The final interview from the 2021 Calgary folk music festival.
Dan Mangan – artist, entrepreneur, father, husband, and surprisingly a great middle-distance swimming champion.
Two time Juno winner
Dan’s most recent album was More or Less. (2018)
After many years of small venue performances, Dan co-founded Side Door Access with Laura Simpson.
“We believe artists deserve more control and fewer gatekeepers, and that an empowered arts community will produce the most interesting, diverse and daring ecosystem of expression”
What started out as a local support system for artists (and audience) was completely re-arranged to bring music to all of us during the pandemic. Everyone involved at Side Door was swept along by a flood of requests and opportunities. Including Dan Mangan.
Now he’s seeing light at the end of the Covid tunnel and can start to pick up the remnants of his music and performing career.
When we talked a couple of weeks ago, Dan was getting ready to engage in his first public performance in many months at the Calgary Folk Music Festival.
Dan and I cover some of the above and more. You can look forward to a steady flow of songs and albums to come from Dan in the next year and a half.
This is the complete interview.
Thank you Dan!