Tropicana Music


Where the Texas Hill Country meets The Gulf of Mexico

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Dan Sullivan was born in Wichita, KS and raised in Kansas City, MO. The mid-western work ethic and easy going nature flows through him and his music. The first time Dan saw the ocean he was five years old. He and his brother were smiling at the sea singing Beach Boy tunes at the top of their lungs down in Corpus Christi, TX. The Gulf of Mexico still haunts his soul and his music. So much so, that after college, Dan took his guitar and songbook out to sea working for various cruise lines. After two and a half years of sailing and salting, Dan landed in Austin, TX. It's been home ever since. Dan proudly declares his music as "Tropicana." Inspired by the likes of Jimmy Buffet, Robert Earl Keen, Walt Wilkins and Jerry Jeff Walker, Dan co-founded the two-time TRMA award winning duo and national touring act, The Detentions. He has performed for songwriter showcases at The Bluebird Cafe, Kerrville Folk Festival and Songwriters In The Sand in Riviera Maya, Mexico. When he's not playing solo or with his band he can be found with his toes in the sand in Port Aransas or Terlingua, TX.



A song from my soul written about my favorite beach on the planet. I'm sure you have one too. :-)



Want to learn more about Dan Sullivan, his music, and his tour dates? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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