Biography

Born in Caledon, Ontario, rising indie-folk artist Daniel James McFadyen now calls Nova Scotia home. His storytelling and interactive shows have sold out across Canada, filling large venues including Toronto’s iconic Horseshoe Tavern and the Marquee Ballroom in Halifax. Amidst a year of remarkable growth, McFadyen released his highly anticipated EP, Songs to Show Your Friends on October 13th. A musical departure from his previous "Stomp and Holler" folk music, the 5-track offering introduces intricate melodies and compelling instrumentation — a result of his creative partnership with Montreal-based producer Quinn Bachand. With a renewed approach guiding his sound, McFadyen explores topics of love, loss, adventure, and feelings of home, all of which have defined his presence in the Canadian folk and indie scenes. 

 

McFadyen’s debut album, August, I’m Yours, was released in 2021, and in a short time it helped secure his place in the Canadian music industry. Continuing in his success, the singer-songwriter has been nominated for several ECMAs and Nova Scotia Music Awards including Folk Recording of the Year, Rising Star Recording of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year. When not playing music, McFadyen spends his time as a working photographer in the Annapolis Valley, or at his home in the small town of Hortonville, Nova Scotia, with his dog Maggie.