|Full Name||Daniel David Murphy|
|Birthdate||July 12th, 1962|
|Position||Guitarist, vocalist (lead on some songs)|
|Instruments played||Gibson Les Paul guitar, acoustic guitar|
|Duration in band||1983–2012|
- Member of the Minneapolis supergroup Golden Smog which is made up of members from The Replacements, The Jayhawks, Wilco, and Run Westy Run (among other former members).
- The first band he was in was called "At Last".
- Runs an art store alongside his work in the band.
- Is a collector of vintage art and has had some of his collection displayed at local Minneapolis galleries.
- Shares the same name as a popular Australian liquor store chain.
- On October 9th 2012, an official message from Dan was posted on the forum of EnterTheSoulAsylum.com regarding his departure from Soul Asylum. His decision to leave the band was to continue a quieter life with friends and family.