   "The Hook" songwriter showcase at Oswego Music Hall, details TBA.

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TABLATURE: I've had a few requests for tablature, so here's some of fish jumpin, for your plucking pleasure...

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