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Return to Australia with The Melbourne Folk Club and National Folk Festival

I’ll be returning to Australia briefly in April to play one special Melbourne show at the launch of The Melbourne Folk Club on Wednesday April 23rd. It is a brand new weekly event running at the Bella Union in Carlton, and I will be launching it with the lovely Clare Reynolds singing with me, plus a secret international guest. You can see what it’s all about at www.themelbournefolkclub.com and buy tickets there.

Clare and I will also be returning to the National Folk Festival for the second year in a row, playing 5 shows over the weekend. The line up includes other legends like Old Man Luedecke, Tift Merritt, Lindi Ortega and The Mae Trio. All the info for that at www.folkfestival.org.au

Folk Alliance International playing times

Thursday Feb 20th
5.45pm-7.15pm – State of Texas and The House Of Songs Presents – Roanoke Room w/ Matt The Electrician, Eliza Gilykson, Ariana Gillis & Jens Lysdal
10.30-11pm – Access Film Music BLUE – Room 655 w/ Liz Stringer & Ruth Moody
11.45pm-12.05am – AUSCAN Music Spotlight Showcases – Ambassadors Room, 5th Floor
1-1.25am – Access Film Music GREEN – Room 755

Friday Feb 21st
3-3.20pm – Access Film Music RED – Room 555
11-11.25pm – Horizon Suite @ Regents Room, 5th Floor w/ The Stray Birds
12.10-12.30am – AUSCAN Music Spotlight Showcases – Ambassadors Room, 5th Floor
1-1.30am – Canada Gold – Room 540 – w/ Liz Stringer

Saturday Feb 22nd
2-3pm – AUSCAN Music Spotlight Showcases – Ambassadors Room, 5th Floor – w/ Dave Gunning, Gabrielle Papillon, Ian Sherwood
3-3.50pm – Folk Music Canada – Room 534 w/ Del Barber, Sam Baker & Jay Aybar
7.30-8pm – OFFICIAL SHOWCASE – Brookside
10.30-11.15pm – House of Romanoff – Room 720 w/ Kim Richey, Mel Parsons & Bella Hardy
11.30-12pm – Access Film Music BLUE – Room 655 w/ The Mae Trio & Mel Parsons
12.30am – Red Beet Records Room – Room 748

London, Celtic Connections, Canada with OML and Folk Alliance #international

2014 has kicked off with an incredible run of international travel and amazing shows. It all began at Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland, Australia where the band and I played some cracking shows in the blistering heat before seeing in the new year at one of the worlds best festivals.

I then had a few weeks off before traveling back to LA to drop some gear off, just in time to go to the airport and fly to London. We sold out my first ever London show at the Green Note, and then went to Glasgow for Celtic Connections where I played in front of 2000 people supporting Mary Chapin Carpenter. Celtic Connections brings in amazing bands from all over the world, and I got to spend a few days with new friends The Stray Birds, and even got up for a song at their house concert in Edinburgh. See the video HERE

After a few days in New York, I arrived in Halifax to begin another tour with Old Man Luedecke, this time in the heart of the Canadian winter after our very warm summer tour of Australia in October/November. We play 25 dates around the country, and in between I jump to Folk Alliance International for a wild ride of 14 shows in 3 days with lots of friends, including The Stray Birds and Liz Stringer from back in Melbourne.

Here is a photo that captures some of the madness of the last few months!

US & Canadian Tour

I’m currently on my North American tour, playing 14 shows in the US and Canada. Below are the dates and a pic of Clare and I at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York!

In Canada I will be joining one of Canada’s finest folk bands Belle Starr! THANKS TO AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS & the Australian Government for their incredible support with making this tour happen!

Sep 25- Berkeley, CA – Freight & Salvage

Sep 28- New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall

Sep 30- Nashville, TN – The Basement

Oct 2- Moncton NB – Plan B w/ Belle Starr

Oct 3- Fredericton NB – Cedar Tree Cafe w/ Belle Starr

Oct 4- Charlottetown PEI – The Mack w/ Belle Starr

Oct 5- Pictou NS – DeCoste Centre – Murray Room w/ Belle Starr

Oct 6- Halifax NS – The Carleton w/ Belle Starr

Oct 9- London, ON – London Music Club w/ Belle Starr

Oct 10- Guelph, ON – The Bookshelf E-Bar w/ Belle Starr

Oct 11- Toronto, ON – The Dakota w/ Belle Starr

Oct 12- Burnstown, ON – Neat Coffee Shop w/ Belle Starr

Oct 13- Wakefield, QC – The Blacksheep Inn w/ Belle Starr

Oct 16- Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe