Dan Weber is relatively new to songwriting, but you wouldn't know it from his music. Weber has lived a very full life — and, therefore, has many stories to tell. That storytelling aspect is the basis for his music, brought to life through his lively country roots. Weber cites legendary country and folk musicians such as Johnny Cash, Harry Chapin, and Jim Croce as his childhood influences. That level of insight accounts for both Weber's down-home, traditional approach toward making music and his love for narrative-driven lyrics. Weber has a knack for writing simple, straight-forward songs that will leave the listener with both a stirring sense of adventure and the deep sense of nostalgia that comes with returning home again.
Dan Weber performs Tuesday, June 4, XX p.m. at Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. $XX. Abilenebarandlounge.com.