Born in Texas, the youngest of a family of 11, Dae got his early exposure to music through an older brother who played saxophone. Listening to his older brother rehearse hours both alone and later in a local band inspired Dae’s journey into music. It also inspired his interest in the more than 10 instruments that he has learned to play since.
Dae Juan got his name from his childhood best friend who taught him to play bass guitar. That childhood friend’s son was still-born on New Year’s Day and was named Juan. This is homage to that friend (who has since passed away) and to his son.
Dae has spent a lifetime making music, learning from that event to enjoy every minute in life to be happy.