In 2009 Dan put
together an All Star Super Group band
with friends from the
various projects and dear friends from over the
years. Based in Bradenton, Fl.
where he resided, this project brought together
hard hitters; Chaz Trippy
(from Greg Allman), Taylor Caldwell, Mike Hensley ,
Tony Tyler, Gary Guzzardo
(from Marshal Tucker Band), and Jeff Artibassey
(from Captain Beyond).
This new project which heralded his distinct
"Dangerous" namesake was
designed to get back to the true art of touring.
The bands focus would also include writing new
material and rejouvinaing Dan's music passion
around the state and the country.
The "Dangerous Dan Toler Band" was born and
began working locally using Aces Live in Bradenton
as a practice stage to work out material and
tighten the group.
Other gigs included the Music Ranch (Mid Florida)
and Earl's Hideaway.
In a difficult turn of events, Dan was suddenly
found unable to walk or speak. After testing the
diagnosis was in and it was not good. Dignosis was
(Lou Gerigs Disease) This band was not able to
record and stopped before it could really do what
Dan wanted o do with it.
In 2011 the Toler Tucci Band was formed headed by
Steve Tucci to help Dan
continue to play and to record his last album. This
would be Dan's last band
project and was lucky to do recordings. He played
until he got tired, then rested,
then continued to play some more. It was tedious
and long days for Dan but the smile on his face
never left. The band helped put together benefit
concerts to help the Toler Family. This would be
his remaining legacy.
"We did a radio show and trying to be
respectful, I told Dan that I would wait
for his cue not wanting to walk over him
in the interview, but Dan told me to speak
and and jump in there. Don't hold back and
to perform to the best of my abiities.
Best advice he gave me, "Always take the
opportunities your given." Dan always
encouraged me to play to the best I could
because that's what he did and that's what
he expected his band memebers to do as
well. That's what made Dan's music so
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