Daniel is a young artist from West Texas not constrained to the title 'Texas Songwriter,' how refreshing. This break through album reveals an artisit destined for the top listening rooms and small theatres in the country. -Joshua J. Dodds, president Texan Films Young Makins creates a sound that stands in the camp inhabited by James Taylor and David Wilcox...Tunes possess a decided Texas influence, exhibiting potential that may blossom into something substantial. -The Austin Chronicle One of the top five new artists most likely to be seen at an Austin City Limits Taping. -The Daily Texan Regional Finalist in the 2005 Kerrville New Folk Contest. Winner of the 2005 Gig Harbor Folk Festival song contest in Washington. 'Makins is a nimble guitarist who produces a cascade of notes. Especially noteworthy are small town stories 'Old Town' and 'Little Cafe,' which call upon memories from a West Texas childhood and seem to be ideal Lyle Lovett material. While today Daniel may perform primarily in support of other artists, he clearly is a promising singer/songwriter destined to command his own bookings.' -Patrick Nichols, This is Texas Music 'Songwriter Daniel Makins gives a great concert with wit and sincerity that you will be sure to remember long after.' -Private Underground House Concert Series.