Daily Discovery: Daniel Sumstine, “Where I’m From”

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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 Im 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 doesnt take herself too seriously. If shes a musician thats 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 WROTETraveling 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.

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