MIDWEST // NORTHWEST // TEXAS // WISCONSIN
MIDWEST - In December we'll finish the year on the road back home in our native Midwest with shows at the Ninth Ward in Buffalo, NY (11/30); Hugh's Room in Toronto, ON (12/1); the Tip Top Deluxe in Grand Rapids, MI (12/2); The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI (12/3) City Winery Chicago(12/4); High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI (12/7); Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis MN (12/8); Three Springs Barn in Lancaster WI (12/9), and Anodyne in Milwaukee, WI (12/10); Boston songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dietrich Strause opens Madison, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee. Our friends in the Minneapolis duo Dusty Heart - whose recent single 'Timbre and Trail' Billy and I played on (though unfortunately our part in the music video did not survive the editing process, a shame as Billy's Viking horns ruined a perfectly good stocking cap) open Chicago. Get your tickets now, send the links around to your insurance agent, or perhaps your broker.
NORTHWEST - In January we're mainly trying to lay low but I managed to confirm a show at The Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, Oregon in a fit of absence of mind.
TEXAS - In the first week of February we'll make a short tour of Louisiana and Texas for the first time in a number of years, with shows at the Dyson Listening Room in Baton Rouge (2/1), McGonigel's Mucky Duck in Houston (2/2), Strange Brew in Austin (2/3) the Sundown at Granada in Dallas (2/4). I don't play Texas much but I know the music like Johnny Cash knew his mother's hymn book.
WISCONSIN - In April we have three shows already on the books in the home state, one at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls (4/6), one at the Mineral Point Opera House in Mineral Point (4/7), and one at the Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake (4/8), a venue which is perhaps 85-95% less punk rock than it sounds. Secure tickets now.
That about covers it. If like me you consider books, blankets, booze, records, and guitars the only really suitable gifts, I'd like to point out that certain of these things are available here, while certain other of them are available here. That's all we need to say about that.