Soul-folk singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dan Dyer rose to prominence in Austin, TX during the late 90s as frontman of the much heralded blues-rock outfit, Breedlove.
For his debut solo album, "...Of What Lies Beneath", (2004) Dyer headed to New York City and Miami to collaborate with veteran rock legend Lenny Kravitz, who produced and released the record on Kravitz’s own Reprise imprint label, Roxie Records.
Dyer then returned to Austin, his musical birthplace, to record and release his 2008 self–titled album, a soul-revivalist recording produced by David Boyle in an old snake-charmer church turned studio on the east side of Austin, and released by local label Fat Caddy Records. Dan Dyer was named one of the top 10 local albums of 2008 by both the Austin American Statesman and The Austin Chronicle, and climbed to the #3 R&B spot on iTunes within a week of its digital release. The Austin Chronicle called it "a blue-ribbon disc. At once joyous, creative and satisfying, Dyer channels 1970s era Hathaway and Wonder with modern panache and without a hint of mimicry."
Dyer’s voice and live performance intensity are raw and hot, yet soulful and sensitive, drawing from a wealth of classic soul, blues, folk, and R&B legends.
The audience is treated to a special brand of commotion as Dyer switches from piano to guitar, sometimes performing with a boyish grin, and other times with a perspiring concentration. Whether in an acoustic listening room playing to an intimate audience, or in front of thousands at a music festival, Dyer’s musicality and on-stage magnetism attract and maintain fans from all walks of life.
He has toured the US extensively, in support of his own releases, and alongside artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Corinne Bailey Rae, Rufus Wainwright, Laura Izibor, Ledisi, and others. He has also been invited to perform at major festivals such as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Essence Music Festival, Voodoo Music Experience, and New Orleans Jazz Fest's Annual Piano Night at the House of Blues.