An Evening with Daniel Kahn at The Park Bar's Elizabeth Theater
The Elizabeth Theater is proud to welcome home songwriter Daniel Kahn from Berlin, Germany on Friday, September 28, 2012. Doors will open at 9 p.m. and cover is $5.
A Detroit area native, Daniel Kahn attended the University of Michigan where he studied acting, directing, playwriting and poetry. After finishing his studies he lived, played music, recorded, acted, directed plays and composed theatre music in New Orleans, Detroit, New York and Ann Arbor. He has received awards for his playwriting, poetry, acting, and composing.
In summer 2005 Daniel moved to Berlin, and has became an integral part of the international yiddish and klezmer scene, playing in different groups and musical projects.
He soon formed his own band, The Painted Bird.
The Painted Bird has brought "Yiddish Punk Cabaret" to rock clubs, theatres, festivals and shtetls, from Berlin to Boston, Leningrad to Louisiana. The band has been called "The Yiddish Pogues," and Kahn was once described as "someone between Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Tom Waits - but yiddish." On tour premiering his new album of old and original songs in Yiddish, English, German, and Russian, "Lost Causes," Daniel Kahn challenges the borders between radical & traditional, lyrical & political, east & west, folk & punk, mama loshn & loshn hora.
On September 28 Daniel will be performing a mix of his more traditional "Americana" songwriting style along with his Klezmer music, which he has become well known across the world.
Performing alongside with Daniel Kahn will be Michael Tuttle, Painted Bird co-founder, Michigan-born Berliner, bassist, composer and sound-finder.
Daniel Kahn Photo #1: Daniel Kahn, Photo by Adam Berry, live at Kaffee Burger, Berlin
Daniel Kahn Photo #2: Daniel Kahn, Photo by Thomasz Labedz, Live at Alchemia, Cracow