Dan has had the great pleasure to perform with a wide variety of musical artists both on stage and in the studio. Several of these experiences have led to long-term musical relationships. Here is a short list of some of the Artists & Projects that Barman plays with on a more regular basis. For more information, please visit these musicians at their home bases by following the links provided below.
Voted one of the top three unsigned bands in Brooklyn by a recent WNYC listener’s poll and named one of the best emerging artists by The Deli Magazine NYC, FWWTW performs a unique brand of accordion-infused, violin-tinged indie-folk/rock. Their new album, A False Sense of Warmth, was produced by Jeremy Sklarsky (Weathervanes, Freelance Whales) and mastered by Sarah Register (Wincing the Night Away, The Shins, Talking Through Tin Cans, The Morning Benders).
With a potent, powerful voice, virtuosic keyboard skills and a songbook chock full of potential hits, Alsup is poised to make himself a household name. He is a singer/songwriter who weaves good old-fashioned pop songs and delivers them from the gut, rejecting gimmicks in favor of craft and authenticity. His new self-titled studio album is a bright, shiny collection of lovingly-crafted hook-driven songs that seamlessly blend pop, soul, Motown and rock.
The Rit Mo Collective was founded by composer/multi-instrumentalist Chris Farrell in November of 2005. The group draws upon elements of World, Contemporary Jazz, Americana, Funk, and Classical Indian music to create lush cinematic soundscapes and dynamic improvisations. The debut album, “Arianna’s Thread,” was digitally released in February, 2009 and is currently available on Itunes and CD Baby.
Aliza Hava is not your typical singer/songwriter. This fiery songstress is firmly dedicated to using the power of music as a tool for social change. A breathtaking performer, her introspective lyrics explore the deepest levels of love, life, spirituality, and the importance of finding your own path to peace. Currently, Hava is engaged in planning Peace Day Live, a global live-music event celebrating the International Day of Peace and calling for a global ceasefire in 193 countries.
Joanie Leeds is an early childhood music educator and the multi award-winning singer songwriter who fronts the nationally touring Kindie-Rock band Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights. One of Kindie music’s brightest starts, Joanie’s accolades include winning an Independent Music Award, a Gold Parents’ Choice Award, a NAPPA Gold Award and placing as a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, The USA Songwriting Competition, and the International Songwriting Competition. Her albums and live performances have been written up in People Magazine, Parents Magazine, The New York Times and Washington Post.