Dan Blakeslee & The Calabash Club
While attending art school in Baltimore, Maryland Dan Blakeslee, a Maine native discovered that he had an equal and deeply rooted connection to music. He would sneak into the galleries to play his guitar through the late hours of the evening surrounded by easels and oil paintings. After four years in Charm City he returned to his childhood home in the Tatnic Woods of South Berwick, ME. That summer he played street corners in New Hampshire and Maine while working at a lobster restaurant. His employer urged him to sever ties to manual labor for one of a more musical nature. A phone call from a friend offering him a room in Somerville, MA began his journey south in 1995. While settling into this artful community he began to practice his craft in the smoke laden subways of Boston.
Blakeslee has six albums under his belt. Two recorded by long time art school friend Ron Harrity (Peapod Recordings). The first of the two Lincoln Street Roughs was recorded in a warehouse called The Map Room in Portland, Maine in 2007. The next was Tatnic Tales released on May 10, 2011. It is a collection of Blakeslees country folk songs most stemming from real life experiences. This album features his band The Calabash Club who formed in a Dover, NH basement in October of 2008. The members: Mike Effenberger piano, Nick Phaneuf bass, and Jim Rudolf drums; are the essential ingredients in this acoustic folk outfit. Tatnic Tales was recorded in Dean Ludingtons barn in North Berwick, ME by the railroad as the friendship between the members of the band bloomed. Tatnic is the first full length album the band has recorded together to date. Blakeslees most recent album Owed To The Tanglin Wind was recorded at the Columbus Theatre in Providence, RI by Ben Knox Miller and Jeffrey Prystowsky (The Low Anthem). It was released August 19th, 2014 with which Blakeslee did extensive touring in 2015. This album received Album Of The Year from Red Line Roots. Blakeslee was also awarded 2014 Folk Artist Of The Year at the Boston Music Awards, and Male Performer of The Year at the 2015 New England Music Awards.
The band is finishing up a new record to be released this year.
ATWOOD'S IS A MIX OF SEATING AND STANDING ROOM. PURCHASING A TICKET DOES NOT GUARANTEE SEATING.
THIS IS A 21+ SHOW!
Atwood's Tavern (View)
877 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02141
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|