Dan and Laurel

Acoustic Folk / Indie
http://danandlaurel.ca

Meeting via a chance YouTube sighting and fueled by a rare musical chemistry, Dan Frechette, guitar/vocals, and Laurel Thomsen, violin/vocals, both powerful and magnetic talents in their own rights, prove that musical magic is not only possible, but alive and well. In a relatively short time frame, the Alt-folk duo has overcome adversity to circumnavigate North America, logging over 25,000 miles, 130 concerts, and releasing their debut CD. With influences ranging from Folk, Classical, Old Time, and Celtic, to Gospel, Jazz, Vintage Country, Rock N` Roll, Blues, and Bluegrass, Dan and Laurel flow seamlessly through genres, tempos, stories, and moods, embodying each style with virtuosic command. With exuberance, heartwarming harmonies, soundtrack ready violin and guitar lines, and stories of irony and triumph, wit and humor, delighted audience members speak of "falling in love" with music all over again. "Any grounded, sound-minded person would have a perma-grin throughout a Dan and Laurel show." ~Bernie, Manitoba house concert host "Dan and Laurelís concert in our home drew a standing ovation and demand for encores. Everyone left with big smiles!" ~Margo and Tyler Baker, CA house concert hosts