As a young man I was drawn to Outlaw Country music
and especially the "Man in Black" Johnny Cash. "Singer of Songs" was written for and recorded
by Johnny Cash and played at his funeral. What an honor that Tim O'Connell asked me to record it too!
My Grandpa, Jim Akins and the family
band, The Travelin' Texans, which included my Mama and Uncle Mike who provided the roots of my musical path. -- My Grandpa playing and singing for me are my earliest
musical memories. His influence is reflected in my songs with the traditional style I bear. How I would love to
sit on his front porch swing with him today and ask his advice on my latest creation.
Thanks for giving my music a listen,
I genuinely appreciate it!. I write and record out of pure passion for the music, not seeking the spotlight, only
your ears. Turn up the sound and let's escape back in time. - Daniel
"When you love somebody, you do unselfish
You do things for them and you have no thought for your own well being." - Coach Mark Bowles
My mom is a superhero in my eyes. She put her four
kids on top of her list while she was raising us while working two or three jobs a day to take care of us in our
younger days, and, in her spare time she even taught me how to dance!!!
She is now recognized as a master of her craft, a Master Chef, and believe me when I say, THIS GIRL CAN COOK! One
of the hardest things Iíve ever did was leaving home and the table she served us fantastic food on.