Baltimore electronic musician Dan Deacon poses by his signature on the WTMD wall. (photo by Sam Sessa)
Dan Deacon is one of Baltimore’s most popular and influential musicians. And after spending several years touring and recording with an ensemble of musicians, he went back to his roots as a solo artist for his new album, “Gliss Riffer” (out now on Domino Records).
Since he moved to Baltimore in 2004, Dan has amassed some pretty outrageous stories. Like the one about Knife Guy, the dude who sat next to Dan and opened his trench coat to reveal dozens and dozens of daggers and blades. Or the Heart Attack Guy, who began convulsing and collapsed while Dan was waiting to catch a bus on tour.
And then there’s the Rat Ward, the wildest place Dan ever played.
Hear Dan tell these stories and talk about “Gliss Riffer” on the latest episode of Baltimore Hit Parade with Sam Sessa.