Friday March 2, 7PM Dan Hazlett and Kirby Blissfest Folk and Roots Mini-Concert Series This concert brings together two accomplished Michigan Singer-songwriters and outstanding performers, Dan Hazlet from Waterford and much loved Northern Michigan performer Kirby.
Friday March 2, 7PM Dan Hazlett and Kirby
Blissfest Folk and Roots Mini-Concert Series
This concert brings together two accomplished Michigan Singer-songwriters and outstanding performers, Dan Hazlet from Waterford and much loved Northern Michigan performer Kirby
Dan Hazlett may wear a lot of hats, but his favorite is a wrinkled old top hat full of solo acoustic live performances, lined with heart altering stories worn so smooth they shine. You may find yourself amazed at what he’s likely to pull out of that hat during any given show. A producer, sound engineer, playwright, musician, singer, songwriter, stay-at-home Dad and educator, Hazlett (pronounced HAZE-let) is an accomplished, polished performer who entertains and uplifts his audiences with a blend of his smooth, soulful voice, his finely honed acoustic guitar work, and his arsenal of well-crafted and thoughtfully presented songs. Weaving in and out of folk, jazz and a Will Rogers style of down-home humor, Dan captivates his listeners with subject matter ranging from the ordinary silliness of everyday life to the unexpected intensity of dramatic interludes.
For more than 30 years, Dan has performed and toured throughout the Midwest. His ninth and latest CD is The Corner of My Eye. As an educator, Dan has been featured on the staff at the prestigious Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters, the Madison Songwriters Guild Retreat and has been on the staff at the internationally renowned Interlochen Academy for the Arts.
Kirby is a major force in Northern Michigan roots music as a singer-songwriter a leader in developing several important Northern Michigan musical organizations. Kirby has been performing around Northern Michigan and beyond since the early 1980s. He is a co-founder of Blissfest, Farmfest and the Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters. In 2010, Kirby was the recipient of the prestigious Eddi Award for Performing Artist. You have heard him play at Legs Inn, Crooked Tree Arts Center, The Noggin Room, various venues on Mackinac Island, The Ark, Vernale’s, Little Harbor Club, Concerts in the Park, Street Musique, Northern Michigan Songwriters In The Round and programs for kids and elderly folks as well as countless campfires and private parties. The list is endless! He truly is Northern Michigan's own singer-songwriter.