I'm lucky. I've been given a gift. It's not that I'm a successful teacher and musician for almost 40 years. It's simply the gift of life. A little over two years ago I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and the initial tests indicated a 10% survival rate. I felt as if I had fallen through a hole in the sky. Why me? I couldn't figure out what I had done to cause this awful disease. And then my doctor gave me a gift. She said, "This has nothing to do with what you ate or where you live or…
Chris Daniels: is a recording and touring musician with 15 albums out and performances from Rome to Alaska. Chris is also an award winning Assistant Professor at The University of Colorado Denver.
In 2010 he was diagnosed with Leukemia and treated with massive chemotherapy, eventually receiving a bone marrow transplant from his sister. He returned to teaching, performing and his new album, Better Days, is an Americana album that celebrates that story plus so much more.
Daniels formed his band, Chris Daniels & the Kings, 29 years ago and they have toured Europe 18 times including performances for three presidents and the Queen of Holland. In 2012 Chris Daniels was nominated to be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame with Judy Collins and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.