Music

  • Singer-songwriter
  • Member of Sopa Sol
  • Special projects:
    • Wozo: Songs for Resilience – a musical journey through overwhelming shock, grief and recovery, weaving songs and stories to examine trauma, healing and legacies of colonialism in our social fabric. Both Frances and Daryl are graduates of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University. Offering a live program and a recording released on CD or download.
    • Free Range Hymns – an album released in 2017, with Frances Miller and Nathan Bontrager, of re-imagined hymns drawn from our upbringing in the Mennonite/Anabaptist tradition. All three musicians are steeped in classical, folk/traditional and improvised music, which led to a CD that ranges from the plaintive to the experimental. While the music is derived from the hymn tradition, those with an interest in chamber music through Appalachian folk music will find something fitting their tastes.

Circle Facilitation for Difficult Conversations
We often find ourselves in situations where communication is hard, despite our best intentions and efforts. Circle processes can allow people to get to the heart of a conflict and find ways to move forward together, often with surprisingly effective results. Best suited for small to medium-size groups with ongoing relationships. Each situation is unique and merits a customized approach. Daryl holds a Masters degree in conflict transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University.

Deep Listening
Do you or someone you know have a difficult story that needs to be told? Daryl offers trauma-sensitive listening focused on a person's healing and growth through narrative storytelling and accompaniment. Arts-based exploration are encouraged. If desired, Daryl can write a song to reflect and respond to what he has heard. Sessions can be customized.

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Latest News

New website 

I'm delighted to debut this website.  It's overdue, yet for some reason it only feels right now.  

Music has always been at the core of my being.  When I was young, people told me how much the expressiveness of my musicking communicated to them.  But it was only when I overcame my perfectionism and began writing songs that I felt I was finally expressing the things deep inside that my soul needed to communicate.  I have found that songwriting and singing are how I can be my best self – to discover and share…Read more

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Events/Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
House Concert @Joanne & Wayne's RSVP for details, Telford, PA RSVP for details, Telford, PA
 —  — Sopa Sol @2nd Annual Peace Fest Binn's Park, Lancaster, PA Binn's Park, Lancaster, PA
River Crossing Playback Theatre Evangelical Lutheran Church, York, PA Evangelical Lutheran Church, York, PA
Private Event (River Crossing Playback Theatre) United Universalist Congregation of York, York, PA United Universalist Congregation of York, York, PA
 —  — River Crossing Playback Theatre Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ
River Crossing Playback Theatre Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA 17603 Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA 17603
Capital BlueCross Theatre Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA
Capital BlueCross Theatre Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA
 —  — Jim & Lin Bowman Art Reception Landis Homes, Lititz, PA Landis Homes, Lititz, PA
 —  — LMHS Annual Music Night Neffsville Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA Neffsville Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA
Free Range Hymn Sing with Ken Nafziger Community Mennonite Church of Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg, VA Community Mennonite Church of Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg, VA
Free Range Hymn Sing with Ken Nafziger East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA
POSTPONED Free Range Hymn Sing with Ken Nafziger Community Mennonite Church of Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg, VA Community Mennonite Church of Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg, VA
POSTPONED Free Range Hymn Sing with Ken Nafziger East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA
 —  — Jess Fest! Tellus360, Lancaster, PA Tellus360, Lancaster, PA
River Crossing Playback Theatre Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA 17603 Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA 17603
 —  — Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship Annual Gathering Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio 45817-2104 Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio 45817-2104
Bell Bottoms @Boettcher House Boettcher House Museum, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601 Boettcher House Museum, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601
A Night of MOOSic and the Arts Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA
with River Crossing Playback Theatre Tellus360, Lancaster, PA Tellus360, Lancaster, PA