On January 21, 2017, Dan will be releasing his long awaited album “The Battle of Greenland.” He is thrilled with this music, and the concert will be at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA.
On October 15, 2011, Dan Cloutier released his third CD: “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.
Worcester Magazine published a rave review of Blind Willie’s Lighthouse, saying, “Dan Cloutier’s latest CD is a beacon in the storm. It is an inspiring collection of original songs by Cloutier, chronicling his love of New England, depicted by stormy seas, crashing waves and seagoing captains, along with tales of love and faith. Cloutier’s gift for storytelling is apparent in the richness of his tales.”
Dan 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. We know people will fall in love with “Blind Willie’s Lighthouse.”
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.
Supporting local music is another of Dan’s passions. He is a co-founder, along with singer-songwriter Kim Jennings, of Worcester’s Birch Beer Records, and Facebook’s “I Support Local Music in Massachusetts” with over 10,000 fans. 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.”