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“The ruckus produced here is beautifully compiled and while organic-feeling, the song clusters and overall album are cohesive - making [When Reality Calls] one of my early favorite releases of the year.”
— Ryan Spaulding, Ryan's Smashing Life (2/12/2018)

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Phone: 781.856.5152


Twitter: @Dan_Masterson

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Prior Venues

Boston UnCOMMON Music Festival - Boston, MA

Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Edinburgh, Scotland

Hard Rock Café - Boston, MA

Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge, MA

Rockwood Music Hall - New York, NY

Alchemy - Providence, RI

Thunder Road - Somerville, MA

ONCE Ballroom - Somerville, MA

Lizard Lounge - Cambridge, MA

Radio Bean - Burlington, VT

TOAD - Cambridge, MA

Southern New Hampshire University - Manchester, NH

Harvard University - Cambridge, MA

The Skinny Pancake - Burlington, VT

Timberland Headquarters - Stratham, NH

The Red Door - Portsmouth, NH

Club Passim - Cambridge, MA

House of Blues -Boston, MA

502 Bar - San Antonio, TX

The Railyard - Lincoln, NE

Crescendo - Madison, WI

Radio Appearances

WXRV "The River" 92.5 - Boston, MA

WMFO - Medford, MA

WEMF - Cambridge, MA

WATD - Marshfield, MA

WTBU - Boston, MA

WVIA - Pittsfield, PA

with additional airplay on over 100 stations nationwide


Short Bio

Emerging from the intellectual and musical hotbed that is Boston, Massachusetts, Dan Masterson is a performing songwriter who pairs honest, carefully crafted writing with dynamic, powerful vocal performances. Masterson’s alternative blend of piano-centric pop and rock shines as he takes on issues like digital dependency, romance, and economic stress, challenging the spectre of millennial escapism. His debut full-length album, When Reality Calls has seen early success after its February 9, 2018 release, including a #2 debut on the Billboard Heatseekers - Northeast chart.

RIYL: Jack's Mannequin, The Fray, Sara Bareilles, Dawes

Vocals, Piano - Dan Masterson
Guitar, Synth, Vocals - Alec Gaston / Garrett Jones
Bass, Vocals - Matthew Silva
Drums, Vocals - Jamie Howell / Eli Cohen

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Latest Release


“Eleven tracks of piping piano-pop, served with a self-aware smile.”
— Victoria Wasylak, Vanyaland (2/9/2018)
“Beautifully wrought adult love songs, well-played and even-better-sung.”
— Victor Infante, Worcester Telegram, 4/8/2015
“Intriguingly special, totally deserving of ears, and highly recommended.”
Goldmine Magazine, 4/28/2014
Learn To Live is a genuine effort that not only provides you with an enchanting sound, but also pierces straight to the heart in the long run…
In a word: Stunning.”
The Aquarian Weekly, 4/30/2014

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