Master of the banjo and slide guitar, Tony Furtado updates today with new listings for Montana and Oregon. New dates include September 30 in Great Falls, Montana at Machinery Row, October 1 in Helena, Montana at Miller’s Crossing, October 10 in Portland, Oregon at Doug Fir Lounge and November 8 in Tucson at Old Town Artisans.

Jessica Simpson takes her new-found love of country music to Phoenix on September 13. Ms. Simpson also adds a Windsor, Ontario show for September 25.

Richard Shindell updates today with listings for Oklahoma and Texas. On the OK side, look for Mr. Shindell at The Blue Door in Oklahoma City on October 8, and on October 9 the artist will play All Soul Acoustic Coffeehouse in Tulsa. On October 10 the city is Dallas and the venue is Uncle Calvin’s.

Folk rockers Girlyman roll into Iowa City, Iowa on September 14. Other dates include September 16 in Omaha, September 17 in Lawrence, Kansas, September 20 in Norman, Oklahoma, November 2 in South Burlington, Vermont and New York City on November 5.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Mark Erelli, Mark Geary, Martyn Joseph, Meg Hutchinson, Garnet Rogers, Ellis Paul, Brian Vander Ark, Cheryl Wheeler, Tennessee Three and Tracy Grammer.

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