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Daniel Amos

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Daniel Amos (aka DA or DÄ) is an American rock band formed in 1974 by Terry Scott Taylor on guitars and vocals, Marty Dieckmeyer on bass guitar, Steve Baxter on guitars and Jerry Chamberlain on lead guitars. Current members include bassist Tim Chandler, guitarist Greg Flesch and drummer Ed McTaggart.

It could be said that the roots of Daniel Amos began to grow out of Jubal’s Last Band, an acoustic quartet consisting of Taylor, Kenny Paxton, Chuck Starnes and Steve Baxter, who spent their time performing for Bible study groups and at coffee shops throughout Southern California. In 1974, JLB recorded a demo tape together and eventually lost Starnes and Paxton. Bassist Marty Dieckmeyer and guitarist Jerry Chamberlain were brought in to fill the empty spots. Sometime in the middle of 1975, Jubal’s Last Band (minus Baxter) auditioned for Maranatha! Music and Calvary Chapel in hopes of signing a recording and performance contract. Another band at the meeting, led by Darrell Mansfield, had a similar name - Jubal. The two bands decided to change their names to avoid confusion. Mansfield renamed his band Gentle Faith (taken from the name of co-band member Henry Cutrona’s earlier band), and Jubal’s Last Band became Daniel Amos.

Daniel Amos succeeded in landing a recording and performance contract, and quickly recorded their first song for the label in 1975, Taylor’s Ain’t Gonna Fight It. A full album, produced by Al Perkins, followed. The band released their first, eponymous album in 1976 (produced by Al Perkins) and enlisted Ed McTaggart on drums. Previously, McTaggart had been the drummer for Bill Sprouse Jr.’s The Road Home.

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  • WS9167

    really underrated band.

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • mykel_f

    Dig Here is fantastic.

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Rtaylor32

    Listening to their new record on Spotify!

    4 Aug 2013 Reply
  • DrSlump7

    There we go! Just grabbed the vinyl. Can't wait!

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • DrSlump7

    Ah! Off to their website!

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • mykel_f

    new album out for the public now. picked up a copy at a lost dogs show last night. sounding good so far.

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • jonodude

    Kudos on a wonderful new record! Eager to get the LP in the mail whenever it's ready

    26 Jul 2013 Reply
  • DrSlump7

    "If there is a mother ship of alternative Christian music, it's Daniel Amos..."

    18 Jul 2013 Reply
  • DrSlump7

    Shoot, wish I would have supported them on kickstarter... Then I would have a copy of the new album. I wish it were out for public already :(

    5 Jul 2013 Reply
  • DrSlump7

    Thanks.

    28 Jun 2013 Reply
  • foetusized

    I ordered from http://www.danielamos.com/store/kickstarter.html

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • DrSlump7

    Is it out for public yet? I really would like to buy it.

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
  • foetusized

    Downloaded the new album [i]Dig Here Said the Angel[/i] this weekend. I was emailed the download link since I had preordered the record. I'm very happy with it so far.

    24 Jun 2013 Reply
  • DrSlump7

    can't wait for the new album!

    29 Apr 2013 Reply
  • WS9167

    Woah, this band is actually really good.

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Rtaylor32

    Terry Scott Taylor is one of the great. . .musical geniuses [2]

    14 Feb 2013 Reply
  • luckystoned

    DA for me is still the best indie christian band forever!

    17 Feb 2012 Reply
  • OnlyVisitor

    DA is one of the best bands on this planet. Profound and intelligent lyrics with so a lot of different sound style mix -- i love this band.

    31 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ekesner

    It's been almost 30 years and I just found out that the song being played backwards on "Hollow Man" is "Ghost Of The Heart". Now I can die.

    21 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Jyroflux

    Just so everyone knows, Mr. Buechner's Dream is spelled the way I just typed it. Lots of folks are transposing the 'e' and 'u' in Buechner.

    20 Jan 2011 Reply
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