Kevin Danzig

Born: CA
Lived in Fairhope, AL

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame


kevin danzigKevin Danzig still leads the nomadic troubadour’s life where stories are indelibly etched within a blink of an eye. Danzig impresses with intriguing songwriting atmospheric vocals and diversely textured arrangements. Danzig has a knack for crafting memorable, tuneful compositions that stretch across a gamut of emotions….for Danzig, life’s good once again and it shows.” -- OffBEAT Magazine review by Dan Willging

Kevin Danzig writes and performs modern folk and acoustic rock tunes as well as selected cover songs, accompanied by acoustic guitar, and harmonica; he plays tambourine with his foot. Originality is Danzig's hallmark; Kevin's lyrics are invariably intelligent and the instrumental arrangements are in perfect sync and skillfully executed.

Kevin's fans range from age 3 to 93 and his original songs can be heard on rock, folk, Americana and easy listening stations in North America and are available for digital download at www.cdbaby.com, itunes, amazon.com, and many other sites.

Kevin Danzig makes his home in Silverthorne, CO and San Clemente, CA. He plays a wide range of venues throughout North America, including clubs, concert halls, festivals, restaurants, college campuses, coffee shops, outdoor arenas, house concerts, corporate events and weddings. He writes and performs songs for motion pictures, and jingles for commercials. In the past 10 years, he has been invited for a return engagement to every venue at which he's performed. Watch for him in the upcoming Movie, THE DOG THAT SAVED CHRISTMAS VACATION...singing "Jingle Bells" scheduled for a 2010 release.

Growing up in a musical family in Southern California, Kevin Danzig has been playing instruments nearly his entire life and professionally since the age of 18. At age 11, Kevin was recording for K-TEL Records, (Mike Curb Productions), as one of the jubilant voices of "50 Children’s Favorites”, (as seen on TV). It was in 1978, however, that he got his first big...rejection, when Chuck Barris, (host of the Gong Show), told him, "Kid, you're too good for this show!"

Kevin has recorded seven full length CD's of original material, (five solo and one duo). His CD’s, The Time Is Right, Box Cars, Welcome Home, Kevin Danzig, Lately, The Key, (Danzig & Woolley), and Free the Poet, are available for sale at www.kevindanzig.com.

His most recent CD, (released 06/21/10), THE TIME IS RIGHT includes seven original songs by Kevin and seven selected covers by "hit" songwriters who continue to inspire and renew a sense of purpose and wonder. The perfect CD to put on for intimate situations. Also released worldwide via the internet at the same time is a song re-written, (by Kevin and Freda Danzig), and re-recorded to reflect the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill and give hope to mankind following such a disaster. The single, "Sweet Rain, Pure Rivers, Clean Seas" can be listened to and downloaded at Kevin's websites.

His 2008 release, "Box Cars" highlights the diversity and history of the Tri-State Region (Missouri-Kansas-Oklahoma) It was produced by MIKE WEST at the Ninth Ward Pickin' Parlour in Lawrence, KS. In Spring, 2008 it charted in the top 40 Americana/folk charts.

Kevin and Freda Danzig’s original song, “Sweet San Clemente,” has been claimed by the California city as its official anthem. Also, their song , "ON PUBLIC RADIO" will be included on a Winter 2010 collection of songs to promote NPR,(National Public Radio). Kevin is endorsed by Elixir Strings.

Among fellow singer/songwriters Kevin’s performed alongside or opened for are: John Mayer, Shawn Mullins, Dar Williams, Leon Russell, Edgar Winter, David Wilcox, Ellis Paul, Martin Sexton, Edwin McCain, Bill Staines, Leo Kottke, John Hammond, Chuck Pyle, Trout Fishing in America, Chuck Brodsky, Spencer Bohren, The Allison Brown Quartet, The Bangles, Still on the Hill, Kate Campbell, The Radiators, 5 Chinese Brothers among many others.

As a songwriter, Kevin has been a Mainstage Performer at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival in 2003 and 2006, has won the Susquehanna Music & Arts Festival Song Contest and has been a finalist in such song contests as Kerrville New Folk, (four times), Telluride Troubadour, Napa Valley Emerging Songwriter Showcase, Rocky Mountain Folk Festival Songwriters Competition and the South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting Competition. He has three songs featured on the Soundtrack of the movie SOULTAKER and has won five BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Song Awards. His song Hey Dean! was featured on the syndicated radio program CAR TALK. When asked to comment on his "live" performances, Kevin states, "Let's face it, major stardom is not often in the cards for most singer/songwriters. What’s important to me is to touch live audiences and radio listeners with my music and lyrics one heart at a time. I want my audience to leave feeling entertained, but also with a melody in their heads they can't seem to shake and if I'm real lucky, a new topic for their next conversation."

Instrumentation Kevin plays acoustic guitar/harmonica/foot tambourine and sings at the same time.

Discography

1997- LATELY Kevin's favorite of his collections of works featuring some of New Orleans finest musicians, helping to season the mix.

1999 - FREE THE POET Cathe Danzig and Eddie Crist are all over this recording helping to give it a more traditional "folk" sound. Other noteworthy guest performances include Mike West on Banjo and Myshkin on percussion and vocals. A favorite of many of Kevin's listeners.

2001- THE KEY A collaboration between Cat Woolley and Kevin Danzig, with wonderful fretless bass played by Tommy Kennedy and a number of full band tracks that give this CD a harder edge...while remaining mostly acoustic. This remains Cat Woolley's favorite of her works...

2004 - KEVIN DANZIG The new Self-Titled Album!This is Kevin's 5th release and in his own words, "my best one yet"It features a wide range of emotions ranging from Love to Sorrow...from frustration to elation...there are some clever character studies as well...helping Kevin out are musician's Ken Keller, Jerimy Obergoenner, and Jill Watkins...as well as many of the common folk of Cape Girardeau, MO...

2006 - WELCOME HOME/"LIVE" FROM THE KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL This features 15 tracks recorded on a stellar June evening in the Texas hill country in front of a "live" audience. This one is "all" Kevin..with featured vocals by AUTUMN JOHNSON and a cover of RICHARD BERMAN'S song, PEOPLE HOLDING HANDS

2007 BOX CARS The 13 tracks on Box Cars were produced and recorded by Mike West at the 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor, Lawrence, KS. Danzig developed all the songs for the CD, (inspired from stories told by the people of the tri state region, KS/OK/MO), except "Oklahoma Twilight" written by Wayne Parker; "Paducah", written by Don Oja Dunaway, and "The Oklahoma Miner", adapted by Kevin from a 1921 poem by Arman C. Lassiter.

Other Kevin Danzig recordings currently out of print: 1972 - 50 CHILDRENS FAVORITES K-Tel records
1983 - THE FIRST YEAR (Kevin Danzig Band) cassette only
1986 - D. TALES (DANZIG BAND) vinyl only 1990 - TWO FOR ONE (The Danzigs) cassette only
1992 - THE HEARD (4 song EP) cassette only
1994 - THINKING OUT LOUD Kevin Danzig

Compilations and Collections: 1981 - KFMK's Big Music America (Houston area songwriter's collection) featuring Kevin's song, "Hiding From Reality"
1982 - Houston Music Album (a collection of songs about HOUSTON) featuring Kevin's song "Houston"
1986 - Soundtrack to the movie SOULTAKER starring Joe Estavez. Songs featured are "Happy Today", "Something Ain't Right" and "You Got Me, Kelly".
1989 - The Harbinger Album (collection of Mobile Alabama area bands) featuring the Danzig Band's "Everybody Needs Love".
1998 - The Best of Independant Music Volume 1 (a collection of SONGS.COM artists, Kevin does "Van Gogh Firefly") 2000 - Oasis Acoustic Sampler featuring Kevin's song "Purgatory" 2002 - PAZFEST (a New Orleans tribute to the songs of Joni Mitchell) Danzig & Woolley do "The Priest" and "Troubled Child"
2002 - Oasis Acoustic Sampler featuring Danzig & Woolley's song "The Key"
2004 - The Great Mississippi This album is a compilation done by the city of Cape Girardeau. Contact Chuck Martin (800)777-0068 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.capegirardeaucvb.org/giftshop.html
2005 - OASIS ACOUSTIC SAMPLER featuring the track "Fear Of The Unknown Woman"
2007 - OASIS ACOUSTIC SAMPLER featuring the track "AS LONG AS I KNOW THAT YOU LOVE ME"
2007 - OASIS COUNTRY SAMPLER featuring the track, "FOLLOW THROUGH WITH WHAT YOU SAY" sung with AUTUMN JOHNSON
2008 - SHELTER ME featuring the songs of Orange County, CA groups to benefit the homeless community. "Something In His Eyes" is Kevin's selection.
2008 - OASIS "POP" CD SAMPLER "WHO'S LIVIN' IT UP NOW" is Kevin's selection
2008 - OASIS "ROCK AND ROOTS" CD SAMPLER "BOX CARS" is Kevin's selection

Source: Official Website

Website: http://www.kevindanzig.com

More info Harbinger Album:  http://www.theharbinger.org/stuff/liner.html


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