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May 19 Jeff Daniels and The Ben Daniels Band Knoxville, TN DAYS LIKE THESE is the sixth recording of Jeff Daniels’ music and is available under his independent label Boomadeeboom Records (jeffdaniels.com) Jeff has spent the past twelve years playing venues such as The Barns at Wolf Trap in Virginia Club Passim in Boston, New York City’s 54 Below, City Winery, and Birdland, the Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas, Ram’s Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD, Mucky Duck’s in Houston, The Ark in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Chicago’s Old School of Folk Music, S.P.A.C.E., and City Winery, Nashville’s 3rd & Lindley, Seattle’s Third Floor, Alaska’s Blue Loon in Fairbanks and Latitude 62 in Talkeetna, as well as numerous opera houses and PACs throughout the country. He has shared the stage with Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, and Keb Mo’, and has studied with Stefan Grossman. In 2012, the Martin Guitar Company began selling an OM Jeff Daniels Custom Artist Edition Guitar. “When I moved to New York City to chase acting as a career, what I didn’t plan on was being influenced by all the playwrights I would work with Off-Broadway. In particular Lanford Wilson - who would later go on to win a Pulitzer Prize for his play TALLEY’S FOLLEY - taught me so much about the writing process; the love/hate relationship one has with such a solitary pursuit, the endless rewriting, the search and struggle to find a way to say it better. In Hollywood, the joke is ask any actor what he wants to do next and he’ll say, “Direct.” All I wanted to do was write. So, I did. Almost forty years later, I still am. DAYS LIKE THESE is my best effort so far. learn more