Dan Stevens
Genre: Americana, Country, Rock n' Roll

Representative Gigs, Reviews and Airplay(.pdf)

"There's this Jesuit priest named Anthony de Mello who once said that the shortest distance between a human being and Truth is a story. Ol’ Tony may have something there, because right here on this record, you're going to find at least some of that Truth, courtesy of a tie-dyed in the wool songwriter named Dan Stevens." Curtis Lynch, Playgrounds Magazine, Summer 2010

     Over the years, Dan Stevens has been one of the founding members of a number of rock n' roll/blues bands: ApathyCottonmouthWindfall ProphetGroove Moon and others. He's played across the New England states, in Texas and Colorado (Boulder, Telluride, and Colorado Springs), and, of course, throughout Florida.

     He began writing songs as soon as he could play guitar. After 30+ years playing rock music, he realized it was time for a change and took the opportunity to work on songwriting. Dan's songwriting range is eclectic, ranging from Dan Hicks' style swing to Cajun rhythms, rocknroll and Americana, with a little country thrown in now and then. 

     What they have in common is his ability to tell a story to any audience. 

     He's putting out cds reflecting the heartfelt observations and stories from a lifetime of living, full tilt boogie. He's won an honorable mention in the annual Billboard Song contest (Requiem for the Survivors) been named an up and coming songwriter (Rearview Mirrors) and has released three professional albums.  Angels in the Sand is his fourth effort, released in May of 2016. 

      Runnin' the Backroads, Dan's latest cd, was released in May, 2017. It has already reached the top 40 on ReverbNation, as well as some significant airplay (relatively speaking; this is a singer-songwriter, self-released work of music). 

     Both Rearview Mirrors and My Life of Adventure "long-listed" for the Grammy award the years they were released.

     Dan records at the amazing Gatorbone Records, with the extremely talented and generous Lis and Lon Williamson, fine musicians in their own right.   Mixing and mastering magic occurs with the ever patient and wonderful Pete Winter, at Winterstone. Both Jason Thomas and Gabe Valla have also appeared on all Dan's cds, contributing their own brand of skilled and original licks.    

     Dan plays out occasionally at various clubs and festivals, though he is primarily a songwriter these days. He's not old, he's vintage, but the road is long and painful these days. He lives in the very cool town of Gulfport, Florida, with his artist wife, Juju. The porch light is almost always on. 

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