Dan Hylton

 

"...acoustic-driven, with fresh, smart, yet deeply personal and emotional words capturing life's significant moments and its lessons taught."

 ~RIFT Magazine

 

"...quirky humor, clever slice-of-life observations, and raw emotion."

 ~MN Public Radio


 

 


 

Minneapolis singer-songwriter and alternative rocker Dan Hylton is frontman for Southern Resident Killer Whales and one-half of the Gibbons-Hylton duo. In 2012, however, he used branched off for a solo EP, Secret of Him, pioneering an acoustic-driven, gentle but driving sound he called "Craft Pop." And, wrote Minneapolis-based Camden News at the time, "If the phrase evokes something between a workbench and great deal of focused labor and, well, a fine beer, that’s sort of the point."

 

After the release of Secret of Him, he brought on Krista Johnson (drums, voice), Jeff Hotchkiss (bass, voice, horns), and Aaron Johnson (guitar, horns) to form Dan Hylton and the Ghostrunners, with whom he performed live for three years, releasing the EP You Will Go to the Moon.

 


 

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Rafting Records Press

"...fresh, smart, yet deeply personal and emotional words capturing life's significant moments and its lessons taught...grand and poetic and loaded with imagery"

 ~RIFT Magazine 

 

"...quirky humor, clever slice-of-life observations, and raw emotion." 

 ~MN Public Radio 

 

"evokes something between a workbench and great deal of focused labor and, well, a fine beer"

 ~Camden News

 

“A rich, sophisticated, clever, and earnest work that is immensely satisfying to my pop-weary ears.”

 ~MN Sound 

 

“This recording speaks its own language through a dictionary of contemporary romance…missionaries reaching around for the first time to touch to the moon of whit.”

 ~Splendid e-Zine

About Rafting Records

Rafting Records is a family of artists with creative direction originating from Dan Hylton and Pat Gibbons and includes Southern Resident Killer Whales, the Gibbons/Hylton duo), and other solo and collaborative projects by the two.

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