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Dec 25, 2016: Hey friends, I'm writing you my parents' place just outside Edmonton, and I can't tell you how good it feels to be home. I trust this Christmas finds you in good company, whether enjoying the flush of summer on the other side of this spinning rock, or curled up somewhere cozy on this side...

read my words from the road

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Further Down the Line World Tour

Fri-Sun   Feb 24-26   Cobargo, NSW, AU   So happy to be bringing the Second Chances to the lovely Cobargo Folk Festival! It's magic, I tell ya. Pack up your wagon and we'll see you on the hilltop!
 
Mon   Feb 27   Newcastle, NSW, AU   Sunset Studio, at 1 Maitland Road in Mayfield with The Second Chances, 7pm start, $15 at the door.
 
Tue   Feb 28   Brisbane, QLD, AU   The Second Chances and I will be featured at Brisbane Unplugged in the New Farm Bowls Club, at 969 Brunswick Street. The show starts at 7:30 with blackboard spots (first in first served), and we're on last, from 9:15-10pm. Door charge is $10 or $7 for concessions, and there's a full bar and food available.
 
Wed   Mar 1   Stanthorpe, QLD, AU   In the lovely Little Theatre on Connor Street with the Second Chances! 6:30pm doors, 7pm start, with local opener The Dog Wood Three, tickets $25, magic or your money back. For further info, contact Andy at Soular Music (0408428440 or andy@soularmusicservices.com.au). Tickets are available from Top Beat at 119 High Street or Officesmart at 40 Maryland Street.
 
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.
 
Fri   Mar 3   Tintenbar, NSW, AU   At Tintenbar Upfront with the Second Chances! It's at Tintenbar Hall, on the corner of Tintenbar Road And George Street, opposite the Tintenbar Store. There's an Indian banquet at 6:30pm (pre-booking required, and the show kicks of at 7:30. Tickets are $20/$15 members and concessions, booked through their website. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Sat   Mar 4   Glass House Mountains, QLD, AU   House concert with the Second Chances and special guest Benjamin James Caldwell, doors at 7pm, music 7.30- 9.30, BYOB and $20 donation, magic or your money back. Everyone's welcome, just email benjaminjamescaldwell@mail.com to RSVP. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Sun   Mar 5   Austinville, QLD, AU   Matinee concert at Mt. Nimmel Hall on Austinville Road with the Second Chances, 1pm doors and pot luck lunch, 2:45pm singing of the Republic of Austinville anthem, 3pm show. It's just $15 at the door, BYOB and potluck food, magic or your money back. Get tickets/details from Glenn on 0419 55 8685 or glenn@glenntozer.com.au.
 
Tue   Mar 7   Billen Cliffs, NSW, AU   Very happy to be returning to Billen Community Cafe with my bandmates the Second Chances in tow this time, and some special guests to boot! Doors open at 5:30pm for drinks, nibbles, and wood-fired pizza, music starts at 6:30. $20 at the door, magic or your money back!
 
Wed   Mar 8   Nana Glen, NSW, AU   House concert at Gerry and Tania's with the Second Chances, $20 donation, 7pm start, call Gerry at 0419760574 if you'd like to come!
 
Thu   Mar 9   Bellingen, NSW, AU   No. 5 Church Street with the Second Chances, tickets $15/12 advance, 7:30pm start.
 
Fri   Mar 10   Kempsey, NSW, AU   At the Oddfellows Hall with the Second Chances, 7:30 start, tickets $25, contact Colin at 0401 747 596 or cd.payne@bigpond.com for more info.
 
Sat   Mar 11   Allambie Heights, NSW, AU   Humph Hall with the Second Chances, 7pm start, details on their site.
 
Sun-Mon   Mar 12-13   Mia Mia, VIC, AU   Super happy to be bringing the Second Chances to Burke and Wills Folk Festival! We'll be there Sunday late afternoon and stay all day Monday. I'm in Martin Pearson's FYI quiz Monday morning at ten, and we're closing out the festival on Monday night.
 
Wed   Mar 15   Melbourne, VIC, AU   Acoustic night at the Lomond Hotel, 223 Nicholson Street in Brunswick East, with the Second Chances, my good friend Michael Waugh, and another songwriter TBA.
 
Thu   Mar 16   Healesville, VIC, AU   House concert at The Duckpond with the Second Chances, 7:30pm start. Everyone's welcome, just email jonni.sharpley@gmail.com if you wanna come!
 
Fri   Mar 17   Berwick, VIC, AU   Berwick and District Folk Club, in the Old Cheese Factory at 34 Homestead Road, with the Second Chances! Doors at 7:30, floor spots start at 8pm, with us to follow, $12 for guests/$8 members and spot acts.
 
Sat   Mar 18   Kyneton, VIC, AU   Major Tom's with the Second Chances and Archer, showtime 8:30pm-11pm.
 
Sun   Mar 19   Beechworth, VIC, AU   Matinee house concert at Aron and Sabrina's, 3pm start, at their house "Carinya" in Mayday Hills. Everyone's welcome, just contact Aron to book a ticket at 0413 747 747 or aron@optusnet.com.au.
 
Tue   Mar 21   Candelo, NSW, AU   Candelo Cafe with the Second Chances, 7:30 doors, 8:00pm show, tickets $20.
 
Wed   Mar 22   Tilba Tilba, NSW, AU   House concert, showtime 7:30, $20 donation, delicious meals available at 6:30. Everyone's welcome, just RSVP to Sue at eagle_dreaming@hotmail.com if you wanna come!
 
Thu   Mar 23   Canberra, ACT, AU   Back at the lovely Smith's Alternative with the Second Chances, 9:30pm start, $15 at the door/$10 discount for CMC members, magic or your money back. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
 
Fri   Mar 24   Tomerong, NSW, AU   Tomerong Hall with the Second Chances and more, details TBA. Buy tickets here!
 
Sat-Sun   Mar 25-26   Yackandandah, VIC, AU   Elated to be closing out our Second Chances tour at one of my favourite Aussie fests, Yackandandah Folk Festival!
 
Sat   April 1   Chicago, IL   Acoustic Renaissance concert at Hinsdale Unitarian Church, opening for the legendary John Gorka! It's at 11 West Maple Street in Hinsdale, doors open at 7:15pm, I'm on at 8pm, and tickets are $20 or $18 for students and seniors. I've known and loved John's music for ages now, and getting the opportunity to share a show with him is bucket list stuff for me.
 
Wed   April 5   Fish Creek, WI   Concert at White Gull Inn, 8-10pm, tickets $19.
 
Wed   April 19   Canmore, AB   Paintbox Lodge with the Second Chances, details TBA.
 
Sat   April 22   Morinville, AB   Morinville Cultural Centre with the Second Chances, 8pm start, more details TBA.
 
Sun   April 23   Red Deer, AB   House concert with the Second Chances, doors at 7, show at 8, $10 donation, in-house bar. Everyone's welcome, just contact Tyler at tylerjmag@gmail.com to RVSP!
 
Mon   April 24   Saskatoon, SK   At The Bassment with the Second Chances, 8pm show, more details TBA.
 
Tue   April 25   Gravelbourg, SK   House concert at B&B La Maison 315 with the Second Chances, 7pm show, tickets $20, call or text Jobi Nichol at 306-312-9095 to reserve a seat!
 
Wed   April 26   Moose Jaw, SK   House concert, details TBA.
 
Thu   April 27   Regina, SK   At The Artesian with the Second Chances! Doors open to the lounge at 7pm, show starts 8pm sharp, $15 advance/$20 door, magic or your money back.
 
Fri   April 28   Fort Qu'Appelle, SK   Qu'Appelle Valley Centre for the Arts show with the Second Chances, 7:30 start, $20 at the door.
 
Sat   April 29   Winnipeg, MB   Early show at Times Change(d) with the Second Chances, details TBA.
 
Fri   May 5   Pleasant Plain, OH   Plain Folk Cafe, 10177 State Route 132, 7:30 start, pay what you can.
 
Sat-Sun   May 6-7   Galloway, OH   Central Ohio Folk Festival at Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park! I'm hosting a workshop on songwriting at 4pm Saturday in workshop tent #2, playing unamplified in the Young Musicians Showcase Tent at 11am Sunday, then singing on Main Stage at 1pm on Sunday.
 
Sat   May 13   Philadelphia, PA   House concert with Winona Wilde, details TBA.
 
Sat-Sun   May 17-21   Montreat, NC   I'm making the pilgrimage to SERFA for the first time, really looking forward to it!
 
Thu-Fri   June 1-2   Terlingua, TX   Two nights at the Starlight Theatre with Winona Wilde!
 
Fri   June 16   Kimberley, BC   Green Door Catering with Winona Wilde, details TBA.
 
Thu-Sun   June 22-25   Driftpile, AB   As always, I'll be smiling at the North Country Fair! Rowdy, blissful, boreal perfection.
 
Wed   June 28   Edmonton, AB   10th Annual Official Unofficial North Country Fair Afterbender! Details TBA, madness assured.
 
Fri-Sun   July 7-9   Bliss, MI   Blissfest! It really is Bliss. Details TBA.
 
Thu   July 13   Lansing, MI   Excited to be singing for the good folks at Concerts in the Courtyard, held at Old Town General Store, 408 E. Grand River, 7:30pm start. Tickets are $15/$9 students, available on the website.
 
Fri   Sep 29   Seattle, WA   private event
 
Sat   Sep 30   Snohomish, WA   Elated to be appearing at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theatre, details TBA.
Sat   Oct 7   Edmonton, AB   Kickin' it back at ye olde Black Dog Freehouse with the Second Chances, 4-6pm, no cover charge, for old times' sake, and good times' sake.

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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