Friends say they don't recognize him without a guitar strapped on, as Dan Doiron has been addicted to the raw energy of the guitar since he formed his first band at age 13 in Port Hood, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. A blazing spitfire guitarist, Dan fuses inventive guitar riffs and grooves with unique lyrics reflecting his views on everyday life, ensuring an emotional, thrilling musical ride at every band and solo show.
He’s profoundly committed to the music, crafting his own style that draws upon over forty years of his traditional and modern guitar studies and experiences as a musician, songwriter, music educator,(B.MUS.Ed from Dalhousie University with a major in classical guitar), National guitar clinician, (Roland Canada), and recording engineer. Dan is also dedicated to sharing that passion and knowledge and has developed a diverse variety of workshops and clinics that focus on guitar technique and improvisation, songwriting, and incorporating technology to assist musical growth. He’s experienced in presenting to all ages and levels and especially enjoys the opportunity to inspire the next generation of musicians through “Blues in Schools” presentations.
After many years as a sideman, in 2011 Dan stepped out as a solo recording artist, earning both East Coast Music Award and Music Nova Scotia nominations for his debut CD, “Even My Guitar Is In Love With You”. A torrential body of multi award nominated work has followed and in May 2018 he released his fourth album “Livin’ Centre Stage”. In addition to being nominated for a 2018 Music Nova Scotia Award, “Live Centre Stage,” is also the credo of his initiative to inspire others to live their passion regardless of age or stage in life. At the 2018 Start Up Canada convention at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Doiron was honoured as one of the WISE 50 Over 50 award recipientsand also performed at the event. The award recognizes fifty entrepreneurs from across Canada who started their enterprises after reaching the age of fifty, and celebrates their success.
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