Out of the Silence

Daniel's debut EP, released 2000


the songs


Altar Boy

I Still Need You Tonight Believe Nature of Love Constant Faithfulness


the players


Daniel Link - vocals, keys

Cheri Chilcote - backing vocals, acoustic guitar David Breaux - electric & rhythm guitars






the hype


JANUARY

DanielLink.com launches

Out of the Silence debut EP releases

JUNE Out of the Silence debuts at #5, peaks #1 Outvoice.com's Top 40 Albums

JULY

Altar Boy debuts at #4, peaks #1 Outvoice.com's Top 40 Singles

AUGUST

Constant Faithfulness named AIDS Walk Austin Theme Song, Daniel & Cheri headline, playing for an audience of 50,000







DECEMBER

I Still Need You Tonight 

1st Place Winner,

Austin Songwriter's Competition



(Left) Daniel w/ Cheri after accepting 1st place "Best Country Song" for I Still Need You Tonight at Austin's legendary blue's club, Antones







the back stories


BELIEVE 1994 - 1997


JULY, 1994 Daniel & Cheri debut Believe @ Austin's Chicago House Open Mic Night MAY, 1995 Daniel returns to Fort Worth to take care of his partner, John, who lost his battle w/ AIDS in October, '96.

JANUARY, 1997 Daniel returns to Austin  JULY, 1997 Daniel & Cheri record Believe, w/ David Breaux on additional guitars, bass + percussion.

original demo co-written w/ Daniel's first partner, John Hofstrand


"It's ironic to me that the first song I recorded in Austin was Believe, because at the time I had absolutely no faith in myself.  But I wrote it with John, and he had a way of seeing me in ways no one else could at the time.

Cheri would drive up to Fort Worth in those days, and the three of us would hang out with guitars and a baby grand piano and sing Believe & I Still Need You Tonight over & over.  We would get goose bumps, because our voices blended so beautifully together.