CD: Family Album
Here are the things that draw us back into the circle of family. Old photos, old memories, old promises, old stuff, new love, new children, new hopes, new stuff. Trying to escape we are drawn back in time and again, to the complex relationships that we call family. Not just the family into which we are born and marry, but also the family we create for ourselves out of those powerful friendships that seem somehow predestined.
Dan Hazlett's fourth CD, "Family Album", is an exploration and celebration of these most important relationships at times humorous, warm and most ofen touching. The CD is an entirely acoustic production featuring Hazlett's rich, warm voice, skillful acoustic guitar work and multi-instrumental performances on trumpet, harmonica and percussion. Featured guests on the CD are folk music greats David Roth, Johnsmith and David Barrett.
Performing songwriter Dan Hazlett's original contemporary folk songs deal with social issure and explore the inner landscape. With a rich, warm voice and skillful guitar work, his performances are both memorable and uplifting. During a career spanning more than twenty years, Dan has been actively touring the Midwest, Maine and Canada as well as his native home, Michigan.
"...fine work ...The music has a sunlit quality to it ... I'm delighted to have been a small part of it."/David Barrett - songwriter, composer (One Shining Moment/NCAA National Tournament Theme, etc.)
"Dan Hazlett's strength is in the imagery of his lyrics. He's not afraid to address tough issures through his music"/Eric Freedman (Michigan Folk Notes)
"Hazlett's use of evoacative phrases ... keep his songs fresh and interesting"/Michael Kimsal (Detroitmusic.com)