Thursday, June 30, 2005

Daniels revisits bluegrass influences - and appears on Veggie Tales

Daniels revisits bluegrass influences - PittsburghLIVE.com: "Daniels revisits bluegrass influences

When: Live music starts at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Charlie Daniels Band is expected to perform starting around 8 p.m.

By Kellie B. Gormly
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Thursday, June 30, 2005

Charlie Daniels still reigns as the outspoken, passionate epitome of Dixie culture and conservatism -- and he will proudly bathe his Pennsylvania audience with his musical Southern hospitality on Sunday.

Daniels -- lead singer of The Charlie Daniels Band, which is 35 years old -- jokingly says that people need not be a 'loudmouth' like him. But if they're red-blooded Americans -- whether Yankee or Rebel -- they should think critically and speak up. Who cares if their thoughts are popular?"

Great article with some insight to the man and the band.

"In April, Daniels sung and co-wrote the theme song for a "Veggie Tales" episode: "Minnesota Cuke & The Search for Samson's Hairbrush." Now, he and his band are working on another secular music album, which they may finish within about a year."

Also

"I've written a lot of different kinds of music," Daniels says. "If I could find a good libretto, I'd write a good Broadway musical. I just love writing."

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