Dan Cummins Lead Guitar
Dan Cummins is a veteran of the NC music scene, having played in several acts of varying genres over the years. After growing up on the coast of North Carolina, Dan has been in the triangle area ever since college, where he earned a BA in music from UNC. He is dad to two wonderful children and one very large dog.
Inspired by his musical parents to pick up the guitar and drums as a teenager, Dan shares equal passion for both writing and performing. Dan was a founding member of the Chapel Hill-based hard rock band DELOREAN from 2003-2008, which released 2 independent LP's during that time. He was/is a key member of the Durham-based cover/party band HICKORY SWITCH from 2013-2017, which became AIRTIGHT ALIBI in 2018. An avid songwriter/producer, Dan has released two self-produced solo rock albums "LEVIATHAN" (2012) and "STORM" (2016).
As for what brought him to Trial By Fire, Dan has been a die-hard Journey fan for many years, and counts Neal Schon as one of his key guitar influences. Dan lives for being onstage, saying "Playing great songs with great friends in front of a great crowd is just about an unbeatable experience. Every night is an adventure." His favorite Journey album would be a tie between Escape and Frontiers.