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May 25, 2016: Hey friends, I'm writing you from my soon-to-be-former home in East Vancouver, where I've been enjoying an unprecedented amount of uninterrupted downtime. It's been so good that I'm kinda wishing I had another month of it. Who knew staying in one place could be so much fun?...

read my words from the road


Go Long World Tour

Wed   May 25   Vancouver, BC   Back at the lovely Bluebird North at The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, with our hostess Shari Ulrich, my pal Winona Wilde and Murray McLauchlan! Music runs 7:30-9:30pm, and tickets are available at the door, $15 for SAC members and $18 for non-members.
Fri-Sat   May 27-28   Port Angeles, WA   Stoked to be joining the fun at the Juan De Fuca Festival of the Arts! I'm playing Friday at 8:15pm on the Chamber Stage, and Saturday at noon on the Elks 2nd Stage.
Sun   May 29   Victoria, BC   Shari Rae and I will be headlining the weekly Victoria Folk Music Club event at Norway House, 1110 Hillside Avenue. Things kick off at 6:45 with an open jam, then at 7:30 there are open stage slots, followed by our set at 9pm, and it's only $5 at the door.
Mon   May 30   Salt Spring Island, BC   House concert at the lovely Stowel Lake Farm, 190 Reynolds Road, with Shari Rae on upright bass, 7pm doors, 7:30 start, tickets $15 at the door or $12 in advance on Brown Paper Tickets. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
Tue   May 31   Duncan, BC   Froggy Acres house concert at 3215 Doupe Road with Shari Rae on upright bass! 7pm doors, 7:30 show, BYOB and $10-20 sliding scale donation. Everyone's welcome, contact our host Jesse at jessevds@hotmail.com for more info if you like! If you're a Facebooker, the event's here.
Wed   Jun 1   Gabriola Island, BC   At the Hive Emporium with Shari Rae on upright bass, 7:30pm start, tickets $15/10 students and seniors, magic or your money back.
Thu   Jun 2   Nanaimo, BC   The Nanaimo Bar, at #2, 75 Front Street, with Shari Rae on upright bass, 9:30-11:30ish, $10 at the door!
Fri-Sat   Jun 3-4   Courtenay, BC   Shari Rae and I will be joining the fun at Elevate Arts Festival! For Facebookers, the event's here. We're playing the Cornerstone at 2pm Saturday afternoon, and the Union Street Grill and Grotto at 7:30 Saturday evening.
Tue   Jun 7   Prince George, BC   House concert at Elissa's with Shari Rae on upright bass! Dinner at 6pm, show at 7, tickets $25 including dinner. Everyone's welcome, just contact our hostess Elissa at liveatthemacarthur@gmail.com if you want to come!
Wed   Jun 8   Wells, BC   I won't be at Artswells this year, sadly, but we're making a stop anyway, playing the Tempest Stage with Shari Rae on upright bass! 7:30 doors, unamplified magic at 8pm, $15 at the door or by donation if you're poor.
Thu   Jun 9   Salmon Arm, BC   Show at It's Handmade: An Artisan Co-op with Shari Rae on upright bass! This funky, brand new venue's at 2090 10th Ave SW (the former Canadian Tire building along the Trans Canada Highway). Doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7:30, and tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The bistro will be open, and beer and wine will be available. Capacity's limited, so get your tickets in advance if you want to be sure of a seat!
Fri-Sun   Jun 10-12   Ymir, BC   Shari and I are on board for the Tiny Lights Festival!!! Come hang out with us in Ymir, I'm telling you, it's pure magic. More info's coming soon.
Thu-Sun   June 16-19   Driftpile, AB   As always, I'll be up in Driftpile for the North Country Fair, a little piece of heaven right here on earth.
Wed   June 22   Edmonton, AB   9th annual Official Unofficial North Country Fair Afterbender at The Needle Vinyl Tavern, 10524 Jasper Ave, with your hosts The Long Weekends, Jez Hellard and the Djukella Orchestra, Picture the Ocean, Joe Nolan and the Dogs, Derina Harvey Band, Winona Wilde, the Mad Dogs Experience (a tribute to Joe Cocker), Mohsin Zaman, Swear By the Moon, Sean Brewer and more, details TBA, Facebook event's here.
Sun   June 26   Camrose, AB   I'll be joining the fun(draising) for the Camrose Street Performers Festival at the Windsor Lounge, 4911 51 Ave, music starts at 3pm, and the Facebook event's here.
Thu   June 30   Red Deer, AB   Mighty chuffed to be the guests of Boots and the Hoots for their monthly Pinecone Opry at Fratters Speakeasy, details TBA.
Fri   July 1   Edmonton, AB   Playing for Canada Day at the Legislature with the Second Chances, 2:45-3:30pm!
Fri   July 1   Spruce Grove, AB   Playing Spruce Grove's Canada Day festivities with the Second Chances, 7-7:50pm, followed by Shed Kelly and the Boom Chucka Boys!
Fri-Sat   July 1-2   Tofield, AB   Elated to be back at Wild Oats & Notes with the Long Weekends! We're playing at 7pm on Saturday.
Sun   July 3   Calgary, AB   Cowtowners! This'll likely be my only stop in your fair city this year, back in the cozy cellar at Wine-Oh's with The Second Chances, doors 7pm, music 8-10, $10 at the door.
Mon   July 4   Revelstoke, BC   Back at Summer Street Festival in Grizzly Plaza with The Second Chances, 6:30-9pm!
Tue   July 5   Kamloops, BC   Back at Music in the Park with The Second Chances, 7-8:30pm!
Wed   July 6   Vernon, BC   With the Second Chances, TBA.
Thu   July 7   Keremeos, BC   The Second Chances and I are happily returning to that little piece of creekside heaven, The Old Grist Mill! 7pm start, $20 tickets, magic or your money back. And you can come camp with us if you like, but be sure to book a spot!
Fri   July 8   Penticton, BC   The Second Chances and I are elated to be back at one of the best venues in the known universe, The Dream Cafe! Lucky people, we're even gonna have a few songs from Scotty Dunbar sometime in the evening! Reservations are highly recommended, magic or your money back.
Wed   July 13   Vancouver, BC   The Heatley with the Second Chances, 8:30pmish start, pay what you can.
Fri-Sun   July 15-17   Fort MacLeod, AB   So incredibly stoked to be playing main stage at South Country Fair with those ever-lovin' Long Weekends!!! We're playing at 6:30pm Saturday, and I'm in a workshop on Sunday at 2:10pm. The lineup's killer, with our pals Billie Zizi, Quique Escamilla, Miss Quincy, the Myrtle Family Band, Boots and the Hoots, Amelia Curran, the Fair's mayor Washboard Hank, and so many more. Tickets are only $100 til July 9th. That's a whole lotta candy for a c-note, kids. Get in!
Fri-Sun   July 29-31   Clarendon, ON   Elated to be joining the beautiful people at Blue Skies Music Festival! I've heard about this festival for years, and it's always stirred my imagination. Even better, this year the lineup includes two of my favourite songwriters, Corin Raymond and Jonathan Byrd. Why don't I let Corin tell you about it in his own words? "Blue Skies happens on land that is collectively owned by the 100 or so folks who run the festival, and the only thing that land is used for - aside from being home to all the wildlife that lives there year-round - is Blue Skies. Nothing is left behind. Everything is recycled. The outhouses are made of timber and built right into the earth. There's a barrel of peat outside each one. They've got recycling stations with 12 different containers - for everything. The stage, the structures, everything on the site is made of canvas, timber, and rope. Everyone camps. They've been around for 40 years but they cap their ticket sales at 2000. There's a lottery to see who gets to buy tickets, and tickets are gone in a matter of days, without anyone even knowing who's playing that year... Children are raised there, year after year. It's the most genuine community I've ever experienced at a fest." If that sounds like your kinda thing, get your entry into the lottery! It's gonna be magic.
Thu   Aug 18   Prince George, BC   Backyard concert at the Lafleche's with the Second Chances, 7pm doors, 7:30 start, BYOB and good vibes. Email Glenn at gl.crane.pg@gmail.com if you want to come!
Fri-Sun   Aug 19-21   Fort St. James, BC   So glad to be celebrating my birthday among friends at MoM Festival with the Second Chances!
Wed   Aug 24   Medicine Hat, AB   So, so happy to be back at Ye Olde Jar Bar with the Second Chances! It's $20 donation, BYOB, and everyone's welcome, just email pietina@shaw.ca or call Piet at (403) 580-9874 if you want to come!
Thu   Aug 25   Palmer, SK   At the old church with the Second Chances, details TBA.
Fri   Aug 26   Winnipeg, MB   Opening for Jaxon Haldane's power trio at the legendary Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club with the Second Chances, details TBA.
Wed   Aug 31   Sault Ste. Marie, ON   At Loplop's, with my good buddy Trevor Tchir opening! Doors 9pm, showtime 10pm, no cover charge.
Thu   Sept 1   Sudbury, ON   private event
Fri-Sun   Sept 2-4   Grafton, ON   Shelter Valley Folk Festival! I can't tell you how happy I am to finally play this gem of a festival, snuggled on a hillside overlooking Lake Ontario.
Tue   Sept 6   Toronto, ON   Week 1 of a three-week Scott Cook and friends residency at my favourite Toronto hangout, the mighty Cameron House! 6-8pm, by donation, magic or your money back.
Fri   Sept 9   Ottawa, ON   House Concert, details TBA.
Sat   Sept 10   Thornhill, ON   AUER-House Concert, details TBA.
Sun   Sept 11   Don Heights, ON   I'll be singing a few songs during the weekly meeting of Don Heights Unitarian Congregation, 10:30-noon.
Tue   Sept 13   Toronto, ON   Week 2 of a three-week Scott Cook and friends residency at my favourite Toronto hangout, the mighty Cameron House! 6-8pm, by donation, magic or your money back.
Fri-Sun   Sept 16-18   Lake City, MI   Stoked to be back at Earthwork Harvest Gathering! Magic, I tell ya.
Tue   Sept 20   Toronto, ON   Week 3 of a three-week Scott Cook and friends residency at my favourite Toronto hangout, the mighty Cameron House! 6-8pm, by donation, magic or your money back.
Fri-Sun   Sept 23-25   Wolfville, NS   I'm elated to be making the pilgrimage to Deep Roots Music Festival, a really inspiring, educational gathering I first attended maybe ten years ago, and always dreamed of playing. More details TBA, magic already assured.
Thu   Sept 29   Fredericton, NB   Music Runs Through It concert at Corked Wine Bar, 83 Regent Street, 8pm start. Tickets are $15, available at Tony's Music Box and Corked Wine Bar. It's expected to sell out, so be sure to buy in advance if you wanna come!
Sat   Oct 22   Demmitt, AB   Borderline Concert Series with the Second Chances, more details TBA!
Sun   Oct 23   Crooked Creek, AB   At Crooked Creek Opera House with the Second Chances, more details TBA!
Thu-Fri   Nov 3-4   Dunkeld, Scotland   Perthshire Amber Festival with Jez Hellard! We're appearing as part of the Cabaret Amber showcase from 4:30-6:30 on Thursday, and in the afternoon program on Friday, more details TBA.
Fri   Nov 11   Steendam, Netherlands   Podium Cafe Peter en Leni, Damsterweg 20, 8:30 start, €10 at the door.
Sat   Nov 12   Spijkerboor, Netherlands   Back at the lovely Cafe 't-Keerpunt, 9pm start, €10 at the door.
Thu   Jan 5, 2017   Barrhead, AB   Barrhead Arts Council show with the Second Chances, more details TBA.
Fri   Jan 6   Westlock, AB   Westlock Cultural Arts Theatre Society show with the Second Chances, more details TBA.
Sat   Jan 7   Edson, AB   Chautauqua Arts Council show with the Second Chances, more details TBA.
Wed   Jan 11   Brooks, AB   Newell Concert Series show at the Griffin Park Theatre with the Second Chances, more details TBA.
Thu   Jan 12   Daysland, AB   DaysArts show at the Palace Theatre with the Second Chances, 7:30pm start, more details TBA.
Fri-Sat   Jan 13-14   Wainwright, AB   Two nights presented by Wainwright Encore Entertainment Society at the Wainwright Communiplex with the Second Chances, more details TBA.
Sun   Jan 15   Vermilion, AB   Vermilion Allied Arts show with the Long Weekends, 3pm start, more details TBA.
Thu   Jan 19   Slave Lake, AB   Stage North with the Long Weekends, at Slave Lake Legacy Centre, 400 6 Ave NE, more details TBA.
Fri   Jan 20   Drayton Valley, AB   Eleanor Pickup Arts Centre with the Long Weekends, more details TBA.
Sat   Jan 28   Forestburg, AB   Forestburg Concert Series with the Second Chances, at Forestburg Community Centre, 7:30pm start, more details TBA.
Thu   Feb 2   Consort, AB   Neutral Hills Arts Alive show at the Fine Arts Centre with the Second Chances, 7:30pm start, more details TBA.
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.
Sat   April 1, 2017   Chicago, IL   Acoustic Renaissance concert at Hilsdale Unitarian Church, opening for the legendary John Gorka!

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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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