1974, moved to California to teach at Cal State Fullerton. There he met fiddler Byron Berline and together formed the band Sundance with John Hickman (banjo) and Jack Skinner (bass). They recorded for MCA records.
1974-2004, besides performing as a professional musician, he was a professor of speech communications at Cal State Fullerton. He has two earned doctorates: the first in theology, the second in speech communications.
1975-1995, he had a twenty-year partnership with fiddler Byron Berline and banjo player John Hickman. They performed together as Sundance, BCH and California.
1977, released “Lady’s Fancy” album (Rounder).
1979, released “Sweet Southern Girl”album (Sugar Hill).
1983, released “Dan Crary Guitar” album (Sugar Hill).
1989, released “Take a Step Over” album (Sugar Hill).
1992, released Thunderation album (Sugar Hill), which won the NAIRD Indie Award for “Best String Music Recording.”