New Hampshire born singer Daniel Cartier is recording his latest album “Exeter” (named after his hometown) in his childhood home. The album honors his recently deceased parents, Jacques & Joanne Cartier. A fundraiser has been launched on IndieGoGo.com to help complete the recordings.
“2014 was a painful year. Both my parents passed away, and I knew I’d soon say goodbye to the home I grew up in. Mom and Dad lived in the house - located in the heart of Exeter NH - for sixty years. They raised six amazing kids there. It seemed like the perfect place to record a collection of songs honoring their legacy.” - Daniel Cartier.
The recording is taking place inside the actual house, and will feature songs Cartier remembers from his childhood; “Oh Danny Boy”, “Morning Has Broken”, “Amazing Grace”, as well as original compositions inspired by his childhood.
“Saying goodbye is never easy. I want this to be an album that offers hope to anyone suffering a painful loss. My dad was an amazing singer who taught me how to play guitar, and my mother was the kindest person I’d ever known. I can’t imagine two people more deserving of a tribute. It’s an honor to celebrate their lives in song.” - Daniel Cartier
The album’s fundraiser, which offers incentives to contributors, runs through May 11, 2015. A June release date is being planned.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
New Hampshire native Daniel Cartier rose to fame in the late 1990’s after landing a record deal on Elton John’s label Rocket Records. Hs music has been featured on numerous soundtracks, and his signature tattooed head and passionate performances have appeared in countless media outlets including MTV, Entertainment Weekly, Spin, VH1 and Rolling Stone. He’s worked or performed with numerous music luminaries including Daryl Hall, Ani Defranco, Debbie Harry, Sir Elton John, Jeff Buckley, The Indigo Girls, Lisa Loeb, TONY Award Winning producer Joe McGinnis and many more. He was recently honored by The Exeter Area High School Alumni Association for his achievements, and performed at the school for students. He currently resides in Nashville Tennessee. A more detailed bio can be found on his website: http://www.danieljcartier.com/#!about/c10fk