- Daniel Rafn was born and raised in Salem, Ore. and grew up within a tight-knit community of artists and musicians, including childhood friends Rocky and Eric from Wampire, who were in the art pop quartet Root Villa with Daniel a few years back. While also influenced by 1980s synth pop, Daniel finds equal inspiration in artists such as Chopin and Drake. Daniel can sometimes be found playing solo, but more often is playing out with his four-piece band which includes former music journalist Joshua Blanchard (of now-defunct Portland band Plants). He has released two albums under the former moniker D.S.R. ("Vocals," 2005 and "The Wayfarer," 2009). His current album, "Now The Branches Are Coming Into Leaf," continues his earnest exploration of masculine/feminine dynamics, romantic love, and the mysteries of the natural world.
- -Angela Yeager
- © 2014 | Photo of Daniel By William Bragg