"Breathes there a man or woman with a soul so dead as to never have craved a fix of good, old-fashioned, honest-to-God live horns ... one of the few acts with enough brass in its gorgonzolas to hit the road as a full-fledged horn band." BILLBOARD

Better Days ~ A new recording!

Better Days: a 2-disc double album is available in both physical and digital format at CDBaby or iTunes

Quotes:

Scott Arbough, KBCO, “This is the best album you’ve ever made. It’s a beautiful record!”

Chuck Morris, AEG Live, “This is the album I’ve always wanted you to make.”

Better Days is a brand new solo album from Chris Daniels, founder of Chris Daniels & The Kings. The album is an Americana feeling journey that includes some of the best acoustic and roots musicians on the planet at this time including, Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield/Poco), Sam Bush (New Grass Revival, AMA & IBMA stalwart), Kenny Passarelli (Elton John, Joe Walsh), Mollie O’Brien (A Prairie Home Companion), Greg Garrison (Leftover Salmon and The Punch Brothers), John Magnie (The Subdudes), Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks), Mary Huckins (Dakota Blonde), Hazel Miller (Big Head Todd), Brad Kopp & Ernie Martinez (journeyman Austin and Denver pickers), members of the Queen City Jazz Band, and a host of others.

Chris Daniels’ first solo project in 30 years! A testimony and celebration of his life and his music.

Sample Track
Medical Marijuana

Right now you can get the great new 2-disc CD in a number of ways:

It is available at – Twist & Shout in Denver, The Denver Folklore Center, or Albums on The Hill in Boulder and at Amazon.com … AND… it will be available across the country in great independent record stores through CIMS Distribution in the next few weeks.

You can here more about the album and Chris’s story – click on> Colorado Public Radio

And here is what Paul Epstein owner of Twist & Shout said about Chris and the new CD,  Thanks Paul!

Chris Daniels has been such an integral part of the Colorado music scene for so long, that it is almost possible to take him for granted. What a huge mistake that would be, as one listen to his beautiful new album Better Days will immediately confirm that he is an artist at his peak. After a nearly fatal bout with Leukemia, Chris has obviously taken stock of what matters in this life, and his art and audience are the clear beneficiaries. A sprawling, musically diverse program of heartfelt tunes, Better Days finds Daniels addressing lots of issues from his past in a mature and, as always, humorous way. Whether it is lost love, found responsibility or loving acknowledgements to his fellow musicians, Chris looks it straight in the eye. He doesn’t shy away from tough subjects, such as the loss of his first wife at 36 on “I Still Think Of You,” or his own recent brush with mortality on “Sister Delores.” He also never loses his ability to laugh at himself as on the timely “Medical Marijuana” or “Therapy,” but as always Chris is at his best when serving the songs, and numbers like “Eldorado Canyon,” “This Old Guitar” and “Better Days” show his superior craftsmanship as a singer, songwriter and arranger. As the album comes to a close with a breathtaking rendition of the old spiritual “Right Down Here” and fellow Colorado legends Hazel Miller, Freddi Gowdy, Clay Kirkland and Tim Irvin among others are singing and playing along, and one looks over the amazing package by local artist Greg Carr, filled with touching photos from Chris’ life, it was pretty easy to see why this guy is a hometown hero. He’s one of the best we’ve got.

Chris Daniels Booklet
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