Dan Nash, 28, of Heavylefthand is about to release his debut album, much to the excitement of his growing army of fans. The development of Dan’s unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influence. Growing up in a talented musical family meant that Dan was always surrounded by different forms of music. He got his first guitar at 12 and his grandfather taught him a few chords. Dan began his true musical journey when he first heard Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and he began to learn the guitar riffs and the crazy drum beats of the newly popular alternative rock. Without truly realizing the importance of repetition in learning to be a musician, Dan played his guitar every day. In the morning before he went to school, he played the guitar. In the afternoons when he got home from school, he played the guitar. And always before he went to bed at night, he played the guitar. Dan began writing his own material and forming his own unique sound around the age of 16. By this time he had already formed his first band and had his first gig. Dan graduated from his small town high school and soon moved to Northern Arkansas, where he now lives, following his future wife as she pursued her education. Dan took a hiatus from playing for awhile but the need to write and perform was always there. Dan picked up his guitar again and the result is the soon to be released CD, “Over The Counter”. This album rocks hard, speaks softly and carries a big stick.