Dan Doiron

 

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New Album Livin' Centre Stage Coming in April 2018

 

With a brand new album and Canadian tour set for the spring and summer, 2018 is going to be busy. The band has decided to release the first single, in advance of the official cd release. The hot new single called Ridin’ The Rods pays tribute to the early ambassadors of the blues. During the golden age of rail travel, the upper class travelled in luxury train coaches while blues musicians like Honey Boy Edwards and others either rode in the box cars or, if they were locked, they rode underneath the box cars hanging on for their lives as they steamed across the country. They called this riding the rods...

 

 New Deal with Earwig Music

(Chicago, Illinois March 20, 2018) If the opportunity to represent Atlantic Canada for the second time at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis wasn’t enough excitement, Dan Doiron had some extra momentum heading into 2018 with the announcement of his signing agreement with legendary Chicago based Earwig Music Company, Inc. A blues and roots record label and management company established in 1978, Earwig has a long celebrated reputation, with a focus on strong songwriting as a requirement to be released on the label. In December 2017 Earwig Music signed Dan for artist management, distribution and music publishing administration of Dan's first US release and back catalog.

Label CEO Michael Frank met Dan in Halifax in 2016 when he and Dan judged the East Coast Blues Society Blues Challenge, and again in 2017 when the Dan Doiron Band competed in the same contest and won. In the interim between the two events, Dan wrote his cool song inspired by Michael's management client, Mississippi Delta blues guitar legend Honeyboy Edwards' hopping freight trains, so of course Dan and Michael hit it off.

Dan’s signing to the label coincides with Earwig Music Company’s April 2018 release of Livin’ Centre Stage, Dan’s fourth album, inspired by his project to encourage people to follow their passion regardless of age or stage in life. “Since making the decision to pursue my music full time a few years ago, I have met so many people who have encouraged me to follow my passion and I want to pass on that motivation to others.”

Michael has this to say about Dan: "Dan is a dynamic artist with a fiery axe, a finely honed songwriting and arranging sensibility, a passionate singer, and a total delight to work with. He is a human dynamo, a total pro as a musician, with a great attitude and drive. He takes the bull by the horns to move his career forward, continually implementing creative promotional and gig concepts in a variety of settings. And his Live Centre Stage initiatives are a great match with Earwig’s core mission of expanding musician opportunities and fan engagement through a collaborative, empowering label relationship. Dan is a welcome addition to the Earwig Music Company artist family."

Dan said this about the opportunity: “I am so excited and feel so fortunate to be working with Earwig Music. Their vast experience, knowledge and focused approach to artist development and exposure is a huge opportunity and I am so grateful.”

Michael Frank, the founder and CEO of Earwig Music, has over forty years of experience in the music industry as a label owner, artist manager and global touring harmonica player. He is also a certified life coach and a social worker. His Chief Marketing Officer Steven Hausheer, is a music business consultant and digital marketing professional with diverse experience into the complexities of making music and making a living making music from both the artist's and executive's perspectives.

"We're stoked to be working with Dan to bring his music to greater audiences," said Steven Hausheer. "Beyond his excellent songs, high energy stage presence and dexterous guitar playing, Dan is a tremendous multi-tasker, skilled at leveraging sponsorships, (Roland Canada, D'Addario strings, Godin Guitars) along with pre-release giveaways, fan involvement through social media and playlist promotions."

New Release publicity for Dan’s album Livin’ Centre Stage is being handled by Blind Raccoon Publicity, Memphis, Tennessee and by Earwig Music Company. Earwig’s global distributor for the cd is CPI Distribution, and for digital distribution The Orchard.

 

Dan proudly plays Blues Cube amps, with Boss Guitar effects,

Godin Guitars and D'Addario NYXL Strings