Pittsburgh’s Dan Getkin cites Ryan Adams as his entry to the alt-country genre.


“When Cold Roses came out! One of my best friends in college was a big Ryan Adams fan and he showed me some stuff. Then Cold Roses came out, and he’s all over the genre- every album sounds different. That was the one that had it dialed in perfectly, I mean every track! “Blossom” was the first dance at my wedding, so yeah, it’s everywhere.”


Music has been a part of his life since high school, however he has different professional aspirations.


“I have a masters of divinity, which is a weird one to put on a resume if you’re not apply to be a minister, which I’m not. If you’re not the kind of person who went to youth group a lot, the idea of going to seminary is very confusing because I’m married.  You go into seminary with two paths: either your study strengthens everything OR it just shatters it, which is kind of what happened to me. It challenged my faith a lot and that comes across a lot in my music. Maybe this will be the last album where I deal with that.”


Dan Getkin and The Twelve Six’s new album “Feeling Good About The End Times” is out now and more info is at their website.


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