Hear award-winning songwriter Dan Weber who has been described as "The Classic Mid-Life Overnight Sensation" after bursting onto the festival scene in 2010 to a standing ovation at the Sisters Folk Festival for his engaging set in the Dave Carter songwriting contest. Since then he's toured extensively across the country becoming a rare 3-time finalist in the legendary Kerrville 'New Folk' competition, and in 2015, won the prestigious Winfield, Kansas 'NewSong' contest for "Oh Woody," his tribute to Woody Guthrie, that rose to #2 on the Folk charts in 2015.
An ex-Park Ranger, Eagle Scout, Altar boy and lifelong 'Deadhead', he left his hometown of Rochester, NY in 1989 in a beat-up '78 Pontiac Trans-Am with 'a guy he'd met in a bar the night before, and never looked back. Living first in Seattle during the 'grunge era', then off the grid in a sheepherder's trailer in Utah's remote Canyonlands National Park. Weber eventually moved back north to Portland, OR, and settled in a 1948 Kaiser shipyard worker's house in Vancouver, VA. Along the way he picked up stories and hitchhikers and eventually, picked up a guitar and began writing songs.
This spring Folk Music Concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library.