Friends and Family

Hey if you were wondering the best way to connect with other fans – look no further! We have an Official Friends and Family group on Facebook where you can post videos from shows, upload pictures with me, and connect with others in your area for when I come to town. I post videos and daily stuff in the group! It’s also the first place I leave information!

TONIGHT! 7-10 The Stillery 2nd ave. Daniel Bell & Lexi Lew

CMA week

Hey everyone! Here’s what all is going on this week for CMAFest! Share this post on your website and show me before the set and I’ll have a drink with you!!

Wednesday night – Welcome

Cerveza Jacks 6-10pm

Thursday – Thirsty Tailgate Party w/ Lexi Lew

CrazyTown 2nd floor 2-6:15pm

Friday – Finding FGLs House w/ Lexi Lew

FGL House 2-6pm

Saturday – sitting outside away from it all

The Stillery Midtown 3-6pm

Sunday – Funday!!!

Famous Saloon 9-11am

FGL House w/ Lexi Lew 2-6pm

The Stillery 2nd ave w/ Lexi Lew 6:30-10pm

Hope to see you at this weeks events!

Walkin’ around

I don’t typically get to walk around downtown but today I did. Had a little bit of time between gigs so I took a little walk just to check things out. I went in a new bar on broadway named Ole Red – a Blake Shelton spot. It looked really nice and the staging was beautiful and roomy. There’s a balcony that you can go up and have the same dining experience with an LED screen display of the first floor stage so you never miss a moment. I hope that I could play in there someday. It looks great – check it out if you can.

I also got to see my buddy Brit Stokes playing over at Whiskey Bent Saloon. I call him a Broadway pied piper because he’s so good people flock to him it’s awesome! Such a talent.

Gearing up for a good night at Cerveza Jacks come by if you are in town!

~db

May 16th – it’s a Wednesday

Today I will be at George Jones Museum rooftop 3-6 followed by Cerveza Jacks 6-10.

I love playing Wednesday shows because it’s the only day of the week when Business Time by Flight of the Concords makes sense.

On an unrelated note at 11:47 last night the Nanny Named Fran just rapped on a rerun and it made me smile because she snort-laughed to the best and if you want to know what I mean by that – try to YouTube it.

I did not put up a YouTube video today so as to take one week off. I spent a little bit of time last night with a good friend of mine and he informed me that he will be leaving town in a few weeks and it made me sad. If I were honest I was hoping that he would come over some situation that would make him realize that he’s in the right place but who am I to say what’s right or not. I hope the best for him and really do believe in his talent. In all of his travels I hope he gains friends, inspirations, and the world! Have fun out there big guy!

I love my wife and daughter so much – just want everyone to know that!

~db

May 12th

I woke up around 9:15 today and like most days: my wife and dog were sitting on the bed trying to gently shake me awake. My dog Sophie runs in normally and starts licking my face which I know is a form of dog-love but I wish I could brush her teeth first. My daughter was out in her pack and play – the moment I come into view she starts jumping up and down repeating the syllable “da.”

For some reason I find myself in front of Disney movies just about every morning like we’ve established a routine. Today we watched Secret of the Wings which is a part of Tinker Bell series on Netflix. Our normal circuit has movies like Moana, Trolls, Sing, Boss Baby, Puss in Boots, Finding Dory and Shrek. Anything with a good soundtrack is always best but in some rare occasions we skip movie and go straight to music on the TV. My little girl loves live performances on YouTube which I think means she’s going to be a performer but who knows. I only hope that whatever she does she will be comfortable, happy and safe! I love my little girlie! We are just a few months away from meeting our little boy – due the end of August! So excited to meet him!

Midtown

In a surprise turn of events I’ll be performing at The Stillery in Midtown today 3-6. If you’re around town and would like to hang out come by and see me! The food and staff are awesome and it’s right in the heart of midtown! Parking is available which is very different from every other show I play in downtown.

What’s next

The world has been taking some interesting steps lately and it’s both fun and hard to watch. People all over the country are carrying out large acts of hate and anger, there aren’t many good examples for young men anymore, and entitlement is at an all-time high.

It’s a rough time to live in. It’s rough for everyone – not just you and I. I think we have been so “connected” that we forgot what it felt like to be apart from information so now we want everything right away. With everything so readily accessible – patience has lost its appeal. RIGHT NOW! Everything needs to happen right now and that’s stressful.

If you unplugged for 2 days how would you feel on day 3?

Things to think about!!!

I’ll be playing at Cerveza Jacks now every Wednesday night 6-10 so come on out! I’ll see ya then!

The Pedalboard Chat

I think I’m going to be condensing my pedalboard again to fit my loop-station again. I’ve been recently separating my fx board from my RC300 so that I could keep all my options open in terms of tone – but I’m starting to figure that there are some FX that I don’t use that often. I’m not sure if it will provide the amount of board real estate that I need.

The Rc300 is 21.4 inches my board is 24 inches across so I can only really fit one other pedal at the same level as the looper.

I may be searching for a larger board around the ballpark of 32-35 inches across and 18 inches wide with a slight incline for easy reach.

I’m thinking about retiring a few pedals and relocating some to make setup a bit easier. It should work out and I’m pumped about it. Let me know what you think!

Monday mornings

It’s Sunday night and I’ve just finished playing – I met some really interesting people tonight. It has come to the moment where I just want to be home with my kiddo and my lovely lady! No cushion could make me feel the way my own family does! Thanks everyone for spending time with us today it was emotional and it has ended the way it began – with the lives of my life! Thanks again! Don’t forget to vote for who I’m going to cover on YouTube this week on Wednesday! Tomorrow morning Headlights will be coming out on YouTube so check it out!

See ya!

Cinco

Today is Cinco De Mayo and it’s a rainy beautiful interesting holiday. I have the privilege of joining one of my best friends tonight at The Stillery from 7-10. I’ll be joining Mr. Roger Jaeger this evening for a night of music – we’ll break out a lot of favorites going all the way back to the 30s! Before then I’ll be spending some time with my queen and princess here at the house. We are about a half hour away from a Cece nap and I’ll be able to get working on some website things. My day will be productive and I can’t wait to get the ball rolling in the next day or so! Hope to see you all tonight at the Stillery! If you’re out of the area check in to my Facebook for a Facebook Live broadcast of this evening! See you then!!!