Down the Road

Jun5

special Anchorage show

Anchorage Museum, Anchorage AK

This will be a fundraiser for Anchorage Folk Festival, the sponsor. We'll see who all will be joining me. Expect another round of high-energy string-band music with stories and poems. And it's all because of that Now Entering Alaska Time novel. More? Check out the link here: https://myalaskatix.com/events/ken-waldman-alaskas-fiddling-poet-at-the-anchorage-museum-6-5-2022

Jun10

House Concert

April and Eliana's, Tacoma WA

My friends, April and Eliana, mother and daughter, are hosting me at their house in Tacoma: bring instruments and a dish to share. Information? Drop a note, and I'll pass on contact information.

Jun14

Nevada show

Western Folklife Center, Elko NV

Happy to return to the Western Folklife Center, this time with the new book. Stories, poems, fiddle tunes, and I'm hopeful it'll be like last time so Ken Harriman can join me on guitar. (Just stopped in Elko in mid April where I learned this show will also be livestreamed--anybody with an internet connection can attend.)

Jun17

Colorado bookstore programs

Salida Books, Salida CO

What's between Moab and Houston? A whole lot of great places, including Salida. I'll be cruising through with the new book and fiddle amid the big FIBArk weekend activities. (I was passing through Salida mid April after my CSU-Pueblo date--enough time to set this up and stop by community radio station KHEN where I left a few CDs for airplay, and a bunch of books for their spring pledge drive). A Salida music friend, Andrea Earley Coen, will be joining me for some twin fiddling and more. I expect to be doing bookstore events in Salida on Friday and Saturday both--kids' show, general show, and more.

Jun23

San Antonio reading

Gemini Ink, San Antonio TX

I'll be joining forces with Jim LaVilla-Havelin; we'll both be celebrating new books. Of course there will be music, stories, and poems.

Jun29

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!

Aug11

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.

Mar4

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.

Mar8

AWP Conference

Seattle Convention Center, Seattle WA

It'll be a Northwest and Alaska year at AWP. I look forward to it, and seeing friends who didn't make San Antonio pre-pandemic, and Philadelphia as we strive to enter endemic times.