For more than 30 years, Dan has performed and toured throughout the Midwest. His eight previously released CDs have received airplay throughout the United States as well as internationally, and have been praised by everyone from musical colleagues to concert hosts to radio DJs. Dan has been nominated multiple times for Detroit Music Awards, and has achieved recognition for his work in events such as the Great Lakes Songwriting Contest, Big Top Chautauqua Songwriting Contest, and the Billboard Songwriting Competition. As an educator, Dan has been featured on the staff at the prestigious Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters, the Madison Songwriters Guild Retreat and has been on the staff at the internationally renowned Interlochen Academy for the Arts. He has appeared on stage and/or opened for such notables as Ronnie Cox, Dana Cooper, Chuck Brodsky, Mustard’s Retreat, Cliff Eberhardt, Joel Mabus and Jack Williams, and for seven years hosted his own folk radio show, Local Folks, at WXOU-FM (Oakland University).
Most recently, Dan performed in a musical production he wrote, Tumbledown Town, which has opened to positive acclaim throughout Michigan. His ninth and latest CD is “The Corner of My Eye.”
Find out more about Dan at http://danhazlett.com/
Whether working out a set of saloon songs at a Michigan watering hole, or settling back for an evening of singing at a fire ring afterward, Dave Boutette will hold listeners as long as they keep the lights on or until the rain starts. Stories, advice, observations, or raffles are as apt to appear during a performance as are his songs. Blending many schools of American roots and popular music including folk, blues, swing, and old time country, his songs testify to the power of true love, rebirth, snow plows, and migrating fish. If you get the chance, stand next to Dave. Besides feeling taller than you actually are, you may start to see some things in an entirely new light.
Americana singer-songwriter Ed Dupas’ lived-in melodies unwind with reflective lyrics and speak to the current state of the human condition, soothing where possible, agitating where necessary, and seeking change where appropriate.
Tracy Kash began her musical life as a classical musician. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree from University of North Texas – a veritable jazz factory producing musicians such as Lou Marini, Nora Jones, and Stefan Karlsson – and a Master’s degree from the venerable Boston Conservatory, Tracy is an accomplished flutist. Add her impeccable songwriting, arranging and production talents to the mix and it is easy to see why she is an established musician’s musician in her native Detroit, where she currently lives, as well as in her previous hometown, New York City. Her unique brand of jazz and jazz-influenced rock/pop, thrills live audiences as well as her growing radio following.
Ian Anderson, of Jethro Tull fame, enamored of her classical bent and rock sensibility, invited her on stage as a guest flutist at his 2003 State Theater concert. In 2009 Tracy received a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Jazz vocalist and has been nominated for numerous others in recent years, including Outstanding Jazz Composer, Modern Jazz Band, R&B Composer, and R&B artist. Her two most recent CDs, There and Back Again and Sound Truth were both nominated for Detroit Music Awards. Sound Truth was also distinguished as one of the “Top 10 of 2010” by the Detroit Metrotimes’ Brett Callwood. Her music can be heard on the CD ROM, which accompanies The Complete Idiot’s Guide to MP3. Her extensive media exposure in New York and Detroit, includes the nationally broadcast Mitch Albom Show, and she has done considerable radio and television jingle work nationwide.
Tracy can be heard on the 1999 release of gravelly popular NYC great, Alan Andrews, entitled Cleaned and Pressed. She sings, plays flute, and writes/arranges for the Nighthawks Jazz Orchestra and the dynamic Theatre Bizarre Orchestra and will serve as music director for a portion of Ann Arbor Civic Theater’s 2017-18 season. She writes for a wide variety of film projects and is currently developing a musical with award-winning Detroit poet, Diane DeCillis.