December 1, 2017

The Daniel Link Band would make a good number 14 in my article listing 13 musical developments for the new year (see page 24). Though Link moved here from Austin in 2010—which, by some standards, qualifies him as a longtime local—he now has a new backing band and a new...

October 27, 2005

HANNIBAL, Mo. — When singer/songwriter Daniel Link returns to Hannibal, each trip is pure nostalgia. Link, 40, grew up in Hannibal, and said that experience is an "intricate part of my creative development." That creativity will be on display Friday evening when he per...

July 25, 2005

For the first time since leaving Hannibal 20 years ago, Daniel Link is returning home to perform at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 25, at Java Jive. Link, who currently lives in Austin, Texas, left Hannibal in 1984 after graduating from Hannibal High School to pursue a life in m...

June 23, 2005

Daniel Link fits no obvious Austin type. The Missouri native wrote most of the music and lyrics for "Color of Rain," a thickly arranged effort produced and mixed by Johnny Big. His sounds oscillate between pop and rock, and his subjects move through mostly spiritual or...

March 9, 2005

In less than two months, “Color of Rain” will be on music store shelves. In the meantime, Daniel Link and Cyd Cassone are getting the word out in Austin with live performances in a lineup that includes members from Dysfunkshun Junkshun and Argyles. The album itself als...

July 5, 2004

Musician finds groove with his missing link. Daniel Link is a singer/songwriter pinao player who fronts a two-man band that will perform at 8 tonight at Momo’s. Link’s folk-rock has caught the attention of Austin and elsewhere. His first two releases recieved favorable...

December 22, 2002

It’s always a pleasure to watch an artist of immense promise grow and continually hit the creative mark. Unfortunately, it’s an all-too-rare treat, too. But Daniel Link can easily be counted among the few. The Austin, Texas singer/songwriter ends a 2 year absence from...

March 4, 2001

It’s not easy to be an artist who stands for more than the proverbial sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. One sharp political word or pointed declaration in a song can (and often will) brand a career, potentially limiting commercial and creative reach - and sometimes with good...

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"The humanity displayed here is accessible to anyone who’s ever felt left of societies center. And the music is potent enough to work for those who simply want sweet melodies and memorable hooks." 


Larry Flick,




"With its Stevie Nicks/Belladonna album cover homage and its country-tinged pop songs ( the best of which include "Tangled," "Someone In Austin," "True Perspective," "Be Home Soon," "Christine," and "Telepathy" ) , Austin-based Daniel Link's Ghost Stories ( LOAM ) fulfills and expands on the promise of 2000's Out Of The Silence."

Gregg Shapiro,

Windy City Times



"Link is an accomplished tunesmith.  But two other things stand out on "Color of Rain" - Link's resilient voice, which recalls Michael Stipe's at times and Big's arrangement of countless instruments and backup vocals"    

Michael Barnes.

Entertainment Editor



"Book of Shadows is polished, evoking the Wallflowers as much as Elvis Costello in a Southwest alt-rock kind of way. 

Loren Bienvenu.

Music Writer

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