Jesse Daniel used the forced downtime of 2020 to write and record his best work to date; a twelve song album called Beyond These Walls, collaborating again with esteemed Grammy nominated producer, Tommy Detamore at Cherry Ridge Studios. It is an up to date, mature collection of songs that show his progression as an artist without losing the sonic diversity that makes it a “Jesse Daniel” record. It features members of George Strait’s “Ace In The Hole Band” (Ronnie Huckaby), Willie Nelson’s band (Kevin Smith), and even includes a duet in spanish with Raul Malo of The Mavericks. Many have praised Daniel as a showman or performer, but less often as the songwriter he truly is. The subject matter on this album sheds light onto this overlooked side that has been there all along.
In short, this album is a love letter to country music in its many forms. It will leave you with a sense of knowing Jesse Daniel better, both as an artist and person. He has grown immeasurably as a singer, songwriter, producer and bandleader since his humble beginnings in small town California and Beyond These Walls lays out just how far he has come and will continue to go.