Daniel Antopolsky

Black Deer Festival Daniel Antopolsky

Daniel Antopolsky

“The Missing Man of Country” – BBC

“Antopolsky’s music puts one in mind of a country Daniel Johnston” – The Guardian

“Excellent performance… High caliber songs” – Saving Country Music

The Strangest Career in Modern Music…

Daniel apparently is the first American musician to ever break out in his 70s.

A lost legend who was best known for being in one of the most iconic photos of Country Music’s early Outlaw Scene, since 2013 Daniel has recorded 7 albums (releasing 4 of them to date). Daniel’s growing increasingly famous, having played at Austin’s SXSW Festival in 2016, and London’s Bush Hall in 2018 where a concert film and album were recorded. A feature length documentary on his life, “The Sheriff of Mars”, is being completed now. Daniel is also a real farmer. Famed from his early time in the 1970s playing with Townes Van Zandt and infamous for saving Townes’ life from an overdose, immediately afterwards Daniel took a path away from the music scene but not music. Daniel traveled the world in the 1970s, writing songs throughout Asia, Europe & America. His most recent album “Old-Timey, Soulful, Hippy Dippy, Flower-Child Songs from the Cosmos… Wow! (Unheard Songs of the Early 1970s: Part One)” is an acoustic compilation of some of these never before recorded songs that was made on his Le Payon farm in France.

Daniel was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia and went to the University of Georgia in Athens. H returned to Georgia after his days on the road and spent the next decade farming, playing and working in his family’s hardware store. This changed when he met a French medical student and in 1989 Daniel followed her back to France where he raised pet chickens, pet cats, and twin daughters while continuing to write songs on his farm every evening…

Songs few ever heard.

In 2012, Daniel was “discovered” and in 2015 he released his first album, “Sweet Lovin’ Music” which was produced in Nashville by Grammy nominees Gary Gold & John Capek. Following his successful SXSW appearance in 2016, Daniel recorded his double album “Acoustic Outlaw Vol. 1 & 2” on his farm. In 2017, he recorded “Old-Timey, Soulful, Hippy-Dippy, Flower-Child Songs from the Cosmos… Wow! (Unheard Songs of the Early 1970s: Part One)”. 2019 will see the release of multiple albums as Daniel has over 500 songs he wishes to share.

Daniel has appeared in major international press including: Rolling Stone, The Guardian, BBC, Le Point, Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Augusta Chronicle, Ha’aretz, Yinchua 365, The Kuwait Times, SiriusXM, Rhythms Music Magazine, Yummy Pets, The Culture Trip, Dallas Morning News, Tablet Magazine, The Times of Israel, The Global Times, Blues & Co., and B-Sides & Badlands.

Career Milestones
1972 – Traveled and Played with Townes Van Zandt. Was part of iconic photo on Guy & Susanna Clark’s porch in Nashville
1972 – Played the Fiddler’s Festival in North Carolina among others “failed” concerts
1972-1977 – Traveled throughout the world writing and playing songs to whomever would listen
2013 – Recorded first album “Sweet Lovin’ Music” in Nashville with Grammy Nominated Producers Gary Gold & John Capek. Documentary on Daniel’s life, “The Sheriff of Mars” goes into production.
2014 – Played first Concert in over 40 years in Augusta, Georgia
2015 – Released first album “Sweet Lovin’ Music”
2016 – Played SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas
2016 – Recorded and released double album “Acoustic Outlaw Vol. 1 & 2”
2017 – Recorded album “Old-Timey, Soulful, Hippy-Dippy, Flower-Child Songs from the Cosmos… Wow! (Unheard Songs of the Early 1970s: Part One)”
2018 – Released album “Old-Timey, Soulful, Hippy-Dippy, Flower-Child Songs from the
Cosmos… Wow! (Unheard Songs of the Early 1970s: Part One)”
2018 – Recorded not yet released acoustic 2nd album of 1970s songs
2018 – Played concert in London’s Bush Hall and recorded live album and concert film
2019 – Recorded (to be named) album with French producer Paul Magne of Cocoon and musicians
2019 – Series of concerts scheduled worldwide, including in France with famed French bands
Cocoon and Baptiste W. Hamon, along with Daniel’s first European festival, the “Black Deer

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