A singer/songwriter, translator, accordionist, and troubadour, Daniel combines English, Yiddish, German, and Russian in a radical combination of Eastern European Klezmer, lyrical folk ballads, dark cabaret, and political punk. Born in Detroit, he studied theater and poetry at U-Michigan. After living in New Orleans and New York he moved to Berlin in 2005 and founded The Painted Bird, which has toured the world and won several awards with their 5 albums. He works as a theater director, actor, composer, and playwright. In 2016, the Ashkenaz Foundation named him the inaugural Theo Bikel Artist-in-Residence. He is an original member of Earthwork Music, where he released four albums, and has yet to miss a Harvest Gathering.
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