"Sleep Beneath the Willow" (Daniel's sophomore release following June 2010's critically acclaimed "Workin' for the music man") mixes timeless songwriting with late '60s, AM country arrangements baring the influence of artists such as Lee Hazelwood and Musicor era George Jones. The album is constructed around flourishes of fiddle, honky-tonk guitar, pedal steel, and sweeping harmonies courtesy of a trio of Toronto singers: Misha Bower (The Bruce Peninsula), Tamara Lindeman (The Weather Station), and Lisa Bozikovic. The songs are stories of regret, sorrow, love, and yearning: the stuff of life. They tell of ex-wives, bluebirds, and finding the strength to do the right and proper thing. It’s a big, warm sound.
Approaching his music like a true craftsman, Daniel produced, engineered, and performed the majority of the instruments on Sleep Beneath the Willow. It was recorded to two inch tape in his home studio in Welland, ON.
Daniel has a platinum record for his production work with City and Colour and a Juno Nomination for graphic design. For the past seven years he has performed in the critically acclaimed rock band, Attack in Black. Sleep Beneath the Willow was released on April 5th 2011 on You’ve Changed Records, the label Daniel runs in partnership with Steven Lambke (Baby Eagle).
Releases by Daniel Romano:
"Sings a losing song" (DAV-021) A 45 including 2 alternate mixes of "music man" songs released April 2010 on Dine Alone Records.
"Songs for misha" (YC-005)is a 12" 45 consisting of 4 songs dedicated to Misha Bower. (no official release date)
"workin' for the music man" (YC-006) the first full length album includes 11 original songs released June 1st 2010 on You've Changed Records.
"sleep beneath the willow" (YC-010) the second full length album includes 11 original songs released April 5th 2011 on You've Changed Records.
Other Album appearances and production:
"Still Jimmie" by shotgun Jimmie (YC-001) Daniel plays various insruments on this album which was produced at his house by Julien Brousseau.
"Daniel, Fred and Julie" (YC-003) A project spearheaded by Romano of traditional folk songs performed by Daniel, with Fred Squire and Julie Doiron.
"Dog Weather" by Baby Eagle (YC-008) Daniel Romano plays lead guitar on this album.
"Too beautiful to work" by the Luyas(DOC055) Daniel Performs on some songs on this album.
"Bring me your love" by City and Colour(VR495) performance of various instruments and secondary production. (released 2007)
"Little Hell" by City and Colour performance of various instruments (released june 2011)
"All of it was mine" by the Weather Station (YC-011) Recorded and Produced by Romano. (released august 2011)