The Boucher Sessions
I’m excited to say that I’m now an ambassador for the passionately crafted, sonically and aesthetically outstanding Boucher Guitars. I am truly honoured, privileged and humbled to be performing on these meticulously handcrafted instruments and I thank Boucher Guitars for their tremendous support. My SG-51with soloist concert pack is the finest acoustic guitar that I have ever played. The tone, resonance, dynamic flexibility, beauty and comfort of this guitar offers so many possibilities for creativity and expressiveness that it’s hard for me to put it back in it’s case at the end of the day. Over the next few weeks I’ll be releasing "The Boucher Sessions", a video series of original compositions and my interpretations of cover songs featuring my SG-51. The first video of the series is a song that inspired me to study finger style acoustic guitar. I was an electric rock / blues player and when I heard Rik Emmett, (from the band Triumph, one of my favourite bands in the 70s & 80s), play his song “Midsummers Daydream”, and I have been captivated by the timbre and expressiveness of the acoustic guitar ever since. Here’s my interpretation of his great song.
Dan Doiron Nominated for maple blues award
Dan Doiron received his first national nomination for a Maple Blues award for new artist of the year in 2019. These awards recognize achievement in the blues genre in Canada and the nominees are selected by a panel of 45 music industry professionals from across the country.
Livin' Centre Stage is Blues Album of the Year
The 2018 Music Nova Scotia conference was productive and rewarding for singer/songwriter guitarist Dan Doiron. Performing to enthusiastic audiences at two solo showcases, followed by meetings with festival buyers, the weekend culminated with Doiron receiving the award for Blues album of the year for his latest recording Livin' Centre Stage.
The new album , his fourth release since stepping out as a solo performer in 2011 was inspired by his Live Centre Stage project, (www.LiveCentreStage.com), a program that encourages others to follow their passion regardless of age or stage in life. Celebrating his 60th birthday a few weeks ago Doiron said, "I've been involved in the music industry for over forty years and have been nominated for several awards, but this is the first time that I've won, so I guess that shows it's never too late to follow your dreams!"