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Many artists are labelled as prolific, but North East songwriter Dan Pettit takes the term to a whole new level. Currently promoting Chronology – Story Seasons, the alt. songwriter’s life’s work (so far!) includes over 100 albums, both released and unreleased.

The Saltburn-based folk artist’s sound is typified by lilting acoustic ballads and beguiling vocals which thrum with a gruff passion. His influences – which range from Bob Dylan to Stephen King – are evidenced in Dan’s storytelling style, which lends itself well to songs with a keen social conscience. Among the releases are gems like 2002’s Renaissance Songs, which includes a library of around 150 unheard folk songs, and the experimental and bewildering The Basement Sessions.

Dan says of the Chronology release, which features a two-part sampler and 10-part boxset: “This compilation showcases a catalogue which is thematic, story-based, intellectual, entertaining, challenging and thought provoking. Chronology is a personal and musical story of an artist on the outside in a civilization on the brink. Albums reflect like a mirror on a lost world in decline, a relationship of the individual to themselves, the outside world and the unknown; a journey.”

As if Dan hasn’t been busy enough already, this month also marks the release of two brand new albums – Messages In Blood, and partner album (written in 2022), Visions of Time Honoured Tradition.

Dan Pettit releases Chronology – Story Seasons on 9th March.

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