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Writes Of Passage

by Dan Connor

Guitar driven storyteller makes his way through the usual emotional suspects with wisdom, wit, and a cracking good band.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Eternity
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2. Busted Love
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3. Love's An Oasis
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4. Green Light
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5. All The Tea In China
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6. Long Haul
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7. No Choice
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8. Roll With The Punches
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9. Family Reunion
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10. What We Used To Do
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11. Slow Down
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12. Beasts In The Kingdom (intro)
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13. Beasts In The Kingdom
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14. Goodbye To The Moon
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Album Notes
"Writes Of Passage 101"

Growing up in the Midwest under the heavy hand of Calvinism might be considered an impediment in today's complex world. But like anything that's strong enough to kill you and doesn't, it's likely to become a valuable resource.

Dan Connor tells simple stories simply. "Profoundly simple," as one reviewer has said. While the issues addressed are pretty much the usual suspects, "Connor's takes are offbeat and refreshing." People are more alike than they are different, and the authority and musicality of these songs makes them "instantly inviting." But, hey, we are talking folk music here. Hip Hop fans will probably need to look elsewhere.

The music is guitar driven - mostly acoustic, some electric, no synthesizers. The amount of production is chosen to suit the song. All the musicians are top notch, and songs 2, 5, and 14 feature Connor's trio, Little Big Men. There is no attempt to write the same song twice. Every song has it's own color, tempo, and feel. The CD was mastered by Gavin Lursen at The Mastering Lab, who mastered "Oh Brother Where Art Thou." All the depth and richness of sound that Gavin's mastering achieved on "Oh Brother.." graces "Writes Of Passage," which was recently nominated for Best Americana Album in the 2003 San Diego Music Awards.

Connor can be accused of many impertinences, but leading an unexamined life is not one of them. These songs are the result of ten years of planting, replanting, weeding, fertilizing, thinning, and cutting his way through an often disagreeable mix of soil and manure. But it has led to a rich harvest: a gumbo of humor, grit, pathos, and tenderness. It's delicious. Try it, you'll like it.



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Frank Williamson

The work of a true craftsman and artist. A gem of a CD!
It's abundantly clear that a great deal of attention to detail went into this project, from the writing to the production. This CD is the work of a truly thoughtful artist. The songs are written and delivered in an elegant, vulnerable folk style that is heard far too infrequently these days. Dan's guitar playing stamps the project with his unique musical signature and the gang of supporting musicians is just stellar. The mastery evidenced in these recordings just make them a pleasure to listen to. I love this CD!

Joe Rathburn

This is one heartfelt, sincere, soulful, and truly winning CD
If your looking for a well written, performed, recorded, and conceived CD, that will make you smile at every cut, either out of sheer joy, or thoughtful meditation, Dan Connor's Writes of Passage is as good as it gets.

ronald lincoln

dan connor writes of passage is the best, professional artist i have heard in ye
dan connor is a true artist and should be given the highest music award for rights of passage. he is one of the best professional artist that i have heard in decades. his music is soothing and makes you feel as though you are actually visualizing his words. you can tell that he put a lot of heart and soul in to his sounds and i would recommend this cd to everyone.