An Evening With Dan Levenson at the historic Ariel Opera House May 8 at 7 pm is an intimate evening of musical conversation that combines old time fiddle, Appalachian banjo, stories and song in a storytelling format to tell the story of life in rural Appalachia and life on the roads of America via the music of our country.

Dan is one of this year’s recipients of the coveted Arizona Master Artist Award grants from the Southwest Folklife Alliance for his lifetime of achievements in the tradition of Appalachian Old Time music. A modern day troubadour in the truest sense of the word, Dan is a full time musician who travels the country with fiddle and banjo, singing songs and telling stories of, his musical journey and his Southern Appalachian roots.

A native of Pittsburgh, Dan now makes his home in Tucson, Arizona year round when he is not on the road.  He was the Grand Champion Fiddler in 2010 and the State Champion Clawhammer Banjo in 2005 among his many awards. He has a number of recordings to his credit as well as numerous instruction books in the Mel Bay series on banjo and fiddle. Dan is an active teacher offering private lessons and workshops that are hands-on, informative and educational.

Reserved seat tickets for An Evening With Dan Levenson are $10 and are available at the Ariel Box Office at 426 Second Ave. in downtown Gallipolis or online at arieloperahouse.org