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May 25, 2016: Hey friends, I'm writing you from my soon-to-be-former home in East Vancouver, where I've been enjoying an unprecedented amount of uninterrupted downtime. It's been so good that I'm kinda wishing I had another month of it. Who knew staying in one place could be so much fun?... read my words from the road
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.
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.
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 on Brown Paper Tickets. If you're on Facebook, the event's here, please share!
Froggy Acres 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info if you like! If you're a Facebooker, the event's here.
Gabriola Island, BC
At the Hive Emporium with Shari Rae on upright bass, 7:30pm start, tickets $15/10 students and seniors, magic or your money back.
The Nanaimo Bar, at #2, 75 Front Street, with Shari Rae on upright bass, 9:30-11:30ish, $10 at the door!
Shari Rae and I will be joining the fun at Elevate Arts Festival! For Facebookers, the event's here. We're playing the Cornerstone at 2pm Saturday afternoon, and the Union Street Grill and Grotto at 7:30 Saturday evening.
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 email@example.com if you want to come!
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.
Salmon Arm, BC
Show at It's Handmade: An Artisan Co-op with Shari Rae on upright bass! This funky, brand new venue's at 2090 10th Ave SW (the former Canadian Tire building along the Trans Canada Highway). Doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7:30, and tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The bistro will be open, and beer and wine will be available. Capacity's limited, so get your tickets in advance if you want to be sure of a seat!
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.
As always, I'll be up in Driftpile for the North Country Fair, a little piece of heaven right here on earth.
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!
The Second Chances and I are elated to be back at one of the best venues in the known universe, The Dream Cafe! Lucky people, we're even gonna have a few songs from Scotty Dunbar sometime in the evening! Reservations are highly recommended, magic or your money back.
The Heatley with the Second Chances, 8:30pmish start, pay what you can.
Fort MacLeod, AB
So incredibly stoked to be playing main stage at South Country Fair with those ever-lovin' Long Weekends!!! We're playing at 6:30pm Saturday, and I'm in a workshop on Sunday at 2:10pm. 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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to come!
Fort St. James, BC
So glad to be celebrating my birthday among friends at MoM Festival with the Second Chances!
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 email@example.com or call Piet at (403) 580-9874 if you want to come!
At the old church with the Second Chances, details TBA.
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.
I'm elated to be making the pilgrimage to Deep Roots Music Festival, a really inspiring, educational gathering I first attended maybe ten years ago, and always dreamed of playing. More details TBA, magic already assured.
Music Runs Through It concert at Corked Wine Bar, 83 Regent Street, 8pm start. Tickets are $15, available at Tony's Music Box and Corked Wine Bar. It's expected to sell out, so be sure to buy in advance if you wanna come!
I've had a few requests for tablature, so here's some of fish
jumpin, for your plucking pleasure...
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