Dan Oakenhead is equally accomplished as modern acoustic singer-songwriter and composer of world music and out-of-this-world instrumental themes. As songwriter, he gives us earthy and into-the-beyond acoustic songs and lyrics, often painted with the country-blues moods and mountain landscapes that you'll find on Takin' The Side Road, Long Shadows, Sky Geezer and Wild And Secret Tales. As instrumentalist and composer, Dan weaves musical tapestries through lush arrangements for guitars, piano, synths, Native American flute, and low whistles, with hauntingly spacious solitary themes on the instrumental albums Awarehouse, Pārasaṃgate, and Over The Blue Edge. Dan's inspirations include Jimmie Spheeris, CSN&Y, Dan Fogelberg, Gram Parsons, John Prine, Warren Zevon, Neil Young, Lyle Mays, Claude Debussy, Pat Metheny, Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges, Travis Terry, D'Von Charley, Davy Spillane, and Michael McGoldrick. A lifelong wanderer of high wild mountains, mystical canyons, and inner spaces, Dan makes his home in Colorado.