DAN TEDESCO + HANNAH VONDERHOFF
$6 IN ADVANCE/$8 AT THE DOOR - 9:00 PM
8:30pm doors/9pm showtime
Showcase in support of Dan Tedesco's current release, "Death In The Valley"
New beer served in old bottles. He's old school with a young mind. He's the cracks in the wood. He spends time on both sides of the coin. He's the outlier in the room. He's the voice from the dark edges of the dance floor. He's the struggle. He's the pursuit of the dream. He's all in at the blackjack table.
Dan Tedesco is the quintessential modern-day troubadour, narrating the American experience in song honestly and intimately, and with a big sound to boot. A solo artist, Tedesco's stage show is framed by a minimalist production that finds him belting out folk-spiced rockers from behind acoustic, at times distorted, guitar while foot-stomping percussion rounds out many of the arrangements. This is one solo artist who won't seem out of place on a bill with rock bands. Interludes at the piano lighten the mood a little, but only a little, as the distorted Rhodes and Wurly sounds only contribute to Dan's stage presence. Overall, you can expect the twang of John Prine, the attitude of Ike Reilly, the picking of Steve Goodman, and shades of Paul Simon. Similarities aside, however, Dan Tedesco is at one extremely talented and intensely original.
Visceral jazz, blues and folk influences converge on a semi-hollowbody, over which soulful vocals provoke the heart and playfully smart content excites the mind. The dynamics of this live show take you from pin-drop vulnerability to passionate cries born from a belly moan. Think Jeff Buckley meets Fiona Apple.