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Live At Laconia Prison

by Dan Blakeslee

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On May 23, 2005 I performed a concert at Laconia Prison in Laconia, NH to a hundred inmates dressed in orange in a gymnasium among the squawk of walkie talkies... and what an incredible experience it was. I was humbled by the attention I was given by the prisoners and guards who witnessed this event. The prison is now closed. I am thankful I had a recording device in the car at the time or this never would have been heard. I had never intended on recording a "prison album" and as it turned out about 15 minutes before showtime I remembered I had a field recorder in the car. I placed it hoping to capture the sound of everything in that room. I got it! So here is a little piece of history of my time behind prison walls. Huge thanks to Laurel Brauns and her mother Bernadette for inviting me to perform at Laconia Prison.

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released May 23, 2005

Dan Blakeslee - acoustic guitar, vocals
All songs written by Dan Blakeslee

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Dan Blakeslee Kennebunkport, Maine

With a suitcase of songs, Maine folk troubadour Dan Blakeslee ventured into the subways of Boston in 1995 to practice his craft. His songs of true life adventures combine the essence of early folk music with a dose of country grit. In 2015 his dream of playing Newport Folk Festival became a reality, where Bob Dylan went electric 50 years earlier. His band release "Christmasland Jubilee" on 12.1.20 ... more

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