Awards and Quotes
2004 Solarfest Folk Festival Showcase Artist
2003 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Showcase Artist
2003 New Jersey Folk Festival Showcase Artist
2002 USA Songwriting Competition 1st Prize Lyric Division
2002 USA Songwriting Competition 3rd Prize Overall
2002 Plowshares Songwriting Contest Winner
2002 KRCL Performing Artist Showcase Finalist
2001 South Florida Folk Festival Best Overall
2001 Rose Garden Coffeehouse Contest Winner
2000 South Florida Folk Festival Finalist
2000 Mid-Atlantic SongContest 1st Prize - Folk
2000 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Showcase
What folks are saying about Dan...
Marilyn Rea Beyer, WUMB Radio Program Director, Boston, MA
Dan Pelletier’s songs -- loaded with equal parts pain, hope and humor – touch the tender, secret corners of your soul. While his piano arrangements, John Sebastian’s harmonica and Jay Ungar’s fiddle will have you humming the tunes, Pelletier’s passion will leave you breathless.
Lisa Fairbanks, Rhythm and News
The opening strains of “Mr. Sunshine” set the stage for Pelletier’s entire album- a cache of catchy tunes performed with enough emotion to convert even non-believers…shades of Billy Joel from his pre-1978 era and elements of Bruce Hornsby may be found on “Mr. Sunshine.” The rest of the album’s glow radiates from the artist himself.
Ray Weiss, Journal News
The man at the piano sings with the soul and style of a star. All eyes are turned his way. Dan Pelletier is performing on of the hundreds of songs he has written during the last 20 years. The tune about love gone right is as good as any on the radio.
Sloan Wainwright, Singer/Songwriter, Katonah, NY
Dan Pelletier's music is both gritty and sensuous. The perfect combination for me.
Scott Moore, Moore Music House Concerts, Rockville, MD
Most Anticipated CD release for 1999 – Dan Pelletier.
Howard Stern, Uptown Coffee House, Riverdale, NY
I’ll tattoo Dan Pelletier on my butt!
Vance Gilbert, Singer/Songwriter
A big, powerful, soulful voice…
RB, Bellmore, NY (of Dan and the rest of SongLand)
"Edge-of-your-seat performances and skillful songwriting so rife with nip-and-tuck and derring-do, it makes all others seem namby-pamby by