To call Dan McGuinness a singer is an understatement.
Dan’s voice harkens a listener’s memory back to a time when Blue Eyed Soul ruled the radio. Full and powerful, Dan’s voice can go from edgy and rough to soft and delicate in an instant. His incredible range and perfect pitch are complimented by his expert technique and his soft touch.
In constant demand as a singer, songwriter, performer and radio broadcaster, Dan is no longer Chicago’s best-kept secret. As a fan of CCR, he started listening to every album and bootleg he could get his hands on. His interpretation and delivery of the songs are right on the mark and he consistently wows audiences with his live performances.
In January of 2016, McGuinness joined bassist Stu Cook & drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford’s legendary touring group, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, on rhythm guitar and lead vocals. Cook & Clifford are the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section and co-founding members of Creedence Clearwater Revival. McGuinness replaces former frontman Johnny “Bulldog” Tristao, following his retirement after 21 years at the helm. The band was on its “Final Revival” tour celebrating the legacy of Stu Cook & Doug “Cosmo” Clifford before the global crisis struck in early 2020. Creedence Clearwater Revisited celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2019.
Alongside guitarist Kurt Griffey, Dan launched Revisiting Creedence in 2021 to celebrate the legacy of one of America’s favorite catalogs. Check the Music/Merch link for tour dates being announced!
Dan is a two-time recipient of Chicagoland’s “Suburban NiteLife’s Best of the Burbs ‘BEST ACOUSTIC SOLO PERFORMER’ award” for 2007 & 2010.
McGuinness returned to the broadcast booth in Summer 2018 & 2019 as the public address announcer & co-voice of the Spearfish Sasquatch baseball team of the Expedition League. For three seasons, (2007-2009), Dan was the public address announcer for the Joliet JackHammers baseball organization.
In October 2018 Dan returned to broadcasting hockey for the Rapid City Rush hockey team as the Public Address Announcer in Rapid City, South Dakota for the 2018-2019 ECHL hockey season. (Having previously worked for the Illiana Blackbirds Junior Hockey team in Dyer, Indiana in 2013.)
Currently working on his third studio release of original music, collections Blue Diamond Revival, (2004), and Listen To The Night, (2012), are both available on iTunes & Spotify! (by clicking HERE)
In addition to his original music, Dan keeps busy as an actor and a voice-over artist on various freelance, small film, radio, and commercial projects.
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Whatever the song, old or new, Dan McGuinness’ voice takes you by the hand and leads you to the core of the musical journey.
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