An Intimate Evening w Danny Michel
We are very excited to welcome Danny Michel back to Crow for the last Crow Session Dinner show of the 2018. The best thing about a Danny Michel show is his connection w the audience.
While in some circles Danny isn't a household name and should be, in other circles its spoken with such intense reverence you have to wonder what the hell you've been listening to and in what cave you've been living. If this is you, buy a ticket! Best last-thing-of-the-year you may ever do. Our host with the most Jeff Woods will conduct his usual interview and surprisingly, or not, Jeff, who has interviewed rock royalty has yet to meet Danny!
BIO ~ The only good thing about NOT shopping in record stores like the good ol' days is you wont have to figure out what genre to look for Danny under. If that WERE the case, you could try looking under, rock/pop, folk, world or (recently) even classical
His own self-described musical A.D.D. has kept his music fresh for decades now. Thoughtful lyrics & charming performances have earned him a devoted fan base, nominations for three Juno awards, The Polaris Prize, and The CBCs "Heart Of Gold", and most recently winning the CFMA's "Producer of the year" and "Oliver Schroer Pushing the Boundries" Awards.
After a 15 year love affair with the country of Belize Danny relocated there in 2011 to track down one of his favorite Belizean bands; The Garifuna Collective (A unique Afro-Amerindian cultural group) and convincing them to create an album together. That album (Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me) was called One of the finest musical works of our time By Billboard's Larry Leblanc & landed a 3rd JUNO nomination (this time in the World Music category) and a sold out summer tour of North America with The Garifuna Collective.
While in Belize, Danny also founded the Danny Michel Ocean Academy Fund that helps raise scholarships for a small non-profit community high school. To date Danny & his fans have raised over $74,000.00 for the school.
In 2016 Danny returned from Belize with "Matadora", his most deeply humanist album to date. This ten-song collection explores the environmentalist, pacifist, romanticist, archivist and space enthusiast in Danny.
Then it was off to the Arctic where Danny recorded Khlebnikov, (possibly the most northern album ever recorded/above 80) aboard the legendary Soviet-era Russian ice-breaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov during an 18-day arctic expedition through the northwest passage. The project began when Danny was invited to join Generator Arctic by Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield who assembled a small group of scientists, photographers, writers and musician to capture a unique perspective of the north.
Danny wrote and recorded the entire album aboard the Khlebnikov in cabin 712. Once home, Dannys recordings were arranged for brass and strings by film composer Rob Carli. The result is a suite of atmospheric and haunting songs about the Arctic, our planet and our place in it. Danny, Chris & Rob are performing "Khlebnikov" with symphonies across Canada. (Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, London and more in 2018)
Crow. Bar and Variety (View)
18 Huron St
Collingwood, ON L9Y1C4
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