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Twang
solid
Guitar Legend
exactly the right amount
Outlaw Country
way more
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heavy

Daniel Donato's Modern Machine

Here you can now partake in my first official release of a time snippet in my life. I’ve been playing music for 11 years; 9 years professionally. I’ve played thousands of shows across the planet with a guitar around my shoulder. Thousands of hours in my bedroom, airport terminals, and strange bars with bad sound and dim lit stages.

In late 2016, I started writing and singing. Present day, my identity of a guitarist is far more developed and free standing in respect to who I am as a writer and singer. As opposed to working and waiting for another immeasurable few years or so to release a full length record, I wanted to release an EP. I have something to say, and now, in return, you, the listener, have something to hear. I do hope you enjoy this swift collection of music, Modern Machine.

1: Broke Down
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2: Forgotten Days
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3: Malady Melody
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    Daniel Donato

    Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar

    Daniel Donato

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    Kevin Black

    Bass Guitar

    Kevin Black

    The musical renaissance happening here in Nashville has deep roots in East Nashville. A stable of one of the most active musicians in this scene is Kevin Black. Providing the low end for some of today’s most influential country artists such as Sturgill Simpson and Margo Price, the whole community can vow in saying that Kevin’s talent, creativity, and kindness is unparalleled amongst peers.

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    Tim Mcdonald

    B3, Keyboard

    Tim McDonald

    The first band to ever give DD a gig was Tim’s band. At Legend’s Corner downtown Broadway. Daniel was 14 at the time. Since then, Tim has remained one of Daniel’s most beloved players and is still a musical inspiration to him today.

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    Kenneth Pattengale

    Co-producer

    Kenneth Pattengale

    I’ve been a fan of Kenneth’s for years. I would listen to his records on my early drives through the country in the mornings on my way to school all of time. His guitar playing, sense of harmony, and effectiveness with lyrics that come from a pallet curated by his own distinct taste and tenure of experience is sincerely remarkable. I had no idea how deep these variables ran until we sat down at Sound Emporium together. I asked him, cold call at Family Wash in East Nashville, if he’d be into listening to some of my songs and potentially help producing my first EP. After we got together, the gears started going very quickly. His honesty in his feedback and flexibility in working with my vision has created a collection of songs that I could not have otherwise been this proud of, had it not been for his participation.

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    Stevie Rees

    Background Vocals

    Zaq Reynolds

    Stevie has been touring the country for his entire musical career, which has spanned over 20 years. He’s one of the youngest cats I know with likely some of the most stage time under his belt. Musicians like that really connect with me, as I am cut from the same cloth. Workers of the art. Blue collar servants who are happy to show up on any stage, no matter how poor in quality, and try to make something happen. I wanted this ethos to come through in someway on these recordings. Stevie and I purposely did not together to rehearse the material. I simply sent him the songs, told him the direction I wanted, and waited to see what happened. Having said that, he knocked out all of the material within an hour’s time.

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    Zaq Reynolds

    Engineer

    Zaq Reynolds

    When it comes to being incredible at what you do, Zaq Reynolds gets it. His speed, precision, and endurance as an audio engineer is of a world class tier. Zaq mixed this collection with Daniel as well.

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    Scotty Schultz

    Drums

    Scotty Schultz

    The first time Daniel and Scotty played together was trial by fire. DD had a primetime Saturday night show and had a drummer cancellation a few hours before the set. A hasty response from a FB post via text 5 minutes after posting brought forth the force that is Scotty Schultz. The two of them played for 4 hours that night and didn’t miss a beat. Scotty’s roots of Outlaw Country, R&B, and Rock N’ Roll makes his contribution to this EP sincerely unique.

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