Dan calls his music New Appalachian; a style that draws on traditional themes and aggressive finger-style guitar. Live performances are solo guitar/vocal - originals and old favorites.
Dan has performed/recorded with Phil Keaggy (Grammy nominee and Dove award winner), Robin Kessinger (1985 National Guitar Flatpicking Champion), Nedra Talley Ross (Ronettes), Phil Madeira (Nashville songwriter, producer, writer, performs with EmmyLou Harris) and Roy Clark Jr., among others.
In the past few years, Dan has been a regional finalist in the New Song/Mountain Stage song contest, a finalist in the Independent Music Awards, plus semi-finalist in the Acoustic Roundtable Worldwide Singer/Songwriter Music Search and Song Of The Year contest.
Dan has released 6 CD's to date, the most recent is "Appalachian Song"
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Out Of My Mind
Out Of My Mind Track number: 2 Year: 2013 Album: Appalachian Song Genre: Folk
Appalachian Song CD available on CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dancunningham4 Song on i-Tunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/out-of-my-mind-single/id377433192 A tragic tale from the Appalachian coal-fields The story told in this song is fictional, but the background is drawn from the history of coal mining in West Virginia around 1920. When the miners attempted to unionize, the mining company would hire companies like the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency to provide security. Among other duties, these "hired guns" would evict miners (and their families) from company housing when they no longer worked for the company. A miner might lose his job for involvement union organizing, and of course, a dead man was no longer an employee. In this song, the narrator tries to stop his mother's eviction and the confrontation ends in violence. Out Of My Mind" is copyright 2010 pickndawg music Guitar, vocal, and percussion: Dan Cunningham Recorded at the Boom Closet, Morgantown WV Mixing/mastering at Moviesound Studios, Parkersburg WV Engineer: David Traugh