Fresh From European Tour, Singer Dan Coyle Returns to Kansas City
Acclaimed Singer Songwriter Returns for a one-night engagement at Czar Bar May 11
Acclaimed singer songwriter Dan Coyle returns to Kansas City for a one-night engagement at Czar Bar Friday, May 11 at 6 p.m. This will be Coyle’s first performance in KC since returning from a successful European tour in 2011.
“It was a long, but wonderful year in Europe. I’m happy to be back in the U.S. and enjoying my 2012 U.S. tour,” the New York City-based Coyle said. “I hope everyone will come out and hear their favorites as well as a dozen or so new songs.”
Coyle will play a bill that includes Jennifer Lawless and Amy Farrand. Admission is $5. Czar Bar is located at 1531 Grand Blvd. in Kansas City.
Coyle’s American tour has included San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix, Boise and numerous other cities. In Kansas City, he previously played to thousands at KCRiverFest (twice) as well as local live music venues.
“I’m excited to be back in one of my favorite places to play in the country–I always have a great time with people I meet in KC,” he said.
Coyle has released four albums to date, including “You Linger Your Little Hour And Are Gone” and “Random Thoughts and Incomplete Sentences.” His latest album “From Prague To Paris,” was written during his European travels. It was recorded in Berlin and released worldwide in October, 2011. He has toured internationally since 2008, playing everything from small venues to concert halls to massive festivals.
Coyle said the 2011 European Tour changed his songwriting for the better.
“The European tour experience really informs my music writing and outlook on touring,” he said. “I know the types of songs I like to write now. ”
“Before I think in a way I was kind of winging it,” he said. “Now I’m crafting folk songs. I’m proud to reaffirm myself as a folk artist.”
Coyle is planning his next album–one he sees as much more focused on the album as a whole–not just a loose collection of singles that seems to dominate much of the music produced today.
“I want to produce something in the same family–thematically similar songs,” he said. “I enjoy hearing a strong tie between songs that hold together. Like a movie–you don’t watch random scenes that don’t make sense. On the other hand, it’s like reading chapters in a book–when you finish the book you think ‘Ahh, that made sense.’ I want a similar feeling with my next album.”
Coyle’s music has been described by the Red Onion News as “…refreshingly original yet uniquely familiar. Not copyright infringement familiar – more like comfy couch familiar. Dan Coyle delivers a clean melodic sound reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel but with a decidedly contemporary feel.”
“It’s an acoustic mix of Josh Ritter, Paul Simon and Jason Mraz, with some soft and hard edges to it,” Coyle said.
Coyle will play several more dates through June across the U.S. and will be heard on several national and local radio stations. Here’s Dan on TV in Phoenix, just a few weeks ago:
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