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On Friday the 13th, November 1970, I was born at the Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina, probably the biggest military town in the country. Fort Bragg alone covers 250 square miles, and the used car dealerships and titty bars are like stars in the sky, grains of sand on the beach. The ground is sandy and the woods are open and piney, with tall loblollies, jack oaks, and the longleaf pine.
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Happy Mothers Day
I was on the run from the law once, for about three months. By the end of it, I had rented an apartment, set up utilities, gotten a job, and acquired emergency medical services under an invented identity. The US Navy and the police were looking for me, but they didn’t find me. My mother found me. The FBI should have a Mother Division. And the TSA, too. An experienced mother could stand at security checkpoints and look people over. “That one is up to no good,” she would say, and she’d be right. Suspected terrorists would be subjected to... more…
I’m selling out.
This weekend was astounding. You gave me so much. Three sold out nights in a row. Three gifts for Rowan from people who’ve never met him. Three nights with Chris Bartoš on my right side turning the sonic camera on my lyrics. Three thousand dollars to take home to my family. What I really want now is to sell every last ticket for Hugh’s Room on Wednesday night. Hugh’s Room is Toronto’s perfect listening room with great sound, amphitheater views, table seating, a menu and a full bar. Toronto Life called it “a Canadian version of Austin City Limits.” Chris... more…
tour dates February-March 2013
Saturday, February 16, 7:30pm Sippin’ Lizzard Coffee House Greater Flint Arts Council Gallery 816 South Saginaw Street Flint, MI 48503 firstname.lastname@example.org www.flintfolkmusic.org and the rest of the tour… Sunday, February 17, 7pm Salt of the Earth 114 East Main Street Fennville, MI 49408 www.saltoftheearthfennville.com 269-561-7258, email@example.com Saturday, February 23, 8pm Abbott Hall 714B Addington Street Tamworth, ON L0K 3G0 firstname.lastname@example.org, (613)379-2808 w/ Catherine MacLellan, www.catherinemaclellan.com/ Friday, March 1, 8pm Folkway Music 163 Suffolk Street West Guelph, ON N1H 2J7 email@example.com, (519)763-5524 www.folkwaymusic.com Saturday, March 2, 8pm House Concert Sudbury, ON firstname.lastname@example.org, (705)920-4753 Sunday, March 3 House Concert Hamilton, ON -SOLD... more…