Dan Weber to serenade the islands

  • Tue Jan 22nd, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Liven up a dark winter’s night with some award-winning songwriting and master storytelling.

Americana musician Dan Weber is coming to the Orcas Island Grange on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. Weber will be accompanied by Portland-area multi-instrumentalist Michael Henchman. Lopez songwriter Phil Paige will open.

Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $15 ($5 for accompanied minors) at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are appreciated. Email houseconcertsintheglen@gmail.com to ensure your seat.

Weber heads to Lopez the night before. Weber will perform at the Lopez Island Grange on Friday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. Orcas songwriter Mandy Troxel will open.

Weber is an engaging performer with a gift for storytelling. He won the prestigious Winfield ‘NewSong’ contest for “Oh Woody,” his tribute to Woody Guthrie, and is a rare three-time finalist in the legendary Kerrville New Folk competition.

A former National Park Service Ranger, his songs have been described as “reminiscent of early John Prine” and as “insightful and awfully funny.” Legendary folk troubadour Ramblin’ Jack Elliott said, “I love Dan’s songs, and he tells really good stories.” Born in Rochester, New York, he now lives in Vancouver, Washington.