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!"
Live Centre Stage Wins national 50 over 50 award
Dan's fourth album Livin' Centre Stage is the credo of his initiative to inspire others to live their passion regardless of age or stage in life. Last week at the Start Up Canada convention at the Shaw Cantre in Ottawa, Doiron was honoured as one of the WISE 50 over 50 award recipients and 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.
"I'd had a varied 35 year career as an educator, recording engineer, clinician and musical instrument product specialist, but music performance had always been my passion and I finally decided to follow that dream in 2012. I began the Live Centre Stage program in 2017 because I wanted to share the tools that had helped me in this journey and to encourage others to dream big and go for it!"