Daniel received his B.M. in Jazz Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001. Currently Daniel is touring and writing music with k.d. lang as a member of her band, the Siss Boom Bang. Since performing with k.d. lang, their music has been heard everywhere from the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics to the White House for the President and Mrs. Obama in 2011. He has performed/recorded with Mandy Moore, The Courtyard Hounds, The Dixie Chicks, Jason Mraz, Ryan Adams, Rachael Yamagata, and Rene Marie.