Upcoming Schedule

Date Time Event Location Contact

By Appointment

Private Lessons

In Person or on the web! I’m now teaching regularly in Tucson, AZ. More convenient that Yuma was for sure, but, I know it is a bit inconvenient for many of you, SO you can also take lesson by Webcam.
Here or there. In town? Call or email and we’ll set up an in person session or two.

Not near here, can’t find a teacher in your area? I’m not coming to your town? Don’t fret - go to the web! We can make it happen one on one by webcam. I use both Google Video Chat and Skype to teach you in person and at your convenience in the comfort of your own home.

Your place AND mine!

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Sunday October 15, 2017

1 PM

Tucson Meet Yourself presents A Musical Conversation with Dan Levenson. It is a short set but I’ll pack it with old time fiddle, clawhammer banjo, songs and stories of life on the road.

I’m working on setting up a jam session after the set but that is not firm as of yet.

El Presidio Park
Downtown Tucson, AZ
Presidio Park Stage

Tucson Meet Yourself Website

Saturday October 21, 2017

Workshops at 1 and 3; Potluck at 5; Concert at 7

A Day with Dan at Barbara’s Place!

1 PM - Old Time Fiddle Workshop: Fiddle is fascinating and one of the most versatile instruments in the old time world. Old time is a style in and of itself defined by and differentiated from other styles by its bowing, varied tunings and melodic interpretation. We will focus on how they old folks played and work to compare old styles to the current trends in Old Time Music.  $30

3 PM - Clawhammer Banjo Workshop: “Double thumb, drop thumb, bump a diddy, bum diddy, 2 o’clock, 10’oclock” What does it all mean and how do I do it? We dissect the tools needed to play the clawhammer banjo style and apply it to music of yesterday and today. Who are those old masters and how would they sound today and how do you fit in the mix.  $30

Take both workshops for $50 to get a $10 discount!

5 PM - Potluck dinner - Barbara’s potlucks are famous for great food and a wonderful sense of friendship and camaraderie. Bring your best and add it to the mix!

7 PM - An Evening with Dan Levenson - An intimate evening of musical conversation – Dan’s one man show with Clawhammer Banjo, Appalachian Fiddle, songs and stories of life and the road.
Dan Levenson has been a musician most all of his life so far. He was born to and raised in a musical family where his father called square dances and his mother sang and played piano and guitar. Dan’s parents even met at a square dance themselves. This evening you hear his story told of and through music. More than one story actually, and about more than one person. It is the stories of folk music, of growing up, of travel and life on the road. It is Dan’s story but is also at once your story. It is history and entertainment; education and art; friends and family; school, work, life and play.

With the banjo and fiddle, stories and songs Dan tells of growing up with the music of the United States. Of learning what it means to have music a part of life and meet the people throughout this nation and others who share that music. Many who attend may have similar stories. Your parents or grandparents may have played this music. Indeed many of you DO play music though few have gotten as carried away as Dan has over the years. Players and listeners will love it just the same and are the most important component of the music that built this nation. - $10.

Barbara’s Place
9003 W. Lillian Lane
Tolleson, AZ 85353

Saturday December 2, 2017

7-9 PM

Come do a night of Traditional Squares with Caller Tom Crisp. He loves calling dances and even built his own dance hall to make it happen!

Squirrelly Dan and The Cat Mountain Rounders provides the tunes. We are hoping to have the BIG Rounder band this night with Emmy T sitting in on fiddle and George with banjo and banjo uke.

There will be a short performance set after the dance so stick around for some more fun when the dancing stops.

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Sonoran Stables Dance Hall
4231 S Pauline Ln
Tucson, Arizona

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December 31, 2017

8 PM to Midnight-ish!

Special New Year’s Eve Dance in Phoenix!

Squirrelly Dan and The Cat Mountain Rounders play the Last dance of 2017 and First dance of 2018 all in the same night!

Peg Hesley Calling

Photo by M.E. Truckenmiller

The Irish Cultural Center
1106 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ


More to be added soon. Check often.
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