Beginning with BC (though AFTER Christ)

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Heading off in an couple of hours to the annual family get-away at the lake– no internet, no electricity, no cell phone service. Pulled an all niter to get my ducks in a row to be able to get away…video shoot in the works, live album, it’s all very exciting…hard to plan with duck calls only, however.

So, after the duck calls and fishing I emerge back into civilization to play a few shows in BC, beginning in Enderby, where a few of my family members may join me on stage– after 5 straight days of campfire jamming I’m sure we’ll have come up with more than enough material to keep the folks entertained. And then there is always the late night bowling at Lorenzo’s…

Next, my most favorite people in Kelowna, Abbi and Sabine, are hosting me and David at Sabine’s famed Salon series– can’t wait to see familiar faces in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, with 2 of the most beautiful people in the world– and Sabine a world class painter to boot. Can’t wait!

Then, back by popular demand to play a garden party in Salmon Arm– so fun last year they decided to make it an annual event, and I have no qualms with that whatsover.

Next, nestled in the Kootenays I play Rossland, the Old Firehall, where I played last year with T.Nile. Another paradisical (is that a word?) spot.

Then: America…. I will venture solo to Seattle, land of many a cell phone and blackberry, and play at a pub there, thanks to a connection made in Texas this past winter. Space needle here I come.

After that I will make my way back to my home and native land and record and play in Calgary, show TBA for August 11 in that fine city.

And then to Bellingham (which when I was a kid I thought was Bethlehem) to play the greatest peanut bar on earth, the Green Frog.

So, there’s my string of things in the next 3 weeks. Show details are below. Hope some of you can make it out!

Please be impressed that it is 4:45 am and I am still forming sentences! Or at least they seem so from here. Paradisically like.

Date: July 30, 2009 Venue: Lorenzo’s Cafe, Address: Enderby, BC, CAN Description: solo with special guests, 8 pm, $10

Date: July 31, 2009 Venue: Sabine’s Salon Address: 373 Okaview Rd., Kelowna, BC, CAN Description: with David Aide, 7 pm, seating is limited, phone 250… or email

Date: August 2, 2009 Venue: House Concert Address: Salmon Arm, BC, CAN Description: solo, for details email

Date: August 6, 2009 Venue: Old Fire Hall Address: Rossland, BC, CAN Description: solo

Date: August 8, 2009 Venue: Egans’, Address: Seattle, WA, USA Description: solo

Date: August 20, 2009 Venue: Green Frog, Address: 902 N State St, Bellingham, WA, USA Description: solo, 9 pm start


Next I re-join Agent Beard for a continuation of our Double Agent Tour, which begins in Vancouver, and ends up in Winnipeg about a month later. Somehow our Top Secret shows always seem to be leaked and everyone finds out about them. Always very strange.

Here are the dates– one or 2 may still be added– and announced in Top Secret Fashion, of course:

Date: August 23, 2009 Venue: The Railway Club Address: Vancouver, BC, CAN Description: solo, opening act Matt Epp

NOTE: this date has been changed from Aug 30 Date: August 25, 2009 Venue: Hermann’s Jazz Club Address: Victoria, BC, CAN Description: double bill with Matt Epp

Date: August 27, 2009 Venue: Joe’s Garage Address: Courtenay, BC, CAN Description: double bill with Matt Epp

Date: August 29, 2009 Venue: house concert Address: Salt Spring Island, BC, CAN Description: double bill with Matt Epp, for details contact

Date: August 30, 2009 Venue: Duncan Garage Showroom Address: Duncan, BC, CAN Description: double bill with Matt Epp

Date: September 2, 2009 Venue: Breeze Osoyoos Bar and Grill Address: Osoyoos, BC, CAN Description: double bill with Matt Epp

Date: September 4, 2009, TBC Venue: The Slice Bar and Grill Address: Lethbridge, AB, CAN Description: double bill with Matt Epp

Date: September 5, 2009 Venue: private show Address: Edmonton, AB, CAN Description: email for details

Date: September 11, 2009 Communitea Cafe, Address: #17, 1001 6th Ave, Canmore, AB, CAN Description: double bill with Matt Epp, tix $12, 8 pm

Date: September 12, 2009 Venue: Twin Butte General Store Address: Twin Butte, AB, CAN Description: double bill with Matt Epp

Date: September 15, 2009 Venue: House Concert Address: TBA, Saskatoon, SK, CAN Description: double bill with Matt Epp, details TBA

Date: September 18-19, 2009 Venue: the Cyrk Address: Winnipeg, MB, CAN Description: Leonard Cohen Festival, for details visit


Returning to Germany for a 3rd time, but first going to Groningen, Holland for a couple of shows– this is the town where my Dad was born, and I have never been there before; all this was instigated by a second cousin whom I’ve never met! I already have strict instructions from my Dad to stand in front of a certain row of row houses and get my photo taken. Should be fun. Maybe I’ll wade in a canal or 2.

Then I join my German agent, Henning, for a fabulous tour he has put together of the German countryside.

Dates are:

Date: September 26, 2009 Venue: “Cafe Martini” radio program Address: Description: interview and live performance, 16:30 – 17:15

Date: September 27, 2009 Venue: de Englestede, Address: 9723 ER, Groningen, NL Description: solo concert

Date: September 28, 2009 Venue: Radio Bremen, Address: Bremen, DE Description: solo

Date: October 1, 2009 Venue: Landschulheim (LSH), Address: Holzminden, DE Description: solo

Date: October 2, 2009 Venue: Kiste, Address: Stuttgart, DE Description: solo

Date: October 3, 2009 Venue: Kofferfabrik, Address: Fürth, DE Description: solo

Date: October 4, 2009 Venue: Blues Bar, Address: Bamberg, DE Description: solo

Date: October 6, 2009 Venue: Cafe Vinyl, Address: Wetzlar, DE Description: solo

Date: October 7, 2009 Venue: Erbse, Address: Dillenburg, DE Description: solo

Date: October 9, 2009 Venue: Variete Chat Noir, Address: Trier, DE Description: solo

Date: October 10, 2009 Venue: Studio Wallhalla, Address: Wiesbaden, DE Description: solo


LOTS more news coming soon! I in theory can’t wait to tell you about it, but now I must finish packing.

Stay tuned! video, photos, dance, live album, more shows, Aus tour.

Good Morning!

–AV Headquarters

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