Dan Rio
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Dan Rio

Levittown, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | INDIE

Levittown, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2000
Solo Pop Adult Contemporary




"Dan Rio-From The Heart"

Dan Rio is a perfect balance of singer/songwriter and guitar player. With his album "From The Heart", this is clearly evident through his thoughtful lyrics and spectacular guitar solos. Rio’s soulful voice and instrumental talents give rise to a plethora of emotions with music that really touches you on a personal level.

First and foremost, Dan Rio is a great songwriter. And with influences like James Taylor and Eric Clapton, you’d expect nothing less. Listen to the Rain is a great demonstration of Rio’s talents as a singer and songwriter with descriptive imagery and ambient vocals that will capture your attention and leave you dumbfounded.

Dan’s skills at singing and composing are only part of what makes this album great. Tucked in cleverly throughout the CD, you’ll find great lead guitar solos that rival Clapton at his best.

One track that sticks out in particular is the title track, Listen to the Rain. This is a killer song to say the least. This is the kind of song that you’d hear overplayed on the radio and not mind because it never gets old.

For fans of all genres, check out Dan Rio’s "From The Heart". Rio has proven, with this album, that he is a force to be reckoned with in the world of contemporary soft rock.

4.5 stars out of 5

You can learn more about Dan Rio at www.danriomusic.com
Posted by JB Swift at 12:32 PM - Swift Reviews

"Try a Little Love"

" Try A Little Love" is a solid pop song with a great feel from a performer at the top of his craft.
Should do well at radio"
Dave Hoeffel VP Executive Director Friday Morning Quaterback - Friday Morning Quaterback

"FRom The Heart"

" Dan Rio's new CD "From The Heart " shows off his great voice which exudes the emotion
that will connect with your female listeners".
Charlie Maxx Associate Director Friday Morning Quaterback. - Friday Morning Quaterback

"From The Heart"

A combination of urban Pop and a dose of the blues. His vocals bleed for you. Check him out!
Dave Uosikkinen MP3.COM Featured Song Editor. - MP3.com

"From The Heart"

Dan Rio represents the best of the old in a crisp new light.
Dan's slick presentations and heartfelt songs will satisfy the musical needs of a wide range of listeners.
Look for Dan's precision guitar and soulful voice to insnare a devoted legion of music enthusiast,
and propel him to a level of national recognition!
Allen Foster Editor, Publisher, Songwriters Monthly. - Songwriters Monthly

"Changes In The Music Industry Equals Opportunity For Unsigned Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist Dan Rio ,"

Philadelphia, Pa (PRWEB) September 9, 2009 -- After many years of knocking down doors, hitting the road playing the circuit and several high profile music recording projects hoping for a major label record deal, opportunity has finally arrived for singer, songwriter, guitarist Dan Rio.

With the music industry having undergone many changes since the arrival of digital distribution the time seemed just right for the release of Dan Rio's new album "Listen To The Rain".

Media outlets, newspapers like the New York Times aren't sure how to talk about what's going on. The best selling music downloads chart in the Monday June 29th New York Times business section shows Drake a Tunecore artist, charting at # 4 between (Sean Kingston and Lady Gaga). Tunecore is a music and delivery distribution service. What this means for the unsigned artist is that he can now possibly compete with many artist on Billboards top 40 charts.

Dan having worked with national recording artist on various recording projects such as Clarence Clemons, Billy Squire, Duke Williams and The Extremes and the James Montgomery Band is just glad that he will not have to depend on a major label to promote his new record.

The album is scheduled for digital release September 16, 2009 and was produced by Buddy Turner and James Avery for Starpower Entertainment and recorded at the legendary Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia Pa on Dan's current label Figleaf Records. The record will be available digitally at www.itunes.com , Napster, Rhapsody, MusicNet, Groupie Tunes, www.Lala.com , Shockhound, Amie Street and can be heard at www.uplaya.com and www.jango.com and just about anywhere you can find music online.

Says Dan "I have all the confidence in the world that my current label Figleaf Records will do everything they can to get my music to the public'. Figleaf Records is headed by Dan's life long friend Bob Figlo.

Dan also says "Bob even went as far as hunting down Frank Dileo I mean Michael Jackson's manager just so he could ask him if he would listen to my music and see if he would give his opinion. Bob who was my manager before we recorded "Listen To The Rain" was working his day job in Newtown Bucks County Pa, as a car salesman. Bob finds out that Frank Dileo lives not far from the dealership and frequents a local pizzeria and proceeds to go there every night until Frank shows up. After finally meeting and making friends Frank promises to listen to my music. About a month later, with Bob on the Frank Dileo watch Bob and Frank meet again. Frank must have liked what he heard at least enough to give Bob a contact at Capital Records and he even autographed a copy of the best selling book "Hit Men" that he was featured in as one of the most important men in the record business.

After another near miss Dan is hoping opportunity won't pass him by again!

For more information about this artist please visit:




"From The Heart"
jango.com,lastfm available at these locations:iTunes U.S. iTunes Australia/N.Z. iTunes Canada iTunes UK/European Union iTunes Japan Rhapsody Napster eMusic IMVU Amazon MP3 Lala Shockhound Amie Street LimeWire Store Nokia



Who is Dan Rio? Singer, Songwriter guitar player extraordinaire. His wide variety of styles and his philosophical writings lend itself to make you want to hear more. His vocals evoke emotion. Diversity and talent show through as a performing artist fronting the band or working with national artist on various recording projects such as Clarence Clemens, Billy Squire Band, Duke Williams and The Extremes and The James Montgomery Band. Although several influences can be heard throughout Dan Rio's " From The Heart " the Track " Listen To The Rain " "Really Stands out and hits you between the ears". His current and first album for Figtree Productions was produced at the legendary Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, Pa. Dan can also be heard doing lead vocals on the title track on Kingfish's album "Sundown on the Forrest" on Phoenix Records. Unfortunately Dan was tragically murdered in a home invasion in 2011!

Music style:
Pop, Hot AC
Musical influences:
Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Jeff Beck, Motown,Soul,Blues, Rock
Similar Artists:
Eric Clapton meets Robert Palmer,Marc Cohen
Dan Rio all acoustic, electric ,dobro guitars lead and backround vocals
Listen To The Rain 2009

Additional info:
produced by Starpower Entertainment Inc.
distributed by TuneCore.com
contact Bob Figlo

Figlo Music Publishing LLC BMI
Levittown, PA USA