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Danny Burns

Danny Burns

Danny Burns began his career as a traveling folksinger, logging shows on both sides of the Atlantic. Currently based in Nashville, Burns spent his childhood in the Irish county of Donegal and was raised in a family of working musicians. He grew up surrounded by singers and instrumentalists, receiving a first-class education in Irish folk music along the way. It was a communal experience, filled with folksongs that had been passed down from one generation to the next.

Danny’s 2018 debut, North Country, doubles down on that communal spirit. Self-produced by the frontman himself, the album nods to that diverse group of friends, shining a light on both his work and the community he inhabits. Holly Williams, Mindy Smith, Dan Tyminski, Cara Dillon, Tim O’Brien, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, ChessBoxer and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Critter Fuqua all make appearances. The result is a transatlantic album filled with swooning melodies, evocative storytelling, and an elevated level of musicianship.

North Country charted on the Billboard Charts, Bluegrass Charts, Folk Charts and Amazon top 10, gaining rave reviews from critics. Danny has shared the stage with Steve Earle, Shooter Jennings, Iris DeMent, Sam Bush, Mindy Smith, Jerry Douglas, Steep Canyon Rangers, Travelin McCourys, Sierra Hull. And in Ireland with The Hot House Flowers, Damien Dempsey, Teada, Solas, Karen Casey and Kila. Danny has appeared at Music City Roots, Americana Fest Nashville, Folk Alliance, Milwaukee Irish Fest, KC Irish Fest, Syracuse Irish Fest, Dublin Ohio Irish Fest, North Eastern Louisiana Celtic Fest.

“… it’s Burn’s Voice, with its unique pronunciations shaped back home in Donegal, that sells this salute to the old days” – Rolling Stone

“Burns is already picking up deservedly good notices in the States and if you’re of a Country/Americana/Folky bent, you’d be well advised to throw an ear in this direction.” – Hot Press Magazine

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