NEW CD OFFICIAL RELEASE AND PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER REVIEW 

 
AND...IT'S OFFICIAL- The new CD "Beacon" is now available on iTunes and at CDBaby.com in both the hard copy and download version. And thanks to those of you who've already ordered it, much appreciated. And if you haven't read the Philadelphia Inquirer review of the CD from last week, here it is:  


http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20140105_New_CDs__Stephen_Malkmus__Lil_B__and_Dan_May.html#fxqe0dWx36isRJZF.99

DAN FEATURED IN NEW BOOK BY AUTHOR MICHAEL MORSCH 

Dan will be featured in a chapter of author Michael Morsch's new book, "Dancing In My Underwear," and will be playing an acoustic set as part of the book release/signing party.  Morsch's new book is a autobiograpphical account of his life and the musical soundtrack to that story.  It includes excerpts from interviews with members of the Beach Boys, the Association, Three Dog Night, Hall and Oates, America and many others, and includes a chapter on Dan.  The evening includes cocktails and hors d'ouvres and an acoustic musical set featuring songs from artists in the book as well as Dan's original music.  Check the SHOWS section for details.

DAN AND THE BAND ON THE WEST COAST! 

Dan and the band will be making their West Coast debut this summer at the Cowboys and Cornbread Festival in Camino, California, July 21.  The outdoor festival features and all-day chili cook-off, a harmonica, violin and yodeling competition and much more.  Dan and the band will be headlining the event with special guest Elise Dadourian.  An opportunity for Dan's West Coast fans to hear the band live.  For information, call Jody Franklin at:  800-457-6279 or 530-621-5885.

DAN OPENING FOR JIM MESSINA 

Dan and the band will be opening for the legendary singer songwriter Jim Messina of Loggins and Messina, Buffalo Springfield and Poco fame.  Saturday, March 10 at the Sellersville Theater.  For tickets go to: http://www.st94.com/calendar/pages/calendar.aspx

Showtime 8 pm.

DAN'S SONG ON "DR. G: MEDICAL EXAMINER 

And for those of you who like to listen to Dan's music while you watch an autopsy, tune in to the Discovery Fit & Health Channel at 10 pm on Sunday, Feb. 5.  Dan's song, "The Gift" will be used in the episode titled "Body Burn" (kinda speaks for itself)  Tune in, it's gonna be hot! (literally)  It will also be airing throughout the season, so keep an eye out for it!

"DYING BREED" BEST OF 2011 

The Philadelphia Inquirer released it's "Year In Music 2011" edition in late December, and Dan's "Dying Breed"  CD was listed as one of the Top Ten albums of the year by music critic Nick Cristiano.  Great news and well deserved!  If you don't have a copy of Dying Breed, it's available in hard copy from CDBaby.com or at iTunes, Amazon.com and other online music vendors.  Get one today!

THE VERDICT IS IN... 

Reviews of Dan's new CD, "Dying Breed" have appeared in newspapers and magazines coast to coast, and here's what they're saying:


PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: "exceptionally well-crafted and well-written...full of insistently catchy, emotionally substantial songs"

SACRAMENTO BEE:   "A master storyteller"

BELLINGHAM (WA) HERALD: "Though he's been in pop music barely five years, the late bloomer has already compiled an impressive body of work."

COLLEGE TIMES, TEMPE (AZ) : " May delivers songs that, for all their literary grace are accessable and unaffected."

FORT WAYNE (IN) JOURNAL GAZETTE:  "Dying Breed" displays all the striking qualities that marked May's earlier sets.

PULSE MAGAZINE, CEDAR FALLS (IA) COURIER : "May engages the listeners with numbers tender and loving as well as sly and cutting."

GRAND FORKS (ND) HERALD: "He can pack quite a bluesy punch when he wants to."

CALIFORNIA CHRONICLE: "The only non-original is Springsteen's "Thunder Road" and it speaks to May's exceptional talents that he can make the Boss's monumental anthem seem a part of his own work."

SING OUT! MAGAZINE: "Dying Breed is beautifully assembled.  Dan's compassion and empathy make the songs vivid.  Very rewarding, warm album."

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