Dan Howler performs at London’s Canada Day Celebration, July 1, 6:00pm

We’re super excited to have been invited to perform at this year’s Canada Day celebration at Harris Park in London, Ontario.  All of us in Dan Howler have deep roots in London and we’ll be celebrating with friends on July 1st.

The day begins at 3:00pm but we won’t be performing until 6:00pm, and fireworks are at 10:00pm.  Come early, bring a lawn chair and all your friends for a night of great Canadian music!  And it’s all FREE!!!

Click for details about the event.

Dan Howler featured in “Borrowed Tunes” 8th Anniversary show: the music of Neil Young

Hey everybody,

Dan Howler is going to be featured solo and acoustic in the 8th Anniversary of Borrowed Tunes, a concert celebrating the music of Neil Young and featuring some of the finest singer-songwriters from the area.  The show is running two nights, May 1st and 2nd at Hugh’s Room in downtown Toronto.  Links below for more details and ticket info:

Click for tickets to the show Friday May 1st

Click for tickets to the show Saturday May 2nd

Here’s a little preview of what you’re going to hear at the show.  It’ll be a night of great music from one of the most influential Canadian songwriters of all time so if you’re in Toronto don’t miss it.

The hats of the Dan Howler record: a photo essay

As weeks passed at the Sound Distillery, we noticed a huge diversity in both our musical inspiration and our headgear.  What if the two are entwined?  What if the music we make is, in part, a product of the hats we wear while making it?  After all, they say the clothes make the man.

And with that in mind, we bring you The hats of the Dan Howler record: a photo essay.


Ryan Cassidy blows the big one

Oh boy, things are really starting to take shape.  If Dan, Duncan and I are the cake, guys like Ryan Cassidy are the icing.

It was a joy to have Ryan out to the Sound Distillery this week.  Ryan has been listening, writing, and waiting for the moment to strike with the soulful fury of his big horns, and he did not disappoint.  Ryan will be playing baritone, tenor, and alto sax, and really putting the sex in sex drugs and rock ‘n roll.  We’re all looking forward to hearing the mixes with Ryan’s sassy, swampy sounds all over them.

Ryan doesn’t really get to let loose tracking parts in our little pop ditties, so if you want to hear him blow the roof off, check out his show at the Jazz Room in uptown Waterloo on May 1st, 2015.  He’ll be joined by a cast of hot local jazz players doing a mix of originals and standards.  Tears will be shed, toes will be tapped, babies will be made.

Here’s a taste: