C. Daniel Boling
“Think of a subtle intertwining of Steve Goodman, John Prine and Tom Paxton.” – Fred Schmale / Real Roots Café, Dutch music magazine
"Daniel's songs are filled with sweet imagery and infallible word craft, and his live performances bring another dimension of energy and charm. – Singer/Songwriter Steve Gillette
“One of my favorite songwriters.” – Legendary Texas Songwriter Tim Henderson
"Daniel Boling has become one of the most influential songwriters and touring performers in this genre." – Taylor Caffery - Hootenanny Power - WRKF - Baton Rouge, LA
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 Okinawa, Japan and Padre Island, Texas. With his friendly tenor and well-crafted story songs, this balladeer /songwriter delights audiences coast-to-coast in over one hundred shows a year, from House Concerts to 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 full-time at 50, an age when most guys are planning their retirement.
In 2019 Daniel joined the iconic folk trio The Limeliters with Andy Corwin and Steve Brooks. They maintain an active tour schedule including a number of co-billed concerts with The Kingston Trio and The Brothers Four.
Daniel has released eight albums since 1999 – the newest three produced by Jono Manson and released on Berkalin Records:
· Live at The Kitchen Sink - 2018
· These Houses - 2016
· Sleeping Dogs - 2013
Daniel’s songs tell interesting stories about a variety of characters, including himself. He plays the guitar, banjo 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 a distant 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 Kerrville New Folk, Walnut Valley Festival, Santa Fe bluegrass and Old Time Festival, Albuquerque Folk Festival, and Woody Guthrie Folk Festival and has played juried showcases at the Southeast, Northeast, Southwest, FarWest and Midwest conferences of the International Folk Alliance.
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.
C. Daniel Boling
PERFECTLY STABLE MUSIC
P.O. Box 53122
Albuquerque, NM 87153
www.sonicbids.com/cdanielboling (Electronic Press Kit)
Berkalin Records Recording Artist
Kerrville New Folk – Winner
Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriter Contest – 1st Place Winner
Walnut Valley Acoustic Music Festival Songwriter Contest – Three Time Winner
Santa Fe Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival Songwriter Contest – Winner
2018 CD "Live at The Kitchen Sink" is nominated for 2019 New Mexico Music Awards for "Best Folk Song" for "Appalachia" and "Best Novelty Song" for "Rent-a-Snake"
2016 CD "These Houses" - GRAMMY nominating ballot - "Best Folk Album"
2016 CD "These Houses" - 2017 New Mexico Music Awards - Winner "Best Folk Song" for "Mama’s Radio"
2016 CD "These Houses" - "Favorites of 2016" - Rich Warren / The Midnight Special - WFMT, Chicago, IL
2016 CD "These Houses" - "Favorites of 2016" - Ron Olesko / Traditions - WFDU, Teaneck, NJ
2016 CD "These Houses" - "Top 10 of 2016" - John Rumsey / Four Strong Winds - KVMR, Nevada City, CA
2014 CD "Sleeping Dogs" - "Top 10 of 2014" - Bob Sherman - "Woody's Children" WFUV, New York, NY
2014 CD "Sleeping Dogs" - "Top 10 of 2014" - John Rumsey - "Four Strong Winds" KVMR, Nevada City, CA
2014 CD "Sleeping Dogs" - "Top 10 of 2014" - Wayne Greene - "Radio Wayne" www.RadioWayne.com , TX
Live at the Kitchen Sink