Hi. My name is Dan Dúet (real last name... no "duet" pun... I'm just a proud Cajun)
I started playing guitar in college (at LSU), began writing songs for retreats... and the rest just kind of snowballed from there.
My website is: www.danduet.com and I have a MySpace at: www.myspace.com/danduet
Feel free to visit there as well!
Yes I play live and love every minute of it. You never know what's going to happen and often you have split seconds to make decisions... I was performing a song in front of a Catholic Bishop once... and about 800 other people... singing a song I had written and had sung a million times... I got to the last verse and about 1 or 2 seconds before starting that verse, my mind went blank and I couldn't remember the words. I trusted in the Holy Spirit to bail me out... immediately I sang out whatever came to me... it turned out to fit the song perfectly and no one (except those who knew the song well) was the wiser. What an adreneline rush!!
Earliest years: Motown, Moody Blues
Early years: John Denver, Poco, Little River Band
Later years: Journey, U2, John Michael Talbot, The Alarm, R.E.M.
Recent years: Lifehouse, Paul Harrigan, Mercy Me, Casting Crowns, Bebo Norman
Taylor and Takemine acoustic guitars; Shure mics.
If you are considering venturing into the world of the Christian music ministry and have questions or such, please feel free to contact me. Maybe you can learn from my own mistakes that I've made along the way. :)