Dan Whitehouse at Beardy Folk Festival
June 19 @ 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm
Five albums in and award-winning singer-songwriter Dan Whitehouse continues to renew, reinvent and reimagine – touching listeners with his observations and moving them with his sensitivity and impeccable songwriting.
2022 sees Dan continue to develop and evolve his offering whilst showing how he carefully nurtured his creativity during an imposed stay in Japan from January 2020 to June 2021. This year’s releases include The Glass Age – a collaboration with Swedish producer Gustaf Ljunggren, which looks at how our human experience and ways of connecting have changed through the ‘glass’ of virtual communication. Another, his Arts Council funded song-cycle Voices From The Cones, draws stories of community and social and industrial history from the oral archive of workers from the Stourbridge Glassworks, comes out this autumn. Alongside this, Dan’s blossoming collaboration with New York hammered dulcimer player Max ZT will bear fruit in 2023 with their album Ten Steps.
2022 is the International Year of Glass, and at this show Dan will preview songs from his new album and forthcoming release springing from opposite ends of the ‘glass’ spectrum.
“Nothing short of beautiful – **** ” RnR Magazine
“Wonderful production and writing” Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music?
“Perhaps Mr Whitehouse’s greatest gift is his knack for writing seemingly simple songs that most listeners will be able to relate to.” MAVERICK
“Subtle and delicate melodies” The Sunday Times