Alaska troubadour Hurricane Dave returns to Seward for a Fourth of July performance at Resurrect Art Coffee House (“RezArt”). The Anchorage-based singer-songwriter, whose quirky original songs about Alaska have made him popular among both tourists and locals, will perform outdoors in the courtyard, weather permitting, after the Independence Day parade (roughly 3 p.m.). If it rains, he will play inside.
The Anchorage-based entertainer will perform songs from his current CD, “The Cheechako Chronicles: Postcards, E-mails & Tweets From Alaska,” along with some new material not yet recorded and a handful of cover tunes. He calls his brand of music “Acoustic Country with a Smile.”
Hurricane Dave gained a measure of notoriety not long ago with a song that expressed Alaskans’ frustration with Outsiders’ questions about our former governor. The song, “Please Don’t Ask Me About Her,” was played by many radio stations around the state and made Dave the subject of features on TV stations in Anchorage and Fairbanks.
In addition to that song, topics addressed musically on the “Cheechako” CD include combat fishing (“A Grizzly Stole My Salmon But She Let Me Keep My Arm”), souvenir shopping in Alaska (“Made in China”) and alien abduction on the tundra (“The Night The Aurora Borrowed Alice”).
Hurricane Dave entertains at RezArt at least once every summer. Other stops on his summer tour this year include the Kenai Peninsula State Fair, Salmon Jam in Cordova, the Deltana Fair Music Festival in Delta Junction and the Alaska State Fair, and he recently sang the national anthem and “Alaska’s Flag” at the 109th Midnight Sun Baseball Game in Fairbanks.
RezArt is at the corner of Third Avenue and Church Street.
For information go to http://hurricanedavemusic.com.