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Dan Lavoie's unique guitar style began at the age of 12 in his hometown of Pawling, NY. His biggest influence at that point was his older brother Mikie. Dan would flip his brother's right handed guitar upside down like Jimmy Hendrix and play left handed. For several years Lavoie dove deep into the music of Jimmy Hendrix, Metallica, Phish, Chet Atkins, Jerry Garcia, Eddie Van Halen and many other artists having a big impact on his soloing techniques. After performing in many bands ranging from rock, funk/jam and metal, Lavoie enrolled in the Music Performance Program at Dutchess Community College receiving his MPC with Honors studying with classical guitarist Jeff Armstrong and was accepted to Berklee College of Music. In 2001 Dan decided to go solo and began recording his first instrumental album Little Noodles. He continued writing solo pieces throughout the years but began crafting songs about his life experiences. He traveled with a former bandmate of Makeshift Mountains performing around Europe in 2007. Lavoie has made a name for himself performing at such places as the Towne Crier in Pawling NY, Last Chance Tavern, High Falls Cafe, Rosendale Cafe, Chill Wine Bar, The Colony Woodstock, Nectars VT, Cubbyhole, New York City's Rockwood Music Hall, Brick Cafe, Waltz Astoria, Villlage Lantern and Caffe Vivaldi, Hyde Park Brewing Company, Bank Street Tavern, Molten Java and several other venues! On November 4th he entered Woody's House Studio with well known producer/singer/songwriter Fred Gillen Jr. to record his debut album "To The Waters Edge, which he released on December 29th and has been promoting it heavily around thre entire Hudson Valley, New York City and Connecticut areas since its release! Lavoie has toured throughout the east coast and will be touring the US this summer!