New Music of The Day – XXVI : Without Me – Dani Blue

19202_10153187772093351_2408926240294231944_nOften anyone with an acoustic guitar and a song gets labelled folk or worse the meaningless term “singer-songwriter” by a press eager to put things into a pigeon hole. I’m sure Dani Blue has fallen foul of that attitude more than once but hers is a style that deserves further consideration. A singer that writes songs? Of course. A folk vibe running through it? Well, yes, but there is so much more as well. Soulful, heart felt emotions, the slight feel of country traditions and a string of references that take in everything from Tracy Chapman, Sheryl Crow and the atmospheric qualities that you rarely find outside Damian Rice albums all mix with a contemporary freshness that should mark Dani Blue out as more than just someone beholden to existing musical templates.

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About Dave Franklin

Musician, scribbler, historian, gnostic, seeker of enlightenment, asker of the wrong questions, delver into the lost archives, fugitive from the law of averages, blogger, quantum spanner, left footed traveller, music journalist, zenarchist, freelance writer, reviewer and gemini. People have woken up to worse.
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