Daniel Glen Timms | Life's An Illusion

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Life's An Illusion

by Daniel Glen Timms

Singer songwriter guitarist, Adult Album Alternative, Americana, Alt-country with R&B and blues. Sounds like The Beatles, Tom Petty and Neil Young. Recorded with world class equipment with world class players and top-notch catchy songs.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Thirty Thousand Days
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2. Lover of Herself
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3. Troubled Son
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4. Do It Right
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5. Dream All Day
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6. Wild Blue Ocean
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7. Luminous Sky
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8. My Dogs
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9. Cumberland
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10. Life's An Illusion
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Album Notes
If you followed the path that independent recording artist Daniel Glen Timms has taken since he first picked up a guitar at age 14, the journey would seem like a trip through the heart and soul of American music. Never satisfied to be pigeon-holed into one genre of music, he explored, absorbed, blended and simmered in the sounds of his early years as a performer and musician in Louisiana to his long stay in California and now more recent years in Nashville. The singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer seems to flourish when he has the freedom to take all of the ingredients of his influences and create his own style that he has nurtured for over three decades, since he first strummed that first chord as a boy in the Mississippi Delta. Not unlike his tasty gumbo that he cooks so well, his music reveals a sound that melts into a rich, flavorful and a profound musical experience.

From jamming with his friends in the garage as an early teen and his first professional band at age 19, Daniel has performed in coffee houses, bars, the streets of Europe, festivals and has appeared on numerous radio stations throughout his life of playing as a solo artist, in bands and promoting his independently released records on his label Blue Earth Records, which he formed in 1998. With his last album release in 2008, the music was played on more than 200 commercial and Americana radio stations around the world, including heavy rotation at many stations. With each release DGT's audience is expanding and the foundation has been set for his newest release to rise to the top.

With his newest record, Life's An Illusion, you can hear an artist that has arrived at a place of mastery of his instrument, the studio and the song. The heartbreaks, regressions, reflections and redemption of this American songwriter are not lost in the commercial sensibilities of the new album that is old school in its sound but timeless in its feeling. Life's An Illusion is a 10-song album by an artist nurtured in the sounds of the 70's, yet like any pure music, rings with truth and clarity of the present. Daniel Glen Timms is a poster child of the independent artist movement, who has never given up on his dream and taught himself how to produce his own records, design his own albums and release his music on his own label, while expanding his audience throughout the world.

As if all of this weren't interesting enough, there is another fascinating and unusual aspect to this musician's story. The many unique experiences he has had working at a number of interesting occupations over the years. Daniel has worked at many unusual jobs throughout his life, including as an environmental geologist, an oil well drilling engineer, hazmat cleanups, delivery truck driver and as an EKG technician in emergency rooms and intensive care units. Through all of these experiences, music has always been the focus of this fiercely independent artist. Daniel is not the kind to wait around for someone else to give him a break, even if it included working two jobs for seven days a week for many years, in order to produce and release his own records.
The deep, rich and human experiences this independent artist has undoubtedly absorbed by working in these areas, has brought a unique perspective to this American-born singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer. These stories and insights seem to ooze from his material, which vibrates with a high level of musicianship, poetic lyrics and accomplished tonal qualities. If you dig down to the roots of this artist, the lyrics and emotions seem to come alive with authenticity.

Daniel is the kind of artist that people tend to root for, when they see how long and hard he has worked to create this body of work as a recording artist. With the internet leveling the playing field, there are many mature and gifted artists like this musician that are breaking through based on merit and music alone. If you haven't caught on to this masterful artist's music yet, listen to the CDs on a great pair of speakers, and you will hear what many of his press reviews and fans have been raving about for years.


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Shashona McCall

Daniel Glen Timms - Life's An Illusion Review
Daniel Glen Timms - Life's An Illusion Review

Daniel Glen Timms

www.itunes.apple.com/us/.../daniel-glen-timms/id14121855 - United States

Location: USA

Genre: Country, American, Rock

Blue Earth Records - www.blueearthrecords.com
New Tune Publishing Co.
Recorded at: Mellow Hollow Studio
Engineered by: Daniel Glen Timms
Mixed at: Blackbird Studio
Mixing Engineer: Jon Lowry
2nd Engineer: Mike Rooney
Mastered at: Georgetown Mastering
Mastering Engineer: Andrew Mendelson
Album Cover concept & design: Daniel Glen Timms
Paintings by: Syliane Manyari
Photography by: Daniel Glen Timms, Timothy "Slim" Timms & Don Ingersoll

Released: 2011

Daniel Glen Timms - Lead vocals, backing vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, organ, piano, synthesizer and keyboards
Mark Hill - Bass guitar
Chad Cromwell - Drums
Tommy Butler - Pedal steel, The texicali horns
Darrell Leonard - Trumpets and trombone
Joe Sublett - Saxophone
Horn arrangements by: Darrell Leonard
All songs written & arranged by: Daniel Glen Timms
Produced by: Daniel Glen Timms

Daniel Glen Timms - Life's An Illusion Track List;
1 - Thirty Thousand Days
2 - Lover Of Herself
3 - Troubled Son
4 - Do It Right
5 - Dream All Day
6 - Wild Blue Ocean
7 - Luminous Sky
8 - My Dogs
9 - Cumberland
10 - Life's An Illusion

Daniel Glen Timms has released his latest album called "Life's An Illusion", to the delight of his fans world wide. Daniel is well known for his truthful and insightful lyrics. It is just one of his god given talents. His songwriting comes from a place within his very soul. They are honest and hopeful. Daniel Glen Timms brings his life's challenges, loves, family, wishes, dreams and accomplishments into play when he writes a song. He is diverse in his songwriting techniques, so don't get too comfortable. Daniel can't be pegged down to just one style or genre. This album is a stellar example of that. It is one of the things fans love about his work. "Life's An Illusion's" 10 tracks are without a doubt, some of the best songwriting this girl has heard.

The quality of the instrumentation on "Life's An Illusion" is spectacular. To the trained ear, this album holds many delicious surprises. The texicalli horns, trumpets, trombone and saxophone were an unexpected delight in this brilliant album. The level of expertise spent on all the instrumentation is obvious. Daniel has an ear for perfection and has not disappointed us. It is simply a joy to hear.

Daniel Glen Timms brings us a rich tapestry to be taken away by. His strong vocals and easy laid back style, soothes us one minute, then rocks our world the next. He brings us to where we need to be, want to be. He is the consummate professional, in that he knows how to reach his audience with music and songs, that are current and cool. But at the same time, brings us back to a gentler world, when you could believe everything you heard. Daniel Glen Timms has an amazing gift, an amazing talent and the ability to transfer that on to a CD.

The three tracks I have singled out are :

1 - Luminous Sky This is a dreamlike track done to perfection, with a 70's infusion. Daniel's strong vocals and brilliant lyrics make this song a sure winner. The harmonies are exceptional, a real treat to the ear. He has spent quality time on perfecting the instrumentation and it shows. This by far, is one of the most remarkable tracks I have heard in ages.

1 - Lover Of herself Daniel Glen Timms has nailed this song. The lyrics are astounding. Beautifully written and performed. It has a great hook and brilliant instrumentation right down to the guitar solo. Daniel Glen Timms has done a spectacular job with vocals, just as we have come to expect from this talented man.

3 - Thirty Thousand Days This is an upbeat, juicy track that will have you dancing and singing along in a New York minute. This has a rock and roll feel of days gone by. Love the use of the trumpet & horn section. It is an absolutely delicious, gritty, rockin success!

* Special Mention*

4 - Life's an Illusion - This track showcases Daniel Glen Timms spectacular ability on an acoustic guitar. Daniel has won us over with his strong song writing and arrangements. Harmonies are splendid.
His style is addictive. This is one of those songs that will stay with you, time stamping your life. Production and mastering raises the bar. But Daniel Glen Timms is a master on vocals. This song is by far, the song to remember. Perfection in motion.

Daniel Glen Timms - "Life's An Illusion" album is out now. If you haven't heard it yet, you will love it. Daniel takes you on a journey not to be missed. He is an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter, producer and a warm humble individual. He is a blessing for all to hear. He will keep you guessing with his albums. He always surprises us and we love him. Grab "Life's an Illusion" today. It is wonderful!

And That's Just How I See It
Shashona McCall
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