I am a concert promoter based in Ithaca, NY. I've been putting on shows since 1988. My company DSP Shows produces over 800 shows a year in the northeast. I took to writing during the forced year off due to the pandemic and in addition to a novel have written over a dozen stories inspired by songs heard during walks in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York State. @dan_smalls on Insta / dspshows.com /
To date I have written a first novel which is loosely autobiographical in nature however full of fictional enhancement and over a dozen stories inspired by personal experiences and songs that pop up while surviving a long, locked-down 2020 winter in Ithaca.
I've spent 30+ years producing thousands of concerts with acts ranging from Joan Baez and the Avett Brothers to Vampire Weekend and Modest Mouse. Sign up for updates and links to read snippets as I search for the next step with this new found passion and its resulting work.