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
HOMETOWN: Baraboo, WI
CURRENT LOCATION: East Nashville, TN
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.