Dan Charness began his performance career as a classical cellist at the age of five. However, his musical interests evolved and broadened rapidly, and at age 12 he bought his first guitar. He soon began writing his own songs, inspired by the music of the Beatles, Neil Young, and Tom Petty. In high school, Charness began performing his songs at open mikes and small venues and soon started work on his first album, All Over the Map (2006). The album was produced in a home studio but impressed audiences with its complex instrumentation and arrangements. Charness performed every part on each track: vocals, guitars, bass, drums, cello, and even mandolin and banjo. A second album, One Night Stand, released in the summer of 2008, expanded Charness’s stylistic range, and featured a single, “Summertime Delight,” that won critical acclaim from music critics and industry professionals alike. Charness promoted this album with performances at the Scullers Jazz Club (Boston, MA) and Club Passim, (Cambridge, MA) in the fall of 2008, and as an opening act for singer/songwriter Tom Rush in the summer of 2009. Charness’s unique style draws from the genres of folk, blue grass, southern rock, rock, and classical music. Charness is a graduate (2010) of Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where, as a history major, he wrote a thesis on the Beatles and the baby boomers. He has embarked on his career as a singer-songwriter and writer in New York City.
Sweet tune Dan. Nicely done. Love it. Great voice also. It's not fair. LOL.
Good guitar work. great chord changes, great melody.
review written by: Stephen Connella
Outstanding and evocative! GO WESU and YOU!! Ill be listening. Gold is on the summer's horizon.
review written by: Beth
A beautiful melody, evocative lyrics, and warm orchestration make this a wonderful song, fully deserving of the first prize honour.
review written by: Michael
Fantastic craftsmanship. Truly wonderful.
review written by: dev
It is at the end of summer.... I find myself listening to this remindful lyrical breeze of music... and hope Dan writes something for all the rest of the seasons !!!!!
review written by: Denise Baxter Yoder
A perfectly beautiful song that makes me cry
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review written by: Jeff