ARTIST: Daniel Sumstine
SONG: “Where I’m From”
HOMETOWN: San Diego, California
CURRENT LOCATION: Nashville, Tennessee
AMBITIONS: Write songs that have authenticity, travel and see as much of the world as I can while I’m here, and build genuine connections with the people I love.
TURN-OFFS: Likes the Kardashians or is voting for Trump.
TURN-ONS: Good sense of humor and doesn’t take herself too seriously. If she’s a musician that’s always cool too.
DREAM GIG: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
FAVORITE LYRIC: “I wanna ask all the questions with answers we’ll never know, I wanna find my faith in records from long ago. I wanna set fear on fire and give dreaming a fair shot, and never give up whether anybody cares or not.” – John Moreland
SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Traveling Alone” by Jason Isbell
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Neil Degrasse Tyson, Glen Hansard, Kobe Bryant, Anna Kendrick, and Jon Foreman.
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Ben Howard at Red Rocks amphitheater in Colorado this past October. One of the best nights of my life.
I WROTE THIS SONG BECAUSE… “Where I’m From” was ultimately written about trying to figure out who I was while on the road and missing home. I was at a place in my career where touring had really started to take a toll on me physically and mentally. I also began to feel like the songs I was performing each night were dishonest to who I was as a songwriter after awhile. It was the first song I wrote for the EP and the most personal to me.