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.
Running the 5K? I'll be cheering you on from the corner of LIberty Street and Liberty Hill!
duo at Third & Main
Time for me and Hank to play a little guitar/banjer duo for you. Bring your appetite for a top-notch dinner!
Dan Van Vechten band at Crow's Nest
I'll be joined with Elia Burkhart on bass, Hank Becker on banjer, and Jeremy Francis on guitar.
Bring your appetite for some of the best food you can find anywhere!
Presidents Inn w/Hank Becker
We are back for the First Friday in November! Hank and I will lay down the sweet tunes for you to enjoy some cocktails to.
Queen Bee 1/2 Marathon
Running the Queen Bee? I'll be on the course to cheer you on!
Local Stars Showcase
Live music in the Morelein Tap Room! I'll be joining Hank Becker to make a duo out of it.