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Bruce Cockburn — Last Night Of The World
Album: Breakfast in New Orleans Dinner in Timbuktu
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Released: 1999
Length: 4:40
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I'm sipping Flor De Caña and lime juice, it's three a.m.
Blow a fruit fly off the rim of my glass
The radio's playing Superchunk and the Friends of Dean Martinez

Midnight it was bike tires whacking the pot holes
Milling humans' shivering energy glow
Fusing the space between them with bar-throb bass and laughter

If this were the last night of the world
What would I do?
What would I do that was different
Unless it was champagne with you?

I learned as a child not to trust in my body
I've carried that burden through my life
But there's a day when we all have to be pried loose

If this were the last night of the world
What would I do?
What would I do that was different
Unless it was champagne with you?

I've seen the flame of hope among the hopeless
And that was truly the biggest heartbreak of all
That was the straw that broke me open

If this were the last night of the world
What would I do?
What would I do that was different
Unless it was champagne with you?
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I don't think his guitar playing gets enough acclaim. He's really good on some songs, with the 12 string.   
What a funny coincidence. I just heard on a local radio station in Winnipeg that Bruce Cockburn is one of the artists performing in a free concert to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. I'll be there!
 user4176 wrote:


I never knew her, and as far as I know, she passed on before I found RP. Still, through these forums, her messages and the responses she evoked, I feel a connection. Any life that touches others like hers did is a great accomplishment. I wish I can say something like this about my own life one day.
 
Well said, Pedro. I feel the same.
 Pedro1874 wrote:
Cynaera wrote: I still love this song, this CD, and this artist. Maybe now, for different reasons, since so much has changed for me in a few short months - but I love the idea of pondering the last night of the world, and wondering how I'd spend it. So many things I still haven't done and probably will never be able to do, but if it was in my power to make it happen, what would I do? I'd love to share a glass of champagne with a precious soul, whether it was my best friend or my brother. Of course, I'd also love to swim in the ocean, climb a 300-foot tower and take pictures, learn to ride a horse, and see Norway, Finland, and Scotland for the first time, and Montréal again. This song makes me rethink how I'm living my life, and what better accomplishment can an artist have than to impact a listener's perception enough to make them want to make changes? Bumped this song to 10.

Ha! {#Yes} Just bumped this song from a 9 to a most definite 10 myself.  I would like to spend the last night of the world with Cynaera.  RIP dear Anne. {#Sunny}
 

I never knew her, and as far as I know, she passed on before I found RP. Still, through these forums, her messages and the responses she evoked, I feel a connection. Any life that touches others like hers did is a great accomplishment. I wish I can say something like this about my own life one day.
 Proclivities wrote:
 isocky wrote:
Every time I hear the completely illiterate line, "What would I do that was different, unless it was champagne with you?"  I get irritated.



Irony is not dead.  I believe the word you were looking for is "ungrammatical".  A written or spoken line cannot be "illiterate"; that description can only be applied to the person who wrote or spoke the line.  Then there's the reckless use of the adverb "completely"...  
 
I would have probably thrown in a comma right before "I get irritated" for good measure.  
Bruce is the balm.
Quite a melodic song with some interesting lyrics.  Much better than the 'Pop' fodder of today i.e. samples accompanied by one or two lines of lyrics repeated over and over again.
I think some are being a little harsh on Bruce.
BC makes my soul soar...
great album overall
Only better, much better.   

 
martynworrall3 wrote:
good morning sounds like jackson browne{#Smile}
 

good morning sounds like jackson browne{#Smile}
 isocky wrote:
Every time I hear the completely illiterate line, "What would I do that was different, unless it was champagne with you?"  I get irritated.



Irony is not dead.  I believe the word you were looking for is "ungrammatical".  A written or spoken line cannot be "illiterate"; that description can only be applied to the person who wrote or spoke the line.  Then there's the reckless use of the adverb "completely"...  
So beautiful.  I think about his travels through Guatemala in the 80's "with a corpse at every gate".  To read the lyrics of hope among the hopeless really puts a lot into perspective for me in my own life.  Grateful for the good things.
Though not a big fan of the man, he does hit the nail on the head once in a while... I wept the first time I heard these lines, in an instant transported back to a time I swam in hopelessness, and was broken open:
I've seen the flame of hope among the hopeless
And that was truly the biggest heartbreak of all.
That was the straw that broke me open.
I'm not sure exactly why I don't like Bruce Cockburn. I guess I just don't care. Sorry, Bruce.
 Cynaera wrote:
I still love this song, this CD, and this artist.  Maybe now, for different reasons, since so much has changed for me in a few short months - but I love the idea of pondering the last night of the world, and wondering how I'd spend it.  So many things I still haven't done and probably will never be able to do, but if it was in my power to make it happen, what would I do?  I'd love to share a glass of champagne with a precious soul, whether it was my best friend or my brother.  Of course, I'd also love to swim in the ocean, climb a 300-foot tower and take pictures, learn to ride a horse, and see Norway, Finland, and Scotland for the first time, and Montréal again. 

This song makes me rethink how I'm living my life, and what better accomplishment can an artist have than to impact a listener's perception enough to make them want to make changes?  Bumped this song to 10.

 
Ha! {#Yes} Just bumped this song from a 9 to a most definite 10 myself.  I would like to spend the last night of the world with Cynaera.  RIP dear Anne. {#Sunny}
snow falling night in December, singing and reading the lyrics of this fabulous piece of music, the end of a year of absolute misery for me, and yet... a new year will begin soon, new hope and strength, growth and joy coming a great deal from artists like Bruce Cockburn, and from you fantastic people
Peace
If true love is falling in love with your significant other every time you see them, then this song falls into that category for me. {#Hearteyes}
the theme of my life
for the time of our life
together
Oh stop it you guys!  You're making it hard for me to get any work done!  :)  #RadioParadiseRoll
 Bobert_ParkCity wrote:
love it.

Sir Winston Churchill on champagne:

- In victory, we deserve it

- In defeat, we need it

Works for me...

 
celebrate or medicate 
 bagpipe wrote:
Bummer! Firefox crashed right in the middle of the Bruce Cockburn song! Song was done by the time it came back up   .....     {#Frown}

 
The iPhone/iPad app is free, i guess the Android, too, and offers now a much better listening experience than the website. 
Love this tune.
Bummer! Firefox crashed right in the middle of the Bruce Cockburn song! Song was done by the time it came back up   .....     {#Frown}
Sometimes BC just hits the mark...this is one of them...thank you for playing BC...

Cm
 TerryS wrote:

Poets strive for this:-

I'm sipping Flor De Caa* and lime juice, it's three a.m.
Blow a fruit fly off the rim of my glass
The radio's playing Superchunk and the friends of Dean Martinez 
Midnight it was bike tires whacking the pot holes
Milling humans' shivering energy glow
Fusing the space between them with bar-throb bass and laughter 
If this were the last night of the world
What would I do?
What would I do that was different
Unless it was champagne with you? 
I learned as a child not to trust in my body
I've carried that burden through my life
But there's a day when we all have to be pried loose 
If this were the last night of the world
What would I do?
What would I do that was different
Unless it was champagne with you? 
I've seen the flame of hope among the hopeless
And that was truly the biggest heartbreak of all
That was the straw that broke me open 
If this were the last night of the world
What would I do?
What would I do that was different
Unless it was champagne with you?

 

 

Ps Flor de cana is my favorite rum.



 

 A Mr. Richard Vader from Fort Lee, New Jersey writes in to ask, "Florida Canyon Lime Juice;  what the heck is that?"  

"I didn't even know Florida has a canyon?  If it's in Florida, and it's a canyon, it's called a lake."

"And, they grow limes in it?"

"Wait.  What? Oh!  Flor de Cana is a rum?  Never mind."   To your point, Terry S, I wish I could write like that.   
Songs don't get much better then this one.
Cheers All!  

love this beautiful gut wrencher  

("I've seen the flame of hope among the hopeless
And that was truly the biggest heartbreak of all
That was the straw that broke me open" 

then BC the artist writes this timeless poem, love it : )
Soulful lyrics
love it.

Sir Winston Churchill on champagne:

- In victory, we deserve it

- In defeat, we need it

Works for me...


 12stepgazette wrote:
I always forget how much I like Bruce Cockburn (and Ray La Montaigne also) until I hear them on RP - what a great radio station!

 
A great station, indeed!
Think Positive!

Peace and Joy throughout 2015 folks 
This song is like the movies they no longer make in Hollywood.
This song is so beautiful it makes me cry.
Yay for Bruce and Yay for Superchunk!
 
I always forget how much I like Bruce Cockburn (and Ray La Montaigne also) until I hear them on RP - what a great radio station!

Poets strive for this:-

I'm sipping Flor De Caa* and lime juice, it's three a.m.
Blow a fruit fly off the rim of my glass
The radio's playing Superchunk and the friends of Dean Martinez 
Midnight it was bike tires whacking the pot holes
Milling humans' shivering energy glow
Fusing the space between them with bar-throb bass and laughter 
If this were the last night of the world
What would I do?
What would I do that was different
Unless it was champagne with you? 
I learned as a child not to trust in my body
I've carried that burden through my life
But there's a day when we all have to be pried loose 
If this were the last night of the world
What would I do?
What would I do that was different
Unless it was champagne with you? 
I've seen the flame of hope among the hopeless
And that was truly the biggest heartbreak of all
That was the straw that broke me open 
If this were the last night of the world
What would I do?
What would I do that was different
Unless it was champagne with you?

 

 

Ps Flor de cana is my favorite rum.


A little Bruce every now and then is great.

I saw him in both his acoustic and electric phases.  He was great.

During the acoustic concert at Univ. of Western Ontario in London, you could hear a pin drop during the quiet moments.   
This is a wonderful song.
Made buying this album worthwhile
Easy listening. I like.
bass
 Cynaera wrote:
I still love this song, this CD, and this artist.  Maybe now, for different reasons, since so much has changed for me in a few short months - but I love the idea of pondering the last night of the world, and wondering how I'd spend it.  So many things I still haven't done and probably will never be able to do, but if it was in my power to make it happen, what would I do?  I'd love to share a glass of champagne with a precious soul, whether it was my best friend or my brother.  Of course, I'd also love to swim in the ocean, climb a 300-foot tower and take pictures, learn to ride a horse, and see Norway, Finland, and Scotland for the first time, and Montréal again. 

This song makes me rethink how I'm living my life, and what better accomplishment can an artist have than to impact a listener's perception enough to make them want to make changes?  Bumped this song to 10.

 
10 for the beauty of the writer
Stopped to listen this twice now.
 

msymmes wrote:

Never stopped to listen to this.  {#Beat}

 


May you find 'the straw that breaks you open.'
My favorite apocalypse song ... champagne with you ... {#Cheers}
always a favorite

Never stopped to listen to this.  {#Beat}
What an amazingly fine little tune. Perfect hook, beautifully mixed, and makes ya' cry every goddamn time. I'll give it a 10.
 martinc wrote:
Miss your song comments
 
Agreed, although it's hard not to feel a little sad reading that one.   : (
 Cynaera wrote:
I still love this song, this CD, and this artist.  Maybe now, for different reasons, since so much has changed for me in a few short months - but I love the idea of pondering the last night of the world, and wondering how I'd spend it.  So many things I still haven't done and probably will never be able to do, but if it was in my power to make it happen, what would I do?  I'd love to share a glass of champagne with a precious soul, whether it was my best friend or my brother.  Of course, I'd also love to swim in the ocean, climb a 300-foot tower and take pictures, learn to ride a horse, and see Norway, Finland, and Scotland for the first time, and Montréal again. 

This song makes me rethink how I'm living my life, and what better accomplishment can an artist have than to impact a listener's perception enough to make them want to make changes?  Bumped this song to 10.
 
Miss your song comments
Quality recording techniques, full spectrum sound

with a great song !
Love the lyrics......
{#Daisy}
If, for some God-awful reason, I learn of my own 'last night of the world' before it happens (like hit by a truck or something...), Bruce will be a part of it, to be certain. Probably with "I'm Gonna Fly Some Day" or "The End of All Rivers". 
 Forest267 wrote:
First thought was Warren Zevon?
 

Second thought was Choctaw Bingo
On listening to the lyrics for the first time:  7  ==>  9
First thought was Warren Zevon?
 isocky wrote:
Every time I hear the completely illiterate line, "What would I do that was different, unless it was champagne with you?"  I get irritated.
 
You need to get out more.

 isocky wrote:
Every time I hear the completely illiterate line, "What would I do that was different, unless it was champagne with you?"  I get irritated.
 
I suppose life can't always be perfect. At least he didn't end the sentence with a preposition. {#Daisy}
Some songs take years to take hold, maybe it's a snapshot of your life at that time, maybe old memories.  Some just grab you immediately , this was one of those songs for me.  I love it and always will.  Nice job Bruce.

isocky:

"Lighten up, Francis"  art does not follow rules and that is part of what makes it good.
Bruce always makes me feel good...or sad...or angry.  Illiterate?  Au contraire.
 isocky wrote:
Every time I hear the completely illiterate line, "What would I do that was different, unless it was champagne with you?"  I get irritated.
 
{#Eh}

Missing something here. Illiterate?  Me thinks you are being a bit touchy.

Every time I hear the completely illiterate line, "What would I do that was different, unless it was champagne with you?"  I get irritated.


Definitely one of Bruce's best. Just saw him last Thursday with his full band on his "Small Source of Comfort" tour. It was quite a good show and @ 65 Bruce is as sharp as ever. Hope RP gets the Small Source of Comfort album in soon.
 Cynaera wrote:
but I love the idea of pondering the last night of the world, and wondering how I'd spend it. 
 
Might I recommend the film "Last Night"?

The plot is the World has six hours left. People have known for months when it was going to end and have prepared for it in different ways but of course, some things don't work out according to plan.

A very odd but compelling film (IMHO)


I never get tired of hearing this song.
'Flor de Cana' rum is quite good, and not too expensive either.
Perfect song to end a really great day.  And happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone!
 lmic wrote:
Happy Valentine's Day, peeps!
 
Right back at you lmic! {#Hearteyes}
Happy Valentine's Day, peeps!
 RabbitEars wrote:
one of his best albums
 
agree completely

one of his best albums
I still love this song, this CD, and this artist.  Maybe now, for different reasons, since so much has changed for me in a few short months - but I love the idea of pondering the last night of the world, and wondering how I'd spend it.  So many things I still haven't done and probably will never be able to do, but if it was in my power to make it happen, what would I do?  I'd love to share a glass of champagne with a precious soul, whether it was my best friend or my brother.  Of course, I'd also love to swim in the ocean, climb a 300-foot tower and take pictures, learn to ride a horse, and see Norway, Finland, and Scotland for the first time, and Montréal again. 

This song makes me rethink how I'm living my life, and what better accomplishment can an artist have than to impact a listener's perception enough to make them want to make changes?  Bumped this song to 10.
 rdo wrote:

I think if we based our tastes on whether or not we liked the artist, then there would be pretty slim pickings to choose from and life would be quite dull.  It's like Tiger Woods.  He's a golfer.  What does it matter what he does in his personal life, his golf score is the whole point.  Same goes with the odious Richard Wagner, who put out some of the world's greatest music.  There are still boycotts of his work in many parts of the world.  I think it is a mistake.
 
I don't see how it's possible to separate the artist's (or athlete's) work from who they are as a person.  Doesn't work for me at all.
 Cynaera wrote:
I can understand Mr. Cockburn's music - he rails against injustice, idiocy, and mindless thinking.  So do we all, in one form or another...
 
I think if we based our tastes on whether or not we liked the artist, then there would be pretty slim pickings to choose from and life would be quite dull.  It's like Tiger Woods.  He's a golfer.  What does it matter what he does in his personal life, his golf score is the whole point.  Same goes with the odious Richard Wagner, who put out some of the world's greatest music.  There are still boycotts of his work in many parts of the world.  I think it is a mistake.


Well, this is such a cool love song/story!!  BC could steal my heart!!!!
Friends of Dean Martinez - cool!  I never caught that line before!
 canadave wrote:
Bruce is a master and one of Canada's best singer-songwriters. I'm going to be seeing him at the end of August at the Ottawa Folk Festival... can't wait!
 
And how was the show?
 Pieter wrote:
I think I'd have other things on my mind than champagne.
 
I think he does ... champagne and you ...
Mediocre grade.
 Pieter wrote:
I think I'd have other things on my mind than champagne.
 

I think the point is that it wouldn't make any difference by then....so make a toast!
I think I'd have other things on my mind than champagne.
nice stuff! bring on  the champaign!   {#Cowboy}
Love this song.
Bruce is a master and one of Canada's best singer-songwriters. I'm going to be seeing him at the end of August at the Ottawa Folk Festival... can't wait!
I commented on this song a long time ago, and my opinion still stands.  I had a friend in Montréal who said he had no respect for Bruce Cockburn and that he was "a self-involved asshole," and maybe that's true - I wouldn't know.  All I do know is that he did a radio spot in Texas about a million years ago, and my beloved friend Dana (who was working as a volunteer at the station at the time) knew I really liked his music, so when he showed up for his spot, she got his autograph for me.  I still have it on my fridge.

Yeah, I know - an autograph, for the giver, is a huge ego-boost, and I really don't care if Bruce Cockburn is a jerk.  I love his music.  And yeah, "If I Had A Rocket Launcher" might seem like a hypocritical statement, considering he can afford to wear Gucci and Gaultier.  Why should his wardrobe make a difference?  (Of course, if he starts wearing KImodo dragon-skin boots, I may have to rethink my position on this.)

I love the earth - I try to recycle (the word "try" is operative here, because where I live, there are no recycling facilities within four hours' drive, which is totally alien to what I was used to when I lived in Salem, Oregon, where we had recycling people picking up our broken glass, plastic, cardboard, used motor oil, and aluminum from the streetside where we put them in their tidy colored plastic containers.)  Here, there might be a place to turn in aluminum cans and maybe metal, but it's at least six months away (because they have the scales to weigh the stuff, but for some weird bureaucratic reason, there are "permits" they need to get first.)

I can understand Mr. Cockburn's music - he rails against injustice, idiocy, and mindless thinking.  So do we all, in one form or another...
His instrumental that was played here earlier was much better.


I think it is a pretty cool song...


 dogpound wrote:
going against the grain here, but this is bad.
 
 
Ditto. Lite rock snoozefest.

Great tune by a great artist. Boy if people find Bruce opinionated in this tune they should really enjoy some of his other tunes. If he ever comes to your town go see him, you'll enjoy it
dogpound wrote:
going against the grain here, but this is bad.


You are not alone.

going against the grain here, but this is bad.
 
Bruce's best
Love song, which everyone writes now and then. Only with complex local imagery, a bit of philosophy. Which as many commentators here will come to understand later on is far more profound than they currently know. Last night of the world...champagne and the woman he loved at that moment anyway.
Not a real fan of this song, but kudos for mentioning the Friends of Dean Martinez (I love them, but their music is probably not appropriate for RP).
thanks for doing what you do Bruce! great storyteller. :clap:
On_The_Beach wrote:
I'm a big Bruce fan, but always thought he was kinda just going through the motions with this song. Not his best, for sure, although there are better songs on this CD.
Gotta keep in mind when this song was played on the radio-Nov & Dec of 1999. While others were playing Prince's 1999, this had a bit more human connecting to another human...
YA_MAN wrote:
Good song , not a Great one. so lets lighten up alittle on the over opinionated comment of some songs/artists. Have you every tryed to write one? IMO
Have you ever TRIED to spell TRIED correctly?
Good song , not a Great one. so lets lighten up alittle on the over opinionated comment of some songs/artists. Have you every tryed to write one? IMO
musikalia wrote:
Jeesh, am I the only one besides this person who doesn't like this song? (and this quote is from four years ago!!) I'm surprised to see all the positive comments here. This is sooooo boring and unimaginative.
No you're not the only person who doesn't like this song other than that other person. But you are definitely in the minority. Bruce is a great folk/rock singer performer and not all his songs can be 10s. But he warms the heart with his honesty and insightfulness. Always have a soft spot for Mr. Cockburn. Saw him perform with Michelle Shocked and Bobby Weir and it was a very peaceful show. Plus, Robbie Wasserman rocked the joint!
A Hammond! Have to ante up the score.(8)
The repetition of one musical phrase about four or five times, followed by another of the same, despite the balladic words, really gets monotonous. Bob Dylan got away with that sort of thing maybe because of novelty value. Cockburn does have a better singing voice. Slightly reminiscent of Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, and some other balladeers of the folk-rock era. Sounding so much like several others serves to make Cockburn--at least per this song--unmemorable. So the main thing to recommend Cockburn would have to be the lyrics. They have their own charm.
The man truly deserving of being called by one name... BRUCE!!.. forget that guy from NJ ;) Wow 2 Bruce tunes in one day... thanks Bill.
On_The_Beach wrote:
I'm a big Bruce fan, but always thought he was kinda just going through the motions with this song. Not his best, for sure, although there are better songs on this CD.
I sort of agree... But then this single lyric redeems it for me: I learned as a child not to trust in my body I've carried that burden through my life But there's a day when we all have to be pried loose Powerful!
this is terrible
I think this was the first song I ever heard from Mr. Bruce, and what a fine introduction. Thank you RP. 9
musikalia wrote:
Jeesh, am I the only one besides this person who doesn't like this song? (and this quote is from four years ago!!) I'm surprised to see all the positive comments here. This is sooooo boring and unimaginative.
Huh?
musikalia wrote:
Jeesh, am I the only one besides this person who doesn't like this song? (and this quote is from four years ago!!) I'm surprised to see all the positive comments here. This is sooooo boring and unimaginative.
I'm a big Bruce fan, but always thought he was kinda just going through the motions with this song. Not his best, for sure, although there are better songs on this CD.
Zweiblumen wrote:
Something's burning, that's for sure...bland, very bland.
Jeesh, am I the only one besides this person who doesn't like this song? (and this quote is from four years ago!!) I'm surprised to see all the positive comments here. This is sooooo boring and unimaginative.
Quite Likeable Yes....
Farquwaar wrote:
Who else could reference Superchunk?? And the Friends of Dean Martinez?
My thoughts exactly - that reference caught me by surprise. Superchunk rocks! :guitarist:
xkolibuul wrote:
Thanks so much for your unbelievably simplistic revisionist analysis. Keep the 'National Enquirer' version of Central American political conflicts out of RP please, I get enough of that crap on Cable.
And you get back to wearing those "Punch the Clock" era glasses, xkolibuul. YES, I'M TALKING TO YOU!!!
Thanks so much for your unbelievably simplistic revisionist analysis. Keep the 'National Enquirer' version of Central American political conflicts out of RP please, I get enough of that crap on Cable. mojoman wrote:
Close, but no cigar. It was about the Contras in Nicaragua, who were fight the Marxist government in power. (I thought fighting Marxists was a good thing.) And, lo and behold, when the people of Nicaragua were finally given a chance to vote in an honest and fair election in 1990, they threw Daniel Ortega and his other Stalin wannabes out on their ear ... courtesy of the Contras that the U.S. supported.
I saw Bruce at the Great New York State Fair about 10 years (right after Jerry died) with Bob Weir, Bob Wasserman and Michelle Shocked. Bruce really set the crowd up for the Bobs. He is an awesome stage presence.
ObsidianInfinity wrote:
About time they did something useful ...
You mean Joni doesn't count?
Xeric wrote:
I love this tune. The whole "Breakfast in New Orleans" album is pretty strong. Hey, Sean, I think "Rocket Launcher" is a rail against the U.S. supporting the Iran/Contra garbage.
Close, but no cigar. It was about the Contras in Nicaragua, who were fight the Marxist government in power. (I thought fighting Marxists was a good thing.) And, lo and behold, when the people of Nicaragua were finally given a chance to vote in an honest and fair election in 1990, they threw Daniel Ortega and his other Stalin wannabes out on their ear ... courtesy of the Contras that the U.S. supported.
Who else could reference Superchunk?? And the Friends of Dean Martinez?
As I get older I have come to appreciate Bruce in a whole new way. Good stuff.
Xeric wrote:
Yes, you would. He's an awesome guitar player--much more so than the albums show.
I subscribed to his email zine so I could get a tour update, he's coming close enough this summer! JUN 23 MEDFORD OR BRITT FESTIVAL JUN 25 LAYTONVILLE CA KATE WOLF FESTIVAL JUL 8 WINNIPEG MB WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL JUL 9 WINNIPEG MB WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL AUG 4 SARATOGA CA THE GARDEN THEATRE AUG 5 SAN FRANCISCO CA GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL AUG 6 PARADISE CA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE AUG 8 EUGENE OR MCDONALD THEATRE AUG 9 PORTLAND OR ROSELAND THEATRE AUG 10 SEATTLE WA MOORE THEATRE AUG 12 EDMONTON AB EDMONTON FOLK FESTIVAL AUG 14 BOISE ID EGYPTIAN THEATRE AUG 16 BEAVER VALLEY CO VILAR CENTER FOR THE ARTS AUG 17 BOULDER CO CHAUTAUQUA SUMMER SERIES AUG 18 DENVER CO BOTANIC GARDENS AUG 22 MINNEAPOLIS MN FINE LINE * AUG 23 MILWAUKEE WI SHANK HALL AUG 25 CHICAGO IL OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK * AUG 27 NASHVILLE TN 3RD AND LINDSLEY * AUG 28 LEXINGTON KY KENTUCKY THEATRE * AUG 30 KNOXVILLE TN BIJOU THEATRE * AUG 31 ATLANTA GA VARIETY PLAYHOUSE * SEP 1 ASHVILLE NC THE ORANGE PEEL * SEP 2 CARRBORO NC CAT'S CRADLE * SEP 3 ANNAPOLIS MD RAMS HEAD * SEP 6 PORTSMOUNT NH THE MUSIC HALL SEP 8 LONDONDERRY NH TUPELO MUSIC HALL SEP 9 NEW HAVEN CT NEW HAVEN FOLK FESTIVAL SEP 13 WASHINGTON DC THE BIRCHMERE SEP 15 PHILADELPHIA PA KESWICK THEATRE SEP 16 NEW YORK NY THE CONCERT HALL SEP 17 BOSTON MA BOSTON FOLK FESTIVAL OCT 14 HALIFAX NS REBECCA COHN OCT 17 BELLEVILLE ON EMPIRE THEATRE * OCT 18 ORILLIA ON OPERA HOUSE * OCT 19 GUELPH ON RIVER RUN THEATRE OCT 20 TORONTO ON MASSEY HALL OCT 21 OTTAWA ON NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE OCT 23 SUDBURY ON FRASER AUDITORIUM * OCT 25 THUNDER BAY ON COMMUNITY AUDITORIUM * OCT 27 SASKATOON SK TCU PLACE OCT 28 CALGARY AB THE JUBILEE OCT 29 KAMPLOOPS BC THE SAGEBRUSH NOV 1 KELOWNA BC COMMUNITY THEATRE NOV 3 VANCOUVER BC THE CENTRE THEATRE NOV 4 VICTORIA BC THE MCPHERSON PLAYHOUSE NOV 6 NANAIMO BC PORT THEATRE