Daisy O'Connor is a traveling folk songwriter from the Pacific Northwest. The reverence, honesty, and blue-collar lyricism of songwriters Gregory Alan Isakov, Shawnee Kilgore, and Gillian Welch inspired Daisy to start writing songs after a long break from music.
Daisy was home schooled by conservative catholic parents on a farm, and started playing guitar so she could sing songs for Jesus. When a liberal arts education shifted her perspective from bibles and brimstone to social justice and activism, Daisy turned her focus to social work in rural communities and worked with domestic violence survivors for 5 years.
As the recession rocked the economy Daisy quit her job and drove south to Austin, TX- the land of songwriters- to learn how to write and perform. After spending the year 2012 diving into songwriter groups, hosting songwriter showcases and open mics, and working for artists and festivals, Daisy is now preparing to record her first EP this winter.
When not in Austin, Daisy can be found exploring the United States in her car, Tangent.