Daniel Kingsbury

Daniel Kingsbury

BandFolkAcoustic

Daniel Kingsbury is a a 20-year old singer/songwriter with a luxurious voice, melodies that stick to your brain, and lyrics that resonate on a universal level.

Biography

Daniel Kingsbury is a 20-year old singer/songwriter with a soothing, luxurious voice. What defines Daniel is his mesmerizing songwriting(150 songs to date). The lyrics engage you, the narrative draws you in. The songs are fresh and new, timely and well-crafted, written in a very “strong on the basics’ storytelling style, deeply rooted in the best of the folk music tradition. His gift is making the unfamiliar sound familiar as if the song you’re listening to is an old favorite, even though you’re hearing it for the first time. Each song has distinct characters and messages and each song has a unique voice.

Daniel beckons you into the real world. People love his stuff because he validates how we live and love. He reels you in, sits you down, and pours it all out, which is very cool and totally unusual in an age of hard-edged attitude. He’s a 21st century troubadour extraordinaire.

In the music business where there is an abundance of "wannabees" or "soundalikes" a very important characteristic for a new artist is to be instantly recognized on the radio as unique and identifiable. Daniel Kingsbury is that artist.

Daniel has blown away audiences in San Francisco, British Columbia and Toronto. His debut album, “Caravan of Time”, is a mélange of songs written over a period of 4 years in British Columbia, Southeast Asia and Australia, starting with “Richest Man in Babylon” which he wrote at 16. Daniel weaves his socio/political awareness, his unusual grasp of the preciousness of life and the passing of time, and his deep appreciation and respect for the West Coast landscape, into the songs on this album. His unforgettable melodies, precise, acoustic guitar playing and heartfelt lyrics make this album a fantastic first for this new talent on the scene.

The instrumentation on "Caravan of Time" is first class adding an extra special dimension to the songs. Playing with Daniel on guitars, percussion, and mandolin, is the inimitable Steve K and his multi-talented fingers. (check out Steve K on CD Baby!)

What else do you want to know about DK??? In 2006, four of his songs were used in the Canadian documentary film, “Hope for the Future.” Before he became a musician, he was a filmmaker, winning the 2002 Banff Mountain Film Festival award for Best Film on Mountain Sports, at the age of 15. He attends the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia and if you want to see lots of pics or drop him a line, you can go check out www.myspace.com/dkingsbury or www.youtube.com/danielkingsbury

Lyrics

The Richest Man In Babylon

Written By: Daniel Kingsbury

An old man walked upon the desert.
A Pharaoh chased him to the sea
Now myth has turned to legend
And legend to history.

The pillars of the past are buried
Swallowed by the sands of time.
Now the world is viewed from skylines
Are we getting out of line?

Are you the richest man in Babylon
The fattest cat to roam the streets
The ugly duckling or the river swan?
Tell me which fate our race will meet.

Are you the richest man in Babylon
Can you predict our fortune tell our fate
Do horoscopes lie or are they genuine?
Your answers I’ll await.

In what direction are we faced
What will the future bring
Have our faces all been maced
These questions I must sing.

The media feeds us propaganda.
We’re hungry for our TV screens.
Are we endangered like the pandas
What the hell does all this mean?

Are you the richest man in Babylon
The fattest cat to roam the streets
The ugly duckling or the river swan?
Tell me which fate our race will meet.

Are you the richest man in Babylon
Can you predict our fortune tell our fate
Do horoscopes lie or are they genuine?
Your answers I’ll await.

I Couldn't Understand

Written By: Daniel Kingsbury

I Couldn’t Understand

The sky was grey this morning
Woke to raindrops on the rooftop
I gathered my possessions
And headed for the hilltop
The people of the valley said
Forever may you stay well
They spoke to me in whispers
In the accents of the angels

And I tried
Yes I tried
But I couldn’t understand

The children they were sleeping
And the wiseman he was weeping
Came riders without warning
Through the mystics of the morning
And all around was seeming
Just as though I might be dreaming
But the winter wind was whispering
And I knew in an instant

It was real
It was real
I couldn’t understand

From the mountain passage
I saw ships on the horizon
They were headed north for refuge
In the shelter of an island
And when the storm was over
They continued on the trade lines
I could see they were a golden people
Coming from an ancient time

An ancient time
I couldn’t understand
And I tried
Yes I tried
But I couldn’t understand

Discography

I Love My Guitar EP - 2005
Caravan of Time LP - 2007
Where The Mountains Touch The Sea EP - 2007

Set List

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