Author of the timeless ballad Sometimes when we touch ( click here to watch ) Dan Hill was born in Toronto in 1954 to American Parents who, as an interracial couple, moved to Canada to escape the twin scourges of Racism and McCarthyism. They also believed that Canada provided a better environment to raise their family. Dan grew up listening to Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. He credits Sinatra as a primary influence in terms of delivery and phrasing.
He began writing songs at age 14 and was playing professionally in small gatherings and coffee houses by the time he reached 17. More on every aspect of Dan’s life: family history, personal drama, and his international success as both a singer/songwriter is explained in riveting, often hilarious and poignant detail, in his newly released memoir: “I Am My Father’s Son” published by Harper Collins and in stores Feb 3rd.