Daniel Boling is a songwriter with a storyteller’s ear for detail and a balladeer’s turn of phrase. His songs are inhabited by interesting characters drawn from Daniel’s life, family and friends: the vagabond running off with a tiny circus to tour the West; an aging Viet Nam veteran looking back with surprise at his departed youth; a young rancher inheriting his grandfather’s nearly worn out rangeland and hoping he can hold on and live up to the family legacy; a passenger on Flight 93 calling his wife to say goodbye; and morons with a death wish proving Darwin’s theory of evolution! His finger-picked guitar and banjitar support a good, clear tenor voice that evokes his characters’ emotions perfectly.

Daniel has released five independent albums since 1999. His songs have been featured on Rich Warren’s “Midnight Special”, NPR’s “Car Talk”, the Dr. Demento Show and on many other folk-format radio programs throughout the U.S., Canada, Austrailia, Europe and Israel.

 

Daniel’s 4th CD, He Dreams, was released in 2009 and features 13 new original songs recorded with a sparse, almost live feel and includes cameo appearances by several great friends: Jack Williams, Meredith Wilder, Jimmy Abraham, Jim Schwar, and Suzanne Shelton. Daniel’s newest CD project, “LIVE! from the Winter Folk Festival 2009” also came out in 2009 and showcases his live MainStage set at this outstanding festival. His 3rd CD, The Old International, was released in 2003 and features a supporting cast of dear friends from the road including Bill Ward, T.R. Ritchie, Still on the Hill, Dave Nachmanoff, Susan Clark, Orrin Star and a few more. His previous releases are Welcome Home in 2000 and Perfectly Stable in 1999. Songwriting honors include:

    • 1st Place Winner, Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival 2012
    • Quad Showcase Artist – NorthEast Regional Folk Alliance Conference 2011
    • “He Dreams” charted #130 on FOLK-DJ’s Top 500 Albums of 2010
    • Official Showcase Artist – SouthEast Regional Folk Alliance Conference 2010
    • Winner – Talent Contest – Albuquerque Folk Festival 2010
    • Winner – Love Songs – Walnut Valley Festival 2010
    • Winner – Feeling Blue Songs - Walnut Valley Festival 2010
    • Nominee – New Mexico Music Awards  2004 & 2010
    • 1st Place Winner, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival 2007
    • Winner – Songs for Children, Walnut Valley Festival 2005
    • Alternate Winner – Love Songs, Walnut Valley Festival 2005
    • Alternate Winner – Blues, Walnut Valley Festival 2005
    • Director’s Cut Top 20 Honorable Mention - Great Lakes Songwriting Contest 2009
    • Daniel’s song WELCOME HOME has been chosen as the Festival Theme Song for the Albuquerque Folk Festival in New Mexico
    • Singer/songwriter Finalist:

South Florida Folk Festival 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003

Heartland Folks Fest 2001

Suwannee Springfest 2000

Career and family took a good deal of his attention over the years and Daniel fit his music in around the edges of about 60 hours a week as a National Park Ranger and later a Bureau of Land Management Special Agent, but since February, 2008 he’s been performing and touring full-time. Daniel loves any venue where original songwriting is appreciated and folks want to listen to the stories the songs tell. Please get in touch for bookings, recordings, further information, or just to visit.

Thank you for supporting original acoustic music!

 

– C. Daniel Boling

 

 

Instrumentation

C. Daniel Boling – Guitar, vocals, banjitar (a guitar/banjo hybrid), harmonica, [and songwriting]

DANIEL’S DISCOGRAPHY:

  • LIVE! from the Winter Folk Festival – 2009 – a live performance CD recorded in January, 2009 at the Florence Winter Folk Festival in Oregon, with 14 songs including 11 originals;
  • He Dreams – 2009 – a CD album of 13 original songs;
  • The Old International – 2003 – a CD album of 14 original songs;
  • Welcome Home – 2000 – a CD album of 16 original songs;
  • Perfectly Stable – 1999 – a two CD album of original, traditional, and cover folk music;
  • Songs From SWRFA – 2010 – includes Daniel’s song “I’d Rather Elect Tina Fey”
  • Oasis Acoustic Sampler Volume XII #6 - includes Daniel’s song “Tell Me You Love Me So” from the CD “He Dreams”;
  • Oasis Acoustic Sampler Volume IX #14 – includes Daniel’s song “Darwin’s Pride & Joy” from the CD “LIVE! from the Winter Folk Festival 2009″;
  • Oasis Acoustic Sampler Volume IX #10 – includes Daniel’s song “A Million Little Things” from the CD “He Dreams”;
  • Oasis Acoustic Sampler Volume 43 – includes Daniel’s song “Mama’s Words” from the CD “The Old International”;
  • Oasis Acoustic Sampler Volume 30 – includes Daniel’s song “Sixteen-penny Candy” from the CD WELCOME HOME;
  • Oasis Acoustic Sampler Volume 21 – includes Daniel’s song “Green Street & Canal” from the CD “Perfectly Stable”;
  • Sounds of Freedom / America Remembers – 2002 – includes a cover of Daniel’s song “Flight 93 (I Just Called to Say Goodbye)”

 

A FEW OF DANIEL’S NOTABLE VENUES:

  • Folkstage 2012 (Chicago, IL)
  • Anderson Fair 2010 (Houston, TX)
  • Aten Place Barn Concerts 2010 (Boyne Falls, MI)
  • Walnut Valley Acoustic Music Festival 2005 & 2010 (Winfield, KS)
  • Official Showcase Artist – SouthEast Regional Folk Alliance Conference 2010 (Mountain View, AR)
  • Quad Showcase Artist – NorthEast Regional Folk Alliance Conference 2011 (Kerhonkson, NY)
  • Florence Winter Folk Festival 2009 & 2012 (Florence, OR)
  • Florence Summer Folk Festival 2010 (Florence, OR)
  • Adams Avenue Roots & Folk Festival 2009 (San Diego, CA)
  • Swallow Hill Harvest Fest 2008 (Denver, CO)
  • Woody Guthrie Folk Festival 2007 (Okemah, OK)
  • Albuquerque Folk Festival 2000-2011 (Albuquerque, NM)
  • New Mexico State Fair 2001 & 2007 (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Taste of Tippecanoe Music Festival, 2003 (Lafayette, IN)
  • South Florida Folk Festival 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • Heartland Folks Fest 2001 (Leavenworth, KS)
  • Suwannee Springfest 2000 (Liveoak, FL)

 

ON Art of the Song | December 9, 2012 | 7:00 am

Daniel Boling

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Daniel Boling is a songwriter with a storyteller’s ear for detail and a balladeer’s turn of phrase. His songs are inhabited by interesting characters drawn from Daniel’s life, family and friends: the vagabond running off with a tiny circus to tour the West; an aging Viet Nam veteran looking back with surprise at his departed youth; a young rancher inheriting his grandfather’s nearly worn out rangeland and hoping he can hold on and live up to the family legacy; a passenger on Flight 93 calling his wife to say goodbye; and morons with a death wish proving Darwin’s theory of evolution! His finger-picked guitar and banjitar support a good, clear tenor voice that evokes his characters’ emotions perfectly.

Daniel has released five independent albums since 1999. His songs have been featured on Rich Warren’s “Midnight Special”, NPR’s “Car Talk”, the Dr. Demento Show and on many other folk-format radio programs throughout the U.S., Canada, Austrailia, Europe and Israel.

 

Daniel’s 4th CD, He Dreams, was released in 2009 and features 13 new original songs recorded with a sparse, almost live feel and includes cameo appearances by several great friends: Jack Williams, Meredith Wilder, Jimmy Abraham, Jim Schwar, and Suzanne Shelton. Daniel’s newest CD project, “LIVE! from the Winter Folk Festival 2009” also came out in 2009 and showcases his live MainStage set at this outstanding festival. His 3rd CD, The Old International, was released in 2003 and features a supporting cast of dear friends from the road including Bill Ward, T.R. Ritchie, Still on the Hill, Dave Nachmanoff, Susan Clark, Orrin Star and a few more. His previous releases are Welcome Home in 2000 and Perfectly Stable in 1999. Songwriting honors include:

    • 1st Place Winner, Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival 2012
    • Quad Showcase Artist – NorthEast Regional Folk Alliance Conference 2011
    • “He Dreams” charted #130 on FOLK-DJ’s Top 500 Albums of 2010
    • Official Showcase Artist – SouthEast Regional Folk Alliance Conference 2010
    • Winner – Talent Contest – Albuquerque Folk Festival 2010
    • Winner – Love Songs – Walnut Valley Festival 2010
    • Winner – Feeling Blue Songs - Walnut Valley Festival 2010
    • Nominee – New Mexico Music Awards  2004 & 2010
    • 1st Place Winner, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival 2007
    • Winner – Songs for Children, Walnut Valley Festival 2005
    • Alternate Winner – Love Songs, Walnut Valley Festival 2005
    • Alternate Winner – Blues, Walnut Valley Festival 2005
    • Director’s Cut Top 20 Honorable Mention - Great Lakes Songwriting Contest 2009
    • Daniel’s song WELCOME HOME has been chosen as the Festival Theme Song for the Albuquerque Folk Festival in New Mexico
    • Singer/songwriter Finalist:

South Florida Folk Festival 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003

Heartland Folks Fest 2001

Suwannee Springfest 2000

Career and family took a good deal of his attention over the years and Daniel fit his music in around the edges of about 60 hours a week as a National Park Ranger and later a Bureau of Land Management Special Agent, but since February, 2008 he’s been performing and touring full-time. Daniel loves any venue where original songwriting is appreciated and folks want to listen to the stories the songs tell. Please get in touch for bookings, recordings, further information, or just to visit.

Thank you for supporting original acoustic music!

 

– C. Daniel Boling

 

 

Instrumentation

C. Daniel Boling – Guitar, vocals, banjitar (a guitar/banjo hybrid), harmonica, [and songwriting]

DANIEL’S DISCOGRAPHY:

  • LIVE! from the Winter Folk Festival – 2009 – a live performance CD recorded in January, 2009 at the Florence Winter Folk Festival in Oregon, with 14 songs including 11 originals;
  • He Dreams – 2009 – a CD album of 13 original songs;
  • The Old International – 2003 – a CD album of 14 original songs;
  • Welcome Home – 2000 – a CD album of 16 original songs;
  • Perfectly Stable – 1999 – a two CD album of original, traditional, and cover folk music;
  • Songs From SWRFA – 2010 – includes Daniel’s song “I’d Rather Elect Tina Fey”
  • Oasis Acoustic Sampler Volume XII #6 - includes Daniel’s song “Tell Me You Love Me So” from the CD “He Dreams”;
  • Oasis Acoustic Sampler Volume IX #14 – includes Daniel’s song “Darwin’s Pride & Joy” from the CD “LIVE! from the Winter Folk Festival 2009″;
  • Oasis Acoustic Sampler Volume IX #10 – includes Daniel’s song “A Million Little Things” from the CD “He Dreams”;
  • Oasis Acoustic Sampler Volume 43 – includes Daniel’s song “Mama’s Words” from the CD “The Old International”;
  • Oasis Acoustic Sampler Volume 30 – includes Daniel’s song “Sixteen-penny Candy” from the CD WELCOME HOME;
  • Oasis Acoustic Sampler Volume 21 – includes Daniel’s song “Green Street & Canal” from the CD “Perfectly Stable”;
  • Sounds of Freedom / America Remembers – 2002 – includes a cover of Daniel’s song “Flight 93 (I Just Called to Say Goodbye)”

 

A FEW OF DANIEL’S NOTABLE VENUES:

  • Folkstage 2012 (Chicago, IL)
  • Anderson Fair 2010 (Houston, TX)
  • Aten Place Barn Concerts 2010 (Boyne Falls, MI)
  • Walnut Valley Acoustic Music Festival 2005 & 2010 (Winfield, KS)
  • Official Showcase Artist – SouthEast Regional Folk Alliance Conference 2010 (Mountain View, AR)
  • Quad Showcase Artist – NorthEast Regional Folk Alliance Conference 2011 (Kerhonkson, NY)
  • Florence Winter Folk Festival 2009 & 2012 (Florence, OR)
  • Florence Summer Folk Festival 2010 (Florence, OR)
  • Adams Avenue Roots & Folk Festival 2009 (San Diego, CA)
  • Swallow Hill Harvest Fest 2008 (Denver, CO)
  • Woody Guthrie Folk Festival 2007 (Okemah, OK)
  • Albuquerque Folk Festival 2000-2011 (Albuquerque, NM)
  • New Mexico State Fair 2001 & 2007 (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Taste of Tippecanoe Music Festival, 2003 (Lafayette, IN)
  • South Florida Folk Festival 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • Heartland Folks Fest 2001 (Leavenworth, KS)
  • Suwannee Springfest 2000 (Liveoak, FL)

 

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