Dan Doiron

Dan Doiron

Friends say they don't recognize him without a guitar strapped on, as 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, Canada. A blazing spitfire guitarist, Dan fuses potent 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 his fourth album “Livin’ Centre Stage” was released in early 2018.

In October 2017 Dan and his band won the East Coast Blues Society’s “Maritimes to Memphis” competition for a second time, awarding them the honour of representing Atlantic Canada at the worlds’ largest Blues competition, the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis. “We are so pumped to be returning to this huge blues competition in the birthplace of the blues and are excited to introduce songs from the new album...”

The inspiration for that new album evolved from his Live Centre Stage project; an initiative to inspire others to follow their passion regardless of their age or stage in life. (www.LiveCentreStage.com).


Press Quotes:

Dan Doiron's Livin' Centre Stage is the next, and best chapter in his already impressive career!From the opening, funky, track "The Next Lifetime Around" through to the beautifully, heart-breaking closing track "The Letter", Livin' Centre Stage showcases his talents as a smooth vocalist, a searing guitarist, and a songwriter capable of shifting effortlessly from the humorous to the poignant.A shoe-in come awards season, this is a must-have for 2018! Brent Morrison, Host, of The Rockin' Blues Show (Vancouver BC)


Dan Doiron's new release, Livin' Centre Stage, is his most outstanding project to date, straight up and hands down. From the searing, funky leads of his electric songs to the plaintive notes of his acoustic material, and from the insightful lyrics to the richness of his vocals, Dan nails it every single time. After decades in the business as writer, performer, music educator and recording artist, Dan truly is 'livin' centre stage.' Brant Zwicker At the Crossroad Blues Radio (Kamloops BC)


 Dan Doiron is an old school rocker with plenty of new ideas. He's worked at his craft, developed his song writing and honed his own style over thousands of gigs. You can feel his life experience pour out of each track of his new album 'Livin' Centre Stage' on Earwig Music.


The aptly titled CD combines focused energy with well crafted material, in which he rarely wastes a note in solos that always serve the song. 'Living Centre Stage' puts him squarely in the vanguard of Canadian rock-blues, the rest of the world would do well to quickly catch on! Pete Feenstra Features Editor and Blues & Rock Editor - The Blues Magazine UK


 Dan Doiron’s musical mastery have him Livin’ Centre Stage. And that’s also the title of his dynamic new cd. It’s electrified blues with lyrics that make you stop and think. But not for long, because Dan’s music gets your toes a tappin’ and you just wanna get your dancing shoes on and go boogie. Ken WallisHost of Blues Blast on 1015 The Hawk Fm and Blues and Roots Radio


"A perfect balance of talent, imagination and attention to detail, Dan Doiron knows the secret of living centre stage." - Terry Parsons (Blind Lemon Blues) CHMR FM (Newfoundland)


Two time winner of the Maritimes to Memphis Blues Challenge

Three time East Coast Music Award nominee for Blues Album of The Year

Three time Music Nova Scotia Award nominee for Blues Album of The Year


To schedule interviews with Dan, to book Dan, and to get more information about Dan and his many musical offerings, contact www.DanDoiron.com and www.LiveCenterStage.com or 902-222-2182