Jesse Daniel with Johno Leeroy at the 'Dad Lounge
Jesse Daniel possesses the hard-won life experience that many sing about, but few
have actually lived. Instead of wearing those trials like badges of honor, he has used
them to forge the solid foundation from which he has built his career. After overcoming
years of addiction and all that comes with it, he set out to make a life in music and
hasn't looked back since. This unrivaled determination led to his debut in 2018, Jesse
Daniel, which proved to be a major foot-in-the-door for him as an artist. After touring this
record extensively he released his second album, Rollin On, in 2020. If the first record
was a foot in the door, Rollin On was a battering ram, making it near impossible to
ignore his name in country music. It let the world know that Daniel was here to stay and
received national (and international) praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Sirius XM
Outlaw Country DJ Shooter Jennings, American Songwriter and Saving Country Music
among many others. Its success in spite of a global pandemic only highlighted the
impact it had.
Daniel used the forced downtime of 2020 to write and record his best work to date; a
twelve song album called Beyond These Walls, collaborating again with esteemed
Grammy nominated producer, Tommy Detamore at Cherry Ridge Studios. A good
portion of its songs were co-written by Jesses partner, bandmate and co-owner of their
independent label Die True Records, Jodi Lyford, who is heard throughout singing
harmony vocals. I wanted this record to reflect where Im at in life a more mature
album and version of my sound, but without sacrificing any of the things that make it
Jesse Daniel. Every song on this record reflects a part of me. says Daniel.
The collection features members of George Straits Ace In The Hole Band (Ronnie
Huckaby), Willie Nelsons band (Kevin Smith), and even includes a duet, completely
in spanish, with Raul Malo of The Mavericks.
Many have praised Daniel as a showman or performer, but less often as the songwriter
he truly is. The subject matter on this album shed light onto this side of him that had
been there all along, but many have overlooked. Clayton Was A Cowboy honors the
timeless tradition of storytelling in country music, capturing the simplicity, hardship and
tragedy that oftentimes go hand in hand with living truly and completely free. Gray is a
sad but true glimpse into what addiction can look like. Written from the perspective of a
friend, it covers the helplessness one feels while watching someone they love throw
their life away. Daniel said, Ive been to a lot of funerals in the past few years, most of
them were for friends who died far too young. I wrote this song to tell the truth about
what it's like, and to try and expose the glamorous image people give addiction for what
Daniels worker's anthem, El Trabajador, taps into his upbringing, working the flea
markets with his mother and step-father (a native of Northern Mexico), while Soñando
Contigo covers unbearable grief and heartache in true Ranchera style.
In the lyrics to the closing track, Ill Be Back Around, is where the album gets its title.
The only true bluegrass song on the album, it features masterful dobro played by
Tommy Detamore, fiddle by Hank Singer and flatpicking guitar by John Carroll. While it
is about doing time in prison, it transcends that narrative by being relatable to anyone
who has been stuck somewhere against their will.
This album is a love letter to country music in its many forms. It will leave you with a
sense of knowing Jesse Daniel better, both as an artist and person. He has grown
immeasurably as a singer, songwriter, producer and bandleader since his humble
beginnings in small town California and Beyond These Walls lays out just how far he
has come and will continue to go.
One man's hope to help people feel less lonely through the art of American song writing and performing.
Friday, September 24th, 2021
7pm doors, 8pm-ish show start
$10 / 21+
Trinidad Lounge (View)
421 N. Commercial St.
Trinidad, CO 81082
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|