Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Benton Street Grand Re-Opening with Dan Hillebrant

Who: Dan Hillebrant
What: Solo guitarist, singer, songwriter
Where: Benton Street Bar & Grill, Pocatello Idaho - map
When: Friday, July 31, 2009, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Why: Benton Street Grand Re-Opening

Dan Hillebrant has spent thirty-five years as a singer/songwriter and is a full-time musician, working in several local bands over the years, hosting the First National Bar’s Thursday night open mic and running the sound board on nights when he isn’t performing. A true story teller in his songs, he’s perhaps best known for his song, “Trailer Trash,” a light-hearted ode to an unworthy woman.

I'm not sure how many years I've known Dan, five or six years, at least. And we've become friends for many reasons, certainly because we both have a vested interest in the local live music scene in Southeast Idaho.

Dan is perhaps best known for his work in two very successful local bands, Greybeard and the Shape Shifters Blues Project. But more than that, Dan is known all over Pocatello as a local celebrity, an institution in our local live music scene.

Dan has worked in every bar and music venue in town over the years. The Benton Street says, "We are proud and pleased to have Dan Hillebrant share this evening with us. There is no one else with that voice - it reminds me of caramel."

A fitting comment from a foodie. Now if the Benton Street just couldn't see their way clear to developing a dessert menu, we could have caramel there more often!

Best of luck to all.

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