7:30 pm $18. Center for Well-Being, Lemont.
Award Winning songwriter Dan Weber 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, had 2 top finishes in the Woody Guthrie songwriting contest and in 2015 won the prestigious Winfield, Kansas NewSong contest for "Oh Woody", his anthemic tribute to Woody Guthrie, that rose to #2 on the Folk charts in 2015.
Weber began performing later in life at age 40 but being a gifted storyteller, he quickly won over audiences with his natural charisma, upbeat performances, authentic songwriting, and off-the-cuff hilarious stories from the many roads he’s traveled. His songs have been described as "Guthrie-esque and reminiscent of early John Prine" and &auot;A rare combination of wit, emotion and Harry Chapin–esque imagery"
“Dan is one of those rare performers that make you feel like you are the person in the room he is telling the story to.” – Suzan Lundy, McLundy’s Green Room