Drew Dolan: Modernizing Blues Music
Drew Dolan is modernizing blues music, adding in blends of funk, swampy rock, soul, and R&B with his soulful vocals to take you back to the good ol' days.
A singer and musician native to Chicago, Dolan's music career is taking off, and you don't want to be the one in your friend group who hasn't heard his music yet! Formerly a member of band The Proof, he is now launching his solo career as an independent artist, which has consisted of three singles thus far: "7 Plus 3," "Company" and "Bad Reputation."
"Bad Reputation" is his latest single, just released on March 1, is already his most popular on Spotify and his personal favorite! This single is a melting pot of funk, blues, and soulful vocals with strong mainstream potential. It will be included on his upcoming EP "I'll Go Mine," which is his first solo project (not under a band name).
"The title represents breaking off, going your own way and is making reference to the saying “You go your way, I’ll go mine...,”" Dolan explained to us.
When asked about his upcoming EP, he disclosed that "the five songs vary from funky, light-hearted party grooves to anecdotal story-telling of past events to personal and existential letting go. The overall goal or theme behind all of this music is to hopefully inspire people to just keep going, even if it means going on alone."
His musical inspirations are clear in his music, ranging from Dr. John, Ray Charles, The Allman Brothers and more.
Dolan just announced he will be performing at this year's Chinook Festival on September 7, 2019 in Yakima, Washington. He will be releasing more tour dates for this year soon.
Head to his Spotify to hear his hot new singles and his Youtube channel to listen to his cover of "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do." Click the links below to follow him!
Fun Fact: He is in a relationship with singer-songwriter and fellow Chicago native, Haley Reinhart!