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Where the Stars Shine
Whiskey Wednesday Featuring Daniel Thomas
January 31, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for free live music brought to you by Daniel Thomas!
About Daniel Thomas:
Daniel Thomas Phipps is an indie-folk-rock-roots singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from New Braunfels, Texas. He leads a band he calls ‘The Kinfolk’ in a variety of formations from simple acoustic duos to full five-piece ensembles that have included many area musicians including:
Jonathan Horstmann, Caleb Hoffmann, Paul Theiss, DW Howe, Chris Compton, Jimmy Hartman, Tom Raines, Little Brave, Kevin Hoetger, Ben Triesch, Ernest Klein, Jacob Jaeger, Mark Henne, Morgan Thompson, Simon Page, Jon Greene, Kris Nelson, Seela, Jeremy Menking, Rory Grametbaur, and Ryan Quiet.
A ‘fixture’ in Hill-Country honky-tonks and venues as well as touring the country from the deep south, to middle America, to New York City, He is also an accomplished side-man and studio musician lending his talents in several bands from Texas and beyond including K Phillips & The Concho Pearls (Nashville, TN,) Javi Garcia & The Cold Cold Ground (New Braunfels, TX,) Little Brave (Austin, TX,) Ali Holder (Austin, TX,), Chris King & The Liberators(Austin, TX,) Brandy Zdan (Nashville, TN) Brother Wives (New Braunfels, TX,) Seela Big Band(Austin, TX,) Emily Bell & The Talk-backs (Austin, TX,) and Matt Harlan (Houston, TX.) He and his band have provided show support for Shinyribs (Kevin Russel of The Gourds,) Ben Kweller, Fastball, Bobby Bare Jr., Ha Ha Tonka, David Ramirez, Bob Schneider, Matt The Electrician, Uncle Lucius, and Jamestown Revival.
His musical/writing influences include but are not limited to:
Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Joe Walsh, Little Feat, Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Moody Blues, The Band, Iron & Wine, Ray LaMontagne, Elliot Smith, Why?, Neutral Milk Hotel, Dan Reeder, Bobby Bare Jr., Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Todd Snider, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Björk, Patti Griffin, Joanna Newsome, Sufjan Stevens, Midlake, Andrew Bird, Dawes, Deer Tick, Rory Grametbaur, Little Brave, Javi Garcia, Dustin Welch, K Phillips, Brandy Zdan, Ali Holder, Jacob Jaeger, Pake Rossi, Adam Carroll, Jon Napier, Luke Leverett, The American Spirit, Dallas Burrow, Matt The Electrician, Bob Schneider, Gurf Morlix, Blaze Foley, Sam Baker, Seela, Nicolette Good, Douglas Miles Clarke, Matt Harlan, Lawrence Olivier, Phish, Primus, Kurt Cobain, Bradley Nowell, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Dr. Dre, Lil’ Wayne, Ben Harper, Jack Kerouac, Walt Whitman, Annie Dillard, J.D. Salinger, Joseph Conrad, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Sherwood Anderson, Robert Frost, E.E. Cummings, Modernists &c. Post-Modernists &c.