fresh. thoughtful. honest. smart. real.*
*and stick-in-your-head catchy.
Classically-trained St. Louis native Dan Schaefer was voluntarily transplanted to Nashville in the mid-‘90s, and a hook-heavy, soulful pop writing style was treated to an infusion of folk, country and Americana influences. His songs have been cut by independent artists including Mark Hatt, Cindy Standage and Kathy Hussey; production credits include his own catalog and the Alan Oatley EP This is Not an Apology. He can often be found playing tunes at random watering holes in Nashville and elsewhere, sometimes as part of Music City's acclaimed writing and performing consortium The Variety Pack. He’s hit the circuit as a finalist at festivals including the Gum Tree Festival in Tupelo, Mississippi, and the Riverbluff Acoustic Music Festival in Ashland City, Tennessee. "One of Nashville's top 30 pop artists."--Reverb Nation, September 2013.
the new cd. available now.
The Nashville-based singer/songwriter essentially collaborates with himself on the new collection, writing, singing and playing every word, note and instrument. Pure Life sets a hook immediately, and repeated listening reveals hidden meaning--kind of like life itself. Standouts include the driving and philosophical “When I Needed a Reason,” the melodic and thankful “Chosen Family,” the suspenseful coming-of-age mini-movie “Cliff Cave,” the inspirational story-song inspired by Nadine Hays Pisani’s Happier Than a Billionaire book series, “Pura Vida (Pure Life),” and the Spanish-language choral piece “Montserrat.”
Pure Life. The new CD. Pure globally-inspired, classically-influenced pop/soul/country/folk/Americana bliss.
Click here to sample and purchase Pure Life via CD Baby. (Also available at iTunes, Amazon, and other online and traditional retailers worldwide.)