Dan began composing music with the formation of his first rock band “The Hangsmen” at the age of 12. He studied music at the University of Toledo majoring in string bass. After college he taught guitar at the prestigious Sam Martinez School of Classical Guitar and performed with Blues Folk Revival and The Sam Martinez Trio.
In 1975, he moved to the beauty of Arizona, performing locally with blues harmonic great Bill Tarsha and pop duo Imagination. Today Dan’s focus is songwriting and his music covers several genres, including blues, country, pop, and light rock. He play Guitar, Bass, Drums, Mandolin, and Ukulele.
Dan performs in both Pine and Phoenix Arizona with his group "Tip & Beer."