I would like to bring everyone’s attention to an ambitious project by Chicago-based singer/songwriter Daniel Knox. Daniel just raised over $10,000 in a Kickstarter campaign, allowing him to give a multi-media performance with photographer John Atwood. The long form composition, “Black and Whites” will premiere Jan. 25, 2012 at 92YTribeca in New York City along with an exhibition of Atwood’s photos. He’ll be working with some fabulous musicians. You can find out more about it here, and here. And on his Tumblr page. He is also doing a residency and open rehearsal in Watermill New York.
I almost cheated and made Daniel Knox’s - Evryman for Himself one of my top 5 picks for 2011. It was officially released 2011, but the truth is I’ve had the previous independently-produced version of this album in heavy rotation since 2010. The two versions are slightly different (so slight, I can’t really tell unless I strain my ears). If you haven’t heard it, do yourself a favor and get your copy from his new label, La Société Expéditionnaire.
This is the song that made me a Daniel Knox fanatic: