Why hire Dan Heidt?
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!
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.
Dan Heidt: Guitar, Vocals
James Taylor, John Denver, Jackson Browne, David Wilcox, Graham Nash, Carol King, Chuck Brodsky, so many others.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 180 minutes
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.
no specific requirements other than access to an electrical source.
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.
2009: 12 gigs
2010: 20 gigs
2011: 23 gigs
2012: 24 gigs
2013: 32 gigs (so far)
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Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Casino, Christmas Party, Church Service, Corporate Event, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Holiday Party, Luncheon/Tea, Private Party, Religious Celebration, Restaurant, Retreat, Reunion, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Cocktail Hour