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Daniel Neihoff Brings Blend of Americana, Country, and Blues to Next Live Lunch

Daniel Neihoff is set to perform on Sounds Good's Live Lunch series Friday, September 13th at 12 noon.

Western Kentucky native Daniel Neihoff combines powerful vocals, Appalachian style finger-picking, and narrative songwriting to create his own blend of Americana, blues, and country. Neihoff is set to perform on the next installment of Live Lunch on the heels of his March 2019 EP release, Appalachian Cry.

From Daniel Neihoff's website:

"That songwriters come from the western Kentucky clan of Neihoffs is a surprise to no one aware of the land and family. In number and colorfulness, there aren't many rivals. But few have natural storytelling and melody baked in quite as thoroughly as Daniel Neihoff. 

The youngest of six siblings, Daniel wrote his first song at eight years old as he grew up around family fit for country songs -- the old kind about struggle and lonesomeness, mistakes among enduring love. The melodies and legends were all around him in his family, and it all seeped in. 

Over the years, whether it was for paying gigs or for open mics at Paducah's bars, Neihoff turned heads with his voice and rewarded the interest with his lyrics. The simmering burn of his talent and craft suddenly led somewhere big. At 20, his first audition for a set at Nashville's iconic Bluebird Cafe was successful [watch Neihoff's June 2018 performance at the Bluebird Cafe here.] The Reidland kid's smooth and soulful sound had already landed on Music City's doorstep from the river town's flood plains. 

The area's journalists took notice: WKMS' Something From Nothing podcast and The Spiel in Southern Illinois delved into his work. Neihoff was recently a semi-finalist on Nashville Rising Song, a Nashville based open-mic contest. The world is hearing his range of traditional country to modern pop with a soulful blend. We are hearing the launch of a voice familiar and unique that feels as if it began quite a while ago." 

Join Tracy Ross in the Sounds Good studio for Daniel Neihoff's performance Friday, September 13th at 12 noon. You can listen on air, on the WKMS website, or WKMS' Facebook page. Live Lunch is made possible by Murray State Digital Media Services, Just Hamburgers in Paducah, and listeners like you. 

Neihoff will also be performing at Paducah's Clemens Fine Arts Center as part of the Clemens' Backstage Pass Series this weekend. The evening performance starts at 7:30 on Saturday, September 14th. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information on the Clemens Fine Arts Center, the Backstage Pass Series, or how to get tickets, visit their website

For more information on Daniel Neihoff, including videos of previous performances, visit his website

Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from 2004-2012 and has served as host/producer of several music shows including Cafe Jazz, and Jazz Horizons. In 2001, Tracy revived Beyond The Edge, a legacy alternative music program that had been on hiatus for several years. Tracy was named Program Director in 2011 and created the midday music and conversation program Sounds Good in 2012 which he hosts Monday-Thursday. Tracy lives in Murray with his wife, son and daughter.
Melanie Davis-McAfee graduated from Murray State University in 2018 with a BA in Music Business. She has been working for WKMS as a Music and Operations Assistant since 2017. Melanie hosts the late-night alternative show Alien Lanes, Fridays at 11 pm with co-host Tim Peyton. She also produces Rick Nance's Kitchen Sink and Datebook and writes Sounds Good stories for the web.
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