Daniel Donato, Taylor McCall
Thu March 5, 2020 7:00 pm (Doors: 6:30 pm )
The Southgate House Revival - Revival Room
All Ages
$10 ADV / $12 DOS
Daniel Donato

Instrumentalists bear the burden of communicating musical ideas without the aid of lyrics or
storytelling proper. For many years, that’s how 2018 Americana Award nominee Daniel Donato
operated as the guitarist for Nashville acts like The Wild Feathers, Paul Cauthen and The Don
Kelley Band.
From age 14, Donato has developed his brand of crisp, soulful, on-the-edge telecaster picking
under bar lights, honing his skills and proving his mettle within the city’s prominent live music
scene. All the while, a growing love of songwriting mirrored the pace of his ever-improving
guitar chops.
Now, a short three years after his departure from Kelley’s classic country outfit, the 23-year-old
is signed to WME as an artist with a docket of jam-ready country and bluegrass songs. Backed
by his three-piece “Cosmic Country Band” – cosmic country is a catch-all term for experimental
roots music, often assisted by electronic sounds – Donato stands at the frontier of his career
with characteristic intrepidity, no longer bounded by the expressive limitations of his
His strident voice and explorative songwriting carry his music into new territory, offering bold
ideas to his fan base while staying true to what drew them to him in the first place: a palpable
love of music delivered through excelled craft. With one eye on the night’s gig and another on
the ages, Donato is continuing his journey down country music’s long and winding road, leaving
no stone unturned.

Taylor McCall