|Daniel Payne. Photo Credit: 800MileMonday.com|
Sometimes it would just be him and his old Guild flat top guitar. Other times, he'd be backed by his cowpunk cohorts The Dan Family (Dan Hardick and Brett Walker) from the barnyards of Parker County. The band's first full-length release, "In The Fertile Gardens of Freedom" debuted out of Fort Worth, Tex., in early 2010 to a positive reception among critics and fans. A U.S. tour followed and 800 Mile Monday was on the national map.
Three tours into 2012 and with the growing support of loyal fans cropping up worldwide, the band continues to shine while taking its balls-to-the-wall no-let-up two hour live show to fans in the United States and Europe.
"I'm already writing the next one," Payne said with a knowing smile. "Every day when I wake up I am grateful for what I have, and for everyone I have met. I'm living each day to the fullest because tomorrow's never sure."
800 Mile Monday performs Friday, June 8, at Island Dogs from 9 p.m.
A version of this blog post appears at 800 Mile Monday's bio by Clive O'Malley on their website.