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March 31, 2018: Hey friends, I'm writing you from tiny Tantawangalo, just outside Candelo, New South Wales. Candelo's my favourite Aussie village, and the place Corin Raymond and I have been calling home for the week...

read my words from the road

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Further Down the Line World Tour

Thu-Sun   Jun 21-24   Driftpile, AB   Hard to believe it, but our ever-lovin' North Country Fair is 40 years old!!! As always, there's an amazing lineup, and it's gonna be heaven. I'm hosting a workshop called "Birth School Work Death" on the Reed stage at 7:30pm Friday, with Jenny Allen, Kimberley McGregor, Jay Gilday, Joe Vickers, and Randall Scott, and I'll be MCing on the Reed Saturday after midnight, playing a tweener 2am-ish, between This Way North and Kitty and the Rooster!
 
Wed   Jun 27   Edmonton, AB   11th annual North Country Fair Afterbender at The Empress Ale House with your hosts The Long Weekends, Picture The Ocean, Jenny Allen, Lindsay Pratt's Party Jacket, Dana Wylie, Tippy Agogo, Red Moon Road, and more TBA! 7:30 doors, 8pm start, $10 at the door. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Thu   Jun 28   Valemount, BC   Valemount Legion with the Second Chances, 6pm doors, 7pm start, $15 at the door, tickets $10 in advance from Infinity Office and Health.
 
Fri   Jun 29   Kelowna, BC   We're playing a special show at Benvoulin Heritage Church with the Second Chances and Nils Loewen! 7pm start, tickets $25 in advance or 2 for $40 from Heart in the House, or $30 at the door, magic or your money back. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please spread it around!
 
Sat   Jun 30   Vancouver, BC   Supporting Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron's CD release, alongside our pals Kitty and the Rooster! Doors at 8pm, tickets $10 in advance from the WISE Hall and Highlife Records, online at Brown Paper Tickets, or $15 at the door. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Sun   Jul 1   Chilliwack, BC   Me and Bram are joining the fun for Canada Day at Tractorgrease Cafe, with CR Avery, Kitty and the Rooster, Salt Thief, Tiger Moon, and the Lonesome Town Painters, music starts at 3pm! If you're on Facebook, the event's here, spread it around!
 
Tue   Jul 3   Victoria, BC   Iredale House Concert with the Second Chances, 17 Cambridge Street, 7pm doors, 7:30 showtime, $20 tix at the door (all proceeds to the musicians). Everyone's welcome, but RSVP early to save a seat with Jennifer: jeniredale@hotmail.com. If you're on Facebook, here's the event, please pass it on to only the finest folks :)
 
Wed   Jul 4   Nanaimo, BC   house concert with the Second Chances, 7.30pm doors, 8pm show. Everyone's welcome, just RSVP to Marian at vanderzon@gmail.com or call 250-732-3635 to save a seat and get the address. Tickets are $20 if you pay on the night, or $15 in advance, by email transfer to grooverevival@gmail.com. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please pass it around!
 
Thu   Jul 5   Cumberland, BC   House concert with the Second Chances! 8:30 doors, 9pm showtime, BYOB, refreshments available, $15, magic or your money back. Everyone's welcome, just call or text Diana at 250-650-8893 to reserve a spot! If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please invite only the finest folks!
 
Fri   Jul 6   Powell River, BC   At the lovely Cranberry Community Hall with the Second Chances! Doors open at 7pm, 7:30 show, tickets are $20 at the door or just $15 advance at Rockit Music. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please spread it around!
 
Sat   Jul 7   Gibsons, BC   At the lovely Heritage Playhouse with the Second Chances and the Rakish Angles! 7:30 doors, 8pm show, tickets $20 at Wow Gallery and MELOmania, magic or your money back. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Sun   Jul 8   Vernon, BC   In Gallery Vertigo's new space at 3105 28th Ave #102 with the Second Chances, 7pm doors, 7:30pm start, $10 presale, $15 at the door, magic or your money back. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please spread it around!
 
Tue   Jul 10   Kamloops, BC   Music in the Park with the Second Chances, in the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park, music runs 7-8:30pm, and it's free! There's a Facebook event here if you wanna help us get the word out!
 
Wed   Jul 11   Prince George, BC   Omineca Arts Centre with the Second Chances! Doors at 7:30pm show at 8, 1119 3rd Avenue, tickets $15 in advance/$20 at the door, or $10/$15 for students, available online at Central Interior Tickets and in person at Handsome Cabin Boy Tattoo. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please help us spread the word!
 
Thu   Jul 12   Jasper, AB   The Second Chances and I are playing an intimate and unamplified concert at Jasper Community Habitat for the Arts, 7pm doors, 7:30 start, tickets $15 in advance from the Adventure Centre or $20 at the door if there's still room. Space is limited, so please buy in advance to avoid disappointment! And if you're on Facebook, please help spread the word by sharing the event, thanks!
 
Fri-Sun   Jul 13-15   Hinton, AB   Back at Wild Mountain Music Festival with the Second Chances!
 
Sat   Jul 21   Caroline, AB   House concert, details TBA.
 
Sun   Jul 22   Edmonton, AB   House concert at Reuben's with the Second Chances, 7pm doors, 7:30 show. Everyone's welcome, but it's reserved seating only, email transfer $20 to reubenjanderson@gmail.com to get the address! If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share it around!
 
Thu-Sun   Jul 26-29   Calgary, AB   We're over the moon to be part of the incredible lineup at Calgary Folk Music Festival! It's our first time. We can't wait :) Our concert's Saturday morning from 10:30-11:10am on Stage 1, we're in the "Common Wealth" workshop on Saturday from 1:50-3pm on Stage 2, and I'm hosting the "Haul Monitors" workshop from 12:55-2:05pm Sunday on Stage 1.
 
Mon   Jul 30   Revelstoke, BC   Back at Summer Street Fest with the Second Chances, 6:30-9:30pm, free entry! If you're on Facebook, the event's here, pass it on!
 
Wed   Aug 1   Golden, BC   Summer Kicks in Spirit Square with the Second Chances, 7pm start, free entry, presented by Kicking Horse Culture! There's a Facebook event here if you wanna help us spread the word.
 
Thu   Aug 2   Kaslo, BC   Unofficial Kaslo Jazz weekend kickoff at Bluebelle Bistro with the Second Chances, 8pm start, $10 suggested donation. If you're on Facebook, there's an event here, please help us spread the word!
 
Fri   Aug 3   Nelson, BC   House concert with the Second Chances, 8pm doors, 8:30 start, $15 donation, email laura.sanderson1@outlook.com. to RSVP and get the address! If you're on Facebook, please help us out by inviting only the finest folks to the event, we promise we'll entertain 'em.
 
Sat-Mon   Aug 4-6   Canmore, AB   We're elated to be joining the amazing lineup at Canmore Folk Music Festival! Our main stage concert is Monday from 3:30-4:20pm, and we'll also be in some sessions: 11:45am-12:45pm Sunday with Steve Poltz, 3:30-4:30pm Sunday with Coco Love Alcorn and Nick Waterhouse, 10:30-11:30am Monday with Jon & Roy, and 1-2pm Monday with Buffy Sainte-Marie, Dave Gunning, and Jon Brooks. Seriously, this festival's packed with talent. Get yourself a ticket before they're gone!
 
Fri-Sun   Aug 17-19   Grande Prairie, AB   Stoked to be heading up to Bear Creek Folk Music Festival! Check out the lineup, it's amazing! And if you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share! I'm playing my own set at 11am Saturday on Stage 2, then I'm in a workshop with Sam Baker, Gunning & Cormier, and Guy Davis at 3pm Saturday on Stage 3, and another workshop with Little Miss Higgins, Braden Gates, and Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley at 11am Sunday on Stage 3.
 
Sun   Aug 26   Mt. Vernon, WA   private event
 
Tue   Aug 28   Portland, OR   I'll be the feature artist for the weekly open mic at Northwest Portland Hostel, at 479 NW 18th Ave. Music runs 6:30-9:30pm, food, beer, wine, and cider are for sale, and it's by donation. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Wed   Aug 29   Portland, OR   House concert (outdoors weather permitting) with Mark Graham and Lauren Sheehan at 2960 NW Quimby, 7pm doors, $15-25 sliding scale donation, seasonal cocktail and fire included. RSVP to lauren@laurensheehanmusic.com to save a seat and for more info!
 
Fri-Sun   Sep 7-9   Sisters, OR   After wildfires cancelled last year's fest, I'm elated to be going back to join the vibrant, supportive coommunity at Sisters Folk Festival! The lineup's amazing, and the Facebook event's here, spread it around!
 
Thu   Sep 13   San Francisco, CA   The Lost Church with the amazing Justin Farren!
 
Fri   Sep 14   Sacramento, CA   The Lounge with the amazing Justin Farren, details TBA.
 
Fri-Sun   Sep 21-23   Lake City, MI   Stoked to reunite with my peoples in the massive group hug that is Earthwork Harvest Gathering!
 
Tue   Oct 2   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency with Mike Kerr, Matt Coldwell, and surprise guests at ye olde Cameron House, 6-8pm, by donation!
 
Wed   Oct 3   Barrie, ON   Take Note Music House, 7pm doors, 7:30 start, $20. It's a lovely spot in downtown Barrie, just east of the courthouse, and everyone's welcome, just email Alyssa at concerts@takenotepromotion.com or call 705-305-1687 to reserve a seat and get the address.
 
Sat   Oct 6   Morrisburg, ON   Opening for the amazing William Prince at St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage! 6:15pm doors, 7pm start.
 
Tue   Oct 9   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency with Mike Kerr, Matt Coldwell, and surprise guests at ye olde Cameron House, 6-8pm, by donation!
 
Tue   Oct 16   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency with Mike Kerr, Matt Coldwell, and surprise guests at ye olde Cameron House, 6-8pm, by donation!
 
Sat   Oct 20   Kitchener, ON   Folk Night at the Registry alongside Craig Cardiff, 8pm start, tickets $15 season/$18 advance/$20 door, magic or your money back.
 
Sun   Oct 21   Guelph, ON   Guelph Roots house concert sponsored by Dollartone Records at 157 Dufferin St, 7:30 doors, 8pm show, $20 advance/$25 door, tickets sold at Royal Cat Records and Ticketscene, for more info contact vickyrao@rogers.com.
 
Tue   Oct 23   Toronto, ON   Tuesdays in October residency with Mike Kerr, Matt Coldwell, and surprise guests at ye olde Cameron House, 6-8pm, by donation!
 
Fri   Oct 26   Grafton, ON   house concert, details TBA.
 
Sat   Oct 27   Ottawa, ON   I'll be singing some songs to start up Greg Kelly's Tunes After Noon open stage at the Black Irish Pub, 15 Selkirk St. in Vanier. Greg kicks things off with a short set at 1pm, then I'm on around 1:30, with open stage to follow.
 
Sat   Oct 27   Pembroke, ON   house concert at Keren and Sean's, tickets $20, RSVP to eh.byebye@gmail or 613-698-1771 if you want to come!
 
Sun   Oct 28   Perth, ON   Perth Tea Room (in Perth Restaurant), 7pm start, dinner reservations (guarantees ticket) by calling 613-267-3170. For show tickets only, call Sue at 613-267-7902 to arrange pre-payment, $20 in advance.
 
Fri   Nov 2   Martinsburg, WV   I'll be the featured guest at First Friday Coffeehouse, details TBA.
 
Sun   Nov 4   Asheville, NC   Isis Music Hall, details TBA.
 
Mon   Nov 5   Charlotte, NC   I'll be the featured artist for the weekly open mic at Evening Muse, details TBA.
 
Wed   Nov 7   Baltimore, MD   Four Hour Day Lutherie, 7:30 start, by donation.
 
Thu-Sun   Nov 8-11   Stamford, CT   Back at Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference!
 
Mon   Nov 12   Southport, CT   Playing a feature set during the Monday open mic at Horseshoe Cafe
 
Fri   Nov 16   Columbia, MD   Very excited to sing in the historic Cooper's House (circa 1790) in Oakland Mills! Doors at 7pm, showtime 8pm, suggested minimum donation of $20, invitations/reservations required, through our hosts Steve and Myra Gnadt, by email at coopershouse1790@verizon.net or by phone at 410-772-1541.
 
Sat   Nov 17   Darlington, MD   Back at the lovely, candlelit Deer Creek Coffeehouse! It's held at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 7:30 start, $12 suggested donation, contact Jeff at (443) 877-7125 or deercreekch@zooominternet.net to reserve a seat!
 
Wed   Nov 21   Chapel Hill, NC   Stoked to join my pal Jonathan Byrd for his weekly residency at The Kraken, 7pm start!
 
Fri   Nov 23   Pleasant Plain, OH   Back at the charming Plain Folk Cafe, 5pm doors, 7:30-10pm show, pay what you can.
 
Sat   Nov 24   Columbus, OH   Columbus Folk Music Society concert, details TBA.
 
Fri   Nov 30   Downers Grove, IL   Back at the lovely Two Way Street Coffeehouse, details TBA.
 
Sun   Dec 2   Grand Rapids, MI   I'll be joining the fun for Songteller Sessions at Creston Brewery, with Nicholas James Thomasma and another guest TBA, 7-9pm.
 
Wed   Dec 5   Chelsea, MI   Co-bill with Jon Brooks, details TBA.
 
Sat   Jan 26, 2019   Calgary, AB   Alberta Night at Bow Valley Music Club with the Second Chances, Amelie Patterson Trio and The Travelling Mabels! The club's concerts are held at Strathcona Christie Aspen Community Association, 277 Strathcona Drive SW. Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 7:50, and we're on second. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Fri   Apr 5, 2019   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.
 
Sat   Apr 6, 2019   High River, AB   Foothills Folk Club with the Second Chances, details TBA.
 
Fri   Apr 26, 2019   Penticton, BC   Back at the lovely Dream Cafe with the Second Chances, details TBA.
 
Sat   Apr 27, 2019   Revelstoke, BC   Bringing the Second Chances to the Revelstoke Coffee House!

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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