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Dan May

Philadelphia, PA | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | INDIE

Philadelphia, PA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2006
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05
Dan May @ The Locks at Sona

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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"Reviews of "Dying Breed""


The Philadelphia Inquirer's Year In Music just named Dan's CD "Dying Breed" Best in Country/Roots for 2011!

Reviews of Dan's new CD, "Dying Breed" have appeared in newspapers and magazines coast to coast, and here's what they're saying:

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: "exceptionally well-crafted and well-written...full of insistently catchy, emotionally substantial songs"

SACRAMENTO BEE: "A master storyteller"

BELLINGHAM (WA) HERALD: "Though he's been in pop music barely five years, the late bloomer has already compiled an impressive body of work."

COLLEGE TIMES, TEMPE (AZ) : " May delivers songs that, for all their literary grace are accessable and unaffected."

FORT WAYNE (IN) JOURNAL GAZETTE: "Dying Breed" displays all the striking qualities that marked May's earlier sets.

PULSE MAGAZINE, CEDAR FALLS (IA) COURIER : "May engages the listeners with numbers tender and loving as well as sly and cutting."

GRAND FORKS (ND) HERALD: "He can pack quite a bluesy punch when he wants to."

CALIFORNIA CHRONICLE: "The only non-original is Springsteen's "Thunder Road" and it speaks to May's exceptional talents that he can make the Boss's monumental anthem seem a part of his own work." - National Press


"Bruce Ranes - Program Director of the Sellersville Theater"

"Artistically, he's exceptional. "He's as good as any of the best national talent we've had here." - Philadelphia Inquirer


"Nick Cristiano"

"The Long Road Home is the latest of his three exceptionally well-crafted and well-written albums of pop music with often rootsy colorings, from mandolin to dobro and fiddle. They're full of insistently catchy, emotionally substantial songs that in another day could have been massive radio hits rather than being limited to the Americana charts." - Philadelphia Inquirer


"FROM AIRFORCE TO OPERA TO SINGER SONGWRITER"

NICK CRISTIANO OF THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - "May's deep, slightly husky voice, reminiscent of Gordon Lightfoot and Richard Thompson, hints at the bass he once was in opera, but with his own music he never aims for any kind of operatic, or even Orbisonesque, grandeur. The Long Road Home is the latest of his three exceptionally well-crafted and well-written albums of pop music with often rootsy colorings, from mandolin to dobro and fiddle. They're full of insistently catchy, emotionally substantial songs that in another day could have been massive radio hits rather than being limited to the Americana charts. The Long Road Home is the latest of his three exceptionally well-crafted and well-written albums of pop music with often rootsy colorings, from mandolin to dobro and fiddle. They're full of insistently catchy, emotionally substantial songs that in another day could have been massive radio hits rather than being limited to the Americana charts." - Philadelphia Inquirer


"FROM AIR FORCE TO OPERA TO SINGER SONGWRITER"

BRUCE RANES, PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF THE SELLERSVILLE THEATER, SELLERSVILLE, PA.- "Artistically, he's exceptional. He's as good as any of the best national talent we've had here." - Philadelphia Inquirer


"Long Road Home CD Review"

"The Long Road Home is substantial work, with haunting, heartfelt tunes and resonant vocals in the tradition of deep pocket singers like Gordon Lightfoot and Randy Travis." - Jonathan Takiff - Philadelphia Daily News

- Philadelphia Daily News


"WXPN Helen Leicht"

"With his new record, The Long Road Home, there is no question that Dan May is at his very best." - Helen Leicht - WXPN - Philadelphia

- WXPN


Discography

For full Discography, go to:  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/danmay

Also on Pandora, Itunes and Spotify


2011 - "Dying Breed

"Paradise" WXPN "Pick Of The Day"

2008 - "The Long Road Home"

*Ponder In Wonder - WXPN "Pick of The Day"

2007 - "Fate Said Nevermind"

* Title track selected as "pick of the day" on WXPN within a week of the albums' release.
* "Sister Rain" from FSNM has received international airplay, including Irish National Radio

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2006 - "Roots And Wings"

* Limited Edition EP, featuring new material from the then-not-yet-released "Fate SaidNever Mind" album, songs from his debut, and three songs not featured on any other release: "Still", "The Gift", and "Back To You", which was played at the travelling Vietnam Veterans Memorial ceremony in Washington, DC - in addition to being featured on www.americasupportsyou.com.

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2005 - "Once Was Red"

* Dan's brilliant debut album, featuring the single "Lights Out In Tupelo".
* Received extensive independent airplay - has sold almost 4,000 copies to date.

Audio samples from each album can be heard on Dan's myspace/broadjam sites, as well as on CDBaby.com, where they can be purchased.

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Bio

Dan May is one of a rare breed of singer-songwriters that has made the successful transition from classical to popular music.  After a 12-year career that saw him singing roles with opera companies across the US and Canada, he began writing and performing his own songs in 2005, which has resulted in six critically-acclaimed albums, including “Dying Breed,” which made the The Philadelphia Inquirer’s list of “Top Ten Albums of 2011.”

May’s music has appeared on radio, in television and film, as well as orchestral performances and his warm baritone and folk-pop songs with their rootsy embellishments “brim with hooks and heart as well as intelligence and grace” With six-critically-acclaimed albums and a dynamic live shows, his music been embraced by live audiences from coast to coast.  

And here’s what they’re saying: 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: "exceptionally well-crafted and well-written...full of insistently catchy, emotionally substantial songs"

SACRAMENTO BEE:   "A master storyteller"

COLLEGE TIMES, TEMPE (AZ) : " May delivers songs that, for all their literary grace are accessible and unaffected."

FORT WAYNE (IN) JOURNAL GAZETTE:  "Dying Breed" displays all the striking qualities that marked May's earlier sets.

PULSE MAGAZINE, CEDAR FALLS (IA) COURIER : "May engages the listeners with numbers tender and loving as well as sly and cutting."

GRAND FORKS (ND) HERALD: "He can pack quite a bluesy punch when he wants to."

CALIFORNIA CHRONICLE: "The only non-original is Springsteen's "Thunder Road" and it speaks to May's exceptional talents that he can make the Boss's monumental anthem seem a part of his own work."

SING OUT! MAGAZINE: "Dying Breed is beautifully assembled.  Dan's compassion and empathy make the songs vivid.  Very rewarding, warm album."

BELLINGHAM (WA) HERALD: "Though he's been in pop music barely five years, the late bloomer has already compiled an impressive body of work."