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Jam in Jamaica

by Daniel Casavant

“Jam in Jamaica” is a catchy tune about the warmth and rhythms of the Caribbean island. Daniel’s unique singing style combines a hint of rock, roots, country and reggae.
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“Jam in Jamaica”

Daniel Casavant: Vocal, Acoustic Guitar & Keyboards
Marco Desgagné: Bass
Lisa Grenier: Background Vocals
Daniel Marsolais: Electric Guitar
Nicolas Paul-Turcotte: Drums

Arranged by Daniel Casavant and Daniel Marsolais, recorded and mixed by Mathieu Dulong and Pierre Messier at Montreal’s Piccolo Studios and mastered by Marc Theriault of Le Lab Mastering. Produced by Daniel Casavant and Kathryn Kates,


What better place to release a single called “Jam in Jamaica” than the beautiful island itself! And that’s exactly what singer/songwriter Daniel Casavant did! The catchy tune, co-written by his wife, journalist Kathryn Kates offers a unique crossover singing style that mixes hints of rock, roots, country and reggae.

Jamaican radio embraced the song, rewarding “Jam in Jamaica” immediate airplay. And, if that wasn’t exciting enough for the singer, on Tuesday, Daniel performed the song live on the popular morning show Smile Jamaica on Television Jamaica (TVJ). And on Wednesday, Daniel was featured in Jamaica’s #1 newspaper The Jamaica Observer. Ya Mon…everythin’ is Irie with “Jam in Jamaica”!

About Daniel Casavant

Daniel has composed music since taking up the acoustic guitar at eight. By 15, he began playing the piano. Stylistically influenced by American musicians, yet barely out of his teens, he had a great desire to discover the roots of the music he loved. So, he hitchhiked to New Orleans and Nashville seeking out jam sessions with local talents, while absorbing all the knowledge these veteran musicians had to share.

In 2009, Daniel realized his musical dream with his first studio album Nine at the Time. His rich, haunting voice met with critical acclaim including a rave review in Cashbox Canada. Soul Reunion, Daniel’s second album launched in 2013 was so well received, he landed a Cashbox Canada cover story and a link on the Cashbox website in the US.

Daniel has received international airplay and appeared on Canadian and American television. Career highlights include six honorable mentions from The Billboard Magazine World Song Contest, top 10 Canadian finalist at The Mountain Stage Newsong Contest presented by Folk Alliance in 2008, two top 10-rated folk songs on the popular American Idol website in May 2006, and two songs semi-finalist in both the U.K. Songwriting Contest and Mike Pinder’s Songwars in 2009.

The accolades continued. In 2010, Daniel was selected as one of the best independent artists by Head Case Radio in Seattle, Washington, and artist of the month for March 2010 on Country Mania Radio in The Netherlands. In 2011, his song “Travellin’ Girl” reached number one on Indie - Music’s website in the folk/rock category for 14 consecutive weeks and “I Will Be a Real Cowboy” was the fifth most listened to song on the all-genres charts for that entire year.

Since December 2013, Daniel and co-writer Kathryn Kates have released four singles. “Wishes for Christmas”, a sentimental and reflective melodic holiday single with Daniel on vocals and guitar. Daniel and Kathryn believed the song would have universal appeal, so they reached out to their international social media network of friends who kindly shared cherished holiday photos for a YouTube offering. “Walking from the Clouds”, originally written as a folk song by Kathryn Kates, in honour of her late mother, is an upbeat adult contemporary, country influenced with uplifting melody and joyous vocals. The lyrics won a grand prize from Cadbury’s Mother’s Day Contest. Here’s Daniel on CHCH Morning Live CHCH Morning Live

“Never Too High, Never Too Low”, is a hopeful, upbeat song about battling the ups and downs of life. Depression has touched many of us or our family members… the message of this very relatable song is simply about balance in our day-to-day lives. “Jam in Jamaica” is a catchy tune about the warmth and rhythms of the Caribbean island. Daniel’s unique singing style combines a hint of rock, roots, country and reggae.


“I absolutely LOVE Daniel Casavant’s music. I see it as a sort of an indie folk version of Bruce Springsteen with a little Cat Stevens thrown in for good measure. Very cool vibe and I could really see him having huge worldwide success.” Ken McMeans, Ken McMeans Presents...Representing National Country Artists & Tours, United States

"Daniel's voice is engaging and distinctive and I love it! Daniel's love of life comes to lifein this song - an uplifting ode to hope. It would do very well in the gospel/Christian genre." Elissa Lansdell, Former host of CMT (Country Music Television) Canada

"Terrific intellectual property. Good on ya - great song." Ronnie King, The Stampeders – recipient of the Socan Lifetime Achievement Award

“One of Montreal’s most eclectic musicians. Since this is radio, let me just describe that you can’t imagine the joy on Daniel’s face when he performs. I love the raspy voice… a lot of fun to listen to. I love listening to musicians that know what they are doing!” Barry Morgan, The Barry Morgan Show, CJAD Radio, Montreal

“I quite enjoy Daniel’s music. He’s got a really nice voice and his music doesn’t sound like anybody else’s and these days and ages it is hard to come up with a really unique sound. It is really a pleasure to play you on the show.” Chris Sturgess-Olliffe of Insomnia Radio Canada

''Daniel Casavant crosses the boundaries between roots and intelligent commercial idioms with a wide expanse of styles and influences in both his writing and vocal performances - one to watch in my opinion!" Internationally renowned singer/songwriter Steve Payne, United Kingdom

“Daniel was very personable and easy to talk to...allowing me to help bring awareness to his beautiful music.” Diana Broomfield, WDGP Radio, Maryland

“When speaking to Daniel Casavant his charming accent and warmth immediately makes you feel his passion for his music. Born in Montreal, Quebec, this singer/songwriter has it all; a great look, musical talent and a flair for writing wonderful songs.” Sandy Graham, Editor-in-Chief, Cashbox Canada

"Don't be fooled by a song title like "I Will Be A Real Cowboy" because Daniel Casavant is no cowboy in training. He's much more of a soul man, instead. While folk music also enters the musical picture, "Once In A While" plays to Casavant's strength - the soul ballad. He sounds a little like Cat Stevens at times, as well, which only makes everything better. These are well-developed songs by a true pro, so it's easy to ease into listening to Daniel Casavant.”
Dan MacIntosh, Indie Music

"The sound of experience. This artist has been on the road for a while, and it shows! A great musician, who knows how to create a melody that, stays in your head and your heart, after only one hearing. And what a voice, just like sand: all at once rough and soft, warm, penetrating, it can caress your ears or blast away your armor and reach your heart. Do I dare saying lie a mix between Peter Gabriel and Randy Newman? I think I will...Dan's album is now my highway companion, when I'm alone on the road, in the dark of the night. Bravo!" Jean-François Vézina, CD Baby



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