With a well-worn voice that strikes a familiar chord with old-souls and whiskey by a fire. River Dan has an energy about him that palpates through his lyrics and his foot, harp sawin’ southern folk. As singer, songwriter and musician, it’s easy to hear his early childhood influences of Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard . As he found himself in a North American sling-shot from one city to the next, a certain collaborative sound was claimed as his own.
Born in Montgomery, Alabama playing the banjo first (the precursor to a wide variety of other stringed and percussion instruments that he can pick up and melt with his hands) River Dan has always embraced the warm comfort of southern appeal in his personality and most importantly in his music. He writes about the trials and tribulations of the life of a simple man, blondes, and being a rambler.
The quick banjo pickin’ and the soothing screech of his harmonica that he keeps at ready around his neck take you back to a place in time when debutantes and chivalry got together on a Saturday night down by the river. When River Dan sings it instantaneously transforms his audience into knee-slappin’ son-of-a-guns, with shit eating grins all over their faces.