Daniel Hart isn’t a household name like, let’s say, Owen Wilson or Erykah Badu, but his resume is just as impressive.

Besides a stint with the Polyphonic Spree and a St. Vincent-produced solo album, Hart composed the score for several films, such as “Pete’s Dragon” and “A Ghost Story.” He’s the mastermind behind the music featured in the podcast “S-Town,” which listeners downloaded 10 million times in a mere four days.

Now he’s composed the music for essayist extraordinaire David Sedaris’ latest audiobook “Calypso.”


Hart grew up in Lake Highlands, where he attended Northlake Elementary, Lake Highlands Junior High and Richardson High School. Learn more about his childhood and his musical endeavors here.