Good morning! I found an old photograph of my Grandpa holding me in his arms in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in August of 1960.

I wish he was still alive. He was from Hungary and immigrated to Canada. The immigration folks changed his last name from Polcz to Poltz when he crossed over to Canada land.

He was forced to fight on The German’s side in WW1. He left the war, came to Canada and picked lettuce in Ontario and raised a family. He had huge hands and played the harmonica and drank white wine. In his thick accent he used to say “sa’right” for it alright.

“How you doing Grandpa?”


He bought me and my Sister Kath harmonicas and taught us how to play songs. Grandma would make donuts with real lard. She said lard was the secret ingredient and that it would make us strong. We would play harmonicas all day and eat donuts and listen to stories from Grandpa who wouldn’t pick lettuce if his family wasn’t going to be fed by the bosses. He said that the workers had a saying:

“No pork no work no pie goodbye!”

He would rhyme the word pork with work to make work sound like pork. Try saying it. It’s fun! It’s makes work sound like a new word.

I love this picture. It makes me feel safe.

Tonight is my final Colorado show. Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale. I’m totally digging Colorado. Thanks for the love.

Happy Sunday to you.

Here’s where you can find me –

Sun 07 Jan Steve’s Guitars

Carbondale, CO

Wed 10 Jan The Original Cafe Eleven

Saint Augustine, FL

Thursday 11 January 2018 The Attic

Tampa, FL,

Friday 12 January 2018 —

Sunday 14 January 2018 tropic of cancer concert series 2018

Todos Santos,BC Mexico

Wed 17 Jan Starlight

Waterloo, ON, Canada

Thurs 18 Jan Moonshine Cafe

Oakville, ON, Canada

Fri 19 Jan Kingsville Lions Hall

Kingsville, ON, Canada

Sat 20 Jan Carnegie Gallery

Dundas, ON, Canada

Sun 21 Jan Acoustic Grill

Picton, ON, Canada

Tues 23 Jan Salon 13

Portland Oregon

Wednesday 1-24 house concert in Girdwood or Talkeetna Alaska

Thursday 1- 25 Klondike Mike’s Palmer Alaska

Friday 1-26 Chilkoot Charlie’s Anchorage Alaska

Saturday 1-27 Alice’s Champagne Palace Homer Alaska

Sat 03 Feb One Eyed Jacks

New Orleans, LA,

Sunday 04 February 2018 —

Sunday 11 February 2018 Cayamo Cruise 2018 w/ John Prine, Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin, Brandi Carlile and many more.

Norwegian Pearl

Wed 14 Feb

Fri 16 Feb Folk Alliance Conference 2018

Kansas City, MO, US

Sat17 Feb CalgaryBlock Heater Fest

Festival Hall

Calgary, AB, Canada

Sat 24 Feb Belly Up Tavern

Solana Beach, CA – 9th annual 50th Bday Bash w The Rugburns

Thurs 01 Mar Mojo’s Bar

North Fremantle, WA, Australia

Fri 02 Mar —

Saturday 03 Mar Nannup Festival

Nannup, WA, Australia

Sun 04 Mar Clancy’s Fish Pub

Dunsborough, WA, Australia

Wed 07 Mar The Trinity Sessions

Adelaide, SA, Australia

Thurs 08 Mar Spotted Mallard

Brunswick, VIC, Australia

Friday 09 Mar

Monday 12 Mar Port Fairy Folk Festival

Port Fairy, VIC, Australia

Wed 14 Mar Ararat Live

Ararat, VIC, Australia

Thurs 15 Mar Memo Music Hall

Saint Kilda, VIC, Australia

Fri 16 Mar

Sun 18 Mar Blue Mountains Music Festival 2018

Blue Mountains Music Festival Grounds, Katoomba, NSW, Australia

Tues 20 Mar The Acoustic Picnic

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Wed 21 Mar Lizotte’s – Newcastle

Lambton, NSW, Australia

Thurs 22 Mar Camelot Lounge

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Fri 23 Mar The Bunker, Coogee Diggers

Coogee, NSW, Australia

Sat 24 Mar Leadbelly

Newtown, NSW, Australia

Sunday 25 Mar Brass Monkey

Cronulla, NSW, Australia

Wed 28 Mar 2018 Nowra Golf Club

Nowra, NSW, Australia

Thurs 29 Mar

Sun 01 Apr National Folk Festival 2018

Canberra, ACT, Australia

Wed 04 Apr Junk Bar

Ashgrove, QLD, Australia

Thurs 05 Apr Junk Bar

Ashgrove, QLD, Australia

Fri 06 Apr The Bison Bar

Nambour, QLD, Australia

Thurs 19 Apr McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

Houston, TX, US

Thurs 19 Apr

Sun 22 Apr Old Settler’s Music Festival

Austin TX

Sat 28 Apr Woody Guthrie Center Tulsa Oklahoma

Fri 18 May

Sat 19 May Joshua Tree Music Festival

Joshua Tree, CA, US