Down the Road

Previous events


Word of South Festival

Tallahassee FL

Happy to return to Tallahassee, and even happier to be at this great festival with my new book. I'll be joined by Steve Hodges on the Unplugged stage on Sunday afternoon, but I'll be around all weekend.


Arnaudville show

Tom's Fiddle & Bow, Arnaudville

I'll be joined by the very fine Hogie Siebert for a rare Acadiana appearance. $10 suggested donation; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.


Ken Waldman and the Wild Men

The ArtsCenter, Carrboro NC

Five-day residency concludes with roots music variety show where I'll be joined by three wonderful North Carolina old-time musicians: Riley Baugus, Cary Moskovitz, and Adam Tanner. Great line-up! More details as I have them.


Ken Waldman solo show

The ArtsCenter, Carrboro

I'll be reading poems, reciting poems, telling stories, playing fiddle, and otherwise entertain and educate. This will be an extra-special event--I'll get to do pieces that I definitely won't be doing during the Friday night concert.


Carrboro writing workshop

The ArtsCenter, Carrboro

Free writing workshop: Four Writing Prompts: Beginning Four New Stories or Poems.

This is my most popular workshop and is appropriate for writers of all experience. Don't all writers want to get started on new pieces (and meet a few more writers in the process)?



Tampa FL

Happy to be returning to this gargantuan conference, and with the second book in the series.


MIlledgeville show

This will be part of the first Friday art walk in town. I'll be telling stories, playing fiddle tunes, reciting a few poems, and celebrating the 22nd anniversary of my March 2, 1996 plane crash.


Ken Waldman with Willi Carlisle Goehring

Prospero's, Kansas City

Ken Waldman has the fiddle. the stories, poems (including the Trump Sonnets). Willi Carlisle Goehring will be bringing instruments, songs, stories, and poems himself. Expect fun, inspiration, surprises.


Folk Alliance

Kansas City

I'll know more in a few weeks or months exactly what all I'll be doing there. I expect to have some fun.


From Manhattan to Moose Pass

Don't Tell Mama, Manhattan, NY

Another great roots music variety show coming for APAP attendees:

Ken Waldman; Kristin Andreassen; Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons; Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards; Nate the Great & Brian Vollmer; The Early Mays; Ryan Drickey and Utvandrarna; The Lily Henley Band


From Red Hook to the Real Alaska

Jalopy, Brooklyn NY

Another great line-up as we prepare for APAP conference and Friday night in Manhattan. Roots music variety:

8 pm: Ken Waldman (Ken's Class Party plus Ken Waldman & The Wild Men) 8:30: Kristin Andreassen 8:45: Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons 9:00: Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards 9:15: Nate the Great & Brian Vollmer 9:30: The Early Mays 9:45: Ryan Drickey and Utvandrarna 10: 00: The Lily Henley Band 10:15: Ken Waldman & The Secret Visitors


Donald Trump is My Muse: Upper West Side Manhattan show

Theater at Blessed Sacrament, 152 W. 71st Street, New York, NY

Trump-inspired evening of music, poetry, and storytelling, which also celebrates the release of Trump Sonnets, Volume 2. I'll be joined by multi-instrumentalist, Tom Bailey. The evening promises to be full of fun, inspiration, and surprises. for reservations or information. Or call 212-579-0528


DC-area book release and concert

School of Musical Traditions, Rockville MD

Not only will I be celebrating the release of Trump Sonnets, Volume 2, but it'll be a concert, and we'll be previewing the show, Donald Trump is My Muse. You want satire? Yes, we have satire. Washington Independent Review of Books calls the project, "Funny and Smart."


Floyd set

Floyd Country Store, Floyd VA

I'll be doing a 2 pm set for that Saturday's Americana afternoon series. Perfect way to break up that day's drive from Asheville to Washington DC.


Asheville Bookstore event

Firestorm Books, Asheville

Well, actually it'll be West Asheville. I'll be at this fine bookstore where I'll have a musician friend or two join me to celebrate the official release date of Trump Sonnets, Volume 2.