Dan Doiron Band
Calgary International Blues Festival (2016)
A blazing spitfire guitarist with a six-string wall of sound who combines traditional and modern guitar influences with unique lyrics reflecting his views on everyday life that keep audiences engaged at every band and solo show.
Dan Doiron has been addicted to the raw energy of the electric guitar since he formed his first band at age 13 in Port Hood, Cape Breton. In fact some people say they don't recognize him without a guitar strapped on. His unique sound reflects his diverse background in rock, blues and classical guitar.
For over 20 years he has been involved in the music industry in Atlantic Canada as a musician, music educator,(B.MUS.Ed from Dalhousie University with a major in classical guitar), National guitar clinician and recording engineer.
In April 2011 Dan stepped out as a solo recording artist, and immediately joined the top tier of regional guitar slingers, earning an ECMA nomination and Music Nova Scotia nomination for his debut CD, "Even My Guitar Is In Love With You".
The sophomore album, "From Deep Inside", was released in May 2013, and has been described as "A confident, smokin' set full of hot leads, a variety of styles, and best of all, lots of cliche-free originals. Doiron plays it full of energy, moving in and out of funk, rock, and scorching blues ballads." -Bob Mersereau CBC Producer. This album was also nominated for a 2013 Music Nova Scotia award for Blues album of the Year, and 2014 East Coast Music Award for Blues Recording of the Year.
In October 2013 the Dan Doiron band won the East Coast Music Association's "Maritimes to Memphis Blues Challenge". As a result they represented Atlantic Canada at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, known as the premiere Blues event in the world!
On May 12, 2015 Dan released his third album in the past four years, highlighting his versatility as a guitarist and songwriter. From straight up pop, to rock, to blues, to soulful ballads with thought provoking lyrics, to high energy humourous tunes, "Stand Back I Don't Know How Loud This Thing Gets!" delivers. This album has just been nominated for an East Coast Music Award for 2016 Blues Album of The Year.