We made it to New Orleans last Monday and home-made had red beans and rice with our Friends Adelle and Tad. Tomorrow we play with Jamie Lynn Vessels https://www.facebook.com/JamieLynnVessels/ at Checkpoint Charlies 7:00pm. Come one and all! Then we are on to Texas to open for Indigo Girls for the week, before heading down to Sedona, AZ for a residency at Sedona Art’s Center. More news soon about the songwriting workshop in Sedona. Check the tour schedule for dates, and of course check out our video here about how to support this tour.
I wish to announce while I am away, some awesome songwriters will be hosting as Emcee’s for my Monday night gig Holy City Confessionals at Home Team BBQ w(West Ashley location) 7:30pm- 11:30pm. This all original music open night happens every Monday. We have recently partnered with Ohm Radio 96.3 FM of Charleston. Songwriter performances will be recorded live for re-broadcast on Ohm and remain in their archives for future spins.
11/07 Hans Wenzel (Hans Wenzel and the 86-ers)
11/14 Finnegan Bell
11/21Tom Crowley (Tom Crowley and The Speakers)
11/28 Josh Roberts (Josh Roberts and The Hinges)
In the mean time, Feel free to check out this podcast done recently at Barnaroo festival in Asheville.
It is rare I get the opportunity to talk in detail about my own music and how it is made.
And, I will post all the UK tour photos and videos soon. It’s been non-stop since I got home so many months ago now. Hope all are well! More news on Swamp Sessions songwriting workshop for February. Have a great day! #DMFH
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England Tour in July and more!!!
Greetings Music Humans!!
Very happy to tell you all that I am returning to the UK for some shows. I'm so honored to be playing SummerTyne Americana Festival in New Castle. There will be other dates emerging, but rest assured I'll be in New Castle on Saturday July 23rd on the Jumpin Hot Stage from 12noon-12:45pm AND then again (same time/stage) on Sunday July 24th. THIS IS SO HUGE TO ME!!
It's also MEGA expensive and I NEED YOUR HELP! Please Contribute what you can and NOW!!! I need to be on a jet plane on July 20th or 21st. There's a donate button on homepage! daniellehowle.com Or use this email with your paypal: email@example.com
There are cars to rent, AIR FARE, train tickets to purchase, and places to sleep and food to eat that are needed. PLEASE DONATE- right here on my website on the homepage. I will send you my NEW EP called “Pot Of Water” and a t-shirt, along with special hand-made gifts. I can also share past albums digitally.
Akron Civic Center Songwriter's Workshop Aug 9-12 Danielle Howle to teach!!
Tell everyone. Here's the link for info. http://akroncivic.com/site/page.php?id=422&eventid=2148
I Have been invited to teach a songwriting workshop with AMAZING SONGWRITERS Jamie Floyd and Steve Boggard- for a week at Akron Civic Center. If you know any songwriters who want to hang out with others who love doing this, then Akron Civic Center is THE place to be. And if you live in the south- yes- you want to come do this for sure!!! It's a lot cooler in Akron then! HA HA!!
INDIGO GIRLS!! DANIELLE HOWLE TO OPEN July 16th Botanical Gardens Gainesville, GA
This will be my 7th show this year with Indigo Girls and I am super stoked!! This show will feature my full band: Josh Kean (drums) of “All Get Out” - Sean Kelly (bass) of “A Fragile Tomorrow” Zach Bodtorf (lead guitar) of Billie Fountain and Alexandre Goyette on keys. I'm super stoked about this opportunity.
Rockin on The Green- Kid's music camp!
I WILL TEACH SONGWRITING at our Kid's Music Camp at Awendaw Green this summer. Jesse and Friends music school has partnered with Awendaw Green. The camp will be held at the barn jam spot on weeks-days from 10am-2pm There are two summer camps this year. June 27-July 1 and July 11-15. For more information, go to my show dates page on the website and read on! This information is also under “events” on my Facebook page. I do not want to bombard you with URL's, as I have TOO MANY to share sometimes.
Parallel Chord short film - Winning awards and showcasing talent
The film doing very well. If you would like to view the film, go here!! https://vimeo.com/147355141
I co-produced this short written by Catherine Dudley-Rose and contributed four songs to the soundtrack, including closing credits.
Well, that's not all, but I wanted to give you updates. Thanks for reading this and I hope all of you are doing well. Please spread the world about Helping me out with the UK tour in July. I'm really sweating bullets over it. I deserve this chance and need your help. Love and Love!! D
New videos on you tube Channel!! Here's one! Check out the others from Charleston Music Hall. I don't know if this is the best one, but it's a place to start!! Yeeehaw!! This song is on the NEW EP as well.
Love from Danielle! Happy creation times to you all. D
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April Updates of Love
Hello musical beings!
Many fine musical adventures are in store. I happily just did two dates with Indigo Girls, made new friends and saw some old, dear ones. Indigo Girl's new CD is FANTASTIC and was produced by Jordan Hamlin. Now that's one lady I hope to be working with in the future myself.
NEW EP “Pot Of Water” avail on my website for download and physical order! Go to my music store on this site and get it now! I am very proud of the new EP!
This weekend will be the 6th Swamp Session Off The Grid Sustainable Energy recording session in the Francis Marion National Forest. Artists Jordan Igoe, Jess-Jess, Hans Wenzel of Hans Wenzel and the 86ers will be there with other special guests. To learn more about Swamp Sessions, visit our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/swampsessions/?fref=ts
Welcome Alexendre Goyette; our newest band member on keys.You may have seen him on tour with me for Indigo Girls. Alex will also be the engineer for Swamp Sessions this weekend. I met Alex at Holy City Confessionals- an all original open mic showcase on Mondays at Home Team BBQ's West Ashley location; here in Charleston, SC.I am the Emcee for this event so you can always find me on Mondays there. A huge thanks to one of the best songwriters in Charleston, Tom Crowley, for telling Alex to come hang and jam with us at Holy City Confessionals.
Holy City Confessionals event has become a popular meeting place where local and national touring artists meet, play, connect, continue to work together, and eat the hell out of some BBQ. Our entertainment director is Tony Mckie, with amazing songwriter Reid Stone (Guilt Ridden Troubadour) and our sound engineer Wilson Pippin, who is also an amazing guitar and bass player. It's a talented group that work and play well together.
Holy City Confessionals is every Monday night from 8pm-midnight. It's a safe place to take a risk and bring your music to many people who follow this event. In fact, I met artists Hans Wenzel and Jess-Jess at this event. In double fact, Hans Wenzel met his guitar player Chris Fulmer there and they soon formed “Hans Wenzel and the 86ers.” https://www.facebook.com/HansWMusic/?fref=ts
These artist have been hand-picked by me for Swamp Sessions. Look how the circles of music continue!
STUDENTS OF MUSIC- GET READY for “Rockin On The Green”
June 27- July 1 AND July 11-July 15 (Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm)
SUMMER ROCK CAMP hosted at Awendaw Green is about to rock again this year. Thanks to the amazing music school Jesse and Friends for making this happen.
It's imperative to register now. This is a unique experience for young musicians. Life-long friendships are formed at this camp. The teachers are fantastic, and the kids are better. The older children help the younger ones to learn in a relaxed, accepting environment- outdoors, under the live oaks at Awendaw Green's Barn Jam concert spot.
Personally, I am very selective about where I teach and feel this camp and the students most worthy. Hope I am always living up to them and this experience.
MORE THAN LOCAL- New love! #DMFH on the move
Check out the tune “Let Me Take You There” by Danielle Howle getting 13 million projected views on Hallmark and Oxygen!
HOUSE CONCERTS and BACKYARD PARTIES
I love them both so book me and I will bring it. Check out my tour section and if you see I am playing near you, it might be time to book your own show. Have car, gear, great musicians and will travel.
Gonna sign off and get ready for Swamp Sessions. There's more going on here, and I cannot think of it all right now. Just know your humble Swamp Sessions producer will have toilet paper, good gear and food, then get the hell out of the artist's way. I bring like that at the Swamp House! XO #DMFH
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Charleston Film Festival
CATHERINE DUDLEY-ROSE RETURNS TO CHARLESTON WITH PARALLEL CHORDS (overture)
Autobiographical film picking up steam on festival circuit
“PARALLEL CHORDS (OVERTURE)”, the award-winning short film produced, written and directed by South Carolina native, Catherine Dudley-Rose will have its South Carolina Premiere at the Charleston Terrace Film Festival. This is one of twenty one festivals nationally the film has been selected for. Dudley-Rose will be joined by long time friend and local treasure Danielle Howle, who co-produced the film and whose music is featured.
The highly-acclaimed movie won BEST SHORT FILM at the Middlebury New Filmmaker’s Festival, Jury Award for Excellence in Music at the South Dakota Film Festival, the Curator’s Award at the prestigious Post Alley Film Festival in Seattle, and screened in Los Angeles, New York City, Charlotte, Columbus, and numerous other cities.
“PARALLEL CHORDS (OVERTURE)” is the true story of a young violinist struggling to assert her individuality amidst the intense pressure of her pianist father and the formidable weight of her own musical ability.
Dudley-Rose says, “This is the first time the cast and crew have had the chance to reunite since we shot the film in the Charleston area. It’s like coming home. I love that we could have such a cross-state collaboration for the film.”
The film stars NYC actress Rachel Ann and veteran LA actor Bjorn Johnson, local actors Corey Webb, and Rodney Lee Rodgers with cinematography by Hannah Radcliff, and editing by Patrick Lawrence who was on the editing team of the Academy Award winning Mad Max.
Catherine Dudley-Rose is an award winning writer/director, actress and musician. She has taught at the NY Stage & Film Program, the Broadway Theater Institute, and been a guest artist and performer internationally. She is a National Film Challenge winner - “Best Fantasy Film”, and assistant dir. of the Lawrence Kasdan Award for best Narrative Film. Her feature length screenplay, Parallel Chords, (which her short film is based on) received a grant funded by the NEA. It is loosely autobiographical. The film won BEST SOUND in St. Louis, JURY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC in South Dakota, CURATOR’S PICK in Seattle, and BEST SHORT FILM at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Vermont, and will tour New England with other winning films.
Additionally, Catherine has created music for MTV, done string arrangements for Platinum selling Kate Nash, has performed on violin for an audience of 80,000, has recorded and/or performed w/Grammy artists, and numerous musicians of different styles. She has worked multiple times with favorite Theater World award winner, and recording artist Nellie McKay in NYC. As an actress, she has been in dozens of films, TV, and stage productions in New York and Internationally. She has been commissioned to write three other screenplays, and plans to film the feature version this fall.
Tickets can be purchased at the Terrace theater. Actors and crew will be in attendance. The film screens on OPENING NIGHT with Dough, Thursday March 10th at 7pm, and Saturday March 12th at 4:30pm.
9 months ago
Howdy Music Friends!
One of my songs “Let Me Take You There” is in a Television Commercial about my hometown Columbia, SC which will start airing nationally NOW! Check it out.
This song was recorded, engineered and co-produced by Kenny McWilliams of Archer Avenue Studios in Columbia, SC. The song “Let Me Take You There” is my first co-write with marketing executive Doreen Sullivan, CEO of Post No Bills, overseeing the Columbia Visitor's Bureau campaign the song was created for.
“I am so happy to be chosen to write about my hometown that I love so much. I am a proud graduate of Spring Valley High school. My teaching mentors include Jim Thigpen, founder of Trustus theatre, David Knight, renowned writer and journalism teacher, Nancy Layman, creative writing, and my English teachers: Kathy Simpson, Martha Bryan, Francis LaBorde and Marsha Watkins.
If you care to comment on the song's sound-cloud, go right ahead!
Howle LIVE VIDEO- TINY DESK NPR
HERE! Enjoy this Tiny Desk submission video made for the Tiny Desk contest. Hurray! Wish me luck.
We are recording at The Swamp House again! Check out our new article that landed the cover of Charleston Scene section (Post and Currier) daily paper.
Swamp Sessions is proud to announce a partnership with Woodshed Archive. To learn more about them (they do a lot) click here.
AND, here is the latest Swamp Session from December 2015.
FANS OF DMFH! I NEEDS YOU LIKE- NOW!!
Get your phones ready to film YOURSELVES and WIN PRIZES
For entering, you will be invited to an exclusive, free 30 minute live concert on Concert Window!
Here is your chance to help out! We are making a mash-documentary style video of YOU GUYS!! To participate, please send a short video that you or a friend makes on a phone or camera to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell us WHY you like Danielle Howle and her music. I'd like 30 seconds to 1 minute videos made by you!! Please help me out and do this!! We want to hear your stories!! You will all get the code to come to the live stream show (just for you guys who do this) and be entered in a raffle to win cool prizes.
This footage will help my crowd-funding efforts for the next album I make. More news soon.
Subscribe to my youtube channel now so when YOUR video comes out- it will be super easy to view and share. PLEASE go watch some of my crazy videos!!
Speaking of films...
SC to Tennessee documentary by Dave Britt
I had the pleasure of being involved with a documentary called “SC To Tennessee” from our last SC songwriter's event at Mad Donnas in Nashville, TN. I will let you know when the film is completed and you can view. This songwriting event will take place again April 1st 2016 at the same venue. See show schedule for details.
Parallel Chords- a short film by Catherine Dudley-Rose SUNDANCE RIGHT NOW!!
As co-producer and soundtrack contributor for the short film “Parallel Chords” I am pleased to announce that we have won some awards. You can join us and find out more on Facebook. Be our film's good friend and stay updated on when and where this film will be shown near you.
Cool gigs coming up, so please see the schedule! I'll be adding spring dates soon. Speaking of shows, it is time now to book your spring house concert. You know I LOVE doing house concerts best. For booking contact Carson Bedenbaugh email@example.com who will walk you through the best plan for your event needs.
Things to do in Charleston with many humans and DMFH
Holy City Confessionals- Emcee Danielle Howle
Is THE place to be on Monday nights in Charleston. This is the only original music showcase done “Nashville style” at Home Team BBQ (West Ashley location) in wonderful Charleston, SC. Join us on FB
The show is 8-midnight every Monday night. I will play a short set at 8pm, followed by many local and touring songwriters. The food is great, the drinks shall flow and the songs shall soar on high! We have a great engineer, back-line for bands and all you have to bring is yourself, instrument of choice, and your fans. We will provide some new fans for you as this event is well attended. I want to pack the place! Stay tuned! We are working on a partnership with a local radio station featuring this event.
Barn Jam at Awendaw Green
Every Wednesday night in the town of Awendaw, SC in the low country, outside of Charleston, 2-300 music lovers gather (rain or shine) to see local and touring bands from all over the country. Be part of this community on FB. https://www.facebook.com/awendawgreen/?ref=hlsubmit your band to play a show with us here at Awendaw Green by contacting our fearless leader Eddie White. Awendawgreen@gmail.com This show does book far in advance, which is helpful to touring and local musicians who plan on bringing their fans to join a large, enthusiastic crowd of listeners. I am Artist in Residence for this organization. You can find me making wood-fired pizza each Wednesday, and playing on stage when I am needed. It is a lovely family oriented event.
Thursdays with Mitch Webb Sessions– a DMFH recording adventure
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I like to track at Mantis Records with producer/engineer Mitch Webb EVERY Thursday I get. Mitch has access to the best players in Charleston and the surrounding area. I get to record with bad-asses and really dig in to my songs. In fact, Mitch Webb is a multi-instrumentalist of great skill. Sometimes we just sit in there and record ourselves. No song nor idea is too crazy for Mitch. He gets music and artists.
Did you get to hear the Christmas song from 2015? Mitch recorded that. It was a dream come true. Whether you are “over” Christmas or not, hear the skills of this producer and the awesome players that agreed to bring it. It's technically not a Christmas song, but has some elements rocking in there.
Music Friends!! Pardon my long wind. Can you believe I left some other awesome stuff out on purpose? More news soon. XO! D
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December So lovely NEW Christmas Song
Happy Holidays Music friends!!
I've been enjoying working with some fine artists to bring you a musical holiday gift. Last Thursday, I recorded “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” by composer Robert MacGimsey. Here's some info on the song, and then you can click on Mr. Gimsey's name to find out more about his wonderful career.
I chose the song "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" to record this year because of the awesome melody and lyrics. It has been recorded by Mavis Staples and Mahalia Jackson, two of the greatest vocalists and interpreters of story I have ever heard. To me, the ultimate message of this song is about ownership and honesty. Also, atonement over one's own behavior and choices. This song tells us that humans can do better.
Listen and enjoy.
"Sweet Little Jesus Boy" was recorded at Mantis Records by engineer/producer Mitch Webb in early December of 2015. Long time musical peers Shane Williams and Warren Bazemore of the band Finnegan Bell sang harmonies, while expertly arranging them impromptu during the session. Accompaniment by Josh Kean (All Get Out) drums, and Mike Rogers (formerly of All Get Out) on bass with Paul Quattlebaum on guitar.
So this is crazy!! My drummer invited me to brunch, the day we were going to record basic tracks. I was sitting there with Josh Kean on my right and Mike Rogers on my left. Josh asked me if we needed a bass player for today's song because Mike was sitting there. I said “YES”!! Mike said “YES”!! and BAM- that's how we roll!
Shane Williams and Warren Bazemore of Finnegan Bell
sang back-ups on this track. They were also at brunch. :)
I gave them very little direction because I enjoy watching them create!
Sorry guys- if that was stressful! Ya did great!
OK- I have to tell you a little bit about Paul Quattlebaum, our guitar player for the Christmas song.
He pretty much rules. It was my first time working with him on a musical project.
Check out Paul! He plays with many! www.paulquattlebaum.com
Here's Paul hard at work, making charts. That's the room I sang vocals in while Paul Played.
We could also both see the drummer through the window! Woot!
Even though I could not see Mike Rogers, (while we were tracking) as he was in a different isolation booth, his presence is greatly felt on this track. I believe we were all telecommunicating on this song for sure. Thanks Mike for coming in on the fly and being an amazing musician and so much fun to work with.
This recording was done at Mantis Records- a wonderful recording studio here in Charleston, SC, owned by engineer/producer Mitch Webb. Mitch is MY producer, but I will share- ha ha!! He also can play many instruments well, so this is very good for singer/songwriters like myself. http://mantisrecords.net/
This Year's song was sponsored by Musical being Joe Spencer. Part of the song was paid for by quarters that Joe had rolled and gave to me in a sack made of an old pair of jeans. One of my friends, (Bob Louder) offered to buy the bag of quarters from Mitch for a higher fee than their worth so he could see what would happen when you take $270 dollars worth of rolled quarters into a bank. Here's Mitch posing for the camera. He is not really pissed off. Apparently the bank took the quarters with no worries. Mitch asked if he could keep the cool bag and I told him yes. Sorry Joe- in case you wanted that back.
WAIT !!! there's more!
We will be singing this song on Christmas Eve at Shane and Warren's church as part of the service.The service is held by St. Thomas Anglican Church at Pepper Plantation off 17N in Mount Pleasant, SC. On December 24th at 4pm. This is a non-traditional “lessons & Carols” style family service featuring band leaders Shane Williams and Warren Bazemore of Finnegan Bell. On bass, Sean Kelly (A Fragile Tomorrow) on drums, Josh Kean (All Get Out) https://www.facebook.com/allgetout/(Danielle Howle Band) with special guest Danielle Howle.
HOLY CITY CONFESSIONALS
Yes, I am still your Emcee for 2016 on Monday nights for the only original music songwriter's showcase in Charleston, SC. We have been getting an amazing turn-out of artists and folks who come on Monday nights (8pm-midnight) to hear what is going with songwriters in Charleston's music scene. Join us on Facebook and check out some of our artists! Come out and play! We provide a full back-line.
Every Monday, I kick things off with a little set, where I share new tunes I am working on. Recently, Haley Mae Campbell URL came out to play her original Christmas Song. Here's a little video of the tune. If you like it, make sure you tell her! Let's encourage our young songwriters.
NEW YEAR'S EVE SHOW
Charleston Music Hall with Edwin McCain! Yes! I am on this bill. Please get your tickets soon, because I'm sure this will sell out. I'll be playing with Sean Kelly on bass and various instruments this night, so you really don't want to miss this. http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/4070316/edwin-mccain-charleston-charleston-music-hall-national-shows-2?cobrand=charlestonmusichall&partner_id=240
I have more news to share with you, but I have rambled long enough for now. Sending Love and Light to all music friends and Happy New Year! Xo #DMFH
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Holy City Confessionals and then onto Nashville
Hey folks!! What a busy fall I am having. Very pleased to announce that Holy City Confessionals open mic night is going STRONG at Home Team BBQ (west Ashley location) in Charleston, SC. It's the best place to hear original songwriters. I am you emcee and host. Every Monday I do a 15 minute set at 8pm then open the stage to our performing artists. We have a back-line and each artists gets 3-4 songs (or 15 minutes) whichever way it works out. Our audience is THERE to hear original songwriters. The food is rockin and so are the tunes!!
Speaking of songwriting, I am super happy to be heading to Nashville to play Mad Donnas on Friday, December 4th. Many SC songwriters will be performing this night, so come hear us! For a complete line-up, go to my tour page and read on!We will also be filming a documentary about this trip over the course of our songwriting weekend in Nashville.
I will also be meeting with my new producer for the next album. I am not ready to announce anything yet, but soon I will! Oh yes soon! Sign up for my mailing list and receive our new song! Thanks so much! Happy fall everyone! xo #DMFH
a year ago
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Howdy music friends!!
I'm so excited to let you know about the New Year's Eve show with Edwin McCain at Charleston Music Hall. I am so honored to open for my good friend, who is also a big inspiration to me musically and as a human being. This show will sell out, so get your tickets today. Here's that link to e.tix!
Many of us have enjoyed Edwin's songwriting, world class voice on his amazing recordings. To me, every Edwin song is a hit, not just the charting number one hits!! Hearing Edwin at Charleston Music Hall is a once in a lifetime treat for music lovers. Charleston Music Hall is the PERFECT venue for Edwin's work. You will be amazed and I hope to see you at this show.
WAIT! I never told you all about my recent UK tour and how it turned out. It was excellent and inspirational. Martin Stephenson was my headliner, champion, friend, and host. Martin is one of the best musicians I know and have heard play live, and you guys know I have been fortunate enough to be around a good many bad-asses. Martin's catalog is extensive. I recommend starting with “Haunted Highways”
I met Martin years ago on UK tour when we both opened for Indigo Girls. It was truly an honor to play with Martin again and meet many of his friends and one of his daughters, Phoebe Stephenson, who is in the up-and-coming band El-Cid.
Seeing Martin in his home country, headlining, and owning his crowd was amazing. He brings a live show like no other and to hear his fans singing along and laughing at his highly intelligent wit was amazing. Martin can invite just about anyone he wants over to play shows, and he has the crowds there at the venues. He chose to have me over this past tour and I'm still reeling from it as a friend and fan.
It was my first time seeing Martin with his full band. They were so good and treated me like one of their own. I don't like traveling without my band and this time I had to. It was so nice to be looked after so well. I will return to UK in July of 2016. I'm beside myself!!
People really listen and cared there. Martin has a load of awesome fans which truly helps an unknown artist like myself. I had some of the most meaningful musical experience of my career during that tour. Thank you Martin for championing me, from the bottom of my heart.
Returning home, I shed some tears for my UK friends that I still miss, and then some tears for the folks of South Carolina that were devastated by flooding, while I was away. I flew into Charlotte, NC and stayed a few days there with family. I had no idea that my home was affected at that point. My damage was nothing to compared to the people who lost everything, and some lost their lives. My heart goes out to all.
I have not been able to live in my house since I returned, so THANKS to all the folks who have let me stay in their homes. My little cabin (called The Baby House) had some manageable problems before, due to the fact that Awendaw, is kinda well, it's a swamp. So, mildew and mold set in further at the Baby House. This will all get figured out somehow, but it has been challenging. Prayers and advice welcome.
Fortunately, I have been able to be of some use to my SC community. I was asked to play Big Dam Jam in my hometown of Columbia, SC. Many bands gathered, under the direction of Tom Hall from The Plowboys, and a good time was had by all. 33 thousand was raised for flood relief. Many artists auctioned off house concerts and I was proud that mine was sold for $900.00.
This won't fix my house and that's ok. Having our community KNOW musicians care and being able to help was a huge shift. I'm letting the universe know a part of my focus, and that is for myself and the people in SC is to have safe, functional places to live.
Many amazing gigs are coming up in my world. There are more benefits to do, and just more gigs to play. With this said, it is a good time for anyone wanting a winter house concert to book it now. I'll help you clean up after- it's cool.
Parallel Chords – Short, The Film I helped produce (among other things) is doing very well on the festival circuit. I'm lucky to have some song placements in here too. Check out our trailer here.
also, follow on Facebook- be our friend- to see just how well this film is doing.
It's new songwriting time for me! Songs are being born left and right. Fall is a great time to for me, even though my house situation has jammed me up a bit. There's a new song up on the website now, which can be downloaded for free when folks sign up, so please tell your friends. If you are a mailing list member, and would like this song, shoot me an email and I'll send it on over!
The Song is Called “How Do You want To Go” written by Danielle Howle and Zach Bodtorf. It was produced by our bass player Sean Kelly (A Fragile Tomorrow) at Low Watt studios in Savannah, which me co-owns and founded. Engineers are Brendan Kelly and Ted Comeford. The tune was mixed by renowned engineer/produced Malcolm Burn. Our drummer, Josh Kean, also of the band All Get Out, truly made this track come alive. We had a blast recording it. The Song is up for a limited time, so please share that with friends!
More news on my studio adventures soon. Not quite ready to announce our producer!! I am shoring some awesome things up right now.
OH, here's D-Tales Episode 3.
Check it out and share away!!
Hear the full, new song from D Tales 3 on
Sound Cloud - Rhythm of You
All my very best,
a year ago
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Hey friends! Happy to premiere a brand new song called "How Do You Want To Go"! It was recorded in Savannah, GA at Low Watt Recording and produced by my bass player, Sean Kelly of A Fragile Tomorrow. The great Malcolm Burn mixed it, and it was mastered by Mitch Webb at Mantis Records. For a LIMITED TIME, you can get a free download by signing up for my mailing list at daniellehowle.com. This won't last forever, so go get it now!
a year ago
Howle on the move. I love YOU!
Greetings Music Friends,
Much is happening and I am so happy to share this with you.
Tomorrow in the day, I will gig with Death of Paris in front of the Russell House at USC in downtown Columbia. Not sure how the public will kept out, but the festival is called Connect2Colafest and is to welcome students to different things going on in Columbia.
Then the band is off to Asheville to appear at The Orange Peel with many of our friends.
Barneroo Festival in Asheville, NC is having a pre-Jam THIS Saturday 8-12 and we will be there.
For many years I have begged Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats to PLEEEZE let me play on this festival, produced by Andrew Scotchie, connector and great musician. Our band is ON the bill and it is going to be kick-ass. https://www.facebook.com/TheRiverRatsAVL?fref=ts
Immediately following my performance, I shall drive to the Charlotte airport and head over the big Pond to Scotland and England for some date with The Dainties, fronted by old friend and amazing songwriter Martin Stephenson. https://www.facebook.com/martin.stephenson.984
BUT WAIT!! You can see Martin Stephenson in the Southern USA beginning of September. Look on his FB page for details! He will play Awendaw Green Barn Jam on September 2nd. I will be there to hang and dance with you as he sings his well crafted, life changing songs.
Thanks to the 10 awesome humans who donated to my Paypal account to help this trip happen! There is still time to donate. This email will help you to my Paypal. firstname.lastname@example.org You will get a t-shirt and some treats in the mail. If you want me to download one of my CD's for you, I can do that!! Just tell me in the note when you place your donation.
NEW YOUTUBE SERIES “D-Tales” filmed and produced by Emmy award winning actor John C. Bailey
Please make sure you watch my new YOUTUBE series called “D-Tales” all about the stories behind my songs. We have two episodes completed, so far- and they are posted under the video tab of my website! I have also given the corresponding sound-cloud link to the songs, if you would like to make comments there as well.
Thank you Edwin McCain http://www.edwin.com/tour.html for having me on your upcoming show on August 27 in Hilton Head and Poseidon. I am so honored to play with you and your band again.
Hilton Head is sold out because Edwin Rules and people give a shit, but there are still tickets for 8/28 Windjammer. http://www.the-windjammer.com/wp/event/edwin-mccain-band/
And by the way you 3 Edwin fans, you are most welcome for me telling you to GET YOUR HILTON HEAD tickets. So buy a #DMFH t-shirt- right? :) We good.
SONGWRITING- Howle Life-Style NEW PRODUCER
All summer long I have been writing songs and working as a gardener and cleaning lady. It has been rewarding and challenging. I have not decided on a producer yet for my next CD, but you will be informed shortly of my fall plans to record with my fabulous band and a great producer. I have grown so much as an artist and am in my prime. It feels good to say and live this with humble confidence.
Americana Fest http://americanamusic.org/about-festival
FINALLY!!! I have the honor to attend this festival thanks to Joe Spencer who sponsored me to this event. I do not have a showcase, but will attend and hope see, meet and get inspired by many artists and industry professionals. I was delighted that 5 artists playing this event I had seen at Awendaw Green's weekly concert Series The Barn Jam.
NEW MUSC CONFAB http://www.newmusicconfab.com/
This is an artist and industry friendly, fervent, informative, career building entity! It was put together by one of the greatest music business minds I know. Dave Stewart. FANS!!! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!! Go to the link above and you will know why and where we are all together. Aug 27-29 is ON!
HOLY CITY CONFESSIONALS at HOME TEAM BBQ (West Ashley location) Charleston, SC
EVERY Monday at this ALL ORIGINAL SONGWRITER open mic, I am your Emcee!! Show starts at 8pm and I play 4 songs, because it is 3-4 songs or 15 minutes for each artist. We have a full back-line set up and ready to go, so no excuses if you want to bring your band out. After my set, we down to the music up in front of a receptive crowd. So many great people have come: Jordan Igoe, Josh Roberts, John Brannen, Finnegan Bell,East Indians, Brendan Pugh, Campbell Brown, Reid Stone, Mac Leaphart, Doug Jones, Sean Kelly, to name a few. I will let you look them up, because you should know. Check out the FB page https://www.facebook.com/holycityconfessionals
Parallel Chords Short Film see trailer: https://vimeo.com/136231552
is doing GREAT and being added to many prominent festivals. Yes, I helped produce this film, cast a bunch of extras and helped organize many locations for the shoots down here in SC. Parallel Chords did well at Cinema St. Louis film fest and got into St. Louis International FF. 3 awards: BEST SOUNND and our cinematographer Hannah Radcliffe was recognized for two films, along with our director/writer Catherine Dudley- Rose for notable talent to watch. We are receiving confirmations for showings left and right! Our director and writer Catherine Dudley- Rose is most pleased. She is an amazing artist to work with. I will never trade my times sweating it out day and night with Catherine and the crew. FB page: https://www.facebook.com/parallelchordsfilm
The Edisto Expedition- Watch this NOW https://vimeo.com/133191987
is a film in progress and now a community project that has my heart and full support. If you would like to literally SAVE South Carolina's pristine coast, your water supply, and make sure the ENTIRE EARTH remains in balance, check out this 30 minute short film. I am primarily a music coordinator on this project, but will do some composing as well. Call me “word spreader” because that is what NEEDS to happen most. More info to educate: http://scriversforever.org/
Sol Jam Fest was AMAZING!! Highlight for me in Late July, early August was seeing Josh Roberts and the Hinges. My band during this festival was actually Jordan Igoe, along with Josh Roberts and The Hinges. Then Josh kicked it Hinge face melting style after our set to headline the outdoor stage, right there on the front beach at Isle of Palms. You can catch Josh Roberts this month on the band's tour of Colorado.https://www.facebook.com/JoshRobertsandTheHinges?fref=ts
Jordan Igoe is AMAZING and becoming known in the national music world at an astounding rate. It's because she is great and her music will change your life for the better. Her honesty and careful crafting of composition wins her “Musician of Bad-ass” award in the #DMFH world.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jordan-Igoe/208590195867207?fref=ts
I humbly thank Joel Timmons of the band Sol Drive Train, ( ADD URL) and his amazing staff for putting on Sol Jam Fest 2015. Joel reminded me at the festival that I introduced him to Josh Roberts!! This was definitely a humbling moment in my life. Thank God other people remember things like this. I can sail on that statement for weeks! https://www.facebook.com/soldriventrainmusic?fref=ts
Awendaw Green AWENDAWSOME!!!!! https://www.facebook.com/?_rdr=p
I am artist in residence at musical hinge Awendaw Green in the low-country of South Carolina. We do a show EVERY Wednesday (rain or shine) called The Barn Jam. Artists from all over the country know of this and our loyal, growing crowd.
We have grown to 500 in number this summer, bringing art, music, fun, business, and connectivity for all who enjoy and support the Barn Jam. This is CRAZY in the rural town of Awendaw, just outside of Charleston, SC. The Barn Jam often exceeds the town's population most Wednesdays. We want to thank all of our patrons for recycling and keeping the land beautiful and clean.
Our brothers and sisters of music at Sewee Outpost make the Barn Jam possible. Brooks Gear, owner of Sewee Outpost, has a keep sense about music and community. Brooks has also installed (and runs) a beautiful Frisbee golf course on the property, which attracts players from all over the country. I have played this course several times and though I am not very good at Frisbee Golf, it is great way to get outside and be with your friends.
All things Awendaw Green are under the direction of our fearless leader Eddie White and engineer in residence Nat Mundy. The Barn Jam has become a refuge for touring and local artists. Fans of the Barn Jam have come to know the consistent and authentic booking skills of Eddie White, who also happens to be the best dentist I have EVER had in my life.
During the Barn Jam, I can often be found making pizzas, which are then wood fired, in our beautiful oven, by our fearless volunteers Joan Hale and Keith Grybowski. We are thinking of forming a side project called “the Pizza people” but mostly we just sing and dance while making pizzas to all the bands and songwriters that play. HOWEVER..... Keith did contribute and instrumental tune to Edisto Expeditions short movie, which is used throughout, more than the rock star tunes in there!! Go Keith!!
Mine is a life of service with great love. I am looking forward to hearing and hanging with this vast community of earthlings I am a part of. Wishing you all the best. Thanks for reading. #DMFH
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Hey Music Friends- it's been a while and I hope you are well. The fall brings creativity and the making of things in my world. How about you? Write me and let me know. I love being inspired by you all. email@example.com
When I left Heather Lutrell's comfy Atlanta home and amazing hospitality, (after finishing my Gyrotonic pre-training,) I drove like mad Sunday, October 19, to Columbia, SC to record some of my new tunes. I was just in time to roll into Archer Avenue Studios the day before tracking. http://www.archeravenuestudio.com/
There, producer Kenny McWilliams and our drummer Josh Keen were setting up to get drum sounds for the new recording, which took place Monday, October 20th.
We got two tracks and they sound amazing even in the rough mix stage. I'm going to do more recordings. However this will take time and funding that I desperately need. I'm figuring out ways to fund the recording- all ideas and donations welcome!!! You will get many thanks and special gifts of unreleased material. You can also name a gift you want! Donate to this email by paypal. firstname.lastname@example.org
A WEEK IN ATLANTA- FANTASTIC!!
Just spent a week in Atlanta, GA. The focus of my visit was Gyrotonic Pre-training. I had a wonderful experience working with master trainer Elizabeth Holland. http://elizabeth-holland.com/ If you would like to know more about this system of fitness, wellness and expansion, please visit her site and go also to www.gyrotonic.com. I truly recommend this for all ages and fitness levels.
Also, I stayed a few days with awesome musical artist Heather Lutrell who just released a CD called "Boat Paddle"... I highly recommend all people BUY this album now. It has become the soundtrack to my life and travels! It is her best work to date. Onward my musical friend and inspiration!
HOUSE CONCERT TIME!!
instead of giving Christmas gifts this year- have a Danielle Howle house concert at your place!! Email me at email@example.com for all inquiries! I am also accepting house concert offers for January and February primarliy, at this point.
BIG SHOW WITH MY FAVORITE ARTIST JORDAN IGOE - The Pour House
Saturday, November 28th, Come out to The Pour House and be a part of the best show I will do this year. Jordan Igoe / Sinner and Saints/ Danielle Howle + Firework Show on ONE BILL!
Get tickets NOW!! http://www.charlestonpourhouse.com/schedule/
Join us on Facebook http://on.fb.me/Z0HP0O
SOUTH CAROLINA MUSIC GUIDE- Filming https://www.facebook.com/SouthCarolinaMusicGuide
Last August, we were chosen, along with The Ruby Brunettes to be the first filmed an recorded SC artists for "The Palmetto Sessions" a wonderful television series in the works for South Carolina Music Guide. We are anxiously awaiting the debut of this project. I'll let you know more details soon.
POW POW SOUND recordings AND others!!
Recently the band and I went into an up-and coming studio in Columbia called Pow- Pow Sound. The engineer/producer there is John Furr from MANY awesome bands. I know him best as the co-songwriter and guitar player for our band called Danielle Howle and the Tantrums.
My band tracked 5 tunes in John's studio and they sound so freakin great! I cannot wait to release them. I am trying to figure out the best ways to do this to serve the work.
OTHER SOUND RECORDINGS- Unreleased DMFH
There are so many tunes being uncovered from my old studio files that have NOT been released. Sean Kelly, engineer/producer from the band A Fragile Tomorrow http://afragiletomorrow.com/has graciously taken on the task of mixing these tunes to share with all of you on a special CD we want to release.
INTRO TO DMFH CD:
A compilation Cd of 10 songs from the 13 DH Cd's currently out there. Contribute your favorite song choices via email to help me put this together, What songs would YOU want music lovers YOU know to heart first out of my catalog? I need your guidance.
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