- Doc started playing blues and British Invasion music at colleges, town halls and roadhouses in South Dakota in 1964. In the 60's he played in landmark clubs like "The Cafe Wah', The Hippidrome and Trudy Hellers in New york City. He moved to eastern Long Island and played and recorded through the 70's and 80's mostly in NYC and The Hamptons. Some of those bands were: The Tweed Ring, The Wall, The Sunrise Highway Band, The Muskrats and the( NY) Shakers. In 1989 Doc moved to Springhill, Florida and soon joined a local band as a drummer. He then formed several bands here in Florida including, The Big Foot Boogie Band, The Shakers, The Doc Shaker Band, Rhythm Xpress, Doc Shaker's Blues Remedy and Blues & Company before forming today's Big Foot .
He grew up in a music enviorment - His father is guitarist Doc Shaker,his brother Tom is a bass player,his brother Tim plays guitar,and his sister Lori plays guitar and bass. "There was always a band playing at the house growing up" said Dan. Dan is also a guitarist and songwriter. He joined Big Foot in 2012