Monday, October 8th At Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2)
U.S. Tour Starts Next Week
Dates With Holly Golightly And McDougall
Poor Boy’s Love Letter Vol.1 EP Out October 9th
“DANIEL WAYNE is one of the TOP 5 NY ACTS you MUST SEE IN 2012” – CBS .COM
“Cincinnati-bred, Brooklyn-based auteur Daniel Wayne pens dark Americana with indie melancholy and a distinct bluegrass twang.”
– TIME OUT NY
“..he performs with a delicate strength – precise and passionate. His style of singing and playing is such that there’s power in the silences between strums and verses, that’s how much he had the crowd on a string” – GIMME SHUTTER .COM
“Daniel Wayne plays that steel string, sunburst Guild guitar like his mama told him not to…he plays bar chords with his thumb. Sometimes bluesy, Daniel Wayne has a classic country backbone with eerie undertones: Slow songs like “Far From Here” sound like My Morning Jacket, while “The Fool” gristles like a basey Townes Van Zant song.” – THE DELI MAGAZINE
In a time where audiences are starved for authenticity, there are only a few that can actually deliver the goods to make you feel like you are hearing some thing classic and familiar yet fresh. Brooklyn’s best new troubador, Cincinnati transplant Daniel Wayne is one of those artists.
You are sold on Daniel Wayne’s talent and potential as well as his infectious charisma in the first nanoseconds that you hear the powerful and amazing range of his gifted voice. There aren’t many artists that possess the talent to mesmerize the listeners to absolute silence and command them to listen to a voice that is both angelic, as well as full of power and range. Daniel’s music is simple, raw, at times dark, at times inviting, but always with a sense of vulnerability. If you are looking for the next big voice, look no further than Daniel Wayne.
Daniel Wayne’s live shows, whether solo, or with is band, are sharp, stunning and pack a serious visceral wallop and must be seen to be believed. Opening the past year for Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs, Shawn Mullins, O’Death, Handsome Family, Heartless Bastards, The Head and The Heart, and Anna Calvi, Daniel has captivated audiences with his stunning performances with a voice that’s like a potent cocktail of Tim Buckley, Devandra Banhart, Harry Nilsson, and Roy Orbison with a spice of that hillbilly high lonesome wail, and the best whistle you’ve heard since Andrew Bird.
At the age of 8 he began writing songs and beats on a Casio keyboard his sister gave him. Growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, teachers used to complain to his mother that he made weird noises in the classroom. He has always had music in his head and lyrics on his mind. He played trumpet in high school and was once given a failing grade for a music theory class because he refused to recite someone else’s song, opting instead to perform an original.
Daniel Wayne’s self titled EP was released in June 2011. The follow up, “Poor Boy’s Love Letter Vol.1,” will be released on October 9.
10.08 – Rockwood Music Hall – New York, NY* (EP Release Show)
10.09 – The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ*
10.10 – The Fire – Philadelphia, PA*
10.11 – Northside Tavern – Cincinnati, OH*
10.13 – Mickey Finn’s – Toledo, OH*
10.14 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH*
10.16 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL*
10.17 – Jackpot – Lawrence, KS*
10.18 – Firebird – St. Louis, MO*
10.20 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA*
11.02 -11.10 – Tour with McDougal (VENUES TBA)
11.13 – The Way Station – Brooklyn, NY# (FREE)
*opening for Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs
#opening for Kelli Scarr