Local New Hampshire Musician Dan Fyffe Entertains with his Solo Acoustic Performances

Local New Hampshire guitarist and vocalist Dan Fyffe entertains crowds with his classic mix of country, folk and pop renditions on his acoustic guitar. Dan explains how he he started playing guitar...

As the music started, the crowd poured into the restaurant to hear the sounds of Fritz’s Live Music. The loud chatter would die down to hear Dan Fyffe play the music they love to the audience.

The owner of Fritz - The place to eat in Keene, NH,  is Jessica Fuller who said she has always had an interest in live music. Live Music Friday at Fritz has been going on since the restaurant switched locations.

"Opening at the Colonial Theater was quite the half hour of fame," Fyffe said.

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Fuller said she thought it would be a good way to bring in customers if she had live musicians playing. There are two kinds of Live Music Friday. The first is a split night that showcases two different bands or musicians, and the second is a full set where only one band or musician is booked for a night.

Dan Fyffe and Joe Graveline performed at Fritz the Place to Eat during live music Friday nights.

According to Fuller, she finds artists on YouTube or from music samples online. “If they don’t have that I’ll usually let them have a set on Acoustic Thursdays and then I’ll get some feedback from that,” Fuller said.

According to Fuller, she enjoys seeing her father perform and remembers seeing him perform when she was a child. “It’s always fun to watch him perform … it’s really nice that I can give him a space to perform now,” Fuller said, “I find it really rewarding.”

Fyffe began playing the guitar at age 18 by self teaching, but didn’t really start to pick it up until about six or seven years ago.

“About six or seven years ago I started singing with a fellow at nursing homes and that went really  well,” said Dan. “I do well with the guitar, but it’s the voice and the singing that inspires me the very most,” Fyffe said.

Fyffe said that when he showed Lyons the recordings he made, Lyons invited him to open for a band at the Colonial Theater. Fyffe remembers his favorite memory of playing. “Opening at the Colonial Theater was quite the half hour of fame,” Fyffe said.

According to Fyffe, he receives his inspiration “solely” from John Denver. “Ever since I was a child I would practice his records,” Fyffe said. Fyffe’s wife, Maureen Fyffe, was part of the crowd at Live Music Friday. “I enjoy listening to him practice,” Maureen said.

Glenn Orkin said he felt very comfortable, also, and agreed that the crowd was “multi-generational.” Every night is different,” Graveline said. “It’s a snowflake. There’s no two snowflakes alike, there’s no two performance alike.”

Fuller said that her favorite part of Live Music Friday is that it supports and promotes the arts in the community.

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