Big Daddy Abel is a singer/songwriter/entertainer/guitar player/author/actor... (blah blah blah) who performs with the popular North Eastern U.S. party band The Amish Outlaws. (Yes, AMISH Outlaws. Three of the guys in the band are Amish. Three are not. Big Daddy is one of the NOT. Before you go asking all the "How can you..." questions about Amish life,
you're invited to go to the band website and read this: www.amishoutlaws.com/about.html
Abel is a former school teacher, former chemist who has been in the entertainment field since childhood. Having started in music playing trumpet at the age of 4, he picked up on guitar at 15 and began singing at 19 and was classically trained to sing opera.
BDA entered the acting world in 2000 and has worked on such TV shows as HBO's OZ (for 4 seasons), Law & Order, Guiding Light, As the World Turns and such movies as School of Rock, Shaft, 2 Weeks Notice and many others.
Joining The Amish Outlaws in December 2007, Big Daddy has been writing, recording and performing his own original music all the while. Many of his original works can be found here on Facebook and at https://www.reverbnation.com/bigdaddyabel
In 2011, BDA entered the literary world as an author with the first of many e-books (published by Trestle Press) His first soft cover book, "Open Your Mind, Open This Book: Open Mic" was written and published in 2012. His books can be enjoyed here: http://tinyurl.com/BigDaddyAbel-AuthorPage
Currently all profits from the book will be donated to the charity K.I.D.S. (Kids In Distressed Situations) http://www.kidsdonations.org/home.php and 1/2 of all profits from purchases of my original songs are being donated to "Half the Sky Movement" (Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide) http://www.halftheskymovement.org/