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May & June 2018 Gigs! 
Sat May 5, 8pm
San Carlos, CA
Clocktower Music Concert Series
Intimate low volume listening room. McNevin plays solo, plus hosts Chinese Melodrama do tunes too. RSVP at the facebook page is a good idea, but walk-ups welcome. 
676 Laurel St San Carlos CA 
FB Event page for it: https://www.facebook.com/events/2041871949471812/ 
Sun May 6, All Day
Colfax/Grass Valley, CA 
Bendover Music Fest 
At Sid Clifford's place, the 41st annual. 100 or more folks on a couple acres. Little front porch music stage, potluck, community, and a butt-shaped rock. Semi-private, but a lot of the locals come, and freinds of freinds are welcome. Contact Michael and/or Sid to see about attending. 
Sun May 13, 2-5pm
Niles, CA 
Mudpuddle Shop
A Mom-In-The-Mud Mothers Day Showcase and Song Swap. No official line up, but we do know a few guests dropping in, including Sandi & Skip Snyder, one or both of the The Keller Sisters, others TBA. Mom-centric tunes encouraged but not required play whatever you want. All other pickers and listeners in the room are welcome to contribute to the music and art. No Facebook Page for this (yet). Early birds get the rocking chairs. RSVPs can be made to Mike (could reserve up to 20 seats), and walk-ups are welcome. 5pm quit time is loose, we can keep playing till the cows go home. 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA. info@michaelmcnevin.com . 
Fri May 18th, 8pm
Mudpuddle Shop 
McNevin & McClellan special duo show.  
We're doing a show with just the McN & McC duo. Yes, probably a few special guests sitting in too, but we'll be digging into some older deep tracks along with new stuff. We don't always get to play the muddy joint all by ourselves. Please write if you'd like a seat for this one. No event page yet, so it's a first write first serve for seats. If we're don't sell it out prior to the date, we'll then create a FB Event page to finish up the RSVPs. RSVP with an email or phone call with your desired number of seats to Mike at info@michaelmcnevin.com(510) 789-9714. 


Sat May 19, 8pm
Danville CA 
Danville Music Concert Series 
McNevin & McClellan return to the stage of Danville Music! Doors at 7:30, show at 8pm. $25 suggested donation. Walkups ok, but it could sell out in advance. Seats 60 max. This is an awesome time in the San Ramon Valley stomping grounds with old and new friends and my music mentors. Who says you can't go back to highschool? 
115-E Town & Country Dr. Danville, CA
Contact Danville Music to RSVP seats: 
925-743-0898, davet@danvillemusic.com 
Sun May 20 4pm
Napa, CA
Silo's Napa 
Sundays at Silo's with Antsy McClain & Special Guest Michael McNevin Doors at 3pm, show at 4pm. $25 adv, $30 Door. Walkups welcome! Antsy is on tour throughout CA. He'll also be hosting a nice festival over Memorial Day Weeeknd in Red Bluff with his band The Trailer Park Troubadours (McNevin & McClain are playing that as well), and Antsy also plays the Mudpuddle Shop in Niles on Tuesday May 22nd. It's gonna be a very Antsy Month. Read More about Antsy's gig antics and Red Bluff Festival here: http://unhitched.com
530 Main Street, Napa, CA
Click this link for ADV Tickets and a nice bio of Antsy McClain: 
http://silosnapa.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=275441
Tues May 22  7:30pm.   
Niles, CA 
The Mudpuddle Shop 
Antsy McClain & McNevin in concert. Plus a surprise guest or two in the Pilgrim Chair.  Antsy is in Niles, doing shows around CA, and running his wonderful 9th annual homegrown WoodFlock Festival up in Red Bluff on Memorial Day Weekend. More about Antsy and his antics and touring and festival is here: http://unhitched.com 
37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA. 
RSVP at the FB event Page or by email to Mike:  Info@michaelmcnevin.com 
Memorial Day Weekend May 25-27
Red Bluff, CA 
Woodflock Music Fest 
Antsy McClain & The Troubs, McNevin & McClellan, Edgar Cruz, Michael Kelsey, others. 
Enjoy the whole thing Fri Eve to Mon Morn, or do a 24 hour stay with one overnight for about half price. 200 or so flamingo heads and folk fans chilling and picking on the Sacramento River. Tent camp, car camp, or bring your trailer, everyone fits. Lots of elbow room under huge shady Sycamore trees. Nice amphitheater in one of the groves for the evening campfire concerts. There are  quite a few basic campground cabins available, no extra charge, first come first serve. Plenty of other nearby motel and RV park options nearby too, don't let the bugs and owls scare you. Meals included too - breafast and dinner by Dos Tacos (they do various meal choices). We also have a Saturday chili cookoff, and a camp decorating contest - BYO Pink Flamingos and Cribbage! Arts and crafts and other shenanigans throughout. Located at the very end of the Red Bluff Recreation Area on the Sacramento River. We have the entire place to ourselves! Just a 2-hour drive north of Sacramento. To learn more about this wonderful homegrown WoodFlock Fest, and about Antsy and his antics, visit his website: http://unhitched.com/woodflock-2018/
Contact Uncle Fred for availability at top@snowcrest.net
Mon May 28 
Niles CA 
The Mudpuddle Shop
Annika Fehling Trio (from Sweden!) 
Annika and McNevin spent a week in Sweden writing songs together with about 15 other writers, about 3 years ago on the beautfiul island of Gotland, in the Baltic Sea. She is bringing her trio and a new recording to the states for a CA tour. Let's sell it out and show the Swedes a good time in Niles! 
RSVP at the FB event Page or by email to Mike:  Info@michaelmcnevin.com 
May 30 - June 5
Kerrville, TX 
Kerrville Folk Fest 
Camfires, Freinds, and Folk Songs Galore. 
An 18 Day festival, the "burning man" of songwriters (well, without all the dust, contraptions, and the overt insanity). The 2nd week, and into the 2nd weekend, is a great time to be there. 
www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org 
June Gigs: SF, Napa, Port Costa, & Niles, more TBA:
Fri June 8, 8pm
Niles, CA 
Mudpuddle Shop
An LA Invasion of Muddy Proportions: 
Rick Shea, I Sea Hawks band, Corrina Carter, all coming north from the City Of Angels. Plus host McNevin. They have pedigrees, Niles will love them. RSVPs are a good idea, will likely sell out, but walk-ups are welcome to open seats. $15-25 suggested donation. 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA. 
Info@michaelmcnevin.com 
Sat June 9, 4pm. 
SF, CA 
San Francisco Free Folk Festival. 
Yes, it's free! at the Everett Middle School, 450 Church Street, SF CA. McNevin & The Spokes, or a spoke, play the 4pm slot on the Faith Petric Stage. Corrina Carter is coming along as a Spoke for that one too. McNevin and Don Murdock also host the festival Open Mic from 1-3pm. The whole festival goes Noon-10pm, with two larger stages, many acts, plus jams and dancing and storytelling and workshops and swaps all over the place. 
https://sffolkfest.org 
Sun June 10, 1:30-5pm
Port Costa, CA 
The Warehouse
Sharing a crazy fun afternoon small town gig with Sandi & The Rockerfellers. McNevin will be filling in between band sets, jamming some with the band, and doing duo and solo cameos and harmonies with special guest Corrina Carter on center mic and side mics. The Rockerfellers are also sitting in on McNevin tunes too. A lot of R&R, some originals, wherever the wind blows the set list. This is both a family-freindly and biker-freindly place on the Carquinez Straights, on the water. Watch the container ships, sailboats, and the beautiful reflection of chrome off the Harley's parked out in the dirt. Near Vallejo, Crocket, Hercules area. Cool town, smaller than Niles if you can believe that. 

Sat June 23
Napa, CA
Capp Heritage Winery In downtown Napa. 
Michael McNevin in concert. 7pm doors and mingling, 8pm show. It's FREE! In the deco lounge, walkups welcome. RSVP if you'd like to nab a seat, in case it fills up. 707-254-1922. 
1245 First Street Napa CA 94559 
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Early March 2018 McNevin shows in SoCal & NoCal! 
Friends in SoCal, I'm driving south this morning, in a '92 Cadillac. Her name is Maybelle McGuzzlah. I'll own her for a month or two while I figure out my next touring rig. I've packed a bunch of old cassette tapes for the drive, cuz that's all she's got in her dash. She drives like a dreamboat! 

Details below, hope to see some familiar faces! 
~ Michael
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Wed Feb 28, 7-9:30. 
South Pasadena, CA
Arroyo Seco Golf Course  
Brad Colerick CD Release Party 
Gonna crash the release party for Brad Colerick's new CD, in South Pasadena. If you get there by 5pm, you can also hit 9 holes of Whack & Walk Golf with us. Concert starts at 7pm, at the Arroyo Seco Golf Course. Great listening vibe, tasty affordable food and bevs, a plethora of Who's Whos shows up for these things. This one will be especially special. I'll be doing a tune or two as well.  
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Fri Mar 2nd, 8-10pm. 
North Hollywood, CA. 
Kulak's Woodshed. 
Featuring Michael McNevin.
Hosted by Severin Browne. 
& The First Friday Band. 
8 pm, $10.  (818) 766-9913.
5230 1/2 Laurel Canyon Blvd North Hollywood, CA. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/155566268520204/  
Severin hosts this First Fridays at Kulak's monthly songwriter hang.  I've not played Kulak's in YEARS, it's a great little place! (Like the Mudpuddle Shop's big little brother). Severin is the host, and it's quite a happening.!
Sev and his band will close the night, band (usually) includes: Alex Del Zoppo on piano; Barrett Tagliarino on guitar; John Stowers on bass; Merritt Raff on drums; David Stone on piano and ukulele; Mara Wells on harmonica; Jaynee Thorne and Leslie Beauvais on Background Vocals; with John Cartwright on bass (with Dave and Mara), and Jime Van Booven on bass (with Barrett and Merritt).
(NOTE: Those who cannot attend in person, can watch the webcast live on Concert Window at https://www.concertwindow.com/4937-kulak-s-woodshed-in-north-hollywood-ca-presents-a-v )
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Sat Mar 3rd, 7pm. 
Kagel Canyon, CA. 
"LIVE AT THE A-FRAME". 
McNevn house concert at Coddy & Mary's place. 
A song swap follows concert. 
RSVP: coddy.nuckols@gmail.com or (818) 486-8505. 
11305 Blue Sage Dr. Kagel Canyon, CA 91342. 
Doors 6pm, show at 7pm. $15 donation.
https://www.facebook.com/events/154279068623864/ 
The "Live A The A-Frame" house concert series includes a potluck and a song swap after, RSVP with Coddy. Coddy & Mary have an amazing house, and if you're a diehard, there are usually 10-15 songwriters swapping tunes in the living room after the show is over. Bring a tune or just your ears and hang out a while. The driveway is steep so if this is a problem, please come early and park up near the house. And if you park on the street, be very sure you leave enough room for a firetruck to get by. 
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Sat Mar 10th, 6-9pm. 
House Concert at Caroline's place. 
With Bay Station & Michael McNevin.  
https://www.facebook.com/events/143945796284332/  
A songwriter house concert co-bill with Michael McNevin & Bay Station (featuring Alameda songwriters Deborah Crooks and Kwame Copeland). Doors at 6pm, show at 6:30pm. Sliding suggested donation is $15-25. This is just a half mile from where I live, but it'll feel like miles, a rare occasion to get away from the Mudpuddle Shop - thanks Caroline! Light refreshments provided, and/or BYO favorite beverage. The concert takes place at a private home, seats about 40, cosy and listening room vibe. A possible song swap & jam can follow the concert after the concert. RSVPs are mandatory, email Caroline directly for your seat and the address: Caroline.Testard@gmail.com 
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MICHAEL MCNEVIN
Songwriter Michael McNevin has a vivid brand of storytelling. He started his career in the the bars of the SF East Bay, mixing in a six-month stint in New York, cutting his troubadour teeth in the subways and streets of Greenwich Village. Seasoned vocals and accomplished guitar work underscore the stories, characters, and places he travels. He's been a main stager at some of the bigger music festivals around, including Strawberry, High Sierra, Kerrville, Philly Folk, and SummerFolk. He's been on concert bills with Johnny Cash and The Carter Family, Shawn Colvin, Donovan, Richie Havens, Christine Lavin, Robert Earl Keen, Utah Phillips, and many others. He is winner of the Kerrville New-folk award in Texas, a 7-time winner of the West Coast Songwriters "Song Of The Year" award ('91, '92, '97, '98, '05, '09, '17), was chosen by Performing Songwriter Magazine as a Top 12 "DIY Artist Of The Year", and was nominated "Artist Of The Year" by the National Academy of Songwriters. 


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More Past Shows below - gone all gone, So, onward onward.

McNevin in Moss Beach at Cypress Meadows. Friends in or around Half Moon Bay, this Friday Night Feb 16th at 7:30, a foam and folk fix for all you ocean loving, music loving, beach combers. At Cypress Meadows, a beautiful indoor vibey acoustic place. Flexible donation, plus beer, wine, coffee, tea. Get sandy :).

~ Mike

Fri Night Feb 16th, 7:30.
Moss Beach, CA
Michael McNevin in concert
At Cypress Meadows (ten minutes north of Half Moon Bay).
Walkups welcome! Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30.
RSVP does help plan for seats and suds:
email rsvp@cypressmeadows.net or call 650-728-8045.
343 Cypress Ave. Moss Beach, CA.  
"Pass The Hat" for the music.
Beer, wine, coffee, tea, available too.

Here's a FB Event Link to share & invite also: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1591870047594970/



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“How to get to Sweden & Germany for free with no lead time”. 


That is a VERY good question. Keep reading, below this European gig schedule, is a new "Trick of the Trade". Can't wait to land in Stockholm Saturday Morning, to see songwriter friends in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and in Berlin! Bought some warm clothes for this one. I'll miss Thanksgiving here at home, but I'll be sharing thanks and good times and music with some very sweet Swedes and Germans! 

Happy holidays ~ Michael 
www.michaelmcnevin.com 
info@michaelmcnevin.com 

Sat Nov 18, 7pm. 
Stockholm Sweden. 
Songwriter Cobill with Eva Hillered & Michael McNevin.
Concert is at Eva’s place, contact Eva for details.  
FB Event Page for Eva’s HC: 
www.facebook.com/events/487159244988997

Sun Nov 19. 
Stockholm, Sweden.
Songwriter song swap at Eva’s Place.  
With songwriter Maria Blom, Eva, McNevin, others. 
Casual hang, private, contact Eva for details. 

Mon Nov 20. 
Stockholm, Sweden. 
Maria Blom’s place. 
Mike, Maria, and Caroline play fiddles, guitars, etc. 
Maybe pen a song together too? 
Or we all just nap. 

Tues Nov 21. 
Gothenburg, Sweden.
Song Swap at Sofai Ekberg’s place. 
McNevin, Sofia, Caroline Testard, others. 
Casual, contact Sofia for details on FB: 
https://www.facebook.com/sofia.ekberg.5 

Wed Nov 22, 10am-2pm.  
Gothenburg, Sweden (and surrounding area). 
Löftadalens College. 
McNevin teaches College Songwriting Workshop. 
Sofia Ekberg facilitates and teaches too. 

Wed Nov 22, 6-9pm. 
(not totally sure on the time). 
Löftadalens College. 
Michael McNevin in Concert - one feature set. 
Feature set followed by “Open Stage”. 
A songwriter variety show. 
Contact Sofia Ekberg on Facebook for details: 
https://www.facebook.com/sofia.ekberg.5 

Thurs Nov 23. 
Fjärås, Sweden. 
House Concert with Sofia Ekberg. 
Private, write Mike/Sofia for details. 
Find Sofia on Facebook:  
www.facebook.com/sofia.ekberg.5

Sat Nov 25. 10:30am. 
Berlin, Germany. 
Berlin Boat Fair. 
A Morning Show w/ Claudia Nentwich. 
$40 to get into the fair, at an event center. 
Find Claudia on Facebook for more info: 
www.facebook.com/claudia.nentwich

Sat Nov 25. 
Berlin, Germany. 
Evening House Concert w/ Claudia Nentwich. 
At a private home, in Southeast Berlin. 
Write Mike & Claudia for details. 
Find Claudia on FB at:  
www.facebook.com/claudia.nentwich  

Sun Nov 26
Berlin Germany. 
McNevin busks the streets of Berlin with Caroline. 
Unless it’s too cold to play. 
Otherwise, it’s soup and sightseeing. 

“How to get to Sweden & Germany for free with no lead time”. A couple months ago, Niles neighbor Mara texts Mike “Hey Mike, there's a Free old couch and chairs in the I Street alley between 2nd and 3rd, might fit the shop?” Mike indeed finds abandoned antique red velvet couch in the alley a block from his house, plus two matching chairs. Great condition! Off to the Mudpuddle Shop. Later that week long time Niles neighbor and German native Caroline sees the red couch at a Mudpuddle song swap, wants it. Huh? But Mike likes 100 year old couch & chairs, perfect for the Mudpuddle shop, see how they fit? Simultaneously, Caroline has planned a Thanksgiving time trip over the pond, to see her daughter in Sweden and family in Germany. Smart shopper, she bought roundtrip tix way in advance for herself and fellow Euro/CA transplant John who also wants to see the homeland - $350 each. Caroline then learns John can't go on the Sweden trip with her, something about a green card. Caroline mentions abandoned plane ticket to Mike. Huh? Niles antique dealer values abandoned couch and chairs; $350-400. $500 on a good day. Cha-ching! Mike delivers red velvet couch to Caroline's house. Mike gets a roundtrip nonstop plane ticket Oakland to Stockholm. Mike writes to lovely Sweden & Germany friends for any short notice gigs to be had? Really?? Sweet! Pack the bags! Meant to be.




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Older list of Fall 2017 gigs, booking through Fall and Winter still. Local stuff, festivals, a songwriting award, and a tour to Sweden! To host a house concert, yard concert, or if you have a club or hall somewhere, would love to play your town - info@michaelmcnevin.com


Sept 1 & 2
Strawberry Music Festival in Tuolumne, CA
http://strawberrymusic.com.
McNevin & McCellan play two shows and do two songwriting workshops, check the schedule for the full on blast this festival is. Amazing musicians everywhere around camp, a life changer for me back in 2003, always a joy to return.



Sept 8-10, 2017. 37th Annual West Coast Songwriters Conference in SF.

https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/conference

https://www.facebook.com/events/1767074433320767/

"Cradle To Grave" won "Song Of The Year"! The 37th Annual West Coast Songwriters Conference is this weekend in SF at the Holiday Inn at Fishermans Wharf. "Cradle To Grave" was one of three songs chosen as grand finals winners for "Song of the Year", competitors over a year's time from Portland to Hollywood. The other winners are Mira Goto and Laurin Hunter, and we perform our songs at the Sat Night Sunset Concert, along with the many hit writers from Nashville, LA, and elsewhere populating the conference, the Saturday show, and the industry panels. Songwriters in the SF Bay or within drive shot of the bay, there are Tons of publishers and industry leaders there for all the attendees - pitch your songs for film, TV, album projects, and take in the many seminars about the songwriting biz. There's also a Friday gathering at a local bar, meet and greet of the industry guests and attendees.  


Sept 17, Mudpuddle Shop Jam, 2-5pm. Casual. 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA. Pop in anytime. NO RSVP, drop $ in the baskets for the shop rent. 


Sept 22-24. A house boat concert weekend, 2nd annual. It's private, but if YOU also have a houseboat, or just a house, I'll play in your living room or on the roof with the beach chairs!

Friday Sept 29. Glenn Campbell Tribute Night at The Makeout Room in SF. LOTS of friends on the bill for this one, each doing a Glenn song, honoring one of country music's most beloved figures. RIP Glenn you will be missed! 

Sun Oct 1st. Niles, CA. Mudpuddle Shop Song Swap and Showcase. It's Sara Glaser's birthday, so we're throwing a party. Short single 4 song sets by Sara, Sandi & Skip Snyder, and McNevin. Between the showcases we jam and song swap with other musicians popping in. These shop rent parties are a lot of un. Play until the cows go home, drop in anytime, no RSVP required, come one come all. BYO. 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA. 


Sun Oct 1. Mudpuddle Shop. Song Swap and Showcase. It's Sara Glaser's birthday, so we're throwing a party. Short 4 song sets by Sara, Sandi & Skip Snyder of the Rockerfellers, McNevin, and others also popping in to join the circus for a 3-hour romp. come one come all. 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA. 


Oct 6 & 7. Austin, Nevada. Two private concerts.  


Sun Oct 8. Chouinard Winery in Palomares Canyon, off Niles Canyon. 20th year celebration of Alameda Creek Alliance, the bash includes food, wine, and music by McNevin & The Spokes. As of this writing, 10 seats remain for the food price ($50), but we're likely going to open it up to wine and music only attendees for a $20 donation. Stay tuned and bug McNevin about it if you want to come. info@michaelmcnevin.com  


Oct 14. Carpinteria, CA. Palm Loft Gallery. Concert and art opening and potluck, song circle follows the show, bring your instrument. 


Oct 16-19. Playing in Yosemite at a private campground party. 


Oct 20-22, at EveryFolk campout gathering in Ben Lomond, CA. Music, camping, sharing time in the redwoods. 


Sun Oct 1. Mudpuddle Shop. Song Swap and Showcase. It's Sara Glaser's birthday, so we're throwing a party. Short 4 song sets by Sara, Sandi & Skip Snyder of the Rockerfellers, McNevin, and others also popping in to join the circus for a 3-hour romp. come one come all. 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA. 


Oct 6 & 7. Austin, Nevada. Two private concerts.  


Sun Oct 8. Chouinard Winery in Palomares Canyon, off Niles Canyon. 20th year celebration of Alameda Creek Alliance, the bash includes food, wine, and music by McNevin & The Spokes. As of this writing, 10 seats remain for the food price ($50), but we're likely going to open it up to wine and music only attendees for a $20 donation. Stay tuned and bug McNevin about it if you want to come. info@michaelmcnevin.com  


Oct 14. Carpinteria, CA. Palm Loft Gallery. Concert and art opening and potluck, song circle follows the show, bring your instrument. 


Oct 16-19. Playing in Yosemite at a private campground party. 


Oct 20-22, at EveryFolk campout gathering in Ben Lomond, CA. Music, camping, sharing time in the redwoods. Wed Oct 25. Pacifica, CA. "The Bruce Latimer Show" airs once a month nowadays, this will be one of many appearances over the years. I lovingly refer to him as Johnny Carson on acid. He has hosted almost, or over, 1000 shows in several decades, always featuring two live music guests, with interviews, along the lines of a regular talk show. He even does a monologue. Airs live on cable channel 8 in Pacifica then it gets repeated. Tune in live that night, or watch the syndicated airings as it makes the rounds to other participating NoCal entertainment cable channels. 


Sun Oct 29. Niles, CA. Antsy McClain of "The Trailer Park Troubadours" comes to downtown Niles for a show at The Mudpuddle Shop. Antsy is a great performer and writer, lives in Nashville. McClain and McNevin play short sets, swap tunes, back each other up. Mostly McClain, some of McNevin, and a likely 'after jam'. Haven't settled on a time yet, might do the daytime thing of 2-5pm, or a bit later, 5pm show into a jam as it gets dark. This'll be a good one. $20 admission. Will likely sell out, get your seats early - info@michaelmcnevin.com. 

Sat Nov 4. Emerald Hills, CA. Playing above Woodside, in the hills at Roger & Donna's place. It's a private house concert, will likely sell out. If they don't already have the place filled, email Mike and see about attending. Info@michaelmcnevin.com  

Nov 17-27. On tour in Sweden & Germany! Stockholm, Gothenburg, Berlin. Lots of cobills with Euro songwriter friends, dates and exact cobills TBA. Info@michaelmcnevin.com if you're curious and/or know folks over the pond who'd like to come to a show. 


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The Summer was a blast! On with the Fall :)


M
usic Lovers north, south, east, west, and over the coocoo's nest. More gigs in SoCal and NoCal, and a few more in Washington, Idaho, and Nevada. July and August is busy in Niles too. "At a Glance" list is below (but I'm behind on Facebook event pages and all the addresses and RSVP emails to come to the s