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Dec 21, 2014: Good friends,

Happy Solstice! Here's hoping this turn of the seasons finds you flourishing, wherever you are. If you've been on this list for a while, you know it can sometimes be a while between updates. This just-broken silence, though, has been over six months in length...

read my words from the road


One More Time Around World Tour

Wed   Jan 28   Ararat, VIC, AU   Elated to be back at Ararat Live, opening for my countryman Jaron Freeman-Fox! It's in the Red Room of the Ararat Hotel, at 130 Barkly St, tickets are $20 at the door, I'm on at 8pm, and the Facebook event's here.
Thu   Jan 29   Ballarat, VIC, AU   Appearing at the historic Sutton's House of Music, 8-11pm, $7 at the door.
Fri   Jan 30   Geelong, VIC, AU   I'll be playing with Candice McLeod in a beautiful outdoor courtyard at Cafe Go, 6:30-9:30, no cover charge!
Sat   Jan 31   Portarlington, VIC, AU   Saints and Sailors with Candice McLeod and Connor Sheedy, 7:30pmish start.
Sun   Feb 1   Bruthen, VIC, AU   Afternoon show at Bullant Brewery with Candice McLeod, 2-5pm.
Sat   Feb 7   Warrnambool, VIC, AU   Stoked for this! I'm playing a special all-ages, all-access afternoon show at the lovely Mozart Hall in Warrnambool with the one and only Tom Richardson! Doors 4pm, show 4:30, tickets $10, under 12 free, magic or your money back.
Wed   Feb 11   Canberra, ACT, AU   Opening for The April Maze at the Canberra Musicians' Club night at Smith's Alternative Bookshop, 76 Alinga Street, 7.30pm start, $10/7/5 at the door.
Thu   Feb 12   Sutherland, NSW, AU   Excited to meet the kind folks at Sutherland Acoustic Folk Club for their monthly night! It's held at the Gymea Tradies Club, 57 Manchester Road in Gymea. The show starts at 7:30pm with a few floor spots, then I'm playing two sets with a break in between, and it's $8 at the door.
Fri   Feb 13   Sydney, NSW, AU   Elated to be playing alongside Ed Wells and DASH at Acoustic Picnic! It's held at the Music Lounge, 6/11 Sydenham Road in Brookvale. Tickets are $20, doors open at 7pm, the show starts at 8pm, and I'm on second. Bring your own wine and food (it's a picnic!), but space is limited, so reservations are required, by email to keith@songwriterslive.com.au. More details on their website.
Sat   Feb 14   Port MacQuarie, NSW, AU   I'll be singing three sets of tunes at The Pier, 72 Clarence Street, 7:30-10:30pm.
Sun   Feb 15   Capalaba, QLD, AU   I'll be dropping in to play a feature set at the monthly Folk Redlands gathering, 1-4pm at Redlands Indigiscapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd.
Tue   Feb 17   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.
Wed   Feb 18   Brisbane, QLD, AU   Stoked to be playing The Junk Bar, a really special, intimate spot at 215 Waterworks Road in Ashgrove, with Adam Toole of Mexico City opening, $10 at the door, magic or your money back.
Fri   Feb 20   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.
Wed   Feb 25   Newcastle, NSW, AU   House concert at Sunset Studio, 7:30 start, $15, call Gleny Rae on 0416196525 or email info@glenyrae.com for more info!
Thu   Feb 26   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   Cobargo, NSW, AU   Stoked to be returning to the Cobargo Folk Festival, a little fest with a lot of heart.
Wed   Mar 4   Melbourne, VIC, AU   Elated to be joining the fun at the The Melbourne Folk Club! Fellow Canadian Ruth Moody and her band are headlining, and Nadia Reid's opening the show. Doors open at 7:30pm, music starts at 8, and I'm on at 8:40. Details are on the Facebook event here, and tickets are here.
Fri-Mon   Mar 6-9   Mia Mia, VIC, AU   Glad to be returning to the Burke & Wills Folk Festival! Performance times TBA.
Fri-Sun   Mar 20-22   Yackandandah, VIC, AU   Excited to be part of the Yackandandah Folk Festival, details TBA.
Thu   Apr 9   Clearwater, BC   The Second Chances and I will be playing the new indoor stage at Serenity Performing Arts Centre! It's down the backroads at 2461 Lost Creek Road in Birch Island, 7pm start, tickets $20, reservations recommended, details on their website.
Fri   Apr 10   Salmon Arm, BC   The Second Chances and I are making a trip out to lend our support to the great local radio station Voice of the Shuswap's fundraising concert series, held at the Salmon Arm Downtown Activity Centre, 451 Shuswap St SW, doors 6:30pm, music 7:30pm, tickets $15 advance or $20 at the door, limited to 50. For information contact info@voiceoftheshuswap.ca or call 250-463-5026.
Sat   Apr 11   Kelowna, BC   Streaming Cafe with The Second Chances, 8pm start!
Sun   Apr 12   Canmore, AB   House concert at the lovely Paintbox Lodge with The Second Chances, details TBA.
Fri   Apr 24   Cardiff, Wales   Back at The Full Moon Club on Womanby Street with Jez Hellard, 9pm start, £5 on the door.
Sat   Apr 25   Priston, Bath, England   Priston Village Hall with Jez Hellard, 7:30pm start £8 on the door.
Mon   Apr 27   Bath, England   At the Bell Inn on Walcott Street with Jez Hellard, 8pm start.
Tue   Apr 28   Bristol, England   Jez Hellard and I will be joining Nuala Honan for her weekly Live in The Lion's Den night at The Golden Lion, 244 Gloucester Road, 9pm start.
Wed   Apr 29   St. Just, Cornwall, England   At The Star Inn with Jez Hellard, 8pmish start.
Thu   April 30   Penzance, Cornwall, England   At The Acorn on Parade Street with Jez Hellard, 8pm start.
Fri   May 1   Redruth, Cornwall, England   The Melting Pot Cafe (in the Old Grammar School) with Jez Hellard, 8pm start.
Sat   May 2   Penryn, Cornwall, England   Miss Peapod's Kitchen Cafe at Jubilee Wharf with Jez Hellard, 8pm start.
Sat   May 16   Spijkerboor, NL   Cafe t' Keerpunkt, details TBA.
Sun   May 17   Haarlem, NL   I'm playing an afternoon show at De Waag, 5-7pm, more details TBA.
Tue   May 19   Heerlen, NL   Cultuurhuis Heerlen, Sittarderweg 145, 6412 CD Heerlen, doors 8pm, show 8:30, €5 advance, €8 at the door.
Fri-Sun   May 22-24   Headcorn, Kent, England   Small World Spring Festival with Jez Hellard, set times TBA.
Tue   May 26   Glasgow, Scotland   Star Folk Club, in the "Hold" club of the Admiral, at 72A Waterloo Street, with Jez Hellard, 8pm start!
Thu   May 28   Dumfries, Scotland   Back at Robbie Burns' old local, the Globe Inn, with Jez Hellard, 8pm start!
Fri   May 29   Penton, Cumbria, England   Back at Nichol Forest Village Hall with Jez Hellard, 7:30pm start, £6 advance/£7 at the door.
Sat   May 30   Letham, Fife, Scotland   Back to see the good folks at Letham Nights with Jez Hellard and Fraser Ross, 8pm start.
Tue   June 2   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   Driftpile, AB   As always, you can find me at the North Country Fair!
Fri   June 26   Calgary, AB   Calgary CD release for Scott Cook and the Long Weekends Go Long with the Long Weekends and special guests, more details TBA.
Sat   June 27   Red Deer, AB   Red Deer CD release for Scott Cook and the Long Weekends Go Long with the Long Weekends and special guests, more details TBA.
Sun   June 28   Edmonton, AB   Eighth Annual Official Unofficial North Country Fair Afterbender and hometown CD release for Scott Cook and the Long Weekends Go Long with your hosts the Long Weekends and special guests aplenty, music running 3-9pm, more details TBA.
Wed   July 29   Sherwood Park, AB   The Second Chances will be playing outdoors (or indoors in case of rain) for the Qualico Patio Series at Festival Place, 7:30pm start!
Fri-Sun   Sept 18-20   Lake City, MI   Earthwork Harvest Gathering! You know it.
Sat-Fri   Nov 14-27   SK, MB   Home Routes tour, 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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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?