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Daniel Rylander is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Northeast Ohio. His passion for music has been a part of him since he was six years old when he began learning to play the drums. Over the last decade, he has been involved in a few local bands as the drummer, vocalist, and primary lyricist. Wanting to delve deeper into his passion for writing songs, he taught himself to play the piano, guitar, and ukulele.
It was on May 2nd, 2012 that Daniel received news that his older brother, 2nd Lt. David Rylander, had been killed in action in Afghanistan. The loss of his older brother was the inspiration that moved him and his uncle, Tom Siebert, to write the song: “A Friend & Brother (Be Thou at Peace)”, which they played at the funeral in honor of David. Having been well received by those in attendance, Daniel was encouraged to have it professionally recorded, which he soon did at Creekside Audio in Norton, OH. It was working on this song with producer Wes McCraw that was instrumental in his decision to return to the studio and record the rest of his debut, full-length album Strawberry Skyline.
Strawberry Skyline was released in 2013 and since then, Daniel has played over 300 shows locally, regionally, and nationally. In 2014, he released “Maui Wowii”, the follow-up single to his first record, which was inspired by a vacation to Hawaii, and set the stage sonically for his 2015 release: The Memoirs of a Poolside Romance. This EP was largely focused around the ukulele, and offered a more “stripped-down”, acoustic sound to listeners. Daniel has released new music every year since then, including singles like: “White Elephant” (December, 2016), “Understanding” (January, 2017), “Right Now” (September, 2017), his second studio EP: How the Seasons Change Us (August, 2018), "When Angels Take You Home" (June, 2019), "Love You More" (September, 2019), and most recently, "Not Just Yet" (December 2020).
Now having returned to the studio, Daniel is working on his second, full-length album which is rumored to be released sometime next year (2022).
You can pre-save his newest single, "Sink with Me", here!
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