Songwriting can be a tough task. Finding influence and ideas to write about along with unique melodies each time is not for the faint of heart. Sometimes it takes a commitment to fully dive in to see how proficient you really can be. Our latest find Dan Weintraub did just that and it is paying major dividends.
The singer songwriter from Quechee, Vermont is also a high school History teacher and soccer coach. Dan Weintraub has been writing and performing music since the mid 80’s throughout the Northeast, even opening for Tracy Chapman a few times. He is a man that is always down for a show and does not seem to let anything get in his way.
His latest project is quite epic. Beginning on January 1, 2016 Dan Weintraub set a goal to write and record 1000 songs over the next 1000 days. Yes, that is almost 3 years of songs! We are already into march and he has not missed a day yet. His music catalog has grown tremendously and each song seems better than the last. Just to mention a few, on “After The Shouting” Dan strums his acoustic guitar as he spills out his emotions and opens up to the world. There is a peppier vibe to “Look At The Picture” as there is an almost comedic value to lyrics and real energy in his playing. A real mastery of his instrument and songwriting is shown on “I Asked, He Nodded” as he creates a catchy melody while telling a slightly heartbreaking story of lost love. This is one of my favorites. Just a couple days ago (March 4th) Dan Weintraub released “Pretty Girl Blush” which continues the fun playing style with lyrics that lay it all out there for everyone to see inside his mind. The practice of writing every day seems to be advancing his skills. We will keep an eye on what is to come. You can do the same HERE.