Dan Koffman






What is music to you? What does it give you?

A way to make sense out of the world. Or at least a way to make sense out of how I feel about it.

What is your music dream?

That my music reaches somebody and affects them the way others' music has affected me.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Convincing people that it's okay to admit when there's something that you don't know.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Damien Rice and Ryan Adams are my two favorite singer-songwriters.

What inspires you to make music?

Music is my therapy. When I feel the most lost, confused, or upset is when I start writing.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

That it's okay not to be okay.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Nervous above all. But after a certain point, liberated.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

On one hand, we live in a time where it's easier than ever to make and release your own music without having to jump through the industry hoops that used to be the only path to success. On the other, that leaves most of us as very small fish in a very large ocean. It's hard to stand out.

What do you think of Drooble?

I like it so far. All 27 minutes that I've been using it.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

When I have an idea in my mind that I can't quite figure out how to bring out into the song.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

By getting out to shows whenever I can.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

If I knew, I think my music would be being heard by a larger audience.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

There's a 99% chance that whoever you are, you know way more musicians than me.