Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen

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In early 2012, music and modern technology transpired to bring together two artists with captivating musical synergy, despite their living 2,000 miles apart. Dan Frechette, Canadian entertainer, impressionist, acoustic guitarist, and prolific songwriter, including the The Duhks’ hit singles "Mists of Down Below" and "You Don't See It", chanced upon California's Laurel Thomsen, genre defying violinist, composer, and educator, on YouTube, eventually forging together a powerful new friendship and an old soul folk sound.

In early 2013, Dan and Laurel finally met in person. Less than 24 hours later the Alt-folk duo, with influences ranging from Folk, Classical, Old Tyme, and Celtic, to Gospel, Vintage Country, Rock N' Roll, Blues, and Bluegrass, turned a loud bar into a “listening room”, wowing patrons with a polished performance despite the fact that they had never actually played, let alone performed, together before.

Now over 130 concerts and a debut CD into their career together, Dan and Laurel have overcome adversity to circumnavigate North America, winning over audiences throughout the U.S. and Canada with their style diversity and natural musical chemistry. Dan and Laurel enjoy playing festivals, house concerts, private events, and acoustic concert series’, many well established as well as many with virgin hosts who heard their music and invited them to come play their living rooms or events. With exuberance, heartwarming harmonies, soundtrack ready violin and guitar lines, and stories of irony and triumph, wit and humor, delighted audiences "fall in love" with music all over again at a Dan and Laurel show.

"Dan and Laurel’s concert in our home drew a standing ovation and a demand for encores.

Everyone left with big smiles!"     

~Margo and Tyler Baker, California house concert hosts

"Any grounded, sound-minded person would have a perma-grin throughout a Dan and Laurel show."

~Bernie, Manitoba house concert host

“A good songwriter...a terrific violinist...and together their voices blend beautifully and harmonically...

I can’t wait to hear more...” 

~ Les Siemieniuk, Penguins Eggs Magazine


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Enjoy some of our live show material, unreleased studio cuts, and new compositions we’re test driving:

When not performing on stage, you can find us performing for weddings, birthdays, and other events, where we might feature Classical instrumental favorites, fiddle tunes, and our prolific originals, as well as favorites from mostly the 50s-70s, including The Beatles, James Taylor, Paul Simon, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Petty, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, The Band, etc. etc.

Here are samples of more of a “wedding” type sound:

Enjoy clips of and download/purchase our 2013 debut CD: