Down the Road

Previous events

Jul1

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.

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!

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.

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.) https://www.westernfolklife.org/event-calendar/2022/6/14/ken-waldman

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

May17

Alaska Live

KUAC Radio/TV, Fairbanks AK

I'm not sure when it'll be airing but amid my time at 10th Planet Studios and my CD making--and my Wednesday public event at Noel Wien Library, I'll be dropping in to see Lori Neufeld to talk about the new book, and other matters, and of course to play some tunes, including Fairbanks Cabin Waltz. If it's aired later, I'll let you know! Maybe I'll have someone come by and join me. It'll be fun, and surprising, including for me.

May14

Anchorage Folk Festival

Cuddy Family Park, Anchorage AK

The 33rd annual festival is its first outdoor spring festival--traditionally it's over two weekends in late January. I'll be doing a short 4 pm Ken Waldman & The Wild Ones set with an accompanist, or two, or more to give a taste of my Sunday, June 5 Folk Festival sponsored show. Definitely looking forward to it, and looking to see friends old and new.

May7

Juneau show and celebration

McPhetres Hall, Juneau AK

We'll see who shows up--expect music-making with friends, plus enough storytelling/[poetry/performance to keep the evening moving. BYOB. The novel, Now Entering Alaska Time was started in Juneau, finished in Juneau, written mostly in Juneau, and is partially set in Juneau. It'll be a time to socialize (and buy a book or two).