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June 25, 2015: Dear friends,
I'm writing you from my folks' place, where I'll be house-sitting for most of the next month and a half while they're on vacation. It's a huge feeling of relief, the thought that I can be alone whenever I want. The thought of having my instruments set up in a place I can practice. The thought of practice in general, whether on music, exercise, or writing, and a space in which to make a routine of it..... read my words from the road
Go Long World Tour
Glad to be emceeing and kicking off Friday night with the Second Chances at the 20th anniversary of the Sasquatch Gathering, one of the sweetest little musical campouts on this green Earth. We're up first, around 7:30pm.
Sherwood Park, AB
The Second Chances will be opening for The Lovelocks for the Qualico Patio Series at Festival Place. It's just $8 at the door, and we take the stage at 7:30pm sharp!
Spruce Grove, AB
For the first time, I'll be on the songwriters stage at Big Valley Jamboree, in the round with some other writers from 1:30-2:30pm.
I'll be the featured guest for the Tuesday night Big Dreamer Jam at Big Al's House of Blues, in their new location at 15004 Yellowhead Trail, 7:30pm start, no cover charge. And I just might bring my electric guitar.
St. Albert, AB
House concert at Patch-man's place with the Second Chances, showtime around 7pm, email me if you wanna come!
Hosting jam night at The Slice with the Second Chances! No cover charge, we'll kick things off with a set at 9pm.
House concert with the Second Chances at 302 Carbonate Street, 7pm doors, 8pm start, BYOB and potluck food, everyone's welcome but please RSVP to our lovely hostess Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat!
Back at the lovely Bluebelle Bistro with the Second Chances! 8pm start, $10 suggested donation, magic or your money back!
Salmon Arm, BC
The Second Chances and I are honoured to be on the bill at Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival! We're playing a full set on Friday at 5:15pm on the Shade Stage, and sometime Saturday morning at the Pancake Breakfast outreach downtown at Ross St Plaza, then I'll be hosting a workshop of songs about community called "Come Together" with my friends James Lamb and Magpie Ulysses at 11:30am Saturday in the Boogie Bar-N Stage. On Sunday, I'll be singing Dylan songs in the round alongside the Russell deCarle Trio, Mark Karan & Jason Crosby (Bros. Keeper), JD Edwards (Small Glories), and Thom Moon on the Shade Stage at noon, and Sunday night we'll be leading the finale on Main Stage at 11:20pm.
Back at Music in the Park with the Second Chances! Music runs 7-8:30pm, admission's free, come say hi!
Yalakom Valley, BC
Dress-up house concert with the Second Chances! 7pm doors, 8pm start, $10-$20 sliding scale, RSVP to Daniel at email@example.com or 250-256-3137 if you want to come!
I'll be playing a special acoustic concert at the UBCO Campus' Woodhaven Eco Retreat Centre with the Second Chances! Doors open at 6pm with snacks and socializing, music starts at 7pm, and tickets are $20.
Back at one of the best venues in the known universe, The Dream Cafe, with those ever-lovin' Second Chances, more details TBA.
The Second Chances and I will be singing songs (along with some musical friends) in the cozy environs of Skinny Fat Jack's, a funky little joint entered from the alley around back of 3475 Main Street. Doors open at 8pm, music starts at 9, and space is very limited, so you'll need to pre-book. Tickets will go on sale soon, just keep an eye out!
Victoria CD release for Go Long with the Second Chances at Northern Quarter, 1724 Douglas St, 3:30-5:30pm, by donation!
Cortes Island, BC
Great to be heading back to Cortes Island! The Second Chances will be playing two nights by the ocean (or in the gazebo in case of rain) at Gorge Harbour Marina Resort, 7pm start.
Denman Island, BC
House concert with the Second Chances, everyone's welcome, 7pmish start, tickets $15, BYOB, email Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Back at the beautiful Old Grist Mill with the Second Chances! 6:30pm start, tickets $20.
I'll be singing some songs over brunch, 11am-1pm at Amazing Grace!
I'll be playing a special house concert, 7-9pm. Everyone's welcome, but you'll need to contact email@example.com to RSVP.
Glad to head back to Viroqua! I'll be at Driftless Books and Music, with my good friend Emma Nicholes opening, and the good folks at Kickapoo Coffee sponsoring the occasion. Doors at 6pm, music at 7, magic or your money back.
Elated to be singing for the kind folks at Indy Folk Series! It's happening at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis, 615 West 43rd Street, doors open 6:15, showtime 7-9pm, tickets $15 (students/age 65 and up $10, age 12 and under free), it's gonna be a gooder.
Silence, 46-16 Essex St, 8pm start, more details TBA.
Singing songs in the round with two of my favourites, David Ross MacDonald and David Newberry, in the back room of the Cameron House, right after Corin Raymond's blue-velvet twilight set in the front room. 8pm start, $10 suggested donation, magic or your money back.
House concert with David Ross MacDonald, 7:30 doors, 8pm start, tickets $20, email me if you want on the list.
Back at Newstead Live, one of the sweetest little festivals anywhere! Loads of sessions all over town, top-notch entertainment from old masters and young talent in a bunch of venues, even a trad disco! It was so much fun last year, I'm back for another round.
I've had a few requests for tablature, so here's some of fish
jumpin, for your plucking pleasure...
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