Dan Lipton was born and raised in DC, and after over a decade living in other cities, returned to his hometown in 2014 to woodshed his rustic tunes at the city’s now defunct gathering spot, Gypsy Sally’s. This was a place where people who cared deeply about music came together and Dan’s elegant finger picked guitar and literate vocals were informed more by this local scene than anything else.

Dan's solo debut, Breathing In, was covered by Huffington Post as the product of a "modern day folk artist that has drawn inspiration from a lot of great folk storytellers to make his album whimsical, homey and modern." His latest LP, Water Rising, was described by American Songwriter as the "warming crackle of nostalgia," while Earmilk noted it is hard not to get lost in the "steady beat," and "finger-picked guitar."