I’m delighted to announce I am touring the UK throughout Autumn 2017. Firstly a co headline tour with Jess Morgan from Oct 6 – 28 and then supporting Eddi Reader from November 8th – December 2nd 2017. See you at the shows. Dan x
‘THAT’S WHERE I BELONG’
New album out now
On the Boo Hewerdine Tour Autumn 2016 there will be a limited run of 3 CD EPs with exclusive tracks and covers songs. For those who can’t make the shows you can buy those digitally here:
A talented songwriter and storyteller, a modern day troubadour, Dan Whitehouse was born in Wolverhampton and has spent a lifetime in Britain’s industrial heartland with a brief detour along the hippie trail when his parents decided to board the magic bus to Katmandu and San Francisco in the 1970s, and then to London as an eighteen year old, his prodigious talent making him a sought after guitarist.
For Dan the songwriting is key – his observational lyrics and imagined stories are soundtracked by an original take on modern folk /Americana – Black Country Soul if you will.
Political stories of displacement and refuge (Close Up) and lyrics dealing with anxiety and mental health (CCC, Little Left Unsaid), sit beside more personal reflections and universal themes of family and love, loss and compassion (Work).
Recorded at Reservoir Studios in London and Kyoti in Glasgow, the album was produced in the main by Chris Clarke (The Rockingbirds) and Danny George Wilson (Danny & The Champions of the World). It features the legendary pedal and lap steel player B.J.Cole and folk/trance singer Jess Morgan.
Of his influences during the recording sessions, Dan says:
‘Around the time of recording specific tracks I was listening to a lot were ‘Precious Angel’ by Dylan, ‘Ry Cooder’s ‘How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live’, Hiss Golden Messenger ‘Saturday Song’ and The Deelines ‘Colfax Avenue’, great songs.
The recordings were finished in March this year, Dan then headed out on tour with label-mates Eddi Reader and Kris Drever giving him a chance to showcase the new songs to appreciative audiences. No stranger to playing live Dan has shared stages with a host of inspiring artists including Mark Eitzel, Richard Thompson, Sun Kil Moon and Julian Cope. Dan is back on the road again later this year as Special Guest on Boo Hewerdine’s UK tour, dates below..
Between recording and touring Dan works as a community musician using music and songwriting in a therapeutic way with vulnerable groups of people such as those with learning difficulties, acquired brain injury or disaffected young people in PRUs (pupil referral units).
He is also a key fixture at the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) in Birmingham and is currently the subject of a Summer-long exhibition focussing on the Life of a Song, from inspiration to recording. Details HERE
‘That’s Where I Belong’ – Album Tracklisting:
- Nothing’s Gonna Change It
- Close Up (feat. Jess Morgan)
- That’s Where I Belong
- The Little Left Unsaid
- You Brought The Sunshine
- The Places We Have Been
- The Left Handed Way
Dan Whitehouse live:
2nd – Moseley Folk Festival
Special Guest to Boo Hewerdine:
3rd – Milton Keynes – Stables
14th – Shrewsbury – Henry Tudor House
28th – Norwich – Bicycle Shop
30th – St Donats – Tythe Barn
1st – Ramsbottom – Village Hall
2nd – Alderley Edge – The Yard
5th – Birmingham – Kitchen Garden Cafe
6th – Edinburgh – The Voodoo Rooms
7th – Biggar – Red Road Cafe
9th – London – Green Note
13th – Swindon – The Old Stables
14th – Bristol – The Folk House
15th – Wrington – The Old Refreshment Room
25th – Cambridge – Junction
11th – Totnes – Brewing Co
15th – Reading – South Street Arts
18th – Ipswich – St Peters by the Waterfront
19th – Winchester – the Railway
22nd – Brighton – Komedia
26th – Beaconsfield – The Hat Club
December Headline shows
6th – London – Green Note
10th – Birmingham – St Pauls
For further info: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07803 500 818