With a voice like a mountain stream, Daniel McKell sings songs for grown-ups who never grew up and kids feeling the weight of the world.
His work carries the droning, circular quality of a Buddhist meditation, incorporating percussive found sounds from babbling brooks and Canada geese. But it’s not all soothing slow jams. His guitar playing can also push out the power chords and his soft swinging tenor can strike a silly, speedy staccato. Lyrically he’s just as likely to tickle your bellybutton as he is to wrap a blanket around hard times, spinning yarns that send prayers up in soap bubbles.
With a suitcase of tunes for children and adults, Daniel sings from the heart about the everyday wonders of our broken yet surprising world.