Color of Rain
Daniel Link's 'Color of Rain' represents a return to long play album rock. Designed to engage the listener with rich textures of sonic ambiance, this work offers the diversity of Daniel's insight, songwriting and vocal performance. Each of the 15 songs were designed to stand on their own yet hang together as a collective body of work that tells the broader story. There is a landscape of sound that shifts between southern pop, touching ballads, alternative rock and new county. In short, this CD represents the highest level of excellence and creativity that an independent artist can achieve. As a contemporary adult rock artist, Daniel remains true to his musical influences. As a young man growing up in a small town on the Mississippi River, Daniel spent his teenage years submersed in albums by Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Tom Petty and Dan Fogelberg. He spent hours listening to Classic albums while studying lyrics and journaling by candlelight. At seventeen, Link announced to his parents that he wanted to learn piano. A week later, there was a Wurlitzer upright piano in his house, and by the end of the first day Daniel was playing 'Sara' by Fleetwood Mac, Completely by ear. Soon after Daniel's journal became the source of his own lyrics, while his ear for popular music became his tool for composing, and he's been writing music that way ever since. His unique vocal presence embodies the lushness of Chis Isaak and the passion of George Michaels all tied together with Daniel's subtle southern accent; the result is a sound that is his own. His quick wit and 'boy next door' personality moves audiences to want to take him home and feed him after his performances. While Daniel has no problem sustaining a two-hour concert, there is no pretense in him. His shows are not about being a star; they are about spending an evening with friends and great music. Thus, his career has secured him with loyal fans from the West Coast, the Mid-west and Texas.