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Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen @ Medalta

Medicine Hat Folk Music Club and 102.1 CJCY

Sunday, 8 March 2015 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (MDT)

Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen @ Medalta

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Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen


Sunday, March 8, 2015

7:30 (Doors open at 7)

Who are Dan and Laurel?

 One Manitoba winter evening, music and modern technology transpired to bring together two artists with captivating musical synergy, despite their living 2,000 miles apart.Dan Frechette, award winning Winnipeg singer-songwriter, released a record breaking 10 albums in 2012, and discoveredLaurel Thomsen, American genre-bending violinist, that same year via a chance YouTube sighting. 


Dan was instantly impressed by Laurel’s ability to “conjure emotions and spirit with the violin” and imagined how she could add these qualities to his own songs, with an astonishing 1300 of them and counting, including The Duhks hit singles “The Mists of Down Below” and “You Don’t See It”. Laurel was equally impressed with Dan’s diversity as a songwriter, his heartfelt voice, and his orchestral style of guitar playing - fusing lead, rhythm, and bass lines on just one left handed acoustic guitar. The two became fast friends online, overdubbing each others parts on recordings sent back and forth, and when the collaboration grew to three albums worth of material, finally decided it was time to meet in person for a tour of Laurel’s home state of California.

“We’ve had so many audience members, even at our very first show less than 24 hours after we finally shook hands, who’ve come up to tell us about this really intense and beautiful connection they can see and hear between Laurel and I,” recalls Dan. “Our meeting, both online, and later in person, was momentous and our musical chemistry is among the most rich and profound experiences I’ve had. We want to give it back to the world.” Powerful and magnetic talents in their own rights, this Alt-folk duo proves that musical magic is not only possible, but alive and quite well.

"Dan and Laurel’s concert in our home drew a standing ovation and a demand for encores. 

Everyone left with big smiles!"     

~Margo and Tyler Baker, California house concert hosts

"Any grounded, sound-minded person would have a perma-grin throughout a Dan and Laurel show." 

~Bernie, Manitoba house concert host

“A great songwriter...a terrific violinist...and together their voices blend beautifully and harmonically...
I can’t wait to hear more...” 

~ Les Siemieniuk, Penguins Eggs Magazine


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