Born in Trenton, Dan has made his home in Renfrew since the early 1970's. His exposure as a child to traditional fiddle and country music influenced his style of country contemporary sound. Throughout his extensive career, Dan has entertained from coast to coast in Canada, including two Northern tours of our isolated Armed Forces bases, and has toured with Ronnie Prophet and The Family Brown in Canada, the U.S. and the Netherlands. He has performed on a number of television shows - Family Brown Country, Ronnie & The Browns, the Tommy Hunter Show, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Telethon and the Heart Institute Telethon of Eastern Ontario, and has appeared in concert with many well-known country music artists, among them: Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, Gene Watson, Lee Greenwood, Ferlin Husky, Freddie Hart, Carroll Baker, Faron Young, The Whites, Bill Anderson, George Jones, Mac Wiseman and Johnny Cash.
Dan has been recognized by the Canadian Country Music Association with nominations for the Vista Rising Star Award on two occasions and for the Duo of the Year Award with Marie Bottrell. He has had over a dozen singles nationally charted, including "What Has Happened?", "Love’s Cheatin’ Line", "One Good Reason", "I Believe in Country Music", "Ramblin’ Blue Eyes", "Just A Little Doll" (#1 Single) and "Lover’s Game" (second #1 Single with Marie Bottrell) off of his album, "Love Martyr", which was also released on CD in Europe on a label based in The Netherlands. Dan is also recognized as a songwriter and producer, with releases of his songs by other Canadian artists as well as his own recordings of his original songs being released in Australia and the U.S.
Dan is married to Lynda, and they have one son, Ryan. While he isn’t involved full-time anymore in the music business, he continues to perform, write and produce.