Dan Crary Onesheet



Dan Crary Onesheet
He is a musical legend, a pioneer of one of the most intricate, yet
powerful, forms of American music, and a master of the guitar;
he’s Dan Crary, a flatpicking stylist with an international
reputation for innovation, taste and brilliance. As he passes his
40th anniversary as a performer, Crary
is one of the few artists whose work can
be said to transcend boundaries of style
Renaissance of the
and genre.
Steel String Guitar
A long and distinguished recording
Holiday Guitar
career, featuring solo projects and
Jammed If I Do
group efforts and many guest
appearances, have brought Dan acclaim
Bluegrass Guitar
as a versatile performer able to range
Take a Step Over
from Mozart to Anglo-American fiddle
tunes to moody, evocative original
Sweet Southern Girl
compositions. Jammed If I Do, with
Lady’s Fancy
guests Tony Rice, Doc Watson, Norman
with Dan Crary & Thunderation
Blake, and Beppe Gambetta, was hailed
Perfect Storm
as one of the decade’s great gatherings
with Men of Steel
of guitarists, and his albums have
Live: Men of Steel
Four Way Mirror
garnered awards and rave reviews.
with Beppe Gambetta
As a solo artist, Dan has created a
performance style that blends
with Lonnie Hoppers
traditional material from a variety of
Crary & Hoppers and
American sources with original
their American Band
compositions, and vocals with
with California
instrumental showcases, all woven
together with stories and observations
with BCH
that share his experience and insights
Now They Are Four
with the audience. His ability to connect
Night Run
both musically and personally has
Berline, Crary & Hickman
brought him success not only in North
America but throughout the world, with concert and
workshop appearances from Europe to Japan and the South
In a time when yesterday’s stars are all too often today’s
unknowns, and genres are picked up and discarded quickly,
it’s a rare career that encompasses multiple styles and
decades while remaining fresh and exciting. If consistency,
creativity, and longevity are hallmarks of artistic
achievement, then Dan Crary must be recognized as one of
the greatest traditional artists of our day.
Listen to sound clips at DanCrary.com.
Renaissance of the Steel String Guitar
Dan Crary | Thunderation Music 039
“Incredible dexterity and tongue-in-cheek humor
. . . must be heard to be believed.”
Guitar Player
“. . . Dan’s guitar work is mind-boggling . . . ”
Houston Chronicle
“Dan Crary is one of the top three or four guitarists
of our time; perhaps the best flatpicker around.”
Vancouver Folk Festival
“. . . a premier instrumentalist . . . ”
Indianapolis Daily News
“He was hardly a minute into the show when he
let fly with racing licks that sounded like the
fretboard equivalent of Fred Astaire dancing up,
then down a staircase.”
Los Angeles Times
IBMA “Best Liner Notes” (CHAMBERGRASS)
NDIE “Best Seasonal Album” (HOLIDAY GUITAR)
NAIRD INDIE “Best String Instrumental Album”
IBMA “Best Instrumental Group”
Strictly Country 1st Place Guitar Award
Intl Ambassador of Country Music, AustralAsian Country Music
Frets Annual Readers Poll, 1st Place Guitar Award
Thunderation Music, Inc
1390 Broadway, Suite B101, Placerville, CA 95667
Tel: 530-622-6228 / Cell: 530-306-4483
[email protected] / dancrary.com

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