Dan Levenson Presents an Evening of Old-Time Music
- May 9, 2014
- 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
$10 Cover Charge HELD AT BERNUNZIO UPTOWN MUSIC 122 EAST AVE.
Parking available in the East End Garage
*For reservations, call 585-473-6140
His stage show, An Evening with Dan Levenson, combines old time fiddle, Appalachian banjo, stories and song in a storytelling format to tell the story of life in rural Appalachia and life on the roads of America via the music of our country.
Dan Levenson has been a musician most all of his life so far. He was born to and raised in a musical family where his father called square dances and his mother sang and played piano and guitar. Dan’s parents even met at a square dance themselves. This evening you hear his story told of and through music. More than one story actually, and about more than one person. It is the stories of folk music, of growing up, of travel and life on the road. It is Dan’s story but is also at once your story. It is history and entertainment; education and art; friends and family; school, work, life and play.
With the banjo and fiddle, stories and songs Dan tells of growing up with the music of the United States. Of learning what it means to have music a part of life and meet the people throughout this nation and others who share that music. Many who attend may have similar stories. Your parents or grandparents may have played this music. Indeed many of you DO play music though few have gotten as carried away as Dan has over the years. Players and listeners will love it just the same and are the most important component of the music that built this nation.
Why? It’s because, music – folk music – is people’s music and the music of community. Music itself defines our culture. Music itself is a community that is worldwide and shares a language that can be understood all around the world.
SO, we know you will enjoy this evening and find yourself caught up in the web of culture, life, art and community we call music. Come along and join in the fun. Remember your family, the friends and musicians of your lifetime. Meet some new ones. Listen or play, it takes all of us to create the magic of tonight.