Dan Frechette, Canadian entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, gifted impressionist, and prolific singer-songwriter, is a musical force. With over 1400 songs across a impressive range of acoustic genres, Dan was signed to EMI publishing at 17 with a bursting catalogue of over 500 original songs already to his credit. Since 1992 he has gone on to release over 25 albums of original and tribute material, and has been performing high-energy, soulful concerts throughout North America and Europe.
Laurel Thomsen, California genre-bending violinist, composer, author, and educator, has performed Classically and with a variety of bands and artists
since she was a child. With a rich and expressive violin tone and an interpretive style that can both rock a solo or add backup texture and groove, Laurel is frequently sought for her ability to add depth and emotion to diverse styles of music in the studio or on stage. Once dubbed the “Hookmeister” by one California Bay Area recording engineer, her knack for creating infectious melodies has saved more than one artist’s song from the chopping block. Also an emerging songwriter and singer with a “remarkable singing voice” (Monterey Herald) and “fascinating undertones and range” (Penguins Eggs), Laurel’s writing and composing explores emotion, empowerment, universal topics, and life’s deeper questions.
Dan and Laurel are quickly finding their niche on the North American and European folk circuits. However, hard work and dedication is only one facet of their relationship; as those who meet and hear them soon discover, “there is something incredibly romantic about these two and the way that their love story is told through their music” (Brandie Michelle, Medicine Hat Zine). Whether at home in Northern California, or creating their home on the road at various tour stops around the globe, it’s clear to people who observe these two that their harmony extends well beyond their music.