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January 13, 2014: Hey friends,

I hope the season finds you cozy and smiling. I'm writing you from Luang Prabang, the erstwhile capital of this old kingdom, where the Nam Khan river meets the Mekong...

read my words from the road

UPCOMING SHOWS:

One More Time Around World Tour

Thu   Apr 10   Toronto, ON   Back in Canada! And filling Corin Raymond's usual shoes for an evening show at the mighty Cameron House with my musical comrades Scott Galloway and Brian MacMillan, 6-8pm in the red velvet twilight. Even sweeter, we've got Edmonton's own Billie Zizi and Cam Neufeld joining us to play a few songs during our intermission! After the show we're headed to Hugh's Room to see Corin open for the one and only Jonathan Byrd, and I can promise you it's gonna be mind-numbingly good.
 
Fri   Apr 11   Meaford, ON   Irish Mountain House Concert with Scott Galloway and Brian MacMillan, 7pm doors, 8pm start, $20 donation. Everyone's welcome, just email info (at) irishmountainmusic (dot) com if you want to come!
 
Sat   Apr 12   Fingal, ON   I'll be playing a very special concert at House of Harmony, a lovely converted church space, with two of the most amazing musicians I know, Scott Galloway and Brian MacMillan! Doors open at 7:30, show runs 8-10, suggested donation $15. I can assure you it's gonna be gold. RSVP to fingalfolk (at) gmail (dot) com if you want to come.
 
Sun   Apr 13   Orillia, ON   House concert at the Take Note! Music House, 7pm start, $15 donation, contact concerts (at) takenotepromotion (dot) com or (705) 305-1687 to RSVP.
 
Mon   Apr 14   South River, ON   House concert at the Blues Babes Guest House, 322 Highway 124 (the white house beside the Shell Station), with Michael Lopez Phillips opening. Doors at 7pm, concert at 7:30, tickets $20. Ticket reservations appreciated, at (705) 386-8489.
 
Wed   Apr 16   Guelph, ON   Playing Magnolia Cafe, 88 Yarmouth Street, with the great Mo' Kauffey! 8-10pm, $10 at the door, magic or your money back. It's a tiny place, so reservations are highly recommended, just call (519) 766-4663.
 
Thu   Apr 17   Kingston, ON   House concert, 7pm doors, 7:30-9:30 show, $15 suggested donation. Everybody's welcome, please contact Lindsey by email at lindsey.fair@14theories.com if you'd like to attend!
 
Tue   Apr 22   Portland, ME   I'm playing a short feature set during the Acoustic Jam at Blue! 7pm start, I'm on 8pmish.
 
Wed   Apr 23   Portland, ME   Playing Acoustic Artisans in the round with two amazing songwriters, Heather Styka and Putnam Smith! $15, more details TBA.
 
Fri   Apr 25   Fredericksburg, VA   I'll be playing a few songs in the round at the monthly Fredericksburg Songwriters' Showcase event, held at the Picker's Supply Concert Hall, above 902 Caroline Street. 8pm start, $10 at the door.
 
Mon   Apr 28   Portsmouth, NH   I'll be playing alongside Milo Jones as part of the Hush Hush Sweet Harlot series at the Red Door! 107 State Street, showtime 9-11pm, $5 at the door.
 
Sun   May 4   Pittsburgh, PA   Friendship House Concerts, 4pm start with potluck supper to follow, suggested donation $15. Everyone's welcome, just RSVP to LLouise & Jim Altes at (412) 361-6051 or email friendshiphouseconcerts@gmail.com.
 
Wed   May 7   Beacon, NY   Playing the Dogwood Bar with my good friend Heather Styka, details TBA.
 
Sat   May 10   Darlington, MD   Deer Creek Coffee House, at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 7:30pm.
 
Thu   May 15   Huntington, NY   I'll be appearing at the Folk Music Society of Huntington's Hard Luck Cafe, details TBA.
 
Sat   May 17   Chicago, IL   I'll be playing in concert on Rich Warren's legendary live radio show Folkstage, 8pm!
 
Tue   June 3   Tubac, AZ   House concert at the Tubac Deli and Coffee Company, 6 Plaza Road, 7pm doors, music 7:30-9:30, $15-20 suggested donation.
 
Thu   June 5   CA   With Mike Ehlers, TBA.
 
Fri   June 6   CA   With Mike Ehlers, TBA.
 
Sat   June 7   CA   With Mike Ehlers, TBA.
 
Sun   June 8   Eugene, OR   House Concert, 7:30pm, $10-15 sliding scale, more details TBA.
 
Fri-Sun   Jun 13-15   Ymir, BC   Tiny Lights! I've heard great stories about this festival, and am elated to visit for the first time!
 
Wed   Jun 18   Edmonton, AB   North Country or Bust! homecoming show with prodigal poet Scott Wicken and the Second Chances! At the little room with a big heart, Wunderbar Hofbrauhaus, 8120 101 St NW. Doors 8pm, music starts at 9pm, and it's $10 at the door with the usual magic-or-your-money-back guarantee. Don't miss Mr. Wicken, he's all kinds of wicked.
 
Thu-Sun   Jun 19-22   Driftpile, AB   After nine months on the road, it makes all kind of sense to be returning home just in time for my first love of festivals, the North Country Fair. I'll be playing somewhere, somewhen, and celebrating everywhere, everywhen. See you in the pasture!
 
Wed   Jun 25   Edmonton, AB   Hosting the seventh annual Official Unofficial North Country Fair Afterbender at the Pawnshop, details TBA.
 
Fri   Jun 27   Salmon Arm, BC   The Second Chances and I are very happy to be playing a Salmon Arm Garden Gathering! Music starts at 7:30 with an opening set from Graham Playford. Everyone's welcome, just contact acousticave at gmail dot com to RSVP. $20 donation, magic or your money back.
 
Sat   Jun 28   Penticton, BC   The Second Chances and I are returning to one of the best venues in the known universe, the lovely Dream Cafe! Showtime's 8pm, tables are open from 6pm, and reservations are strongly recommended. Magic or your money back!
 
Sun   Jun 29   Kelowna, BC   Snedden House Concert with The Second Chances! Potluck supper at 6:30, show at 7:30, suggested donation $20, RSVP through the website.
 
Mon   Jun 30   Revelstoke, BC   The Second Chances and I are back at Revelstoke Summer Street Festival, 6pm in Grizzly Plaza!
 
Wed   Jul 2   Calgary, AB   Playing in the lovely cellar at Wine-Ohs with the Second Chances, details TBA.
 
Fri   Jul 4   Cow lake, AB   Grandview Stage Country Resort, with the Second Chances and Allen Christie, details TBA.
 
Thu   Jul 10   Harbor Springs, MI   I'll be playing at Harbor Springs Street Musique, 7-9pm.
 
Fri-Sun   Jul 11-13   Bliss, MI   Blissfest! This is gonna be incredible.
 
Fri-Sun   Jul 18-20   Hinton, AB   The Second Chances and I are stoked to be back at Wild Mountain Music Fest! The full lineup's coming, but I can promise you it's gonna be the biggest year yet.
 
Tue   Jul 22   Edmonton, AB   Secret Streetcar Show with The Second Chances! Message me for deets if you want to come.
 
Fri-Mon   Aug 1-4   Wells, BC   Back at the glorious ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art/a> for my sixth go round, a little piece of freaky heaven that I can't seem to stay away from.
 
Fri-Sun   Aug 15-17   Dunster, BC   Back at the lovely Robson Valley Music Festival with the Second Chances!
 
Fri-Sun   Aug 22-24   Fort St. James, BC   Back at Music on the Mountain with the Second Chances!
 
Mon   Aug 25   Kamloops, BC   I'll be returning to Music in the Park with the Second Chances, 7-8:30pm!
 
Fri   Sept 5   Keremeos, BC   Back at the Old Grist Mill to close out their summer concert series with the Second Chances! 5:30pm doors, 6pm show, $20, snacks, local wines and magic guaranteed. Event details and advance tickets are here.
 
Fri   Sept 12   Waterton, AB   Back at the historic Waterton Lakes Opera House with the Second Chances! Details TBA, magic assured.
 
Sun   Sept 14   Edmonton, AB   private function
 
Fri-Sun   Sept 19-21   Lake City, MI   Earthwork Harvest Gathering, TBC
 
Sat   Sept 27   Princeton, IL   The Princeton Coffeehouse, $12, more details TBA.
 
Fri-Sun   Jan 23-26, 2015   Newstead, VIC, AU   Very excited to be returning to Australia and joining the fun at Newstead Live! More details TBA.
 
Tue   May 26, 2015   Glasgow, UK   Star Folk Club, in the "Hold" club of the Admiral, at 72A Waterloo Street, with Jez Hellard, 8pm start!

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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WELL WORTH READING:


Martin Luther King on Vietnam, as relevant today as it was back in '67.

WELL WORTH WATCHING:


The War on Democracy
by John Pilger

Why We Fight
by Eugene Jarecki


  "Recent polls have shown growing public dissatisfaction with the president's handling of the war in Iraq in the face of a persistent insurgency and the mounting U.S. death toll."-AP, my emphasis added
They forgot to mention the price at the pump, which seems to be people's #1 concern... Civilians in iraq evidently don't matter to US military planners, or to the mass media... what will it take for their lives to matter to the US public?