Saturday, April 26, 2008

Dan Zanes in 2008

Blurry photo taken with Bede's phone as we didn't want to carry around the old clunker

Dan Zanes and Friends opened with Water for the Elephants:

"Circus came to town and to the circus I went
Didn't have a ticket didn't have a cent,
Circus man said, "To see the show without a cent,
You gotta carry water for the elephants."

Of DZAF, Colin Brooks, the drummer, was the only original member on stage. Barbara Brousel has a young daughter she probably didn't want to leave behind in Brooklyn, and Father Goose was not on the scene. The new musicians are lovely, though. You can find their bios here. The special guests this time were local South African and drummer and singer Siya Manyakanyaka-Kelley (who performed last year as well) and tap-dancer Derick Grant.

Dan Zanes is returning to Seattle in early December to preview a holiday show that will officially debut on Broadway. We're going!


Lady K said...

That concert looks like it was really cool! Is that an accordion I saw???

Lone Star Ma said...

Seattle sounds like such a happening place.

HipWriterMama said...

So were you all dancing around? Looks like a blast!

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Lady K: Yes indeed! And the accordion player is a cutie.

LSM: It has its moments. It would be better if you were here.:)

HWM: The grownups were mostly crouched down or in their seats so that the people in the rows back could see. It was fun!

Lone Star Ma said...

Thanks. Me and the Diablo Chocolate.

Noodle said...

FUN! Looks like a great concert! We love the DZaF concert DVD.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Noodle: I like that DVD, too. I wish I had known about DZ when he was less known, because then I could have gone to his smaller concerts in Seattle. Then again, I did get to see Loreena McKennitt at a Borders Bookstore in Seattle when she was big (during her Mask and Mirror tour)-- that was cool. She had a big concert that evening, but brought her harp and a fiddle player for a small, free concert at Borders. What a treat.

Jules at 7-Imp said...

Oh I'm so jealous.

Jules, 7-Imp

Susan T. said...

Alkelda, you've got the scoop! Dan Zanes has a show heading to B'way? I'm so there! I'd love to see him perform.

Chicken Spaghetti

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Susan, Excellent! You'll have to let us know how the official debut goes. Zanes is playing here on December 6, which is as excellent a St. Nicholas Day present as ever I've received.