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DAN O’BRYANT

vocals. harp. songwriting.

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ABOUT DAN

Dan O’Bryant,  a vocalist, harp player, songwriter and DJ, founded The RoadDogz blues band in 1993 in southern California with bassist Rocky Allen. The RoadDogz have had the privilege of opening for such acts as Jeff Healey, John Mayal, Robben Ford, James Harman, and Canned Heat.

As a DJ, Dan Co-hosted a Nationally Syndicated Radio Show with LA DJ Geno Michellini called “That’s The Blues” as well as Co-host with (Jonathan Oogie Richards) of “Mighty Mouth Blues” on NWCZradio.com and “The Blueshouse” on KSER” . 

As a songwriter Danny (with co-writer Jim Berualthas had songs placed in the soap opera “One Life To Live”, an NBC series “Surface”, and the Showtime series “Weeds”.

In 2014 Dan teamed up with Raphael Tranquilino (Raphael Tranquilino Band) to record “The Flat Hat Sessions” followed by a tour by the Blues duo of the Pacific Northwest as well as placing in the semi-finals at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.  

His earliest influence was hearing the Ray Charles record “Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music” at four years old and the first harmonica player he remembers was Alvin from the Chipmunks. But it was the 1971 release of “Hooker ‘n Heat” that got Danny stung out on the blues. The Canned Heat brought John Lee Hooker in the studio and just let him play; Alan Wilson joined on harp and it was magic. 

Dan currently resides in Friday Harbour Washington.

 

PROJECTS

Duke & Mojo Nation

D.A.M.N. – Duke and Mojo Nation. Rocking events, festivals and bars in the Pacific Northwest (and more recently Missisippi) Featuring: Dan, Julie Duke, Steve Thorpe, Steve Cutting, Steve Hopkins, and Thomas Sandstrom

Flat Hat Sessions

Dan O’Bryant and Raphael Tranquilino Blues Duo! Toured the Pacific Northwest as well as placing in the semi-finals at the International Blues Challenge 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee

Mighty Mouth Blues on NWCZ

Co-host of “Mighty Mouth Blues with Jonathan “Oogie” Richards on NWCZ Radio Tacoma, Washington”

The Blueshouse on KSER 90.7FM

Co-host of “The Blueshouse” with Jonathan “Oogie” Richards of on KSER 90.7FM Everett, Washington

The Road Dogz (Washington)

Quick word about The Road Dogz. Maybe a second sentance followed by a link!

“That’s the Blues” w/Geno Michellini

Co-host of “That’s the Blues” with Geno Michellini. A two hour weekly syndicated blues show on 52 stations nationwide.

The Road Dogz (Southern California)

Dan O’Bryant and Rocky Allen in the original Road Dogz

LIVE

Freedom Fest – Ebey Island

“Big Boss Man”

Rafael Tranquillino- guitar, Mike Papabax Baxter-organ, Sweet Danny Ray – Harmonica and vocals, Robert Baker- bass, Jens Gunnoe on the drums..

Freedom Fest – Ebey Island

“I Believe I’ve got the Blues”

“I Believe I’ve Got the Blues” (Dan O’Bryant) 2017 EBEY ISLAND FREEDOM FEST Rafael Tranquilino Band

Freedom Fest – Ebey Island

The Scratch

The Scratch (Baby, Scratch My Back~Slim Harpo” 2017 EBEY ISLAND FREEDOM FEST Rafael Tranquilino Band w/Sweet Danny Ray

Freedom Fest – Ebey Island

“That’s the Blues”

Rafael Tranquillino- guitar, Mike Papabax Baxter-organ, Sweet Danny Ray – Harmonica and vocals, Robert Baker- bass, Jens Gunnoe on the drums..

IBC Semifinals

“The Promised Land”

Blues Duo Dan O’Bryant and Rafael Tranquilino at the IBC Semifinals, Washington Blues Society – at H20 in Anacortes Washington.

Club 152 – Memphis, TN

“The Promised Land

Blues Duo Dan O’Bryant and Rafael Tranquilino perform live at Club 152 in Memphis TN.

2010 MS Walk, Seattle WA

”I Got The Blue About You Baby”

Dan Performs with the Road Dogz (WA) at the 2010 MS Walk at Husky Stadium in Seattle.

B.B. King’s,  Hollywood CA

”Let Me Love You Baby”

Dan performs with the Road Dogz (CA) at B.B. King’s Blues Club in Hollywood, CA 1999

B.B. King’s, Hollywood, CA

“Next To You”

Dan performs with the Road Dogz (CA) at B.B. King’s Blues Club in Hollywood, CA 1999

Charity Event – Anaheim, CA

“For What Its Worth”

The Road Dogz (CA) perform at a Charity Benefit in Anaheim CA.

RECORDINGS

“Best Could Happen Yet – EP”

Released Jan 11, 2020. Four original songs. Coming soon to streaming. Purchase now on CD Baby.

“Flat Hat Sessions”

In 2014 Dan teamed up with Raphael Tranquilino (Raphael Tranquilino Band) to record the “Flat Hat Sessions”.

“Hand On My Heart”

A protest song for 2018.

Duke & Mojo Nation

Best Could Happen Yet - LIVE

by Dan O’Bryant | Performed by Duke & Mojo Nation

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