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June 25, 2015: Dear friends,

I'm writing you from my folks' place, where I'll be house-sitting for most of the next month and a half while they're on vacation. It's a huge feeling of relief, the thought that I can be alone whenever I want. The thought of having my instruments set up in a place I can practice. The thought of practice in general, whether on music, exercise, or writing, and a space in which to make a routine of it.....

read my words from the road

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Go Long World Tour

Fri-Sun   July 24-26   Evansburg, AB   Glad to be emceeing and kicking off Friday night with the Second Chances at the 20th anniversary of the Sasquatch Gathering, one of the sweetest little musical campouts on this green Earth. We're up first, around 7:30pm.
 
Wed   July 29   Sherwood Park, AB   The Second Chances will be opening for The Lovelocks for the Qualico Patio Series at Festival Place. It's just $8 at the door, and we take the stage at 7:30pm sharp!
 
Thu   July 30   Spruce Grove, AB   private function
 
Fri   July 31   Camrose, AB   For the first time, I'll be on the songwriters stage at Big Valley Jamboree, in the round with some other writers from 1:30-2:30pm.
 
Tue   Aug 4   Edmonton, AB   I'll be the featured guest for the Tuesday night Big Dreamer Jam at Big Al's House of Blues, in their new location at 15004 Yellowhead Trail, 7:30pm start, no cover charge. And I just might bring my electric guitar.
 
Wed   Aug 5   St. Albert, AB   House concert at Patch-man's place with the Second Chances, showtime around 7pm, email me if you wanna come!
 
Tue   Aug 11   Lethbridge, AB   Hosting jam night at The Slice with the Second Chances! No cover charge, we'll kick things off with a set at 9pm.
 
Wed   Aug 12   Nelson, BC   House concert with the Second Chances at 302 Carbonate Street, 7pm doors, 8pm start, BYOB and potluck food, everyone's welcome but please RSVP to our lovely hostess Heather at misshmvardy@gmail.com to reserve a seat!
 
Thu   Aug 13   Kaslo, BC   Back at the lovely Bluebelle Bistro with the Second Chances! 8pm start, $10 suggested donation, magic or your money back!
 
Fri-Sat   Aug 14-16   Salmon Arm, BC   The Second Chances and I are honoured to be on the bill at Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival! We're playing a full set on Friday at 5:15pm on the Shade Stage, and sometime Saturday morning at the Pancake Breakfast outreach downtown at Ross St Plaza, then I'll be hosting a workshop of songs about community called "Come Together" with my friends James Lamb and Magpie Ulysses at 11:30am Saturday in the Boogie Bar-N Stage. On Sunday, I'll be singing Dylan songs in the round alongside the Russell deCarle Trio, Mark Karan & Jason Crosby (Bros. Keeper), JD Edwards (Small Glories), and Thom Moon on the Shade Stage at noon, and Sunday night we'll be leading the finale on Main Stage at 11:20pm.
 
Fri-Sat   Aug 21-22   Fort St. James, BC   I'll be hanging out with the good crew up at Music on the Mountain Festival, emceeing and seeing what other trouble I can get into!
 
Sun   Aug 23   Prince George, BC   House concert, details TBA.
 
Mon   Aug 24   Kamloops, BC   Back at Music in the Park with the Second Chances! Music runs 7-8:30pm, admission's free, come say hi!
 
Tue   Aug 25   Yalakom Valley, BC   Dress-up house concert with the Second Chances! 7pm doors, 8pm start, $10-$20 sliding scale, RSVP to Daniel at dkerslake@gmail.com or 250-256-3137 if you want to come!
 
Thu   Aug 27   Kelowna, BC   I'll be playing a special acoustic concert at the UBCO Campus' Woodhaven Eco Retreat Centre with the Second Chances! Doors open at 6pm with snacks and socializing, music starts at 7pm, and tickets are $20.
 
Fri   Aug 28   Penticton, BC   Back at one of the best venues in the known universe, The Dream Cafe, with those ever-lovin' Second Chances, more details TBA.
 
Sat   Aug 29   Vancouver, BC   The Second Chances and I will be singing songs (along with some musical friends) in the cozy environs of Skinny Fat Jack's, a funky little joint entered from the alley around back of 3475 Main Street. Doors open at 8pm, music starts at 9, and space is very limited, so you'll need to pre-book. Tickets will go on sale soon, just keep an eye out!
 
Sun   Aug 30   Victoria, BC   Victoria CD release for Go Long with the Second Chances at Northern Quarter, 1724 Douglas St, 3:30-5:30pm, by donation!
 
Mon   Aug 31   Cortes Island, BC   Great to be heading back to Cortes Island! The Second Chances will be playing two nights by the ocean (or in the gazebo in case of rain) at Gorge Harbour Marina Resort, 7pm start.
 
Tue   Sep 1   Denman Island, BC   House concert with the Second Chances, everyone's welcome, 7pmish start, tickets $15, BYOB, email Michael at kjwithmr@interbaun.com to RSVP.
 
Wed   Sep 2   Hornby Island, BC   Cardboard House Bakery with the Second Chances, 6:30-8:30, by donation.
 
Thu   Sep 3   Nanaimo, BC   House concert with the Second Chances, details TBA, email me if you want to come.
 
Sat   Sep 5   Powell River, BC   Stoked to be among the good folks at Sunshine Music Festival with the Second Chances! We're on from 2-3:15pm.
 
Sun   Sep 6   Keremeos, BC   Back at the beautiful Old Grist Mill with the Second Chances! 6:30pm start, tickets $20.
 
Fri   Sep 11   Winnipeg, MB   TBA
 
Sun   Sep 13   Duluth, MN   I'll be singing some songs over brunch, 11am-1pm at Amazing Grace!
 
Sun   Sep 13   Houghton, MI   I'll be playing a special house concert, 7-9pm. Everyone's welcome, but you'll need to contact jrhopper@pasty.com to RSVP.
 
Tue   Sep 15   Viroqua, WI   Glad to head back to Viroqua! I'll be at Driftless Books and Music, with my good friend Emma Nicholes opening, and the good folks at Kickapoo Coffee sponsoring the occasion. Doors at 6pm, music at 7, magic or your money back.
 
Wed   Sep 16   Fish Creek, WI   At The Cookery with my friend Katie Dahl, 8-10pm.
 
Thu   Sep 17   Barrington, IL   Windrush House Concert with my good friend Heather Styka at 67 Windrush Lane, 8pm start, $20 at the door, more details here.
 
Fri-Sun   Sept 18-20   Lake City, MI   Earthwork Harvest Gathering! You know it.
 
Sat   Sept 26   Indianapolis, IN   Elated to be singing for the kind folks at Indy Folk Series! It's happening at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis, 615 West 43rd Street, doors open 6:15, showtime 7-9pm, tickets $15 (students/age 65 and up $10, age 12 and under free), it's gonna be a gooder.
 
Wed   Sept 30   Guelph, ON   Silence, 46-16 Essex St, 8pm start, more details TBA.
 
Thu   Oct 1   Toronto, ON   Singing songs in the round with two of my favourites, David Ross MacDonald and David Newberry, in the back room of the Cameron House, right after Corin Raymond's blue-velvet twilight set in the front room. 8pm start, $10 suggested donation, magic or your money back.
 
Fri   Oct 2   Toronto, ON   House concert with David Ross MacDonald, 7:30 doors, 8pm start, tickets $20, email me if you want on the list.
 
Sat   Oct 3   Owen Sound, ON   The Bleeding Carrot with David Ross MacDonald, doors 7pm, show 8pm, $20 advance tickets at 945 - 2nd Ave East or by calling 519-270-8570 to reserve. Magic or your money back!
 
Fri   Oct 9   Saratoga Springs, NY   Elated to be opening for my countryman and friend David Francey at Caffe Lena, the longest-running coffeehouse in America!
 
Sat   Oct 10   Brooklyn, NY   TBA
 
Wed   Oct 14   Ottawa, ON   Pressed Cafe with local opener TBA.
 
Thu-Sun   Oct 15-18   Toronto, ON   Once again, I'll be ringing out the season among my folksingin' comrades at the always-hilarious Folk Music Ontario conference!
 
Fri-Sun   Oct 23-25   Fort Saskatchewan, AB   Alberta Showcase with the Second Chances!
 
Sat-Fri   Nov 14-27   SK, MB   Home Routes tour, details TBA.
 
Fri-Mon   Jan 22-25, 2016   Newstead, VIC, AUS   Back at Newstead Live, one of the sweetest little festivals anywhere! Loads of sessions all over town, top-notch entertainment from old masters and young talent in a bunch of venues, even a trad disco! It was so much fun last year, I'm back for another round.
 
Fri   Feb 12, 2016   Melbourne, AUS   House concert in Eaglemont, details TBA.
 
Thu-Sat   June 30-July 2, 2016   Tofield, AB   Elated to be back at Wild Oats & Notes with the Long Weekends!

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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