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Contact Info and Genre

danny@dannywhitecotton.com or 361-816-5323

Americana. Blend of folk, country, rock, and blues.

Bio

Americana singer/songwriter Danny Whitecotton has pushed himself hard touring across the country and northeast to build a music career one song, one gig, and one fan at a time. Born and raised in Texas, he left a job in the corporate world to pursue music because he never felt like anything else truly fit. Writing and singing quickly became his therapy, and the road began to call. Touring took him across the United States from Maine to Texas and back again, finally landing him in upstate New York, where he stayed for several years before moving to Delaware. His songs have been described as ‘sad and sorrowful’ with a hint of lingering hope.  While his new EP "Outer Orchard" is not going to change anyone's opinion, Whitecotton has distilled those sentiments down into songs that look for hope in the hopeless and direction in the darkness.  Telling the stories of bandits, drunks, heartbroken mothers, and degenerates: Outer Orchard looks into the chasm between fate and freewill.  A chasm that Whitecotton has looked into himself in the years filled with the loss of friends and family since his 2013 release "Love, War, and Other Mistakes".  Moving effortlessly between ballads, bluesy numbers, and ethereal folk, the multi-instrumental collaborators, Dylan Blanchard (Tristero, Apple Miner Colony) and Matt Rosen (Nautilus, Let It Out Matt), bring what could have been a stripped down, anti-depressant required folk album to life by weaving laid-back rhythms with gritty textures. Danny has performed on iconic stages all over the USA, was a finalist at the long-running Delmarva Folk Festival in 2015, and an official showcase artist at the 2016 Launch Music Conference, firmly cementing his place in the mid-Atlantic music scene. Citing influences from artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, the Eagles and Buddy Guy, Danny’s style has admittedly evolved through discovering the music of Ryan Adams, leading him to find creative affinity with Jason Isbell, Bright Eyes, Ryan Bingham, Wilco and Townes Van Zandt. He’s been trading off sorrowful licks long enough for it to become a trademark, so there likely won’t be a lot of walking on sunshine in his foreseeable future which is exactly what he is trying to get across, stating that if someone else can feel as good as he does after getting the words off his chest, then that’ll make him happy. Keep up with Danny Whitecotton through his blog, or one of his many social networks.

Music

Video

Live from Uncommon Ground in Chicago on June 6.

Set List 1. Yellow and White Lines 2. Love Is Blind 3. Not Anymore 4. Don't Disturb 5. Trying To Let You Down 6. Call Me In The Morning 7. No God In Mexico

Press Photos

“Danny Whitecotton is continuing the long tradition of windswept, wide-screen folk troubadour storytelling with political undertones admirably.”
— Independent Clauses

Previous Bookings

Connecticut

The Outer Space - Hamden

Delaware

Argilla's Brewing Co. - Newark

Bellefonte Cafe - Wilmington

Cromwell's Tavern - Greenville

Delmarva Folk Fest

Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen - Newark

World Cafe Live at The Queen - Wilmington

Mispillion River Brewing Co. - Milford

Newark Farmers Market - Newark

New Castle County Farmers Markets

The Inn at Duck Creek - Smyrna

Illinoise

Uncommon Ground on Clark - Chicago

Maine

Blue - Portland

Massachusetts

Club Passim - Cambridge

Public eat+drink – North Adams

Fiori – Great Barrington

Marketplace Cafe – Pittsfield

Pittsfield Farmers Market

New York

Caffe Lena – Saratoga Springs

The Linda – Albany

The Olde English Pub – Albany

BarVino - North Creek

Clearview Vineyard and Winery - Warwick

Dave’s Coffee and Wine House – Saugerties

Justin's on Lark - Albany

The Shire Pub - Delhi

Parlor – Hudson

Tramontane Cafe – Utica

Rosendale Cafe – Rosendale

Moon and River Cafe – Schenectady

Arthur's Market - Schenectady

Happy Cappucino – Schenectady

Desolation Road Studio – Altamont

Piano’s – New York City

Kaaterskill House – Stamford

More Bread and Jam – Cohoes

Rondout Music Lounge – Kingston

John Street Jam – Saugerties

Hudson River Coffee House – Albany

Emack and Bolio’s – Albany

Whiskey River Tavern – Waterford

Schenectady FarmersMarket

North Creek Farmers Market

Saratoga Art in the Park – WEXT

Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Center - Glens Falls

Sing Me a Song – Caffe Lena Fundraiser

Hudson Music Festival, Club Helsinki Courtyard Stage – Hudson

Empire State College (First Night) Saratoga Springs

North Carolina

Olde Town Pump and Tavern - Black Mountain

Pennsylvania

Launch Music Conference - Lancaster

World Cafe Live -Philadelphia

Dawson Street Pub - Philadelphia

Mangia Qui - Harrisburg

Midtown Scholar - Harrisburg

The Artisan's Exchange - West Chester

Arsenal Lanes - Pittsburgh

The Market at Liberty Place - Kennett Square

Lancaster Dispensing Co. - Lancaster

The Rabbit and The Dragonfly - Lancaster

WIQX The Ville - Lancaster

Tavola Restaurant and Bar - Springfield

Fenn's Coffee - West Chester

Front Street Cafe - Philadelphia

Ohio

Howards Club H - Bowling Green

South Carolina

Smiley's Acoustic Cafe - Greenville

Stomping Grounds Coffee and Wine Bar - Greer

Tennessee

The Listening Room Cafe - Nashville

Texas

Avant Garden - Houston

Chadra Mezza - Fort Worth

Vermont

Radio Bean – Burlington

The Nest – Bennington

South Street Cafe – Bennington

Madison Brewing Co. - Bennington

Metropolis Wine Bar – Brattleborough

Bennington Summer Concert Series

Virginia

Gillie's - Blacksburg

Washington D.C.

Electric Maid

West Virginia

The Purple Fiddle - Thomas