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Daniel was born in Montreal and has been writing songs and leading bands there all his life, from very early teenaged days in the Harry Rags, to his later endeavours with Shoot the Moon and Percy Farm. (He has since begun using an abbreviated version of his actual name, Daniel Isaiah Schachter, as his stage name). He his first solo album, High Twilight, was released by Secret City in 2011.
Daniel is also an award-winning filmmaker, and is just as likely to draw inspiration from Federico Fellini or Ingmar Bergman as Leonard Cohen or Lou Reed. His 2008 short film, Three Mothers, won the A&E Short Filmmaker Award in 2009, and his latest, L’homme qui se croyait l’eau, recently screened at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.
He's currently working on the follow-up to High Twilight.
Country / Roots Music / Gospel
"This is roots-based Americana that actually deserves to be made." -The Village Voice
****1/2 "This is a monumental release. Li'l Andy has walked the decaying streets of Montreal for near a decade now, guitar in hand, cowboy hat on head, and mirrored shades firmly in place, but even the great things we've heard from him don't compare to his third record. All Who Thirst soaks in the hallowed atmosphere it was recorded in, that city's famed Église Saint-Jean Baptiste, and is a testament to Andy's personal and spiritual quests and questionings. The tunes move to the band's slow-paced, late-night country vibe, a little bit of folk, rock and gospel explored for good measure." -Hour.ca