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Daniel Nickels


  1. 1.
    Let Me Be the One (Acoustic)
  2. 2.
    Won't Back Down
  3. 3.
    House of the Rising Sun
  4. 4.
    Wake Up
  5. 5.
    This Afternoon
Daniel Nickels is an American folk, rock, and singer-songwriter based out of Talent, Oregon. A longtime musician, he first became inspired during childhood.
He has fond memories of his father singing and playing guitar by fireside while camping as a kid. He witnessed his father’s excitement of playing music and the joy it gave to others. This inspired him to begin writing songs of his own. Surrounded by bands and musicians through his high school career, he began to take his music more seriously when he was around sixteen.
Becoming the lead singer and songwriter for a band called Leeward Fate, which formed in 2008, Daniel is still growing and performing as an artist a decade later as a solo performer. Being able to play a range of instruments, including acoustic guitar, piano, ukulele, and harmonica, he is able to combine instrumentals with vocals and original lyrics to produce music that truly resonates with the listener, evoking strong emotions and vivid imagery. Inspired by musicians such as Ryan Adams, John Mayer, James Taylor, and Cat Stevens, his music takes on similar qualities of folk Americana artists, and has real truth infused into lyrics that connect him to his audiences through real-life experiences.


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