Versatile, award-winning singer-songwriter, Dan Fisk, brings a dynamic brand of acoustic rock to venues up-and-down the east coast. Voted as one of Washington, DC’s “Hottest 5” musicians in 2010 and featured in the DC Metromix primetime special on CBS (WUSA*9), he is quickly garnering regional acclaim. Drawing comparisons to fellow Virginia natives Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, and Pat McGee, Fisk’s ability to write memorable melodies coupled with his trademark percussive guitar-style is inspiring a loyal fan following. He has performed at events as diverse as New York’s Park Avenue Festival and has become a regular at leading local venues such as IOTA and Jammin Java.
Described as having a rhythmic, often chunky playing style, Fisk has spent more than a decade perfecting his sound. During solo performances he is able to showcase his guitar playing and vocal talents, letting the intricacies of his songwriting shine while infusing cover songs with his distinctive sound. The power of his performances can be heard with his full band on the 2008 album, Sight Lines, as well as his solo debut EP "Bruises From The Backseat".
As a full time musician, Fisk has worked hard at every aspect of being a “DIY” independent artist. He’s found it to be an inspiring challenge wearing many hats. Yes, he is the singer and the songwriter but finds the time, energy and talent to manage tasks from being the admin to acting as CEO of his own brand. Playing as many as 15 shows a month, his around the clock dedication to music shines through in every song.
Dan created Frame Your CD (www.frameyourcd.com), a company that caters to the independent musician, and is active with several DC area music networking groups, including Metro Music Source and DMV Musicians. His successful blog posts geared toward independent musicians have been featured on Grassrootsy and CD Baby. He also owns and operates a small studio where he records local bands, as well as his own music.
In June 2011, Fisk released "Bruises From The Backseat", his first solo EP, featuring the award winning song, “A Thousand Love Songs”. The album evocatively explores the timeless topic of love, lost and found, and includes creative collaborations with some of DC’s finest musicians; such as cellist Katie Chambers and local legend, Ted Garber.
Read an article written in July, 2012 by "We Love DC" about Dan's sucessfull "Paint The Music" performance series HERE.
Read an interview with Dan that was featured in the August, 2011 issue of the music magazine Upstate LIVE right HERE. His first magazine cover!
Read a profile piece on Dan that appeared in the June 6th, 2011 edition of the Finger Lakes Times HERE.
Read the article Dan wrote for Grassrootsy and CD Baby’s DIY Musician Blog that outlines the pros and cons of playing cover gigs while trying to make it as an original artist. It gives interesting insight on the challenges of a working musician. Part 1. Part 2.