The story of Daniel And The Lion begins in a tiny Wisconsin town and it ends up in Nashville. It's a story with a million mile markers and a dream as big as the sky. A thousand live shows have created a wanderlust that have dragged founders Jimmie Linville and Daniel Pingrey around America - and as luck would have it, into the arms of The Outlaw Roadshow - where they have been a perennial favorite for years now.
They are one of the few bands who have managed to play Outlaw Roadshow events in New York, in Austin, on the national tour with Counting Crows -- and now this month in Nashville. We like to think of them as part of the family.
There was so much magic, even in the beginning, but then everything got even better with the addition of talented multi-instrumentalist Michaela Thomas. The band got fleshed out further with the inclusion of gifted friends in music. The intimate little jams can now be played that way, or they can be delivered with an orchestral and drum-laced fury reminding the audience of a sudden storm roaring across the horizon.
It's wonderful that we can once again announce Daniel And The Lion are back with us - this time in Nashville. The band appears Friday Night, 7/17 at the Mercy Lounge.
The Best 13 Minutes You've Ever Spent:
Daniel And The Lion - and friends at the Outlaw New York sessions!
Video by Ehud Lazin
THIS IS WHO WE ARE - When I wrote to the band last week, asking for their latest bio, the ever-entertaining Jimmie Linville responded only with this, "Daniel and the Lion is a rock band living in Nashville, Tennessee. Good at writing songs, bad at writing an artist bio."
The Outlaw Roadshow is absolutely free to the public (ticket giveaways begin soon!) July 17 & 18 at the Mercy and High Watt in downtown Nashville. New artists announced each day!