I have been attending Newport Folk Festival for well over a decade now. In 2010 I started busking at the festival end and every year I would do the same. I was asked a few times to do a short set at the “Family Stage” and a couple songs at the “Museum Stage” and a […]
Here is a little background information on the concept of this album. I recorded the songs for “Road Hymns” in locations all over New England with a field recorder in places that have been sacred to me throughout my musical career and my life. Each song has a different audible experience for the listener. For […]
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1421157125/a-bit-rusty-a-silkscreen-print-handmade This print depicts the Tinman from “The Wizard Of Oz” playing a resonator guitar on the yellow brick road. Each print comes signed and is printed on heavyweight shimmery aqua colored paper. Size is 12×16″ measured from the paper edges and looks damn fine on your wall at HOME or in your cabin, yurt, […]
I just got back home. I am so thankful for the journey across the US I’ve been on for the last two months driving 11,419 miles sharing my music, meeting new folks and gaining new experiences along the way. A big heartfelt thanks to the friends and strangers putting me up, giving me directions, attending […]
Today I am re-releasing my album “Live At Laconia Prison”! This is the first time it is available online. I also hand silkscreened some physical cd’s for this special occasion! Many moons ago I performed a concert at Laconia Prison in Laconia, NH to a hundred inmates dressed in orange in a gymnasium among the squawk […]
What an incredible honor to make this poster for Newport Folk Festival’s 60th Anniversary!!! Words can hardly express what this means to me! I hand silkscreened a limited run of 200 posters which sold out in 30 minutes… what the? Viva Newport Folk Festival !!! Photo by Chris Capotosto… Today is a good day!!!
When I was a kid all I wanted to do was make art… and to see my artwork on national television for the first time yesterday had me in tears. https://www.cbsnews.com/video/how-craft-breweries-like-heady-topper-are-embracing-cover-art/ I was interviewed by Kenneth Craig on CBS This Morning for the beer label art I made for The Alchemist’s “Heady Topper”, “Focal Banger” and “Rapture”. […]
Hey… check out my Spotify… nah… check out my BANDCAMP! Today Bandcamp waives their artist fees and all the loot goes to the artist… in this case moi… MWAH! https://danblakeslee.bandcamp.com/ I am so grateful to have been playing music for a living over the past three decades… it’s not an easy career but I am […]