Award-winning singer-songwriter, Dan Fisk writes beautiful melodies woven with soulful, witty lyrics that speak to his audience's heart. Rubbing the boundaries of both the singer-songwriter and country genres, Fisk transcends both with a unique, appealing sound. Critics have drawn comparisons to fellow Virginia natives Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, and Pat McGee, yet Fisk's percussive, rhythmic guitar style is all his own. It is the foundation - and soul - of his music, forming the backbone of his rollicking country/rock tunes, sweet ballads, or songs of regret and sorrow. His solo performances as well as the music recorded with a full band have a sound that is driven by his distinctive, signature guitar playing.
Fisk is a veteran of the road, and plays regularly in Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, New York, North Carolina and Chicago, performing at New York’s Park Avenue Festival, Chicago's Elbo Room, and leading DC venues such as IOTA and Jammin Java. He has opened for Jay Nash, Garrison Starr and others, growing a loyal, expanding following.
The awards and the positive press coverage caught the eye of Stone Tower Winery, who sponsored Drifting's CD release, making Fisk one of a handful of independent musicians who enjoy corporate backing.
Strongly rhythmic with fresh, charming lyrics, Drifting traces the path a heart takes on its sojourn through life. It rubs the edges of the singer-songwriter and country genres, transcending both with a unique, appealing sound. Produced, engineered and co-written by Dave Mallen, Drifting has a radio-ready quality that is not normally found in an independent CD.
Confessional in the broadest sense, Fisk's heart beats with his songs, engaging in an emotional conversation with his audience. "Music allows me to have a dialog with people, where we can both feel the same feelings, but on a deeper level than we could if we were just talking to each other."