Daniel Kaniess, AKA Poet 1955, was a solo performer as well as an ensemble player.  He was a founding member of BLACKi.  Daniel last performed live with BLACKi November, 2011.

Through the years, he contributed to the recordings of such performers as Boiled in Lead, The Hypstrz, The Buck-Fifty Boys, Seth Hogan, Poetry Grenade and WRONG.  He joined some of the those performers in live shows, as well as others such as the Violent Femmes, Curtis A, Man-Sized-Action, GST, the #%!*# Squareheads, and Steakface.

2i Horns with the Violent Femmes at the Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 6/14/86
[Gordon Gano (VF) Dick Madden, Jay McHale (obscured), Daniel Kaniess, Steve Petersen]

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