The guitarist/vocalist Sean Danielsen will be stopping at The Forvm May 12 in Amherst, NY for an intimate acoustic performance. Joining him will be Opus, Lost Elysium, Seven Faces, Avius Me, and Letterbox. All these bands normally play as full rock bands but that night they will all strip down their sets and perform acoustically. I’ve seen all these bands at least once and to see them acoustically is going to be a spectacular treat.
Danielsen is primarily best known as the lead vocalist/guitarist of three-piece band Smile Empty Soul. They saw much success after releasing their self titled debut album in 2003. The song “Bottom of the Bottle” is the song that they are widely recognized for. Smile Empty Soul has been active ever since and shows no signs of stopping. Their recent album, Chemicals, released in 2013 has gotten rave reviews and Ultimeateguitar.com said, “Chemicals is filled to the brim with what fans would now consider classic Smile Empty Soul elements and crunching distortion.”
When Smile isn’t on the road Sean Danielsen has devoted his time to writing and recording his own solo projects. His latest EP is titled Food Chain and was released in November of 2014. I had the pleasure of listening to this album recently and I was blown away by the lyrics and composition of the album. He creates an immediate connection to the listener in songs such as “Rescue Me” and “Beautiful Things”. Sean kicks off his second round of touring on May 6, in Newport, Kentucky and ends June 4 at Emporium Blues and Rock bar in Jackson, Tennessee.
While Sean isn’t writing and touring for two musical projects he is painting in the comfort of his own home. His painting can be found on his Facebook page Sean Danielsen . When you purchase his painting you also receive his two solo EP`s Food Chain and Enjoy The Process signed.
Doors open at 6pm the first band is on at 7. Tickets can be purchased right at the door. Hope to see you for an intimate night of acoustic music.