Fellow Traveller

Winter Wheat, John K. Samson

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“After his statement, Blunt, who is now 72, broke down in tears. Then he left the Times looking a lonely figure, and pursued by pressmen.”
—BBC Nine O’Clock News, November 20, 1979

Rain for the last day that I will be known the way that I want them to know me. Rain for reporters’ predictable leads on the darkening stain of my name. Rain, like the morning you left with the International Brigade, the streak of your face at the glass

when the train pulled away. The aspidistra that refused to die;
a miniature camera in a Cambridge tie; to get that Soviet control to crack a smile. All in our file, my fellow traveller. Sleep for the telephone’s silent receiver on its beetle-black back in the hall. Sleep for the bottle that rolled off my desk and danced itself out on the floor. Sleep for the overturned ashtray splayed across an unmade bed, while I interrogate every word that I ever said. I fall from buildings into angry air, lecture my students in my underwear, but once I was allowed to dream of you instead,
my dear defected fellow traveller—how you booked your final passage with a passport that you paid for with a pair of roller skates, how you dyed your hair and moustache, put on a Mid-Atlantic accent but you couldn’t stop the shakes when they asked where you had come from, and you muttered, “That’s a good one,” that you were “never really certain.” Every umbrella down on Portman Square opens and closes to arraign our fair theory of something I can’t picture anymore: a forgery for my fellow travellers. I won’t wait to see. I still believe in you and me. My fellow traveller.

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    Gainesville, FL
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    Atlanta, GA
    City Winery Atlanta
  3. 10.15.2017
    Nashville, TN
    City Winery Nashville
  4. 10.16.2017
    St Louis, MO
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  5. 10.17.2017
    Kansas City, MO
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Shelter Valley Folk Festival tonight at 8:00 PM. Tomorrow is Orillia at The Brownstone Cafe

http://www.facebook.com/events/426307757406058

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Danke für eine tolle Tour durch Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz. Danke auch an Shotgun Jimmie & Sir Simon!

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Wichtige Durchsage an die Hamburger:
Beim Konzert am 27.05. im Uebel & Gefährlich ist schon um 19:30 Uhr Einlass - Sir Simon eröffnet um 20:30 Uhr.

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Artist Bio

John K. Samson

John K. Samson

Inspired by the search for connection and community, his hometown of Winnipeg, and our individual and collective struggles with addictions to drugs, screens, and fossil ...

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A message from John:

I’m grateful for your thoughtful attention to the news displayed here at my artist facebook page. I don’t participate in social media myself, so all posts are made by the kind people at Epitaph/ANTI Records.

I’d be very happy to hear from you if you’d like to write me a letter or a postcard. I’m at P.O. Box 83, 971 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3M 3S3, Canada.

Thanks very ...

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A message from John:

I’m grateful for your thoughtful attention to the news displayed here at my artist facebook page. I don’t participate in social media myself, so all posts are made by the kind people at Epitaph/ANTI Records.

I’d be very happy to hear from you if you’d like to write me a letter or a postcard. I’m at P.O. Box 83, 971 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3M 3S3, Canada.

Thanks very ...

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows.

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John K. Samson will be playing the following shows in Europe in November / December:

JOHN K. SAMSON solo
Support: Sir Simon

29.11. BE - Eeklo, N9
30.11. Essen, Zeche Carl
01.12. CH - Zürich, Eldorado
02.12. A - Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm
03.12. Reutlingen, FranzK
04.12. Köln, Blue Shell
05.12. UK - Kingston, Fighting Cocks
06.12. UK - Manchester, Kraak (sold out)
08.12. UK - London, Oslo
09.12. Neunkirchen, Stummsche Reithalle
10.12. Wiesbaden, Schlachthof

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John has some solo shows lined up for November. He would also like you to know his curling team won their first game. www.johnksamson.com/updates

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John passes on his sincere thanks to all who attended the recent shows in Ontario. Just a reminder that this site is administered by his labels, and sometimes his tour manager, and he isn't active on Facebook. You can write to JKS at: PO Box 83, 971 Corydon Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3M 3S3, Canada.

See Original

A message from John:

I’m grateful for your thoughtful attention to the news displayed here at my artist facebook page. I don’t participate in social media myself, so all posts are made by the kind people at Epitaph/ANTI Records.

I’d be very happy to hear from you if you’d like to write me a letter or a postcard. I’m at P.O. Box 83, 971 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3M 3S3, Canada.

Thanks very ...

See Original

Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows.

See Original

John K. Samson will be playing the following shows in Europe in November / December:

JOHN K. SAMSON solo
Support: Sir Simon

29.11. BE - Eeklo, N9
30.11. Essen, Zeche Carl
01.12. CH - Zürich, Eldorado
02.12. A - Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm
03.12. Reutlingen, FranzK
04.12. Köln, Blue Shell
05.12. UK - Kingston, Fighting Cocks
06.12. UK - Manchester, Kraak (sold out)
08.12. UK - London, Oslo
09.12. Neunkirchen, Stummsche Reithalle
10.12. Wiesbaden, Schlachthof

Tickets can ...

See Original

John has some solo shows lined up for November. He would also like you to know his curling team won their first game. www.johnksamson.com/updates

See Original

John passes on his sincere thanks to all who attended the recent shows in Ontario. Just a reminder that this site is administered by his labels, and sometimes his tour manager, and he isn't active on Facebook. You can write to JKS at: PO Box 83, 971 Corydon Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3M 3S3, Canada.

See Original

Shelter Valley Folk Festival tonight at 8:00 PM. Tomorrow is Orillia at The Brownstone Cafe

http://www.facebook.com/events/426307757406058

See Original

Danke für eine tolle Tour durch Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz. Danke auch an Shotgun Jimmie & Sir Simon!

See Original

Wichtige Durchsage an die Hamburger:
Beim Konzert am 27.05. im Uebel & Gefährlich ist schon um 19:30 Uhr Einlass - Sir Simon eröffnet um 20:30 Uhr.

See Original