Playing music since the age of 4, Dan and his guitar become one onstage. Growing up in New Mexico, Dan started playing with a local band, playing at weddings, fiestas and the local clubs. Dan moved to Alaska in the early 80's and has called it home ever since. A guitar virtuoso, his musical roots are evident in his smooth country style with spicy rock and latin flavors. In 2004 Dan won the Nashville Palace Country Music contest at Anchorage City Fair and got to play onstage at the Nashville Palace, a thrill that inspired him to make playing and writing his full time endeavor.