Dan X2 is Dan Blackard (Reno, Nevada & Susanville, California) and Dan Lockhart (Carmel, Indiana & Edwardsville, Illinois). We met here on SoundCloud. We like making music together. We nearing 200 songs together. More songs written together than Lennon and McCartney.
You can find Dan Blackard's music here:
You can find Dan Lockhart's (aka ProgRockDan) music here:
We play the music that comes to us. Much of our music has a basis in blues and rock. Although we venture into other musical territory. You will find hints of jazz, country, bluegrass, soul, classical, and other music in our songs. we have a number of songs that change time signatures and pace. We also have a number of songs that play in 3/4, 5/4, and 7/4 timing.
When we first started recording together we called ourselves Dan and Dan.
You can find our music under that moniker here:
We stopped using the name Dan and Dan's because there were to many other Dan's using that name. If you google Dan and Dan we would not show up. We believe that Dan X2 to be a moniker that we could own. If you google Dan X2 we are right at the top,
You can find more Dan X2 music on ReverbNation:
The first Dan X2 album is now available on iTunes. Songs on the album are not available on SoundCloud.
You can also find the Dan X2 album on Spotify:
It is also on Deezer:
We have a music making process that fits our unique skills. We each do the parts that best fit our skills and interests. Dan Lockhart does the initial song development. Dan Blackard writes the lyrics, perform the vocals, and adds lead guitar. Dan Lockhart then takes the track and do all final production (mixing mastering, adding in frills).
Dan Lockhart writes all of the chords, timing, changes, and develops the track. I then send two tracks to Dan Blackard. One track has Dan L. describing the song. Tell him the key, the timing, and any oddities about the song (changing keys or time signature...). In the track Dan L tell Dan B verbally where is the verse, chorus, bridge and any other important information.
Dan Lockhart then send a second track that does not have this verbal dialogue. This is called the instrumental track. This is a track to which Dan B. can sing and add his parts. Dan Blackard then returns four pieces to Dan L: a complete version of the song, a solo track of his vocals, a solo track of his guitar parts, and the artwork to accompany the song.
Dan Lockhart add his information into the original file. Dan L. listen to it and make changes to the song to enhance the meaning of the lyrics. He sometimes adds instruments or takes away some instruments. As Dan L. play many instruments (guitar, keyboards, banjo, mandolin, pedal steel, violin, viola...), he can make a lot of adjustments. On rare occasions he move pieces about. Dan Lockhart then masters it and prepare it for final production.
You can find press releases about us in the Lassen News here:
and in Current in Carmel here:
Our blog posts are here:
We hope you enjoy our music.
Dan X2’s tracks