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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

Sat   Dec 20   Edmonton, AB   Edmonton International Airport, Living Wall stage, 9am-noon.
Sun   Dec 21   Edmonton, AB   Edmonton International Airport, Living Wall stage, 9am-noon.
Tue   Dec 24   Edmonton, AB   Edmonton International Airport, Living Wall stage, 3-6pm.
Wed   Dec 31   Edmonton, AB   Once again, the Long Weekends and I will be closing Penny Malmberg's beautiful new year's eve Food Bank Fundraiser at McDougall United Church, from 10-10:30pm! Doors open at 6:45 and music starts at 7:30, with sets from Festival City Fiddlers, The Carolines, Braden Gates, Back Porch Swing, Jim Findlay Trio, Marco Claveria, and your ever-lovin' Long Weekends. Admission's by donation (cash or non-perishable food items), the Facebook event's here, and magic's assured.
Thu   Jan 1   Edmonton, AB   Once again, I'll be joining my swarthy, hungover comrades to pay tribute to Townes Van Zandt and Hank Williams (both of whom left the world on New Year's Day) at Wunderbar, details TBA.
Wed-Sun   Jan 14-18   Bulli, NSW, AU   Illawarra 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 from 12:30-1:15pm in Nag's Lounge, and Sunday from 4-4:45pm in the Miner's Camp.
Thu   Jan 22   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-Mon   Jan 23-26   Castlemaine, VIC, AU   Very excited to be joining the fun at Newstead Live! More details TBA.
Wed   Jan 28   Ararat, VIC, AU   Elated to be back at Ararat Live!, opening for my countryman Jaron Freeman-Fox!
Thu   Jan 29   Ballarat, VIC, AU   Appearing at the historic Sutton's House of Music, details TBA.
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.
Fri   Feb 13   Sydney, NSW, AU   Elated to be joining the good folks at Acoustic Picnic, details TBA.
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, details TBA.
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, details TBA.
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   Apr 24   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   Priston, Bath, England   Priston Village Hall with Jez Hellard, 7:30pm start.
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.
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!
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.
Sun   June 7   Edmonton, AB   Hometown CD release for Scott Cook and the Long Weekends Go Long! with the Long Weekends and special guests, details TBA.
Thu-Sun   June 18-21   Driftpile, AB   As always, you can find me at the North Country Fair!
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! We'll have tons of 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

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