Meet Dan Blakeslee

Dan Blakeslee is one of fourteen acts to appear at the 2022 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Thursday Night Music Stage.

Not only is Dan a dynamic musician and entertaining performer, but he is also a first-class graphic artist. He was one of the first people to come to mind when the curation of the Thursday Night Music Stage began. Dan plays as a solo act as well as making merriment as Dan Blakeslee and the Calabash Club and there’s more…. look for his alter ego, Doctor Gasp, who often makes appearances around Halloween time.  Please welcome Dan for this time at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Please note that the performers and schedule for the festival has not been completed just yet. You can find more information on the FRFF Facebook page.

Dan most definitely qualifies as a traveling troubadour. He hails from Maine but has hung his hat in the greater Boston area as well as Rhode Island before returning to Maine. Dan fills his schedule with gigs at notable clubs and festivals including Newport Folk Festival and Green River Festival. His music has been heralded and he’s obtained a Boston Music Award as Best Folk artist and a New England Music Award as Best Male Performer.  He’s got a couple of albums out that are well worth checking out. His unique writing style and stellar guitar chops make for enjoyable listens.  Watching him at a live performance is a joy as well. For luthier fans, check out his octopus pick board!

 For more information about Dan Blakeslee, please visit his website and come by to meet him at Thursday Night Music. He’ll be bringing merchandise!

Check out this video of “The Tattooed Man and the Saint.”

For beer enthusiasts, you might recognize Dan’s artwork on some beer labels and for record collectors, his art appears on many album covers.  Dan accepts commissions!

Here’s an interview I did with Dan several years ago.

The Thursday Night Music Stage takes place as part of The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival on July 28, 2022 at the Goshen, CT Fair Grounds.  This stage is sponsored by Harbortown Music and Scotten Jones Productions. Please consider signing up for email alerts to this blog for additional information about other artists.

Graphic provided by the one and only Peter Lehndorff.