Danny Brant Band

Danny Brant Band

 San Francisco, California, USA
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A veteran musician with over 2000 shows under his guitar strap, The Danny Brant Band is a whirlwind of funk, rock, and blues with epic guitar solos and dead on rhythmic punch. With a voice echoing Greg Allman, DBB, make soulful music to get audiences jumping.

Biography

In Boulder, CO in the early 1990s Danny Brant started venerable soul/funk outfit, Band du Jour, and 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.

Lyrics

Change At Jamaica

Written By: Danny Brant

Change at Jamaica

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

Take The River Slow

Written By: Danny Brant

Take the River Slow

I went down to see my buddy John
Talkin' bout my walkin' buddy John
I said Johnny Johnny can you help me
I'm walkin' on bricks and broken glass
I went down to the parkin' meter where I said I'd meet her
But without the cash
And when the concrete walls started closin' in
I headed up to the high mountains
And I heard this whistlin' through the wind

CHORUS
Have you seen the willow
Wheepin' all over the hill
And the sky, And the sky
Don't it cry sometimes
Just to keep from losin' its mind
Take the river slow
And I don't mind waitin'
Let the water flow
All over my body
Take the river slow
Let the water flow

I got a long story
But I'll tell it fast
And I hope
That the impression lasts
You see I grew up
In a city that was twice my size
And right before my
Very very eyes
My grandpa was beatin and my body too
Him for bein' eighty two
And when the concrete walls started closin' in
I headed up to the high mountain
And I heard this whistlin' through the wind

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

Discography

Feel The Sun - Band du Jour