Starts: 03/10/2023 @ 7:30PM|
One: Dan Larkin
Dan Larkin was born and raised in Cherry Hill, New Jersey (right outside of Philly) and moved to Statesboro from Memphis, TN in 2018. Growing up, he was exposed to many different musicians. His mom listened to many singer/songwriters such as James Taylor and Carole King whereas his father listened to mostly classic rock such as The Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Dan has been a singer since forever and sang in the church choir with his sisters. Later, he started playing guitar at age 15.
His first ever gig was with his first ever band called Mad Mardigan (which was named after Val Kilmer’s character in Willow) when he was 16. The gig was in the basement of the bass player’s grandmother’s house alongside four to five other bands.
His first ever real band, Liam and Me, got signed in 2006 with small indie label, Thrive Records. With this contract and partnership, they had the opportunity to tour the country for a few years opening up for big bands at fairly large venues. Liam and Me had one show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA where they opened for Under the Influences of Giants which they got to play for a sold out night with an audience of 3,000.
He describes the music he makes as a mix of every genre. But he prefers classic rock, some alt-country, and the singer/songwriter genre. He says that bands like Wilco, Deyarmon, Edison, and Whiskeytown as well as artists like Sturgill Simpson and Tyler Childers make up the sound he is floating around. His musical influences include Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Ray LaMontagne, James Taylor, The Beatles, Radiohead, Ryan Adams, and Tom Petty.
Outside of music, Dan attended graduate school in Memphis starting in 2010. He finished his PhD in Philosophy in 2017 there before he accepted a job as a tenure track professor in the Philosophy Department at Georgia Southern. He is still a professor at the Statesboro Campus.