Lead Belly, Warm Music, and Me…

Greetings friends, neighbors and assorted music freaks!

Good news!

I just signed a contract with Smithsonian / Folkways to make a cd of Lead Belly’s children’s music.

It’s really a dream come true for me.screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-2-04-37-pm

Lead Belly was my inspiration when I decided
to learn to play guitar at age 8
and he’s been my main man every step of the way in this family music adventure.

AND Folkways was the label that released his most influential recordings.
This is a thrill, to say the least.

The cd will be out this fall and I’ll be playing many Lead Belly shows in the coming year… Stay tuned!!

I don’t know how you’re staying warm this winter but I’m doing it with old school Haitian Music.

Here’s a spotify link to some of my favorite songs to listen to at the end of the day.
I’ll put together a playlist of uptempo tunes for the next time around.
Bon bagay!!

And yes, There are shows!
Mamaroneck, NY (2 Shows)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27th at 11am and 1:30pm
The Emelin Theatre
Dan Zanes Song Gusto Hour

Port Washington, NY
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28th at 2pm
Landmark on Main Street
Dan Zanes Song Gusto Hour w/ Sonia de los Santos

Beverly Hills, CA
SUNDAY, March 13th at 3pm
The Wallis Annenberg Center
Dan Zanes and Friends

I hope that wherever you are there is music and laughter and a sense of life’s best possibilities.