True connection can only come about through pure, honest expression. It comes from knowing how to find a truth within and having the courage to unabashedly share it. As an artist-poet, Danielle Howle is a natural storyteller through song, and she makes the biggest impact by sharing simple truths. Her music comes from a place of self-awareness and is on a perpetual journey of self-discovery. She balances powerful style with conversational lyrics, sharing her honest experience of life.
Known for captivating audiences with her stunning vocal ability, contagious energy, and incredible songwriting skills, Danielle’s music ranges from country swamp blues to jazz to Americana. The South-Carolinian song belle has been compared to Flannery O’Connor, Patsy Cline, and Nina Simone. Reviewed 7 times in The New York Times, calling her “an extraordinary mind, a southern storyteller with a gorgeous sense of melody that should be pouring out of stereos everywhere.”
An effortless and deeply compelling performer, Danielle’s command of music is astounding; her intelligent writing deftly scales anything from ballads to rap to heavy soul. She combines introspective lyrics galvanizing mass appeal. Her sound contains definite influences from jazz, country, southern rock with a jam band danceability at live shows. As a self-taught musician, Danielle defies traditional structures, intuitively creating music that shines with her own idiosyncratic style.
Danielle has demonstrated prowess at every turn of her career, from her early band days to the eclectic acoustic and electronic detours she’s taken since; with a career spanning twenty years, she’s covered a lot of ground. Beyond her life as a singer-songwriter, she’s turned her hand to successful production, sound track collaborations with film makers, and a variety of commercial work. Danielle has an incredibly diverse range, the only constant perhaps being the beloved guitar she shares her stages with.
Danielle has opened for legendary musicians such as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Sam Bush, The Avett Brothers, and Fugazi. She’s headlined countless shows and festivals, twice played at the New York City Music Hall, opening for the Indigo Girls, and has sold out rooms across the country, followed always by her ardent fan base. Well acquainted with being on the road, Danielle has toured in the US and abroad. She’s played at Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Fair, and has toured with Elliott Smith and Ani DiFranco, with Ani having described her as “a melodically nimble being.”
Danielle has rolled into 2017 with guns blazing, having most recently been on tour across the country with the Indigo Girls, supporting her new album recorded with her five-piece band. Four of Danielle’s numerous albums have been released on Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls’ indie label Daemon Records, with other releases on Simple Machines, Kill Rock Stars, and Valley Entertainment. Danielle’s latest EP, Pot of Water, is a collection of sonic experiments, pairing a number of different producers, studios, and techniques, including a track mixed by Grammy award-winning producer Malcolm Burn.
Considered by many to be South Carolina’s best kept musical secret, Danielle Howle is a punk rock girl with the voice of a honky-tonk angel. Opening for such diverse acts as Bob Dylan, Ani Difranco, Fugazi, and Indigo Girls, she has garnered worldwide acclaim while somehow remaining under the radar of mainstream America. Now is the time for South Carolina to share it’s secret with the rest of America.
HONNA is a 4-piece indie-jazz / eclectic soul band hailing from Charleston, SC. Singer-songwriter Hannah O and guitarist Damon began playing local gigs together as a duo after meeting in a high school guitar class. They later met drummer Alex and bassist Cole, and formed the group HONNA. Their debut EP “Baby” dropped March 22nd, and they plan to tour in July 2019.
JAMES LEPRETTRE AND THE SOUND:
James Leprettre and the Sound is a new project by singer-songwriter James Leprettre and his best friend Zachary Shirley. Together they are vocal majors at school of the arts but outside of school they gig regularly and have recorded numerous songs. James Leprettre and the Sound is an indie folk-rock band that plays an eclectic mixture of thoughtful acoustic songs and intense electric songs as well as a number of covers and originals. They are tearing up the charleston area playing with many other local acts while also currently recording an album called “Quiet Scenes” release dates will be out soon!