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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
Go Long World Tour
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!
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!
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 email@example.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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Gabriola Island, BC
At the Hive Emporium with Shari Rae on upright bass, details TBA.
The Nanaimo Bar, 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. More info's coming soon.
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
House concert with Shari Rae on upright bass, details TBA.
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! Reservations are highly recommended, magic or your money back.
Saturday matinee show with the Second Chances, details TBA.
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!
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.
I've had a few requests for tablature, so here's some of fish
jumpin, for your plucking pleasure...
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