Daniel Worley
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Daniel Worley

Band Country Americana


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2008 - Just East of Clay Street - EP (country, somewhat dark)

2006 - Can of Worms - (country/bluegrass inflected roots rock) with my band CityGoat

2004 - When Goats Fly - (roots influence rock) with my band CityGoat

2002 - Freak Show - NOT COUNTRY - a dark concept album inspired by the life of John Merrick (also the first rock album accepted as a doctoral dissertation)



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky. I’ve been a musician since the day my Mom finally got me an electric guitar when I was ten. But the musical road I’ve traveled is as twisted as those back roads we used to drive going to visit my Grandmother in Stearns Kentucky down near the Tennessee boarder… we’d be listening to Waylon, Willie, Johnny, and the Statler Brothers the whole drive. I was in all kinds of bands starting around 13, playing southern rock, country, top 40 and blues, then turning off into metal, jam and art rock. Eventually Stravinsky and Beethoven caught my ear and I decided to go to school (University of Louisville) and try to find out what made them tick. While I was there, besides playing classical guitar at weddings and receptions, I sang in Guerrilla Theater and played bass in The Goddess Fred. I got into the Grad program at University of Michigan, won some awards, wrote for a couple orchestras (Albany Symphony and Tulsa Philharmonic) and finished a DMA with the first concept album ever accepted as a dissertation (Freak Show). Then I formed CityGoat, a roots-americana band with my friend Erik Santos. After four fantastic years and three albums with them (one is still unreleased), the hills of Kentucky finally called me back home. I’ve returned to my roots, to songs that are direct, powerful and sometimes even funny… to the valley, to my old Kentucky roads.