Dan London

JP singer, songwriter, bourbon enthusiast

Much new music on the way!

Making making making. That's what we do! Here's the latest... The new Longwalls album, tentatively titled The Gold Standard, is nearing completion. 11 songs (!) are in the hopper over at Bridge Sound and Stage and we're close to mixing time. Look for a fall release. In the meantime, the new solo album by Dan LondonI Will Take You Back—will be released this summer. Produced with long-time co-conspirator Mike Quinn at Moontower Studio (Q Division), IWTYB is a late 70s drive-in movie sort of record that takes you back in time. And of course our DIY wunderkind Kurt von Stetten is always at work. Follow along on his stellar music blog. His latest demo—I work figuratively (mostly… mostly)—is an absolutely wonderful bit of garage-tastic power pop. He's got another record in him for sure, no word on timing just yet. More soon, stay tuned!More News >

I believe it’s the job of the writer or in this case the songwriter to create narrative out of chaos – find the story in randomness – chisel art from solid rock – hopefully all in four minutes or less. This is my cause – my mission – my credo. I am Dan London – singer/songwriter.

Passion and intelligence can intermingle in rock and roll songs. I like them to dance together in mine.

I was raised in New Jersey, an only child in the wilderness of malls, nail polish, and Aqua net. I wanted to play music as far back as I can recall. I used to buy Van Halen posters that glowed in the dark.

I grew up on the Beatles and Dylan – Lou Reed and Neil Young –The Who, The Kinks and the Rolling Stones. I grew into Randy Newman and Nilsson – Aimee Mann and John Prine – David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, early Jackson Browne, Funkadelic and Zappa.

I play bass for The Longwalls – lived in Nashville in my 20’s – toured the South in an ill-fated cover band.

I like to cook gumbo, drink bourbon on the rocks, and married a smart and beautiful red head from Kentucky.

Give me 4 minutes (or less) – I’ll write your story too.