Dan Hazlett

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Singer/songwriter Dan Hazlett began performing his folk songs in the early '80s and has been performing them regularly ever since. The human condition is Hazlett's primary inspiration for music. While…
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Singer/songwriter Dan Hazlett began performing his folk songs in the early '80s and has been performing them regularly ever since. The human condition is Hazlett's primary inspiration for music. While based in the Detroit, MI, area, he has spent years touring the Midwest, Maine, and Canada. His first album, Heartland, was self-released in 1992. His full-length debut was followed with the release of Island of Our Song in 1994, Our Little Secret in 1996, The Hood Ornaments in 1998, and Family Album in 2001, while also appearing on various compilations. Family Album deals with family issues more than his previous work, clearly showing that Hazlett's priorities are with his family. Hazlett's dedication as worker, musician, and father have always shone through with each gentle acoustic guitar note struck and each soulful lyric sung. His dedication has won him acclaim from the American and Canadian folk music community. While remaining productive as an artist, Hazlett has doubled as a producer and session musician for other Michigan folk artists. He also coordinates interactive songwriter workshops and residencies for middle school, high school, and adult students. Hazlett clearly serves as a modern folk artist, serving as community activist, while concisely presenting his introspective musings.