New York Dan


Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro.


I'm a transplant from New York who has been seeking other players with similar music interests. I prefer to fingerpick songs, although I will play straight rhythm as needed. I have a good lead voice for most acoustic tunes, but I'm also good at harmony and background vocals.

I do some song writing, but I've thrown out more than I have kept over the years, so my songs, though few, I think are good. I currently lean more towards singer/songwriter material (contemporary folk, the "Austin" sound, etc.), but I also like to do classic country, folk and cover music. That said, any good song that can be played well acoustically is one that I'd like to do.

It'd be great to hear from anyone who shares my taste in music and would like to meet up and see if we make a good fit. Ultimately, I want to be part of a duo or trio that is genuinely interested in performing on a semi-regular basis in bookstores, small clubs & the like. I have a good deal of experience playing out, but mostly on a solo or duet basis.

Screen name:
New York Dan
Member since:
Jan 10 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


Early influences: Cash, Waylon, Willie, Dylan, Baez, Paxton, Phil Ochs, The Byrds, Stones, Seeger, Dave Van Ronk and Tom Rush.

Later influences: Kristofferson, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, Lyle Lovett, Stan Rogers and John Prine.

Recent influences: Ryan Bingham, Slaid Cleaves, Robert Earle Keen, Kieran Kane, Radney Foster.

Country Influences: George Jones, Merle Haggard, Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie, etc.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Background Singer:


Martin D-28 steel 6-string; Guild F30-NT steel 6-string; Deering GoodTimes 5-string banjo; Lonestar "Santiago" 10-string cuatro (I suck on the latter two, so let's just say I own them). Two studio speakers, 2-track digital recorder, a few mikes & a couple of recording pre-amps.