Dan and Laurel

 
 

Meeting via a chance YouTube sighting and fueled by rare musical chemistry, eclectic

Roots-Folk songwriters Dan Frechette, guitar/vocals, and Laurel Thomsen, violin/vocals,

prove that musical magic is not only possible, but as described by The Monterey Herald,

“a match made in heaven”. Lyrically refreshing and musically diverse, over the past

three years this Canadian-American duo has toured extensively throughout the U.S.

and Canada, releasing two albums of their diverse and uplifting original material. Dan &

Laurel take to the stage with exuberance, and as a concert reviewer in Tappen, British

Columbia wrote, with “their energy, winsome personalities, and toe tapping rhythms,

keep audiences engaged with every song”.


Since the duo played their first concert together in early 2013, they have performed

close to 300 concerts ranging from house shows to festivals and theaters. Highlights

have included a twelve date Home Routes tour of northern British Columbia, opening for

The Wailin’ Jennys at a sold out theater in Grass Valley, the definitive Russ & Julie’s

House Concert in Los Angeles, the Eastern Manitoba Concert Association (EMCA)

series, and official showcases at the FAR-West Conference in 2014.


With broad 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 and keeping music fans on the edge of their seats. The enjoyment is

palpable.


Visit them at www.danandlaurel.ca

Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen

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