Dan started playing guitar at the age of seven, beginning with a lap steel and by the time he was ten he was playing the acoustic and wrote his first song for his mom; “Someone Like You”. His dad integrated him into the band he was playing bass for and by the time he was 13, Dan was the bass player and harmony singer for a local weekend band.
His credits include over 200 albums as a singer/song writer, producer and bassist. Dan was bandleader for the late Colleen Peterson for several years. He has toured with George Fox, Terry Sheridan, Colleen Peterson and South Mountain. He has guested as singer/bassist for many gospel shows both live and on television. Dan has shared the stage on shows with Emmy-Lou Harris, Pirates of the Mississippi, Waylon Jennings, Toby Keith, Marty Stuart and Martina McBride to name a few. Dan had great success releasing 5 singles to radio before being asked to audition for award winning band “South Mountain”. Dan became their lead singer/bassist and spokes-person in Canada, signed to Stony Plain Records, distributed worldwide by Warner Brothers. The band toured Canada and Europe extensively and were in high demand. They had a successful album “Where There’s A Will” offering four chart successes and several Canadian Country Music Association nominations. Dan has hosted two television shows for Cogeco Canada; highlighting Canadian up & coming talent. He is a much sought after writer and producer splitting his time between Nashville and home, Stirling, ON Canada. Dan’s second album will be available summer of 2021 featuring many award winning Canadian and American players.
Dan Washburn’s "Dirt". Written: Dan Washburn & Heather Hickox