Dan Weber with Michael Henchman in Concert
Seattle Folklore Society is delighted to bring back award-winning Dan Weber for an evening with this crowd favorite Americana singer-songwriter. Dan will be joined by songwriter Michael Henchman on bass.
A gifted storyteller, Dan wins over audiences with his natural charisma, upbeat performances, authentic songwriting, and hilarious stories from the many roads hes traveled. His songs have been described as Guthrie-esque and reminiscent of early John Prine and A rare combination of wit, emotion and Harry Chapin-esque imagery.
Dan has been described as "The Classic Mid-Life Overnight Sensation" after bursting onto the festival scene in 2010 to a standing ovation at the Sisters Folk Festival for his engaging set in the Dave Carter songwriting contest. Since then hes toured extensively across the country becoming a rare 3 time finalist in the legendary Kerrville New Folk competition, had 2 top finishes in the Woody Guthrie songwriting contest and in 2015 won the prestigious Winfield, Kansas NewSong contest for Oh Woody, his anthemic tribute to Woody Guthrie, that rose to #2 on the Folk charts in 2015.
An ex-Park Ranger, Eagle Scout, Altar boy and lifelong Deadhead, he left his hometown of Rochester, NY in 1989 in a beat-up primer grey 78 Pontiac Trans-Am with a guy named Joe he'd met in a bar the night before, and never looked back. Living first in Seattle during the grunge era, then off the grid in a sheepherders trailer in Utah's remote Canyonlands National Park, Weber eventually moved back north to Vancouver, WA. Along the way he picked up stories and hitchhikers and eventually, picked up a guitar and began writing songs.
His songs have been described as "Guthrie-esque and reminiscent of early John Prine" and "A rare combination of wit, emotion and Harry Chapin-esque imagery" and the UKs Maverick Magazine said: "4 Stars: The touch of a true Master Craftsman songwriter." Theres also been recognition from DJs: "Hank and Jesus is easily the best folk song I heard last year" and The Victory Review wrote "Weber's writing is as strong as any in the Contemporary Folk community. Goodbye to Dad is one of the best original tunes that I have heard in a long time."
None other than legendary Folk troubadour Ramblin Jack Elliott said "I love Dan's songs and he tells really good stories."
After the success of 2015s release of What I'm Lookin' For, a 14 song CD of classic Folk and Americana that climbed to #6 on the charts and included Oh Woody as well as the breakout hit (I Deal with) Crazy ALL Day, an everyman's anthem and crowd sing-a-long favorite, Weber is currently working on his first live recording and new material for an upcoming CD. If his phenomenal growth in such a short period of time is any indication, it promises to be his best work yet.
For this show, Dan is joined by songwriter, musician, right-brain dreamer, left-brain artisan. Michael Henchman on bass. Michaels thoughtful, lyric driven songwriting often draws inspiration from roads less traveled that have beckoned since childhood - living across the U.S., in Europe, and many years in central Alaska - to create a contemporary Americana sound that is at once warm and reminiscent, bringing to life new stories on age-old journeys through love and loss, hard times and hope. His experiences instilled a deep fascination with open spaces and with how the heart becomes entangled by time and distance.
Over the years, Michael has performed in various folk, rock-n-roll and jazz bands - as bassist, vocalist, and guitarist - and he has also composed instrumental music for several public television programs about Alaska.
This concert combining the talents of Dan and Michael is not to be missed. You won't be disappointed.
Advance tickets are $16, ($2 discount for members,students and seniors), $8 for youth. Day of show tickets at the door are $2 more for adult tickets ($18/$16/$8), payable by cash or check.
Phinney Neighborhood Center Concert Hall (Brick Building down the hill) (View)
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|