Danielle Howle

Danielle Howle

 Columbia, South Carolina, USA
BandAmericanaAlternative

Oft-compared to Nina Simone and Flannery O'Connor, Danielle Howle is a powerful front-woman whose vivid yet off-kilter musical stories weave a sweet sensibility and bare honesty into her work. Her solo performances are breathtaking.

Biography

Oft-compared to Nina Simone and Flannery O'Connor, Danielle Howle is a powerful front-woman whose vivid yet off-kilter musical stories weave a sweet sensibility and bare honesty into her work. Her solo performances are breathtaking, with captivating vocals. A comedian between songs, her prattles are filled with insight, inquiry, and wonder that speak of true romanticism. Howle's polished yet spontaneous hilarity creates a singular experience on the music scene.

The New York Times calls her "an extraordinary mind, a southern storyteller with a gorgeous sense of melody that should be pouring out of stereos everywhere. She is one to be treasured."

>Consistent critical acclaim has kept press and fans eagerly anticipating her new album, scheduled for release this year. A realized performer and songwriter constantly reinventing herself, Howle's latest album is the signature album of her career and is produced by musical peer Mark Bryan of Hootie and The Blowfish.

Danielle's exceptional vision and sensibility are captured best to date on her new album. Her expression is both classic and beautiful, and the new record stays focused on her unique vocal ability. This album is a pure crystallization of Danielle's essence and personality. Skillfully accompanied by top-notch musicians Sam Bush, Byron House, Tim Vaill, John Young (Spottiswoode and His Enemies) and Les Hall of Howie Day, the music is a timeless blend of Americana, with the freedom of jazz, R&B and a little modern swing.

While an extensive tour schedule keeps Danielle on the road most of the year, she also works as an artist-in-residence at various schools. With a recent song placement in the smash independent film, "The Station Agent" (winner of three major awards at the Sundance Film festival) and several other indie films under her belt, Howle continues to pursue a blossoming career in writing for feature and documentary films.

Interview magazine referred to Howle as "one of the most important voices of her generation," and Playboy Magazine cited Howle as one of ten women to watch upon her last full-length release with the Tantrums.

Danielle has released records with a roster of luminary labels, including Kill Rock Stars, Daemon Records, Sub Pop and Simple Machines, and has become the toast of folk and D.I.Y. communities all over the United States. Her creativity has helped to inspire other artists in cultivating their own styles. Her music, spoken word, and theatrical work is inventive and magnetic. Danielle has been featured in music showcases at CMJ, SXSW, Future of Music Coalition, and others, attracting high-profile and cutting edge artists. She has opened for Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, Edwin McCain, and has toured with Elliott Smith, Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls, Hootie and The Blowfish, and Throwing Muses, to name a few. Ani DiFranco offers, "She is an effortlessly powerful singer and a melodically nimble being."

Lyrics

Fields of Cotton

Written By: Danielle Howle 2006 DMFHmusic BMI


There's a feeling here in fields of cotton
There's a long, dark road that is not forgotten
There's a stretch of stress many hearts feeling low here
Look away, look away my father once did

There's blood out here in the soil on the cotton
There's a long, dark road that is not forgotten
Can our soul still sing many hearts feeling low here
Look away, look away, my father once did.

Mailboxes timepieces please shut me down
The food is the thought and the thought's in the ground
All of these people are leaving this place
Some go to hell and then some go to waste out there

Now your head may hang in the Sun of sons
And your shoulders ache from working hard for so long
But then you see that day when it goes to town
You can start again plowing through the ground

Mailboxes timepieces please shut me down
The food is the thought and the thought's in the ground
All of these people are leaving this place
Some go to hell and then some go to waste out there

There's a feeling here in fields of cotton
There's a long, dark road that is not forgotten
There's a stretch of stress many hearts feeling low here
Look away, look away my father once did
Go away, to return my father once did

This Kind of Light

Written By: Danielle Howle 2006 DMFHmusic BMI

This kind of light
Is better for us baby
This kind of light
Can lead the shy to dance

This kind of light
Cleans up all the edges
And sends them soft
Into the movement of the dark

No one else is looking
No one has to know

That the light
Bounces up just barely
Off the leaves
The little lanterns carry

What you want is simple
To your request is yes

This kind of light
Take me to the temple
Oh it defines
wordless feelings best

All the world is gone
No one has to know
That the moon can do this to us
Once you feel the glow

This kind of light
Is better for us baby
This kind of light
can lead the shy to dance
This kind of light
Can lead the shy to dance

Discography

ABOUT TO BURST
Danielle Howle
Simple Machines Records

CATALOG
Danielle Howle
Kill Rock Stars Records

DO A TWO SABLE
Danielle Howle and The Tantrums
Daemon Records

LIVE AT MCKISSIC MUSEUM
Danielle Howle
Mill Records/Daemon Records

SKORBOREALIS
Danielle Howle and The Tantrums
Daemon Records

Thank You Mark
Danielle Howle
Valley Entertainment

Swamp Sessions
Danielle Howle

Set List

Threatened
Feel So bad For you
Trust In Love
World War Defense

Red Candles
Soft White China Patterns On His Teeth
I held The Satchel
Parakeet Protest Song
The Parlor
Spider Writer
Tree/Smile
Down
Lonely Is A Word
Sounds OF The Elements Of Beauty
All
From The Tops Of trees
Grandpa
Still In Love With You
Laughter In Your Head
Tie Up The Moon
Plug In The Light
Old
Passing Through
Willow In The Chair
Ode To The Group Boys
Kissing Game
Lullabye
She Has a Past
Feel So Bad
You Came A Knockin’
Host for the Notes
Anything Can Get Into My Heart
If You Wanna leave
It Chains
Where Were You
Cartoon in the Courtroom
Dusty
Big Front Porch
Red Candles
Big Puffy Girl Handwriting
Frog Song
Back Of Your Mind
I Held The Satchel
Wrestling Song
All
Spider Writer
Why You Worry
Could Be Here
Sneaky A.M.
Cut A Rug
Karaoke
Subclassic
Swamp Song
Soft White China Patterns
Big Puffy Girl Handwriting
Camaro P