Born and bred in the North Carolina Piedmont, Daniel Ayers is an award-winning songwriter, middle school teacher, tenth-generation Tar Heel, Nobel Laureate, and liar. At an early age, he was told by his mother that he could be whatever he wanted in life. She has since lived to regret this.
Anything I have to say about Daniel Ayers’ latest single “The Guy Who Opened For The Guy (Who Opened For Dondero)”, won’t be able to do any more justice than the man itself. This is playful and smart storytelling in the vein of Jerry Jeff Walker, John Prine, and Todd Snider, that tells a tale so many up and coming touring musicians know all too well about existing in the outer orbits of the big time.