Dan Kalisher

Guitar, pedal steel, bass

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Hello! I'm Dan, I'm a Los Angeles-based guitar, pedal steel, bass player and producer. I toured/recorded/performed with Fitz And The Tantrums, Be a Miller, Jesse McCartney, Don Felder, Matthew Morrison, Bea Miller, Drake Bell, JC Chasez and many others.

As a producer, I've worked in every genre from country to hip hop. I shared production duties on Megan & Liz's last two EPs, which each reached top 5 on the iTunes country charts. I've performed on The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Conan, Live With Kelly and Michael, The Late Show with James Corden, The View, The MTV Movie Awards, The Talk, and Jimmy Kimmel Live with artists such as Matthew Morrison, Halsey, Bea Miller, and Jose Gonzales.

I've had over 25 placements in TV and Film, on networks such as ABC, NBC, Freeform, CBS, MTV, and many more.

I run my own studio called The White Rose. There, I specialize in producing singer-songwriters, rock, folk, and country. I do remote tracks on electric and acoustic guitar, pedal steel, mandolin, bass, and banjo. I also mix and master for other artists.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

4 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Moore H.
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    Dan killed it yet again!

  2. Review by Moore H.
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    It’s always the same great experience with Dan. Communication is great, his knowledge and musicianship are excellent, and he delivers on time every time.

  3. Review by Moore H.
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    This guy is pure f-ing gold! I'm almost hesitant to say that because I want keep it a secret (mostly kidding), but that's not fair to anyone. Can't say enough about how talented Dan is. He accented some things on my song that were somewhat theory based. I was hoping he would, though I never asked him to. In other words he has a great ear, and/or solid knowledge of music theory on top of great chops. I hope to have the pleasure of working with him again soon.

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    Quick and easy. Tracks sound great. Thanks Dan!

Interview with Dan Kalisher

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: I'm in the studio very often playing guitar or pedal steel for artists and songwriters. I'm also very active in the local LA music scene, performing with many artists locally and nationally.

  3. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  4. A: Rock, folk, country, singer-songwriter, some pop. Usually anything organic with real instruments!

  5. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  6. A: Don't overdo it!

  7. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  8. A: I've been in LA since 2009. I came out here as USC Thornton grad student but left after my first year to go on tour.

  9. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  10. A: Kiel Feher!

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: Converted large 2-car garage with 13-foot ceilings and full sound treatment. I'm running Pro Tools 2019 through a UA Apollo 16, through various preamps and mics. I've got pretty much any electric guitar and pedal you can think of, 3 basses, 3 acoustics (2 steel string and 1 nylon), and a few really cool amps.

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