04/23/2016 » Old Fashioned Love

Often when I write songs, the music seems to develop long before the lyrics. I usually start with a piano part or a guitar riff that I play ad nauseum until the entire song forms around this tiny idea. Then I play the entire song repetitively so that the words are forced to make themselves known. I don’t try to cheat this process, I never set out to write a song about a particular event or topic, but in the case of Old Fashioned Love I did have one goal: To write a NON-love song. Now, obviously, I failed in this endeavor. Because as I listened to the lyric-less music, it spoke to me and said, “I am going to be a love song.” And so it was…

02/23/2016 » Voting Request: DC’s Best Original Band

best_of_dc_2016In April of 2015, Dan Wolff & The Muddy Crows were first recognized as “DC’s Best Original Band,” by the Washington City Paper’s Reader’s Poll. Since then, TMC have been playing the hottest venues in DC and throughout the Mid Atlantic United States. At the time of writing, they are in the middle of a 23-show tour in Europe, centered in Bremen, Germany. The Muddy Crows will be back in action across Maryland, DC and Virginia beginning in March, just in time for you to catch the unbeatable energy of a TMC show before casting your votes in this year’s Washington City Paper’s Reader’s Poll. So come on out, party with us, and then vote for The Muddy Crows as DC’s Best Original Band!

02/1/2016 » European Tour 2016

bremen musiciansThe Brothers Grimm tell a tale of the “Town Musicians of Bremen.” As the story goes, four animals wanted to flee their owners and travel to Bremen in order to become musicians. Now, they never made it to Bremen and they never found their calling as musicians. Instead they became a sort of crime fighting quartet. However, in honor of these fictional events, the locals erected a statue in their honor.

But now, a trio of DC’s Best Original Band, Dan Wolff & The Muddy Crows, will be picking up where the animals left off. Joined by Steve Mead and Eric Grabow, I will be performing twenty-two shows in just twenty-three days. To stay up to date on all of the happenings, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and we will be sure to keep you entertained!