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Better Days

by Chris Daniels & the Kings

A new Americana songwriter's album featuring Sam Bush, Richie Furay, John Magnie, Mollie O'Brien and an amazing group of musicians.
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1. Better Days
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2. Medical Marijuana
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3. South Carolina
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4. Eldorado Canyon
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5. Wildcat
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6. I Still Think of You
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7. Rose Colored Glasses
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8. Cabin Fever
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9. Sister Delores
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10. Good Ol' Beast
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11. Therapy
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12. Old Man Das
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13. This Old Guitar
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14. Mena
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15. Right Down Here
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16. When I'm Gone Live At Telluride With New Grass Revival
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17. Old Man Das Live At Telluride With New Grass Revival
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18. Cabin Fever Live At Telluride With New Grass Revival
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19. South Carolina Live At Telluride With New Grass Revival
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20. Grandfather's Christmas (Ila's Carol)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This is the first solo-project for Chris Daniels in 30 years of recording and touring around the world with his band Chris Daniels & The Kings. It is dedicated to my sister Jane who's gift of a bone marrow transplant via stem cells gave me the time to make this record. It is also dedicated to my son Cedar who asked me to do an acoustic record. And finally, thanks to all the amazing musicians like Richie Furay from Poco, Sam Bush, John Magnie from the Subdudes, Mollie O'Brien and so many more who donated their time to make this record happen. This is a true AMERICANA record with the music I grew up listening to woven into the fabric of these songs.

NOTE: Chris Daniels is nominated to be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame with Judy Collins, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and more - sometime in late 2012 or early 2013.

Album Credits for Better Days

Better Days 4:52
Chris Daniels, vocal & acoustic
Bass, Kenny Passarelli
Drums & Percussion Christian Teele
Mandolin, Sam Bush & Ernie Martinez
Dobro, Ernie Martinez
Vocals, Richie Furay & Tim Goodman

Medical Marijuana 3:27
Chris Daniels, vocal & guitar
Acoustic Bass, Greg Garrison
Drums, Christian, Teele
Fiddle, Sam Bush
Mandolin, Sam Bush
Vocals, Jane Roche & Mark Oblinger
Vocal Arrangement: Kip Kuepper

South Carolina 4:04
Chris Daniels, vocal, guitar & mandolin
Acoustic Bass, Greg Garrison
Drums & Percussion, Christian Teele
Fiddle, Sam Bush
Accordion, John Magnie
Electric Guitar, John McVey
Vocals, Mary Huckins and John McVey

Eldorado Canyon 4:47
Chris Daniels, vocal & guitar
Acoustic Bass, Greg Garrison
Percussion, Christian Teele
Acoustic guitar, Sean McGowen
Acoustic New Mexico Guitar, Ernie Martinez
Flute, George Cahill
Vocals, Mary Huckins

Wildcat 4:32
Chris Daniels, vocal & guitar
Glenn Fukunaga, Phil Bass, Lloyd Maines, David Webb, Bradley Kopp & Lorrie Singer


I Still Think Of You 3:37
Chris Daniels, vocal & guitar
Acoustic Bass, Greg Garrison
Percussion, Christian Teele
2nd Acoustic guitar, Sean McGowen
Vocals, Mollie O’Brien

Rose Colored Glasses 4:24
Chris Daniels ,vocal & guitar
Electric Bass, Ernie Martinez
Drums, Christian Teele
Mandolin & Dobro, Ernie Martinez
Vocals, Richie Furay

Cabin Fever 2:55
Chris Daniels, vocal & guitar
Ernie Martinez, Electric Bass, Mandolin, Dobro
Christian Teele, Percussion
Vocals, Ernie Martinez & Mary Huckins

Sister Delores 4:42
Chris Daniels, vocal & guitar
Acoustic Bass, Greg Garrison
Percussion, Christian Teele
Accordion, John Magnie
Vocals, Tim Irvin, Mary Huckins, Freddi Gowdy, Jake Schroeder

Good Ole Beast 4:49
Bass - Glenn Fukunaga, Kenny Passarelli
Drums- Phil Bass
Pedal steel - Lloyd Maines
Hammond B3 - David Webb
Electric Guitar – Bradley Kopp
Vocals, Bradley Kopp & Lorrie Singer

Therapy 3:31
Chris Daniels, vocal & guitar
Drums, Christian Teele
Members of Queen City Jazz Band
Tuba, Bill Clark
Trombone, Eric Staffeldt
Clarinet, John Bredenberg
Harmonica, Clay Kirkland

Old Man Das 2:44
Chris Daniels, banjo
Bass, Mandolin, Dobro, Ernie Martinez
Drums, Christian Teele

This Old Guitar 5:02
Chris Daniels, vocals & guitar
Acoustic Bass, Greg Garrison
Percussion, Christian Teele
Dobro, Ernie Martinez

Mena 2:47
Chris Daniels, guitar
Acoustic Guitar, Sean McGowen
Percussion, Christian Teele

Right Down Here 4:07
Chris Daniels, vocal & guitar
Acoustic Bass, Greg Garrison
Percussion, Christian Teele
Harmonica, Clay Kirkland
Vocals, Hazel Miller, Freddi Gowdy, Jake Schroder, Tim Irvin

Produced by Chris Daniels, Jim Ratts, Bradley Kopp & John McVey
Engineered: Jim Ratts, Bradley Kopp, John McVey
Ratts Ranch, Englewood, Colorado
Redboot Ranch, Austin, Texas
Coupe Studios, Boulder, Colorado

All songs written by Chris Daniels with the following exceptions:
Eldorado Canyon, Lynn Poyer, George Cahill, Will Luckey, Rob Galloway, C Daniels
Old Man Das, Chris Daniels, Bill Makepeace
Wild Cat, Chris Daniels, Jennifer Marriott
Right Down Here, Traditional, South Carolina Sea Islands, John White

Disc 2

Alive and ah, … well?
Live From Telluride 1985, Chris Daniels with New Grass Revival

When I’m Gone 5:53
Chris Daniels, guitar and vocals
Sam Bush, Mandolin and vocals
Bela Fleck, Banjo
John Cowan, bass and vocals
Pat Flynn, acoustic guitar and vocals

Old Man Das 4:40
Chris Daniels, banjo
Sam Bush, Mandolin
Bela Fleck, Banjo
John Cowan, bass
Pat Flynn, acoustic guitar

Cabin Fever 3:08
Chris Daniels, guitar and vocals
Sam Bush, Mandolin and vocals
Bela Fleck, Banjo
John Cowan, bass and vocals
Pat Flynn, acoustic guitar and vocals

South Carolina 3:36
Chris Daniels, mandolin and vocals
Sam Bush, fiddle and vocals
Bela Fleck, Banjo
John Cowan, bass and vocals
Pat Flynn, acoustic guitar and vocals

Grandfather’s Christmas, Ila’s Carol 3:50
Chris Daniels, banjo and vocals
Ernie Martinez, mandolin
Jim Ratts Vocals


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Kayleigh

so fun!
These songs are so catchy and toe tapping. It's a real step in the right direction for Country Bluegrass.