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February 11, 2016: Howdy friends,

I'm around the halfway point of my stay in Australia, and I reckon it's about time for an update. I'm writing you from my good friend Aurora Jane's house in Melbourne, where I've enjoyed the longest stationary stint of the trip so far. Jane's in LA at the moment, schmoozing music business types, so I've got the use of her lovely little cabin in the back garden. It's the sweetest little oasis, all treed in, with bamboo, palms, flowers, and birdsong...

read my words from the road

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Go Long World Tour

Fri   Apr 29   Taipei, TW   I'll be releasing Go Long at Café Vergißmeinnicht, 92 Ai Guo East Road, with Tyler Dakin on lead guitar and Tom Squires on bass, 9:30-11:30! It's 200nt for the show, and the cafe's got a 150nt minimum charge, which shouldn't be a problem for those who like fancy beers! It'll be my last Taipei show for at least a year and a half, so I sure hope to see you there!
 
Sat   Apr 30   Kaohsiung, TW   Back at Rocks, with my buddy Andy Goode opening, and the new CDs this time! 10pm start, 300nt with a free drink, and a closing set from The Smokes! The Facebook event's here, please pass it on!
 
Sun   May 1   Taichung, TW   Afternoon CD release for Go Long at Lei Gallery with Tom Squires on bass and Tyler Dakin on lead guitar! Doors open at 3pm, and the music starts at 3:30pm with three songs from our special guest Pat Reid! This show is PRE-SALE ONLY, and tickets are strictly limited. If you want to come, you'll have to contact Jon at jrenzella@inbox.com to reserve, and then drop off the 300nt at Lei Gallery to secure your seat. It'll be my last Taichung show for at least a year and a half, so come get it while you can!
 
Wed   May 4   Vancouver, BC   Week 1 of a three-week residency at Skinny Fat Jacks! I'll be joined by different friends every week, in a variety show format, and it's gonna be a whole lotta fun. Special guests this week: A Million Dollars in Pennies and Dennis Bouwman! 8pm doors, 9-11pm music, by donation.
 
Sat   May 7   Mayne Island, BC   I'm honoured to play for the kind folks at Mayne Island Folk Club, held in the Ag Hall, 7:30 start, $20 at the door. If you're a Facebook resident, the event's here.
 
Wed   May 11   Vancouver, BC   Week 2 of a three-week residency at Skinny Fat Jacks! This week it's my good friend Winona Wilde's birthday, and we're gonna have fun fun fun!!! Special guests are the birthday girl (of course!) and Jayne Trimble! 8pm doors, 9-11pm music, by donation.
 
Thu   May 12   Chilliwack, BC   Tractorgrease Cafe with Dennis Bouwman opening, $10 at the door, 7pm start.
 
Wed   May 18   Vancouver, BC   Week 3 of my three-week residency at Skinny Fat Jacks! I'll be joined by different friends every week, in a variety show format, and it's gonna be a whole lotta fun. Special guests this week: Renee Powers, and more TBA. 8pm doors, 9-11pm music, by donation.
 
Wed   May 25   Vancouver, BC   Back at the lovely Bluebird North at The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, with our hostess Shari Ulrich, my pal Winona Wilde and Murray McLauchlan! Music runs 7:30-9:30pm, and tickets are available at the door, $15 for SAC members and $18 for non-members.
 
Fri-Sat   May 27-28   Port Angeles, WA   Stoked to be joining the fun at the Juan De Fuca Festival of the Arts! I'm playing Friday at 8:15pm on the Chamber Stage, and Saturday at noon on the Elks 2nd Stage.
 
Sun   May 29   Victoria, BC   Shari Rae and I will be headlining the weekly Victoria Folk Music Club event at Norway House, 1110 Hillside Avenue. Things kick off at 6:45 with an open jam, then at 7:30 there are open stage slots, followed by our set at 9pm, and it's only $5 at the door.
 
Mon   May 30   Salt Spring Island, BC   House concert at the lovely Stowel Lake Farm, 190 Reynolds Road, with Shari Rae on upright bass, 7pm doors, 7:30 start, tickets $15 at the door or $12 in advance.
 
Tue   May 31   Duncan, BC   House concert at 3215 Doupe Road with Shari Rae on upright bass! 7pm doors, 7:30 show, BYOB and $10-20 sliding scale donation. Everyone's welcome, contact our host Jesse at jessevds@hotmail.com for more info if you like!
 
Wed   Jun 1   Gabriola Island, BC   At the Hive Emporium with Shari Rae on upright bass, details TBA.
 
Thu   Jun 2   Nanaimo, BC   The Nanaimo Bar, with Shari Rae on upright bass, 9:30-11:30ish, $10 at the door!
 
Fri-Sat   Jun 3-4   Courtenay, BC   Shari Rae and I will be joining the fun at Elevate Arts Festival! For Facebookers, the event's here. More info's coming soon.
 
Tue   Jun 7   Prince George, BC   House concert at Elissa's with Shari Rae on upright bass! Dinner at 6pm, show at 7, tickets $25 including dinner. Everyone's welcome, just contact our hostess Elissa at liveatthemacarthur@gmail.com if you want to come!
 
Wed   Jun 8   Wells, BC   I won't be at Artswells this year, sadly, but we're making a stop anyway, playing the Tempest Stage with Shari Rae on upright bass! 7:30 doors, unamplified magic at 8pm, $15 at the door or by donation if you're poor.
 
Thu   Jun 9   Salmon Arm, BC   House concert with Shari Rae on upright bass, details TBA.
 
Fri-Sun   Jun 10-12   Ymir, BC   Shari and I are on board for the Tiny Lights Festival!!! Come hang out with us in Ymir, I'm telling you, it's pure magic. More info's coming soon.
 
Thu-Sun   June 16-19   Driftpile, AB   As always, I'll be up in Driftpile for the North Country Fair, a little piece of heaven right here on earth.
 
Wed   June 22   Edmonton, AB   9th annual Official Unofficial North Country Fair Afterbender at The Needle Vinyl Tavern, 10524 Jasper Ave, with your hosts The Long Weekends, Jez Hellard and the Djukella Orchestra, Picture the Ocean, Joe Nolan and the Dogs, the Mad Dogs Experience (a tribute to Joe Cocker), Mohsin Zaman, Swear By the Moon, Sean Brewer, The Party on High Street and more, details TBA.
 
Sun   June 26   Camrose, AB   I'll be joining the fun(draising) for the Camrose Street Performers Festival at the Windsor Lounge, 4911 51 Ave, music starts at 3pm, and the Facebook event's here.
 
Thu   June 30   Red Deer, AB   Mighty chuffed to be the guests of Boots and the Hoots for their monthly Pinecone Opry at Fratters Speakeasy, details TBA.
 
Fri   July 1   Edmonton, AB   Playing for Canada Day at the Legislature with the Second Chances, 2:45-3:30pm!
 
Fri   July 1   Spruce Grove, AB   Playing Spruce Grove's Canada Day festivities with the Second Chances, 7-7:50pm, followed by Shed Kelly and the Boom Chucka Boys!
 
Fri-Sat   July 1-2   Tofield, AB   Elated to be back at Wild Oats & Notes with the Long Weekends! We're playing at 7pm on Saturday.
 
Sun   July 3   Calgary, AB   Cowtowners! This'll likely be my only stop in your fair city this year, back in the cozy cellar at Wine-Oh's with The Second Chances, doors 7pm, music 8-10, $10 at the door.
 
Mon   July 4   Revelstoke, BC   Back at Summer Street Festival in Grizzly Plaza with The Second Chances, 6:30-9pm!
 
Tue   July 5   Kamloops, BC   Back at Music in the Park with The Second Chances, 7-8:30pm!
 
Wed   July 6   Vernon, BC   With the Second Chances, TBA.
 
Thu   July 7   Keremeos, BC   The Second Chances and I are happily returning to that little piece of creekside heaven, The Old Grist Mill! 7pm start, $20 tickets, magic or your money back. And you can come camp with us if you like, but be sure to book a spot!
 
Fri   July 8   Penticton, BC   The Second Chances and I are elated to be back at one of the best venues in the known universe, The Dream Cafe! Reservations are highly recommended, magic or your money back.
 
Sat   July 9   Vancouver, BC   Saturday matinee show with the Second Chances, details TBA.
 
Fri-Sun   July 15-17   Fort MacLeod, AB   So incredibly stoked to be playing main stage at South Country Fair with those ever-lovin' Long Weekends!!! The lineup's killer, with our pals Billie Zizi, Quique Escamilla, Miss Quincy, the Myrtle Family Band, Boots and the Hoots, Amelia Curran, the Fair's mayor Washboard Hank, and so many more. Tickets are only $100 til July 9th. That's a whole lotta candy for a c-note, kids. Get in!
 
Fri-Sun   July 29-31   Clarendon, ON   Elated to be joining the beautiful people at Blue Skies Music Festival! I've heard about this festival for years, and it's always stirred my imagination. Even better, this year the lineup includes two of my favourite songwriters, Corin Raymond and Jonathan Byrd. Why don't I let Corin tell you about it in his own words? "Blue Skies happens on land that is collectively owned by the 100 or so folks who run the festival, and the only thing that land is used for - aside from being home to all the wildlife that lives there year-round - is Blue Skies. Nothing is left behind. Everything is recycled. The outhouses are made of timber and built right into the earth. There's a barrel of peat outside each one. They've got recycling stations with 12 different containers - for everything. The stage, the structures, everything on the site is made of canvas, timber, and rope. Everyone camps. They've been around for 40 years but they cap their ticket sales at 2000. There's a lottery to see who gets to buy tickets, and tickets are gone in a matter of days, without anyone even knowing who's playing that year... Children are raised there, year after year. It's the most genuine community I've ever experienced at a fest." If that sounds like your kinda thing, get your entry into the lottery! It's gonna be magic.
 
Thu   Aug 18   Prince George, BC   Backyard concert at the Lafleche's with the Second Chances, 7pm doors, 7:30 start, BYOB and good vibes. Email Glenn at gl.crane.pg@gmail.com if you want to come!
 
Fri-Sun   Aug 19-21   Fort St. James, BC   So glad to be celebrating my birthday among friends at MoM Festival with the Second Chances!
 
Wed   Aug 24   Medicine Hat, AB   So, so happy to be back at Ye Olde Jar Bar with the Second Chances! It's $20 donation, BYOB, and everyone's welcome, just email pietina@shaw.ca or call Piet at (403) 580-9874 if you want to come!
 
Thu   Aug 25   Palmer, SK   At the old church with the Second Chances, details TBA.
 
Fri   Aug 26   Winnipeg, MB   Opening for Jaxon Haldane's power trio at the legendary Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club with the Second Chances, details TBA.
 
Wed   Aug 31   Sault Ste. Marie, ON   At Loplop's, with my good buddy Trevor Tchir opening! Doors 9pm, showtime 10pm, no cover charge.
 
Thu   Sept 1   Sudbury, ON   private event
 
Tue   Sept 6   Toronto, ON   Week 1 of a three-week Scott Cook and friends residency at my favourite Toronto hangout, the mighty Cameron House! 6-8pm, by donation, magic or your money back.
 
Fri   Sept 9   Ottawa, ON   House Concert, details TBA.
 
Sat   Sept 10   Thornhill, ON   AUER-House Concert, details TBA.
 
Tue   Sept 13   Toronto, ON   Week 2 of a three-week Scott Cook and friends residency at my favourite Toronto hangout, the mighty Cameron House! 6-8pm, by donation, magic or your money back.
 
Tue   Sept 20   Toronto, ON   Week 3 of a three-week Scott Cook and friends residency at my favourite Toronto hangout, the mighty Cameron House! 6-8pm, by donation, magic or your money back.
 
Sat   Oct 22   Demmitt, AB   Borderline Concert Series with the Second Chances, more details TBA!
 
Sun   Oct 23   Crooked Creek, AB   At Crooked Creek Opera House with the Second Chances, more details TBA!
 
Thu-Fri   Nov 3-4   Dunkeld, Scotland   Perthshire Amber Festival with Jez Hellard! We're appearing as part of the Cabaret Amber showcase from 4:30-6:30 on Thursday, and in the afternoon program on Friday, more details TBA.
 
Fri   Nov 11   Steendam, Netherlands   Podium Cafe Peter en Leni, Damsterweg 20, 8:30 start, €10 at the door.
 
Sat   Nov 12   Spijkerboor, Netherlands   Back at the lovely Cafe 't-Keerpunt, 9pm start, €10 at the door.
 
Thu   Jan 5, 2017   Barrhead, AB   Barrhead Arts Council show with the Second Chances, more details TBA.
 
Fri   Jan 6   Westlock, AB   Westlock Cultural Arts Theatre Society show with the Second Chances, more details TBA.
 
Sat   Jan 7   Edson, AB   Chautauqua Arts Council show with the Second Chances, more details TBA.
 
Wed   Jan 11   Brooks, AB   Newell Concert Series show at the Griffin Park Theatre with the Second Chances, more details TBA.
 
Thu   Jan 12   Daysland, AB   DaysArts show at the Palace Theatre with the Second Chances, 7:30pm start, more details TBA.
 
Fri-Sat   Jan 13-14   Wainwright, AB   Two nights presented by Wainwright Encore Entertainment Society at the Wainwright Communiplex with the Second Chances, more details TBA.
 
Sun   Jan 15   Vermilion, AB   Vermilion Allied Arts show with the Long Weekends, 3pm start, more details TBA.
 
Thu   Jan 19   Slave Lake, AB   Stage North with the Long Weekends, more details TBA.
 
Fri   Jan 20   Drayton Valley, AB   Eleanor Pickup Arts Centre with the Long Weekends, more details TBA.
 
Sat   Jan 28   Forestburg, AB   Forestburg Concert Series with the Second Chances, more details TBA.
 
Thu   Feb 2   Consort, AB   Neutral Hills Arts Alive with the Second Chances, 7:30pm start, more details TBA.
 
Thu   Mar 2   Byron Bay, NSW, AU   At The Treehouse on Belongil Beach with the Second Chances! No cover charge, sets at 7:30 and 9pm.

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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The War on Democracy
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