Thanks to David T. Gillen for all the photos in the video below.
As the grandson of Conjunto legend and pioneer Ismael Gonzalez, Dan has his roots deep in the Lone Star State’s fertile musical ground. Drawn to Texas singer-songwriters, such as Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, as well as classic rockers like Tom Petty and the Eagles, Dan’s songs have a pop sensibility with enough blues and rock electricity to get the dance floor jumping and the crowd rocking.
The group recently completed their debut album Long Way Down at one of San Antonio’s finest recording houses, Chris Lieck Studios. The record blends a variety of Texas styles, including country, rock, blues, and singer-songwriter folk, all tied together by Dan’s soulful vocals and pop sensibilities.
The SA Current writes “If you’re into straight-to-the-point, no bullshit Americana that rocks hard and has a soul, get Long Way Down … The band is on fire even when they get sweet: the bluesy power ballad ‘Out of Time. is one of the best local songs.”
Since the release of Long Way Down, the band has been busy building a loyal audience in and around San Antonio. They have played trusted venues such as Sam’s Burger Joint, John T. Floore Country Store, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, and downtown’s Moses Roses.
The band was was selected as a finalist in the 2015 BudLight RiverFest Battle of The Bands.
DGB also likes to give back to the community by teaming up with San Antonio’s Humor for Heroes, which raises money and awareness for the special concerns facing our military veterans.