C. Daniel Boling
Saturday, February 4,2017
Doors Open at 7:00pm
Show Starts at 7:30pm
Winner of the prestigious Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk songwriter contest, Daniel shares experiences from a life well-lived in places as far-ranging as Japan, Okinawa, and Padre Island, Texas. With his well-crafted story songs and friendly tenor this balladeer /songwriter delights audiences coast-to-coast in over one hundred shows a year, from House Concerts and listening rooms to major festivals (Kerrville, Winfield, Woody Guthrie, and others).
Born into a traveling Air Force family, he later worked as a National Park Ranger (yes, the gun-toting kind) and as a Criminal Investigator for the US Bureau of Land Management. He started touring at 50, an age when most guys are planning their retirement. He’s released seven albums since 1999 -- the most recent, THESE HOUSES, was produced by Jono Manson and released April of 2016 on the Berkalin Records songwriter label.
Daniel’s songs tell interesting stories about a variety of unusual characters, including himself. He plays the guitar and banjitar (a banjo/guitar hybrid) with a deft fingerpicking style that always enhances the stories, and a bit of harmonica into the bargain. His clear tenor draws positive comparisons to John Denver and Pete Seeger, and like Pete, Daniel is happiest when his audiences sing too!
There’s a lot of Steve Goodman in Daniel’s delivery and storytelling. You can also hear the influence of other classic folk singers and songs from the great American folk tradition. It’s no surprise that iconic Appalachian folk singer Jean Ritchie is his second cousin. He’s had the pleasure to share the stage with Tom Chapin, Small Potatoes, Jack Williams, Tim Henderson, John Flynn and many more. He’s won numerous songwriting awards including Walnut Valley Festival, Santa Fe bluegrass and Old Time Festival, Albuquerque Folk Festival, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, and the granddaddy of them all – the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriter Award.
There’s a reason that Still on the Hill calls him “one of the most talented songwriters on the circuit.” Whether or not you’ve walked the very same roads, you can’t help but relate to these songs – and no matter what your story is, you’ll love Daniel’s.
Tickets are $20
BYOB/Tastings provided by Pedernales Brewing Co.
Complimentary Nacho Bar/Snacks and Setups Avaliable