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.