February 18th, 2023 7pm Stage 3
Hi, I’m Dan. I’m a whiskey & beer drinking, fishing & hunting loving, motorcycle riding, qualityfood eating, hippie sympathizing, hobby farm running, people loving, husband & father wholives in Minneapolis and shares a life with my amazing wife and two adorable sons named Oakand Alder.
I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, MI, and moved to Minneapolis when I was 18 to studymusic, and I stayed because I’m one of those crazy people that enjoys the snow and coldweather.
Songwriting, and performing those songs for people, is both my trade and my passion. WhenI’m not in my studio writing and cutting records, or on the road playing shows, I’m usuallyplaying in the woods with our boys, tending to our backyard chickens, eating fresh veggiesfrom my wife’s huge garden, making syrup from our maple grove, or doing one of my manyoutdoor hobbies.
Now here are a few things about my music career that I should probably share in a music bio:
In September 2014 Budweiser released their "Friends Are Waiting" commercial campaignfeaturing me singing my song When You Come Home and it premiered during both The WorldSeries & The Super Bowl.
In February, 2018, I released my album 25 Years and the title track is now inching toward 1million listens.
• In October, 2018, Miller Lite featured my newest single “So Good” in one of their commercialsthat played for months during NFL games on ESPN & more.
In March, 2019, my song “You Feel Like Home” was featured in Explore Minnesota Tourism’snewest ad campaign.
In 2022 I released my album Troubadour Family Man. It’s my debut self-produced record andI couldn’t be more proud of it.
• Over the years I’ve had the honor of sharing the stage with some really cool artists & bandsincluding The Civil Wars, Andy Grammer, Eric Hutchinson, Matt Nathanson, NeedtoBreathe,Augustana, Tyrone Wells, O.A.R., Haley Reinhart, Jon McLaughlin, Will Hoge, Drew Holcomb,Sister Hazel, and more.