Daniel Levi Goans

Daniel is a songwriter, producer and performer based in Charlottesville, VA. He's in a band with his wife called Lowland Hum. In between tours, he produces records for other folks.

Photo by Serena Jae

Photo by Serena Jae


"Daniel approaches the studio as a place where a kind of transcendence can happen. He believes that when a group of artists are working together, the possibilities are limitless, and I've never met someone so driven and caring in his commitment to the artistic integrity of the project. He is an incredibly gifted producer whose ideas seem to tap into the very space in which the song was born."

-Kurt Schuler, Omen Moth

"Daniel is one of the most unique people I’ve ever encountered. He has an odd and wonderful brain, and his perspective on things continually surprised, challenged, and encouraged me while we created my fourth album together. Where many creative types struggle with organization - myself included - Daniel does not. I never worried whether or not our time was being well-spent because he had spent months volleying ideas back and forth with me beforehand, and each day in the studio started with a plan. But this intentionality and purposefulness does not exist at the expense of spontaneity. While Daniel is indeed extremely efficient at managing and executing tasks, he also has a keen intuition that causes him to approach the present with something that can only be called reverence. I felt safe enough to expose my ideas as they came, knowing that Daniel’s sense of the music went beyond sonics: he had a sense of me, as a person, and never lost sight of the humanity beneath the whole endeavor. Working with him remains one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. - Alanna Boudreau

"Daniel treated our project with incredible care and attention, from pre-production all the way to the finished product. An organized thinker and worker, he made a concerted effort at fully digesting and internalizing the vision for the record we brought to him, and was able to provide creative and organizational input to help realize and enhance that vision. It's fair to say Locust Avenue wouldn't be what it is (and might not have been anything at all) without Daniel's steady hand guiding the process."

- Guion Pratt of Nettles

"Daniel Levi Goans is a one man good cop/bad cop. Thankfully, he uses this natural tenacity and talent in service of justice rather than evil. Trust Daniel with your project. But bring some teeth along with you. He'll push you and your music towards the most demanding path: excellence. Of course, he's a nice guy and everything. I'm just saying...get ready to rumble in that studio. If Daniel has taught me anything, it's that art deserves a little more than we can give."

- Will Marsh of Gold Connections

"Daniel is not only a talented musician, and composer, but an intuitive,and focused collaborator. He adds an excitement and energy to a process that, for me, can feel overwhelming and scary. I recorded my full length album with Daniel, and was amazed at his ability to stay organized, forward-moving, and positive throughout the entire experience. He offered endless ideas, and listened thoughtfully, and carefully to mine. He was very committed to making the vision I had for the album come to life.I feel very honored and grateful to have worked with him." - Caitlin Watkins of C.F. Watkins



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He knows it looks like Danielle Vigoans.