Folk troubadour Dan Blakeslee from Maine, USA.

American folk troubadour to perform in Tullamore venue

Folk troubadour Dan Blakeslee from Maine, USA will take to the stage at Joe Lee's Bar in Tullamore this Friday evening.

With a suitcase full of songs, Dan ventured into the smoke laden subways of Boston in 1995 to practice his craft. His songs of true life adventures combine the essence of early folk music with a dose of country grit.

Dan has toured the US and performed with Josh Ritter, Sean Rowe, David Wax Museum, Lydia Loveless, The Lumineers, Old 97's, The Black Lillies, Liam Finn 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.

Stacy's Music Row Report, Nashville's only independent source of country music news described Dan, saying: “Not since Dick Curless left Fort Fairfield, Maine for Nashville and beyond has the Pine Tree State produced a native son with the same potential for success in country music until now."

Dan will play in Joe Lee's Bar this Friday, September 15 at 9pm. Free entry.