Acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitar virtuoso Daniel Donato is set to release his highly-anticipated sophomore album Reflector on November 10th via Retrace Music. Reflector is Donato’s first collection of all original material and a true representation of the continuously evolving musical space he has carved out for himself, which he calls cosmic country. Listen to his new track and album opener “Lose Your Mind” HERE.
Daniel Donato’s cosmic country blends key elements of Southern rock, bluegrass, classic country and honky-tonk with Southern California folk and Northern California musical exploration, all revolving around a foundation of melodic songcraft. Donato has been performing and cultivating this style on the road since touring opened up again post-pandemic, and Reflector documents the ascending artist at just the right moment.
With tracks such as the lively sing-along “Hi-Country,” the beautiful “Halfway In Between,” and the jubilant “Til The Daylight,” it is clear that Donato has a penchant for writing melody-rich, infectious songs. High-energy instrumentals “Sugar Leg Rag” and “Locomotive No. 9” showcase his exceptional guitar prowess. The two-part epic “Dance In The Desert (Pts I & II)” and the bluesy funk of “Double Exposure” make it evident that there are no limitations to Donato’s vision and no boundaries in the space he has created with cosmic country.
In 2022 alone, Donato and his band – Nathan Aronowitz (keyboards/vocals), Will McGee (bass/vocals) and Noah Miller (drums and percussion) – performed over 220 shows. Together, they have brought their sound and their incendiary live performances to new heights, and audiences and artists are taking notice. Already in 2023, Donato performed as a guest on stage with Bobby Weir & The Wolf Brothers and Widespread Panic and will be joining Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann as a member of his band Billy & The Kids for two dates in August. See full list of Daniel Donato tour dates below.
Reflector is the follow up to Donato’s 2020 independent debut, A Young Man’s Country, an album that served as an introduction to a gifted young artist and extraordinary guitar player. The album was well received by the press with positive coverage that included Rolling Stone Country, American Songwriter, No Depression, Magnet Magazine, PREMIER Guitar and The Bluegrass Situation. Donato was also the subject of a 2020 feature in Relix Magazine.
Reflector was produced by multi-Grammy Award winning producer/engineer/mixer Vance Powell (White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Chris Stapleton).
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DANIEL DONATO 2023 TOUR DATES
August 19 – Cockeysville, MD – Hot August Music Festival 2023
August 25 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station
August 26 – Montgomery, AL – 6th Annual Hog Days of Summer
September 1-3 – Jackson, WY – Horseshoe Music Festival
September 8-10 – Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2023
September 16 – Asbury Park, NJ – Sea.Hear.Now Festival 2023
September 21 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
September 22 – Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom & Other Side
September 23 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
October 5-8 – Pittsboro, NC – Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival 2023
October 7 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
October 8 – Chattanooga, TN – The Barrelhouse Ballroom
October 11 – Roanoke, VA – 5 Points Music Sanctuary
October 12 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern Café and Music Hall
October 13 – Washington, D.C. – Pearl Street Warehouse
October 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
October 18 – State College, PA – The State Theatre
October 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
October 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
October 22 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
October 24 – Buffalo, NY – 9th Ward
October 25 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
October 26 – Holland, MI – Park Theatre
October 29 – Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall
October 31 – Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room at Colectivo
November 1 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
November 2 – St. Louis, MO – The Old Rock House
November 3 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi
November 4 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
November 11 – North Charleston, SC – Holy Smokes BBQ Festival 2023