Dan Mangan is a two-time JUNO award winning & two-time Polaris Music Prize listed musician and songwriter. Mangan has been making music for more than 12 years, recently as Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. Since the recent release "Unmake," he has been touring Europe, now returning to Canada for a string of dates in including Meaford August 18. "Vivid, wildly ambitious musical realms where straightforward hooks never go" - says NPR
Mangan has toured extensively in North America, Europe and Australia and has released four studio LPs as well as a handful of other EPs. He has shared stages and toured with many musicians including: Father John Misty, Japandroids, Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Missy Elliott, Lucinda Williams, Broken Social Scene, Arlo Guthrie, Stars, Cake, Metric, The Decemberists, Timber Timbre, Sarah Harmer, Elliott Brood, Alison Krauss, Jackson Browne, Jenn Grant, KD Lang, Mother Mother, Great Lake Swimmers, Basia Bulat, Hannah Georgas, Hey Rosetta!, Sam Roberts Band, Jason Collett, Bahamas, Rich Aucoin, Zeus, Vampire Weekend, City & Colour, Yukon Blonde, Tegan and Sara and more!
He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his wife and son. With Jesse Zubot, he scored Hector And The Search For Happiness, a feature film starring Simon Pegg. Dan has also infrequently been a contributing writer for some publications such as Huffington Post Canada, Montecristo Magazine and The Guardian (Arts section).
Dan Mangan's awards include:
Recipient 2015 SiriusXM Indie Awards "Alternative Artist/Group Of The Year"
Recipient 2012 JUNO Award "Alternative Album of the Year"
Recipient 2012 JUNO Award "New Artist of the Year"
Recipient Long-list 2012 Polaris Music Prize for Oh Fortune
Recipient Short-list 2010 Polaris Music Prize for Nice, Nice, Very Nice
Recipient 7 WCMA Awards
Recipient 6 CBC3 BUCKY Awards
Recipient 2010 iTunes Canada "Artist of the Year"
Recipient 2009 Verge Award "Artist of the Year"
A few quotes for further insight;
"One of the most thought-provoking writers of his generation" - The Sunday Times
"Canadian acoustic troubadour invents post-folk - a great artistic leap" - Q
"My heart dropped and my lungs were filled with anticipation. There simply was no room for air, let alone words." - The Fulcrum
You won't want to miss one of the West Coast's best singer/songwriters - Dan Mangan plays the intimate Opera House at Meaford Hall Thursday August 18 at 8pm. Tickets are just $40 and available online, in person or by calling 1.877.538.0463. Up next is 'From Opera to Broadway' with tenor Craig Ashton and members of the COC August 20, followed by the 10th Anniversary of the Meaford International Film Fest (MIFF) on Labour Day Weekend! For more information on these and other Meaford Hall follow us on Facebook , Twitter @MeafordHall, visit our website, call 1.877.538.0463 or drop by 12 Nelson St E in beautiful historic downtown Meaford.