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VIDEO: In the studio with Dan Fester

Ashley Bethard • Sep 27, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Dan Fester dropped by yesterday to record a Studio Session for Funcoast TV. Adding to the fun was special guest Kevin Obermeyer, a solo musician who also plays for The Womack Family Band. 

Fester, who has been playing in the area since he was nine years old, has developed quite a following. He got his start as an Elvis impersonator (yes, really), pushed toward music by his parents. It paid off — he’s been playing in various area bars and venues prior to middle school.

He self-released his debut album “A Few Songs for a Few Friends” back in October 2008, which, as the title suggests, was at the urging of several hometown friends who insisted Fester needed his own album. You can check out (and buy) the album on his website or iTunes.

In addition to a chock-full show schedule, he’s also working on a new album (yes, I have a demo; no, I will not let you listen – yet).

Below, we've got two videos of Fester playing a few personal favorites, including Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks,” a relatively recent Fester original titled “Darlin’,” Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” The Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down” and another original, “Seems Like Love to Me,” off of his debut album.

Want more Fester?

Visit his website: www.danfester.com

Check him out on Facebook: Dan Fester Music

Are you a musician? Are you interested in performing a Studio Session for Funcoast? If so, drop us a line at editor@funcoast.com.

Video by Christy Seyler, photos and story by Ashley Bethard.

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