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Dan Coyle
Born (1982-04-01) April 1, 1982 (age 35)
Churchville, Monroe County, New York, United States
Genres Folk, Acoustic
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter
Instruments Acoustic Guitar, Piano
Years active 2007–present
Labels Parachuting Buddha Records
Associated acts Chris Ayer Head West

Dan Coyle (born Daniel Dallas Coyle on April 1, 1982) is an internationally touring and recording American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist publishing independently under his own music label Parachuting Buddha Records.[1] Coyle’s early musical influences stem from the great legendary artists such as John Lennon, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon whilst gaining recent inspiration from Leonard Cohen and contemporary artists such as Josh Ritter and Jason Mraz. [2] [3]

Early Life[edit]

Coyle was born and raised in Churchville, a village in Monroe County, New York. In his early teens,Coyle experienced terrible insomnia. One night while he was up late listening to the radio, he fell in love with music upon hearing a Nat King Cole version of Our Love Is Here to Stay. After graduating from Caledonia Mumford High School, Coyle pursued acting at Niagara University near the Canadian border. He gained his first lead role in a production of All About Eve in 2003. [4]

In March 2001 a girlfriend gave Coyle his very first acoustic guitar. At first he simply learned to play along to his favorite songs by The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel. He graduated with a BFA in Theater Performance in May 2004, after which he moved to Chicago, IL. Five years later, in April 2006, Coyle began to write and record his own songs. [5] [6]

Music Career[edit]

2007 - 2010[edit]

In August 2007 Coyle recorded his debut album in his apartment on Briar Street in Chicago. The album was entitled Briar St. Sessions, and an acoustic version followed in 2008. Slow Train Comin from Briar Street The Acoustic Sessions was Coyle’s first song ever played on radio. Two years later, in June 2009, he released Random Thoughts and Incomplete Sentences and his success with this album allowed him to start touring full-time and lead him to play the Beat Kitchen in Chicago, IL with John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner Chris Ayer. While playing a show on Bleecker Street in New York City in December of 2009, he decided to stay in New York for the winter to work on new songs. The following spring, he returned to touring. After sharing the stage with Head West at the Kansas City Riverfest and short jaunt through the Midwest, Coyle returned to New York to record his third album titled You Linger Your Little Hour and Are Gone, which was released in December 2010. He followed that album with a year long tour through 14 countries in Europe. [7]

European Tour 2011[edit]

In February 2011 Coyle began playing shows throughout that continent, and hopes that those who appreciate his music find part of themselves in those melodies. Finally in October 2011 after eight months of touring Europe, and playing 100+ shows in cities such as London, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Budapest, Copenhagen and Cologne, he released his fourth album, From Prague To Paris. Whilst in Hamburg, Germany Coyle appeared on the popular online video series Balcony TV.[8] [9]

US Tour 2012[edit]

By December 2011, Coyle had returned to start a national tour of the United States, including most major cities. In February 2012, one year after launching his incredibly successful European tour, he hit the road for a 30+ city U.S. tour. While in Phoenix, Arizona, Coyle appeared in a live performance [10]on NBC. [11]

2012 - To Date[edit]

In August 2012, Coyle signed a book deal to tell the story of his life, in music and beyond, which is scheduled to release in January 2014 along with a new album. [12]

Winter Folk, Coyle's fifth major album, released in November 2012 to great acclaim from writers and critics. Released in May 2013, The Undertow, Coyle's sixth major album, is his first ever which includes tracks recorded with a full band. [13]

Personal Life[edit]

Dan Coyle lives in New York City and is married to Jessica Kulick, a freelance travel writer, blogger and certified yoga teacher.[14] He also shares his home with his mini mini daschund. He enjoys vegetarian cuisine and has a love for coffee. Coyle is a keen runner and practices yoga. His literary preferences lie with the 13th-century Persian poet and theologian Rumi. A self-confessed insomniac Coyle watches the night sky and has an everlasting interest anything or anyone defined as “weird”.[15] [16]


Studio Albums[edit]

  • Briar Street Sessions (August 2007)
  • Briar St - The Acoustic Sessions (February 2008)
  • Random Thoughts and Incomplete Sentences (June 2009)
  • From Prague To Paris (October 2011)
  • Winter Folk (November 2012)

Live Albums[edit]

  • You Linger Your Little Hour and Are Gone (December 2010)
  • Live in Phoenix (2012)

Experimental Albums[edit]

  • Bliss in Motion (2009)


  • The Undertow (May 2013)

Notable Performances / Television Appearances[edit]

Reviews / Media Features / Interviews[edit]

External Links[edit]


  1. ^ Parachuting Buddha Records Website
  2. ^ Official Website Bio
  3. ^ Dan Coyle on Tumblr
  4. ^ Official Website Bio
  5. ^ Official Website Bio
  6. ^ Dan Coyle on Tumblr
  7. ^ Official Website Bio
  8. ^ Balcony TV Performance
  9. ^ Official Website Bio
  10. ^ NBC Performance and Interview on You Tube
  11. ^ Official Website Bio
  12. ^ Official Website Bio
  13. ^ Official Website Bio
  14. ^ Dan Coyle on Tumblr
  15. ^ Official Website
  16. ^ Dan Coyle on Tumblr
  17. ^ Video on Dan Coyle You Tube Channel