Dan Joeright

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Dan Joeright
Dan Joeright.jpg
Cleveland, Ohio
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materBerklee College of Music
  • Gatos Trail Recording Studiol
  • Earth Moon Earth (Founder)

Dan Joeright is an American musician,songwriter, record producer and audio engineer.[1] He is the owner of Gatos Trail, a recording studio located in Joshua Tree, California, and the founder of the cosmic rock band Earth Moon Earth.[2]

Joeright is known for his diverse range of talents, which have led him to create and produce music across various genres. His extensive drumming experience includes working with Sasquatch, The Rentals, David Byrne, Terry Hall, Jim White, and Ed Mundell (Monster Magnet), among many others. Additionally, his music production credits include producing, engineering, and mixing for several artists, including Yawning Man, The Rentals, Mekons, Big Scenic Nowhere, and SZA.[3][4]

Early life and education

Joeright was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He began playing the drums at a young age and played with a variety of musical acts at numerous parties, events, bars, and weddings before graduating from high school.

To further his musical education, Joeright moved to Boston, where he enrolled at Berklee College of Music and was awarded both a jazz masters and a professional music scholarship. There, he earned a BFA in professional music , honing his skills and expanding his knowledge in music theory and performance.


In 1991, Joeright moved to New York City and started playing drums with the experimental rock band Sulfur in the city's underground music scene. Additionally, he was a member of the rock band A/N, formed by Algis Kizys and Norman Westberg of the Swans.[5]

In 1997, Joeright joined Luaka Bop recording artist Jim White for several North American and European tours in support of the album "Wrong Eyed Jesus," including two tours opening for David Byrne. During this time, Joeright took part in recording sessions with Terry Hall and Jim White, both of which David Byrne produced.

In 1999, Joeright moved to Los Angeles and joined the psychedelic rock band The Snakes, who's self-titled LP was released by Anton Newcombe’s (The Brian Jonestown Massacre) label The Committee To Keep Music Evil. During this time, he also worked with Peter Stuart, Los Super Elegantes, Abby Travis, Kristian Hoffman, and El Vez, among others.

In 2006, Joeright joined the synth-rock band The Rentals, which was created by ex-Weezer bassist Matt Sharp. During 2006 and 2007, Joeright toured with The Rentals and recorded their "Last Little Life" EP[6] out of his garage in Hollywood, which he dubbed the "Outer Space Studio." He took on the roles of drummer,[7] producer, and engineer during this time. The song “A Little Bit Of You In Everything” from that EP was featured on the hit TV series Grey's Anatomy.[8]

In 2008, The Rentals began writing and recording their "Songs About Time" multimedia project, which Joeright played drums on and helped produce and mix. Some of his drumming from the “Songs About Time” sessions were used on The Rentals' 2014 album "Lost in Alphaville," alongside the drumming of Pat Carney of The Black Keys.[9]

In 2015, Joeright built and established a recording studio called Gatos Trail. Since its inception, the recording studio is known to have hosted renowned artists , including SZA, Sharon Van Etten, Twin Shadow, Wand, Gunna and Belly, among many others.[10]

In 2016, Joeright formed the experimental cosmic rock band Earth Moon Earth.[11] The band has been host to a wide variety of renowned musicians over the years such as Jasmine Ash, Skye Edwards (Morcheeba), Jonathan Hischke (Broken Bells), Rich Good (The Psychedelic Furs), Gabriella Evaro, Be Hussey (Radar Bros), Bob Villwock, Esteban Chavez (The Freeks) and Ryan Johnson. The band’s self-titled debut album received wide acclaim, and their track "Seven Sisters" was featured on the TV series "Now Apocalypse."[12]


Year Album Credits
1998 Delirium Tremens Drums & Composer
1999 Galvanized Yankee Performer
2002 & Drums
2002 The Pinkermen Set Drums
2002 The Snakes Drums
2007 My Native Land Drums
2007 The Last Little Life (EP) Producer, Engineer, Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Group Member
2009 Born in the Wrong Era Drums
2009 Loss of Desire Engineer
2010 Fop Drums
2011 Resilience: A Benefit Album for the Relief Effort in Japan Guest Artist
2014 Lost in Alphaville Drum loop, Percussion
2020 Vision Beyond Horizon Engineer
2021 Live in the Mojave Desert (Vol. 1) Engineer, Mixing
Nuclear Rainbow Recording
Nite Creatures Recording
Minor & Nuclear Rainbow Recording
Live in the Mojave Desert (Vol. 2) Engineer, Mixing
Live in the Mojave Desert (Vol. 3) Engineer, Mixing
Live in the Mojave Desert (Vol. 4) Engineer
Live in the Mojave Desert (Vol. 5) Engineer, Mixing
Lavender Blues Engineer, Photography
In the Morning Recording
Dreams Wash Away Recording
Day After Day Recording

In the media



  1. "Dan Joeright Songs, Albums, Reviews, Bio & More". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
  2. Green, Pete (7 May 2014). "DesertFest London 2014 - Day 1 Review By Pete Green". The Sleeping Shaman. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
  3. "Luna Arcana - Issue 1 by LUNA ARCANA - Issuu". issuu.com. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
  4. "Dan Joeright". Discogs. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
  5. "Feels Like Flying, by Earth Moon Earth". Earth Moon Earth. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
  6. "The Rentals return with first release in over eight years, Last Little Life | Marquee Magazine". marqueemag.com. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
  7. "Time-slipping with Rentals drummer DAN JOERIGHT". Brand New Beat. 19 February 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
  8. "Earth Moon Earth Circle the Sun with a "New Mourning" (single release) and New Album on the Horizon". Coachella Valley Weekly. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
  9. "IM Music Magazine". immusicmag.com. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
  10. "Hi-Desert Star | Where you go to know!". hidesertstar.com. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
  11. "Dove Dances with Drum in Earth Moon Earth". Coachella Valley Weekly. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
  12. "new-release-special-with-earth-moon-earth". www.mixcloud.com. Retrieved 23 March 2023.

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