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Resonant Poetic Rock
- Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Peter Himmelman Media
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Motel Room In Davenport
The Mystery And The Hum
Dan Israel Media
With Special Guest Dan Israel
About Peter Himmelman
During his multi-pronged career as a singer, songwriter and all-around performer, as a children’s entertainer, TV and film composer and pioneering webcast star, Peter Himmelman has maintained extremely high standards. From his early days with Shangoya and Sussman Lawrence to his recent solo work, Himmelman’s music burns with honesty and conviction. With a colorful and lengthy career in music already under his belt, Peter continues to create, both musically and in the literary field. His new work is further evidence that his honesty and soul-searching intensity make him one of the most treasured rock musicians of his era.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Himmelman writes songs with the same emphatic edge and aesthetic urgency that impelled the Lost Generation to write novels” – Time Magazine
“One of rock’s most wildly imaginative performers” – USA Today
About Dan Israel
Dan Israel’s not your average rock star. Or maybe he’s a little too average. Or maybe he’s not really a rock star at all. A lot of people just know him as that kid from St. Louis Park, Minnesota, who grew up to be a husband, parent of two, and state worker. He rarely goes out, doesn’t keep up on the latest trends, barely knows how to burn a CD on a computer, and is hardly on the cutting edge of anything. And yet, the dude can flat-out write a song. They certainly thought so in Austin, Texas, where he was named one of that music mecca’s Top 15 songwriters (along with heavyweights like Alejandro Escovedo) in 1995 during Israel’s brief tenure there. They certainly think so in his home state of Minnesota, where he was named Songwriter of the Year in the 2006 Minnesota Music Awards.
Backed by his new band the Cultivators, Israel released a string of critically-acclaimed albums in the late ‘90s and ‘00’s, with 2000’s painfully-honest solo acoustic outing Dan Who? stirring up serious buzz after St. Paul Pioneer Press music critic Jim Walsh raved “Somebody buy a billboard, hire a blimp and give this guy his due already. His name is Dan Israel, one of the mad ones, one of the strugglers, and he just made the record of his life.”Drawing comparisons to Freedy Johnston, Tom Petty, Randy Newman, Elvis Costello, and Wilco, the songs and discs kept coming, and so did the praise, if not the sales. Lauded by national publications like No Depression, Paste, and Performing Songwriter, and even receiving a 4-star review in the UK’s Uncut, Israel continued to cement his reputation, as he garnered opening spots for the likes of Morrissey, the Tragically Hip, Loudon Wainwright III, Iris Dement, Todd Snider, Marshall Crenshaw, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and yes, Foghat, Rick Springfield, and Blue Oyster Cult (true!).
He has fans all over the world, gets airplay in 32 sovereign countries recognized by the United Nations, has toured the UK and all over the U.S. of A., has showcased numerous times at SXSW and other industry conferences, has members of the Jayhawks, Son Volt, the Honeydogs, and many other notable bands play on his albums, and yet Dan Israel is just, well, an ordinary guy.