Open for Business
That's What I'm Here For, the latest CD from Kansas City guitarist Dan Bliss, was released in December 2007. Featuring 12 new original songs, this self produced CD follows his first release, Open For Business. Bliss keeps a busy performance schedule around the Midwest and has appeared three times at the New York State Blues Festival. He has twice made the top three (2005 & 2007) in the International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS and has opened shows for artists such as Steve James, Marcia Ball, Honeyboy Edwards, Henry Townsend, Johnnie Johnson, Kelley Hunt, The Waybacks, John McCutcheon and fingerstyle guitar masters Nick Charles and Tim Thompson. Originally from upstate New York, Bliss has made his home for over 20 years in Kansas City, inspired by the traditions of blues and jazz and the incredible wealth of local talent. While his focus is solo acoustic performance, he has also played with Kelley Hunt and his own band Bluetonium. In addition to solo shows he also currently appears with fellow Kansas City guitarists Rod Fleeman, Tom DeMasters and Bill Dye in a blues & jazz guitar quartet called "KC GUITAR 4."