Chance Daniel of Genuine Draft

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Mr Chance Daniel is from Muleshoe, TX. Music is his LIFE,but when he is not playing music he loves to get the opportunity to hunt and fish!!

Are you currently touring? If so with who?

"We're not touring just yet. haha We're still fairly fresh in the scene, but we do have some killer shows lined up!! (Just FYI, we're playing with Cody Johnson at Wild West this Friday! October 10th)" Chance said

When and why did you start playing?

"I started playing and writing music when I was pretty young actually. haha I was around 6 I think when I started playing my first instrument. I started REALLY getting into it when I first heard Ragweed, Boland, Stoney, and all those guys. Something about their music just hit me pretty hard."

Which instruments do you play?

"When I was a kid, I learned how to play the fiddle. Now days I pretty much stick to guitar."

What drives your passion?

"I already know I'm gonna catch flack for this one. haha A bunch of my buddies call me a "genuine hippie". haha It's just the sheer love of music, to be honest. And the ability to write a song that the crowd can really relate's hard to explain! haha Just that feeling of connecting with people is so fulfilling. It makes everything we go through worth it."

Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration? What is your usual songwriting process?

"Oh there's inspiration everywhere! I've written songs about everything from bars to broken hearts, girls I loved and people I had only SEEN!! haha Inspiration can come from anywhere and at anytime.
When I write songs, I usually come up with the lyrics first, but there are times that the tune hits me before the words!"

What was the first songs you learned?

"Well technically Twinkle Twinkle Little Star was first!! haha That was my first fiddle song.
On guitar I believe it was actually 17 by Cross Canadian Ragweed." (one of my favorite songs!!)

Is your family musical?

"I'm pretty sure everyone on my dad's side of the family plays SOMETHING. And I have a few cousins on my moms side that do. My sister, Summer, plays a little guitar, but she is a phenomenal singer!!"

Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?

"Oh there are too many to list. haha
I'll tell you one though, Mr. John Fullbright. I don't know if you'd call him "famous", but that guy is the total package. He's just incredible in every aspect of his music."

Which famous musicians have you learned from?

"Not to copy Cody (Angel), but I take little pieces here and there from a lot of different people. haha"

What are your fondest musical memories?

"Haha I've got a few of those as well! I'd say one of the fondest is the night before a show with, I think, Mark McKinney, we all decided it would be a great idea to make a random 4 hour trip to The Blue Hole up around Ft. Sumner New Mexico. It was a fun trip, but we were almost late for sound check. haha"

Were you influenced by old records & tapes?

"Absolutely. As a kid, I wasn't that into to classics. Most kids don't want to listen to the music their parents listen to. haha Once I have it a gave, however, I saw just how much I connected with it. Now days, it's not rare for me to sit with my dad and jam out to George Jones or Faron Young or even some Chubby Wise"

Who are your favorite musicians?

"I would have to say John Fullbright, Sean McConnell, and lately...Sturgill Simpson."

What is a typical week like for you?

"When we're not playing shows, we're rehearsing or working on new songs. I'm ALWAYS doing something with music. haha"

What's your favorite thing about being on the road?

"Like I said, we're still pretty new to all of this, so we haven't spent just a WHOLE lot of time on the road yet. haha If I had to pick something though, I'd say meeting new people is the best part. I love people."

What's the funniest thing that's happened on the road?

"Haha I don't think I'm allowed to answer that on here."

Best place to eat while on the road?

"Oh Lordy. haha We used to always go eat at Weinersnitzel. It was a band tradition...WAS...we're currently looking for a new tradition."

What's the best town play in?

Hands down, Lubbock. We always get a great response. The folks there are just amazing.

"Since everyone was a startup once, can you give any smaller or local bands looking to get gigs and airplay some tips?

Play your heart out every single show. You never know who might see you!! Be resilient!! And definitely network!! Get out there and talk to people! Talk to venues! The worst thing they can do is say no!!"

And here is a little advice from Chance 
A bit of advice for the beginners, just keep pluggin' away. Jason Boland once told me, "Play your songs 'til you HATE them...and then keep on playin' them." Don't give up!! 

Thank you so much Chance

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Xxx West Texas Sweetheart 

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