by Loren Bienvenu

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 album to show off. Book of Shadows is polished, evoking the Wallflowers as much as Elvis Costello in a Southwest alt-rock kind of way. Veteran musicians Daniel Murphy (of the Strange), John Perado (Geronimo Black) and Britt Alexander

(Gary Farmer and the Trouble

Daniel Link @ Saxon Pub, Austin, 2012
Daniel Link, live at Saxon Pub, Austin TX 2012

makers) round out Link’s keys and vocals. These guys sound like they are having a lot of fun, especially when they enter the realm of three-part vocal harmonies. This is your chance to go out and have fun with them. (Loren Bienvenu)

Daniel Link Band: 8 pm Thursday, Jan. 3. No cover. Cowgirl, 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565