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In 2012 Chris Daniels was nominated to be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame with Judy Collins and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in a ceremony to be held later this year. Daniels started out as a 17 year old songwriter and guitarist back in the 70s when he played with David Johansen, (before the New York Dolls) and later with Russell Smith (after The Rhythm Aces), Chris has preformed thousands of shows, touring 30 out of every 52 weeks with his current band Chris Daniels & the Kings for 28 years. He has worked making records and performing with some of the most respected musicians in the business including Sonny Landreth, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, David Bromberg, Al Kooper, Bill Payne, and Richie Furay to name only a few. He was the founder of the Telluride After Hours Jam playing that festival on and off for ten years beginning in 1975.
RECORDINGS: Daniels 15th album is a solo project, “Better Days” that features some of the best musicians in the Americana and roots field like Sam Bush (Bela Fleck and New Grass Revival), Richie Furay (Poco), John Magnie (The Subdudes), Mollie O’Brien (Prairie Home Companion), Kenny Passerllie (Elton John and Joe Walsh) Greg Garrison (Punch Brothers), Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks) and many many more. His last album, “We’ll Meet Again” was a collaboration between his US band The Kings and his European band BMaster recorded live in Leiden, The Netherlands. The CD came out in November 2009 and in January 2010 in Europe to great reviews in US and The Dutch press.