Six String Soul was founded by me, Dan Kern, in 2003. Having grown up in Cincinnati, OH, and now living in Denver, CO, I’ve played in numerous bands ranging from jam band, alt country to indie folk rock styles. Guitar gear is a passion of mine, as I feel it brings new inspiration to performance.
My two most successful bands, from the standpoint of sounds and style, were Halias (Oxford, OH) and Stillhouse Burning (Denver, CO). Halias was a jam band that existed from 1999-2002. We did a lot in a short period of time, including hosting multiple festivals (of which Hallow’s Eve was the pinnacle), recording an album and touring the midwest (with limited Colorado tours) for several years.
Stillhouse Burning was an alt-outlaw country band that had a limited run in 2007, but we had an incredible sound. The following two songs feature my slide guitar work (“The Last Songwriter”) and acoustic fingerpicking + multi-layered experimental electric playing (“John Hurt”). Hear more of our album on our Myspace page (yes, I know…Myspace).
Much of the content on this website covers notable guitar gear, with a focus on boutique gear. I’ve hand-curated an extensive guitar equipment directory to help guitarists discover incredible electric guitars, guitar amps and guitar effects pedals that they not otherwise discover. I also provide a directory of recommended guitar websites, including guitar forums, guitar blogs and online guitar stores to help guitarists discover the depth of our industry. I’ve also published many insightful interviews with popular guitarists and gear builders amongst other gear-related content.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. I accept submissions for the directory, but do not include every manufacturer or website. I also consider contributor content that fits with the theme of the website.