Danny Brant

Danny Brant

 
San Francisco, California, USA
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Danny Brant combines blues, soul, funk and rock to create original songs that have quickly become audience favorites for their soulful melodies, southern rhythms and memorable lyrics. His style is eerily reminiscent of legendary guitarists Duane Allman and early Eric Clapton.

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Biography

One of Boulder Colorado's most loved and missed songwriter-singers is back. Guitarist Danny Brant Schultz, the brain child behind Boulder's Band Du Jour, is now a Bay Area resident and is rapidly building a loyal following with his current project "The Danny Brant Band".

Danny's original songs have quickly become audience favorites for their soulful melodies, southern rhythms and memorable lyrics. In addition to his original material, Danny's live shows include cover tunes ranging from "Hey Pocky Way" and "People Say" by The Meters, to selections by Little Feat, Bob Marley, The Allman Brothers, Taj Mahal, Jerry Garcia and many others.

Combining blues, soul, funk and rock, Danny's signature style is refreshingly original while eerily reminiscent of legendary guitarists Duane Allman and early Eric Clapton. Through years of live touring, Danny has gained new fans and reconfirmed old ones at each stop. His unique ability to connect with an audience gets fans dancing and keeps them coming back again and again.

HISTORY
In Boulder, with Band Du Jour, Danny built a huge dedicated following, selling out Colorado's most beloved venue The Fox Theatre consistently for over four years. The band toured throughout the state and quickly became a crowd favorite, regularly playing to sold out houses. Outside of Colorado, the band played to growing audiences in 26 states from coast to coast, in addition to performing at numerous large music festivals and touring Japan.

In 1997 after nearly a decade of touring, Danny moved to San Francisco. Living on a sail boat, Danny began a well earned rest from the road and started performing locally as the Danny Brant Band. While in the city, Danny played a private party for famed attorney Tony Serra. Tony's practice of defending victims of civil rights abuses, medical marijuana patients, American Indians, and other worthy causes inspired Danny to pass the California bar and join the efforts against injustice. Much to listener's delight, this period spurred a new era of songwriting and produced yet another set of outstanding Brant originals.

In the winter of 2000/2001, Melvin Seals, former organist for the Jerry Garcia band, was introduced to Danny and sat in with the Danny Brant Band. He quickly fell in love with Danny's original music and invited Danny to record at his studio. While recording, Melvin asked Danny to join him as the lead vocalist/guitarist for the JGB 2001 summer tour. During the five month tour, Danny got thousands of fans rocking throughout the nation and in Canada. Performing signature originals such as Sea of Darkness, Simple Song, Louisiana Rain and Artist in addition to passionate covers of Garcia classics, Danny's original style captivated audiences and kept them dancing at festivals and clubs alike.

Recently, Danny's soulful harmonica playing was featured on stage with Leftover Salmon at the famed Fillmore in San Francisco, and at the High Sierra Music Festival (with Bill Paine of Little Feat). After the festival, Danny continued to rock Leftover fans, by jamming with the band on guitar at the Veterans Hall in Peteluma, CA.

Danny is now back in the bay area recording, performing and touring as The Danny Brant Band. His work has been featured on two nationally distributed compilation CDs, as well as Band Du Jour's live release "Feel the Sun" and Roberta Donnay's "Soul Reverse" (featured on Nash Bridges). Additionally, his songs have received regular airplay on KBCO in Colorado and on numerous other stations in major cities around the country including WNEW in New York City, and on stations in Chicago, and Athens, Ga.

Danny Brant has opened for:

Widespread Panic
moe.
The Funky Meters
Toots and the Maytalls
Big Head Todd & The Monsters
Dave Mason
Rusted Root
Third World
David Grisman
Freddie Jones Band
The Samples
Edwin McCainAcoustic Junction
James Cotton
Aquarium Rescue Unit
Baba Olatungi
The Subdudes
Little Women
Bill Payne (of Little Feat)

Danny has performed on stage with:

Leftover Salmon
Derek Trucks Band
Big Head Todd & The Monsters
Bill Paine (Little Feat)
Shana Morrison & Caledonia
Anders Osbourne Band
Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band)
Members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Lyrics

Change at Jamaica

Written By: Danny Brant


I left my home
It was a long long time ago
I guess I knew that I was runnin'
Didn't know which way to go
Then I heard some people talkin'
A guitar began to play
And I found myself this mornin'
By the San Francisco bay

But, oh when I think back
To that Long Island railroad town
And the voice of the conductor
And that old familiar sound

CHORUS
Change at Jamaica
For the Babylon line
I never really meant to leave you
But I just ran out of time
Change at Jamaica
For the very last time
I never really meant to leave you

Thank you mama
For givin' this gift of life
I don't know how I'm going to use it
But I hope that I treat it right
Me I'm out on the west coast
With a guitar in my hand
But every once in awhile
I'll be driftin' back
Where the train tracks cross the sand
Oh when I think back
To that Long Island Railroad town
And the voice of the conductor
And that old familiar sound

CHORUS

Cities are Burnin'

Written By: Danny Brant

Cities Are Burnin'

Cities are burnin' where is the love
Cities are burnin' where is the love

Cities are burnin'
Have our fathers sealed our fate
Casting shadows
Shadows from the grave
Fire lights
Up the cheeks of an innocent face
Cryin' mama
Can you take me from this place
Teach the hate, Learn to hate
All those different from you
Makes understanding
Just too hard to do

If you're down because your baby's got no shoes
On her feet, You got a right to be
If you're down because your dreams are like
A setting sun, Always on the run
Or if you're down because the color of your skin
Seems to mean so much more, than where you've been

CHORUS
Dry your eyes because your love can take us
To another place, and we got to go
Dry your eyes because my love will take you
To another place, another time
Dry you eyes because our love together
Is the only thing gonna get us there

Cities are burnin' where is the love
Cities are burnin' where is the love

Cities are burnin'
See my brother in the street
Dodgin' bullets
From the guns of the police
Is it time
Is it time to turn the page
On the anger
On the anger and the rage
Light the fire, light the fires
But listen as they burn
Hear the lessons
We have yet to learn

If you're down because, when you're walkin' down the street
You got to run, from everyone you meet
If you're down because, the gang fights and the cocaine get so old
When your son is cold
And if you're down because your love is like a ship
Out on the roughest seas
And you're down on your knees

CHORUS

Louisiana Rain

Written By: Danny Brant

Once again I come to you
A single rose in my hand
Only to wind up
Callin' your name
In the ooh Louisiana Rain

So I picked myself on up
To build a home
By the shores of Lake Pontchartrain
Only to find myself
Callin' your name
In the ooh Louisiana Rain

And you know I was cryin'
Along with the sky
You see I could not stand the pain
Of giving everything I had just to
Win your love
And to ooh lose you just the same

Jacked Up in Oaktown

Written By: Danny Brant

There's a war on the seventh floor
They got the Judge goin' door to door to door
Too many lost in jail cells to ignore
They throw me down and search me all around
Not a shred of evidence is found
Got nothin' on me you know I'm flat broke
So how'd they come up with a quarter pound of coke
Chorus:
Jacked Up in Oaktown
Oh when the moon is high
I can hear my mama cry
Oh when the sun comes up
It's me she's thinking of
Oh when the moon is high
That's when my grandma cries
Oh when the sun comes up
It's me she's thinking of
Jacked Up in Oaktown

In the mornin' wake up open eyed
How can I make a dollar to survive
I'm standing out in front of grandma's house
Just chillin' chillin' quiet like a mouse
I can see you coming down the street
And to think this ain't even your beat
Got my buddy on the ground
Searchin' askin' him am I around
A bloody lip the anger grows so deep
Tell me who should be taken off the street
No matter how many times that you throw me down
I won't be yours 'til I'm part of the cold cold ground

Jacked Up in Oaktown
Oh when the moon is high
I can hear my mama cry
Oh when the sun comes up
It's me she's thinking of
Oh when the moon is high
That's when my grandma cries
Oh when the sun comes up
It's me she's thinking of
Jacked Up in Oaktown

My neighbor's child she's just nine years old
She only knows what to do what she's been told
When she sees your car or you around
She runs and hides and doesn't make a sound
You know it's bad when she calls you the man
She saw you take her poor old uncle down
There's only one thing she has left to say
As piece by piece you take her life away

Jacked Up in Oaktown
Oh when the moon is high
I can hear my mama cry
Oh when the sun comes up
It's me she's thinking of
Oh when the moon is high
That's when my grandma cries
Oh when the sun comes up
It's me she's thinking of
Jacked Up in Oaktown

Discography

Previous LPs:


Band Du Jour- Feel The Sun (Live)

Set List

Original Songs:
Cities are Burnin'
Simple Song
Artist
Change at Jamaica
Angel of Mercy
Take the River Slow Gypsy
On Your Own
Jacked Up in Oaktown
In the Groove

Danny covers songs by artists like:
Little Feat
Bob Marley
The Allman Brothers
Taj Mahal
Jerry Garcia