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June 12, 2014: Hey friends,

This update's been some time coming. It was begun aboard Air Canada Flight 16, high over the Pacific Ocean, where I finally had the captive hours and a handy airborne perspective from which to survey the previous three months of near-incessant touring...

read my words from the road


One More Time Around World Tour

Wed   Nov 12   Vancouver, BC   Excited to be sharing the stage with Jenny Ritter, Chris Ronald and Elias Edlund at Bluebird North! It's Vancouver's longest-running song circle, presented by the Songwriters Association of Canada and produced and hosted by Shari Ulrich, 19 years running! It's held at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre on the corner of Davie & Pacific. Tickets are $15 at the door only ($12 for SAC members). Doors open at 7pm, the show starts at 7:30, and I reckon it's gonna be magic.
Wed   Nov 19   Grand Forks, BC   House concert, 7pm doors, 7:30 start, $10-20 suggested donation. RSVP to Anya at 250-444-0416 or anya (at) anyasoroka.com if you wanna come! The Facebook event's here.
Thu   Nov 20   Millarville, AB   House concert at Woodland West, an off-grid, 40 acre retreat centre in a valley on the edge of Kananaskis country! Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:00pm, it's $10-20 sliding scale at the door, with beer and wine for sale. For Faceburgers, the event's here.
Fri   Nov 21   Canmore, AB   House concert! Email Shannon if you want to come, snodonovan (at) gmail.com.
Sat   Nov 22   Edmonton, AB   private house concert
Sat   Nov 29   Calgary, AB   House concert with Joe Nolan! 5pm food truck dinner, 7pm show, $20 donation, RSVP to davedonovan@shaw.ca or call 403-605-4177 if you want to come!
Wed   Dec 3   Edmonton, AB   Road test for the record!!!
The Long Weekends and I will be recording an album this weekend! And we're gonna try everything out for our friends before we do it, with two sets of music at Big Al's House of Blues, 8pm start, $10 at the door.
Tue   Dec 9   Edmonton, AB   I'll be playing a few tunes during the regular Tuesday night jam at Rocky Mountain Icehouse. Jam runs 9-12 and I'm on around 10.
Wed   Dec 31   Edmonton, AB   Once again, the Long Weekends and I will be closing Penny Malmberg's beautiful new year's eve event at McDougall United Church, from 10-10:30pm! More details TBA, magic assured.
Thu-Sun   Jan 15-18, 2015   Illawara, NSW, AU   Illawara Folk Festival! I'm teaching a songwriting workshop in the Folk School on Wednesday at 2pm, then playing on Friday from 5:15-6pm in the Grandstand Restaurant, on Saturday for 12:30-1:15pm in Nag's Lounge, and Sunday from 4-4:45pm in the Miner's Camp.
Thu   Jan 22, 2015   Echuca, VIC, AU   Stoked to be playing a house concert/birthday party for my new buddy Stuart, who I met randomly in Canada back in the fall! Details TBA.
Fri-Sun   Jan 23-26, 2015   Castlemaine, VIC, AU   Very excited to be returning to Australia and joining the fun at Newstead Live! More details TBA.
Wed   Jan 28, 2015   Ararat, VIC, AU   Elated to be back at Ararat Live!, opening for my countryman Jaron Freeman-Fox!
Thu   Jan 29, 2015   Ballarat, VIC, AU   Appearing at the historic Sutton's House of Music, details TBA.
Fri   Jan 30, 2015   Geelong, VIC, AU   With Candice McLeod, TBA.
Sat   Jan 31, 2015   Portarlington, VIC, AU   Saints and Sailors with Candice McLeod, 8pm.
Sun   Feb 1, 2015   Bruthen, VIC, AU   With Candice McLeod, TBA.
Fri   Feb 13, 2015   Sydney, NSW, AU   Elated to be joining the good folks at Acoustic Picnic, details TBA.
Tue   Feb 17, 2015   Brisbane, QLD, AU   I'll be joining the fun at The BUg - Brisbane Unplugged Folk/Acoustic Music Night, at New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick Street in New Farm. $8/$5 concessions, blackboard slots start at 7:30 and I'm on at 8:15.
Fri   Feb 20, 2015   Maleny, QLD, AU   I'm playing at the UpFront Club, a very cool co-operative at 31 Maple Street. Music runs 7-10pm, by donation.
Thu   Feb 26, 2015   Sydney, NSW, AU   I'll be playing alongside some great songwriters at Keith Armitage's Songwriters Live event at the Dolphin Hotel, 412 Crown Street in Surry Hills, 8pm-12, no cover charge, more details TBA.
Fri-Sun   Feb 27-Mar 1, 2015   Cobargo, NSW, AU   Stoked to be returning to the Cobargo Folk Festival, a little fest with a lot of heart.
Wed   Mar 4, 2015   Canberra, ACT, AU   I'll be joining the fun at the Canberra Musicians Club's weekly night at Smith's Alternative Bookshop, 76 Alinga Street. Music runs 7:30-10:30, $5-10 sliding scale.
Fri   Apr 24, 2015   Cardiff, Wales   Back at The Full Moon Club with Jez Hellard and JC's Hopeless Sinners! 9pm start, no cover charge. The Full Moon Club, Cardiff.
Sat   Apr 25, 2015   Priston, Bath, England   Priston Village Hall with Jez Hellard, 7:30pm start.
Mon   Apr 27, 2015   Bath, England   At the Bell Inn on Walcott Street with Jez Hellard, 8pm start.
Thu   April 30, 2015   Penzance, Cornwall, England   At The Acorn on Parade Street with Jez Hellard, 8pm start.
Fri   May 1, 2015   Redruth, England   The Melting Pot Cafe (in the Old Grammar School) with Jez Hellard, 8pm start.
Sat   May 2, 2015   Penryn, Cornwall, England   Miss Peapod's Kitchen Cafe at Jubilee Wharf with Jez Hellard, 8pm start.
Tue   May 12, 2015   Heerlen, NL   Opening for Matt Harlan at Cultuurhuis Heerlen! More info TBA.
Sun   May 17, 2015   Haarlem, NL   I'm playing an afternoon show at De Waag, 5-7pm, more details TBA.
Sat-Sun   May 23-24, 2015   Headcorn, Kent, England   Small World Spring Festival with Jez Hellard, set times TBA.
Tue   May 26, 2015   Glasgow, Scotland   Star Folk Club, in the "Hold" club of the Admiral, at 72A Waterloo Street, with Jez Hellard, 8pm start!
Sat   May 30, 2015   Letham, Fife, Scotland   Back to see the good folks at Letham Nights with Jez Hellard and Fraser Ross, 8pm start.
Tue   June 2, 2015   Edinburgh, Scotland   Back at the lovely Leith Folk Club, in the Victoria Park House Hotel at 221 Ferry Road, with Jez Hellard, 7:30pm start, £7 at the door.
Thu-Sun   June 18-21, 2015   Driftpile, AB   As always, you can find me at the North Country Fair!
Wed   June 24, 2015   Edmonton, AB   Eighth Annual Official Unofficial North Country Fair Afterbender! Details TBA.
Fri-Sun   Sept 18-20, 2015   Lake City, MI   Earthwork Harvest Gathering! You know it.

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


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?