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||New York, NY
Marc Copely (guitar), Winston Roye (bass), John Clancy (drums)
Manager: Nell Mulderry firstname.lastname@example.org 212-741-7959; Booking: Jordan Burger Jordan@FlemingArtists.com 212-895-3165
|# Years Experience Performing Live:
|# Live Perfomances Past Six-months:
||Home Market: 251-300
||Levitt Shell - Memphis, TN; Lincoln Harbor Park - Weehawken, NJ; Atkinson Memorial Park - Hurffville, NJ; PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ; Eagleview Town Center - Exton, PA; Etna Blues Festival - Catania, Sicily, IT; Baia Domizia Blues Fest - Baia Domizia, IT; Green Hills Blues Fest - Atri (TE), IT; Accadia Blues Fest - Accadia (FG), IT; Levitt Pavilion - Pasadena, CA; Veteran's Memorial Park - Port Washington, WI; Rockwood Stage 2 - New York, NY; Milkboy Coffe - Ardmore, PA; Puck Live - Doylestown, PA; New Hope Winery - New Hope, PA; B.B. King Blues - New York, NY; Rams Head - Annapolis, MD; Madison Square Garden - New York, NY; State Theatre - Falls Church, VA; World CafA Live - Philadelphia, PA; Soiled Dove - Denver, CO; Rathskellar - Indianapolis, IN; Silverthorne Pavilion - Silverthorne, CO; Empire State Plaza - Albany, NY; Hotel CafA - Los Angeles, CA; ASCAP Music CafA - Sundance, Park City , UT; Alive at Five - Portland, ME; The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA; Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA; Appel Farm - Elmer, NJ; Sellersville Theater - Sellersville, PA; Community Theatre - Morristown, NJ; Snowbird Rock & Blues - Snowbird UT, UT
||Bon Jovi; Living Colour; Little Feat; Robert Cray; Arrested Development; Derek Trucks Band; Aimee Mann; Collective Soul; Better Than Ezra; Gregg Allman; BB King; Sister Hazel; Robert Randolph; Buddy Guy; Lynryd Skynrd; 3 Doors Down; Van Hunt; Bob Schneider
|Performing Rights Society:
||Live Child EP—2009; Rare Child LP—2008; Small White Town LP—2005
About the ArtistDanielia Cotton's sound is a savory dig in the early '70s, when the twin powers of rock and soul came together to form a harmonious funk that satisfied the spirit as it thrilled with slashing electric guitars. As a singer and arranger, Cotton has a refreshingly uncluttered style. Cotton brings a freshness to the soul-rock formula, not to mention a contagious fever that is near irresistible.
Growing up in rural Hopewell, New Jersey, Danielia Cotton stood out. Not just because she was only one of about seven African-American children in her junior high school, but because of the compelling power of her shockingly big voice, which stopped people in their tracks from early on. Danielia’s natural gift—raw, searing vocal chops combined with a deep, buttery tone—draws from the two different rich traditions that she absorbed early in her youth. On the one hand, she couldn’t get enough of what her friends and neighbors were listening to: AC/DC, Zeppelin, the Stones. On the other, she was her mother’s girl: daughter of a jazz singer and member of the church gospel choir, grooving to Mavis Staples, Etta James, Billie and Ella.
The happy collision of these two traditions is her 2008 album, Rare Child, produced by Brad Jones (Jill Sobule, Over the Rhine) and co-produced by Joe Blaney (Shawn Colvin, Soul Asylum) and Danielia herself. A major hit with critics, the sheer joy and pain she evokes in these self-penned tunes instantly draws the listener in. She pulls, stretches and grips her lyrics with a strength that is starting considering this lovely young woman’s seemingly happy-go-lucky demeanor and petite frame. Appearances asides, like male counterparts Jimi Hendrix, and Sly Stone or crossover icon Tina Turner, Danielia not only has embraced the notion of Black Rock—she has re-defined it.
Her latest disc, Live Child, is a riveting, unvarnished document of her live set – a companion piece to Rare Child – that won “Best Live Album” in the 2009 Independent Music Awards. Cotton relishes her independence as well as her eclecticism: “Once you sell your soul, I think it’s very hard to get it back.” And in her songs one can indeed hear something rare: an unfettered artist singing out her life story. No sellout, just soul.
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