Author Archives: Dan Weber

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.

Announcing the ‘Ain’t Done Ramblin’ Yet’ 2015 Tour!!!

Howdy Friends!! I just back from the Tucson Folk Festival yesterday and am already re-packing and gearing up for the Ain’t Done Ramblin’ Yet 2015 Tour. As you can tell by the dates and the distances between them, it promises … Continue reading

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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 Howdy Friends: Happy New Year!! I Hope you had a great Holiday! Mine … Continue reading

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Scared the Hell out of my cat Zeke…

Grateful Blog Day 106: Sunday was one of those ridiculously amazing days where everything that’s good can and did happen to me…I can’t even talk about it now. So mostly I ran around the house and jumped up and down … Continue reading

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A Really Good Show…

Grateful Blog Day 105: (this was Saturday’s Grateful Blog…I’m behind…). I saw Hayes Carll in concert on Saturday night. The best part of the show was seeing so many friends there. Four years ago I didn’t know a single one … Continue reading

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A Stitch in Time: Pendleton, Oregon…

Grateful Blog Day 104: I woke up in Pendleton, Oregon the other morning, the town made famous by its annual rodeo and the woolen mills by the same name. It was a little disorienting since I’d been camping in the … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation: Shouting into the Wind…

Grateful Blog Day 103: Yesterday I stopped off at a rest area to stretch my legs and write this blog. I had it all written—a picture, the works. But a storm kicked up and somewhere in the wind of the … Continue reading

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The Canyons…

Grateful Blog Day 102: Woke up this morning to this scene in Mountain Time but still deep in the canyons of SE Oregon at Succor Creek. Yesterday I wandered the canyons of Leslie Gulch, my new favorite place. The guide … Continue reading

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The Hot Spring…

Grateful Blog Day 101: I drove 11 hours to get here. Took the long way by far. Lakeview. Plush. Adel. Denio. Fields. Andrews. Last night around midnight while soaking in the spring, the moon rose orange and slow, shimmering over … Continue reading

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East of Adel, Oregon…

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Waiting to Cross…

Grateful Blog Day 100: I waited 3 times on the highway today…once for a herd of deer another a herd of Bighorn sheep and then for a real live cattle drive…I was Grateful to be driving slow and sightseeing and … Continue reading

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