Dan Korn Dustbowl EP review by Ashley L. Pieciak
2. Song For Syd
3. Like A Dove
4. Lost Love Shanty
While listening you experience that joy that comes from finding “that” artist. It’s like slipping into something comfortable and sitting on the front porch with a whiskey and a smoke on a perfect summer day. Toe tapping, smile inducing, smooth as silk, Dan Korn is definitely a keeper. With vocals that are reminiscent of The Beatles and music of jazz greats intertwined with a little Dylan-esq folk it’s a clever arrangement.
Singing is one thing but, his lyrics are astounding as well. It’s not easy to write a meaningful song. Writing down some gibberish that rhymes and slapping a melody behind it doesn’t make a song and this is something that he has successfully avoided. Dan Korn is an oddity, and that’s a good thing. It’s rare that you’ll stumble on an artist who can play an instrument, sing, AND write really great lyrics. The trifecta is impressive and intriguing. This concept is something that many don’t understand. Those that get it see someone who they know is going to deliver a knock out performance every time. When a singer gets to sing their own songs is a powerful thing knowing that this is YOURS and yours alone and that no one can take it away from you.
Each song on this EP has a different feel. You think you’ve got it figured out and then he throws another curveball. Dan Korn will appeal to all listeners because he has an eclectic style that just keeps on giving. His voice is haunting and it pulls you in, you listen and then a couple hours later you’re pulling it up to listen again. I cannot wait to see what else he has in store.
I did get a chance to read a little more about Dan after listening to the EP and what I learned made me love his music even more. He’s a very humble man, grateful for the opportunity to do what he loves. He knows that in order to make it sometimes you have to depend on the talents of others and is not afraid to be open to, well, everything. He gives you a great perspective on what music should really be about: playing because you love to play and that everything else is purely a bonus.
∞ Ashley L. Pieciak ∞
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