If you’re familiar with Dan Krikorian, you know his music is just as much about the poetic power of his lyrics as it is the melodies, all of which can range from infectiously upbeat to soulfully emotive. This all-encompassing and ever-attentive philosophy to his craft has boded well for Dan, who in just less than four years has written, produced and released three albums.
Dan’s latest venture, “Windsor Blue,” is a shift from his earlier musical styles to more adventurous and weightier folk tunes, with influences ranging from classic literature and iconic figures such as Bob Dylan, to the talents of modern musicians including Joe Purdy and Josh Ritter.
As Dan hits the road for “Windsor Blue,” he’ll be returning to many favorite spots visited while touring for his second album – the critically acclaimed “Colors and Chords” – as well as new venues, including stops in Orange County, Calif.; San Francisco; Los Angeles; Redding, Calif.; Sacramento; New York; Boston; Denver; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Austin, Texas; Chicago; and more.
The release of Dan’s second album back in 2009 afforded him a bevy of experience and good press. In the last year, Dan has headlined at The Orange County Fair, a show that drew more than 700 audience members; opened for Grammy-nominated artist Chris Trapper; and had hit songs including “Bobby Jones,” “Tangerine Eyes” and “Fixed on You” played on BBC Radio and other stations extensively throughout Europe.
In addition to touring, Dan is currently working on material for his upcoming fourth album.