A letter from Dirk

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Hi Everyone,

Here’s another blast already. We were going to wait until just before the McCabe's gig to send it but the Carmel gig has been moved to another venue (see right) so we have to send this earlier than we expected. Please instead go to Plaza Linda at 27 E. Carmel Valley Road. Hope to see some of you there tomorrow night!

Also please mark down the McCabe's September 14th gig - cuz this is now the reminder for that one too!

What weird times these!? Just about everyone I know is in some kinda’ crisis. This little tour was supposed to start at The Blackwater in Stockton but it has closed! I’ve played there for almost 30 years. It was my home club in California where I’d play each time I came out at least once no matter where else I was playing. Closed! I’m now looking for another place in Stockton I can play. It’s not easy. It has to be a listening room.

Something will appear, I’m sure. In the meantime, come to the Freight and Salvage gig September 23rd if you can. The Freight is an institution in Berkeley and it’s in a new location and now a state-of-the-art listening room. I’m hoping enough people will come to this show so the good folks at The Freight will keep having me play there.

Thanks to Linda Frontz for being a great last owner of The Blackwater. She returned it to it’s original sloppy splendor and kept it a cultural oasis in Fat City for many years. I’m not the only one hoping some enlightened Quixotic will eventually buy it and pick up the torch for all of us.

It seems that just about everybody I know is going through tough, weird times these days. Hang in there everybody, and never forget how to laugh.

(please, because I love you)

Fall 2012


Friday, Sept.7 — CANCELLED
The Blackwater Café, Stockton
The Blackwater has closed it’s doors! Very sad. It was my California home since 1984 (or was it ’86?). 
Anyone know an alternate venue in or near Stockton where I can do concerts? dirk@dirkhamilton.com
Saturday, Sept. 8 — Carmel
27 East Carmel Valley Road
Thurs. Sept. 13, Songwriters at Play
Slo Down Pub
1200 E. Grand Avenue,
Arroyo Grande
Featured Songwriter 805-481-4067
Fri. Sept. 14 — McCabe's Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, 90405
Sun. Sept. 23 — Berkeley
The Freight and Salvage
2020 Addison Street
Fri. October 26 — Switzerland
Sumiswald Festival
Neuhausgassli 3
3454 Sumiswald, Switzerland
034 431 22 60
more concerts tba

US East Coast
Wed. Nov 14 — Maryland
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
7:30 pm
The Good-to-the-Bone
Georgie Jessup opens
Thurs. Nov.15 — Virginia
Ashland Coffee and Tea
100 N. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, Virginia 23005
Fri. Nov. 16th — Pennsylvania
The Psalm Salon
5841 Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
The Amazing Georgie Jessup opens
Sat. Nov. 17 — Maryland
One World Coffee House
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
7246 Craderock Way
Columbia, Maryland
The Inimitable Georgie Jessup opens
Contact: lance10@comcast.net



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