2022
Nights of Grief & Mystery
World Tour

2022 Nights of Grief & Mystery World Tour
The Nights are coming on.
The UK/Ireland tour in late August is set. The US tour is being readied for September through November. We’ll then make our way to you in Australia and New Zealand before travelling across our home country, Oh Canada.
Let’s see what that thirty months of waiting was for.
Let’s find out what we’ve got.

Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’re timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery. They’re quixotic. They have swagger. What would you call such a thing?

We called it Nights of Grief & Mystery.

If you are interested in this event coming to where you live, be in touch with us.

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October 2022

Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 Tour: Montreal, QC

October 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dawson Dome Theatre, 2000 Atwater Street
Montreal, Quebec H3Z 1A4 Canada
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An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm N E W  Location: Dawson Dome Theatre  2000 Atwater St., Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3Z 1A4  Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 Tour: Vergennes, VT

October 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main Street
Vergennes, VT 05491 United States

An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Monday, October 3, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: The Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main Street, Vergennes, VT, 05491 United States  Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 Tour: South Royalton, VT

October 4, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fable Farm, 22 Orchard Hill Road
Barnard, VT 05031 United States

An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: Fable Farm, 22 Orchard Hill Road, Barnard, VT, 05031 United States Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written and…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 Tour: Turners Falls, MA

October 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Shea Theatre Arts Centre, 71 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376 United States
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An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: Shea Theatre Arts Centre. 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls,, MA, 01376 United States Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 Tour: Troy, NY

October 7, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Our Lady of The Apocalypse, 71 Mill Street
Troy, NY 12180 United States
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An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Friday, October 7, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: Our Lady of The Apocalypse, 71 Mill St, Troy, NY 12180 United States  Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life…

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Nights of Grief and Mystery: ROUGH GODS Duo Tour: Powell River, BC

October 21, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cranberry Community Hall, 6828 Cranberry Street
Powell River, British Columbia V8A 3Z5 Canada
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An improbable, impossible night of words and music. A musician and a storyteller. Date: Friday, October 21, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: Cranberry Community Hall, 6828 Cranberry St, Powell River, BC V8A 3Z5 Author/Activist Stephen Jenkinson and recording artist Gregory Hoskins fuse their separate work into an evening that is part book reading, part concert, part poetry, part lamentation, part ribaldry, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there. What would you call such a…

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Nights of Grief and Mystery: ROUGH GODS Duo Tour: Courtenay, BC

October 22, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dove Creek Community Hall, 3400 Burns Road
Courtenay, British Columbia V9J 1S2 Canada
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An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A musician and a storyteller. Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: Dove Creek Community Hall, 3400 Burns Rd, Courtenay, BC V9J 1S2  Author/Activist Stephen Jenkinson and recording artist Gregory Hoskins fuse their separate work into an evening that is part book reading, part concert, part poetry, part lamentation, part ribaldry, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there. What would you call such a thing?…

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Nights of Grief and Mystery: ROUGH GODS Duo Tour: Victoria, BC

October 23, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sunset Labs, 400 Herald St.
Victoria/ Coast Salish Peoples Territory, British Columbia V8W 3N8 Canada
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An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A musician and a storyteller. Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: Sunset Labs, 400 Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 3N8, Canada Author/Activist Stephen Jenkinson and recording artist Gregory Hoskins fuse their separate work into an evening that is part book reading, part concert, part poetry, part lamentation, part ribaldry, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there. What would you call such a thing? We called it…

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Nights of Grief and Mystery: ROUGH GODS Duo Tour: Port Townsend, WA

October 26, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A musician and a storyteller. Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: To Be Announced Author/Activist Stephen Jenkinson and recording artist Gregory Hoskins fuse their separate work into an evening that is part book reading, part concert, part poetry, part lamentation, part ribaldry, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there. What would you call such a thing? We called it Nights of Grief & Mystery. That’s…

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Nights of Grief and Mystery: ROUGH GODS Duo Tour: Vashon Island, WA

October 27, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A musician and a storyteller. Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location:Vashon Center for the Arts, 19600 Vashon Hwy SW Vashon, WA 98070 Author/Activist Stephen Jenkinson and recording artist Gregory Hoskins fuse their separate work into an evening that is part book reading, part concert, part poetry, part lamentation, part ribaldry, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there. What would you call such a thing? We called…

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Nights of Grief and Mystery: ROUGH GODS Duo Tour: Bainbridge Island, WA

October 28, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A musician and a storyteller. Date: Friday, October 28, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: To Be Announced Author/Activist Stephen Jenkinson and recording artist Gregory Hoskins fuse their separate work into an evening that is part book reading, part concert, part poetry, part lamentation, part ribaldry, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there. What would you call such a thing? We called it Nights of Grief & Mystery. That’s what’s…

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November 2022

Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 Tour: Cleveland OH

November 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Thursday, Nov 10, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: LaSalle Theatre, 823 East 185th Street, Cleveland, OH, 44119  Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 Tour: Pittsburgh PA

November 11, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Fri, Nov 11, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: THIS IS RED, 605 East 9th Avenue, Munhall, PA, 15120  Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud.…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 Tour: Washington DC

November 13, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Sun, Nov 13, 2022. Show Time: 7:00pm/door opens at 6:30pm Location:All Souls Church Unitarian - The Sanctuary1500 Harvard Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20009  Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 Tour: Roanoke, VA

November 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Grandin Theatre, 1310 Grandin Road SW
Roanoke, VA 24015 United States
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An improbable, impossible night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Monday, Nov. 14th, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: The Grandin Theatre, 1310 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015  Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 Tour: Franklin, TN

November 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Mockingbird Theater, 230 Franklin Rd., Building 6
Franklin, 37064 United States
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An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Wed. Nov 16, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: The Mockingbird Theater, 230 Franklin Rd., Building 6, Franklin, TN 37064  Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 Tour: Louisville, KY

November 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Fri, Nov 18, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location:KCD - Quaker School/ Kentucky Country Day School  Theater, 4100 Springdale Road, Louisville, KY, 40241  Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 Tour: Cincinnati, OH

November 19, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Woodward Theater | Weddings & Events Hall, 1404 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Sat, Nov 19, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: Woodward Theater | Weddings & Events Hall1404 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202  Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 Tour: Seattle, WA

November 25, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Washington Hall, 153 14th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Fri., Nov 25th, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122  Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 Tour: Portland, OR

November 27, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
TOC Concert Hall (The Old Church), 1422 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Fri., Nov 25th, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: TOC Concert Hall (The Old Church), 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201  Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are…

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December 2022

Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 Tour: Topanga, CA

December 7, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Corazón Performing Arts Theater, 125 S Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Topanga, CA 90290 United States
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An improbable, impossible night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Wed., Dec 7th, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: Corazón Performing Art, 125 S Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290  Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written and…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 Tour: Albuquerque, NM

December 15, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Albuquerque, New Mexico, location to be confirmed soon, 1mainst.
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Thurs., Dec. 15th, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: Albuquerque, location to be confirmed soon  Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 Tour: Austin, TX

December 18, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Austin Austin, TX 78701 United States + Google Map

An improbable, impossible night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Sun., December 18th, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: Austin, TX to be confirmed soon The 2022 World Tour Finale  Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written and…

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Dead Starling Session

A ten-minute excerpt from Dead Starling Session. The two pieces that started it all—Gregory’s Take a Little Walk and Stephen’s poetic response All the Songs of Love—were last-minute additions to the lineup of the film. What you see here is the first take of the song and the very first (and only) time the band and Stephen run down the poem. It doesn’t say everything about Nights of Grief and Mystery, but it says alot.

Author/Activist Stephen Jenkinson and recording artist Gregory Hoskins fuse their separate work into an evening that is part book reading, part concert, part poetry, part lamentation, part ribaldry, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there. That’s what’s been performed to sold out houses in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Iceland and the USA.

Five years after its’ inception, Nights of Grief & Mystery: Dark Roads, Rough Gods World Tour travels the dark road through 70 cities on four continents over six months.

Friends are forged on the dark road heading out of town.

And so we head there again, sojourning across the world in the name of psychic sanity and spiritual resolve in these most troubled and troubling of times.

That dark road thing?

That is more than an image.  That is what we do.  That is our devotional act.