Singer/songwriter Daniel Knox, legend goes, landed in Chicago a dozen years ago to go to film school, but instead became more interested in teaching himself piano, sneaking into a ballroom late at night to practice. Eight years later, he joined filmmaker David Lynch for the Chicago premiere of Inland Empire (Knox played organ at the event) and since then he’s remained in the international spotlight by working on projects with Damon Albarn, Rufus Wainwright and Jarvis Cocker. Knox’s performances and various self-recorded releases have made him an anticipated draw in the U.K., where the press has fawned over his visceral, piano-based songs and evocative voice.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: A 3 a.m. cabaret where a humble, eccentric genius sits quietly in the corner channeling ghostly atmospheric songs from another dimension. (Mike Breen, CityBeat)
~ "A haunting debut ... brings misanthropes and misfits to life with dry wit and offbeat details." (Mother Jones)
~ "This deranged fox is a sly devil with some buttery fingers and throat covered in the melted output of a fondue fountain." (Daytrotter)
~ "Crippled horns and soaring melodies make a sordid and sublime album." (Time Out London)
~ "The interesting thing about Evryman for Himself is how comfortably Knox inhabits pre-war musical styles, while at the same time, warping them into grotesque and surreal shapes." (Dusted)