ShareThis Page

Actor turned musician Jeff Daniels to perform in July at Jergel's Rhythm Grille in Warrendale

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
| Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, 5:18 p.m.
Jergel’s and Drusky Entertainment present Jeff Daniels, a former actor turned musician, for a limited all ages show at Jergel’s, 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale, at 8 p.m. July 28.
Jergel’s and Drusky Entertainment present Jeff Daniels, a former actor turned musician, for a limited all ages show at Jergel’s, 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale, at 8 p.m. July 28.

Jeff Daniels may be best known as an actor, but since 2000, he's also been touring as a musician.

He'll play an all-ages show at 8 p.m. July 28 at Jergel's Rhythm Grille in Warrendale.

Daniels has toured both coasts with his son's group, the Ben Daniels Band, and has shared the stage with Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Joe Ely, Guy Clark, Keb Mo', and Bruce Hornsby.

“Simple Truths,” with Brian Vander Ark, is the eighth recording of Jeff Daniels' music and is available under an independent label, Boomadeeboom Records.

“When I moved to New York City to chase acting as a career, what I didn't plan on was being influenced by all the playwrights I would work with off-Broadway,” Daniels says in a news release. “In particular, Lanford Wilson — who would later go on to win a Pulitzer Prize for his play ‘Talley's Folly' — taught me so much about the writing process; the love-hate relationship one has with such a solitary pursuit, the endless rewriting, the search and struggle to find a way to say it better.

“In Hollywood, the joke is ask any actor what he really wants to do and he'll say, ‘Direct.' All I wanted to do was write. So I did. Forty years later, I still am.”

Tickets are $28, $26 in advance. A limited amount of early entry tickets are $39. They go on sale at noon Feb. 9.


JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-853-5062 or or via Twitter @Jharrop_Trib.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me