The Essex Community Concert Evening Series presents Dan Berggren in concert on August 14, 2015, at 7:00 pm, at the Essex Community Church in Essex, NY, located on the corner of Main Street and NYS Rte. 22, just steps from the Essex Ferry Dock. Concerts include a brief intermission and close with a reception where you have a chance to interact with Dan Berggren informally. Admission is $10 per person, with children 12 and under admitted free.
This grass-roots folksinger and Adirondack backwoodsman grew up on the land farmed by his mother’s family for generations. Hearing stories and songs from local friends and neighbors, Dan has developed a style that captures the spirit of the mountains. His original music has been featured nationally on public radio and television, earning praise from near and far.
Vermont Public Radio calls Dan’s music: “A genuine treasure. Fresh and timeless, full of courage and down to earth richness.”
Dan has entertained audiences throughout New York State, from Vermont to Kentucky and Texas, and overseas in the British Isles, Eastern Europe and Central Africa. Some of his songs have been symphonically arranged, giving Dan the opportunity to perform with orchestras in Fredonia, Ithaca, Syracuse, West Virginia and Indiana.
“A wonderful and careful songwriter who makes every word count.” – Radio Logatec in Slovenia
“His gentle wit, and his ability to write songs with great choruses, make him an excellent performer.”– Phil Shapiro, WVBR-FM, Ithaca
Dan is professor emeritus of audio and radio studies at the State University of New York College at Fredonia, where he received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1992. In that same year the New York State Outdoor Education Association presented him with its Art and Literary Award. Dan was recognized in 2001 by St. Lawrence University as a Distinguished Alumnus, by the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks with its Heritage Award and most recently, he was the recipient of the Adirondack Mountain Club’s Education Award.
View and sample his numerous CDs, his special presentation DVD with Carl Heilman II which was presented within our 2014 Concert series and discover more about Dan – by visiting his website at www.berggrenfolk.com.
For more information on upcoming events contact the Essex Community Concert Series through Committee Chairman Peggy Staats at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518.962.2688. Or visit www.essexcommunityconcerts.org to learn more.
- An Enchanted Evening with Virtuoso Diana Fanning (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Essex Community Benefit Concert with Dan Berggren & Carl Heilman (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)