An acoustic guitarist, who found his roots in Singer/Songwriters such as James Taylor, John Denver, Jackson Browne and the like. An optimistic, angst-free, and relevant music style with a lot of fingerpicking and some moderate strumming.
Available for your backyard parties, corporate events, Family Reunions, weddings, get-togethers, festivals, or even your living rooms. Very versatile and able to design a set according to the needs of the audience. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Dan did a fantastic job on a cover of a not well known song for our daughters wedding (father/daughter dance)! A true professional, easy to work with, etc. Not to mention, he is an excellent, innovative guitarist with a strong yet melodic voice. An excellent choice for any function. Thanks Dan!!
Wedding Reception in Columbus, OH
Aug 10, 2013
Dan Heidt: One of Columbus' hidden treasures!
We have actually had Dan out for two different events. Both times, he was absolutely fantastic, leaving our guests raving about the entertainment and asking where they could find his music. In regard to the booking process, Dan was easy to reach, quite pleasant to work with, always professional, and his rates were very reasonable. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dan Heidt for any event you are planning.
Private Party in Dublin, OH
Jan 5, 2013
Completely blown away!!!!!
Dan Heidt is a class act. An amazing finger style acoustic player with a voice like James Taylor. I can't wait to hire him again! Definitely a crowd please'r!
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Restaurant in Columbus, OH
Jan 25, 2013
Dan is an excellent performer. The crowd agreed with that assesment.
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Typical Gig: 60 - 180 minutes
Fee: $200 and up
I am a singer and songwriter. My range is wide, meaning I can keep it at a low and level with fingerpicking softer melodies, or can strum up some blues or folk with heavier lyrics and tone. I am versatile and can adjust the set according to the needs of the audience. I take every performance seriously and professionally, but I also truly have fun each time I play. I make it a rule to be at least 30 minutes early in order to be completely set up and ready to play when I am scheduled to begin.
Additional Booking Notes
In terms of equipment, I use two acoustic Taylor guitars ( 610CE LTD & 714CE, with different tunings), one 60 watt amp, one mic stand and mic, plus a small harmonizing effects pedal and a small sound mixer. I pack pretty light, and can normally get from my car to the setup spot in one trip without assistance.
I am a guitar player and singer/songwriter who has a handful of originals, but mostly play covers of songs from that Singer/Songwriter genre. My style is positive. I don't get political and I don't get depressing. The music can be summed up as "optimistic", I guess.
I have had great opportunities over the years to play in really neat venues. From Small Town Celebrations to Backyard Bonfires, I've played them all. Most notably, I was fortunate enough to provide the music for the James Taylor/Carole King Pre-Show Party at the Schottenstein Center, here in Columbus, just before their concert.
I have been playing guitar since I was about 11 years old. My father showed me the G, C, and D7 chord, and I took it from there. I listened to a lot of music growing up, and can remember long car rides as a kid on vacation in the backseat listening to John Denver, Kenny Rogers, and Loretta Lynn telling vivid stories through music, which I was able to play back in my mind's projector. I remember really liking what I was hearing, and today I am happy that I am able to tell others' stories and my own stories through music.
I would love to hear from you concerning an event you might have that I could be a good fit for.
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Influences & Inspiration
James Taylor, John Denver, Jackson Browne, David Wilcox, Graham Nash, Carol King, Chuck Brodsky, so many others.
no specific requirements other than access to an electrical source.