WHITE & GOLD DUE OUT OCTOBER 12
TOUR DATES CONTINUE SEPTEMBER 25 - WESTERN CANADIAN DATES ADDED
White & Gold Album Art by Brian Bosch // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
With only a few songs yet to be released from his upcoming ‘one-song-at-a-time’ LP, White & Gold, Danny Michel is now taking a complete left turn with the song and video for “Back Where You Started”. While White & Gold already features the 50s ‘Doo-Wop’ inspired “The Red Fox” and the dreamy, fuzzed out “Purgatory Cove”, for album cut “Back Where You Started”, Danny reminds us that he’s still got some rock in his blood.
In an ever-changing, crazy world maybe we need a little more crazy to stay sane. Danny delivers just that in “Back Where You Started” but, as always, wrapped in a sweet sentiment (even with an F-bomb). This song is for anyone in the middle of some type of life transition, and reminds that you’re not alone.
Written in 5/4 time with Danny playing all of the instruments, the video for “Back Where You Started” is something ‘completely different’, with Danny fusing his love for Monty Python with the new green screen in his garage.
White & Gold will be out on October 12 on all streaming platforms, on CD and 10” vinyl, and accompanied by a wonderful wood carved cover created by artist Brian Bosch. Thus far, Danny has released four tracks from the album; “Born In The Wild”, a song for the brave kids of the #neveragain and #marchforourlives movement; the 50s ‘Doo-Wop’ inspired “The Red Fox”; the dreamy, fuzzed out “Purgatory Cove”; and “Nobody Rules You”, a stripped down back-to-school version of an old song, inspired by the school kids who’ve been covering it over the years.
Recently, Danny launched Season 5 of Dan’s Space Van, a mobile web-series filmed inside a customized 1978 Chevy Vandura, airbrushed in a Star Trek theme. The Show travels the world, meets interesting people and features musical guests who perform in the Van’s diamond quilted, crushed red velvet interior. So far, Season 5 has seen performances by Joel Plaskett, Skye Wallace, and Bahamas.
MORE ABOUT DANNY MICHEL
An adventurous and fearless artist, Danny Michel is unquestionably one of Canada’s finest songwriters. His thoughtful lyrics and charming performances have earned him a devoted fan base, nominations for three JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The CBC’s "Heart Of Gold". Most recently, he was the winner of two Canadian Folk Music Awards for "Producer Of The Year" and "Oliver Schroer Pushing the Boundaries" for his album Khlebnikov.
Earlier this year, Danny spent some time in Morocco performing with Gold Medal Plates, with Jim Cuddy, Ed Robertson, and Jeremy Fisher. Watch his travel video from the trip, along with a performance of “Sad And Beautiful World” here. In December, Danny was in Belize to check in on the Ocean Academy School, a small non-profit community high school which he has been working to raise funds for since 2011. Watch a travel video of Danny at the Ocean Academy here.
Sep 25 - London, ON - Aeolian Hall : “Khlebnikov” With The London Symphonia (TICKETS)
Oct 17 - Burlington, ON - Legacy: A Tribute To Gord Downie (TICKETS)
Oct 18 - St. Catharines, ON - Legacy: A Tribute To Gord Downie (TICKETS)
Nov 2 - Edmonton, AB - Myer Horowitz Theatre (TICKETS) #
Nov 3 - Canmore, AB - Communitea (TICKETS) #
Nov 4 - Calgary, AB - Ironwood Stage (2 Shows) (TICKETS) #
Nov 6 - Winnipeg, MB - WECC #
Nov 18 - Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre (TICKETS) #
Mar 21 - St. Catharines, ON - First Ontario Performing Arts Centre (TICKETS)
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