Jason Daniello

Jason Daniello

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Folk Pop with Psychedelic Undertones

Biography

Singer/songwriter Jason Daniello�s nearly ever-present smile and infectiously positive attitude have served him well over the past year and a half. Since the debut of his acclaimed self-released CD Everything Good in late 2004, he�s experienced a critical mass of career activity. Traveling far beyond his native New Mexico, Daniello has revealed the true depth and breadth of his talents to an ever-wider audience on the festival circuit, on tour and with widespread radio play.

Performing both solo and with his band, Jason and the Argonauts, Daniello showcased at the South Park Music Festival in Fairplay, Colorado and the Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio. He flew solo at several showcases during the 2005 SXSW music conference, including South by South Austin and the Dreamscapers Artist Showcase. He�s toured through the Midwest. Daniello also partnered with Tinderbox Music to launch a college radio campaign that resulted in airplay on over 200 radio stations across the country.

In addition to pursuing personal career goals, Daniello has stoked his creative fires by collaborating with fellow Albuquerque singer/songwriter Nels Andrews. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Daniello lent his skills on lap steel and mandolin to Andrews� 2005 CD Sunday Shoes. At this year�s SXSW conference Daniello played mandolin with Andrews at several showcases.

The genesis of Daniello�s burgeoning career came when he first strummed a guitar amid the red rock mesas and sagebrush of a tiny uranium mining town in New Mexico. The sound that is now captivating fans all over the country still evokes that "air of desert-at-midnight desolation," combining rockish folk and moody pop with a vaguely psychedelic undertone. Overlay that with evocative lyrics describing everything from the mundane task of taking out the garbage to life�s much weightier struggles, and you�ll begin to understand what makes Jason Daniello and his music so special.

In 1992 Daniello formed Naomi, contributing to a renaissance of the Albuquerque music scene. Rising alongside bands such as The Shins, Hazeldine, and The Eyeliners, Naomi grew in popularity, toured extensively throughout the Southwest and released two CDs. In 1997 the band grew apart. Naomi�s infectious choruses and mature harmonies carried over into Daniello's fledgling solo career.

Daniello�s first full length solo CD, Re-creation, was praised by Albuquerque�s Weekly Alibi for its "...unbeatable combo of multi-tracked acoustic guitars accented with Daniello's wonderfully layered singing..." The instantly memorable melodies won him local awards for Musician of the Year, Best Male Vocalist, and Best Acoustic Solo Band from the Weekly Alibi, along with an honorable mention from the 2002 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival.

Daniello�s current CD, Everything Good, debuted in October 2004. Years of dedication culminated in a mesmerizing solo effort that features everything from bright acoustics to slow-burn electric guitar. The disc has garnered universal praise from both local and national rock journalists. Albuquerque, The Magazine enthusiastically states, "Jason Daniello is writing and performing the most gloriously soulful stuff of his life. Jason has concentrated and distilled down everything good about Naomi and tempered it with the experience of nearly two decades making music, creating the most taut and subtly powerful record of his career." The discriminating website High Bias offers this praise for Everything Good: "...Pop, folk and rock intermingle freely as Daniello works out his love and loneliness, his warm thoughts and vocals the center of every arrangement. �Elizabeth Anne,� �What You Can� and �Everything Good� boast quite the fetching tunes, and Daniello makes it sound soulful and easy. The title of this one's got it just about right."

Jason Daniello seems poised for a breakthrough year in 2006. How does he feel about the abundance of attention and opportunity that�s finally come his way? �It�s just the ebb and flow of life," he says. "Sometimes you�ve gotta inhale, sometimes you�ve gotta exhale.�

Lyrics

Elizabeth Anne

Written By: Jason Daniello

elizabeth anne
you’re the sunshine in my day
elizabeth anne
in the most amazing way
there’s a bright star in the shadow today
there’s a feeling washing my way
growing stronger everyday
and i can’t say no
to the smile that follows you
the sparkle in your eyes
i’m in love with you for good

elizabeth anne
you’re the angel by my side
elizabeth anne
you’re forever in my heart

down in mexico the summer away
i miss you more than words could say
and every night i’m having a dream
you’re my nighttime queen
with the smile that follows you
the sparkle in your eyes
i’m in love with you for good

elizabeth anne
come and run along with me
elizabeth anne
we have all the world to see
please believe me when i say that it’s true
you’re for me and i’m for you
i love you more with every breath
and i lay my life
to the smile that follows you
the sparkle in your eyes
i’m in love with you for good
forever in my heart
in a house we build for two
or maybe 3 or 4

Everything Good

Written By: Jason Daniello

I will take out the garbage
I will clean up the floor
I will do it again and again
then I’ll come back for more

Then i’ll know that my life is
changing in ways
to make everything good
It’s not easy, but i’ll try and
i’ll try once again
to make everything good

Tell me what of the future
What expense will it bring
Will you be the king of the mountain
or will you be the spring

and i know that my life is
changing in ways
to make everything good
it’s not easy, but i’ll try and
i’ll try once again
to make everything good

Tiny Pill

Written By: Jason Daniello

did you ever take your friends for granted
did you feel the fool or disenchanted
did you ride your motorcycle faster
did it fill your insides full of laughter

doing just what you will
seizing the moment still
swallow your tiny pill

did you ever figure where you’re going
was it half the battle just in knowing
did you get the story you were after
did it fill your insides full of laughter

doing just what you will
seizing the moment still
swallow your tiny pill
if you find your way tell me

How Long

Written By: Jason Daniello

discovery’s the greatest gift of all
all the ways in which we give
is better than the get
how long to go from here
i never wanted more
doing what we wanted was the goal
all the freedom that we had
when we were all so young
it’s inconcievable to me
how long to go
if you think you can change me think again
i’ll reach the bottom before
i can reach the end
it’s inconcievable to me
how long to go

Stared

Written By: Jason Daniello

it’s your point of view they’re after
in an hour or two
you’ll be home to take a shower
and crawl in bed with me
i stared into your eyes
you were etched into my mind

there’s a message on the phone
says “ride the number 9”
you don’t know what it means,
but you get to work on time
i stared into your eyes
you were etched into my mind

sometimes memories still plague me
living with my heart still breaks me
why don’t they just leave away

it’s your point of view they’re after
in an hour or two
there’s a message on the phone
says “ride the number 9”
i stared into your eyes
you were etched into my mind

Four Leaf Clover

Written By: Jason Daniello

Take these dead flowers to the top of the hill
Wait for your sister, follow the trail
Leave in the winter, to the next town over
There's snow on the mountain, and a four leaf clover
Bring it to me with a whole new belief
Over the river, that's where I'll be
Leave in the springtime, to the next town over
There's hail on the mountain, and a four leaf clover
He walks through the field, two kids in his arms
One has a blister, one has a charm
Leave in the summer, to the next town over
There's rain on the mountain, and a four leaf clover

Discography

Naomi- "Hurts" 1993
Naomi- "World Spinning" 1996
Jason Daniello- "Re-creation" 1999
Jason & the Argonauts- "Live @ El Paseo" 2002
Jason Daniello- "Everything Good!" 2004

RADIO PLAY 2005-2006

Bagel Radio on Live 365.com (San Francisco, CA)
WSUM (Madison, WI)
WSVA (New York, NY)
WSYC (Shippensburg, PA)
WTBU (Boston, MA)
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Set List

My sets range in time between 45 minutes to 1 hour. Sometimes I do 3 sets in one night.

Most of my songs are original. Here is a sample of song titles:

What You Can
Elizabeth Anne
Resist
Walking Away
I Do
Tiny Pill
How Long
Daylight
Everything Good
Stared
Mother Jones
Last Chance
Babylon
Inside
What You Want
Across the Country in a Bus
Cynical Minds
My Bones
There's so Much
Work Out West
Glad
I Find
Nobody Knows
Set Myself Up
Wicked Witch
Between the Lines
Four Leaf Clover
Never Say Never
Nothing Ever Stays