After driving 13,190 miles over the course of 70 days I am back home from my first ever US tour! I think I will be in a dream state forever… what an exhilarating adventure. I highly suggest to anyone that has been wanting to take a cross country road trip… there is no better time [...]


I AM EMBARKING ON MY FIRST EVER US TOUR!!! Sometimes I get so busy trying to live my dream I forget I am in it. It’s hitting me real hard right now as I type this. I am going on my first ever USA TOUR beginning May 4th… please come see me, tell your friends, [...]

Dan Blakeslee’s David Bowie print raises funds for local music school! 10/02/2016 - admin

January 10, 2016 David Bowie passed away. It was the first day off I’d had in weeks and I was wandering all around the city of Boston when I got the news. I was deeply saddened by this and sat in a cafe making a piece of art in his honor. I hadn’t intended on [...]

DAN BLAKESLEE performs NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL for the first time! 29/07/2015 - admin

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, [...]

Dan Blakeslee Reaches Milestone Of Performing For Two Decades! 20/04/2015 - admin

For 20 years I have been making a career of performing music! Back when I started, hitting this landmark seemed impossible… it would have been without the wonderful music supporters and friends I have met along the way. This past weekend I was awarded “Male Performer Of The Year” at the The New England Music Awards I [...]

Dan Blakeslee brings home New England Music Awards “Male Performer Of The Year” - admin

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! Thank [...]

I’ve been named 2014 BOSTON FOLK ARTIST OF THE YEAR! 15/12/2014 - admin

DAN BLAKESLEE NAMED 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 [...]

PERFORMER MAGAZINE review “Owed To The Tanglin’ Wind” 01/11/2014 - admin

“OWED TO THE TANGLIN’ WIND” ALBUM REVIEW in PERFORMER MAGAZINE November 2014 - By Shawn M. Haney Stirring and amiable, Dan Blakeslee is quite a prolific songsmith and artist, striking a chord with the New England region with his crafty, noble tunes, over five albums worth of work. With stirring numbers like “Poet On The Porch” and [...]

Featured in THE BOSTON GLOBE – Interview by James Reed 02/10/2014 - admin

Boston Globe article by James Reed DAN BLAKESLEE CHEERFULLY PURSUES AN IDIOSYNCRATIC CAREER CAMBRIDGE — A fixture on the local folk scene, Dan Blakeslee is too modest and cheerful to dwell on this, so here goes: The guy just doesn’t get the attention he deserves. That’s meant with utmost respect. One dusky afternoon, you might find Blakeslee serenading Newport Folk Festival [...]

New album “Owed To The Tanglin’ Wind” has been released! 08/19/14 19/08/2014 - admin

My new album “Owed To The Tanglin’ Wind” has been released on August 19, 2014. It’s been 4 years since my last recording… i am excited for all of you to hear this one! It was recorded at The Columbus Theatre in Providence, RI between 2013 and 2014. The album features The Low Anthem, Death [...]