Welcome

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 Album/EP Crowdfunding Campaign Begins! 

Today is launch day for a crowdfunding campaign for my new album. The plan is to get to Plaid Dog Studio in Boston to record a new 4 song EP. To cover the cost of everything I'm asking for help from my friends, family & #dansfans everywhere. I have a bunch of cool perks available including a custom t-shirt, deluxe CD version, personal video performances, etc. Click on the photo below & follow the link to check out the demo version of the new single, Change of Venue, as well as the promo video for the project. Thank you in advance! Cheers!

 

Donation Season 

It's getting to be that time of the year where I'll be out on my bicycle riding to raise money for a few really great causes. In addition to that I have a crowd funding opportunity on the horizon for anyone interested in helping me get another EP recorded. More on that in the not too distant future. Check out the links below if you'd like to donate to fight cancer & MS.

 

https://give.velosano.org/fundraiser/3166306

https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/DanielMcCoy

https://mssociety.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=43452

 

Change of Plan at Spirits in June 

Russell, Kevin & I are NOT playing Spirits in Willoughby on June 11. I will be playing solo that night at Beerhead in Concord. We will be making up the Spirits date on June 18. I can't change the time & date on the website. The way I have the calendar set up makes it difficult to change the one date without changing all the other Spirits dates. My apologies for any confusion. 

New Year, New Single 

Happy New Year everyone! Hope 2021 is starting off better for you than where you left off in 2020. My new single, Young As I Am Today will be available Friday, January 22, 2021 on all digital platforms. The song is a collaboration between my long time writing partner & Rambler 454 band mate Tim Brennan (no, not the guy from Dropkick Murphys). I recorded the song at the Earnest Tube in Brisol, VA with Dave Polster & Clint Holley doing the recording, mixing & mastering. I worked with Dave in the past on the Live & Alone album, Believe single, My Love single and Clint on the Journeyman album. Enjoy!

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.

Check out the song here...

https://youtu.be/Oaj2gG-ktU8

Dan McCoy & 2/8s (Kevin C. & Russell)

Bop Stop @ the Music Settlement, 2920 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

Cleveland based Love Muffin Records holds its 13th LoveMuffinPalooza concert this year. Tickets to attend in person are only $5. This event will also be livestreamed on The Music Settlement's Youtube channel at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and appreciated and can be made at www.givebutter.com/LoveMuffin

Owner Adam Rich started LoveMuffinPalooza in 2008 for bands he wanted to work with on his label Love Muffin Records. Highly influenced by the old Undercurrents music festival, the concert evolved into a multi-evening event. A raffle was started in 2010 to get some extra income for the bands. In 2011, proceeds from the raffle went to benefit the Cleveland APL. After Adam’s cousin passed from cancer that year, he was determined to find a cancer related charity for future raffles. He came across The Gathering Place, a local cancer support center with locations in Beachwood and Westlake (www.touchedbycancer.org) and has been working with them since 2012. As bands started donating their pay and sponsors were added, the raffle prizes got bigger and better. Two years ago, the entire event was officially made a fundraiser for The Gathering Place. Over the last 7 years nearly $8000 has been raised.

The raffle will consist of 25 prizes given away throughout the night!

The lineup for the BOP STOP concert on 10/2 includes:

Mallory San Marco Dan McCoy Beasts Without Biomes Laurie & Eddie From Hay Mavis Flowers Love Being Hal This Summer www.lovemuffinrecords.com

www.touchedbycancer.org

$5