Though his heart is in the blues, Raleigh, North Carolina native Daniel Anderson is not a musician who lets genre boundaries define who he is. He currently balances co-guitar duties in the swamp soul group Jim Quick & Coastline with fronting his own roots/blues based act, but Daniel has performed with several powerhouse performers in the blues, soul, gospel, country, jazz, and r&b worlds.
He is known primarily for his fiery slide guitar playing, but Daniel is also an accomplished multi-instrumentalist. His diverse musical background has led him to know what bandleaders want in a rhythm section, so when he is not on the road he is sought after for performances on drums, bass guitar, lap steel, and keys. Being well versed on multiple instruments gives him the ability to articulate ideas to other musicians well, which makes him an effective bandleader himself. Daniel maintains a monthly residency at 2nd Wind in Carrboro, NC where he showcases his original material, and covers that range from jazz, to country, to jam band influenced styles.
Despite a complex 2020 for the music industry, Daniel has managed to stay relatively busy, appearing on releases from soul/r&b artists Mavis "Swan" Poole ("I'm Grown") and Jay Renee ("Awkward"), plus performing and contributing to the writing process on the Jim Quick & Coastline album "Revival". In addition to that, he has also released solo material digitally and performed on multiple instrumental tracks for hip-hop producers.