Wild Heart Rodeo
Picking up where his debut album, 'Mr. Sunshine', left off, Dan continues to write songs that hold a mirror up to the emotions of real life in an enormously entertaining manner. Whether it's a humorous take on the 'material fallout' of splitting up ('You & Me, Cat'), a wry look at true love & the magic of tipsy Christmas ('Christmas Eve, Lakeside Topless Revue'), or the souless way the computer age reflects our personal lives ('Credit Report'), Dan taps into the heart of a situation and sets it to music in a way that hangs on and doesn't let go. The next best thing to seeing him perform live, this CD includes the award-winning spoken poem (a la 'Casey At The Bat') entitled 'Baddest Of All (Love Conquers)'. Awards & Honors: - USA Songwriting Competition: 1st Prize, Lyric Division - USA Songwriting Competition: 3rd Prize, Overall - 2003 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase: Performer - 2002 Plowshares Songwriting Contest: Winner - 2002 Kerrville Mainstage Performer - 2002 KRCL Performing Artist Showcase: Finalist - 2001 Sough Florida Folk Festival: Best Overall - 2001Rose Garden Coffeehouse Performing Songwriter Contest: Winner - 2000 South Florida Folk Festival: Finalist - 2000 Mid-Atlantic SongContest: First Prize, Folk - 2000 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Formal Showcase: Selected Artist Reviews: 'Pelletier's songs are intelligent, well-crafted and naturally rich' - John Schoenberger, Album Network Magazine ' The winning combination of a great voice and lyrics' - George Fletcher, Poughkeepsie Journal ' The man at the piano sings with the soul and style of a star' - Ray Weiss, Journal News.