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Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014 7:51 am

Danny Brewer is a young man who has an old musical soul.

The 30-year-old Atlanta-based singer-songwriter is a throwback to the freewheelin’ style of troubadours Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, and will wend his way to Chandler this Saturday for an unforgettable acoustic set of original songs.

“The old troubadours really didn’t know what they were getting into because information was more word of mouth back then. I know what to expect,” Brewer says. “However, my value system is the same as theirs in that I lean towards experiences over possessions, because it will enrich me as a thinker and artist.”

Last year Brewer toured the Pacific coast with only a bicycle to carry him. For the better part of 2013, he battled loneliness and weathered storms on his bicycle tour, staying with friends along the way or couch surfing, playing at random clubs and coffee shops or busking wherever he could.

But Brewer is no busker without credits. He has recorded five albums, a DVD and an EP called “This Marvelous Grief,” which was featured in January on NPR’s All Songs Considered alongside Bruce Springsteen, Damien Jurado and Lost In The Trees. Brewer said the spot on NPR was a nice boost to his career, but his focus and style won’t change.

“My show is for a listening audience, and it’s not flashy,” he says. “It’s reflective and thoughtful entertainment. That’s the setting I thrive in.”

If you go

What: Danny Brewer plays an acoustic set

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3

Where: SoZo Coffeehouse, 1982 N. Alma School Road, Chandler

Cost: Free admission

Information: (480) 726-7696 or

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