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DAN BLAKESLEE performs NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL for the first time!

Shortly after sending the Newport Folk Festival committee his music video, Dan Blakeslee was added last minute to the 2015 festival line up which included Roger Waters, The Decemberists, James Taylor, Tallest Man On Earth, Sufjan Stevens, Hozier, Iron And Wine, Ben Bridwell, Jason Izbell, [...]

New England Music Awards “Male Performer Of The Year”

I brought home “Male Performer Of The Year” at the New England Music Awards which caught me totally by surprise! I am deeply honored to receive this award. So many wonderful friends and longtime musical comrades were honored the same night. Very proud to be a part of this musical family in New England!  [...]

2014 BOSTON FOLK ARTIST OF THE YEAR!

It’s been quite the long musical journey from my start in Maine eventually moving down to Somerville, MA in 1995 to play the smoke laden subways of Boston. I poured my heart out on street corners, performing hundreds and hundreds of shows in various venues [...]

Dan Blakeslee

While attending art school in Baltimore, Maryland Dan Blakeslee, a Maine native discovered that he had an equal and deeply rooted connection to music. He would sneak into the galleries to play his guitar through the late hours of the evening surrounded by easels and oil paintings. After four years in “Charm City” he returned to his childhood home in the Tatnic Woods of South Berwick, ME. That summer he played street corners in New Hampshire and Maine while working at a lobster restaurant. His employer urged him to sever ties to manual labor for one of a more musical nature. A phone call from a friend offering him a room in Somerville, MA began his journey south in 1995. While settling into this artful community he began to practice his craft in the smoke laden subways of Boston. He now has been making music and art in the New England region ever since, leading him to tour the U.S.. He has performed with The Low Anthem, David Wax Museum, Lydia Loveless, The Lumineers, Deer Tick, Liam Finn, Brown Bird, Joe Fletcher, Jonah Tolchin, Pearl and the Beard, Will Dailey, Death Vessel, 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.
FROM THE HOSTESS

We've run into Dan on the streets around New England and listened to his absolutely unique shows and are more than pleased to bend our "no opener" rule for him. Dan and The DuPont Brothers were supposed to play at Birdseye Lounge in Portsmouth, but they are closing, so a quick reschedule of venue was in order. This we do with love.  -Nani

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