|Born 1941 in Walla Walla Washington (one
of the closest hospitals,) and raised with six brothers in Athena, Oregon (18
miles north of Pendleton,) the son of a preacher man, Daniel Moore, went to
college in Eugene OR., for 3 years, then moved to Los Angeles to do music
(1962.) Within two weeks he had a record deal, a lousy one (wrote his first song
for it.) The year of 1963 was spent playing acoustic bass and singing backup
with Jimmy Rogers, another north westerner; and opening for him as a member of
the Fairmount Singers. In 1965 he began producing records and publishing songs.
In 1967 The Everly Brothers recorded Daniel's song, "Deliver Me".
1970 he joined Joe Cocker's, Mad Dogs and Englishmen group and went on tour. Did
an album for ABC Records as an artist, produced a bunch of records (T-Bone
Burnett, Delbert McClinton, Sweathog) and began writing in earnest. In 1973 his
composition, "Shambala" became a million+ seller hit for Three Dog Night. Then
another hit single” My Maria" by his co-writer; B.W. Stevenson. Joe Cocker
recorded several of Daniel's songs in 1975 and 1976 for A&M Records. Bonnie
Raitt recorded the title cut “Sweet Forgiveness" on Warner Bros. in 1976.
1979 Daniel produced Kim Carnes 1st album for EMI America Records, then in 1981
went on tour with her as a background singer. Meanwhile performing with Rabbit
and the Renegade Band and The Moore Brothers Band in the Los Angeles area,
Daniel continued his writing.
In (1996) Brooks and Dunn recorded "My Maria" and had a smash hit with it.
Daniel co-wrote (with Marty Grebb) the song "Fire In The Hole" which was
released in the Steven Seagal movie "Fire Down Below" (1997), also on the
soundtrack CD. The Band recorded the song, “Shine A Light.” (1998).
In 1997 Daniel started his own record company. The DJM roster so far is James
Booker, the New Orleans piano prince, Don Preston, classic blues-rock; and
Daniel Moore's Riding A Horse & Holding Up The World. Also “Danny Timms”
(Country). Musical Christmas cards to Daniel’s mom, "Yosemite Wonderland," Anna
Montgomery’s “Lying In The Face Of Love,” and Eddie Zip’s “New Orleans, Live In
Hollywood.” Daniel’s 2007 releases are an acoustic album, “Martin & Daniel,” and
a Rock album, “The Giveaway.” Also in2007, Joe Cocker recorded Daniel’s song,
“Just Pass It On,” released in Europe, March 31, (EMI Limited, London) and
released in the USA May 13, 2008 on Fantasy Records. July 15, 2008, DJM Records
released Daniel’s album, “LIMITED PARKING,” a collection of “Spiritual” oriented
triple A, Americana songs. August 15, 2009 was the release of “Maintain,” a
rock/pop album with brand new songs and some older ones. The newest album,
“Beware Of The World,” is a rock/pop/Americana album, featuring, Marty Grebb
(The Buckinghams, songs recorded by The Band)
Glen Clark (Performed with Delbert McClinton, Jim Belushi, songs recorded by
Bonnie Raitt, Delbert McClinton)
Jeff Thomas (Entertainer of the Year in Las Vegas)
Nathan Moore (Daniel’s son)
Jodi Siegel (songs recorded by Maria Muldaur, Marsha Ball)
Gary Montgomery (The Colours)