Down the Road

Previous events


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.


Austin bookstore event

Malvern Books, Austin TX

This will be an evening with three writers and a songwriter. I'll have the new Trump Sonnets, Volume 2--so new it won't be officially out for another two weeks.


Kansas City bookstore event

Prospero's, Kansas City

Preview of Trump Sonnets, Volume 2, which will be officially released in early 2018, plus Trump Sonnets, Volume 1. Plus there will be fiddling, other poems, stories, and a special guest or two. A perfect Halloween show!


House Concert at John Parker's Church

Missoula MT

I'm looking forward to returning to Missoula and having some fun at John Parker's, which sounds like a blast. I expect a rotating cast of excellent local accompanists.


Bookfair at Cascadia Poetry Festival--SPLAB

Washington State History Museum, Tacoma WA

I'll be extending my Tacoma stay by hanging out at this poetry festival for a few days and participating in this small press bookfair as well as a few other events. It hearkens back to when I started touring and took part in the bookfair they used to have at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival.


Arts Northwest Conference

Tacoma WA

I've registered and paid, so will definitely be there from October 9-12 Looking forward to this.


Reno event(s)

University of Nevada-Reno

I'll be doing something through the honors program on campus, plus am still waiting to hear about additional events in the community.


Trinity County Arts Council event

Weaverville CA

Still ironing out final details for workshop and event in conjunction with the arts council's Arts in Action Festival. I expect there will be a workshop and a show.


Del Norte County workshop and show

Del Norte Reads and Del Norte County Library, Crescent City CA

5:15 writing workshop at Del Norte Reads space and then a 7 pm event at the public library. Thanks, too, the sponsors: Del Norte Reads, Del Norte Association of Cultural Awareness, and Poets & Writers. Earlier in the day I'll be visiting the local high school.


Portland area program

Springdale Job Corps

I'll be doing a performance/talk, then leading a writing workshop for interested attendees.