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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


Go Long World Tour

Sun   Jan 15   Vermilion, AB   Vermilion Allied Arts show at Lakeland College Alumni Theatre with the Long Weekends, 3pm start, tickets $30/$20 for students with ID, available at Fantasy Flowers in Vermilion, (780) 853-4999 OR 1 (800) 823-8897.
Thu   Jan 19   Slave Lake, AB   Stage North with the Long Weekends, at Slave Lake Legacy Centre, 400 6 Ave NE. 7:30 start, tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door/seniors and students $20 in advance, $25 at the door, available at Slave Lake Library, Remax, or online.
Fri   Jan 20   Drayton Valley, AB   Eleanor Pickup Arts Centre with the Long Weekends! Doors open at 6:30, showtime is 7:30, tickets are available at Value Drug Mart or by calling 780-898-7933.
Sat   Jan 21   Black Diamond, AB   The Westwood with the Second Chances! Showtime's 7pm, dinner and a show for $25.
Sun   Jan 22   Whitecourt, AB   House concert at Sweet Things Cafe, 5024-A 51 Avenue, with the Second Chances, tickets $20 at the cafe, 6:30 doors, 7:30 show.
Further Down the Line World Tour

Fri   Jan 27   Fort Saskatchewan, AB   We're releasing the new album Further Down the Line in the lovely Shell Theatre with the Second Chances and special guests Joe Nolan, Two Bears North, Dana Wylie and more! 7pm doors, 7:30pm start, tickets $18/$15 students and seniors, available here! If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
Sat   Jan 28   Forestburg, AB   Forestburg Concert Series with the Second Chances, at Forestburg Community Centre, 7:30pm start, for more info email forestburgconcertseries@persona.ca or call 780-385-4959.
Thu   Feb 2   Consort, AB   Neutral Hills Arts Alive show at the Fine Arts Centre with the Second Chances, 7:30pm start, for more info contact Adah Fawcett at (403) 577-3818 or email nhartsalive@gmail.com.
Fri   Feb 3   Calgary, AB   Calgary CD release at Ironwood Stage with the Second Chances and special guest Carter Felker! 9pm start, $15 at the door. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
Sat   Feb 4   Lethbridge, AB   Playing Lethbridge Folk Club with the Second Chances! The concert will be held at the Cave in Lethbridge College. Show starts at 8pm with Burning Bridges (Steven Foord and Megan Brown) opening, then we're on at 9pm for two sets. Tickets are $25.00 for members, $30.00 for non-members (includes a $5.00 membership), and $20.00 for students ($15.00 with membership). If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
Sun   Feb 12   Edmonton, AB   I'll be playing a set for the Silver Skate Festival in Hawrelak Park, 3:45pm, come on down and have a rip around the ice!
Wed-Sun   Feb 15-19   Kansas City, MO   I'm bringing the new album to the Folk Alliance International conference, my first visit in a few years! I'll be singing songs in the round from 3-4pm Thursday in the Alberta Room (707), playing solo from 11-11:20pm Thursday in the BreakOut West room (529), and sharing a showcase with my good friend Winona Wilde in the Acoustic Grill/Acoustic Jam Records room at half past midnight Thursday night. On Friday I'm swapping songs from 11:30-12:30 Friday in the Alberta Room (707), and playing solo at 2:30am Friday in the BreakOut West room (554). On Saturday I'm playing an amplified showcase in the Folk Music Canada Suite (534) at 11pm, then playing the Acoustic Grill room at 1am, and playing right before Billy Bragg at 3pm on Sunday as part of the Kansas City Folk Festival program!
Fri-Sun   Feb 24-26   Cobargo, NSW, AU   So happy to be bringing the Second Chances to the lovely Cobargo Folk Festival! It's magic, I tell ya. Pack up your ride and we'll see you on the hilltop!
Tue   Feb 28   Brisbane, QLD, AU   The Second Chances and I will be featured at Brisbane Unplugged in the New Farm Bowls Club, at 969 Brunswick Street. The show starts at 7:30 with blackboard spots (first in first served), and we're on last, from 9:15-10pm. Door charge is $10 or $7 for concessions, and there's a full bar and food available.
Wed   Mar 1   Stanthorpe, QLD, AU   In the lovely Little Theatre on Connor Street with the Second Chances! 6:30pm doors, 7pm start, with local opener The Dog Wood Three, tickets $25, magic or your money back. For further info, contact Andy at Soular Music (0408428440 or andy@soularmusicservices.com.au). Tickets are available from Top Beat at 119 High Street or Officesmart at 40 Maryland Street.
Thu   Mar 2   Byron Bay, NSW, AU   At The Treehouse on Belongil Beach with the Second Chances! No cover charge, sets at 7:30 and 9pm.
Fri   Mar 3   Tintenbar, NSW, AU   At Tintenbar Upfront with the Second Chances! It's at Tintenbar Hall, on the corner of Tintenbar Road And George Street, opposite the Tintenbar Store. There's an Indian banquet at 6:30pm (pre-booking required, and the show kicks of at 7:30. Tickets are $10/$5 members and concessions, booked through their website. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
Sat   Mar 4   Sunshine Coast, QLD, AU   Federal Hall with the Second Chances! 320 Bruce Highway in Federal, more details TBA.
Sun   Mar 5   Mudgeeraba, QLD, AU   Matinee house concert with the Second Chances, 1pm doors, 2pm start, $15 at the door, BYOB and potluck food. Tickets/details from Glenn on 0419 55 8685 or glenn@glenntozer.com.au.
Tue   Mar 7   Billen Cliffs, NSW, AU   Very happy to be returning to Billen Community Cafe with my bandmates the Second Chances in tow this time, and some special guests to boot! Doors open at 5:30pm for drinks, nibbles, and wood-fired pizza, music starts at 6:30. $20 at the door, magic or your money back!
Wed   Mar 8   Nana Glen, NSW, AU   House concert at Gerry and Tania's with the Second Chances, $20 donation, 7pm start, call Gerry at 0419760574 if you'd like to come!
Thu   Mar 9   Bellingen, NSW, AU   No. 5 Church Street with the Second Chances, tickets $15/12 advance, details TBA.
Fri   Mar 10   Kempsey, NSW, AU   At the Oddfellows Hall with the Second Chances, more details TBA.
Sat   Mar 11   Allambie Heights, NSW, AU   Humph Hall with the Second Chances, 7pm start, details on their site.
Sun-Mon   Mar 12-13   Mia Mia, VIC, AU   Super happy to be bringing the Second Chances to Burke and Wills Folk Festival! We'll be there Sunday afternoon and all day Monday, set times TBA.
Wed   Mar 15   Melbourne, VIC, AU   With Michael Waugh and the Second Chances, details TBA.
Thu   Mar 16   Healesville, VIC, AU   House concert at The Duckpond with the Second Chances, 7:30pm start. Everyone's welcome, just email jonni.sharpley@gmail.com if you wanna come!
Fri   Mar 17   Berwick, VIC, AU   Berwick and District Folk Club, in the Old Cheese Factory at 34 Homestead Road, with the Second Chances! Doors at 7:30, floor spots start at 8pm, with us to follow, $12 for guests/$8 members and spot acts.
Sat   Mar 18   Kyneton, VIC, AU   Major Tom's with the Second Chances, details TBA.
Sun   Mar 19   Beechworth, VIC, AU   House concert at Aron and Sabrina's, details TBA.
Tue   Mar 21   Candelo, NSW, AU   Candelo Cafe with the Second Chances, 7:30 doors, 8:00pm show, tickets $20.
Wed   Mar 22   Candelo, NSW, AU   TBA
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, details TBA.
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!
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   Paintbox Lodge with the Second Chances, details TBA.
Sat   April 22   Morinville, AB   Morinville Cultural Centre with the Second Chances, 8pm start, more details TBA.
Mon   April 24   Saskatoon, SK   At The Bassment with the Second Chances, 8pm show, more details TBA.
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.
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, more details TBA.
Sat-Sun   May 17-21   Montreat, NC   I'm making the pilgrimage to SERFA for the first time, really looking forward to it!
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! 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   Sep 29   Seattle, WA   private event
Sat   Sep 30   Snohomish, WA   Elated to be appearing at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theatre, 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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