Exclusive Interview with Singer/Songwriter Danny Burns

How would you classify your music?

Roots music with elements and influences of Bluegrass, Country, Americana and Celtic Folk vibes.

Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?

Folks like Jerry Douglas Band, Sam Bush Band and Tim O’Brien have certainly influenced me also some other folks are Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Shane McGowan, Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer. That’s more then 5 I know personally.

What do you want fans to take from your music?

I hope they can vibe to the tunes and have a good time with it.

How’s the music scene in your locale?

I travel a lot and my locale has changed few times, but I kinda call Nashville or New Orleans my musical home(s), and both are truly inspiring in their own ways.

When did you know you were destined for music?

I think when they started playing my songs on the radio and tv, that was pretty surreal, and still is when you hear yourself on the radio.

What is the best concert you have been to? What do you like most about playing live?

I’ve seen some of the best shows.  I just saw Jacob Dylan & the Wallflowers recently at Rams Head in Annapolis, MD. I also saw Lee Ann Womack there also – both truly amazing artists and killer killer bands. Also the Sam Bush Band and Jerry Douglas Band are always both special shows.

Playing out is what it’s all about, right?  Just trying to connect with the room and the folks in it.

Is there a song on your upcoming CD release here that stands out as your personal favorite, and why?  

These are all pretty great songs I’ve tried to cover so I’m not sure if I have a favorite over the others yet.

How have you evolved as an artist over the last year?

I think coming out of the pandemic, I have really been eager to play with a band and I’ve missed that during all the craziness.

If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, have a drink with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be and why?  

Sheesh – that’s a tough one! Maybe Johnny Cash, Townes or Waylon and Willie.

What’s next for you?  

This new record ‘Promised Land’ is out on Oct 21st, so god willing some good touring. We also have out a new single, “Someone Like You,” which is our Roots / Bluegrass spin on Adele’s song.

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End of Interview


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