“An attractive and refreshingly original performer with an entertaining and quirky sense of humor. Booked him at first sight!”
Rod Kennedy, Kerrville Folk Festival
“Pelletier’s Passion will leave you breathless!”
Marilyn Rea Beyer WUMB, Boston
Sit for an hour with Dan Pelletier and you’ll walk away chuckling, shaking your head, wanting a long, cool drink and the red, tender lips of someone to love. He will show you himself, yourself, your lover, your family and friends and quite a few characters you may not know, but will instantly recognize. They jump out of his songs full of beauty and blemishes, brilliance and foolishness, insanity, humor, intensity and tenderness.
Pelletier’s passionate performance of these songs make him a formidable force on the national folk scene. He has twice been a Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Main Stage Showcase Performer, (2017, 2000) has won the 2015 Towne Crier Open Mike Invitational First Prize, was a 2014 Rocky Mt Folks Fest Songwriters Showcase Artist, 2013,14 Cape May Singer Songwriter Showcase Artist, 2003 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Showcase Artist, and many more. Pelletier's brilliant "The Baddest of All" won the USA Songwriting Competition's first prize for lyrics, out of more than 30,000 entries.
|Festival Appearances |
2005 Stone Soup Festival
2002 Kerrville Folk Festival
2002/2001/2000 South Florida Folk Festival
2001 Cottonwood Festival
1998 Clearwater Festival
1997 Greenwich Folk Festival
1999 - Mr. Sunshine
2004 - Wild Heart Rodeo
2013 - My Freakin' Heart
Dan’s songs have been in regular rotation at over 50 stations nationwide. The title cut from his first CD, Mr. Sunshine, was played over 400 times a week after its release in 1999. Dan has also been heard regularly on Muzak and other wired services.