I Am Merely Sand
- Artist: Daniel Christian
- Format: CD
- Release Date:12/5/2006
Out of Nebraska comes a singer-songwriter with Revolver-esque pop/rock sensibilities. Audiences have dubbed his music "thought rock," which, according to fans, "sounds like cinnamon rolls taste!" On his album, I AM MERELY SAND, Daniel can be heard singing (of course), and drumming (his first love), as well as playing guitars, percussion, and keyboard instruments. He is joined on guitar by Nashville session player Pat Bergeson, protégé of legendary guitarist Chet Atkins. Formerly with Alison Krauss and Kenny Rogers, Bergeson has been heard with JoDee Messina, Roy Clark, Dolly Parton, and most recently with Annie Sellick, Lyle Lovett, and Randy Travis. Another session professional, Charlie Chadwick, performs bass guitar responsibilities, and engineers the album. Chadwick, who has been heard with Pam Tillis, Crystal Gayle, Steve Earle, John Jorgenson, Bela Fleck, and David Lee Roth (to name a few), has just earned his second Grammy® Award for his work on Peter Frampton's Fingerprints project. HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT DANIEL CHRISTIAN'S I AM MERELY SAND: "This gem reminds me of James Taylor. Give his disc a listen. Christian is a quality singer-songwriter." --Absolute Powerpop "The band soars with great piano and guitar!' --Americana UK 'Excellent!' --A n' R Magazine "Daniel Christian delivers... You'll definitely be a fan!" --Awaken Music "Daniel Christian is a songwriter whose compositions are strong on melody, with intelligent lyrics that challenge the listener. He is a gifted singer and multi-instrumentalist too, playing drums, guitar and keyboards on his new CD. He sings and plays his songs with an intensity and passion that are beyond his years. In a musical landscape where there are so many posers and manufactured artists, Daniel stands out as the real deal." -- two-time Grammy winner, Charlie Chadwick, Nashville session musician and recording engineer 'Truly wonderful songs written by a gifted singer.' --Laurie McClain, Nashville Singer/Songwriter 'A fantastic upbeat sound full of fun and excitement! The CD pulls you away on a journey of great music and lyrics. Daniel has hit a homerun! Do yourself a favor and do not pass this album by.' --Joel Michalec, WBTM Radio (Wilmington, Delaware) "Daniel Christian is what might happen if we merged the Beatles, Son Volt, The Vigilantes of Love, and Bob Dylan is his Memphis blues stage. A solid listen!" --The Phantom Tollbooth "Christian is so well-versed that his lyrics never cease to be poetic and meaningful." -Stereo Subversion "Daniel Christian has a smooth, clear pop voice that is an absolute pleasure to listen to. Reminiscent of some of the best songwriters in pop/rock music." -Wildy's World 'A very solid album.' --L. Kent Wolgamott, Lincoln Journal-Star, Ground Zer0.
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