Daniel Christian

Why book Daniel Christian?

Often compared to The Beatles, James Taylor, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, and Paul Simon, Nashville recording artist Daniel Christian blends folk/country roots with a pop/rock sensibility. He weaves "stick-in-your-head" melodies backed by big harmonies with thought provoking lyrical content. Audiences call his engaging performances "organic thought rock" that "sounds like cinnamon rolls taste!"

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Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 20 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: AFM

Overview

Daniel Christian is at home in front of any crowd, sharing songs and stories, both original and familiar. His spontaneity and charm engage everyone in a fun, interactive program suitable for all ages!

Daniel Christian

Singer-Songwriter Daniel Christian presents his engaging and spontaneous program in front of diverse audiences across the United States. His thought-provoking songs and genuine charm have earned him two National Country Music Festival awards, and six Omaha Entertainment Award nominations, including Best Singer-Songwriter and Artist of the Year.

His debut album, I Am Merely Sand, was released in 2007. The collection of critically acclaimed songs features such notable talent as Grammy-winning bassist Charlie Chadwick (Pam Tillis, Steve Earle, Peter Frampton) and guitarist Pat Bergeson (Chet Atkins, Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett).

In 2009, Daniel joined the roster of performers making themselves available to entertain soldiers overseas. The same year, he was selected to perform at "Born to Play," an event spanning North America, which set the record for largest simultaneous acoustic music concert of all time.

Daniel Christian is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, and the Nebraska Arts Council. He is also a founding member of Nebraska’s chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), and in 2007, he helped compose the school song for Johnson County Central High School in his hometown of Tecumseh, NE. The Lincoln Journal-Star says that the song creates "a unity between the school and its community of patrons. The lyrics pay homage to what had been but also focuses on what is now — and what will be. It focuses on unity, loyalty and pride in the new school."

Daniel continues to share his music across the nation. He has performed for sold-out audiences at Nashville’s renowned Bluebird Cafe, and Atlanta’s famed Eddie’s Attic. His diverse experience with a variety of projects has allowed him to entertain crowds at Disneyland & Walt Disney World, on the Warner Bros. cruise line, in the Bahamas, and on many festival stages, including Austin’s Red Gorilla Music Festival and the annual South By SouthWest (SXSW) Tribute to legendary songwriter Freddy Powers. Daniel has opened shows for internationally recognized artists such as: The Fixx, Gary Allan, Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, Chris Cagle, Andy Griggs, Martina McBride, and Sawyer Brown!

Daniel’s anticipated new album, Hold Your Breath, was released in the spring of 2010, and recently featured on Mike Flynn’s The Folk Sampler program on NPR. The album features nearly 30 musicians from Daniel's native Nebraska, including Kris Lager (Indigenous) and Steve Hanson (C.W. McCall), and was mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Doug Van Sloun (Bright Eyes, She & Him, Ronda Vincent).

Daniel's third album, Speak, was released in 2013. The project is produced by Andrew Osenga (Caedmon's Call) and features loads of Nashville talent, including Paul Eckberg (Amy Grant, Jana Kramer), James Gregory (Michael W. Smith, The Civil Wars), and Charlie Lowell (Jars of Clay).

Testimonials

“Daniel Christian has a smooth, clear pop voice that is an absolute pleasure to listen to. Thought provoking songs that are as marketable as they are substantial. There is significant substance in the songwriting here that is reminiscent of some of the best songwriters in pop/rock music.”

– Wildy Haskell

“Engaging, well thought-out lyrics; style ranges from early James Taylor to contemporary Ryan Adams. Excellent production. Strong appeal. Strong foundation.“

– TAXI

“Christian is so well-versed that his lyrics never cease to be poetic and meaningful.”

– Stereo Subversion

"Daniel Christian has appeared on the B-107.3 morning show and his talent and professionalism are top notch. Not to mention he's very charismatic and a really nice guy! His song ‘New Sun Rising’ was great when he performed it acoustically on the air, but the studio version on his CD is even better. I'm still listening to the CD in my car!”

– Joe Skare

“There are no boundaries around Daniel’s ability to WOW an audience! This singer-songwriter-multifaceted musician is IT! From screaming teen-agers, to admiring twenty-thirty-forty-somethings, and beyond, he doesn’t let anyone down!"

– Mike & Sharon Schilling

"You guys are the best... band... EVER!"

– Riley

“Daniel Christian is what might happen if we merged the Beatles, Son Volt, The Vigilantes of Love, and Bob Dylan is his Memphis blues stage. A solid listen!”

– James Morovich

"Daniel Christian is a creative and talented singer/songwriter that we are privileged to feature in our venue. He plays an excellent mix of original music as well as cover songs. Daniel continually portrays a professional demeanor and is a favorite among Myth’s patrons."

– Brian Murzyn

“Christian’s well-crafted music is part country, part storyteller."

– MusicScribe

"A fantastic upbeat sound full of fun and excitement, it’s no wonder this has gained plenty of airplay on a variety of stations. The CDs pull you away on a journey of great music and lyrics. Daniel has hit a homerun! Do yourself a favor and do not pass him by."

– Joel Michalec

"Truly wonderful songs written by a gifted singer."

– Laurie McClain

“Daniel Christian has a strong sense of melody, a commanding vocal presence and the soul of a poet. His vocals make Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger sound like a second-class karaoke singer. The band behind him is full and robust, like a French-pressed cup of coffee.”

– Jason Turner

"An exciting, unique performer whose songs lift you up when you hear them!"

– Bobby Miles

“Daniel Christian is a songwriter whose compositions are strong on melody, with intelligent lyrics that challenge the listener. He is a gifted singer and multi-instrumentalist, playing drums, guitar and keyboards on his CDs. He sings and plays his songs with an intensity and passion beyond his years. In a musical landscape where there are so many posers and manufactured artists, Daniel stands out as the real deal.”

– Charlie Chadwick

"Daniel Christian delivers. You'll definitely be a fan!"

– Awaken Music

"Excellent!"

– A'n'R Magazine

“The band soars with great piano and guitar! An Eagles easy feeling drive to it with sweet pedal steel and lyrics that sound as if they could have been penned by Jackson Browne. 'Flowers and Song' has a nod to Graham Nash’s Laurel Canyon love songs while 'Summer’s Gonna Roll You' is a funky stroll through early seventies country rock.”

– Americana UK

“This gem reminds me of a cross between James Taylor and Todd Herfindal of The Meadows, and if that sounds intriguing to you, give his disc a listen. Christian is a quality singer-songwriter.”

– Absolute Powerpop

Influences & Inspiration

Daniel writes and performs a variety of music, including pop, rock, folk, country, blues, and gospel. He is most frequently compared to James Taylor and The Beatles, and regularly compared to Tom Petty, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Bruce Hornsby, Billy Joel, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, and Crosby Stills Nash & Young.

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