Dan Zanes was a member of the popular 1980s band The Del Fuegos and is currently the front man of the Grammy-winning group Dan Zanes and Friends. Dan Zanes was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1961, and spent his childhood in Texas and then in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Zanes ended up living on the outskirts of Concord, New Hampshire.
He started playing guitar when he was eight and began taking Leadbelly records out of the public library as soon as he was old enough to get a library card; according to his mother, “He was always very musical.”
In 1981, Zanes went to Oberlin College in Ohio, where he was determined to start a really cool band. In the breakfast line on the very first day at Oberlin, he met up with former high school classmate Tom Lloyd. Zanes and Lloyd took their breakfast back to the dorm and immediately started a band and soon left school and headed to Boston (“It was between Boston and Austin,” according to Zanes), where they became known as The Del Fuegos.
SUPPORTING LOVE HOPE STRENGTH
Dan Zanes has supported Love Hope Strength by performing at Union County Music Fest in New Jersey where Love Hope Strength is a beneficiary of charitable proceeds.
Union County Music Fest