The Lt. Dan Band is a cover band founded by Kimo Williams and Gary Sinise who have worked together since a Steppenwolf production of A Streetcar Named Desire. The band is named after the character Lieutenant Dan Taylor, whom Sinise portrayed in the film Forrest Gump. Sinise has said in interviews that many people know him by sight as “Lieutenant Dan” rather than by his real name, hence the band’s name. The concept came about when Sinise requested for permission to bring musicians along during his USO tours. The group was initially known as “Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band”.
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