About Daniel Casavant 
 
 Daniel has composed music since taking up the acoustic guitar at eight.  By 15, he began playing the piano.  Stylistically influenced by American musicians, yet barely out of his teens, he had a great desire to discover the roots of the music he loved.  So, he hitchhiked to New Orleans and Nashville seeking out jam sessions with local talents, while absorbing all the knowledge these veteran musicians had to share.   

 In 2009, Daniel realized his musical dream with his first studio album Nine at the Time.  His rich, haunting voice met with critical acclaim including a rave review in Cashbox Canada.  Soul Reunion, Daniel’s second album launched in 2013 was so well received, he landed a Cashbox Canada cover story and a link on the Cashbox website in the US.   

 Daniel has received international airplay and appeared on Canadian and American television.  Career highlights include six honorable mentions from The Billboard Magazine World Song Contest, top 10 Canadian finalist at The Mountain Stage Newsong Contest presented by Folk Alliance in 2008, two top 10-rated folk songs on the popular American Idol website in May 2006, and two songs semi-finalist in both the U.K. Songwriting Contest and Mike Pinder’s Songwars in 2009.  

 The accolades continued.  In 2010, Daniel was selected as one of the best independent artists by Head Case Radio in Seattle, Washington, and artist of the month for March 2010 on Country Mania Radio in The Netherlands.  In 2011, his song “Travellin’ Girl” reached number one on Indie - Music’s website in the folk/rock category for 14 consecutive weeks and “I Will Be a Real Cowboy” was the fifth most listened to song on the all-genres charts for that entire year.   

 Since December 2013, Daniel and co-writer Kathryn Kates have released four singles.  “Wishes for Christmas”, a sentimental and reflective melodic holiday single with Daniel on vocals and guitar.  Daniel and Kathryn believed the song would have universal appeal, so they reached out to their international social media network of friends who kindly shared cherished holiday photos for a
 YouTube offering.  In 2016, The Song of the Year songwriting contest” has awarded “Wishes for Christmas” the Semi-Finalist placement in the song contest. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top songwriters receive a Semi-Finalist placement in the songwriting competition.  
 
“Walking from the Clouds”, originally written as a folk song by Kathryn Kates, in honour of her late mother, is an upbeat adult contemporary, country influenced with uplifting melody and joyous vocals.  The lyrics won a grand prize from Cadbury’s Mother’s Day Contest.  Here’s Daniel on CHCH Morning Live CHCH Morning Live 

 “Never Too High, Never Too Low”, is a hopeful, upbeat song about battling the ups and downs of life.  Depression has touched many of us or our family members… the message of this very relatable song is simply about balance in our day-to-day lives.  

 What better place to release a single called “Jam in Jamaica” than the beautiful island itself!  And that’s exactly what singer/songwriter Daniel Casavant did!  The catchy tune, co-written by Kathryn Kates offers a unique crossover singing style that mixes hints of rock, roots, country and reggae. 

 Jamaican radio embraced the song, rewarding “Jam in Jamaica” immediate airplay.  And, if that wasn’t exciting enough for the singer,  Daniel performed the song live on the popular morning show Smile Jamaica on Television Jamaica (TVJ) and he also featured in Jamaica’s #1 newspaper The Jamaica Observer.