The German poet Heinrich Heine wrote, "Where words leave off, music begins." As an English Professor and history-lover, I've always been interested in stories and how they're told. I've also known since I was a teenager that music can sometimes help people experience some stories better than thousands of words or, even, scores of pictures. That's why I took to writing songs--to tell stories I want to tell.

Nebraska Historical Songteller



Photo: Dan Holtz performing at Dobby's Frontier Town, Alliance, NE

Dan Holtz has spent his career telling Nebraska's stories in songs. He has presented his musical, historical, story-telling programs hundreds of times all across Nebraska, including performances at the State Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion, the Bob Devaney Sports Center, Homestead National Monument, the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, Chimney Rock, Scottsbluff National Monument, and Ft. Robinson. He also performed on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., for Nebraska State Day in 1999, and, along with the band Flatwater Highway, released in 2016 a second CD of his music titled All Original, All Nebraska. (This CD, which has four more musical tracks and spoken historical narratives that are not in the online album, is available for $15, which includes postage and handling.)

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Want to learn more about StorySinger Dan Holtz, his music, and his performance dates? Don’t hesitate to get in touch. To book a performance, go online to the Humanities Nebraska Speaker's Bureau catalog to learn more about his programs. 

2315 Park Lane
Nebraska City, NE 68410


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