Daily Discovery: Dan Israel, “Be With Me”


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ARTISTDan Israel
SONG: “Be With Me”


HOMETOWN: Minneapolis, Minnesota

CURRENT LOCATION: Minneapolis, Minnesota

AMBITIONS: To get more people to hear my music and connect with it on a deep level

TURN-OFFS: Oversize egos

TURN-ONS: Humility and poise

DREAM GIG: Opening for the Rolling Stones or Bob Dylan

FAVORITE LYRIC: “Any day now, I shall be released”

SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Unsatisfied,” by Paul Westerberg/Replacements

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH:  Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Hillary Clinton, and Stanley Kubrick (though I know he’s no longer with us)

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Cheap Trick when I was 16 years old, at ValleyFair amusement park in Minnesota.

I WROTE THIS SONG BECAUSE…  It helped me to work through my acceptance of the end of my 16-year marriage.

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