Boling is an award-winning songwriter with a storyteller’s ear for detail and a balladeer’s turn of phrase. Among his numerous awards, Boling took first place at the Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old Time Festival in 2012 and first place at The Woody Guthrie Festival in 2007. His songs are inhabited by interesting characters: an aging Vietnam veteran looking back with surprise at his departed youth; a young rancher inheriting his grandfather’s nearly worn out rangeland; and morons with a death wish proving Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Before becoming a full-time, nationally touring songwriter, Boling spent 30 years working for the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). He has been a park ranger for the National Park Service, a BLM ranger and a BLM special agent. Boling was stationed in parks and public lands throughout the western United States, including New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. Many of his songs reflect the spirit and beauty of the Southwest and the experiences he and his family have encountered.
Boling has released five independent albums since 1999. His songs have been featured on “The Midnight Special” and “Folkstage,” NPR’s “Car Talk,” the Dr. Demento Show and on many other folk-format radio programs throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.
For more information about Boling and his music go to www.danielboling.com.