bio

Australian songwriter Dan Challis shares his story through unfiltered moments; exploring the light, the shade, and the roughness of being to the rustic sounds of classic folk. Rich with punchy, understated folk hooks and see-sawing textures of old-time country, his songs have a vulnerability and rawness that hit right where they need to. It is what earned him local airplay on country radio in his hometown of Brisbane; as well as a small but mighty following in the dive-bars across New York City and the honky tonks of Austin, Texas, where he spent some time back in 2015/16. These days, Dan calls Vancouver Island in Western Canada home; a place that has inspired a creative resurgence in his trade as a songwriter.

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