Dan Cloutier

Dan Cloutier

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Dan Cloutier is a New England based singer songwriter who was recently called "geniune folk greatness" in the Worcester Magazine. He has sold out places such places as Club Passim, and folk stations like WUMB have him in rotation. He as also opened for John Hiatt, Richie Havens, and Ellis Paul.

Biography

Dan’s Bio

Breaking News: Dan has been nominated for best CD and solo act in the Worcester Music Awards! He has also been nominated for best CD by a solo act in the Limelight Magazine. Stay tuned to see if Dan wins!

Dan Cloutier is a rising force on the local New England singer songwriter, folk, and indie scene. His second album Live at the Masquerade Ball came out in 2009, with Worcester Magazine heralding it as “genuine folk greatness” and the Pulse Magazine noting that “This guitar-strumming storyteller is aiming to steal your heart with his lyrical honesty.” Carter Allen of 100.7 WZLX stated that “Dan’s debut CD showed a lot of promise... his next effort delivers on all that promise, but goes beyond.” Dan is also making a name for himself as an important live act by selling out rooms in the greater Boston area including the famed Club Passim and The Amazing Things Arts Center. He has also had the honor of opening for such legends as John Hiatt, Richie Havens, Ellis Paul, and John Gorka.

On October 15th of 2011, Dan released his third CD called “Blind Willie’s Lighthouse.” This collection of songs is a thematic journey dealing with the gospel blues legend Blind Willie Johnson and Dan’s native New England. It is also his strongest effort to date. Dan states, “I wanted this album to reflect two of my greatest influences, my home and Blind Willie Johnson. Ever since I heard about him after college I was amazed at Blind Willie's writing, story, and character. He is one of my guiding lights, and I wanted this album to be me singing my story back to Blind Willie. I also could not be prouder of how this group of songs turned out. There are fast paced folk anthems, sweet tremolo electric jams, and quiet story songs. I know my fans will fall in love with ‘Blind Willie’s Lighthouse.’”

Dan has also turned into a leading voice in the region for supporting local music. He is a co-founder of Worcester’s Birch Beer Records, and Facebook’s “I Support Local Music in Massachusetts” with over 10,000 fans with his good friend and fellow singer-songwriter Kim Jennings. Birch Beer Records was recently covered in the Worcester Business Journal, as “the founders have deftly combined their passion for music with a keen business sense and a good feel for the future of the recording industry.”

As the INsite Boston Magazine stated, "On and off stage one can be proud to be a fan of Dan and look forward to another great year from this rising star." We could not have put it better ourselves.

Discography

LPs
Blind Willie's Lighthouse (October 15th, 2011)
Birch Beer Christmas Cheer (2010)
Live at the Masquerade Ball (2009)
Bottles and Seeds (2006)

Set List

I can play hours and hours of originals and hours and hours of covers.

(Johnny Cash, Van Morrison, The Band, The Beatles, Soul, Rock, Folk, etc.)