For over a decade now, Dan Krikorian has been working on building a groundswell of support as a songwriter and artist through his consistent and increasingly acclaimed offerings. 2019 saw the release of Krikorian’s fifth and most ambitious album to date, “Grandeur”, and with it flexed his songwriting and producing muscles throughout the 16-song musical adventure.
Known for years as a thoughtful, humorous, and emotional live performer, Krikorian recorded also his first LIVE album with a powerful 7-piece backing band, in the summer of 2019. “Alive in Costa Mesa”, was released during the pandemic in the fall of 2020, and was recorded in front of a large, raucous, and supportive crowd in Krikorian’s hometown of Costa Mesa.
You must have noticed that Dan Krikorian is booking his European Spring tour in 2022 but he is also working on a new project called “Sessions From Island Ave.” A couple of months ago Dan released the introspective and triumphant single “New England”. The track was the first single of Krikorian’s new EP that is set for release on November 5th, 2021. Krikorian recorded it with rising LA producer/producer Andrew Dawson Heringer (Milo Greene, Joshua Radin, Cary Brothers) during the summer of 2020. In the run-up to the EP release, Dan decided to release more songs from the EP. March 27th saw already the release of “Bad News”. June 25th will see the release of another wonderful Krikorian song called “Marguerite”
Krikorian about the song: “The song was written in the middle of the pandemic, and amidst a difficult year of loss, isolation, social unrest, and health scares, Marguerite is a song about small pauses in time that offer glimpses of hope for a better morning. I wrote the song during a late-night walk to the bay near my hometown.” It is Krikorian on acoustic guitar and banjo and Andrew Heringer on electric guitars, bass, drums, piano, and vocals. And of course, there is Krikorian’s extraordinary beautiful poetic way of expressing himself.
Somedays my darlin’, I’m ﬂoatin’ away
From a blue and pink house at the edge of the bay
And I know that you’re achin’, but I’m just down the hall
Mornin’ will come and we’ll conquer it all…