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 rising star on the national folk scene. He is the winner of first prizes in the 2002 USA Songwriting Competition (Lyrics), 2002 Plowshares Songwriting Contest, 2001 SFFF Songwriter Competition, the 2001 Rose Garden Songwriter Contest and the 2000 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. His second CD Wild Heart Rodeo was released in the spring of 2003 and is available on Hudson Valley Records.
|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.