Daniel Bumgardner

Daniel Bumgardner
A native of the potent and unforgettable small town of Georgetown in rural South Carolina, Daniel earned his BA in Theatre from the University of South Carolina, where he cultivated passions for directing plays and producing music. In the naive pursuit of artistic independence, he chased one of those dreams to Washington, DC, where he worked as an Assistant Director for several productions at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre, as well as a freelance director and sound designer. He draws from his experience in the realms of literature and history to describe a third of the over a thousand pipes that make it through our doors on a weekly basis, as well as writing and editing blog posts, newsletters, and all other forms of content that end up on our website. He continues to produce music for himself and others well into the wee hours of most mornings, usually accompanied by espresso over ice, a few smokes, and a pipe. Daniel has a fondness for Hip Hop and Future Bass, but will excitedly discuss most music and art related topics, preferably over coffee.
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Strangers In The Park

April 15, 2019 by Daniel Bumgardner
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Black Label Cigars: Set Apart From The Fold

October 17, 2018 by Daniel Bumgardner

American Pipemaking Exposition 2018

July 3, 2018 by Daniel Bumgardner

Aromatically Subjective: A Study in Leaf & Process with C&D's Appalachian Trail Series

May 2, 2018 by Daniel Bumgardner
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The Canted Briar Tales

April 6, 2018 by Daniel Bumgardner
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The Doctor Is In

February 12, 2018 by Daniel Bumgardner

The Calabash Pipe: An Origin Story

September 7, 2017 by Daniel Bumgardner
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7 Cigars For Special Occasions

September 1, 2017 by Daniel Bumgardner

The History Of The Zippo Lighter

August 11, 2017 by Daniel Bumgardner

All Pipes Considered: Missouri Meerschaum

March 17, 2017 by Daniel Bumgardner
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