Dan Tyminski


Dan Tyminski has a long history with PineCone. He’s performed at World of Bluegrass in a variety of ensembles and in 2022 as a part of PineCone’s Down Home Series.

“You’re looking at a collection of probably my favorite musicians to play with, I’m not kidding,” said Dan Tyminski of the band that joined him on the mainstage of the 2022 IBMA Bluegrass Live festival. The Dan Tyminski Band is Maddie Denton (fiddle), Jason Davis (banjo), Grace Davis (bass) and Gaven Largent (dobro).

2022 was the year that Hurricane Ian blew into Raleigh just in time for the festival. Pinecone and the City of Raleigh moved the entire festival inside that year. Dan Tyminski said from the stage “…we can tell who is not afraid of band weather. Everyone who showed up tonight is tough!”

Throughout his 30+ year career, Tyminski has left his mark in every corner of modern music. Tyminski’s voice famously accompanies George Clooney’s performance of the Stanley Brothers’ classic song “I am a Man of Constant Sorrow” in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou. The making of the song comes with a good story. “I told my wife that I’m going to get to do this voiceover, and she said, ‘What’s a voiceover?'” Dan joked from the stage in Raleigh. “I told her it’s where you go to the movies and you’ll see George Clooney on the big screen but you’ll hear my voice coming out.” Then Dan laughed, “She said, THAT’S MY FANTASY!”

“Man of Constant Sorrow” was a hit and caught the ear of Swedish producer DJ and Avicii. He approached Dan about collaborating and that resulted in the global hit “Hey Brother.” It’s a song that continues to resonate having been streamed more than 1-billion times on Spotify.

In addition to his successful solo career, Tyminski has played guitar and mandolin for Alison Krauss and Union Station since 1994.