If he doesn’t get your attention with his “jack-o’-lantern” shaped tour, maybe Dan Blakeslee’s music will.
This Boston-based musician – who come Halloween-time goes by Doctor Gasp and has for the last 10 years been doing October tours with stops forming a carved pumpkin face when you connect the dots on a map – is making one of those stops here.
Tarrytown’s Coffee Labs (though, it’s listed as Sleepy Hollow on his website, probably for the added Halloween flair), will play host to the wacky, seasonally-apropos show this Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.
Doctor Gasp plans to deliver, in his words:
Behind the mask of this hideous creature is folk troubadour Dan Blakeslee and his bag of ghastly folk songs of vampires, ghosts, and yes... candy corn!
Blakeslee's original songs are a throwback to old-time cult horror themes, giving nods to Bobby Pickett (Monster Mash), Alfred Hitchcock, John Zacherle and the cavernous voice of Paul Frees (Disney's- Headless Horseman). Now every October the unexpected spectacle Doctor Gasp rises from the shadows delivering an earful of eerie for the young, old and immortal!
So dust off that costume and put on those wax lips… oh yes, don't forget the fake blood.
Find all the tour dates beyond Tarryown here, though clearly we're partial to the Tarrytown portion of this.
Blakeslee agrees: “I have been wanting to play in Tarrytown for many years and it's finally here!”
Look and listen to the “Vampire Fish” video on YouTube here.