Studio Life – Danny Schmidt

For many years, Danny Schmidt has been releasing critically-acclaimed albums, full of consistently exceptional songcraft and intelligent lyricism. The Texan singer-songwriter is known for his delicate, folk guitar, warm voice and poetic approach to his subjects. A genuine troubadour, Schmidt’s songs of wit and wisdom have a timeless quality. Although Schmidt usually performs solo, he’s … Continue reading “Studio Life – Danny Schmidt”

Danny Vaughn, The Black Heart, London, 22nd August 2019

If it isn’t a reinvention it is at least a repositioning. Given that Danny Vaughn’s extensive CV  includes melodic rock band Tyketto and a stint with Waysted led by UFO axe man Pete Way, his heritage isn’t obviously grist to the AUK mill, nor necessarily are rave notices in Midland Metalheads (due respect of course). … Continue reading “Danny Vaughn, The Black Heart, London, 22nd August 2019”

Danny Schmidt announces UK dates for May

Austin, Texas-based folk-Americana singer-songwriter Danny Schmidt has announced details of a UK tour next month in support of his new album ‘Standard Deviation’ which we described as a collection of “songs of the troubadour, the worldly-wise minstrel, sung with strength, intelligence and insightfulness” and a “lyrical work of art.”

Danny Schmidt “Standard Deviation” (Live Once, 2019)

Danny Schmidt’s 10th studio album, ‘Standard Deviation’, continues to showcase the strength of his song writing capability, with diverse subject matter covering (among other topics) family, fatherhood, addict recovery, miscarriage and Dylan, all while maintaining a generally positive upbeat feel. The theme of family and friends features strongly throughout.

Danny Burns “Low Country” (Bonfire, 2019)

The first sound your ears catch upon hearing ‘Low Country,’ the debut from Irish folk singer Danny Burns, is the unmistakable dobro of Jerry Douglas. Soon after, the legendary Sam Bush’s fiddle and mandolin envelop the opening track, ‘Let it Go’ (not the Disney ditty). Lyrically, you’re transported to New Orleans in a sort of … Continue reading “Danny Burns “Low Country” (Bonfire, 2019)”

Danny & The Champions Of The World “Brilliant Light” (Loose Music, 2017)

For his new Champions album Danny Wilson wanted something different, a collaborative effort that encouraged all the band members to contribute to the song writing process. So, over a period of months and a number of sessions, a collection of songs was accumulated and the end result is a mammoth 18 track, double album. 78 … Continue reading “Danny & The Champions Of The World “Brilliant Light” (Loose Music, 2017)”

Danny & the Champs enter official UK americana chart

The new official UK americana chart is out and Peter Perrett’s “How the West Was Won” on Domino is the highest new entry at number 2, a surprise hit from the ex Only Ones frontman.  Meanwhile Danny and his Champs go in at number 6 with their epic new double album “Brilliant Light” and Glen … Continue reading “Danny & the Champs enter official UK americana chart”

Danny & the Champions of the World “Let The Water Wash Over You (Don’t You Know)” – Listen

Danny & the Champs’ new album “Brilliant Light” is out now although as usual we got our copy rather late in the day (always the bridesmaid…) so our review will be up shortly, but for now, listen to this delightful slice of Springsteen-esque americana rock which Mojo described as a “brooding, psychedelic triumph!”

Danny & the Champs announce UK dates – September

We posted a new track by Danny & the Champions of the World yesterday, the rather lovely “Swift Street” and they’ve now announced some UK dates to promote the new album “Brilliant Light” which will be out on June 23rd stretching over 2 discs, or a limited edition triple album with instrumentals for good measure. … Continue reading “Danny & the Champs announce UK dates – September”