BIOGRAPHY – DAN WASHBURN
Dan is no strangerto much of the country music world both at home and abroad.
His credits include over 200 albums as a singer/song writer, producer and bassist. Dan
was bandleader for the late Colleen Peterson and toured with George Fox, Terry
Sheridan, Colleen Peterson and was lead singer/spokesperson for South Mountain.
Dan had a lot of fun writing his current single “This Glass Is Heavy” with two of his regular
co-writing partners Jan Edwards (USA) and Lucy LeBlanc (Canada). Dan produced the
track at Hilltop Music Studio (Nashville) and did all vocals, mixing and mastering in
Canada at Andy Thompson’s “Northumberland Music Studio”.
Dan has recently charted with Ireland’s Tomas Jackman on “Longing For Ireland” and
with Lynn Campbell on “Romance is Dead”.
Producing other artists has literally taken off the past three years and you can hear the
results on tracks by Tomas Jackman, Noel Boland, Seamus Fitzsimmons in Ireland/UK as
well as K.C. Carter, Sharon-Marie White and Caroline Loberto in Canada. Dan’s in high
demand singing back-up harmonies and he can be heard on all of the above as well as new
projects with Ireland’s Regina McDermott, Stevie McVeigh and Seamus Fitzsimmons
September ’22 saw two of Dan’s songs win at the Netherland’s “Red Carpet Awards”.
“Super Power” won in the Blues/Jazz category and “What If” took home Song of the Year
honours and they have nominated him for no less than 10 awards this year!
Dan is heading to Holland for the Awards Show in August and then popping over to
Ireland to write with several folks while staying with Stevie McVeigh for a week. He’s
also meeting with Tomas and Marian Waldron while over to discuss next year’s Irish tour
of Canada/USA. Look for some very cool new music and videos coming in 2023 as well as
some new movie placements for some of Dan’s material. Recently Dan and Irish co-writer
Regina McDermott have had one of their songs recorded by a famous Irish artist to be
Two duets are in production; one is with an Irish artist and the second is a Nashville
artist. There’s a couple of new singles just getting finished to be released this year as well.
Dan Washburn Bio cont’d.
Dan’s resides in Stirling, Ontario, Canada with his wife Mary-Ellen and youngest son
Noah (grade 12 in Sept.); and is once again (post-pandemic) travelling back and forth to
Nashville regularly writing and producing music, in both countries.
Dan often says “I’m always up for a write” or “why don’t you just come to Nashville with
me for a week of writing and a session?” The cool thing is; people are taking him up on the
idea! He welcomes anyone wanting to experience a Nashville LIVE OFF THE FLOOR
session with some of the industries’ best players to talk to him and says “You’ll never be