Daily Discovery: Daniel and the Lion, “No Ghost”

Videos by American Songwriter

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Hailing from Baraboo, WI, the freakishly talented circus town of 10,000 residents (see Phox, Boom Forest, and Foreign Fields) Nashville transplants Daniel and the Lion come from rare stock, a folk-pop duo of songwriter’s songwriters that are both widely appealing and positively authentic. Comprised of classically-trained percussionist and pianist Daniel Pingrey and lumberjack-meets-sensitive singer Jimmie Linville, Daniel and The Lion write songs that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.

ARTIST:  Daniel and the Lion

SONG: No Ghost

BIRTHDATE:  August 1st, 1986



AMBITIONS: Iron Chef Champion, Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Top 8

TURN-OFFS: lyrics like “shine,” or anything about what time it is.

TURN-ONS:  lyrics like “dude,” or “whatever.”

DREAM GIG:  Red Rocks

FAVORITE LYRIC: “i once had marigolds for eyes/that seemed to fade on sunny days”

SONG I WISH I WROTE: The song I wish I wrote is “I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton. It’s the best song that has ever been written, right?

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: I got to sing Rain King on stage with the Counting Crows during an encore…that was pretty insane.


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