Jeff Daniels On Mountain Stage

  • Playlist
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Watch The Interview From Backstage At Mountain Stage

Set List

  • "Here's a Little Somethin'"
  • "Dirty Harry Blues"
  • "Grandfather's Hat"
  • "How ‘Bout we Take Our Pants Off and Relax?"

While you know him as an actor, Jeff Daniels has been writing songs and playing guitar for more than 30 years. He records and tours when his stage and screen careers allow for it. In his second appearance on Mountain Stage, Daniels performs some of his more humorous tunes, along with the title track to his album Grandfather's Hat. It's a personal tune about the hat Daniels wears while performing.

His fourth album, Live at the Purple Rose, was recorded at the theater Daniels started in his home town of Chelsea, Michigan. Daniels is also a playwright, and his play, "Best of Friends," premiered at the Purple Rose.

This Mountain Stage performance was originally published September 28, 2010.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from