Chris Daniels & the Kings
"...the emperors of funk in the Rocky Mountain high of Colorado"
- Don & Sheryl's Blues Blog
"Oh man, this is great. We could literally listen to this album on repeat all day"
- Yellow Scene magazine (writing about "Funky to the Bone")
Grammy nominee Chris Daniels, & his band the Kings do more than 120 dates per year and have been invited to appear in such diverse places as The Down Home Blues Festival in South Carolina, The Bob Hope Chrysler Desert Classic, The Curacao Swing Festival (South America), and all over Europe. Chris has appeared with B.B. King, Uncle Cracker, Blues Traveler, The Neville Brothers, Delbert McClinton, Sister Hazel, Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray, Taj Mahal, Al Kooper, Bonnie Raitt, Ziggy Marley, The Fixx, to name only a few.
They are headliners on international festivals, like Ribs & Blues Festival with their buddies THE B-MASTERS, at Marktrock, Berchem Blues, and the Lokeren festivals in Belgium, and the Kings have toured as the back up band for Sonny Landreth, David Bromberg, Al Kooper, Bo Diddly, Francine Reed and Dutch guitarist Jan Rijbroek in places like Paris and Amsterdam, and for Bonnie Raitt, members of Little Feat, and Was Not Was at the Roxey in LA to name only a few of the shows.
Freddi Gowdy, of the legendary 1970s soul-band Freddi Henchi & The Soul Setters and Chris Daniels came together to make the long awaited Kings’ 13th album and the first of a series with Freddi and Chris together in Sam & Dave style collaboration. Both are legends beyond their home in Denver including 20 European tours for Chris Daniels and the Kings and years of touring and single releases on Warner Brothers and other labels for Freddi.
Appearances in the past year included The New West Festival with War, KBCO Studio C and the PBS Channel 6 Arts & Entertainment Special. Daniels, Gowdy and the Kings came together with Billy Payne from Little Feat, Hazel Miller (Big Head Todd & The Monsters) Carl Carlyle (Earth Wind & Fire), Christian Teele (E Town) and a host of amazing players to create the sweet soul-funk of their latest album “Funky To The Bone.” It has all the elements of Sly & The Family Stone, Chicago 1967 and the Saturday Night Live Band rolled into one package that came out early in 2015.