Dan Lewis (1953- ) songwriter, composer, instrumentalist, audio engineer, recording artist, arranger/producer with complete recording studio & mobile recording. On the Asheville music scene since 1974, Dan Lewis writes Americana songs flavored by the traditional old- time mountain music, folk tunes and bluegrass that he grew up with in the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina.
A music veteran who has performed hundreds of times for thousands of people in the US and the UK over the last 40 years, Dan helped organize early Bele Chere festivals in Asheville, produced many concert events, performed with 1st generation blues musicians Walter & Ethel Phelps, concerts and recording with synthesizer inventor Robert Moog (Mr. Synthesizer died in 2005), fronted the 1950s-60s dance band "Johnny & the Jokers". Twelve CDs of various original music. Acoustic guitar (finger-style, flatpicking and rhythm), electric guitar, synthesizers and other instruments.
Creates/performs original songs, instrumental music, electronic, dance, pop, folk/traditional, Americana, traditional blues, etc. Awarded 3 artist grants from the North Carolina Arts Council. Recent shows with classic bluesman Ironing Board Sam, playing blues and 1960s soul music. Also currently performs traditional old time and Americana music with Sheila Kay Adams and the Scofflaws.
Audio engineer at Acoustic Audio Recording. Also specializes in transfer and conversion of old analog recordings on vinyl and tape to digital Cd and Mp3 format, with state-of-the-art noise reduction and digital re-mastering.
Dan Lewis - Time (1979)
Dan Lewis - Right Here (1979)