Daniel Crabtree
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  • The Gospel Road
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:25) [7.82 MB]
  • Holdin' On
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:53) [8.9 MB]
  • The Day I Realized I Was a Sinner
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (05:20) [12.22 MB]
  • Oh Blessed Lord, Carry Me
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:34) [8.16 MB]
  • Don't Take Your Eyes Off Of Jesus
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:32) [5.82 MB]
  • The Stained Glass Window
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:24) [7.79 MB]
  • All Over Me
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:59) [9.11 MB]
  • Elijah
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:23) [7.75 MB]
  • Jesus, Won't You Guide Me
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:00) [9.17 MB]
  • The Scarlet Red Line
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    MP3 (03:33) [8.11 MB]
  • Ya Gotta Love God
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:59) [9.13 MB]
  • Time's Gettin' Short
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:50) [8.76 MB]
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Biography
Emerging bluegrass singer and songwriter Daniel Crabtree picked up the guitar as a young boy living just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Decades later, he has yet to put it down.

Crabtree was introduced to bluegrass music by his neighbor, Lester Armistead—a founder of the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band. Growing up, Crabtree frequented pickings held in Armistead’s backyard; there, he first heard such tunes as “Fox on the Run” and “Molly and Tenbrooks.”

As a teenager, he took his budding talent to the local church. Along with other members of the church, he formed a bluegrass gospel group that allowed him to hone his skills as a singer and songwriter.

Years later, Crabtree’s interest in songwriting was further propelled when he attended the Nashville Songwriters’ Camp—hosted by Megan Lynch Chowning and Adam Chowning. There, he met camp instructor and bluegrass artist Donna Ulisse. Ulisse (Donna Ulisse & the Poor Mountain Boys), a four-time IBMA nominee for songwriter of the year, quickly became a mentor, friend, and ultimately, Crabtree’s choice to produce his debut album of all-original bluegrass songs.

Crabtree’s project was supported by a talented group of in-demand bluegrass musicians including Dustin Benson (acoustic guitar), Justin Moses (fiddle/dobro), Kyle Perkins (upright bass), 2015 IBMA mandolin player of the year Jesse Brock (mandolin) and Scott Vestal (banjo), who also engineered and mastered The Gospel Road at his studio, Digital Underground Recording. Ulisse and her husband, Rick Stanley, added depth and life to each track with their background vocals.

The culmination of many a late night songwriting session, The Gospel Road is a journey of faith to which many listeners can relate. Highlights are plentiful and include “Elijah,” “Time’s Gettin’ Short,” and the title track.

If his debut album, The Gospel Road, is any indication, Crabtree is an artist sure to have staying power in bluegrass music.


1. The Gospel Road
Words & music by Daniel Crabtree © 2015
Three Girls I Work For Publishing (ASCAP)
Acoustic guitar, Dustin Benson | Banjo, Scott Vestal | Fiddle, Justin Moses | Mandolin, Jesse Brock | Upright bass, Kyle Perkins | Harmony vocals, Donna Ulisse & Rick Stanley

2. Holdin’ On
Words & music by Daniel Crabtree © 2015
Three Girls I Work For Publishing (ASCAP)
Acoustic guitar, Dustin Benson | Banjo, Scott Vestal | Fiddle, Justin Moses | Mandolin, Jesse Brock | Upright bass, Kyle Perkins | Harmony vocals, Donna Ulisse & Rick Stanley

3. The Day I Realized I Was a Sinner
Words & music by Daniel Crabtree © 2015
Three Girls I Work For Publishing (ASCAP)
Acoustic guitar, Dustin Benson | Banjo, Scott Vestal | Fiddle, Justin Moses | Mandolin, Jesse Brock | Upright bass, Kyle Perkins | Harmony vocals, Donna Ulisse & Rick Stanley

4. Oh Blessed Lord, Carry Me
Words & music by Daniel Crabtree © 2015
Three Girls I Work For Publishing (ASCAP)
Acoustic guitar, Dustin Benson | Banjo, Scott Vestal | Fiddle, Justin Moses | Dobro, Justin Moses | Mandolin, Jesse Brock | Upright bass, Kyle Perkins | Harmony vocals, Donna Ulisse & Rick Stanley

5. Don’t Take Your Eyes Off of Jesus
Words & music by Daniel Crabtree © 2015
Three Girls I Work For Publishing (ASCAP)
Acoustic guitar, Dustin Benson | Banjo, Scott Vestal | Fiddle, Justin Moses | Mandolin, Jesse Brock | Upright bass, Kyle Perkins | Harmony vocals, Donna Ulisse & Rick Stanley

6. The Stained Glass Window
Words by Daniel Crabtree & Donna Ulisse
Music by Daniel Crabtree © 2015
Three Girls I Work For Publishing (ASCAP)
Acoustic guitar, Dustin Benson | Banjo, Scott Vestal | Fiddle, Justin Moses | Dobro, Justin Moses | Mandolin, Jesse Brock | Upright bass, Kyle Perkins | Harmony vocals, Donna Ulisse & Rick Stanley

7. All Over Me
Words & music by Daniel Crabtree © 2015
Three Girls I Work For Publishing (ASCAP)
Acoustic guitar, Dustin Benson | Harmony vocals, Donna Ulisse & Rick Stanley

8. Elijah
Words & music by Daniel Crabtree © 2015
Three Girls I Work For Publishing (ASCAP)
Acoustic guitar, Dustin Benson | Banjo, Scott Vestal | Fiddle, Justin Moses | Dobro, Justin Moses | Mandolin, Jesse Brock | Upright bass, Kyle Perkins | Harmony vocals, Donna Ulisse & Rick Stanley

9. Jesus, Won’t You Guide Me
Words & music by Daniel Crabtree © 2015
Three Girls I Work For Publishing (ASCAP)
Acoustic guitar, Dustin Benson | Banjo, Scott Vestal | Fiddle, Justin Moses | Dobro, Justin Moses | Mandolin, Jesse Brock | Upright bass, Kyle Perkins | Harmony vocals, Donna Ulisse & Rick Stanley

10. The Scarlet Red Line
Words & music by Daniel Crabtree © 2015
Three Girls I Work For Publishing (ASCAP)
Acoustic guitar, Dustin Benson | Banjo, Scott Vestal | Fiddle, Justin Moses | Dobro, Justin Moses | Mandolin, Jesse Brock | Upright bass, Kyle Perkins | Harmony vocals, Donna Ulisse & Rick Stanley

11. Ya Gotta Love God
Words & music by Daniel Crabtree © 2015
Three Girls I Work For Publishing (ASCAP)
Acoustic guitar, Dustin Benson | Banjo, Scott Vestal | Fiddle, Justin Moses | Dobro, Justin Moses | Mandolin, Jesse Brock | Upright bass, Kyle Perkins | Harmony vocals, Donna Ulisse & Rick Stanley

12. Time’s Gettin’ Short
Words by Daniel Crabtree & Erin Crabtree
Music by Daniel Crabtree © 2015
Three Girls I Work For Publishing (ASCAP)
Acoustic guitar, Dustin Benson | Banjo, Scott Vestal | Fiddle, Justin Moses | Mandolin, Jesse Brock | Upright bass, Kyle Perkins | Harmony vocals, Donna Ulisse & Rick Stanley

Produced by Donna Ulisse
Tracks & vocals recorded at Digital Underground Recording Studio
Recording engineer, Scott Vestal
All songs mixed & mastered by Scott Vestal at Digital Underground Recording Studio
Graphic design by Danielle Crabtree Greer
Photography by Melanie Pruitt Photography
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