- Songbirds North
- $15 General Admission Ticket
Songbirds North Stage
Jennifer Daniels' 20th Anniversary show
Doors: 6 PM | Show: 7 PM | All Ages | Fully Seated
It’s not often that Creatives get to make a life out of what they love to do. Chattanooga native, Jennifer Daniels, is one of the blessed, who gets to channel her love of words, melody, and movement, into a career that now spans 8 albums and 20 years. Alongside husband Jeff Neal, who contributes tasteful guitar and mandolin support, Daniels first caught the attention of music fans in live settings—beginning in 1998—with her supple, dynamic voice and physical, absorbing delivery. It began in time-honored, grassroots fashion, with gigs in Chattanooga, Tennessee—just down the mountain from home—then short forays around the southeastern U.S. and then regular hauls up and down the East Coast and, finally, jaunts across the country, with as many as 200 dates each year.On the road for long stretches, Daniels made Decatur, Ga’s legendary Eddie’s Attic—an acoustic-music listening room known for launching the careers of everyone from the Indigo Girls to Shawn Mullins—her home away from home. During this period Daniels was a regular contestant at the venue’s “Open Mic Shoot-Out” contests. On one particular night, she made it to the final, but fell just short of the top prize, edged out by a young upstart named John Mayer. Daniels won the contest later, topping another notable singer/songwriter, Zac Brown to do it.Her stage reputation established, Daniels began establishing herself as a recording artist, independently releasing her 2000 debut, Fists of Flood, to raves in Performing Songwriter, which named it a Top 12 DIY Release for the year and said, “This is music that seems to have grown slowly from some rich, dark soil.”Despite the occasional conversation with label execs, Daniels has chosen to remain independent, drawing upon her own resources for touring and recording. For Daniels and Neal, a sustainable, fulfilling life creating meaningful music and connecting personally with listeners holds far more reward than chart positions, heavy-rotation singles or SoundScan numbers.Five studio albums and two live albums later, Daniels and Neal are still making their way down from their home sweet mountain home to hit the roaring interstates and play to their loyal audience.We invite you to celebrate with Jennifer and Jeff as they mark this 20th year with a special anniversary concert.