Dan Blakeslee and the Calabash Club
"Road Hymns" Record Release
Marjorie Senet and The Broken-Home Boys
With a suitcase of songs, Maine folk troubadour Dan Blakeslee ventured into the smoke laden subways of Boston in 1995 to practice his craft. His songs of true life adventures combine the essence of early folk music with a dose of country grit.
“There is a feeling of antiquity to the songs, which are written in a poetic language that could have been taken from Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass”
He has toured the U.S. and performed with Josh Ritter, Sean Rowe, David Wax Museum, Lydia Loveless, The Lumineers, Old 97’s, The Black Lillies, Liam Finn and Kimya Dawson among others. In 2015 his dream of playing Newport Folk Festival became a reality, the location where Bob Dylan went electric 50 years earlier. Dan Blakeslee delivers his songs with that same heart of a young, lyric scribbling troubadour, who knows because he’s tried it, can out sing a passing train.
Dan Blakeslee: Guitar, Vocals, Songwriting, Story-telling & Humor
Mike Effenberger: Accordion
Nick Phaneuf: Bass
Jim Rudolph: Drums
$13 advance | $16 day-of
*fees not included