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Review of the song Introductions 

Jon Wright of radioairplay.com had this to say about our song Introductions...


Overall Impression: 
Danny McCoy artfully implements soulful Rock energies in a sonic exploration of new interactions with his original song, Introductions!  Lyrically capturing the thrill of hopeful possibility that motivates so many of us to venture out into the weekend social scene, McCoy's Roots Rock sound brings the essence of the experience to full life, with passionate vocals and bright sax work making Introductions an engaging and surprisingly reflective track! 

Strongest Point(s): 
The totality of McCoy's sound hearkens back to other legends of the Roots Rock sound, masterfully blending the bold and bright energies of the style with a realistic tone of awareness.  Lyrically, Introductions nails the ethos of the bar scene - from the narrator's perspective of seeking a connection to the reflection upon various categories and characteristics of the humans present. Well-mixed and written from a place of experience and enthusiasm and clever observation, Introductions is and instant classic! 

Target Audience Appeal: 
Any person with experience in the wilds of social scenes will resonate deeply with Danny McCoy's lyrical wit while the tone and style of Introductions stands to connect with fans of that fully classic, deeply engaging Roots Rock sound - making the track a great candidate for pre-game playlists and live dive venues alike! - Jon W. 

Artist target suggestions: 
Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Bob Seger, Tom Petty, Meat Loaf, Billy Joel, Van Morrison, Uncle Tupelo, Rod Stewart, Joe Walsh, Steve Earle, Drive-By Truckers, Blue Mountain, Patterson Hood, Counting Crows 

About the Reviewer: 

Jon Wright is a trained multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and music educator with nearly twenty years of experience in the field. Working with musicians and their individual sounds is his passion and profession, and he strives to interact with and understand every aspect of the production process - from theory and songwriting to recording and mastering. He continues to teach students of all ages and is currently collaborating with artists in a wide variety of genres.

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Release Date for Every Crowded Street 

The projected drop date for the new album, Every Crowded Street, is June 26. That will be subject to change but the 26th is the target. CD, digital & streaming versions will be available. 


Mullarkey's Workers Relief Fund 

Mullarkey's Irish Pub in downtown Willoughby, OH has been my "home base" for music the last 17 or 18 years. Like a lot of people the owners & workers were hit very hard financially when the state of Ohio was shut down. PPP funds are currently unavailable so in an effort to help those that have helped me over the years I will be doing a Facebook live stream fundraiser on Saturday, May 9 at 7pm. Send me a friend request on Facebook or like my page (Dan McCoy-Singer/Songwriter) to tune in. A GoFundMe page has been set up so if you'd like to donate you can do so by following the link below. Thank you in advance!




2 New Short Videos 

On 1.12.20 I played a mini-set at the Harriet Tubman Movement benefit concert in Willoughby Hills, OH. A couple short videos were taken & are available below. Enjoy!



Special Songwriter's Show in Pittsburgh 

I'm traveling back to my home away from home, Pittsburgh, PA, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 to participate in a songwriter's showcase at the Speakeasy above NOLA in Market Square. If you'll be in the area that night come on down & check out the songs and stories behind some of them. I'm on from 7:15pm-8:15pm. Also on the bill is the very talented Sophia Blake. She is on at 6:15pm.