Dan will be playing Live in Concert at Sessano at Raven's Claw in Pottstown, PA, Saturday, April 27. Cabaret performance includes songs and readings from Dan's Book, "Adventure's in Grocery Shopping." With special guest singer-songwriter Claudia Terry. For tickets and info call 610-570-6141
ROAD WARRIORS - Here is a link to my appearance as guest on the podcast "Tales of the Road Warriors," hosted by musician/interviewer Hal Aaron. It was a nice chat with Hal and we got into some detail going from my early days growing up in Northern Ohio to where I am now. And a lot in between. If you're interested in hearing how a grave digger becomes a journalist becomes an opera singer becomes a contemporary dancer becomes singer/songwriter becomes an author, then this is the podcast for you.
Here's the link: https://talesoftheroadwarriors.com/dan-may/?fbclid=IwAR0cSDxBVRw99gJSl4t73fbCaILuin8u0NVvXKXBlVk-wPUu_WAJTc2NR04
EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT - A very nice plug for my January 5th show in Philadelphia Inquirer by music writer Nick Cristiano.
"DAN MAY - A former opera singer who beat long odds against cancer, Dan May reinvented himself in his 40's as a pop singer-songwriter. That's a story in itself, but it wouldn't be half as interesting if he weren't so good at that new job. Since his first album in 2006, the Drexel Hill resident has been turning out folk-inflected songs marked by lyrical grace, memorable hooks and exquisite craftsmanship. With a deep, resonant voice that recalls Gordon Lightfoot and Richard Thompson, May exudes warmth and wisdom, and he balances an ability to dig deep with a light touch. He plays the Locks at Sona on Saturday with pop-rock soul singer Sierra Hurtt."
MUCHAS GRACIAS - To all of you fine folks who came out to our Sold Out show last night (Jan. 5) at The Locks. It was great to share an evening of song with you. And I appreciate your support of live music and leaving the comfort of your living room to interact with other human beings.
That's very cool.
To those of you who tried but were unable to get tickets, looking forward to seeing you at the next show. Thanks to the band, Tom Hampton, Tommy Geddes, Daniel Faga, Anthony Newett and Elise Dadourian. Always a pleasure to share the stage with you. And to Sierra Hurtt-Akselrod and her band for their wonderful set. Positive energy is contagious.
Thanks again to all.
I am indeed a lucky man.
Sat, Sep 29 @ 8:00PM
Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, PA
The Philadelphia Inquirer calls singer-songwriter Dan May “a master storyteller,” and he brings those stories and songs back for a return engagement to the friendly confines of the Kennett Flash. May’s music has appeared on radio, in television and film, and his six critically-acclaimed albums of folk rock are filled with rootsy embellishments that “brim with hooks and heart as well as intelligence and grace,” and have been embraced by live audiences from coast to coast.
For tickets: www.kennettflash.org/event/1725287-dan-may-kennett-square/
When you're a little kid walking around the streets of your hometown, you never dream that one day you'll be asked to come back and represent your city as the guest vocalist for it's Bicentennial Celebration. It's just something that never even enters your mind.
And yet, that's exactly what has happened.
I'll be returning to my hometown of Sandusky, Ohio this summer to sing for the city's Bicentennial Concert on Sunday, Aug. 19th. Celebrating 200 years since the city was founded. And just when you thought it couldn't get any better than that, it does, because I'll be singing MY songs backed by a full orchestra. The Firelands Symphony Orchestra. And these folks are really good.
My songs. Full orchestra.
That's not something that happens every day either.
So to my homies, and those visiting the vacationland of Northern Ohio this Summer, mark it on your calendar. Sunday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 pm at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion. Overlooking the beautiful bay. It promises to be a great evening. Yes indeed.
I'm proud to call this place home.
And honored that they're proud to call me a native son.
It's not every day I get to open for one of the all time great stand-up comedians, but that's just what I'm going to be doing on Friday, May 11 at the Sellersville Theater. Pretty cool. I've actually never opened for a comedian, but it reminds me of the old days when a singer songwriter would open for a comedian or a comedian would open for a band. You just don't see it that much anymore. Combining music and laughs. And Robert Klein is one of my favorites and I'm definitely going to stick around for the headliner. I don't always do that.
Now I just have to figure out which of my songs make people laugh.
I mean intentionally.
"So, the last time we played at the Academy of Vocal Arts a whole bunch of people said, "Let me know when you're playing here again, this is a great place to see a show!" And I agree." - Dan May
It is indeed a great place to see a show.
So, we're letting you know. Saturday, March 10 at 8pm Dan will be playing what is certainly one of Philly's most beautiful venues, and the place where he sang opera back in the day. Dan won't be doing any opera that night, just songs from his six album, but we can't guarantee there won't be wigs and makeup involved. Hope to see you there.
This is truly a great venue.
Tickets : danmaylive.brownpapertickets.com
Dan will be returning to his hometown of Sandusky, Ohio Saturday, Oct. 21 to perform in the first ever "Concert at the Penthouse" in the beautiful Ballroom of the 3rd floor penthouse on Market Street. An acoustic show featuring songs from Dan's six albums including his latest, "Heartland." Also reading excerpts from his book "Adventures in Grocery Shopping," named to the Philadelphia Inquirer's list of "Best Books of 2016." Doors open at 7:30, Showtime is 8 pm. For tickets go to danmay.brownpapertickets.com. This is going to be a good one.
And on December 2nd, Dan celebrates his birthday and the re-opening of the fabulous Jamey's House of Music for his annual Birthdaypalooza show. Jamey's new digs are fabulous and Dan and the band are anticipating playing in such and intimate and listener friendly room. Showtime 8 pm. Go to "Shows" for the location and time.
Sept. 16th, Dan will be returning to play at the Concert to Benefit the Animals of Big Corn Island. It's the 3rd annual event to provide veterinarian care for animals that otherwise wouldn't receive any. Such a great cause in a such a beautiful setting, the Ewe R' Here Farm. The outdoor event runs from 2-10 and Dan will be performing around 5:45. Tickets include food and drink.
For tickets, go to: https://www.harleyshavendogrescue.com/
See you there!