Listen to Track 1.........Echoes in a Canyon
Listen to Track 2 .................Pilgrim
SINGER/SONGWRITER, performing original music and covers in house concert settings, and other gatherings with listening audiences. Often joined by Julie Excell on lead, harmonies, and Celtic flute/tin whistle. Call 785-766-3680 for details, booking.
Also see Louisville Arts District ( louisvilleartsdistrict.com ) for "musician" listing and music clip (member)
NEW REVIEWS! Daryl - thanks so much for lending me your CD - I've listened to it twice this afternoon and am so impressed with your beautiful voice, the lovely songs and lyrics - I love it and I was surprised how excellent it is. I want to buy the CD - how much?
-- Judy D
Good show! The sound setup, you guys............................we enjoyed it!
A fabulous evening of songs by Daryl Nickel, additional instruments by Les and Tom, and wonderful harmonies. Good energy all around!
-- Theresa M
(Dave Wann, in a moment of concert review jest....................."The earth rumbled beneath us, the clouds parted, the sun smiled, children saw fleeting glimpses of parallel worlds, elders wept and thanked God.........Daryl delivered!")
Daryl Nickel's evocative house concert in our community building last week was well attended and well received. His repertoire of original songs is emotionally eclectic, treating listeners to images of carefree, country-dancing days in Kansas as well as introspective reflections on romances that didn't quite click. There were humorous moments, too, as in the song, "Wheelchair," where he asks, "Who's gonna push my wheelchair, who's gonna wipe my...........chin?" One of Daryl's reviewers refers to him as an "old soul,", and in both his songs and his life, he shares old-soul perspectives with wisdom, wit, and whimsy.
- Dave Wann
- Author, filmmaker, and amateur musician
Daryl recently played a house concert for our neighborhood. He's a Song-catcher! Although I did not make up that phrase, I know one when I hear one and I certainly enjoyed the ride.
- Karlene G.
Beautiful balladeering, borne of great stories worth-the-telling.
- Carolyn G.
......your deep voice line, the oddly and comfortingly somehow joyous bluesy-familiar-cum surprises line, and the delicate filaments of light line, with which you so beautifully trail off. Yup, irrepressible genius and creativity. That's what that is.
- Carolyn Y.
Each time I hear you, your music evokes different images and deeper emotional reactions. The expanding narrative introductions made each song even more meaningful. I am anxiously awaiting the next opportunity to hear you again!
You're a wonderful storyteller with an engaging presentation.
- Kelley Hunt
A very thought-provoking lyric. Very graceful, it takes you on a journey.
Very profound message here....... Be true to yourself and your song, it is lovely
Judges panel - New Music Showcase at the Walnut Valley Festival 2007
He's a conduit for stories of his rich experiences
- Marco & wife
You did a terrific job, and your songs are wonderful!
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