Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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July 24, 2013

A homegrown success story

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Joe Rust said, “I spoke with my brother Richard, who’s involved with the K of C, as is Steve Greiwe. On Friday nights they offer sandwiches and sides starting (this Friday) at 6 p.m. until around 7 p.m. and includes such Indiana delicacies as grilled tenderloins, grilled chicken, etc. and sides. There is a full bar open until 10 p.m. Dan is not charging the K of C anything for his playing and will be basically working for any tips provided by patrons - very generous on Dan’s part. There is no cover charge or ticket required. So, eating and drinking is what makes this a fundraiser.”

It isn’t unusual for Dan to perform for a cause. His website states that he was awarded “The Humanitarian Award” for his work toward saving the Florida Manatee through benefit concerts to raise funds. He’s been voted “Suncoast Entertainer of the Year” many times. Dan performs at Key West and Sarasota and goes to other cities in the States and Canada. He’s a favorite at The Hogs Breath Saloon in Key West.

He’s made more than eight albums during his career. One album was recorded at Jackson Browne’s “Groovemaster” Studio in the Los Angeles area and featured backup singers Rita Coolidge, Marilyn Martin, and Timothy B. Schmidt of the Eagles. Bass player for James Taylor and Phil Collins, Leland Sklar, also performed on the album.

Other albums include a soundtrack for the PBS Documentary titled Gulf of Mexico, America’s Shining Sea, Key West Solo, Following the Path of the Moonlight, No Wake, Key West Christmas Card, Metamora to Key West with many of the songs he and Shel Silverstein wrote together.

He has performed with The Allman Brothers, Roger McGuinn, John Prine, Air Supply, The Beach Boys, Marty Robbins (He was the nicest of all the men I have met in the music business,” Dan said. ) Dan has appeared on “60 minutes in a tribute to Jimmy Buffett,”

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