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Thursday, March 26 - Dan plays at the Dubliner Pub in St. Paul, accompanied by Mikkel Beckmen on washboard and other percussion, EARLY HAPPY HOUR SHOW, 5 pm, no cover!

Saturday, March 28 - Dan performs at Emergence! Art Exhibition and Live Music, 7:30 to 11:30 pm, at The Salon at 55 Idaho Ave. N., Golden Valley, MN 55427, along with many guest artists including Timothy Allen Neumann, Nicholas Harper, David Biljan, and Sarah Balk McGrill

Thursday, April 9 - Dan plays solo at the 331 Club along with Alicia Corbett (of Tea and Sympathy) - we'll alternate short sets, starting at 9:30 pm, no cover!

Friday, April 24 - Dan plays solo at LTD Brewing in Hopkins, 8-11 pm, no cover

Saturday, April 25 - Dan plays solo at the waiting room at Union Station in St. Paul, 3:30 pm to 5 pm, free!

Saturday, April 25 - Dan plays solo at Wayzata Bar and Grill, 8:30 pm, no cover

Monday, April 27 - Dan plays a song at "Morningside After Dark" at Edina Morningside Community Church, 4201 Morningside Road, Edina, Minnesota, starting around 7:30, along with many other special guests, free

Sunday, May 3 - Dan plays solo at Harriet Brewing for Scott Wooldridge's CD release show, 5 pm, along with Doug Collins and Scott Wooldridge

Wednesday, May 20 - Dan plays solo at Lyn-Lake Brewery, 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 23 - Dan plays solo at Wayzata Bar and Grill, 8:30 pm, no cover

Saturday, June 13 - Dan plays solo at Moe's of Moundsview, as part of Paul Metsa's Folk Festival, 5 pm

Saturday, June 20 - Dan plays solo at the Tavern Lounge in Northfield, 8 pm, no cover

Sunday, June 21 - Dan plays solo at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival, around 2 pm, details TBA, free, outdoors, all-ages

Friday, June 26 - Dan plays solo at FolkFest in Willmar, MN, behind The Goodness Coffee House, along with Martin Devaney

Saturday, June 27 - Dan plays solo at Wayzata Bar and Grill, 8:30 pm, no cover

Friday, July 17 - Dan hosts a free Folk Festival at Wolfe Park Amphitheater in St. Louis Park, 6-9 pm - Dan will perform, along with Katy Vernon, Mayda, Scott Wooldridge, Chris Lynch (of the Shiny Lights, Eller/Lynch, and the Picadors), the Lanes, the Mad Ripple, and John Fenner

Saturday, July 25 - Dan plays solo at Wayzata Bar and Grill, 8:30 pm, no cover

Wednesday, July 29- Dan and the full band play "Groovin' in the Garden" at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory - in the Visitor Center Courtyard, 6-8 pm, free, here's a little blurb about it:
"While the grownups get their groove on with some of the Twin Cities best bands, the kids will be entertained by a climbing wall, bouncy house, and lawn games. Pack the dancing shoes, spread out a blanket & join us for these FREE outdoor concerts & activities on the Visitor Center lawn."

Friday, July 31 - Dan plays solo at the Tavern Lounge in Northfield, 8 pm, no cover

Saturday, August 1 - Dan participates in the annual tribute to Bob Dylan at Wolfe Park Amphitheater in St. Louis Park, details TBA

Saturday, August 8 - Dan plays solo at Wayzata Bar and Grill, 8:30 pm, no cover

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2 LP Vinyl Anthology Set

Ain't Gonna Let The World music video

Live On music video

TPT Almanac - Interview and performance

Maverick - UK'S Leading Independent Country Music Magazine Live On review

The Big Takeover - Top Ten — September 22 — #5 Live On

How Was The Show - Photo Set: Dan Israel at Target Field, 8/28/13

City Pages - Dan Israel named final showcase artist to play Target Field

American Songwriter - Video Premiere: “Live On”

No Depression - Dan Israel Lives On: Yesterday and Today!

City Pages - Dan Israel straddles past and future

KARE 11 - "Live On" performed live on television

L'étoile Magazine - We Will Rock You: Local Review Roundup Dan Israel

Star Tribune - Local music notes: Israel from the gut

St. Paul Pioneer Press - Israel marks his 12th album

Round The Dial - Live On review

89.3 The Current - Local Show Interview

English Beat cover at Icehouse


"Writing and performing great songs for the last 15 years, Dan Israel is easily one of the Twin Cities’ un-anointed poet laureates, steadfastly making his way into the ranks of local singer/songwriter legends like Paul Westerberg. Whether it’s with a full band or as a solo act, his work contains elements of intimacy and, as he again demonstrates on his (2011 release), “Crosstown Traveler,” an engaging simplicity that makes his deep music accessible to any audience. His performances showcase these same qualities."
– Minneapolis + St. Paul / Secrets of the City