Happy New Year!~Welcome to Dan Weber’s ‘I Deal with Crazy ALL Day’ Newsletter!!

Welcome to Dan Weber’s ‘I Deal with Crazy ALL Day’ Newsletter!!

Here’s the Latest Info. on Upcoming Shows and New Music.

Thanks for Keeping in Touch!

Peace~dan

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Howdy Friends: Happy New Year!!

I Hope you had a great Holiday! Mine was a head-scratcher–literally. My wonderful wife Diane bought me one of those weird looking wire head-scratchers. It’s hard to describe but when you use it you feel like you’re communicating with aliens. So naturally I love it!

BTW—I’ve started using ‘Mail Chimp’ for these occasional missives I call the ‘(I Deal with) Crazy ALL Day’ Newsletter. Mostly because I thought the Monkey was kinda cute…

Lots of News and New Music afoot:

#1 The NEW CD, ‘What I’m Lookin For’ is so close to being done I can taste it and will be released on March 21st & 22nd at a very special 2 Night Celebration at Artichoke Music in Portland (see below). Both shows will be recorded for a LIVE CD and there will be several great musical guests. In short–it’s gonna be FAN-tastic!!!

-‘What I’m Lookin For’ has 14 new songs including ‘(I Deal with) Crazy ALL Day’, ‘Oh Woody’, ‘Pretty Good Tonight’, and ‘Do You Ride Horses’ to name a few and several you’ve probably not heard before since I’ve not played them live. I Loved ‘Ash and Bone’ (and still do) but ‘What I’m Lookin For’ is my best songwriting yet and it somehow feels more ‘Personal’, so I really think you’re gonna love it!

-Reservations for the show are available starting Tuesday, January 6th (through Artichoke Music) and they will likely go FAST so get yours early!! To Reserve your seats (15.00 each) Contact Artichoke Music at 503-232-8845.

#2 I’ve got a short Valentine’s Day Weekend Tour in Texas and Oklahoma–that I’m Super-Excited about!! Uncle Calvins in Dallas, Rouse House Concerts in Houston, and the Historic Depot for the Winter Wind Concert Series in Norman, OK. It’s gonna be GREAT!!!

-Dates/Links below. Please do tell your friends and family in those parts—I’d Love to meet ‘em and play for them–besides, it’s gonna be waaaaay better than the crowded restaurants that weekend!!

-BTW, the tour ends in Kansas City at the Folk Alliance International Music Conference. Think of 1,000 musicians all staying in the same hotel playing music all night long. Usually breaks up about 4am. Yikes…

#3 I’ve got 2 Local Shows coming up!:

-On Saturday January 24th it’s Songwriter’s Night with Bob Howard at the Historic Ascension Chapel in Portland. Details below. Jerry Towell will join me. This will be a really fun night to play in such a cool place!

-I’ll also be playing at the Peninsula Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, WA with Jerry Towell on Saturday April 11th. I think it’d be a Perfect plan to take a Spring weekend at the beach, don’t you??

#4 I’ve been named a Finalist in the South Florida Folk Festival’s Songwriting Contest in Ft. Lauderdale on January 17th-18th. They had me at ‘Ft. Lauderdale in January’. A great lineup too! Friends in Florida?? Have ‘em check it out!

Lastly, and most importantly, I wanted to say a HUGE ‘Thank YOU’ for all the support this last year! So many great things happened in 2014: A 2nd time as a Kerrville ‘New Folk’ Finalist, the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, opening for Ian Tyson, Tom May’s Winterfolk at the Aladdin, the SWRFA conference, Tucson, CT Folk, Tumbleweed, and the epic ‘Front Porch’ tour!

Dang, it WAS a Great year!!

But the thing is–if you know me well–then you know that the MOST rewarding part of playing the shows was meeting folks all over the country and getting to know them. I met so many Wonderful people and your hospitality and kind words are what kept me going. It’s as Simple as that. So ‘Thank YOU!’ for Listening, Reading, Sharing, and Helping me make this long, Crazy musical journey of mine possible…I’m humbled by your overwhelming show of support.

Hey–If you have a favorite local venue you’d like me to play at or would be interested in hosting a House Concert (which ARE the greatest things since sliced bread BTW), shoot me an email, let’s talk!!!

And one last BIG Thanks! to my crack team–my ‘Tribe’–of ridiculously Cool Friends, Fans, Independent DJ’s and just Wonderful People (You know who you are!!!) who keep sharing the songs and the CD’s with their friends, family, etc. It’s truly extraordinary and it means so, so much to me. Please Don’t Stop Now!

Gratefully!
dan

Texas Valentine

“My Funny (Texas/Oklahoma) Valentine Tour”

I’m Super EXCITED to play 3 shows over Valentine’s Day Weekend in Texas and Oklahoma!!

Friday February 13th: Opening for the Great Trio ‘Brother Sun’ at the Legendary Uncle Calvin’s in Dallas, TX.
https://www.unclecalvins.org/showprofile.aspx?showdate=201502132000

Saturday February 14th: Valentines Day at the Fabulous Rouse House Concerts in Houston Heights, TX!
https://www.facebook.com/rouse.house.concerts

Sunday February 15th: The Fantastic Winter Wind Concert Series at the Historic Norman Depot in Norman, OK.
https://www.pasnorman.org/programs/winterwind

Do Tell your Friends and Family in Texas and Oklahoma to come see us!!!

artichoke

‘What I’m Lookin’ For’ CD Release Shows!!!

March 21st & 22nd, 2015.

A Very Special 2 Night CD Release Celebration at Artichoke Music for ‘What I’m Lookin’ For’, my Brand New CD featuring 14 songs including ‘Oh Woody’ and ‘(I Deal with) Crazy ALL Day’.

Both shows will be Recorded for an upcoming LIVE CD and will include Special Musical guests including:

Jerry Towell: Guitar, Tim Connell: Mandolin & Anna Tivel: Fiddle with more guests to come! These are going to be 2 AMAZING shows!!!

**Note: Artichoke is a Wonderful, Intimate venue, so seating is EXTREMELY Limited. Reservations are available starting Tuesday, January 6th.**

To Reserve your seats (15.00 each), Contact Artichoke Music at 503-232-8845.
https://artichokemusic.org/contact/index.html
You don’t want to miss these Special Shows!!

P.S.: Artichoke is the HEART of the local acoustic music scene and has the finest listening room in Portland. They’re a non-profit and could really use your support!

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Saturday, January 24th. Songwriter’s Night with Bob Howard at the Historic Ascension Chapel in Portland. Jerry Towell joins us. Note: There will be a Potluck at 5:30 pm, then Bob and I will be doing a fun Q&A/Workshop titled: “Creativity After 40: It’s Never Too Late to Start.” Show at 7:00 pm.

Penninsula Arts Center

Saturday, April 11th at the Peninsula Arts Center in Long Beach, WA with Jerry Towell. I’ve been looking forward to this for quite some time–it’ll be a great weekend at the Beach!!
https://peninsulaartscenter.org/concerts/

SFFF

Just got this email:

“We are pleased to inform you that you have been selected as a Finalist in the 2015 South Florida Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition, for your songs ‘Hank & Jesus’ and ‘Oh Woody.’ We had a huge number of submissions, and the fact that you were selected is a reflection of how highly all of our judges regarded your music. You should be extremely proud.”

Very Cool!!

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About Dan Weber

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’ 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 sheepherder’s trailer in Utah’s remote Canyonlands National Park, Weber eventually moved back north to Portland, OR, and settled in a 1948 Kaiser shipyard worker’s house in Vancouver, VA. 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 he’s traveled. None other than legendary Folk troubadour Ramblin’ Jack Elliott said “I love Dan’s 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 UK’s Maverick Magazine said: “4 Stars: The touch of a true Master Craftsman songwriter.” There’s also been recognition from DJ’s: “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 2015’s 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.
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