Daryl Wows ?Em!

 

Daryl and Alison

Often we post articles about magicians performing and wowing their local communities.  These magi are well known in their communities and so their inclusion in the local papers or on the local television is newsworthy.  We congratulate their success and hope to bring to them the praise they deserve. 

On the other hand, we occasionally see local newspapers reporting on magicians we all know.  It amazes us that the reporters are not aware of their subject?s national standing amongst magicians but it is a tribute to the magi?s humility that they don?t know.

This all brings us to Auburn, California.  Auburn is the new home of Daryl and Alison. 

Daryl is one of our favorites in the big world of Magic.  Not just because he and Allison have returned our emails and have always been kind to us, but because he has the talent that makes magic seem magic.  From the first time we saw him perform in the Close-Up Gallery of The Magic Castle, we knew that Daryl was deserving of his well-known title.

In the Auburn (California) Journal today, there is a great article about Daryl and his abilities. 

?There was only one way to describe magician Daryl Easton’s performance for reporters in his Auburn home last week – smooth.?

How could we disagree?  The man is smooth.

Several paragraphs later, however, we have to disagree with the Journal?s estimation of our favorite close-up performer of all-time.

He’s known as “The Magician’s Musician” because many of his sleight-of-hand tricks have been sold to fellow magicians as famous as David Blaine, and he has produced more than 20 instructional videos and books about the craft of magic.

We have fifteen of his instructional videos and books but have never considered him ?The Magician?s Musician.?  We don?t even know that he plays a musical instrument.  Sure, we saw him several times at The Magic Castle and there was music but we are almost positive he was not the source of the music. Based upon our experience, we consider Daryl to be…

 

Daryl and Alison

Often we post articles about magicians performing and wowing their local communities.  These magi are well known in their communities and so their inclusion in the local papers or on the local television is newsworthy.  We congratulate their success and hope to bring to them the praise they deserve. 

On the other hand, we occasionally see local newspapers reporting on magicians we all know.  It amazes us that the reporters are not aware of their subject?s national standing amongst magicians but it is a tribute to the magi?s humility that they don?t know.

This all brings us to Auburn, California.  Auburn is the new home of Daryl and Alison. 

Daryl is one of our favorites in the big world of Magic.  Not just because he and Allison have returned our emails and have always been kind to us, but because he has the talent that makes magic seem magic.  From the first time we saw him perform in the Close-Up Gallery of The Magic Castle, we knew that Daryl was deserving of his well-known title.

In the Auburn (California) Journal today, there is a great article about Daryl and his abilities. 

?There was only one way to describe magician Daryl Easton’s performance for reporters in his Auburn home last week – smooth.?

How could we disagree?  The man is smooth.

Several paragraphs later, however, we have to disagree with the Journal?s estimation of our favorite close-up performer of all-time.

He’s known as “The Magician’s Musician” because many of his sleight-of-hand tricks have been sold to fellow magicians as famous as David Blaine, and he has produced more than 20 instructional videos and books about the craft of magic.

We have fifteen of his instructional videos and books but have never considered him ?The Magician?s Musician.?  We don?t even know that he plays a musical instrument.  Sure, we saw him several times at The Magic Castle and there was music but we are almost positive he was not the source of the music. Based upon our experience, we consider Daryl to be ?The Magician?s Magician.?  However, that?s just us.

The article recounts his incredible rise from working birthday parties for $10.00 a show to hitting the big time.  “I took the traditional approach (to learning magic),” Easton said. “I started as a kid and I never grew out of it.”

One of the sweetest moments of the article is how he met and married Alison.  We actually started to cry when we read his recollection that ?meeting his wife could also be described as a magical experience.? 

There is so much magic in love and falling into love.  Can any of us forget the feeling when we held hands with the one we knew would be ours forever?  Can any of us forget the feeling when we saw our first magic trick or learned to do our first magic trick?  It is ineffable; it is all magic.

The article notes that Daryl and Alison have moved to Auburn, California from their prior home of Las Vegas. “We decided our daughter should grow up seeing trees and squirrels, rather than strip clubs and casinos,” Alison said.

Daryl leaves the reporter with a quote that rings more true than the average reader would know:  ?I’ve chosen to use my powers for good instead of evil.”

Amen, Daryl.  Thank you and Alison for all that you have done to promote our Art. 

Please read the full article here.

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