Born near Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1979, Dan Easley finds he still can't spell Cincinnati. Raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Easley has spent a lifetime steeped in music of all sorts; especially traditional Appalachian folk music, but also taking inspiration from sources as disparate as Syd Barrett, Can, Peter Gabriel, Thelonious Monk, Motown, The Beach Boys, Béla Bartók, and Krzysztof Penderecki. He excelled in academics throughout childhood. In early adolescence he abandoned his natural gifts in science and mathematics for studies in religion, psychology, music, and poetry. This nearly killed him.
Easley served as Operations Manager for WMRA from 2006-2008. He's currently the Sunday night host of Acoustic Café.
Easley's musical works are at Shake A Leg Records.