Dan Bliss is a well traveled performer of blues, rags and swing tunes from the 1930s that resonate in his singing, songwriting and ‘band in a box’ guitar style.
Averaging 200 shows a year around the Midwest Bliss has twice made the top three in the Walnut Valley Festival’s International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. He’s appeared at the New York State Blues Festival in his hometown of Syracuse NY and has opened for artists such as Marcia Ball, Johnnie Johnson, Henry Townsend, Honeyboy Edwards, Steve James, The Nace Brothers, The Waybacks, John McCutcheon and Peter Mulvey.
Bliss has made his home for over 20 years in Kansas City, inspired by the traditions of blues and jazz and the incredible wealth of local talent. These days in addition to solo shows he also plays regular duo gigs with legendary KC guitarist Rod Fleeman.