May 25 Seattle The Triple Door Seattle Secret Music Showcase #17 Steve joins Mary Flower, Orville Johnson, Casey MacGill, Matt Weiner and….for this annual event hosted by the irrepressible Ricardo and, among other things, showcasing Centrum’s upcoming Acoustic Blues Week in Port Townsend Tickets and info: 206 838 4333 thetripledoor.net
SJ will be around Seattle giving private lessons, playing a private house party, restoring old instruments in his studio, working on a new book and a recording project and trying to get some fishing in until:
July 30 – August 5 Port Townsend Washington Fort Worden State Park Centrum Acoustic Blues Week Workshops, concerts, music in Port Townsend clubs, jam sessions and a week of bluesy festivities with the likes of Alvin Youngblood Hart, Luther Dickinson, Phil Wiggins and a veritable gimme list of extraordinary roots talent. Steve will be teaching and playing a lot of slide guitar this year. To find out more: www.centrum.org
August 11 Deming Washington Subdued String Band Jamboree SJ teams up once again with guitar and uke adept, songster and creator of very colorful wardrobe items…the one and only Del Rey! It’s a return visit by Del and Steve to this annual convocation of alt-acoustic Northwestern twangsters at the Deming Logging Grounds outside Bellingham. You have to go to this one ‘cause there aren’t any other ones like it. Del and Steve hit at about 6:30 www.stringbandjamboree.com
August 12 Coupeville Washington The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival on Whidbey Island Another set by Del Rey and Steve James at another very Northwestern outdoor shindig. Early show… long too! 1-2:30pm And it’s free! www.coupevillefestival.com
October 28 Austin Texas Ham Jam House Concert details tba SJ recorded most of his “Live Volume 1” album the last time he played this superb series
October 29 Plano Texas Texasfolk House Concert Steve played a show for Dallas folkie host with the most Joe Jones about 15 years ago, and they’ve been trying off and on to get another one together ever since. This is it! www.texasfolk.org
November 11 New Fairfield Connecticut Senior Center Groovin’ In New Fairfield concert series and guitar workshop. Concert at 7:30 Workshop details tba www.groovininnewfairfield.com
More show and workshop dates tba…including a bunch of stuff in Germany and U.K. in late November and early December. London! Munich! Lintorf! Hey, wait1 Where’s…never mind.
Stay tuned. SJ is out there woikin’ for ya!