Daniel J Townsend is the first artist in the world to release an album as a podcast. The record, 'A Tale of Two Cities' was composed and recorded when the sixth-generation Tasmanian was living in Australia's Northern Territory. Exploring themes of home, place and identity, the eight-episode release was praised as "beautiful and powerful" (ABC Darwin) and "compelling listening by a talented storyteller" (Foldback Magazine).
He garnered international attention with his 2014 debut Iscariot, which circles the life of the infamous twelfth apostle. Iscariot was featured on ABC’s Inside Sleeve and described as “incredible” by the show’s host. His 2016 follow-up, World Until Yesterday chronicles Vandemonian moments of change, and was featured as “new and notable” by music platform NoiseTrade.
Townsend wowed audiences at the 2018 National Folk Festival, received standing ovations at Fleurieu Folk Festival (SA) and Nannup Music Festival (WA), headlined Tablelands Folk Festival (QLD), played an encore at Majors Creek Festival (NSW) and performed at Cygnet Folk Festival (TAS), Darwin Festival (NT), Majors Creek Festival (NSW), Beyond Festival (ACT), Healesville Music Festival (VIC) and countless pubs, clubs and living rooms across Australia.