TVDUK Introducing: Daisy McCrackin
Born and raised in San Francisco, Daisy McCrackin moved to Los Angeles to further her career as an actress. Whilst appearing in films such as 3000 Miles to Graceland alongside Kevin Costner, and co-starring in Halloween alongside Jamie Lee Curtis, Daisy found herself stretching her artistic horizons with music, playing guitar and writing songs between acting.
It was during her two years living in the Topanga Canyon artist colony The Rodeo Grounds where she started to redefined her artistic identity. At the behest of a close friend she finally jumped full-time into music, playing her first live show in 2006 where she was dubbed ‘an instant rock star’ in an LA Weekly review.
In 2009, following the release of her live acoustic soundtrack album Til Death Do Us Part, Daisy paired up with renowned musician/producer Alain Johannes (Eleven, Them Crooked Vultures) to record a collection of six original songs entitled “The Rodeo Grounds”. The EP was an homage to the Topanga community that she had become such a part of.
Upon hearing the first single from the EP “Tell Her”, legendary Grateful Dead songwriter and poet John Perry Barlow called it “a very tight little novel,” and acknowledged Daisy as “the real deal.”
In 2010 Daisy joined forces with Mike McGill (VHS or Beta, Lyra, Indians) and Sal Romano (Lyra) and she recorded her first full length album God Willing which was released in December 2011.The above video for ‘I Think I’m A Ghost’ is taken from it.
Inevitably Daisy draws comparisons to a range of legends such as Joni Mitchell and Rickie Lee Jones, but she is a unique artist with an original sound whose appeal extends beyond the folk and singer songwriter scenes.