Yet More Trouble with Poets

Happy New Year, o Gentle Reader. The nebula known as David Bowie has gone
supernova and will be a brightness in the night sky for the rest of our
lives. He was a gift — now it’s up to us to wrestle with the strangeness
and beauty of our little lives. I’m working on so many things right now- a
book, several recording projects, the next song, the next breath.

Beyond that, I’m doing what I always do: playing shows in the Midwest, East
Coast, and West Coast, then heading to Europe for a long run of shows with
my pal John Statz. And as ever, writing songs, brewing coffee, reading
poems, writing poems. Shoveling snow. Drying dishes. Wearing hats.

Life is beautiful. Have a kind word for someone who needs it.

Fri 1/29 Stoughton Opera House SOLD OUT Stoughton, WI

Sat 1/30 Peter, Paul & Willy @ Schauer Arts Center Hartford, WI

Fri 2/5 Door County Fire Company Sturgeon
Bay, WI

Thu 2/18 World Cafe Live
Philadelphia, PA

Fri 2/19 Silk Mill Harmony
Hawley, PA

Sat 2/20 New Moon Coffeehouse
Haverill, MA

Sun 2/21 The Vanilla Bean
Pomfret, CT

Wed 2/24 Big Rapids Festival of the Arts Big
Rapids, MI

Fri 2/26 Mendehlsson Peforming Arts Center
Rockford, IL

Fri 3/18 Ginkgo Coffeehouse
Minneapolis, MN

Sat 3/19 Muiderman Theater
Thompson, ND

Sun 3/20 Hawks Inn
Delafield, WI

Thu 4/7 Triple Door
Seattle, WA

Fri 4/8 Alberta Rose Theater
Portland, OR

Sat 4/9 Words and Music
Vaughn, WA

Thu 4/14 Blue Rock Studios
Wimberly, TX

Sun 4/17 Cite Des Artes
Lafayette, LA

Wed 4/20 Cafe de Loge
Ghent, Belgium

Thu 4/21 Kulturcafe Lichtung
Cologne, Germany

Sat 4/23 Berlin Guitars Concert
Berlin, Germany

Sun 4/24 Music Star
Norderstedt, Germany

Mon 4/25 Singers & Players
Oldenburg, Germany

Tue 4/26 Q Bus
Leiden, Netherlands

Thu 4/28 Musemix Concerts Den Haag,

Sat 4/30 Rhythm & Bluesnight Festival Groningen, Netherlands

Full Calendar at, where you can sign up to track me on
Bandsintown. Also, you can read blog posts and see photos at my Facebook
page. I’m really enjoying posting photos on Instagram, and mostly putting
up succinct quotes from old souls Twitter. There are links somewhere on
this very screen.

Also, there is plenty of fine merch at the store on my web page. CDs, Vinyl
LPs, T-shirts, hoodies, and double-walled steel coffee mugs, like the one
I’m drinking coffee from at this very moment.

If you haven’t yet “Liked” me on Facebook, you should do so, because pretty
soon someone will ootch me up over the 12,000 Likes mark, at which point I
become a high Thetan and can be many places at once.

Oh, wait. That’s Scientology. Um…nevermind.

May you be well. May you be happy. May you be free from suffering.