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C. Daniel Boling


“Think of a subtle intertwining of Steve Goodman, John Prine and Tom Paxton.”
– Fred Schmale / Real Roots Café, Dutch music magazine

"One of the most talented songwriters on the circuit!"
– Donna & Kelly / Still on the Hill

"Daniel's guitar playing is exquisite and his vocals are particularly good."
– Singer/Songwriter Steve Gillette

“One of my favorite songwriters.”
– Legendary Texas Songwriter Tim Henderson

2014 Winner of the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk songwriter contest, Daniel shares experiences from a life well-lived in places as far-ranging as Okinawa, Japan, and Padre Island, Texas. This balladeer /songwriter with the friendly tenor brings his well-crafted story songs to happy audiences coast-to-coast in over one hundred shows a year, from House Concerts to festivals (Kerrville, Winfield, Woody Guthrie, and others).

Born into a traveling Air Force family, he later worked as a National Park Ranger (yes, the gun-toting kind) and as a Criminal Investigator for the US Bureau of Land Management. He started touring at 50, an age when most guys are planning their retirement. He’s got six albums including the newest, SLEEPING DOGS, produced by Jono Manson and released at the end of 2013 on the Berkalin Records label. The album was a Finalist for four 2014 New Mexico Music Awards, and chosen Top 10 Albums of 2014 by Woody’s Children Host, Folk DJ Bob Sherman.

Daniel’s songs tell interesting stories about a variety of characters, including himself. He plays the guitar and banjitar (a banjo/guitar hybrid) with a deft fingerpicking style that always enhances the stories, and a bit of harmonica into the bargain. His clear tenor draws positive comparisons to John Denver and Pete Seeger, and like Pete, Daniel is happiest when his audiences sing too!

There’s a lot of Steve Goodman in Daniel’s delivery and storytelling. You can also hear the influence of other classic folk singers and songs from the great American folk tradition. It’s no surprise that iconic Appalachian folk singer Jean Ritchie is a distant cousin. He’s had the pleasure to share the stage with Tom Chapin, Small Potatoes, Jack Williams, Tim Henderson, John Flynn and many more. He’s won numerous songwriting awards including Kerrville New Folk, Walnut Valley Festival, Santa Fe bluegrass and Old Time Festival, Albuquerque Folk Festival, and Woody Guthrie Folk Festival and has played juried showcases at the Southeast, Southwest, Northeast, Midwest and FAR-West conferences of the International Folk Alliance.

There’s a reason that Still on the Hill calls him “one of the most talented songwriters on the circuit.” Whether or not you’ve walked the very same roads, you can’t help but relate to these songs – and no matter what your story is, you’ll love Daniel’s. (Electronic Press Kit)



*2014 “Woody’s Children” Host Bob Sherman – WFUV-FM – TOP 10 Albums of 2014
*2014 “Four Strong Winds” Host John Rumsey KVMR-FM – TOP 10 Albums of 2014
*2014 "Radio Wayne"- Host Wayne Greene – in Texas – TOP 10 Albums of 2014
*2014 EuroAmericana Radio Chart – TOP 10 for January
*2014 Rich Warren “Pick” Album – "Midnight Special" WFMT/Chicago
*2014 South Florida Folk Festival Songwriter Contest – Finalist
*2014 SWRFA Folk Alliance Conference – Official Showcase Artist
*2014 FAR-West Folk Alliance Conference – Official Showcase Artist
*2013 NERFA Folk Alliance Conference – Quad Showcase Artist
*2013 FARM Folk Alliance Conference – Official Showcase Artist
*2012 FARM Folk Alliance Conference – Folk DJ Invitational Showcase Artist
*2012 Santa Fe Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival Songwriter Contest – Winner
*2011 NERFA Folk Alliance Conference – Quad Showcase Artist
*2010 FolkDJ Top 500 Albums – #130
*2010 SERFA Folk Alliance Conference – Official Showcase Artist
*2010 Walnut Valley Acoustic Music Festival Songwriter Contest – Winner in Two Categories
*2007 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriter Contest – 1st PlaceWinner