From a young age, Danni was soaking up American folk, country and rock n roll music from her Grandmother’s record collection in her small home town of Bedford, UK. When she inherited her Uncle Heathcliff's 1962 Burns London Shortscale Jazz guitar (rumoured to have belonged to Billy Fury!) aged 16, all those influences came pouring back out in the form of her own original material and has been flowing ever since.
Danni met Producer Chris Donohue (The Civil Wars, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant) in London in 2011 through a mutual friend whilst Chris was in the UK playing bass with Emmylou Harris as one of her Red Dirt Boys. The pair hit it off and in December 2012, Danni flew to Nashville to record her debut album with Chris at the helm and some of Nashville’s finest musicians.
A Little Redemption was released July 2013 on Transmission Recordings. Credits on the album include the legendary Al Perkins on Dobro (Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons, The Rolling Stones) and Steve Fishell on Pedal Steel (Albert Lee, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt). Two more of Emmylou’s Red Dirt Boys also feature; Will Kimbrough, guitars (Little Feat, Josh Rouse, John Prine) and Bryan Owings, drums (Iris De Ment, Wanda Jackson). Plus a whole host of others of equal stature. Guest vocalists on the album include Butterfly Boucher, Cindy Morgan, Brigitte De Meyer and Dave Burn (AHAB)
“My time in Music City, USA working with these great, great musicians was a hugely inspirational and surreal experience. I had to pinch myself a lot to make sure it was actually really happening! I came away with a debut album that I’m immensely proud of.”
A Little Redemption follows the release of the 4 track EP Time (Feb 2013) which was produced in London by Iain Archer (Jake Bugg, Snow Patrol, Tired Pony). Danni has recently signed a global publishing deal with Jimmy Turner Music/Notting Hill Music and Record deal with Transmission Recordings.
Danni has been playing live continuously for the past 10 years. She is a vibrant and confident performer who has supported many artists such as Todd Snider, Jim Lauderdale, Bobby Bare Jr, Otis Gibbs, Nell Bryden, Tift Merrit and Diana Jones. Danni’s performances are guaranteed to melt your heart and the soles of your cowboy boots. Her passionate delivery and charmingly engaging between-song banter compels you to fall under her spell.