Welcome to the website of singer-songwriter, Dan Cioper.
Dan Cioper currently resides in Eugene, Oregon. He plays acoustic folk/rock and reggae with an emphasis on awakening the human spirit and singing truth to power. Influenced by the classics in the American songbook of the 60's and 70's, organic music is the tool at his fingertips and lips as he seeks to resurrect the Zeitgeist, or "spirit of the times".
Cioper moved from Austin, TX in 2014 to Eugene, Oregon and since then he has brought together a group of stellar musicians to form his band, "Dan Cioper and The Groove Diggers".
His soulful staccato singing lends well to funk, reggae, blues and rock. He has many mellow, folky tunes as well, so, from coffee shop to bar-rock to free-spirited festivals he can wear a lot of hats.
"The Groove Diggers" play a mixture of Dan's original tunes and some classic covers by artists like, Hendrix, James Brown, The Allman Brothers, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Bob Marley.
The following is a review of his 2011 release, "Warrior Utopian" posted in the March 2011 issue of Babysue:
"If you ever find yourself yearning for the days of decades gone by when songs on the radio were actually credible and good...you may very well find yourself instantly falling in love with the music of Dan Cioper. Though most folks are probably not familiar with his name (yet)...Cioper has been a very busy and active man during the past few years. Since 2003 he has written and recorded over one hundred songs and self released six full-length albums. Originally from Chicago Daniel now resides in Austin...which seems like a much more appropriate place for him given the style of music he's into. The songs on Warrior Utopian are of the singer/songwriter variety...once very popular on the FM radio circuit in the 1970s and 1980s. With a bit of luck, this guy could easily find himself with tons of fans all over the world. He's got the tunes...he's got the voice...and most importantly...he's got the presence and personality to pull it off. Eleven superb hummable tracks here including "Billionaire Mother Theresa," "Coming Up," "Man In Rags," and "Drug Dealer." Top pick."