Dan Cugnet

Categories: Musicians: Vocalist, Solo Artists, Songwriters/Composers

Genres: Country, Folk


Dan Cugnet
Weyburn, SK


Just trying' to write a song worth singin'.


  • Dan Cugnet, Singer/Songwriter hailing from Southeast Saskatchewan Release New Album, '45'.

    Dan Cugnet, Singer/Songwriter hailing from Southeast Saskatchewan Release New Album, '45'.

    March 6, 2022

    "45" is the second full length album by Dan Cugnet. It releases March 10th, 2022.

    For many, Covid has been a confusing and crushing time where they may have lost something of themselves. Friendships, a loved one, the ability to perform, independence, trust, feelings of safety...or maybe even the spark or the love of making music. In Dan's case, it became the catalyst and outlet to create music again and by doing so, hopefully adding something positive into the world. Let's face it, the world can use every extra bit of positive vibes it can get right now.

    This collection of songs is meant to mark the halfway point of a life lived, and capturing some of the elements that make Southeast Saskatchewan such a special and unique place.

    The beauty of this part of the world is captured in the changing of the seasons and the way of life that surrounds us. In that, we are always reminded of the passage of time and that we are at the mercy of Mother Nature.

    It is also meant as a reminder of how important living in the present is. There is great beauty and joy in this place, triumph and tragedy, love and loss...much to celebrate and laugh about...but also a melancholy as the time go goes by.

    There are still wild places out there...and if we listen, they remind us that they are.


    Produced and arranged by the incredibly gifted and gracious Bart McKay.

    Available on all streaming and digital services March 10th. 




  • Debut Album Release

    Debut Album Release "Rodeo Cabaret" from Dan Cugnet

    December 2, 2021

    Dan Cugnet has burst onto the Canadian Country music scene releasing his debut album “Rodeo Cabaret”.

    This ten track roller coaster will get you straight to the dance floor, to the bucking chutes of the rodeo, or back to a time when the Buffalo roamed. Take a journey with friends down the Highwood River, or a trip back in time through the 130 year old history of the Mother Church Ryman Auditorium through the birth of country music and a changing America entering the 20th century.

    The songs and music are all original offerings from Dan, arranged and produced by the iconic Bart McKay. As Dan said, “Having the opportunity to work with Bart has been a tremendous gift and I hope everyone enjoys these songs. It’s been a blast bringing them to life and getting them out in the world.”

    Dan farms and ranches in Southeast Saskatchewan, and that foundation of living in the country, working the land and being of the Prairies, is perfectly captured in this initial offering. A “Rodeo Cabaret” has always been the term used to describe the annual rodeo and fair dance every year in small town Saskatchewan. This album, like any night at a Rodeo Cabaret, is a collection of toe-tappin’, shreddin’ and swingin’ Prairie anthems.

    His follow up album is already well underway with tracks being put down back in the studio with Bart, and is currently slated for a March 2022 release.

    You can follow Dan on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok or YouTube @dancugnet or @incugneto

    The album is available for purchase or streaming on all digital streaming services.

    You can listen to “Rodeo Cabaret” here: