Manitoba folkie Dan Frechette
takes time away from busking on street corners to play the Barking Spider tonight. Hes promoting his debut CD, Lucky Day, with a tour that has taken him across North America and to Europe. Frechette says his musical rambles have shaped his songwriting. I started listening back to myself with a who-the-hell-is-this-prick? attitude, he says. Busking has helped me look at my songs from a very cold perspective. One thing hes learned: Audiences are pretty much the same everywhere. But he singles out the time he funked up his songs on a San Francisco street corner after busting a guitar string. This guy started breakdancing in front of me, recalls Frechette. People were saying, Man, you got the shit!
Tue., Jan. 23, 10 p.m.