My Akubra hat that I bought in Katoomba has lots of Australia dirt on it. It’s looking good! It will sit next to my Stetson when I get home.
Hey- I have one final radio interview that will air in about 40 minutes. It’s here in Adelaide with Angus on Radio Adelaide. He said it will air after 8:30am Adelaide time. More like 8:40 – Listen here
Had a swell time at the Jade Monkey this evening in Adelaide. I leave for San Diego in the morning.
I’ll miss you Australia! Thanks for your lovely hospitality. This was the best tour yet. I mean it man!
I may just decide to walk all the way to California. The dirt roads here in Australia are crunchy like granola.
See ya down the old folk highway. I have miles to go before I sleep.
I’ll be back on tour in The United States of America in April and May and I hope to see you at these super cool amazing venues.
If you see an asterisk* well—-> that means—-> those shows are a CO-BILL with the fabulous Grant Lee Phillips.
Apr 16 Chicago Illinois -Old Town School of Folk Music
Apr 17 Ann Arbor Mi -The Ark
May 6* Hermosa Beach Ca- St Rocke
May 7* San Juan Capistrano Ca Coach House
May 8* Denver Co Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill
May 9* Cave Creek Az The Roastery
May 10* Santa Monica Ca McCabe’s
May 12* Santa Barbara Ca Soho
May 13* Berkley Ca Freight and Salvage
May 14* Humboldt Ca Humbrews
May 15* Ashland Oregon- The Armory
May 16* Sisters Oregon The Belfry
May 18* Seattle Wa Triple Door
May 20* Portland Or Alberta Rose Theater
May 22 San Diego Ca Reuben H Fleet Science Center
June11 Ashland Va Ashland Coffee and Tea
June 13 Bryn Mawr Pa Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts
June 14 Vienna Va Jammin Java
Leaving Peterborough for Adelaide. Final Australia show is tonight in Adelaide at The Jade Monkey.
I’m like a stable pony.
When we were kids we would rent horses at Smoke Tree Stables in Palm Springs. My older sister Kath loved riding horses and I loved whatever she loved so naturally I tagged along.
The horses would be stubborn and not go fast enough for me on the way out as we traversed the desert trails. The best part was when they’d stop to pee and crazy amounts of liquid would wet the sand. The only thing that topped that was when they would poo without even stopping. They’d just walk and poo. Saves time.
But wow, when it was time to go back to the stables they’d run like hell and I’d hang on for my dear life. Faster than fast. I’d lose my hat and just hold on and move in rhythm and listen to the sounds of the snorting and grunting and hooves pounding on the winding trail.
Stable pony. That’s what I am today. Minus the walking and pooping.
Doo doo doo lookin out my back door.
That’d be cool if you stepped out of the door in this photograph and a bunch of orangutans appeared and picked you up and carried you to a field of bananas that for some reason grew out of the ground like potatoes. So you peeled and ate one and an old man whispered in your ear that there was a seismic shift and for some reason banana trees were now only able to grow potatoes. So you did what anyone would do and you put on some plastic sunglasses and kept walking and walking. Eventually your feet became tennis rackets and the ground turned into a melting clock and Salvador Dali was selling lottery tickets to wolves who had paws made out out of ice cream cones and only listened to Creedence Clearwater Revival.
I bet it could happen.
Doo doo doo lookin out my back door.
Getting ready to fall sound asleep. Had a good day. A lot of energy was expended and now I need to plug in and recharge. It’s weird when I’m empty after a show. I want food. Like maybe falafel. What is falafel? Chickpeas? I like it wrapped in a thin pita or lavash with some lettuce and tomato.
There’s a crazy mosquito buzzing me in my hotel room and I need to find it and destroy it. Every time I just about fall asleep it buzzes my ear.
This picture was taken at The Peterborough Football Club. Thanks to Sonja Mercer for organizing such a ripper of a gig.
I’ll see you later in internet land. For now I’ll dream of tahini and hummus and falafel and dive bombing mosquitos with superpowers. Mosquitos I can’t seem to catch no matter how fast I run. Buzzzzzzzzz zzzzz zzzzzzzz.
I’m sitting backstage before my show tonight at The Peterborough Football Club in South Australia. How cool is this?
The more I travel this country the more I want to keep going and going and going out to country towns as far away as possible.
It’s so quiet and everything is washed out and beautiful. I love it. I have only a couple days left here and I’m already feeling nostalgic and appreciative.
I love old school motels. It’s like stepping back in time. Look at this great font and the care and thought that was put into it with the swirly leaf things. It’s like a formal invitation to a state dinner. Except it’s not.
I play Peterborough, South Australia tonight at The Peterborough Football Club. 7pm
It’s Saturday here.
On Sunday I travel 3 hours to Adelaide for a show at The Jade Monkey.
Monday I fly to San Diego California.
Question I’d like to be asked today- episode 2
Hey Steve, is there an author that you’ve always been obsessed with?
Great question! Thanks for asking.
I’ve always loved Flannery O’Connor. She wrote beautiful heart wrenching short stories and really seemed to capture southern attitudes and mores. I always go back to her.
Here’s a rare recording of her reading A Good Man Is Hard To Find.
Hey! I made it to Peterborough South Australia. I was in Perth, West Australia this morning. This guitar has sure traveled some miles. It’s been on ferries and mules and speedboats and helicopters and planes and trains and automobiles.
I’m going to go to sleep now because it’s midnight here and I’ve got a busy Saturday ahead of me.
In the morning I teach a songwriting workshop
Then later that night-
Peterborough South Australia
Peterborough Football Club Memorial Oval
Adelaide, South Australia
Mar 30 I fly home
Adelaide to Sydney to Los Angeles to San Diego
Then I take a nap
So long Perth and Freo. I had a great time. This morning’s breakfast was amazing. Poached eggs to perfection on wonderful bread with tasty mushrooms and spinach and this crazy good sauce they made.
Gordon St Garage is the name of the restaurant.
I’m headed on a plane to South Australia. Peterborough and Adelaide. Here’s some press love