If James Taylor could paint like Rembrandt and O’Henry could sing like David Wilcox, they’d sound pretty much like the contemporary acoustic songs of Dan Hazlett.
Dan Hazlett’s tenth full album, Turning Stone, is now available with 10 new songs, and marks ten years since his previous release and thirty years since his first album release.
We gathered on March 26, 2022 at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia, Michigan to celebrate the CD Release Concert.
Visit Dan’s Music Store to purchase the Digital Download or Physical CD of Turning Stone Now.
“Dan’s seasoned ability to craft a warm, inviting tune to sing along to while also emphasizing his greatest joys: celebrating life, family, community, education and the joy in making music. Every track on this record begs to be shared and experienced live, soaking in a chorus of voices that uplifts humanity with every breath.” ~ Dutcher Snedeker, Local Spins
Song & Music
Dan Hazlett (pronounced HAZE-let) is an accomplished, polished performer who entertains and uplifts his audiences with a blend of his smooth, soulful voice, his finely honed acoustic guitar work, and his arsenal of well-crafted and thoughtfully presented songs. Weaving in and out of folk, jazz and a Will Rogers style of down-home humor, Dan captivates his listeners with subject matter ranging from the ordinary silliness of everyday life to the unexpected intensity of dramatic interludes– and always while wearing his signature red high-top sneakers!
A multi-instrumentalist, Dan’s live shows are punctuated with acoustic guitar, harmonica, and trumpet. He’s been a member of several bands including CBS R&B recording artists Energy, the rock bands Meadow, Mickey Finn, The Whistleblowers and is currently a member of the Doctor Swing Band.
What People Are Saying
“You only come across an artist like Hazlett once in a while and his album The Corner of My Eye is a joy to listen to.” – Matheson Kamin – Matheson’s Entertainment Blog
“Hazlett’s work here seems as familiar as it is cozy, as reminiscent of another time as it is timeless and connective. After the turbulent end of the 1960s and the Vietnam War sounds like these were a balm for a nation weary from conflict. In many ways, they are again now.” – Nick De Riso – Something Else Reviews
“Dan’s unique vocal styling is paired with excellent guitar playing and thoughtful lyrics. His guitar skills add a great dimension to the original, imaginative lyrics, coming together into a complete package of musicality.” – Andrea Hill, Singer Magazine
“Dan writes his heart’s stories, weaving them into a lyrical web of beauty, courage, childhood memories, old automobiles and family trees.” – Maggie Ferguson, The Old Front Porch Radio Show / Concert Series Presenter
“In these days of inexpensive recording devices it’s easy to believe that anyone can record music anywhere anytime but my recent experience recording with Home Street Music has shown me the benefits that come by working with Dan Hazlett – not just for his recording and mixing skill and experience – but for many other things including: extracting the best studio performance, providing studio musicians, production suggestions, guidance for mastering and replication and many more. Dan’s encouragement, knowledge and experience have been pivotal in the completion of my recording.” – Alan Sturt