Singer/Songwriter Dan Coyle's Life in Music to Be Explored in Memoir

A new book will chronicle the hopelessness, tragedy, and a lifesaving epiphany that marked the path singer/songwriter Dan Coyle took to success as an indie musician.
Dan Coyle in Amsterdam, 2011
Dan Coyle in Amsterdam, 2011
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Aug. 16, 2012 - PRLog -- NEW YORK -- A new book will chronicle the hopelessness, tragedy, and a lifesaving epiphany that marked the path singer/songwriter Dan Coyle took to success as an indie musician.

The as-of-yet untitled book will focus mostly on the modern-day troubadour's life and music career from 2007 to the present. This includes Coyle's triumph over depression and homelessness, the tragic loss of his father, life on the road and the keys to his success as a singer/songwriter.

"There was a time when I had no fans. No one was buying my music--this was right around 2007, when I was homeless and suffering from severe depression," Coyle said. "I recently started to write about this period on my blog, and Larry Czerwonka read it and approached me about doing a memoir."

Coyle hastened to tell Czerwonka that he was no author, but he would be happy to tell his story to an actual writer. Soon, the Larry Czerwonka Company commissioned the book, to be penned by writer Jessica Kulick.

"It's not exactly a memoir, in that it will be written by someone else, but that's a pretty good description of the content--it won’t be about every little thing in my life. It will focus on my life and times as a musician." Coyle said.

"It was definitely unexpected and a little bit strange (to be asked) because I'm not Henry Kissinger or Bill Clinton," Coyle said. "You look at people who have biographies and memoirs and I don't see the comparison, probably because there isn't one. But, there must be something in my story that's provocative."

Kulick and Coyle will begin work on the book in October, with a March 2013 release in paperback and ebook formats.

"I'm thrilled to be working on this project, not only because it melds genres of writing that I adore, but because Dan truly does have a story worth telling," Kulick said. "For someone who is still so young, he has lived through extraordinary tragedy to become a person who has not only "survived," but has allowed these things to simply become part of the fabric of his life, rather than being defined by them. He is, in every respect, a remarkable man, and I know readers will find something beyond inspiration in his story - something that approaches what we might call 'the truth.'"

Coyle added that the book will also cover lessons learned about the basics of indie musicianship and surviving in the music business.

"For those who want to read it as a music tips book, we'll include a page or two of tips about the music industry at the end of the relevant chapters," he said. "Kind of a 'moral of the story' about things I learned--sometimes the hard way."

Coyle is looking forward to getting started on the book, the writing of which will coincide with recording of his next album.

Coyle has released four albums to date, including "You Linger Your Little Hour And Are Gone" and "Random Thoughts and Incomplete Sentences." His latest album “From Prague To Paris,” was written during his European travels. It was recorded in Berlin and released worldwide in October 2011. He has toured internationally since 2008, playing everything from small venues to concert halls to massive festivals.

For more information about Dan Coyle's music, including book updates, tour schedule, song samples, video, interviews, reviews and special offers, visit

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