|Posted by Dani-Lynn on November 11, 2012 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
Things have been crazy busy since school started up again, something new every weekend! Just last night I opened for Lisa Brokop and Paul Jefferson (AKA The Jeffersons) and before that I was one of the two young albertans at ATAA's Alberta Showcase! Such a huge honour to be a part of both these events! Now I'm starting to gear up to release my new single "Lucky Love Is Blind"! I'm super excited, and all these crazy gigs have put me on a creative high! I've been writing some new songs that I'm really excited about and can't wait to record! I'm also very honoured to be invited to participate in the Folk Alliance convention in Toronto in February! I'm going with a group of extremely talented artists and musicians called "Toronto Bound"! We've even put together a compilation CD with all these amazing people on it! The CD's are available by every member of the trip at their live shows! I'm so excited for all the booming activity I've seen these past few months and I can't wait for more!
|Posted by Dani-Lynn on August 25, 2012 at 1:10 AM||comments (0)|
Well there is less than a week left till school which means I am coming to the end of my last summer break.. Its been an amazing summer, packed with gigs, photoshoots, new videos, and tons of social networking! One more year of school and I will be facing the real scary world, doing what I love the most... Music! I've had some really amazing experiences this summer, working with some amazing musicians, writing new songs, and having a blast on stage! My most recent gig was probably the most fun I've ever had on stage. I performed at The Taste of Calgary festival with Serge Soucy and Therry Lawson and it felt amazing! The croud was energetic and their vibes made us even more excited to be there! Will definitely never forget that gig! Everything I have done this summer has been a huge learning experience and has definitely contributed to my development as an artist! I wouldn't change this summer for the world, and I'm gonna miss it a lot! But the summer isn't quite over yet! This weekend I will be at Okotoks performing for the Chinook Honey Co. This may be the last gig of my summer break but the school year is already looking busy with tons of weekend gigs! Very excited! This may be the best year yet!
|Posted by Dani-Lynn on August 8, 2012 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
Saturday at BVJ was amazing! I got to perform with incredable artists Including Samantha King and Clayton Belamy, among other amazing talent! It was an honour to be on stage with such established artists, I hope to be back again next year! The whole Jamboree was truely amazing! After my performance we spent the day listening to other artists and stayed for the Toby Keith concert! Unfortunately the concert was delayed because of weather, but once he started there wasnt one person not singing along! It was a blast! Even the huge rainfall dumping all over the entire croud was fun! All in all amazing day, even with all the bumps I wouldnt change it for the world! By far the best summer festival I have had the pleasure of performing at!
Much Love and awaiting next year!
|Posted by Dani-Lynn on July 27, 2012 at 8:55 PM||comments (0)|
I've had a great summer so far, working like crazy on my music career from dawn to dusk, and it's paying off! My fan base has gone up like crazy this summer and I'm getting ready for some amazing gigs! Next weekend I'll be at Big Valley Jamboree on the songwriters stage, so my focus has been zoned in on perfecting my set for that! Then later in August I'll be playing at Taste of Calgary with my band and then at the ATAA Alberta Showcase! I'm super excited! I can't believe summer is already half over and I'll be going into my final year of high school, I wish this summer would last forever! At this point, I can't imagine what I would do without music, I could tell you what it tastes like right now, seeing as I've been sleeping, breathing, eating music! haha. Thank goodness I have people in my life who support me in my career, I can't wait to show them that their belief in me was right!
Much love and thank you for your support
|Posted by Dani-Lynn on July 16, 2012 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
On Saturday I performed on the Wow stage at the stampede, what a day! There was a huge croud which was awesome for my performance! I had a blast and can't wait for next years stampede to roll around! We ended up spending the rest of the day on the grounds fighting our way through the crouds, luckily it wasnt as hot out on saturday so weaving through the streets wasnt as bad! On our way out we went through the back door to get a ride back to our parking place and we ran into Paul Brandt! It was so cool! I tried my hardest not to be starstruck and gave him one of my CD's! Lets hope he listens to it! He also told me to tell Lisa Brokop that he wanted a rematch in pool, so sending out that message to her aswell! All in all the day went very well! Nothin wrong with meeting celebrities right! haha. But now I'm back to the norm, and getting ready for next friday at Westerner Days in Red Deer. Gonna be another busy weekend so i'm absorbing the practice time and sleep in capabilites of the week! See you all next week in Red Deer!
|Posted by Dani-Lynn on July 11, 2012 at 11:55 AM||comments (0)|
The 30 degree weather outside has leaked into our house and the floors upstairs are bubbling like they are boiling so my puppies and I have resorted to the basement with my guitar to practice up for the Calgary Stampede on the 14th! I'm super excited to be going back to the Stampede, although this year I'll try to refrain from spending so much money in the games area! If this weather keeps up I'll probably be hitting the log ride over and over! haha. Luckily I will be playing on an indoor stage (Windows On The West stage) so if anyone is sweltering in the heat on Saturday at the Stampede, and is tired of the log ride, come check out my set! This summer is gonna be a good one, I can feel it already! I'm looking forward to swimming and camping and writing a ton of songs! hopefully school gets the message and doesnt rush back into my life!
Enjoying an iced coffee in the heat
|Posted by Dani-Lynn on February 18, 2012 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
Well its been a crazy week this week, tons of work at school on top of being sick but I managed to pull it all together last night and performed and hosted the showcase at Caffe Crema last night in Calgary, and it was so much fun! There was a great crowd and some really amazing talents on stage! Thank you to everyone who came, and I hope you enjoyed the show as much as I did! Caffe Crema is such a great venue, and for those performers like me that are too young to perform in the bars. There's such a captive audience and the environment is awesome! not to mention the coffee there is increadable. There is a showcase there every third friday of the month and an open mic on the first friday of every month, I definatly recomend going to check the place out. I hope to go back soon myself!
So thats whats going on in my life! Just starting to book some gigs for the summer now, gonna be a busy year!!
|Posted by Dani-Lynn on January 7, 2012 at 12:40 AM||comments (0)|
Well this week has been very exciting, on wednesday my daddy went and picked up my new albums! I'm so excited about how they look and sound! I couldnt be happier, its so cool to show them to my friends and family. The album is called 'Your Not Alone' and we shot the photoshoot for it in a 50's diner! very edgy and fun! so its all designed, packaged and ready to sell! Unfortunatly i had to go back to school on Thursday so that put a damper on things, lol but all in all i'm still very happy about the new album! Now to settle into the books for exams this month! gonna be crazy. Also ran into a cool quote recently, something along the lines of 'Everything in my life that was ultimately worth while, initially scared me to death' totally living by that now! Im also looking forward to meeting all the increadably talented artists that will be at the acma awards!
|Posted by Dani-Lynn on December 4, 2011 at 11:30 PM||comments (0)|
Well I've returned from Nashville and the album in Finished!! On Monday I had a photoshoot for the album cover in a very unique setting thanks to Doug Wong in Calgary, now all we gotta do is wait for the printing and packaging, then the new album will be ready for sale! Its so cool to hear all my compleatly original songs recorded! I cant wait to share them with everyone, very exciting!
We will post the photos from the photoshoot as soon as the album is finished and available for sale.
|Posted by Dani-Lynn on November 10, 2011 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
Well, I'm busy getting ready for another trip to Nashville next week!
Staying with Lisa Brokop and Paul Jefferson, and recording one more song that will be included in the new album -- one that Lisa and I cowrote! It's a great song, can't wait to share it with everybody!
Lisa Brokop and Paul Jefferson have invited me to join them onstage at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville while I'm down there . . . . . . Very Exciting! So November 22nd at 9:00 pm I will be singing there!