When you think of "grassroots" and "down to Earth," you don't normally think of a movie star. You especially don't think of a movie star the caliber of Jeff Daniels. Yet that is exactly what Jeff has accomplished with his second CD Grandfather's Hat.
With the follow-up album to Live and Unplugged, Daniels has proven that he is not an actor who sings, but an accomplished singer/songwriter who's musical talent does not require the support of his acting. Further proof of his talent is supported by the musicians Daniels has performed with over the last couple of years. Although it took him some time to feel comfortable on stage behind his guitar, Daniels' confidence has matured with his songwriter, being invited on stage to perform a few songs with legends
Lyle Lovett, John Haitt, and Guy Clark during their rare "Songwriters" tour. Having his pal Keb Mo' join Jeff on stage was equally rewarding (Jeff calls it a "free guitar lesson"). From time to time he's also been fortunate to expand his shows to sold out venues outside of the Midwest.
Grandfather's Hat is an evolution of a career in motion. What started out as a means of raising money for the equity theatre he founded (The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan) has become a back road journey that taps into the storyteller's head. But now it has a melody, as well as a story to tell. And if you happen to find your foot tapping along, then that would be just fine.
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