GrassRoots Regina presents modern-traditionalist troubadour Dan Frechette in concert.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina.
Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $10 at the door.
Dan Frechette was born and raised in Pinawa, Manitoba. His fascination with music began at an early age while listing to the records of Johnny Horton, Buck Owens, and Chubby Checker, then progressed to the hits of the ’60s and ’70s. He began writing songs in his early teens and signed with EMI Music Publishing at the age of 17. He ended his stint with EMI when he became disillusioned with the pop music industry. Dan then embarked on a troubadour’s odyssey that saw him busking the streets from San Francisco to Stuttgart. Now, in his early 30s, Dan’s musical journey is gaining notice.
Dan’s songs feature thought-provoking lyrics with emotional melodies and are delivered with hefty vocals accompanied by masterful instrumentation. Besides guitar, Dan is proficient on the bass, banjo, mandolin and ukulele. His harmonica playing is melodic and has become a staple of his unique sound.
Dan released his debut album, Lucky Day, in 2005 and his song “My Bride and I” from that album was covered by the famed Irish folk-rock band Dervish. He has recorded two further albums, A Quick Walk With Me and Hitting the Hard Road Straight, which he plans on releasing this spring. Dan currently makes his home in Winnipeg.
“ ... one of the most talented singer-songwriters I’ve heard in a long time” - Sing Out! (Mike Regenstreif)
“ ..blessed with an enormous talent and a facility for adapting elemental folk forms - bluegrass, Celtic airs, country, ragtime, country blues - to his own purpose, the likes of which I haven't heard since Dylan's first recordings ...” - Toronto Star (Greg Quill)
The Drunkard Clip:
St. John's Shore Clip:
Web site: www.danfrechette.com