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It feels good to be back in the writing mode again.   After being MIA y’all are in for a treat with the album I am listening to today.   It is a beautiful sunny day in Nashville and Dan Ascanio’s new album, “What Could Be,” fits perfectly.   If you are looking for a mix of Patrick Monahan (Train) vocals with the tender side of Jon Bon Jovi lyrics and a hint of Dashboard melodies and arrangements, look no further than Dan Ascanio.

Ascanio starts the album off with a piano and guitar driven track called “Addicted to Disaster.”   The lyrics and blend of arrangements keeps the listeners ear intrigued as the song tells of a relationship, which is in fact disastrous for each person.   The lyrics play out the story of the age old question of, “Why are we attracted to the relationship we know is no good for us?”

Each track offers great transition and your ears do not get bored as the album progresses.   “Walking On,” had my foot tapping to the beat from the beginning.     “You’re out of time, I’ve lost my patience,” is one of those quotable song lyrics which will be used in reference to some moments in life.

What Could Be, offers the perfect balance between fast paced, up tempo songs and slower beat songs that you just can’t help but sway to. This is an album displaying the true writing talent of Dan Ascanio.   I highly recommend you head on over to to find out more about this up and coming artist.

The songs featured on What Could Be have such truth and everyday emotions and thoughts we all deal with day to day.   When I asked Dan what he would like listeners to take away from the album he responded thoughtfully.   “I’d like each listener to connect to this album on the same raw emotional level that inspired me to write each of this songs,” he finishes, “ Although each lyric was written from my own personal experience and emotion, I want my songs to be your songs.”   After listening to the album I can say Ascanio’s songs will be making a regular appearance on my playlists.   I could easily talk about every track on the album, but dear listeners, go entertain your ears.

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