AUSTIN, TX, February 10, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- "You're The Best Thing About Me", is a soulful new release from Danny Brooks' latest album "Texassippi Soul Man", following up the success of the powerful first single "Running With The Best Of Them". Danny's last two albums "Live At The Palais Royale" and "Rock This House" enjoyed heavy global airplay. More about Danny: http://www.dannybrooksmusic.com/---
The new album "Texassippi Soul Man" is a down home mix of Soul, Blues, Americana, and Gospel, surrounding a man with his slide, harp and stomp board.
"This CD mixes all my major influences from blues, soul, country, rock and gospel, with a new twist due to constant performing in Texas and Mississippi. There is a 'Hill Country' influence unlike any other record I've made. There is a unique blend of old school pairings of Elmore James meets Hank Williams......Solomon Burke meets RL Burnside......Taj Mahal meets The Black Keys".
Says Louis Erlanger of the sessions: "The songs are all gems, the musicians all hot and soulful players...Danny's powerful voice and unique personal vision focus a virtual melting pot of influences into a sound that is unmistakably his own".
Brooks is known as a blues and gospel blues artist. His music reflects influences drawn from bluegrass, country and R&B. He has released nine albums in his more than 30 years as a performer. Brooks and his band have performed at blues festivals across North America, including at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, the Distillery Blues Festival and the Beaches International Jazz Festival in Toronto, Ottawa Bluesfest, and the Back to the Blues festival in Chilliwack (near Vancouver, British Columbia). In addition he has appeared on CBC Radio One, CBC Radio 2, CFRB radio Toronto, Open Mike with Mike Bullard, and on 100 Huntley Street. He has also made guest appearances on albums by the Mighty Jeremiahs and Taildragger.
Now settled in Llano Texas, Brooks has mixed the best of both Texas and Mississippi and calls it 'Texassippi'. He grew up on Hank Williams, Solomon Burke, Taj Mahal, John Lee Hooker and the Allman Brothers, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Rev. Jumpin' Jim Jericho. Older brother Greg's recordings of Solomon Burke, Joe Tex, Bobby Blue Bland and Sam Cooke added to the blend.
Brooks relates: "Years ago I had the privilege of singing one night with Brownie McGhee and he told me 'Son 'fo a white boy, you sho' 'nuff have a suntan on the inside'. Several years back after my 7th CD, Mitch Lopate introduced me to Johnny Sandlin, legendary Capricorn Records producer, who brought me down to Decatur Alabama to record 'No Easy Way Out' with the Muscle Shoals musicians...David Hood, Spooner Oldham, Scott Boyer, Kelvin Holly, Bill Stewart, Bonnie Bramlett, Kevin McKendree, James Pennebaker, The Muscle Shoals Horns and rounding it out with Carla Russell and Tina Swindell. It was a thrilling experience and a highlight in my career. It is especially sweet as I have been given a new lease on life and my music reflects the conflict/resolution of life lived hard and fast and been given another chance to make something of it".
"Life is precious and we need to make the best of what we have left of it!"
Listening to Danny Brooks is like driving out of Memphis, TN on a sunny Saturday morning into the Mississippi Delta listening to WDIA. It's one of those things where time stands still. A dash of Eddie Hinton, Solomon Burke, Rev. James Cleveland and Howlin' Wolf are all ingredients in Danny's soulful musical stew'. states Greg Martin of the Kentucky Headhunters. Maybe Greg Quill, noted musician and arts writer for the Toronto Star, sums it up the best: "This is Roots music of great distinction."
Breaking News! ABC Family TV Show 'The Fosters' aired this Monday February 10th, 8pm & 9pm CT and again Saturday February 15th will be featuring Danny Brooks song 'You'll Find A Way' from his Soulsville Rock The House CD. Song is available on http://www.dannybrooksmusic.com / CD Baby & itunes.
Find Danny on the net: http://www.dannybrooksmusic.com/
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