It’s new European dates for Bettye LaVette today. Latest additions to Ms. LaVette’s 2008 schedule include shows in Milan, Rome, London and Casablanca.

Coco Montoya is quickly filling in her winter calendar with new dates for January, February, March and August in places like Orlando, New York and Virginia Beach; Carrie Rodriguez adds Ames, Iowa, in the winter and Winnipeg, Manitoba, for the summer; Brian Howe slots a new Wisconsin date for January, shows in Texas and Colorado for February, Virginia in May and Michigan for June and Chris Cain adds California towns San Francisco and Fremont for February and Sacramento and Arcadia for March.

Look for Mavis Staples to appear in Bremen, Germany, in April and Fall River, MA, in May; John Nemeth will be all over both east and west coasts in the U.S. during ’08; The Duke Robillard Band adds Ottawa and Toronto for January, Piermont, NY, for February; Harper continues to fatten its calendar with new listings for Iowa, North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, Massachusetts, Florida and Alabama and Allen Toussaint rolls into Chicago in February.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the itineraries for Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band, Charlie Musselwhite, Children 18:3, Addison Road, Bethany Dillon, David Lindley, Hamilton Loomis, Corb Lund, Jason Eady, James Cotton Band, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Wrights and Richard Thompson’s “1000 Years of Popular Music.”

And we’re on the final leg for this fine, fine Thursday. Check out more dates and data in your final update of the day – The Closing Bell – coming up around 5 PM (PST) from!