Nashville-based, Country-Folk artist, Dan O’Rourke, was conventionally raised on the music of his parents. With the likes of Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Jim Croce, and Elton John his style most immediately reflects the music of the past. After an injury kept Dan sidelined as a child he decided he’d dive into music and never looked back.
Storytelling lies at the epicenter of his music as his down-to-earth approach so obviously reflects his passion for exploring what life has to offer, both the good and the bad. Much of his inspiration is drawn from the Southwest. He has a fond love for places like Colorado and Arizona, "not just because of how beautiful they are," he says, "but for the history of each landscape.” History breeds romanticism as the two go hand-in-hand. Tales of love, lost and found, are woven into his performances, telling a unique narrative that allows the listener to find themselves in the songs.
Capturing the beauty both in his lyrics and melodies, O’Rourke’s rich, textured, and soulful tone showcases his talent as a contemporary classic.
Bluebird Cafe - November 9th