Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes

Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Named one of the top 15 bands to watch in 2014 by Esquire Magazine, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes is having a great year. Their sophomore album, Kid Tiger, engineered & mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White, White Stripes, The Whigs), released March 4th, 2014 to acclaim from Paste Magazine, American Songwriter, and Esquire Magazine. They have a new EP releasing in early 2016.


"...you should get excited about the forthcoming Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes album. Blending synth-pop and indie rock with sheer energy, this is a Nashville band that bucks the town's hipster cowboy stereotype." 
Esquire Magazine

They never look the same at the end of their set; a pair of hip horn-rimmed glasses breaks in half, buttons become undone, and their once slicked-back hair is simply not anymore. But they wouldnt be themselves if it were any other way; they thrive when they render themselves void of energy, and humbly hope it rubs off on the kids in the crowd. They are Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes. To see them live is to experience the crux of who they are: A high-energy indie rock band dead set on producing the best live sound they know how.

Formed in 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes released their firstfull-length studio album, Civilized Man, in 2011. Recorded and co-produced with Mark Nevers (Andrew Bird, Yo La Tengo, Silver Jews), Civilized Man went on to be listed in the top 100 albums of 2011 by Amazon, with the pop-rock single Shoe Fits debuting at number seven on Amazons top 100 songs of 2011. Recently, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes was named one of the 15 Bands to Watch in 2014 by Esquire Magazine. Their sophomore album, Kid Tiger (out March 4th), was recorded by Vance Powell (Jack White, The White Stripes, The Raconteurs). They have a new EP set for release in early 2016.

"Theres very little you can guarantee in life, but one of the surer bets is that Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes will make you dance." -Paste Magazine

"Even at two in the morning... during their fifth CMJ showcase, they played their hearts out in pure joy, indulging the crowd."  -Consequence of Sound

"There are some bands whose fame far outreaches their talent level, and this is not one of those bands. Extremely tight musicians with a frontman who writes hit after hit after hit after hit. If they don't become famous, I will have lost faith in the consumers of music." - Wells Adams, ALT 98.3


  • Civilized Man, 2011
  • "Sun Goes Out" single, 2014
  • Kid Tiger, 2014
  • "Phantoms" single with "Phantoms (Menace Kyle Andrews Remix)" b-side, 2014