Dan Rivers was born and raised in New York. He graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Civil Engineering, but always had aspirations of becoming a professional singer-songwriter. Dan now writes and performs full time and is a member of SESAC and the AMA (American Music Association). He is currently the regional coordinator for NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) in New Orleans and frequently holds seminars in the craft of songwriting.
Over the years Dan has written over a thousand songs in pop, country, soft rock, Americana and Celtic genres. He has also recorded 4 CDs: Philadelphia Collection, Louisiana Sky, Acoustic Sunlight and I Can Still Hear the Music. Dan’s song Whiskey in Heaven is played on the Celtic Roots Radio Pod cast Show in Belfast Ireland and a second song that he recorded, Bone Yard in Benton County has been featured on the NPR Car Talk radio show. Eighteen of his songs are licensed for retail store play in businesses such as McDonalds, Pizza Hut and Firestone. Dan has performed twice on Fox TV in New Orleans. He has also appeared live in concert in Bordeaux, France and does frequent gigs in both New Orleans and Nashville.
Most of his songs come from the heart and have compelling themes that are written and sang Harry Chapin style. Dan also plays both the guitar and the keyboard and lives in New Orleans with his wife Ginnie, who is a French interpreter and animal rescuer.
“Dan Rivers is writing consistent hits.” ~ Allen Toussaint