Finally crossed the border into Vancouver. Had to pee like 4 & 1/2 racehorses so I stopped at the first Starbucks I saw to use their facilities. As I entered the loo there was a horrible odor wafting through the air — foul like someone ate bad fowl. As I stood there micturating I thought to myself “eeek! I’m breathing in poo molecules. I can’t see em but I just know I’m breathing them in.” So I held my breath and I thought about the film What The Bleep Do We Know? Then I wondered why there wasn’t a section dealing with poo molecules in that documentary. Then I left one of my CDs on the cd rack next The Eagles and I said to myself “Wow! Starbucks is stocking my cd.” I repeated this over and over until I actually believed it. Now I’m not sure what is real and what isn’t.
So—- tonight I play Seattle. At the Triple Door theater. I always think of the movie Singles when I’m in that city. Loved it. 7:30 pm. Triple Door
Friday night Sept 12, I return to Vancouver British Columbia Canada. I haven’t played that city in a few years. Here’s the deets
Here are some upcoming shows—>
Please share with all your homies!
Sept 11 Seattle Washington- The Triple Door Theater
Sept 12 North Delta British Columbia (Vancouver area) – Old Crow House Concerts
Sept 14 Los Angeles California – Hotel Cafe
Sept 16 – Houston Texas – Mucky Duck
Sept 17 San Antonio Texas – Sam’s Burger Joint
Sept 18 Dallas Texas – The Kessler Theater *with Loudon Wainwright*
Sept 19 Peyton’s Place Tahlequah Oklahoma – Illinois River Jam
Sept 20 Oklahoma City – The Blue Door
Sept 21 Eureka Springs Arkansas Eureka House Concerts at Unitarian Church 6pm!
Sept 22- Fayetteville Ark – Greenhouse Grille -6pm!
Sept 24 – Ames Iowa – Maintenance Shop Iowa State University
Sept 25 – Madison Wisconsin – The Frequency
Sept 26 Chicago Illinois – Schuba’s
Sept 27 Indianapolis Indiana -Sabbatical
Sept 29 – Cedar Rapids Iowa
Oct 1 Ann Arbor Michigan- The Ark
Oct 3 Fairmount Illinois- Sleepy Creek Vineyards
Oct 4 Boyne City Michigan – Freshwater Studio
Oct 7 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania – Club Cafe
Oct 9 Fairfield Connecticut – Stage One
Oct 10 San Diego California – San Diego Public Library 1 year celebration under the dome
Oct 12 – Cambridge Massachusetts – Club Passim
Oct 15 Asbury Park New Jersey – The Saint
Oct 16- New York City – Pianos
Oct 17 -Easton Maryland- Stoltz Listening Room at the Avalon Theater
Oct 18 Ardmore Pennsylvania – Ardmore Music Hall
Oct – 19- Jersey House Concert-
Oct 21 Vienna Virginia -Jammin Java
Oct 22 – Wilmington Delaware- World Cafe Live at the Queen – Upstairs
Oct 23 Charlottesville Virginia-
Southern Cafe and Music Hall
Oct 24 Ashland Virginia – Ashland Coffee and Tea
Oct 25- Charlotte North Carolina – Neighborhood Theater – Side Room
Oct 26- Chapel Hill North Carolina – Local 506
Oct 28- Decatur Georgia- Eddie’s Attic
Oct 29 Nashville Tennessee – 3rd and Lindsley
Nov 1 Saint Augustine Florida – Cafe 11
Nov 2 Saint Petersburg Florida – The Hideaway Cafe
Nov 7 Palm Springs California -Palm Springs Art Museum
Nov 12 Arcata Ca – Arcata Playhouse with my friend Ellis Paul
Nov 13- Sacramento Ca – Harlow’s with my friend Ellis Paul
Nov 14 Berkeley California- Freight and Salvage with my friend Ellis Paul
Nov 16 – Moss Beach Ca – Mezza Luna Restaurant with my friend Tim Flannery
This is in today’s UT San Diego. I always enjoy speaking with George Varga. He makes me laugh. I like to laugh. It’s easier than crying.
With the amazing guitarist Eli West at Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon. We’re both sporting out Jason Romero banjo tshirts from Horsefly British Columbia.
The last four days I’ve been hanging out with this amazing dog Abbie. She’s the happiest best guide dog I’ve ever met. I’ve been an instructor up here in Sisters Oregon for the song camp. I taught two classes-
1. Let Freak Flag Flyyyy
2. Performance Skilllz
They let us come up with our own class titles.
Then on top of that I do 4 mentoring sessions a day and work with people on their songs. It’s a lot of intense listening and the ages range from about 15 to 70. There’s about 300 students here that camp out and the food is top notch. They have a saying here: The songs are good at food camp.
What they do is they get a bunch of the performers from the Sisters Folk Fest (Eric Bibb, Phil Madeira, Devon Sproule, Darlingside, Heather Maloney, Anais Mitchell and many more) to come in four days early and we teach. It’s extremely rewarding to hear all these song and see some of the people sing in front of a microphone for the first time.
Anyways- they do it each year and this is my second year teaching. Now I’m off to play two sets in an auditorium at Sisters Middle School and then Sisters High School.
The actual folk fest starts tonight and I play 3 times this weekend.
One of the students is blind and this is her dog. Even though I’m allergic I couldn’t quit hanging with this pup. Look at her!
So my mind is blown and I’m seriously amazed by some of the talent and the new friendships.
Sisters Folk Fest
I’ll be in Los Angeles soon. Very soon. Like Sept 14th soon. Do I have friends in LA? If so then please spread the word. I haven’t played Los Angeles in ages. Why why why? It’s time to get back to that city of angels and get my Hotel Cafe groove on. Drive up or drive down or hitchhike or bike. Or walk. Or crawl. Even if you live in San Diego I would like it if you traveled up.
Get your tix here
Today I bet a man from London 100 quid that I could catch his dart toss in my teeth. It was close and I may have cut my tongue but dadgummit I won the wager. The only glitch is that I’m in Fayetteville Arkansas and the banks are all closed until Tuesday so I can’t exchange the money until Wednesday because I’m closed on Tuesdays. So I’ll gladly pay you Wednesday for a hamburger today. Normally I’d pay you Tuesday but you’re dealing with unusual circumstances.
I’m headed to Fayetteville! See ya tonight