Parliament’s Choice October- Dan Mangan

by Michael

Introducing the newest feature to Grayowl Point- Parliament’s Choice. Every month an artist will be chosen to be focused on in-depth.

This month’s choice is Vancouver singer-songwriter Dan Mangan. Mangan has already been mentioned several times on this blog, and his latest album Nice, Nice, Very Nice was worthy of 4 Hoots out of 4 (see review here: http://wp.me/pxXot-4r). Not only is this guy probably one of the nicest guys ever, he is also damn talented. Last month, he won the Verge prize for Artist of the Year and the $25,000 that accompanied it.

Aside from his prize winning, he is now touring in support of Nice, Nice, Very Nice and is constantly requested on CBC Radio 3.

At this year’s Western Canadian Music Award, Mangan, along with the band Hey Ocean! did an amazing cover of Wintersleep’s “Weighty Ghost.”

I mentioned that he is damn talented, didn’t I? He is a fantastic songwriter, with his stories ranging from love (such as Fair Verona) to forced ideals (The Indie Queens are Waiting).  His penetrating voice is particularly noticeable in the song that actually moved me to tears, “Robots” (yes, I am man enough to admit I sometimes cry after a good song).

Below are his latest tour dates, starting from today, October the 9th. Be sure to catch him at at least one of them.

Oct. 9 – Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge w/ Will Currie & The Country French
Oct. 10 – Sarnia, ON @ Paddy Flaherty’s w/ Will Currie & The Country French
Oct. 13 – Montreal, QC @ L’Escogriffe w/ Will Currie & The Country French
Oct. 14 – Ottawa, ON @ Alqonquin College w/ Will Currie & The Country French
Oct. 15 – Peterborough, ON @ Montreal House w/ Will Currie & The Country French
Oct. 16 – Toronto, ON @ The Rivoli w/ Will Currie & The Country French
Oct. 17 – Wakefield, QC @ The Blacksheep Inn w/ Will Currie & The Country French
Oct. 21 – Charlottetown, PEI @ UPEI w/ Will Currie & The Country French
Oct. 22 – Halifax, NS @ Dalhousie – Tea Room
Oct. 23 – Halifax, NS @ Pop Explosion
Oct. 24 – Fredericton, NB @ The Capital w/ Will Currie & The Country French
Oct. 28 – Winnipeg, MB @ Lo Pub w/ Katie Murphy
Oct. 29 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s w/ Kirby Criddle
Oct. 30 – Edmonton, AB @ Haven Social Club w/ Manraygun

Look out for more material on Dan Mangan coming up really soon!

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