Daniel Lee (@DanielLeeMusic) “Roots” [Album Review]
Review by Casey Felger
Daniel Lee, a Georgia native, recently signed with Average Joes Entertainment and together with writer/producer Josh Gordon and Average Joe’s co-founder Shannon Houchins co-produced Lee’s debut album “Roots”. Daniel loves performing live and has played with Brantley Gilbert, Colt Ford, and Randy Houser but states he’d rather write music than perform. He believes that music is life and he can be inspired by just about anything.
In the debut album “Roots” it’s clear right away that this album reflects the lifestyle of a good ol’ boy with Southern roots. The album covers many emotions, you get a little country, a little rock, a little heartbreak, and a little love. Daniel hopes that everyone that listens to “Roots” finds something they like on it.
The opening track “Backwood Tobacco” shows us that southern folks work hard and play harder. It has trucks in the mud, trust in the lord, good friends, good drink, cuties in cut off shorts, and of course, backwood tobacco. Everything you envision when you think about southern living and weekend partying. As you continue listening, Daniel sings about love and his girl that’s hotter than a “Georgia Asphalt Road”. You will got a feel for what Georgia looks like in his lyrics. Daniel sings about when times are good and nothing can keep you down in “Hell Yeah!”
Further into the album Daniel describes the struggles in life in “Struggleville”. This song was cowrote with Brantley Gilbert and was inspired by a town sign and some dark days for Daniel at the time. “Redneck Routine” describes life in the deep south. In the song “Complain”, Daniel describes that throughout life there are ups and downs but when all is said and done he can’t really complain.
“Roots” shows you that Daniel Lee’s experiences are personal to him but you can relate to them as well. You get a feel for a southern way of life in the form of music. “It’s not rock, it’s not country, it’s Southern,” says Daniel Lee
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