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EP 200 | Joni Mitchell From The Archives

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Episode #200 – it’s a blur but I think captures what the times were like during a pandemic. The role that music played in getting people through.

Joni and I shared a band house in Regina. For 10 days.  Maybe 1966.

Then we reconnected when I hosted the first Greenpeace concert that Joni headlined in Vancouver. We would cross paths much later at The Last Waltz.

Joni Mitchell – MuchMusic Interview from Nathan Delphini on Vimeo.

This is a video interview I can’t remember doing. I also had forgotten the Greenpeace concert for some bizarre reason.

She talks about  The Last Waltz, being incorrectly painted as a Canadian ex-pat in LA,  the effect her songs have on people, the changing of “the old guard” at the Last Waltz, and how she wasn’t ready to retire.

We cover a lot of subjects and her music history.

How she calls her songs “her babies” and that it’s part of female nurturing

She waxes about Dylan, Steely Dan and answers the question do we know her as well as we think we do? Joni speaks out strongly on Indian rights!!

Backstage at Los Angeles Fashion Week FW/19 Powered by Art Hearts Fashion at The Majestic Downtown on March 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Neither one of us mention an album or name a song.  So I’m not exactly sure when this was recorded. But I’m thinking 1982???

I mention she’s on a speaking tour and Joni talks about organizing a date with  Sting,  Peter Gabriel, Bryan Adams that speaks of The Human Rights Concerts (Live in New Jersey). That first concert was in 1986..so let’s call this interview mid-80s.

The time of

82’s Wild Things Run Fast

86’s Dog Eat Dog

88’s Chalk mark in a rainstorm

Being influenced by Steely Dan, Thomas Dolby, Willie Nelson, and Peter Gabriel.

It’s the perfect interview to celebrate Podcast 200.

(Thank You Elliott Garnier and Corey Wood for getting me there)

God Bless Joni Mitchell

March 26th, 2022 – New look to Monte Creek & Remembering The Science of Wine

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New look to Monte Creek & Remembering The Science of Wine

 

THE SHOW

 Galen Barnhardt  Winemaker Monte Creek (Kamloops)

Galen Barnhardt

 Monte Creek Winery is situated just outside Kamloops on a 1,200-acre property, with 75 acres of grapes planted in the Thompson Valley, plus 40 planted acres in the Similkameen Valley.

With a focus on sustainable and regenerative farming, the wines made at Monte Creek Winery are a celebration of the purpose and place.

📷: @MKuhnPhoto

Monte Creek Winery has been open to the public since June 2015. They practice organic farming methods at every opportunity, an important decision that has everything to do with the livestock they raise and their proximity to the river.

Monte Creek Winery is made up of 75 acres of vines planted at two estates vineyards, Monte Creek and Lion’s Head.

 

The new-look label series include  –

Ancient Waters

The Ancient Waters series refers to the historical geological events that formed the land and prized soils. The first release under this new label is the 2019 Ancient Waters Chardonnay,  Platinum at the 2021 WineAlign Awards, Double Gold at the 2021 All Canadian Wine Championships, and 90 Points from the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards.

Monte Creek AWS_Chardonnay

Other wines to look out for in this series are Riesling, Rosé, and Pinot Noir.

Living Land

The 2020 Living Land Rosé and 2020 Living Land Sparkling Rosé are current examples from this series. The Rosé was awarded a Double Gold at the 2021 All Canadian Wine Championships and the Sparkling Rosé Gold at the 2021 BC Lieutenant Governor’s Awards. The Living Land series also features La Crescent, Chardonnay, Sparkling, Rosé, Piquette, Pinot Noir, Foch, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Merlot.

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Pioneer series

The Pioneer series includes the popular Hands Up White and Hands Up Red blends.

Galen takes us through these new releases and more

2019 Ancient Waters Chardonnay ($24.99)Dec 7 2019)

Go for the oak. Stay for the long finish

2020 Living Land Pinot Noir ($24.99)

Herbs. Pepper. Rich ripe berries.

2020 Living Land Riesling ($21.99)

Lime & Green apple notes. Granny Smith in the mouth


www.montecreek.com

The Science of Wine – From the Archives (Dec 7, 2019)

 It was such a great idea.

Mission Hill management asked their family of winemakers

to gather at Science World in Vancouver to discuss and debate The Science of Wine. Followed by a pour, of course!

It’s not near as glamorous as talking about nose or palate but for winemakers, it’s the core of what they do. Usually by themselves in a cold unglamorous room.

Getting the science of wine right can make an OK wine come alive and be a judgment winner.

It was a great night.  A sold-out Science World with wine fans dressed to impress. Best of all, the night raised much-needed funds for the building.

Three of the winemakers are still with their wineries.

And we’ve invited them to repeat their thoughts.

 

Taylor Whelan – Cedar Creek (East Kelowna)

Phil McCann – Checkmate (Oliver)

Shane Munn – Martins Lane (East Kelowna)

 

Have a listen. I swear it will make your wines taste better.

Really enjoyed the dialogue between Taylor and Phil

Phil is the guy with the down-under accent.

 

www.checkmatewinery.com

www.cedarcreek.bc.ca

www.martinslanewinery.com

 

 

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

 

Sponsorthon

-The Hatch

-Hillside

-MoonCurser

-Unsworth

Modest Wines

Mt Boucherie

 

March 19th, 2022 Mark Hopley WM  Hester Creek/Elan Morris GM Okanagan Wine Festivals  

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Mark Hopley WM  Hester Creek/Elan Morris GM Okanagan Wine Festivals

 

THE SHOW

 Every Spring is a like a gift. If you’re any kind of a wine fan, this Spring is going to be something special.

You can expect wineries all over BC to be proudly releasing their Spring wines.

For the wine fan, after  two years of lockdown,  we can’t wait to get out, visit the wineries, go to wine festivals and discover our next new wine.

With that in mind our two guests are primed and ready.

Mark Hopley Winemaker at Hester Creek (Golden Mile)

Elan Morris GM of The Okanagan Wine Festival Society (Kelowna)

 

Welcome to Tasting Room Radio – Spring 2022

Mark Hopley  – Winemaker Hester Creek (Golden Mile)

Mark Hopley

Hester Creek Estates is celebrating its 54th year of winemaking.  One of the originals.

Winemaker Mark Hopley has been waiting almost 6 months to release many of his Spring releases. That takes us back to harvest last Fall and 6 months in tank, barrel and bottle.  What a wonderful line-up.

Hester Creek

2021 Pinot Blanc – as predicted, it’s finding its place in our hearts and fridge. $17.99

2021 Pinot Gris – at the BC LDB, online, select grocery stores and private liquor stores, as well as in Alberta; $17.99 plus tax

2021 Pinot Gris Viognier – at Save-On-Foods; $19.99 plus tax

2021 Old Vine Trebbiano – at the Winery and online; $23.99  (Hello Joe)

The 2019 vintage  of The Judge will be available this summer.  We passionately discuss. $45.99 –  6 pack available.

 

Also some  discussion about the fine red blend Garland.

Also of note, with most of the COVID-19 restrictions now lifted Hester Creek Estate is back to offering many of their guest experiences: Tasting Room is open daily for tours and tastings.

As well,  the  Terrafina Restaurant and Villa accommodations are available for bookings. And they have resumed their  popular cooking classes at the winery.

www.hestercreek.com

Elan Morris – General Manager Okanagan Wine Festival Society

Elan Morris

 Elan returns with welcome news of the 26th Spring Okanagan Wine Festival.  May 5-15

70 events in 10 days.

Highlights include

Valley First Spring Wine Tastings – 130 wines from 35 wineries. (May 7)

From Cellars to Classics – classic wines and music (May 12)

Blush and Bubbles – A new event featuring  a happy choice of Rose and Sparkling Wines. (May 15)

Elan brings lots of information and stories. Have a listen and make your plans before the tickets are gone, gone, gone!

 

 

www.thewinefestivals.com

 

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

Top Drop 2022

Spring Releases

Monte Creek

Sponsor Fest

-Unsworth

-Hillside

-JPCustoms (Hatch)

-Moon Curser

 

 

EP 199 | Shawn Edwards – 2022 Critics Choice Awards

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Shawn Edwards.

Film Critic. Entertainment Journalist. (WDAS Kansas City).  Creator. Producer. On the board of the Critics Choice Assn in LA.

Producer of A Celebration of Black Cinema. Currently shaping The Black Movie Hall of Fame in Kansas City.

Shawn returns to share a recap of the 2022 Critics Choice Awards last Sunday (in LA and London)

How those winning might affect The Oscars.

Plus The Super Awards winners.

We deep dive into

The Power of the Dog

King Richard

Tammy Faye

Jane Campion – Director

Halle Berry

Ted Lasso

We welcome back to the MulliganStew Podcast #199  Shawn Edwards.

NEXT WEEK – Joni Mitchell

EP 198 | Remembering Solomon Burke- Never before played interview

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Moving is never “fun” but along the way (if you’re lucky) you find little treasures.

During our latest move, I found boxes and cases with interviews.

It got me to thinking – where is that Solomon Burke Interview?

We had talked at the Edmonton Folk Festival several years earlier and in 2010 when he was releasing a new album Nothing’s Impossible.

Produced by Willie Mitchell in Memphis. Same Studio, producer, musicians as Rev Al Green!

We had a great chat and off he went – passing away weeks later as he passed through Amsterdam’s airport.

I simply couldn’t find the heart to go back and listen to the interview. Every time I heard the first words I started to tear up.

So. I walked away from the interview thinking the day will come when I can deal with it.

Well, today’s the day.

Solomon Burke was asked in an interview “are you a gospel/church singer or a blues singer?”..Solomon’s reply was “I’m a soul singer”

He was the first artist to use the phrase.

The man was a preacher, singer, writer, mortician!  When it came to the music business he was not to be messed with.

If you get a chance check out his life story. It’s a wild ride.

Solomon Burke by-the-numbers

Performed 55 years. 38 studio albums. 17 record labels. Grammy winner. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 17 million albums sold.  In 2008 was #89 of Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 greatest singers of all time.

AND Father 21 children and Grandfather of 90 Grandkids.

 

March 12th,2022- Exec Director Harry Hertscheg on 43rd Van Wine Fest plus A visit with  Winemakers Cut

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Exec Director Harry Hertscheg on 43rd Van Wine Fest plus A visit with  Winemakers Cut

 

THE SHOW

 The last time VanWineFest gathered it was early  March of 2020.

Days  after they closed the doors,  the World would be dealt a monumental blow by a global pandemic.

So, here we are two years later. Our lives have been changed in so many ways. Covid 19 has been controlled to such an extent that masks are optional and the 43rd Van Wine Fest will be allowed to open their doors once again.  May 16-22.

101 wineries from 14 countries. 41 of those wineries will be from British Columbia.

 

Happy to say 18 producers from Italy and 14 from the USA.

View the winery list here.

vanwinefest The Goods

. The festival has been named the #1 Food, Wine & Hospitality Event in Canada by New York’s BizBash for seven years running and was named the Best International Wine Festival – North America by LUX Life Magazine

The festival is headquartered at the Vancouver Convention Centre; in addition, restaurants and venues around the city will host winery dinners, lunches, seminars, and wine minglers. The sumptuous Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction, presented by National Bank Private Banking 1859, and benefiting Bard on the Beach, will take place on Tuesday, May 17 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The heart of the festival is the Tasting Room, where all 101 wineries will gather for four International Festival Tastings and two Trade Tastings.

Tickets for the International Festival Tastings are now on sale. Ticket prices range from $109-$129 all in. Festival-goers looking to enjoy a vacation or staycation in Vancouver over the Victoria Day long weekend can get a free Tasting Room ticket if they book a downtown hotel via StayVancouverHotels.com. The promotion is available until May 6, or while supplies last.

For more information about the Vancouver International Wine Festival go to VanWineFest.ca.

 

As always, when we need the complete story on all things Vancouver Wine Festival we find the Executive Director Harry Hertscheg.

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Harry and I did this interview days before the line up was announced. It’s one big Tease.

@vanwinefest

#VIWF

 

VanWineFest.ca.

 

 Michal Mosny.  Co-founder /Winemaker at Winemakers Cut (Oliver)

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Several years ago Jason Priestley and I were sitting in the back of a pick-up truck shooting Hollywood and Vines TV on our way to Nik’Mip Winery.

Watching in Slovakia were winemaker Michal Mosny and his wife Martina.

Michal and Martina Mosny – Winemakers Cut

They liked the vineyards going by and the varietals being grown.

Michal was a cool climate winemaker and he felt at home here.

They moved to the Okanagan, found a vineyard at Deadman Lake south of Oliver and the rest is history.

Now, you can find Winemakers Cut all over the West.

Michal’s been on the show before but I thought it was time to get caught up..

Talking about which of his wines are currently on our shelves and what’s coming this Spring.

Here is their current selection:

FIDELIA – Charmat sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

2020 Gruner Veltliner

2020 Muscat Canelli

 

New Bohemian Wines – released just at the end of 2021

2020 Bohemian Merlot

2020 Bohemian Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 Bohemian Cabernet Franc

2020 Bohemian Petit Verdot – wine club exclusive

2020 Bohemian Tempranillo – wine club exclusive

2020 Bohemian Riesling

 

 

Waiting to be released in April:

2021 Sauvignon Blanc

2021 Rose (100% Cabernet Franc)

2021 Gruner Veltliner

2021 Muscat Canelli

 

www.winemakerscut.ca

 

 

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

Top Drop 2022

Okanagan Wine Festival

Hester Creek – New Spring Whites

Monte Creek – New releases and labels

 

EP 197 | Kevin Hearn-There And Then

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Kevin Hearn has released a stark album called There and Then:  Solo Piano Improvisations.  3 distinct rooms, 3 pianos, and 3 days of playing, each only for 3 hours.
No demos. No rehearsal. No real conversation between himself and producer Mark Howard.
Yes. The same Kevin Hearn who was a member of the Corky and the Juice Pigs Band, bandleader for Lou Reed, and a star member of Bare Naked Ladies.
Kevin worked for years with Gord Downie. Right up until Gord was lost to Cancer.
There and Then honors Gord (Among the Stars) and  Lou (Lou) and Garth Hudson (The Garth Hudson Institute) and the basic elements of great music.

The album cover was painted by Gord’s daughter Willo. Lou Video was directed by Mike Downie.
Rather than paint a word picture I’ve decided to let Kevin tell the tale of how all this came to be.
THIS is an album that will become a balm for the World we all live in.
Well done Kevin and Mark.

March 5th, 2022 – 812 Wines.  20 Platinum. Here’s 5 of the very best 2021 BC Lt. Governors Winners.

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812 Wines.  20 Platinum. Here’s 5 of the very best 2021 BC Lt. Gov Winners.

 

THE SHOW

 The press release said..

A panel of judges from Canada and the US tasted more than 800 wines, and awarded gold, silver, and platinum medals to 90 British Columbian wineries”

I know most of these judges. They cannot be fooled or influenced. They take great pride in getting the winners right.

12 of the 14 judges have been guests on Tasting Room Radio. I pay attention to what they have to say.

On and off the air.

Congratulations to all the wineries and to Tim Pawsey – Winner of the Harry McWatters Award.

There simply wasn’t time to talk to all 20 Platinum winners but we were able to stalk and corner…

 

 

Wine of the Year winner David Patterson – GM & Winemaker of Tantalus 2018 Old Vines Riesling (East Kelowna)

David Patterson

 

Grant Stanley – Winemaker at Spearhead Winery. . (East Kelowna) 3 Platinum Pinot Noirs

Grant Stanley

 

Lorin Inglis – GM at ENRICO Winery (Cowichan Valley) 2020 Shining Armour Pinot Gris

TDM and Lorin Ingles

 

Jeff Hundertmark – Head Winemaker Mt Boucherie  (West Kelowna) 2020 Original Vine Semillon/2018 Reserve Syrah

Jeff Hundertmark

 

Gaurev Maan – Maan Farms Estate Winery – 2020 Raspberry Table Wine (Frazer Valley)

The Mann Family

 

Elan Morris – GM OK Wine Festivals. (Kelowna)

Here is the complete 2021 Platinum List – Congratulations All.

  • Arrowleaf Cellars – 2019 Riesling
  • Burrowing Owl Estate Winery – 2019 Syrah
  • CedarCreek Estate Winery – 2020 Platinum Home Block Rosé
  • Chain Reaction Winery – 2019 Tailwind Pinot Gris
  • ENRICO WINERY – 2020 Shining Armour Pinot Gris
  • Inniskillin Okanagan Estate Winery – 2018 Estate Riesling Icewine
  • Kismet Estate Winery – 2018 Cabernet Franc Reserve
  • Liquidity Wines – 2020 Rosé
  • Maan Farms Estate Winery – 2020 Raspberry Table Wine
  • Mission Hill Family Estate – 2019 Terroir Collection Vista’s Edge Cabernet Franc
  • Mission Hill Family Estate – 2019 Perpetua
  • Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery – 2020 Original Vines Sémillon
  • Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery – 2018 Reserve Syrah
  • Silhouette Estate Winery – N/V Boyd Classic Cuveé
  • Silkscarf Winery – 2017 Syrah-Viognier
  • SpearHead Winery – 2019 Pinot Noir Saddle Block
  • SpearHead Winery – 2019 Pinot Noir Cuveé
  • SpearHead Winery – 2019 Pinot Noir Golden Retreat
  • Tantalus Vineyards – 2018 Chardonnay
  • Three Sisters Winery – 2019 Rebecca

The full list of medal winners can be found on the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society website.

Tantalus.ca

Enricowinery.com

Spearhead.ca

mtboucherie.com

maanfarms.com

thewinefestivals.com

 

 

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

Checking out Festival Season

Harry Hertscheg – Exec Director Vancouver Wine Fest

Kurtis Kolt – Top Drop Vancouver

 

 

 

 

EP 196 | Keb’Mo’

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It’s fair to say Keb Mo is simply one of the most popular choices for anyone’s playlist.  An easy pull.

He delivers thoughtfulness, groove, and joy every time.

So imagine my delight in having him Zoom guest from his home in Nashville.

Keb’s new album is Good to be. It reflects the loss of his mother, returning  to Compton to remodel and freshen up the home he was brought up in and to reconnect with “the community”.  That’s one thing we talk about – I never thought of Compton as a community because everything I read and heard only referenced the toughness of the streets and what could be a hard life. (NWA!!)

Keb references and hangs with The Compton Cowboys.. real-life people. Legends in  Compton history. (Check out the video below)

Speaking of video – You can see the Zoom Interview on the Terry David Mulligan YouTube Channel!  His smiles and laughs make the session come alive.

Keb also talks strongly about his thoughts on  Black History Month, working with Vince Gill, Old Crow Medicine Show, covering his friend Bill Withers, etc.

He answers the last question straight up – Did you find the blues or did the blues find you?

The complete audio and zoom interview drops right after The Stew.  Details  at www.mulliganstew.ca

 

 

EP 195 | Paul Janeway – St. Paul & The Broken Bones

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St Paul and the Broken Bones.  The best name in years.

Our guest is the co-founder, lead singer, and co-writer Paul Janeway…the Paul of St Paul.

They’ve just released their 4th Album The Alien Coast. Fair to say, it’s not like the other three.

The groove is still there but they’re singing about classic painters, fever dreams, dancing as the World ends.

Paul Janeway looks like what he was planning to be – an accountant and bank teller – or a Preacher.

On stage, he brings the fire and brimstone of a Preacher but with the composure of Marvin Gaye and the driven belief of James Brown.

There’s so much to talk about here. Faith. Love. Devotion.

With three tracks included from The Alien Coast, we proudly present Paul Janeway – St Paul and the Broken Bones.

 

Tour Dates:

March 2-March 6 – North Charleston, SC – Riverfront Park Performance Pavilion

March 4 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern *

March 5 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Wine & Food Festival

March 6 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz *

March 8 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre *

March 9 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *

March 11 – New York, NY – The Beacon Theatre *

March 12 – Lebanon, NH – Lebanon Opera House *

March 13 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *

March 15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore *

March 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *

March 18 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre *

March 19 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre *

March 20 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall *

March 22 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall *

March 23 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall *

March 25 – Minneapolis, MN – Palace Theatre *

March 26 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

April 16 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre

April 21 – Dallas, TX – The Granada Theater^

April 22 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

April 23 – Dallas, TX – The Granada Theater ^

April 24 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s ^

April 26 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom ^

April 28 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom ^

April 29 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up ^

April 30 – Salt Lake City – Commonwealth Room ^

May 3 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune ^

May 5 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom ^

May 6 – San Francisco, CA/Oakland, CA – Fox Theater ^

May 7 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay ^

May 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel ^

May 11 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s ^

May 12 – Phoenix, AR – The Van Buren ^

May 14 – Huntsville, AL – Orion Amphitheater (with Brittany Howard, Drive-By Truckers, and Mavis Staples)

* with Thee Sacred Souls

^ with Danielle Ponder

 

St. Paul & the Broken Bones & Fitz and the Tantrums:

Jun 1 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit

Jun 3 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amp

Jun 4 – Wilmington, NC – Riverfront Amp

Jun 5 – Doswell, VA – Meadowbrook Park

Jun 7 – Burlington, VT – Shelburne Museum Green

Jun 8 – Portland, ME – Thompson’s Point

Jun 10 – New Haven, CT – Westville Bowl

Jun 11 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony

Jun 12 – Bethlehem, PA – Steelstacks

Jun 14 – Canandaigua, NY- CMAC

Jun 15 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavillion

Jun 17 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavillion

Jun 18 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU White Water Amp

Jun 21 – Kansas City, MO – Grinders

Jun 23 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Amp

Jun 24 – Des Moines, IA – Water Works Park

Jun 25 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s

SUPPORT:

Seratones – June 1-12

Devon Gilfillian June 14 – June 25

 

Europe / UK Tour Dates:

Jul 20 – Berlin, Germany – Kesselhaus

Jul 22 – Paris, France – Bataclan

Jul 24 – Netherlands, Amsterdam – Paradiso

Jul 26 – Leeds, United Kingdom – Brudenell Social Club

Jul 28 – London, United Kingdom – Electric Ballroom

Jul 31 – Cambridge, United Kingdom – Cambridge Folk Festival

Aug 2 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – Old Fruit Market