Dan Janisch is a California based songwriter and performer. His place in the scheme of modern American song is a present day verse and found melodies, but not quite fully divorced from a familiar tone of the American Folk song and Rock ‘n Roll.
If there is a reason to consider Dan Janisch’s music it might be to derail the ever present idea that ‘A’ type of music is for ‘A’ type of person and so on, split down the line. Whether one be a rocker, a hip hopper, a punker, an americana-er, a hippie, a square, a 15 year old, a 60 year old, a cop, a robber, rich or poor, etc. Sometimes it might be good to shove some of that B#*LS*#T out of the way and connect differently; see we’re all people. Dan Janisch’s music is a fine place to do that; it’s music intended for all the people somehow.
"If John Steinbeck had written music, he'd have written music like Dan Janisch..." - Freight Train Boogie
"...impossible to fit into a particular stylistic niche, and he's certainly not just another aging sidewalk performer..."
- All Music Guide
"He gives broken hearts some lovely places to hide..."
- LA Weekly