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.


Boston Recording Dates Confirmed 

After many setbacks, postponements, etc., dates have finally been set for me to head to Plaid Dog Recording in Boston to put my parts down for the new EP. I'll be out yonder July 29-Aug.1. Happy to keep this project moving along. :)

Headed Back to Pittsburgh! 

I'll be playing Caesar's Alehouse in Pittsburgh on Saturday, May 21 from 4pm-4:30pm as part of the Millvale Music Festival. If you'll be in the area stop by & say hi.


New Dates for 2022 & Recording Update 

New dates for 2022 are now up on the "Shows" page. I'll be adding more as the bookings continue. There are some 8s gigs, a Rambler gig as well as solo & trio shows lined up throughout the year. 


Pre-Production for the new album was completed a few weeks back. Initial recording starts on Feb. 4. with the bass & drum tracks being laid down in Boston while I will do some remote recording from my place. More updates will follow as the sessions mover ahead. 

Hope everyone had a great holiday season & 2022 is a great one for all of y'all!


Dan & 2/8s Play Petty 

Our monthly residency at Spirits in Willoughby will be extra special in November. On the 12th we'll be doing a whole night of Tom Petty songs! We'll be throwing down tons of hits, forgotten gems & deep cuts. Should be a blast! Get there early to claim your spot as seating will be limited.

Illustration by Kim Kennedy. 

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.






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.