Dan Larkin was born and raised in Cherry Hill, New Jersey (right outside of Philly) and moved to Statesboro from Memphis, TN in 2018. Growing up, he was exposed to many different musicians. His mom listened to many singer/songwriters such as James Taylor and Carole King whereas his father listened to mostly classic rock such as The Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Dan has been a singer forever and sang in the church choir with his sisters. Later, he started playing guitar at age 15. His first ever gig was with his first-ever band called Mad Mardigan (which was named after Val Kilmer’s character in Willow) when he was 16. The gig was in the basement of the bass player’s grandmother’s house alongside four to five other bands.
His first ever real band, Liam and Me, got signed in 2006 with a small indie label, ThriveRecords. With this contract and partnership, they had the opportunity to tour the country for a few years opening up for big bands at fairly large venues. Liam and Me had one show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA where they opened for Under the Influences of Giants where they got to play for a sold-out night with an audience of 3,000. He describes the music he makes as a mix of every genre. But he prefers classic rock, some alt-country, and the singer/songwriter genre. He says that bands like Wilco, Deyarmond, Edison, and Whiskeytown as well as artists like Sturgill Simpson and Tyler Childers make up the sound he is floating around. His musical influences include Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Ray LaMontagne, James Taylor, The Beatles, Radio head, Ryan Adams, and Tom Petty. Outside of music, Dan attended graduate school in Memphis starting in 2010. He finished his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2017 there before he accepted a job as a tenure track professor in the Philosophy Department at Georgia Southern. He is still a professor at the Statesboro Campus.
March 10, 2023
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Emma Kelly Theater
A Series of Performances highlighting ONE gifted individual. The audience shares 90 minutes with an established artist of the community via guest-host interviews, family members, and of course, performances.
Past one series performers 2022-2023