Good Rockin' Dan
Multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Good Rockin' Dan blends Blues, Rock, Country and traditional songwriting in his music. Born in Halifax NS raised in Dartmouth NS in Canada, GRD grew up listening to Ray Charles, Muddy Waters , and Bob Marley , and taught himself how to play drums, guitar, piano, and bass. GRD began making music in earnest in his home studio.
Your Good Rockin' Dan hails from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He's a rocker and a fighter; Dan's been battling rheumatoid arthritis for the past 20 years with and without the help of traditional medical treatments. A true rock-n-roller, his sound is influenced by classic performers like Neil Young, Tom Petty, and George Thoroughgood. Dan wakes up every morning to pursue his passion and the source of his healing: his music for you. "Four years ago, I was under home care where I needed assistance to do everything. Everything. Bathing, walking, feeding myself. Now I'm working on producing my first EP while making the most of each day," says Dan of his struggle. He runs a monthly singalong at the Maplestone Elderly Home, and also makes regular appearances at Bearly's, Split Crow Bedford, Freeman's Fairview and Quinpool, Spitfire Arms Windsor, Foc's' cle Tavern Chester, The Nook & Cranny, and The Buffalo Club. Dan's far from ready to give up the good fight. If you're looking for a rocker who's been through the school of hard knocks, you'll appreciate the sounds of Good Rockin' Dan.
A true rock-n-roller Singer / Songwriter / multi-instrumentalist.
Sounds Like: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers,
Neil Young, Muddy "Mississipi" Waters,
The Tragically Hip, Carlos Santana
"You remind me very much of Jim Morrison
but with your own edge. Kool"
— Linda-Sue Wilson Band (Reverbnation Artist), Personal Quote
"Audra Raulyns Great to have you at the jam Dan!!
Please come anytime!!! Your tunes were great!"- Audra Raulyns
Personal quote from host of Break The Ice Jam Rodeo Lounge (Jan 19, 2012)
After surviving more than one near death experience, music chose me long before that to carry on it's work and I have honored the offer to the best of my ability.