Dakota Dave Hull in Concert, January 19
Doors 7:30pm, concert at 8pm. Advance tickets available from Dakota Dave's site for $12, $15 at the door. (If you don't see an option to purchase, hit shift-refresh as it may be a caching issue.)
Dakota Dave Hull celebrates the release of his book and CD Ragtime Guitar in the Classic American Style.
Hailed by everyone from Dave Van Ronk to Doc Watson and the Washington Post, Dakota Dave Hull's guitar style spans a wide musical geography to create an infectious, uniquely personal blend of jazz, ragtime, folk, blues, Western swing and vintage pop. He's a restlessly curious, adventurous traveler along the broad highway of America's music.
Most of all, Dakota Dave's music is great fun. As Douglas Greene (Ranger Doug of Riders in the Sky) puts it, "There is an imp within Dave Hull that always expresses itself on the fretboard; a witty, intelligent yet respectful imp who frolics in his music, an imp Dakota Dave neither fights nor lets take control, but simply absorbs into the heart of his style."
A gifted composer as well as a strikingly original interpreter of older tunes, Hull calls what he does "classic American guitar." Folk legend Van Ronk called him "one of the best guitarists in the world." At the urging of Van Ronk, among others, Hull released his first album of solo fingerstyle guitar tunes in 2002, called Sheridan Square Rag.