Born in Caledon, Ontario, Indie-folk artist Daniel James McFadyen now calls Nova Scotia home. His storytelling and interactive shows have sold out across the country, filling large rooms like the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto and the Marquee Ballroom in Halifax. Whether he is touring solo, or with his five-piece band, Daniel’s upbeat and interactive performances are sure to leave a mark on the audience. Daniel's latest single "Hot Sun" is up for two East Coast Music Awards this year -- Song of the Year and Rising Star Recording of the year.
His recently announced EP “Songs to Show Your Friends” is a musical departure from Daniel’s previous “Stomp and Holler” folk music. It introduces intricate melodies, instrumentation and compositions provoked by his collaboration with Montreal based producer Quinn Bachand. These five new recordings may sound different to his previous work, but they continue to return to topics of love, loss, adventure, and feelings of home, which have defined his presence in the indie folk and rock worlds.
Daniel’s debut album August, I’m Yours was released in 2021, and in a short time secured his place in the Canadian music industry. He was nominated for Folk Recording of the Year at the 2022 East Coast Music Awards, and Entertainer of the Year and Folk Recording of the Year at the 2022 Nova Scotia Music Awards. Daniel fell in love with the East Coast while on a family trip at fourteen years old. “There’s something inspiring about the people and culture on the East Coast; it’s the most supportive community I have ever encountered”. When Daniel is not playing music, he spends his time as a working photographer in the Annapolis Valley, or at his home in the small town of Hortonville with his dog Maggie.