My wife Lauren and I deliver a unique blend of original folk music with influences both new and old, ranging from Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel to The Civil Wars and Mumford & Sons. Usually performs around an hour of meaningful, beautiful and stirring music made up of acoustic guitar, harmonica, tambourine, foot stomping and vocal harmony.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 40 - 70 minutes
What to Expect
My wife and I delivering intimate and subtle arrangements of our original music and the occasional cover song. Our sound ranges from romping foot stomping with soaring harmonies to soft and haunting slower ballads packed with emotion.
After seven years of touring and writing with Nashville based outfit The War, Daniel Levi Goans recorded Choice Cannonballs in the heat and humidity of a North Carolina summer in the very basement where he discovered his love for playing music as a child. His early explorations of the piano evolved into an attempt to capture the rich tradition of American folk. The songs are stripped down tributes to the folk storytelling tradition with sparse soundscapes that evoke the feverish density of the summer in which it was recorded.
Goans retreated into a small wooden library overlooking the Chesapeake Bay to record his second solo release. With over 50 songs prepared, he intended to echo the sultry Carolina-Folk accents of his first release, but the rhythms of the tides began to speak into his music. The walls, the shelves, and the spines of the books became a percussive backbone for the songs. The winds whipping in from the bay opened up space for the words to resonate, fortifying the unadulterated honesty of his writing. What was once the beading of moisture and a breeze rolling off the piedmont foothills was now a tempest, a rush of water both beautiful and dangerous.
Heeding to the winds and the waves on the Bay, BrotherStranger looks into the loneliest moments of human experience with a piercing gaze that weaves them into a place of tenderness and safety. These meditations are nestled in a poetic cadence that resists modern cynicism and fragmentation while harkening to a place in our hearts and our heritage that recognizes the sacred nature of narrative. Intrusive in his hope and with penetrating confidence, Goans leaves a peace in the footsteps of his voice, a suggestion that while beauty is often well hidden, it is freely found.
Additional Booking Notes
We have our own sound system in needed. If PA is provided, we need 2 vocal mics and 1 mic for an amp.
Depends on the gig.
|Daniel Levi Goans||Vocals, Guitar, Piano|
|Lauren Plank Goans||Vocals, Tambourine, Harmonica|
Influences & Inspiration
Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Mumford & Sons, The Avett Brothers, Arcade Fire
2 vocal microphones
1 microphone for an amp
1 direct box
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