Join us as we celebrate the release of Blind Phoenix’s new album, Truth Or Dare. It’s been a long time coming, things being what they are, and we’d love for you to welcome this new baby into the world!
The album tracks journeys of love and loss: finding love, driving into the path of a deadly hurricane for the sake of a loved one, losing family members over time…
As many bands do (and wars, too, come to think of it), Blind Phoenix (formerly The Second Civil War) started by accident. Chris Daniels and his wife Kim own a great little restaurant, The Silos, along the coast in North Carolina, and Rebekkah Hilgraves (whom you might know as the producer of the White Horse Live series) was in town helping a family member. She wandered in to the restaurant one night after a neighbor told her that there was a regular open mic night every Wednesday. They sat together, planned a couple of tunes and had a blast singing together the first time.
Rebekkah kept visiting, got inspired to write a couple of songs, and an idea was born — let’s turn this into a Real Thing, and record an album. Over the next several months, both saddened and inspired by life events, more songs came to life. They planned recording sessions in Asheville, at White Horse Black Mountain and RadHaus. Truth or Dare was the result, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Chris Daniels is a singer-songwriter from the inner banks of North Carolina. He has been writing and performing professionally since the age of 15.
His experience has ranged from his beginnings in his rock band to a solo guitar, and lyricist. Now he concentrates on large endeavors including concert promotion, sound engineering, and most recently the creator of the annual SilosPalooza music festival.
This collaboration with Rebekkah Hilgraves showcases the best of his nearly 40 years in the industry. Together they compose lyrics, tell life stories through their songs, and play some damn good music.
Rebekkah Hilgraves is a long-time performer, starting out by sitting in with her father, the late George Graves, who performed and recorded with Warner Brothers records and under his own production for many years. She went on to study classical music and opera, and performed around the country until a couple of injuries took her off the field. Since then, she has gone back to her roots in Americana and classic rock, singing with Brent George when she’s in Los Angeles, cheering on her younger brother and sister who are making their own unique music, and making songs with Chris and the rest of the Blind Phoenix crew.