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University of Colorado Denver

College of Arts & Media

Chris Daniels

Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department

Chris Daniels, 57, has been a Colorado guitar man for most of his adult life. He started playing professionally in New York City, then Martha's Vineyard, then Colorado to join Magic Music, a hippie band, followed by a stab at college. In 1984, he debuted Chris Daniels and the Rhythm and Blues Kings, figuring it'd be a Boulder one-nighter. But the band has played on, under the name Chris Daniels and the Kings, for some 26 years and 12 albums, and is just out with a new CD, "We'll Meet Again."

Daniels, after a stint as director of Swallow Hill Music Association, is now an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver, teaching the music business in the College of Arts and Media.