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Welcome to the online home of Willoughby, OH musician Dan McCoy. Tool around a bit and check out where he'll be playing, what projects he's up to and other kind of mischief he may be into.

New Music 

Tonight, September 13, 2016, I am going back into the studio to resume recording on an album we started a few years back. The title of the album is Snapshots & although there is no time table set for release I am hoping to finish recording it by the end of the year. I'm very excited about finally getting this album & these songs out. I'm assembling a nice cast of characters for this album & although it will be released under my name the Standing 8s will be on most of the tracks. 

In addition to this album I am about 80% finished writing a separate album entitled Every Crowded Street. That album is a loose concept album based around what/who I see at my shows. The album follows an over confident character on his journey through a night on the town. It's deeper than that but will still be a fun record. I'm not sure when we'll start recording that but my hope is spring 2017. 

If that weren't enough (& I'm sure it is), I'm also putting together a live album. This one will be pretty cool as it will consist of Rambler, 8s & even Block songs but the arrangements are a bit different & it's just me on acoustic, harmonica, stompbox & vocals. No band, no overdubs, one take, rough & tumble. Again, not sure of a release date but hopefully that will be ready to go around January if not before. 

That's the scoop! Be on the lookout for videos of the recording process & updates as I move along with everything. 

New Video 

I've added a video of my 9.6.16 set from Wilbert's Food & Music. I opened for Val & The Southern Line and their set is part of the video. If you haven't checked them out I highly recommend you do so. They are wonderful people & very talented musicians! Click the link or photo below.
 

https://youtu.be/6tWkpbdUYnc

We Say Goodbye To A Beloved 

Hey Y'all. I'm sad to announce that original Standing 8 member Rick Pflueger has decided to step away from the Standing 8s/Turnpikes. There was no "artistic differences" or angry words between us. He just has a lot on his plate & something had to give. Unfortunately for us that something was this band. We will be moving forward as I am returning to the studio next week to resume recording of an album we started a few years back. I also have an additional album just about written & will hopefully be recording that soon. There are a couple other surprises I have up my sleeve that will hopefully come to fruition in the coming months so stay tuned for that. As for the live version of the band the goal is to add a second guitarist & possibly a keyboard player. For now though I am focusing on writing & recording. 

Rambler 454 is back at PPITP! 

Rambler 454 will be back at Painseville's Party in the Park on July 17th. The format will be a little different this year. Instead of having 2 stages side by side there will be one main stage & a side stage. We will be doing 2 half hour sets on the side stage. Set 1 will be from 3:30pm-4pm & set 2 will be from 5pm-5:30pm. This is always an incredibly fun event so come on out & bring the family!

Another New Demo Added To SoundCloud & The Music Page 

I've added another home demo of a song, Change of Venue,I originally recorded with my band Block back in 1999. I've revamped the song a bit & when it ends up on the new album it will sound a bit more different but you'll still dig it. I promise!  Click the pic for the sounds...


New Demo Added To SoundCloud Page & Music Page 

Hey everyone! Just a heads up that I've added a new demo to my SoundCloud page. The song is called Friends of Mine & is part of a collection of new songs that will end up being my new album whenever I get around to recording it. You can check out the song here...
 

https://soundcloud.com/mccoymusic/friends-of-mine-with-lyrics-home-demo

If, for some reason, you can't check out the song over at SoundCloud you can find it on the Music page on this website under the "iPhone & Home Recordings" album which is at the bottom of the Music page...or by clicking here...http://mccoymusic.com/track/1022184/friends-of-mine-home-demo?feature_id=170113 Hope you enjoy the song!

New Video for Moving Day 

I finally did one of those "sit around at home & record yourself with your iPad" videos. It's on my YouTube channel which you can get to by either following the link below or clicking on the YouTube link to the right. This video is an acoustic version of Moving Day. Check it out, like it, hate it, share it, laugh at it...whatever. Hope you enjoy it!
 

https://youtu.be/L_b2L2x8OQ0


 

The Concrete Cowboy Podcast 

Hey Friends & Neighbors! My good buddy Clint Holley (AKA the Concrete Cowboy) does a podcast where he interviews Cleveland area songwriters & has them play a few songs. I had the privelage of being a part of episode 4 and am sharing it with you folks right here...
 

http://concretecowboy71.podomatic.com/entry/2016-04-18T13_25_15-07_00

Hope you folks enjoy! While you're there check out the other podcasts on his website. There's some really great stuff from some really great folks! Really!

Octopurrfest (Fundraiser for Community Cats Project)

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Lithuanian-American Citizens Club, 877 E.185th St., Cleveland, OH 44119

Fundraiser for Community Cats Project which traps feral cats, has them "fixed" then releases them. I'll be playing from 7pm-10pm. There will be a Chinese Raffle, 50/50, Silent Auction, great food & drinks and groovy people to hang out with. Ticket information coming soon.

Dan McCoy - St. Patrick's Day Celebration

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Mullarkey's Irish Pub, 4110 Erie St., Willoughby, OH 44094

Playing a mix of originals, covers & Irish classics (both drinking & non-drinking varieties)! 2 sets (10am-1pm & 6pm-10pm) with a band, Mad Macs, in between.

Free Age limit: 21+ or w/adult