Dan Dyer Plays Tonight at The Continental Club’s Upstairs Gallery
I can understand how Dan Dyer is referred to as “one of the best blue-eyed soul singers” around. He digs the groove. Younger audiences might tell you they’re reminded of Lenny Kravitz or Jamiroquai. More seasoned music lovers might say he’s channeling Stevie Wonder. Yet no matter what direction you’re coming from, there’s no doubt you’ll feel it in his voice – smooth, smoky and completely earnest.
There’s more to it than that, though. The Austin-based artist draws from a number of influences, including blues, soul, funk, rock ‘n’ roll, R&B (along the lines of ’70s R&B, specifically), gospel, and classic jazz. It’s Texas meets Louisiana, the classic and contemporary, polished and unpretentiously seductive.
If you haven’t seen Dan Dyer live yet, here’s the perfect opportunity. Check him out tonight at The Continental Club‘s intimate upstairs gallery, 1315 S. Congress Ave. Local R&B/soul artist Bruce James starts the evening out at 8:30 p.m., followed by Dyer at 10:30 p.m. This is what makes Mondays so much better. Recommended.