Born and raised in Iowa, Dave Plaehn comes from a musical background where both parents were singers, exposing him to everything from Italian singer Mario Lanza to rockers Jimmy Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. Since the late 70s, he has concentrated on his songwriting and album releases. His first album, ‘Smokin’, comprised only original material, as did his follow-up blues-folk-jazz hybrid EP, Mouth Full of Blues. Plaehn teamed up with slide guitarist Jeff Hino in the 90’s, releasing the acoustic blues set On Your Bond in 1996 and Can’t Get My Rest in 2002.

Dave Plaehn’s Almost Got Soul demonstrates that his musical ambition is still intact and there’s more on the horizon.




Triston is an American jetset performance artist, writer, event organizer, and activist based in Europe. As a freelance journalist, he has covered both the underground and mainstream aspects of the arts, culture, music, entertainment, travel, fashion and Fashion Week in several cities, including New York, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo to name a few. He has been published in The Huffington Post, Trespass (London), Adaras Magazine (Miami) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, Turkish Huriyet and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently released his memoir on life in Europe, 'Heaux Confessionals'. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world's most renowned clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide.

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