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Leavitt Theatre

Live Music: "Dan Blakeslee"

Maine folk troubadour Dan Blakeslee is equal parts musician & artist. His songs combine the essence of early folk music with a dose of country grit & can out-sing a passing train!

Live Music: "Dan Blakeslee"
Live Music: "Dan Blakeslee"

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Jun 03, 2024, 9:00 PM – 9:05 PM

Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St, Ogunquit, ME 03907, USA

About the event

Live music 9p-11p | FREE | kindly, tip your musicians 

All seats are first-come, first-served! Come early to scoop your favorite spot. 

While attending art school in Baltimore, MD 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. His songs of true life adventures combine the essence of early folk music with a dose of country grit. Dan Blakeslee delivers his songs with that same heart of a young, lyric scribbling troubadour, who knows because he’s tried it, can out sing a passing train.  

The hills and highways are made for wandering, this has been deep rooted in Dan Blakeslee who performs an average of 200 shows per year. He has toured the U.S. and performed with Josh Ritter, Sean Rowe, The Lumineers, Old 97's, The Black Lillies, and 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.

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