Dennis D'Asaro brings to the stage a heart, a funny bone, and these days some political anger.
His songs sound like someone telling a story, or people talking. His ear for vernacular is unerring. You won't catch anyone ordering a tonic and gin in a Dennis D'Asaro song.
This Jewish/Sicilian man has a strong minor in Irish music, and a lifetime's collection of this 'n' that. His band is called "Shakespeare in the Alley," after a Bob Dylan line.
You will not hear this guy say, "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen." Just, "Hi," or else something completely disconcerting; and then he's there, and so are you.