MP3 Dan Gediman - I'm Trying
A soulful, rootsy gumbo of rock, blues, country and folk that has invited comparisons to Steve Earle, John Hiatt and Peter Case.
11 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Americana, FOLK: Modern Folk
This Louisville-based singer-songwriter is perhaps better known as a public radio producer, having contributed award-winning pieces to such programs as All Things Considered, Morning Edition, This American Life and Fresh Air. Dan''s best known piece is a profile of his brother Alex, a professional Tom Jones impersonator, that has quickly become a public radio classic (examples of his radio work can be found on his web site at https://www.tradebit.com).
During his 15 year radio career, Dan has won many of public broadcasting''s most prestigious awards for programs such as "Breaking The Cycle: How Do We Stop Child Abuse" and "Beth''s Village: A Portrait of Multiple Personality Disorder," but through it all, his true love has remained music.
As a singer, songwriter and band-leader, Dan has been active in both the Dayton and Louisville music scenes since emigrating from the Boston area to go to college. His most recent CD, "I Began To Fall", has recently been released on ear X-tacy Records. His previous ear X-tacy album, "I''m Trying", received airplay on AAA and americana outlets around the country. Often placed into the americana or roots-rock genres by critics, Dan''s music can defy easy classification. One writer has dubbed it "bluegrass-flavored chamber rock", others have called it "folkpop."
In the wake of Dan''s success as a finalist in the Kerrville New Folk Contest (past finalists include Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith and Steve Earle), National Public Radio called on Dan to wear both his radio and music hats simultaneously by covering the festival for their weekend newsmagazine program "Anthem." Dan''s music has also been featured on two other public radio programs, "Fresh Air" and "This American Life," as part of feature stories about Dan''s near-miss career as a child star. He was chosen for the first cast of public TV''s hit children''s series "Zoom," but then let go and replaced with a female performer.
Dan has shared the stage with several notable acts including Patty Griffin, James McMurtry, Dan Bern, Alex Chilton, The Connells, and Blue Rodeo. He was also a finalist in the Napa Valley Music Festival''s Emerging Songwriter Showcase. His previous albums have included "Out Of The Darkness" (duets with Peter Searcy, former lead singer for Squirrel Bait) and "Something Big".
Dan is also a print journalist whose work has been featured in several publications.
"A topnotch debut...Who is this guy and where has he been?...Dude, take a bow (3 stars)"
Sid Griffin, MOJO Magazine
"Wonderful music-tight, melodic, beautifully layered...brimming with emotion and hard-earned wisdom." Jeffrey Lee Puckett, Louisville Courier-Journal
"Dan Gediman has always succeeded with sincerity, writing songs that share his innermost emotions and let the listener get to know him line by line."
Kevin Gibson, LEO Weekly
"One of the best songwriters. Gediman''s style defies any pigeonholing...a testament to both his versatility and his sincere songwriting."
Kory Wilcoxson, Louisville Music News