Dave Kleiner

Dave Kleiner has a genuine love of music, the finely-honed skills of a master showman, and the ability to convey meaningful and brilliant insights through his catalogue of original, beloved songs. Dave creates a bond with every audience through his wonderful sense of what’s fun and what’s funny. With a wry, yet compassionate perspective he brings heart-warming insight into the plights and the pain we all experience. Dave’s silly, self-deprecating humor will grab your attention, while the poignancy of his meaningful songs will simmer in your soul for a long, sweet time.

Dave is a founding member of our own Folk Project, and now leads the Acoustic Stayaway’s Songwriter Circle every Thursday at 7pm. He started the program decades ago as an independent, monthly workshop that offered supportive group analysis for songs in progress. As a weekly streaming workshop, his Songwriters Circle now offers a cadre of songsmiths providing continuing support, advice, and education in their art and craft, in addition to camaraderie and connection in our time of isolation and separation.

Kleiner has been known to perform with his life and musical partner, wife Liz Pagan. Her voice adds a richness to Dave’s music. Together, they have released three CDs of original Kleiner songs. They have been heard nationally on Mike Flynn’s Folk Sampler, Dr. Demento’s radio show, NPR’s Car Talk, and many other radio shows across the country. Dave’s song Here’s To The Rocky Road, co-written with Steve Gillette and Dennis Dougherty, appears on Steve’s album Texas and Tennessee on Redwing Records.

Join The Stayaway for a unique evening with a core member of the Folk Project Family. Between the laughs, a few inspiring moments will catch you when you least expect it.

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Oct 23 2020


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm