by AVA News Service, January 14, 2017
On Friday, February 10th, Ukiah native turned Los Angeles entertainer Dan Franklin will be performing a benefit concert with his world class band to support the vocal music department at Ukiah. The music department is in dire need of funding to create opportunities the students would never have otherwise. In Dan’s words, “The performing arts at Ukiah High School found me at a very uncertain time in my life when things could have gone a lot of bad directions. Music and performance gave me something to strive for that has opened doors I never would have dreamed of and helped me to share that light with people I’ve never encountered. To know that same music department is in financial hardship which could potentially be stealing these opportunities from other students like me is just unacceptable.” Please join Dan, his band, and the High School Choirs for an evening a wonderful music and solidarity for arts in our schools.
Performance will be at the Ukiah High School Cafetorium. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are on-sale at the Mendocino Book Company, DIG Music, and the UHS Box Office and are Students: $5, General: $10 and Preferred Seating: $15.
Dan Franklin is a Ukiah native burning up the Los Angeles music scene. As a multi-instrumental singer songwriter, he's played every stage from Disneyland to Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. He’s performed with Slash, Leann Rimes and produced dozens records, both his own and for other artists including Pretty Little Liars star Sasha Pieterse. After recording his 2015 album 'The Best Ride of Your Life' at London's world famous Abbey Road studio, he's also filmed a documentary about songwriting and released three music videos.
Dan's world class touring band consists of keyboard player Patrick Copeland (Snoop Dogg/Garth Brooks), drummer Keynon McBurney (Phil Wickham/Corrin Campbell), and bass player Mike Hill (Tom Cochrane/James Burton) who all played together as part of Disneyland's Mad T Party Band.