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.
It's patio season! Outdoor music as weather permits.
Dan Van Vechten band at Findlay Market
Celebrate Findlay Market's Biergarten Bash! We will be bringing a full band along to bring up the energy level for the night.
solo at the Presidents Inn
Dinnertime tunes from the bar. Bring your appetite!
It's patio season! Outdoor show as weather permits.
solo at Clovernook Country Club
solo at Findlay Market
Findlay After Five will have their biergarten rocking and Eli's Barbeque will be open. Come on by for the tunes!
Pickin' a Fight at the Crow's Nest
This will be a songwriter battle! Live music by Maria Carrelli, Chelsea Ford, Kelly Fine, and yours truly. Let's get it on!
It's patio season! Come join me for some lovely tunes.
Presidents Inn w/Nick Giese
Dinnertime music! Nick Giese will join me for some acoustic tunery at the bar.
Third & Main w/Hank Becker
It's patio time!
Solo at The Presidents Inn
The Grand Reopening after closing due to flooding. Come back and celebrate!
Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
solo at Covington Farmer's Market
North Second Tap & Bottle
You think Hamilton doesn't have live music? Don't sleep on this spot - it's a good one!
solo at Third & Main
Let's hope for a sunny day for some patio songs, but I'll find a place to play one way or the other!
Skeleton Root Winery
Join me and Hank for an afternoon of wine sippin' fun!
Killer food. Awesome atmosphere. We play our best shows here, so come find out why.