the next month's dates abroad

Hi all,

I'm off to Portland and Seattle in the morning, for Pickathon and the Tractor respectively. With me will be a splendor-covered group of megapickers: Robbie Gjersoe, Aaron Till, Chris Scruggs, and, for Pickathon only, Don Stiernberg.

Then it's off to the UK for a series of dates with the Mekons or something very much like the Mekons. The Semi-kons: Jon, Sally, Rico, Susie, Lu, and myself. A dream on shaky legs. Because I'm not sure the tour page format will allow for European phone numbers and other Mek-oddities, I'll give the pertinent data here and hope for the best:

Aug 5 - London, 12 Bar Club (me and Jon just us two)

Aug 7 - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Aug 8 - Glasgow, Admiral Bar (a solo show, just me, no kons)

Aug 9 - Inverness, Tartan Heart Festival, Belladrum

Aug 14 -  Skye, Aros Center

Aug 15 - Cromarty, Victoria Hall

Aug 16 - Stromness/Orkney Isles, Stromness Community Center and Town Hall

Aug 17 - Hoy/Orkney Isles, Gable End Theater

Aug 18 - Strathpeffer, house party

Aug 19 - Dundee, Clarks on Lindsay Street

On the days off in the middle I guess we're making a record, out in the middle of a peat bog, with Dame Wendy Hiller producing...

Then it's "begone Mekons!" and on to Norway, where I'll play just me:

Aug 21 - Oslo, Buckley's

Aug 22 - Ringebu

Aug 23 - Trondheim

Aug 24 - Bergen

Aug 25 - Halden, Siste Reis Pub

I'll update that with venue information when I can. Then it's onto Sweden, still just ole lonesome me:

Aug 27 - Sandviken

Aug 28 - Umea

Aug 29 - Alvekarleby

Aug 31 - Pitea

Sept 1 - Soraker

Shows are still being added in that hospitable (unless you're poor and Muslim) nation.

After that, I'm coming home for some more shows, which I'm putting on the usual tour page (sidebar right) even as you read these words...