The latest album by singer/songwriter Dan Hylton is simply a gem. “The Secret of Him” is acoustic-driven with fresh, smart, yet deeply personal and emotional words capturing life’s significant moments and its lessons taught.”

— Rift Magazine

Dan Hylton

Minneapolis indie-rocker Dan Hylton is in his third decade purveying the fine art of Craft Pop. The 2012 6-song EP Secret of HIM remains his sole solo output during through three decades, though he has spearheaded a myriad of collaborative musical projects over that time, from power-pop quartet 44 in the 1990s to his current live band Southern Resident Whales and studio project Sender's Dream.

“’Craft Pop’ is the phrase Dan Hylton uses to describe his particular brand of acoustic-driven, gentle but driving sound. 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. The Secret of Him reflects his hard work. Yet the end result sounds free of sweat, and engagingly fluid.” (Steve Cummings, Camden News) 

“(the single) 'Boy' makes an indelible mark. The Gently-rocking tune balances quirky humor, clever slice-of-life observations, and raw emotion.” (Peter Vallely, MPR’s The Current, 89.3) 

Solo, on acoustic guitar, Dan “makes people feel like they just had a conversation with a really good friend,” with a presence that is both quirky and disarming. With a storyteller's soul, Dan weaves a performance of anecdotes and songs that are in turns raucous and delicate, driving and intimate. Glen Hansard meets Sufjan Stevens meets your soul mate. Dan is available to play house concerts within a day's drive of Minneapolis, MN. Inquire below!

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The Secret of Him (2012)

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