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United States - Minnesota

Dan Israel

In his 12 album, 22-year career as a singer-songwriter, Dan Israel has seen the music industry evolve, he’s become a husband and a father, and he’s seen his fair share of ups and downs. Right now is one of the ups. Israel has 2 records out simultaneously; the fan-funded, vinyl-only compilation of career favorites and greatest hits, Danthology, and the all new Live On, a record that comes full circle on his career and looks to human resilience and the support of family and friends as reasons to move forward.

Israel has always mixed folk songwriting with bigger rock sounds, loving Bob Dylan and Neil Young in all their incarnations, and that has lead to tunes that mix the darkness and the light. “I’m not saying ‘Woe is me,’” insists Israel, “But that’s what I write about—trying to transcend the things that weigh me down. I’m saying, ‘I ain’t gonna let the world get me down,’ and I’m saying that to myself.” That’s the power of Israel’s songwriting; it’s a rambling walk through the life of an everyday guy with a heart of gold, bruised as it is. It’s good to have him here, by our side, reassuring us that we, too, can face whatever comes next.

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