A child of the 60s, Dan Marshall of Oakley grew up with a single mother and two brothers in Toledo, moved to Cincinnati at age 9 and attended Indian Hill High School. Because his stepfather Charles ‘Buz’ Biscay, who had two sons, inherited a house in Kenwood, Marshall was able to experience a different culture than northeastern Ohio. “It was a shock,” said Marshall.Although he was shy as a child, he overcame it. “I was exposed to people with money, but they put their pants on one leg at a time,” he noted. That introduction gave him the ability to attend C-level executive meetings later in his life. To this day, he still has contacts from high school. “We’re all human,” said Marshall.When he was ten-years-old, he received his first guitar as a Christmas gift. “I taught myself music,” Marshall said. He now performs at various venues, including Millions Café in Mt. Lookout, Riverbend Music Center and the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, as LoopManDan. ‘If you never give up, you never fail,” he added.At Indian Hill High School, he served in the marching band, sung in the select show choir and performed in school musicals. Among his influences were Steve Strider, band director at IHHS, Hank Henley, choir director, and Joe Gaudio, another band director. In addition, he continued his art work, doing posters. Avoiding a bullying situation, Marshall stayed in the library and taught himself some computer skills such as BASIC language.
Source: Dan Marshall – Self Taught Renaissance Man from Oakley