One of our fave artists, the inimitable Danny Michel, returns to The Carleton to celebrate his latest release, White & Gold, with a show on Thursday, March 7th. Show time is 8 PM and tickets are $25 advanced or $30 at the door.
BIO ~ The only good thing about NOT shopping in record stores like the good ol’ days is you won’t 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, CBC’s Heart Of Gold and most recently winning the CFMA’s Producer of the Year and the 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) to record with him. That album, Black Birds (Are Dancing Over Me), was called “One of the finest musical works of our time” By Billboard’s Larry Leblanc and landed a Juno nominationsin the World Music category) as well as 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 a legendary Soviet-era Russian ice-breaker 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’s latest offering is White & Gold.