The Violin and The Sandman

On a dust ridden red bench he sat
with a violin in his trembling hands
he began to sing.
Looking up over the clock towers
and through rose colored shades
he began to strum.
Two birds danced
and shook their feathers
as he began to stand.
The violin turned into sand.
And so his time was stopped.
He looked at the sand
and dove in.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Chris Daniels and Friends

Chris Daniels and The Kings 

Chris Daniels is no joke when it comes to talent within a musician.  He has a strong sense of humor and seems to really be the voice for the band.  Yes he is the lead singer but he is also much more than that because he was constantly communicating to all of his friends "The Kings" and giving them energy and feedback throughout the show.  In addition this man is strong, because for nine months he struggled with Leukemia and got right back up on stage after his struggle, which is quite an inspiration.
Chris Daniels has played with some of the most influential musicians, a few of which include B.B. King, Uncle Cracker, Blues Traveler, Sonny Landreth, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, David Bromberg, Bill Payne, Don Was, The Neville Brothers, Delbert McClinton, Sister Hazel, Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray, Taj Mahal, Al Cooper, Bonnie Raitt, Ziggy Marley, The Fixx, and many others. 

Here is a little history about Chris Daniels, because he deserves to have mention of his background.  As soon as he appeared on stage I know that this man had seen a few things- good or bad, he is a traveling observer as most musicians are.  Daniels started in the 70s as a songwriter and guitarist when he was seventeen years old.  At that time he was playing with David Johansen before Johansen was a part of The New York Dolls and also with Russel Smith.  At an early age he got his fix for music and has not stopped ever since.  There is something about music that makes everyone forget about the hard times.



No comments:

Post a Comment