Check out one of my latest songs. "Oskaloosa" is about a little town in central Iowa, and maybe a few other things.
Welcome to the official home page for Dan Van Vechten and my music projects! I am a local singer/songwriter who grew up listening to folk and country music, then returned to it to find my sound after being influenced by the folk music I heard when I moved to Cincinnati. Call it folkpop. Late-model folk. Country string soul. Whatever you call it, you'll enjoy the mellow delivery and soulful vocals.
My second album, "Get Right", is now for sale! The LP is a collection of some of my newer songs, a few that go back to the Van Buckley era, and two tributes to local songwriters. Most tracks feature myself on guitar and vocals; Will Kimble, mandolin and vocals; Johnny Castetter, bass and vocals. Featured guests include Heather Buckley Pauley on vocals; Hank Becker, banjo; Jeremy Francis, resonator guitar; Aaron Hedrick, harmonica; Joe Macheret, fiddle; Rob McAllister, guitar.
Front Porch at the Friendship Tavern
Come on down to the Valley of the Unconcerned. The Friendship Tavern has great food and a full bar, but the front porch is where the real atmosphere is. Grab some dinner or just enjoy your drinks while we serenade you!
Dan Van Vechten and Hank Becker at Third & Main
Some of my favorite tunes with one of my favorite buds at one of my favorite places.
Dan Van Vechten solo at Third & Main
Patio pickin' in the Indiana evening.
Dan Van Vechten on Fountain Square
Watch this space - the rest of the lineup is gonna be lit!