Br. Danielson

Br. Danielson


A folk jamboree with familial boy-girl harmonies as banjos, bells, piano keys and jaw harp all teem with kinetic energy, like a deconstructionalist jug band led by a man who follows in the bold footsteps of Sun Ra, Don Van Vliet and Johnny Lydon as a truly original art terrorist.


It's been ten years now since the first recorded Danielson album (A Prayer for Every Hour). Danielson head chief and eldest sibling Daniel Smith has always tried to keep the Danielson music making fluid and therefore things have evolved. While it all clearly started as his baby which he wrote and then directed with the help of his siblings, the Danielson Famile of New Jersey has naturally become more and more of a collaboration and a group over the course of five full-lengths (the latest of which was 2001's Fetch the Compass Kids). As the Danielson Famile was coming together, Daniel wrote "Tri-Danielson!!!", splitting Danielson into three sides. The idea was to honor the Danielson Famile by continuing to collaborate more and also give Daniel a place to write and play his other songs. Br. Danielson ("Brother Danielson") is this place.

On this sixth Danielson release, the entire Famile (siblings Andrew, David, Megan, and Rachel; wife Elin; friends Christian & Melissa Palladino; daughter Lilly) as are familiar co-conspirators (father Lenny, Sufjan Stevens, John Ringhofer and Ted Velykis) are all here supporting Daniel.


A Prayer For Every Hour (1995 Secretly Canadian)
Tell Another Joke At The Ol’ Choppin’ Block (1997 Sec. Canadian)
Tri-Danielson!!! (Alpha) (1998 Secretly Canadian)
Tri-Danielson!!! (Omega) (1999 Secretly Canadian)
Fetch The Compass Kids (2001 Secretly Canadian)
“The Kid” b/w “Five Stars and Two Thumbs Up” (2003 Secretly Canadian)