Equipped with a guitar and a strong sense of self, Regina, Saskatchewan’s Danny Olliver has made a global name for himself.
Olliver learned guitar on an abandoned three string Yamaha he saved from being trashed. A quick study, he added three more strings and began writing his own material. Taking inspiration from guitarists like Don Ross and Antoine Dufour, Danny focused on fingerstyle pieces. His musings as a fingerstyle guitarist gave him an exceptional edge as a musician when he began writing his own songs and singing in 2008.
After his first release (Bad Omen Walking) in 2014, Danny spent a year touring around Canada. With fire in his boots and a love for the road, it took him only a year to record and release his self-titled sophomore album — which he toured all over Canada and Europe playing more than 500 shows since his first release. He has toured with bands like The Dead South, Colter Wall, and Michael Bernard Fitzgerald.
Olliver’s troubadour spirit is now truly awake as he prepares for the release of his third full length album – “For All My Former Lovers“. His new album is a collection of songs dedicated to heartbreak, love, loss, and youth. Stocked with equal amounts of capricious heartbreak and melodic whimsy, Danny Olliver and award winning producer Russel Broom have no doubt added a triumph to Olliver’s musical catalogue.