Introducing Dan Reeder
If memory serves me, the first song I ever heard by Dan Reeder was “Born a Worm.” I don’t know if it came up on my Spotify Discover Weekly or Ted Ervin’s, but I remember listening to it with him in our kitchen the first time or two. We were both flabbergasted at the simplicity and hilarity of it. I remember thinking, “Who knew a person could write songs like THAT?!” My mother would definitely not approve.
After we heard that song, Ted did some digging and found “Kung Fu Is My Fighting Style,” and we were hooked.
Upon further research, we learned that after meeting his future wife at college in California, he moved to Nuremberg, Germany to be with her after her visa expired.
Even more impressive, he has built most of the instruments you’ll hear on his recordings: steel string guitars, electric guitars, banjos, drums, basses, cellos, violins, clarinets, and even a saxophone (note from Dan: “I’ll never do that again”).
Enough! It’s time to listen to a master songwriter.
The playlist is below on Spotify and YouTube.
Unless you’re my mother, enjoy!