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LIVE: The Danberrys
Thu, 6th July, 2017 @ 19:30pm - 21:30pm£6 – £18
“Wonderful,” said Bob Harris when he played them on his BBC Radio 2 show.
“The sweetest harmonies you ever heard this side of The Everly Brothers,” wrote top reviewer David Innes in R2 magazine.
★★★★”The groove got swampy behind Daniel’s beautifully clear singing of The Mountain and the combination of hard-edged guitar and bass riffing and committed singing gave the gospel-bluegrass-styled Working on a Building soulful power.” The Herald
“a momentous groove”
One of the hottest acts to emerge from the gutsier underbelly of Nashville’s music scene, the soulful pairing of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel have built a huge fan base on both sides of the Atlantic. On tour here for the first time, in trio format with renowned bass player Geoff Henderson, they are one of the main acts for this year’s Maverick Americana festival and have won various awards and nominations for Best Americana Album. Their latest release created a huge amount of excitement, attracting glowing praise from the critics.
“A gift – and you should accept it with open ears” – Folk Radio UK
At the heart of The Danberrys is the Tennessee-born couple of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel – a meant-to-be-together pairing from East Nashville.
Since teaming up, they had already caused pulses to race and hearts to flutter with their rock-solid duo performances.
Drawing deep from the traditions of bluegrass, old-time country, blues, and funk/soul, the song-writing and delivery is powered by raw emotion, great vocal harmonies, and dynamic musicianship.
The couple’s musical magic springs from a relationship that started when they were just teenagers. They dated in high school, and eventually went their separate ways – until fate played its hand one day in Cookeville, Tenn. In their years apart, Dorothy had created a sound for herself that inspired Ben, and soon, they re-connected and began gaining attention for all the right reasons.
Dorothy, a devotee of soul and blues music offered an interesting pairing for Ben’s love of bluegrass, rock and country and they found middle ground – their common interest in folk music.
Their first record, Company Store, was released in 2011 and won the People’s Choice Independent Music Award for Best EP, securing them a prized slot at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Spurred on by that success, in 2013, their follow-up album, The Danberrys, won them two additional Independent Music Award nominations for Best Americana Album and Best Alt. Country Song.
The 2016-issued, Give & Receive, created a huge amount of excitement when it received its worldwide release, attracting glowing praise from the critics and seriously important exposure from all the best radio shows.