gundo (aka Daniel Gunderson) came into filk sideways in the early part
of the century, bringing years of folk and classic rock experience with
him. Early on, he foolishly said "Why not?" to Eric Coleman
and Toyboat was born. Within Toyboat, he established himself as a
fronting utilityman, and from time to time he takes the stage with his
classic-rock-as-folk side-band Howlin' Beagle.
If it has strings, keys, or can be hit, gundo will play it, sometimes
with very little notice either of the song, the key, or, indeed, the
performance itself. In recent years gundo has shifted
from guitar and mandolin to playing piano and Hammond in the
Pegasus-nominated Random Fractions. He can also be found on stages
throughout North America backing up various filk luminaries, surrounded
by multiple instruments and pleading for an accurate set list.