Let’s start this update with Natalie MacMaster, shall we? The award-winning fiddler from Nova Scotia updates today with a Calgary booking slotted for December 9 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. Other new dates include December 10 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, at The Esplanade; December 14 in Cranbrook, British Columbia, at Key City Theatre and December 14 in Trail, British Columbia, at Charles Bailey Theatre.

We also have new dates for Al Di Meola, but you’ll have to head to Seattle to experience them. The jazz guitarist has a multi-night stand slotted at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle for January 29 through February 1.

Gospel group Gold City details a very busy schedule for January, February and March. New dates include January 9 in Southaven, Mississippi, at Trinity Baptist Church; January 31 in Gainesville, Georgia, at Georgia Mountains Center; February 8 in Orlando, Florida, at First Baptist Church and March 22 in Macon, Georgia, at Cornerstone Baptist Church.

And we have some new December dates for James McMurtry. The 4th puts the singer / songwriter in Gainesville, Florida, for a show at Common Grounds. On the 9th look for Mr. McMurtry in Jacksonville, Florida, at Jack Rabbits. The 11th brings him to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he will play Chuck’s Fish and December 12 is Lafayette, Louisiana, at the Blue Moon Saloon & Guest House.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Jewel, Jason Crabb, Holly Cole, Hoots & Hellmouth, Jay Brannan, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Michael Combs, Pearl Django, Sandra Bernhard, Todd Snider and They Might Be Giants.

Hey! Where ya going? We still have two hours of heavy-duty, down-and-dirty researching and processing before our day is done. Stay on top of all the latest concert information with your last update of the day – The Closing Bell – posting around 5 pm (PST) on Pollstar.com!