|Feb 10, 2018 / 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Doors open 30 minutes before the show.|
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle Buy Tickets online or 1-800-838-3006
Award Winning songwriter Dan Weber 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 he’s 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 hed 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 Utahs remote Canyonlands National Park, Weber eventually moved back north to Portland, OR, and settled in a 1948 Kaiser shipyard workers house in Vancouver, WA. Along the way he picked up stories and hitchhikers and eventually, picked up a guitar and began writing songs.
Weber began performing later in life at age 40 but being a gifted storyteller, he quickly won over audiences with his natural charisma, upbeat performances, authentic songwriting, and off-the-cuff hilarious stories from the many roads hes traveled. None other than legendary Folk troubadour Ramblin Jack Elliott said “I love Dans songs and he tells really good stories.”
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.”
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.
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.
Advance tickets are available from https://danweber-sfs.brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006, and at our concerts prior to the show. Ticket sales begin approximately 60 days before show date.
|Ticket Prices||Advance Purchase||At Door|
|SFS / PNA Member||$14||$16|
|Senior / Student||$14||$16|