Dan Coleron never imagined himself launching a solo career from Anchorage, Alaska. A Massachusetts native, Coleron began his career in the Boston folk scene, Before packing his bags and guitar to head north to Alaska in the spring of 1997...following his own call of the wild. Upon his arrival, Coleron formed the jam band Hara and played weekly for dancing crowds throughout the state. By the year 2000, Coleron had released his first album, 'Bird Point'. The success of the album in the Anchorage area was a testament to Coleron's grass roots following from years of playing the Alaskan circuit festival and as a mainstay at popular venues such as Max's in Girdwood and the Mooses Tooth in Anchorage. Bird Point transforms the listener to a different realm. In the somber and mood altering 'At Least' the listener walks through a forest wood and into a cratered moon,' Crystal Hutchens, Anchorage Daily News. A folk pop rocker, Coleron looks to his guitar as the rhythm section as music columnist Matt Hopper notes in the Anchorage Daily News. 'His style of strumming is unique in that it mimics the thumb picking, walking bass lines of old, but uses the thumb position to thump the guitar and strings to create a percussive effect essential to Coleron's rich and colorful sound.' After hosting an open mic at Anchorage's Snow City Café and performing to audiences from Fairbanks to Juneau, Coleron was brimming with material for his second album, Silt. A far more ambitious album than his first, Silt incorporates a variety of musical styles from latin to rap to bluegrass and features an all star band. Coleron's music leads listeners through inspiring tales of physical and spiritual journeys. Lyrics and melodies blend seamlessly into chord progressions that lift and ring through the air. His songs weave sonorous tales. In the fall of 2003, we find Coleron reemerging in his hometown of Boston. Having made his mark in Anchorage, it's now time for another coast as Dan takes on his latest journey. We can only imagine where he might end up.
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