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Honky-Tonk Man – Six Crucial Questions for Musician Jesse Daniel

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Jesse Daniel plays country music, but not your average country music.

Jesse Daniel plays country music that makes you want to drink, dance, and howl on a hot summer night. We’re talking sheer down-home delightful honky-tonk music.

Give a quick watch to see what we mean, and then learn more about this rising talent, whose self-titled album drops on May 26th.

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NAME: Jesse Daniel

AGE (if you want to give it up): 25

BAND: Jesse Daniel

POSITION: El Hefe

HOMETOWN: Ben Lomond, California

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1. What is your earliest musical memory?

One of my earliest musical memories was at Fernwood Bar in Big Sur, CA. I had to be around five or six. My Dad was playing in the band at the roadhouse that night and my brother and I were supposed to got to sleep in our tent at the campsite down the road while he played all night. I remember sneaking out of the tent and walking up the dark trail to the bar, following the sounds of the band. As I walked onto the steps of the bar, I saw my Dad playing on the stage inside. I hid from his sight and watched the band from the window outside for a while, until my mother saw me and brought me in the bar to dance with her. Seeing him on stage made such a huge impression on me.

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2. What has been your most embarrassing musical moment?

I was playing a bar in Santa Cruz called the Blue Lagoon and on our break in sets, an older woman came up and told me she was going to rip my shirt off when we start playing again. I laughed and didn’t think much of it, but sure enough, we started playing and she jumped up and ripped open my shirt open and started rubbing my chest. I was laughing so hard. It was more funny than embarrassing, I don’t embarrass that easy.

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3. What do you like and dislike about touring?

I like touring a lot. I like waking up in a different place, I like driving. I like old bars and meeting new people, playing with new bands and making friends. I guess if I had to pick something I don’t like, it’d be waking up hungover on the road, but I don’t drink anymore so I don’t have to worry about that. I’m a road dog, love it.

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4. What is your favorite record store, anywhere in the world?

Well, I’ve got to say that Metavinyl and Streetlight Records are my hometown favorites. Mississippi Records in Portland is awesome, too. I’ve always wanted to visit the Ernest Tubb Record Shop, so I plan to this summer while we’re on tour.

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5. Other than your own music, what is your favorite song or album of all-time? Why?

Of all time?? That’s hard… I don’t know about my all time favorite, but I couldn’t get by without my Buck Owens records.

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6. You wake up in a seedy Berlin hotel room with no recollection of the past 96 hours. Who is your first call?

Well, I think I’d call my gal, Jodi. Next, I’d call our dog, Bandit. He’d probably be worried sick.

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CD Booklet (4 Panel) [CD8BO04]

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Images Courtesy of Jesse Daniel

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