Bio

Dan Littlefield is a musician currently residing in El Granada, CA. His music falls comfortably between alternative rock and folk... READ MORE>

Upcoming shows

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Bio

“A planted seed you hoped would bloom

our visions don’t always pan out the way we’d really wish them to

and hindsight always is so clear

can’t wish you thought of that its circumstance that truly brought you here”

-Dan Littlefield

Dan Littlefield is a singer-songwriter from California. His music has been described as “a dynamic blend between alternative rock, southern soul, and folk that is exceptionally intimate, poetic, and heartfelt”. Littlefield and his violinist Kristen Lee have quickly become one of the Bay Area’s favorite duos.  Littlefield recently released his debut solo album “The Hills We Knew” and has opened up for artists such as Ruth Gerson, Joe Koenig, Travis T. Warren of Blind Melon and several others. His songs “Drifter”, “Awake in the Bed I Lie”, and “Waiting for What” have all been chosen to be featured on Bay Area radio stations.

Littlefield began playing bass guitar at the age of 13 and quickly discovered he had an extraordinary passion for music.  But the music would have to wait. Throughout high school, Dan excelled in athletics which left little free time to seriously pursue music.  After receiving an athletic scholarship and competing for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo’s track and field team, a severe injury forced him to give up athletics for good.  Feeling lost and confused, he turned to his neglected bass for help.  Almost immediately, Littlefield knew that music was the next chapter of his life.  He joined his friend Joe Koenig’s band Snaphook as the bass player and toured California with the rock band.  They released “Echo Location” in 2004, Littlefield’s first recording with a band.  The EP went on to be featured on several compilations featuring up and coming rock bands. Snaphook called it quits in 2005 but Dan was certain music would remain a huge part of his life for the rest of his days.

After living briefly in South America, he returned and began seriously pursing music once again.  He played bass for a year with the Americana group Corduroy Jim, where he learned valuable  roots rock melodies and rhythmic grooves and in 2009, he put together a band of local friends and started Intrinsic, a pop/rock band in which he sang and played bass.  Although the band did not last long, it allowed Littlefield to fully blossom as a music writer and performer.   He felt it was time to go solo and create the type of music he was truly feeling in his heart.  He began working on his first album named “The Hills We Knew” after the hills of Los Alamos, CA that he would wander through with his late brother Alex Littlefield.  Alex was a tremendous influence in Dan’s life and continues to inspire much of the music he creates today.

Once again, Littlefield sought out the help of his good friend Joe Koenig, this time to produce the album. Joe and Dan hit the studio with the intention of doing things “the right way or not at all” and worked closely together for the next six months to achieve the vision they shared for the music. Littlefield not only wrote all the songs for his album but also played guitar, dobro, upright and electric bass, harmonica, and sang the vocals on the album.  In December of 2010, he released the album digitally and in January 2011 released the CD. The album represents many things to Littlefield.  Mainly, it is a tribute to his father and two half brothers that have passed away. You can find traces of them throughout the album, but in particular the songs “Dogwood”, “Remnants of You”, and “The Hills We Knew.”  This album represents Dan’s best effort thus far as a musician and the proudest moment of his musical career.  You can find him touring and promoting the album throughout California and beyond.

More to come…

Music

Tour

No shows booked at the moment.

Past Shows

Date City Venue Country
09/01/12
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
San Francisco, CA
HopDogma Brewing’s Open House United States

Time: 5:00pm.

Admission: Free Beer!.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: 1341 19th ave apt 1 (Garage).

08/19/12
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Half Moon Bay, CA
Cameron’s Pub United States

Time: 7:00pm.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Box office: 650 726-5588.

Address: 1410 Cabrillo Highway South.

Venue phone: 650 726-5588.

I will be a featured artists along with some other phenomenal musicians in the acoustic round robin event! I would love to see ya!

05/03/12
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
El Granada (Half Moon Bay)
Old Princeton Landing United States

Time: 10:00pm.

Admission: Free.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

04/08/12
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
La Honda
Applejacks United States

Time: 2:00pm.

Admission: Free.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Playing at my favorite bar in the redwoods….

03/10/12
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Arroyo Grande, CA
The Slodown Pub United States

Time: 8:00pm.

Opening for the Mother Corn Shuckers!!!

01/06/12
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Littlefield in
Half Moon Bay
Private Event United States

Party for the cast of “Of Men and Mavericks”

12/03/11
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Littlefield in
Half Moon Bay
Project Knew Groove Holiday Gift Fair United States

Time: 1:30pm.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Address: Harbor Village Shopping Center (Next to Crab Landing).

I’ll be playing with some fantastic musicians. There will be music, face painting, art, and Santa! What’s not to love!

11/17/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
El Granada (Half Moon Bay)
Old Princeton Landing United States

Time: 9:00pm.

Admission: Free.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Playing with Travis T. Warren of Blind Melon w/The Lookout Kids and Telstar (bass player from Pink)

11/15/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
San Francisco
Hotel Utah United States

Time: 8:00pm.

Admission: $6.

Playing with Travis T. Warren of Blind Melon w/The Lookout Kids and Telstar (bass player from Pink)

11/11/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Half Moon Bay
The Wine Bar United States

Time: 8:00pm.

Admission: $5.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

10/15/11
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Littlefield in
San Luis Obispo
Vintage 1255 United States

Time: 7:00pm.

This should be a fun show for my SLO friends! Oh how I love playing in this town! So many great memories and hoping to make more!

10/06/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Half Moon Bay
The Wine Bar United States

Time: 7:00pm.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

I will be playing a Thursday night special! Come on out and have a glass of wine or two at this wonderful venue!

09/29/11
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Littlefield in
Half Moon Bay
Pasta Moon United States

Time: 7:00pm.

Admission: $5 Charity Event.

More info TBA

09/24/11
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Littlefield in
Sonoma, CA
The Sonoma Vintage Festival United States

Time: 4:30pm.

Address: Sonoma Square.

I will be playing the duck pond stage! Hope to see you there at one of the funnest events around!

09/18/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
La Honda
Applejacks United States

Time: 2:00pm.

Admission: Free.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

09/16/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Half Moon Bay
The Wine Bar United States

Time: 8:00pm.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

With Chi McClean www.chimcclean.com

09/10/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Pacifica, CA
A Grape in the Fog United States

Time: 8:00pm.

This will be my first time playing this awesome little wine bar. Come on out and enjoy their fabulous selection of wines and hear some tunes!

09/04/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
El Granada (Half Moon Bay)
Old Princeton Landing United States

Time: 12:00pm.

Admission: TBA.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Fundraiser for the coastal school districts. More info to come. This will be a very special event!

09/03/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Woodside, CA
King’s Mountain Art & Music Festival United States

Time: 2:00pm.

Address: 13808 Skyline Blvd.

08/26/11
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Littlefield in
Sonoma
Sonoma Springs Brewery United States

Time: 7:00pm.

Admission: Free.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

08/24/11
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Littlefield in
San Jose
the Naglee Park Garage United States

Time: 7:00am.

08/20/11
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Littlefield in
San Francisco
The Connecticut Yankee United States

Time: 9:30pm.

08/14/11
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Littlefield in
La Honda
Applejacks United States

Time: 3:00pm.

06/28/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Half Moon Bay
1710 Neighborhood Radio United States

Time: 10:15am.

On the radio for 1710′s Carousel program. I will be interviewed and you will hear tracks off my album.

06/25/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Sonoma, CA
Sonoma Square (Loco Mojo Festival) United States

Time: 2:00pm.

Playing the Loco Mojo Festival!

06/18/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
San Carlos, CA
Private House Concert United States

Time: 7:00pm.

05/28/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Sonoma, CA
Hopmonk Tavern United States

Time: 9:00pm.

Address: 691 Broadway Sonoma, Ca 95476.

05/19/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
San Jose, CA
CISCO Company BBQ United States
05/03/11
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Littlefield in
San Francisco
Hotel Utah United States

Time: 8:30pm.

Admission: $7.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Playing with Thanks For Leaving and a special guest.

04/30/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Half Moon Bay
The Wine Bar United States

Time: 8:00pm.

Admission: tba.

Opening for Ruth Gerson. Benefit for AVON (awareness for domestic violence)

03/30/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
San Francisco
Grant & Green United States

Time: 9:00am.

Admission: Free Show.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: 1371 Grant Ave.

Venue phone: (415) 693-9565.

Opening for Deborah Crooks

02/26/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Half Moon Bay
Milano United States

Time: 7:00pm.

Admission: Free.

Invited back for a second consecutive night. Come on out and experience this great new bar!

02/25/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Half Moon Bay
Milano United States

Time: 8:00am.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

02/19/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Sonoma
Sonoma Springs Brewery United States

Time: 7:30pm.

02/12/11
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Littlefield in
El Granada (Half Moon Bay)
Old Princeton Landing United States

Time: 9:00pm.

Admission: Free.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

02/12/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Los Osos, CA
Lucky 13 Music Festival United States

Time: 2:00pm.

Help save the Clubhouse’s music! This is a benefit show to support the Clubhouse in its fight to keep awesome live music going in our community. See the flyer for details.

01/30/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
San Francisco
Hotel Utah United States

Time: 8:00pm.

Admission: $7.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

The Official CD Release Party!

01/29/11
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Half Moon Bay
The Wine Bar United States

Time: 6:00pm.

Warm Up show for the Utah!

12/27/10
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Drytown, CA
Drytown Club United States

Time: 1:00pm.

Admission: free.

Address: Drytown, CA (you’ll see it!).

12/23/10
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
El Granada (Half Moon Bay)
Old Princeton Landing United States

Time: 9:00pm.

Admission: $5.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Opening up for “Thanks for Leaving” for their CD release party. Should be good times. Come on out!

12/17/10
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Half Moon Bay
The Wine Bar United States

Time: 8:00pm.

12/03/10
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
Santa Cruz
The Parish Public House United States

Time: 7:00pm.

Playing a set before my good friend Junior Boogie’s kick ass blues band!

12/01/10
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
El Granada (Half Moon Bay)
Old Princeton Landing United States

Time: 7:00pm.

Back at my friendly neighborhood watering hole. I’ll be kicking off our 2nd “Acoustic Night” at the Old Princeton Landing with a solid set packed full of new tunes. The last one was great and I hope you come on out to experience the new Old Princeton Landing and have a couple brews with me. See ya soon!

11/05/10
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
San Luis Obispo
The Clubhouse United States

Time: 7:30pm.

Admission: $8.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Address: 740 W. Foothill Blvd.

I will be sharing the stage with Joe Koenig down in San Luis Obispo. Come on out!

11/03/10
http://www.littlefield-music.com/tour
Littlefield in
El Granada (Half Moon Bay)
Old Princeton Landing United States

Time: 7:00pm.

Admission: no cover.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

This looks to be a great show. OPL’s first “Acoustic Nights” kicks off with several great local artists. I’ve got some new songs to share with you and some exciting news! Come on out and celebrate Wednesday with us!

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Gallery

Video

“On the Rails” official music video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwBE5OKqOlI

“Deep Blue” Official Music Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WroZxjf3Mj0&feature=youtu.be

 

Here are few clips from shows.  Fast forward a minute or so in each if you don’t want to hear me blabbin Away! Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBzv4c2sfks

Awake in the Bed I Lie @ the Hotel Utah

Dogwood @ the Hotel Utah

On the Rails @ Hotel Utah

Remnants of You @ Hotel Utah

Common Threads

Deep Blue @ Hotel Utah

 

News

Dec 22 2011

New Music Videos for “Deep Blue” and “On the Rails”

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Check out the amazing new animated videos by the kids at Ralston Middle School for my song “Deep Blue” and “On the Rails”

 http://youtu.be/lwBE5OKqOlI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WroZxjf3Mj0&feature=youtu.be

Nov 30 2011

New Single “Never Got Around” available now!

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Hi Amigos!

I just wanted to let you know that I have released a little single of “Never Got Around” for ya to enjoy.  There is a version with Kristen playing violin available at littlefield.bandcamp.com.  Since CDbaby and itunes won’t let me upload this version, for now I have put an acoustic solo version up on itunes with just me playing (for some reason it will take this version and not the other??).  As soon as the issue is resolved I will get that other version up asap.  Hoping it won’t take long.  I really hope you guys enjoy this one.  We had fun making this one and it has really become a lot of folks’ favorite song.  Enjoy!

Oct 21 2011

New Single Out- “Why Can’t I Run”

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I have released a new single track called “Why Can’t I Run.” It can be found on itunes, Amazon, and my favorite Bandcamp.  It’s under “The October Sessions” as I will possibly be releasing a few more tracks under the same EP title soon.  I hope you enjoy it!  Kristen Lee provided the violin!

Check it out at littlefield.bandcamp.com

 

Sep 26 2011

Pasta Moon This Thursday

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Whew!!! The Vintage Festival was a blast!  Kristen and I weathered the storm of wind and cold and let the warm crowd carry us home!  The crowd was amazing!  Even though the wine booths started closing at 5 (an hour into our set) people all stuck around and watched the whole show which was so appreciated.  Afterwards, we got to talk to many of the nice folks, sign a few cds, and network a bit.  It was a great time.

I’m really excited for this next Thursday, Sept. 29th.  We are headed to Pasta Moon in Half Moon Bay to play in their music box!

If you’ve never been here before it is just about the tastiest pasta and Italian food around.  Their new music box room is immaculate and a special place to catch live music.  We are playing there September 29th from 7-10.  Come on out, grab some delicious dinner, and stick around for our set.  We’ll be playing mostly originals with a few special covers thrown in.  This is also my last fundraiser for awhile.  All proceeds will  be going to the Cabrillo Education Foundation.  I hope to see ya there!

Lastly, I’ve been making the final adjustments to the four songs I’ll be recording soon.  I must say, I think they are going to sound pretty darn awesome.  I’ll be going back into Rick Sutton’s studio again.  I just feel real comfy in that studio and feel it brings out the best in me.  We’ll be heading in there Oct 15th and it will probably just be a digital release.  If you sign up for my email list I will gladly give ya a free download code! Well, that’s it for now.  Hope to see ya at Pasta Moon or a show soon! Take care amigos!

Sep 10 2011

$1100 Raised For Our Schools! Travis Warren Coming To Town!

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Well last weekend was a blast! The King’s Mountain Art Fair was one of the best shows of my life.  We played with a backdrop of giant redwoods and had a nice stage in a beautiful natural amphitheater.  We made tons of new friends and it was such a pleasure.  Then Sunday came.  The event I’ve been planning for months at the Old Princeton Landing was on.  We raised $1100 for the Cabrillo Education Foundation and all my musician friends really blew my mind with the talent and energy they brought.  Big thanks to Chi McClean, Tony Gibson, Joe Koenig, Lauren Ellis, and Dan Martin & the Noma Rocksteady Band.  It really was a special evening.

Speaking of the OPL, I’m very happy to announce that Travis Warren’s new band The LookOut Kids are coming to town to rock! You may know Travis as the new singer for Blind Melon.  Travis is a friend of mine and probably the most talented musician I have ever met.  He will be at the OPL Nov. 17th and I will be opening up for him.  There is also a badass band called Telstar with the bass player from PINK joining in the action as well.  It would be a shame for you to miss this show because everyone should witness the unbelievable voice and talent of Travis.

Oct 15th I am headed back into the studio.  I have gotten request from many friends to hear some songs in a less produced, more stripped down style (like how my performances are).  So I’m heading into the studio to record about four new songs in that fashion.  I will be recording acoustic guitar, vox, harmonica, violin, and some very simple percussion.  Keepin’ it simple but intimate and live sounding.  I’m really looking forward to it and I think its gonna rock!

I have a gig at A Grape in the Fog tonight (Sept. 10th) and one or two just about every weekend for the next month.  I’m really excited to play Pasta Moon Sept 29th as well.  This will be another fundraiser effort for our schools.  Check out the new stage area at www.pastamoon.com  Its pretty awesome!

That’s it for now.  Hope to see your happy faces soon!

Contact/Booking

For booking information please call 805-441-1127

Or contact me via my Facebook page: Dan Littlefield Music

House Concerts

Littlefield & Lee are available for house concerts.  This is a new and exciting way to bring quality music and entertainment into your home for your friends and family.  This is our favorite way to share our music with you!

 

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