The Poet – Feature Interview

September 25, 2015

DAN MCKINNON (Dan McKinnon Group) Blues Recording Artist, Guitarist. P:  Who motivated or inspired you to choose such a dark and unpredictable career in music? DM: I’m inevitably inspired by my influences are many that include (but are not limited to) Buddy Guy, Robben Ford, Prince, Jimmy Smith, Jimi Hendrix, Nelson Symonds, Art Blakey, Gary Clark Jr, The Black Keys, Lenny Kravitz…    more >>

Blues Blast Magazine – ASAP Review

August 30, 2014

Dan McKinnon – ASAP As Sharp As Possible Self Released www.danmckinnonmusic.com 10 tracks Toronto based guitar slinger Dan McKinnon is well versed in blues and rock. Featuring a power trio with McKinnon on guitar and vocals, Aaron Carter on bass and Jon Foster on drums, all ten songs are originals by McKinnon on his inaugural CD. This thirty-something musician is a hot…    more >>

Dan McKinnon Takes Listeners To Blues-Rock Paradise

November 30, 2013

If you like rocking ’70 style blues rock  guitar, you will love Dan McKinnon’s new CD ASAP (As Sharp As Possible).  There are actually two Dan McKinnons playing in and around  Canada. This Dan McKinnon is definitely not the Nova Scotian folk and roots singer. This Dan McKinnon, who calls Toronto home, likes his guitars bigger, louder and bluesier.  While…    more >>

Kingston Music Reviews – Review of ‘As Sharp As Possible’

November 17, 2013

Dan McKinnon – As Sharp As Possible – Kingston Music Reviews As Sharp As Possible is Dan McKinnon’s featured First Full Length album and he made sure this is one blues album that you are not going to want to miss. With countless riffs that are dirty and groovy to the unstoppable solos Dan really has recorded an album for…    more >>

Rocktimes ‘As Sharp As Possible’ Review (Germany)

November 12, 2013

Dan McKinnon kommt aus Toronto, Kanada und kann wohl mit Sicherheit als echtes aufstrebendes Gitarren-Talent bezeichnet werden. Mit seinem ersten Album “As Sharp As Possible” setzt der noch am Anfang seiner Karriere stehende Blues-Gitarrist mit seinem Gitarrenstil neue Akzente in der wieder erstarkten Bluesszene. Der Gitarrist und Sänger unterscheidet sich von seinem in der Zwischenzeit bekannteren Landsmann David Gogo durch…    more >>

Blues.Gr – Interview for ‘As Sharp As Possible’

November 6, 2013

Canadian Dan McKinnon’s approach to his music is simple – allow the listener to experience what blues has been in the past, and present where the blues can be in the future a musical level. “As much as I love the various blues classics, I’m interested in creating something different from what has come before me.” McKinnon says. McKinnon, who…    more >>

Rust Zine – Review and Interview for ‘As Sharp As Possible’

November 1, 2013

Dan McKinnon’s As Sharp As Possible is a superb album that brings a very modern and fresh approach to raucous blues. It’s a team effort with Aaron Carter on bass, Jon Foster on drums and production by JUNO Award winning guitarist Jack de Keyzer resulting in a thoroughly solid, hard-rocking street-tough studio set. Aptly titled, the whole album is tight,…    more >>

Blues Underground Network Review of ‘As Sharp As Possible’

October 25, 2013

October 2013 is proving to be an absolutely stellar month, with already receiving over a dozen great and at times amazing releases, especially a few from Canadian Artists, which included, Soulstack’s “Five Finger Discount”, Sean Pinchin’s “Rust Bucket”, Plain Dirty Blues Band’s “Slow Burn”, The Perpetrators “Stick ‘Em Up”, and the icing on the cake, Dan McKinnon’s Blues Rock Dynamo…    more >>

BMans Blues Report Review of ‘As Sharp As Possible’

October 17, 2013

I just received the newest release (November 19, 2013), As Sharp As Possible, from Dan McKinnon and it’s a rockin blues riot! Opening with Ain’t Looking Back, a strong blues rocker with hot drumming from Jon Foster, this 3 piece band plays with a lot of snarl. Aaron Carter plays with the intensity of Dusty Hill and McKinnon uses his…    more >>

Gonzo Online! Review of ‘As Sharp As Possible’

October 11, 2013

AS SHARP AS POSSIBLE Dan McKinnon (independent) **** + This Toronto guitar slinger is sure making a name for himself. Last year’s self titled E.P. was met with glowing reviews and widespread airplay. ASAP, his first full length album, will take him even higher. This disc, produced by Jack DeKeyzer, delivers the goods with room to spare. The passion and…    more >>

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