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Uprooted Oak

by Daniel Kahn

Dirty grounds and a truck full of wine. Water towers and unsent letters. Floating tables and drive-in theatres. Burning highways and twisted oaks. Misty valleys and railroad carriages. Sour love and bitter drinks. Paper streets and empty oceans. Acc
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Blues To You
4:02 album only
2. Water Towers
3:12 album only
3. All The Praying Prayers
3:27 album only
4. Ford-Wyoming
5:33 album only
5. Forgiveness
4:10 album only
6. I Rode A Careless Road
4:01 album only
7. How Much Earth
3:51 album only
8. Passengers
2:57 album only
9. I'll Find A Way
3:30 album only
10. O Exile
6:47 album only
11. Sister Is Drowning
4:51 album only


Album Notes
"Dan Kahn is the hottest damn songwriter you've never heard of. Like Dr. John meets Leon Redbone, with the soul of John Sinclair, Kahn is not only an amazing multi-instrumentalist/playwright/poet, he also typifies the youthful ethos that reminds us that music without heart is just a bunch of noise." --Metro Times

A compelling and versatile performer, Dan plays piano, guitar, accordion, harmonica and ukulele, frequently switching among them in live performance, as a vaudeville clown would change his hats. From country to jazz, folk to punk, klezmer to classical, his music transcends genre. Inspired by such a spectrum of artists as Tom Waits, Nina Simone, and Woody Guthrie, Dan's music is rich with irreverence, revelry, romance, revelation, social relevance and romance.

A Detroit area native, Dan grew up in theatre and creative writing. He attended the University of Michigan where he studied acting, directing, playwriting and poetry, winning the University's most prestigious writing award, the Hopwood, three times and publishing "Daylight Savings," a collection of his poems, with Ornithology Press. After graduating and traveling, he settled down in New Orleans to focus on music and theatre. There he has done everything from piano lounge gigs to bluegrass jams, punk circus parades to drag shows, union organizing to bicycle constuction. He was also successful in his production of Bertolt Brecht's Man Is Man at the ARK Theatre (One of "the best productions of the year"-Times-Picayune), for which he was actor, director, producer, composer and conductor.

Since leaving New Orleans he has lived, played music, recorded, acted, directed plays and composed theatre music in New York and Detroit and on a farm in Northern Michigan, where he helps produce a folk fest every fall. The farm is also headquarters for Earthwork Music, a collective label of Michigan indie folk artists. Info can be found at www.earthworkmusic.com



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Really neat. I have a few issues with the recording. Overall good.
The CD is good. It's versitile and unusual. I would love to hear this CD re-recorded in better quality, but there's a certain charm that this recording gives to the overall feel. It's not bad quality. I want to make that clear. But there are times when the vocals could be redone and it would help clean some things up. I'm kind of an audio snob, though, so take it with a grain of salt.

Kathleen Barberio

A versatile album with good music throughout.I love the accordion, wouldn't mind more of that. Again I find the lyrics especially striking. My recommended highlights on this album: How much earth, I rode a careless road, Forgiveness, Sister is drowning... Keep on giving your blues to us.