Daniel released his first full length record in December 2018 and followed it up with his new EP, Clay Birds Vol. I in the spring of 2019. Daniel incorporates musical and topical elements of the current era across the backdrop of traditional folk and bluegrass music. Daniel is most celebrated for his relatable stories, swift flat-picking, and memorable melodies.
In addition to his solo work, Watkins performs as a member of Harvest Sons. He has also shared the stage with acts throughout Illinois and beyond including Willie Watson (formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show), Sierra Ferrell, Henhouse Prowlers, Chicago Farmer, Eric Lambert, Still Shine, and Matthew Michael & Christina Marie.