Dan West
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ABOUT

My professional music career began in 1972 when I joined Willie P. Bennett’s Bone China Band in London, Ontario. As "Banjo Dan", I was soon performing with other notable Canadian singer-songwriters such as Cris Cuddy, Sneezy Waters, and Colleen Peterson, and with groups such as the Good Brothers and the Dixie Flyers.

While raising a family in Alberta, I was still very active in the arts and performing around the province. Since retiring to Salmon Arm, I'm grateful to have played with some of the Shuswap’s best performers including Dan Engelland, Derrin Herting, Joanne Stacey, Shoeswap, Butterball, and the LA Johnson Group. I currently play keys and lap steel in the Blind Bay Blues Band. I like to keep the audience dancing!

However, I still enjoy looking for new sounds in acoustic blues, bluegrass, jazz... let’s call it “hillbilly bluejazz”. I am especially interested in working with singer-songwriters.

I can also provide lessons and recording.
dan@artbooth.com

Screen name:
Dan West
Member since:
Oct 13 2020
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Banjo:
Expert
Dobro:
Expert
Steel guitar:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Harmonica:
Advanced
Mandolin:
Advanced
Upright bass:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Flute:
Moderate
Accordion:
Moderate