Come discuss the Theory with Dan K. This Athens quartet plays original, high-energy grooves with tight song structure giving way to open-air jams.The Dan K. Theory formed during the summer of 1999 in of all places - a living room. The band cooked & stewed in their practice space, discussing the Theory many, many times. Discussion topics are NEVER limited. Live shows will include topics such as, 'Which came 1st, papyrus or the hooka?'Comprised of four diverse musicians, The Dan K. Theory is guitarist/songwriter Dan Roth, bassist/songwriter Tommy Jones, drummist/songwriter Bill Bokas, and percussionist Thomas 'Dr. T' Terrell. Dan Roth spent a portion of his life on the road as Tour Manager for Atlanta's Blueground Undergrass w/Rev. Jeff Mosier while Tommy Jones has been a part of the Athens music scene for a good while now. A former member of Athen's bands the Projectiles and the Battery Hounds, Tommy brings his 5-string fretless style to the Theory and aims to please in this newly formed lineup. Drummer Bill Bokas hails from Akron, OH where he spent his days figuring a way to move to Athens. 'Nuff Said.'C'mon down, let's pick a little while or two...and as always - Be There or Be Unaware!'
DKT consists of Tommy Jones on electric bass and vocals, Dan Roth on lead guitar and vocals, Bill Bokas on drums and vocals, and Dr. T on percussion and vocals. Each individual has had prior musical experiences consisting of classical, rock, groove, progressive, funk, psychedelic, and blue-grass styles. All this mixed and carefully blended to give the distinquish sound of the Dan K. Theory.
Athens band The Dan K. Theory has released a three-song follow-up to its October, 2000 full-length album, The Discussion Begins... (Root Cellar). Titled Three of the Kind, this EP marks a stellar leap forward in the sound of The Dan K. Theory, with the addition of percussionist Thomas 'Dr. T.' Terrell to the band's lineup. Prior to Terrell joining the band in January of 2002, the lineup comprised bassist Tommy Jones, drummer Bill Bokas and guitarist Dan Roth. 'T. has been an incredibly dynamic addition to the band,' says guitarist Roth. 'He actually re-joined the band in 2002 after being an original member. We formed in the fall of 1999 and he (Terrell) had to leave us to assist his mother with an illness. We continued on as a three piece for more than two years and were very happy to have him back into the group.' The Dan K. Theory's sound is diverse, ranging from tightly arranged song structure to middle-of-the-universe, open-air jams. The new, self-produced EP showcases this sonic diversity with three tracks each written by a different member of the band. “Too Many Nights,” by guitarist Roth, is a contemplative tune with lush arrangement of guitar parts. It begins introspectively and launches into a Benson-style, ethereal guitar break in the middle. By song’s end the band works its way into a great ending jam that takes the tune into soaring territory. “Song to Remember” is an offering from 5-string fretless bass player Tommy Jones. This instrumental piece truly demonstrates the band’s ability to work through arranged music with several mood and tempo changes throughout the tune. It is at one instance subtle and at another raucous and rocking as it peaks to the song’s conclusion. “Midnight Bell,” by drummer Bill Bokas, completes the trio of new material with a tight, catchy, almost “Farmhouse”-esque feel to it. Vocal harmonies shine through in the mix with Roth countering Bokas’ Dwayne Allman-style delivery. The EP was recorded and mixed in March, 2003 at Sound Rite Recording in Danielsville, Georgia and engineered by Dan Dudley, who has recorded Athens artists XXX Harddrive and Sara O’Brien. Knowing the project would be a “major marketing piece” as well as being available for sale at live shows, The Dan K. Theory mastered the work at Rodney Mills Masterhouse in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Mills himself (producer of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Doobie Brothers and many others) dialed in the sound and achieved the final product. “We’re very happy with how everything turned out,” says Bokas. “We seem to become an exponentially better band about every six months, and this work is a reflection of that fact.” Three of the Kind will be available at all the band’s live shows as well as via their website, www.danktheory.com. MP3 versions of the songs are also available for download there as well. Look out for the Dan K. Theory in a city near you this year. The band has been cooking in the state of Georgia and has continuously been breaking new ground in the Carolinas and beyond. Remember: “Be there or be unaware!!”