AL “Coffee” McDaniel is a smooth baritone vocalist, a very tasteful guitarist, and A passionate entertainer. His soothing vocals, and colorful guitar riffs, makes him a double-threat and, the real deal. He has released several CDs under the independent label, CPA Records.
AL “Coffee” McDaniel is a crowd pleaser, arranger, composer, producer, and a captivating entertainer. No matter where “Coffee” performs, he captures the attention of his audience and fills them with music. While preserving the spirit of the original artists, “Coffee” revives their songs in a personal way, polishing them, enhancing them, customizing them with his own added touches, making each song as, if not more, beautiful than it’s original version. His performances consists of pop, blues, jazz, R & B, standards, mixed in with some of his own music. He has appeared on several television and radio gospel music programs across the nation in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casinos; Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; Raleigh, North Carolina; Washington, DC; New York City, NY; and across the state of Florida.
AL “ Coffee” McDaniel last CD release, “Blues In My Shoes,” gained recognition on the blues side of the house. Al Coffee successfully accompanied himself on this awesome CD with two of the most recognizable names in the music industry, legendary producer/songwriter/drummer, Narada Michael Walden, and blues great, guitarist/keyboardist/songwriter, Lucky Peterson.
AL “Coffee” McDaniel has also performed with some of the great artists in the music industry to include, Billy Paul, Gene Chandler, the comedian “Sinbad”, Joe Simon, Denise Lasalle, and others. While serving his country in the United States Air Force, he also performed abroad in Europe, South East Asia, and The Pacific Islands.
AL Coffee recently relocated to the Asheville, North Carolina area from Tampa Bay, Florida, and now calls Asheville Home where he formed his new band, “AL Coffee & Da Grind.” Together they competed in th International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2015.