kevin daniel

Kevin Daniel is a Brooklyn-based Americana singer-songwriter. He recently finished his second EP, Myself Through You, recorded at Degraw Sound in Brooklyn, NY, and produced, engineered, and mixed by Ben Rice. Kevin gathered together a host of talented, professional musicians from all backgrounds for the project, resulting in a richly recorded blend of genres and instruments.

Featuring sounds as diverse as pedal steel guitar, flugelhorn, and bluegrass banjo, the songs on the five-song EP Myself Through You deliver sublime lamentations of the country-tinged Americana Daniel has created over the last few years. The EP’s title track, "Myself Through You" is Daniel’s attempt to take a subjective look at his own life. FULL BIO

MYSELF THROUGH YOU - MARCH 2018

Kevin Daniel recently finishing his second EP, Myself Through You, recorded at Degraw Sound in Brooklyn, NY, and produced, engineered, and mixed by Ben Rice. Daniel’s sophomore EP brings the sounds of organ, steel guitar, and horn to the forefront of Americana music, a genre growing its fan base exponentially. With backup vocals provided by the talented Irene Blackman, Daniel’s lyrics touch on his childhood in rural North Carolina, personal struggle with a tragic loss, and the inevitable forward push of time.

FLY

Kevin Daniel's first full length EP, recorded at Degraw Sound and released in 2014. Spotify Link.

 

SORROW & SIGHT

A rock and roll single in D, recorded in Greenpoint, BK at Rose Studio and released in 2016. Spotify Link.

NO ELMA

This pop ode to Kevin's rescue dog Elma is complete with backup vocals by singer Carly Brooke. Spotify Link.

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Music video for "Myself Through You", the forthcoming single from the EP 'Myself Through You'.

Shot in upstate New York at a historic farmhouse, Sorrow & Sight is a rock-anthem homage to the ripples beneath the water of Kevin's creative process. Directed by Eric Ambrosino.

“This guy’s the real deal” – Blurt Magazine

“Daniel’s soul is laid bare for all to marvel at, the mini-album being its ideal presentation. Country has long lost this natural vibe, and Kevin’s work is all the better for preserving it” – Let It Rock

“This is the future of great country, great rock and roll and not just a radio voice, but a real voice”—East Coast Rocker

This fun, upbeat composition is the track to a short video documenting Daniel and his dog Elma's morning trip to catch early morning surf at Rockaway Beach in Queens, NY. Directed by Eric Ambrosino.

“Kevin Daniel might be a new name to you but remember it because his country-leaning rock and moody ballads really showcase his anthemic songwriting and hoarse-throated vocals and we hope he’s here to stay.His new EP, “Myself Through You” is 5 tales of heartache, self-evaluation, survival, and perseverance, that echo off the relentless backbeat of pedal steel guitar, flugelhorn, and bluegrass banjo.It seems Daniel really doesn’t do irony, preferring to put his heart on his sleeve and in his wordplay. The vocals also reflect a go-for-broke aesthetic, as he often starts off in a hushed whisper only to jump an octave into a desperate howl. He sings songs of good times, hard times and warm memories and all while retaining complete musical integrity”—The Network317

“While Daniel takes chances and bends the boundaries as far as a patented Americana sound is concerned, mixing rock & roll with new country, and a bit of the blues leaving this newcomer sounding like a revered veteran who is mastering all genres as he morphs them into one” – Innocent Words

“Although his arrangements and lyrics are on the more emotional side of the fence, Kevin has a clear rock n’ roll attitude. 'Myself Through You' is filled with roots-rook flavors and city boy charm” – Subba – Cultcha

“It’s radio and TV ready with enough darkness creeping around the edges to appeal to fans of Jason Isbell and Ryan Adams. He tells stories of hope-filled melancholy in songs tinged by loneliness, loss and having the strength to carry on. Daniel’s voice and words feel honest and hopeful” – Muzik Beat

“Myself Through You: A solid Americana mash up that takes a mass of back porch sounds and ties them together with whip smart, hard hitting lyrics about the human condition. A modern take on the singer/songwriter as seeker, Daniel has a firm grasp on is destiny no matter how tenuous destiny may be” – Midwest Record

“An amazing musician” – The Subjective Perspective Show

“His emotion filled songs translate beautifully into his live show” -- RadioBuzzD

HIGHLIGHTS

-Multi-instrumentalist, playing saxophone, piano, guitar, and singing since childhood.

-Released first EP in 2014, recored at Degraw Sound in Brooklyn, NY.

-Signed with CEN to release and promote second EP, Myself Through You in early 2018.

-Currently touring Myself Through You EP across the United States.

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

-US tour of Myself Through You EP across dozens of American cities and towns

-FLY 'EP' release at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC

-'Sorrow & Sight' music video release at Mercury Lounge, NYC

-Acoustic brunch series at Baby's All Right

-Additional NYC venues include The Knitting Factory, Bowery Electric, and Pianos

-Festivals include Black Potatoe Fest, Jersey Shore Fest, and Brooklyn Folk Festival

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