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.


We're Going to the Dogs (& other fur ball friends)! 

I'm stoked to announce that we (Dan McCoy & the Standing 8s) will be playing the 6th annual Lake Humane Society Rescue Rock Off! This event has emerged over the past few years as one of the premiere events the shelter puts on & we're planning on it being another stellar show. All the bands that played last year will be returning so if you missed it in '15 you can catch a reprise this year. Sunday, March 6 is the date with the action kicking off at noon & ending at 5pm. Tickets are $20 pre-sale or $25 at the door with all the proceeds going to the shelter. There will be raffles & food & MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC! Something for everyone! The bands donating their time & talent this year are Horsefeathers, Dan McCoy & the Standing 8s, The Shizz, Route 86 & Collage (in that order). As an added bonus for folks who can't make it that day but would like to donate we will have a pledge page set up soon. Details for the show can be found here...


Hope to see y'all there!


Welcome to 2016 

Howdy all! Happy New Year & all that good stuff. It's looking like I will be releasing SOMETHING this year! Yes, I COULD be more vague but I won't. I have a slew of songs that I've been working on over the past year or so & have enough for 2 full albums with lots of leftovers ready to go for a couple more. At the very least I plan on getting a single out & about for your listening pleasure. In the meantime I give you this link to my set from last night (January 13) at the 10x3 Songwriter's Showcase held at Brother's Lounge in Lakewood, Ohio. Enjoy & git yourselves to a show soon!


Thank You, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year... 

I just want to give a quick THANK YOU to everyone that came out to the shows this year, bought/downloaded the music & supported the bands & I. It is greatly appreciated & I think you folks are fantastic folks! New music will be here in 2016 as I have a slew of songs I'm in the process of writing. Have a safe & fun holiday season & I will see y'all in the new year.

New Gigs & New Songs 

Hey All! I've been away from this site for way too long & I apologize for that. I've added some new shows/venues & will be adding some more MP3s soon as well. Be sure to check out the "Shows" page for the gigs & I'll post again when the new music is up.

Hear the WJCU/NEORocks Interview & See The FOX8 Performances 

In case you didn't (or didn't want to) tune in on March 16 for the WJCU NEORocks interview (Thank you Jason Meyers​ & Eric Simna​) I did promoting the Rambler 454 show you can do so here...http://www.neorocks.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/2015-03-16_Rambler454.mp3. You can also check out our performances from FOX8 News in the Morning from March 20 here...http://fox8.com/2015/03/20/fox-8-jukebox-rambler-454/

I'm Going For A Ride...A LONG Ride 

Now that I'm done bugging you about all the shows I had last week, I want to let you know about a little adventure I'll be embarking on in July. It's a bike (bicycle, not motorized) ride to raise money for cancer research. It's called Velosano (velosano.org) & is sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic. I respect everyone's opinion about the Clinic, good or bad, and for those that don't think favorably about the organization I ask that you refrain from any negative comments. If this ride were held by UH I would still do it because I believe in the cause which is to help raise money for cancer research & beat this thing! Yes, I am asking for donations! I have a page set up where you can contribute. There are a few different rides & I have decided to do the 50 mile course (which apparently has a lot of hills). If you would like to donate you can do so here...http://ccf.convio.net/site/TR?px=2956982&fr_id=1550&pg=personal My goal is $1000 & any amount, no matter how small or large, is GREATLY appreciated! I'm sure we all know somone who has been touched by cancer in some form whether it be a family member or friend. I know plenty of people that have fought & beaten it while I also know many that have not. I'm just trying to do what I can to help everyone beat it. Thank you for taking the time to read this long winded, inarticulate mess of words and thank you in advance for any contributions you folks may make!

Rambler 454 Album Release Party Is Just Days Away! 

I don't know about you folks but I'm pretty damn excited about the release party show on Friday! Teasebox, Lords of the Highway & Rambler 454 is the makings of a ridiculously fun night of roots, rock & mayhem. Information for the show can be found in the "Shows" section of the website here. If you haven't picked up our new album, Wire & Wood, you can do that on this website as well. If you live in the Cleveland area be sure to check out FOX 8 News in the Morning on Friday the 20th between 7:45AM-9AM as we will be throwing down some live tunes. Hope to see you all very soon!

Rescue Rock Off = Success! 

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that came out Sunday, March 8 for the Lake Humane Society's Rescue Rock Off! This was our most successful year to date with almost 450 people & over $12,000 raised! I thank LHS for having faith in me to put together the lineup & run the stage &, from the bottom of my heart, I thank the bands (Horsefeathers, Standing 8s, The Shizz, Route 86 & Collage) for donating their time, Alan the sound guy, Willoughby Brewing Company staff, and the wives & boyfriend (Samantha's) for letting your fellas (& woman) jam! Looking forward to next year's event! A special thank you to Eric Hanson for shooting photos & this here video...http://youtu.be/B7Nc7qQFRl4

Dan & the 8s Will Be Back at Lake Humane Rescue Rock Off 

That's right, the Standing 8s & I will be back at the Lake Humane Society's Rescue Rock Off benefit on Sunday, March 8! We will be on at 1PM but you do NOT want to miss any of the 5 bands that are on this bill! In order of appearance...Horsefeathers, Dan McCoy & The Standing 8s, The Shizz, Route 86, Collage. This is a family friendly event & all proceeds go to the Lake County Humane Society so please spread the word & bring as many people as possible! Our furry friends need our help! Information on the event can be found here...http://lakehumane.org/rescuerockoff.html.