Can't Stand to Lose
So what's the Dan Granero story? Put simply, it's the tale of a man with a passion for the Blues and the limitless potential of the Fender Stratocaster guitar. It is also the story of a man who 'can't stand to lose' and who puts his heart and soul into all aspects of his life and his music. Dan Granero recorded this brand new record, 'Can't Stand To Lose' on the 31st January 2009, at 'The Oakglen Treehouse' on the Central Coast of New South Wales - Australia with legendary producer/engineer, Dave Scotland. This album intentionally captures the raw energy of the live sessions featuring two of Dan's dearest friends and highly respected musicians; Lawrence Gambale on bass and Michael Williams on drums with minimal production and no overdubs. As Dan says: "It's a very honest record, faults and all, that to me builds a strong foundation. I've recorded things in the past with lots and lots of production that I think were a bit over the top for me. The layers of vocals and keyboards on those recordings didn't really showcase me as the guitar player that I am, or accurately show what my rockin' three-piece band does when we play live." Armed with 'Coco', his beloved stock-standard original 1979 Fender Stratocaster, a Cry Baby Wah Wah, T-Rex and Boss overdrive stompboxes, Dan pushes his Orange half stack amplifier to the limit (and beyond) in the pursuit of his own unique guitar sound. These nine original tracks recorded on this album are a mix of old and new songs. Some were written in the past few years and reinterpreted for this studio album. Others were written during the several months Dan was on the road touring Scandinavia in 2008. 'Can't Stand To Lose' is a snapshot of Dan Granero in 2009. It's a picture of a man passionately pursuing his musical vision.