Down the Road


Acadiana bookstore gig!

Beausoleil Books, Lafayette LA

Downtown Lafayette, I'll be in the very cool Beausoleil Books bookstore--and folks can bring in beverage and food from the next door Whisper Room. My first public event in Acadiana in awhile. There's not only Now Entering Alaska Time to have on hand, but I'll have The Writing Party, which was almost totally written in Breaux Bridge, and Sports Page, and more. Of course there will be some fiddling. Perhaps a few special musical guests. We'll see!


Florida Happy Hour gig

Blue Tavern, Tallahassee FL

This is not just any Happy Hour gig. I'll be playing with wonderful guitarist and mandolin player, Steve Hodges, who I last joined forces with at 2021 Word of South Festival. We'll play tunes, probably bust out a twin mandolin piece at some point, and otherwise kick off the long holiday weekend. I'll have my new novel too! Really looking forward to being back in Tallahassee.


Toad Suck Review reading


Back to Zoom. I'm part of a way-cool anthology and will be reading for about 10 minutes with several other fantastic writers. More news about this as I have it. You can check it out from anywhere!


Canadian Fringe Festival

Edmonton, AB

Postponed in 2020 and 2021, we'll see how it goes for 2022. I made it through the lottery, so we'll see! Dates are August 11-21. My show: Portrait of an Artist as Santa Claus (the Post-Trump Edition). Originally I was going to do my Trump Sonnets or How I've Taken on Donald Trump (and Won), but times have changed. I sure look forward to spending time in Edmonton, where I've never been.


Songbag Concert Series

Carl Sandburg State Historic Park, Galesburg IL

I'll be solo, and it gives me an excuse to share my Carl Sandburg poem, my Robin Metz poem (long-time Knox College professor who passed away a couple of years ago and who wrote the foreword to my Are You Famous? memoir), something or other from my September 11 suite of poems, and of course take out the fiddle and mandolin. Looking forward to being back in Galesburg. I think it's the first time in a decade.


Stage Door Series

Columbia Theatre, Longview WA

I'll have an accompanist or two for a Ken Waldman & The Wild Ones show, a Stage Door series offering at the historic Columbia Theatre in Longview. Guaranteed: not only a stellar accompanist or two, but lots of fun, inspiration, and surprises.