TOC presents Della Mae:: Danny Barnes
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
$12 ADV, $15 DOS @ BrownPaperTickets.com
All Ages - Bar with ID
Della Mae ::
Celia Woodsmithvocals, guitar
Kimber Ludikerfiddle, vocals
Jenni Lyn Gardnermandolin, vocals
Courtney Hartmanguitar, banjo, vocals
Zoe Guiguenobass, vocals
Since forming in Boston in 2009, Nashville-based string band Della Mae has established a reputation as a charismatic live act comprised of some of the finest players in bluegrass, Americana and beyond.
Originating from different musical backgrounds and states across the US and Canada, each member brings distinct elements that make Della Mae such a beloved band. Together they have a completely original style sensitive yet assertive, intense yet playful, steeped in tradition yet undeniably current. Versatile instrumentalists and vocalists, they draw from a bottomless well of roots influences to create vibrant original music that conveys expansive musical vision. With timeless lyrical truth-telling and an unmistakably contemporary sensibility, they stand alongside such roots-conscious acts as the Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, the Lumineers, and Hurray for the Riff Raff.
They were IBMAs Emerging Artists of the Year in 2013, GRAMMY Nominees in 2014 for their debut album on Rounder Records, named among Rolling Stones 10 bands to watch for in 2015, and have since traveled with the US State Department to over 18 countries spreading peace and understanding through music.
Through powerful experiences traveling the world together, the group discovered that Della Mae is more than a recording and touring band. Their mission to make a difference in the world emerged, and it became clearer that reflection was required to determine Della Maes next move.
In May 2016, after six years of extensive touring (averaging 220 days on the road per year, travel to over 30 countries and almost all US states), Della Mae took a break from the road. Each member took time to regroup, to pursue individual passions and projects, to regain footing, and to reflect on what they had just done individually and together. This reflection revealed what Della Mae has come to mean to thousands of fans, to young girls worldwide, and to themselves.
Now, Della Mae is eager to embark upon a new chapter together.
never failing to deliver punch, soul and emotion in equal measure rootsy, prayerful, spiritual almost a statement of purpose and direction
A good song has a way of speaking to everybody Danny Barnes says. I have faith that more people are going to hear my songs, which is really what I have to offer. Im not one of those virtuoso instrumentalists, I cant compete with those guys, but the one thing I can do is write really good songs.
Part Southern gentleman, part humble artist, Barnes is being more than a bit self-effacing with this statement. Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and genre-bending artists of his craft, Barnes' musical interests are both varied and adventurous, and he incorporates that versatility into a progressive approach to an instrument that is musically polarizing and steeped in tradition. Although he demonstrates an appreciation for the history of the bluegrass, country, and folk music from which the banjo's reputation was born, his inventive take is what truly separates him from his contemporariesusing the banjo as his weapon of choice to play non-traditional music like rock, fusion, and jazz with electronic percussion and loop elements.
He has come to redefine the banjos perceived image in an eclectic career for which genre definitions have merely been a polite suggestion. From his early days as the driving force behind the impressive Austin-based Bad Livers, a band of pioneering Americana missionaries, through a prolific solo career and the development of his trademark 'Barnyard Electronics' project, a startling approach that incorporates digital technology and various effect pedals to stretch the tonal range of the instrument, Barnes has always listened to his proudly offbeat inner voice.
The Old Church Concert Hall (View)
1422 SW 11th Ave at Clay St
Portland, OR 97201
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