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Wash Hands Project still Rockin! 

 

Proud to announce that “Wash Hands” Multi-Media Project is being used well!

Lakewowod Elementary School in Myrtle Beach, SC

Hey Danielle! I received an email from our school nurse who asked me to play it for the school because she was seeing an increase in illness. Our students love this video at all grade levels, and when we play it for them, we see an increase in their awareness of the importance of hand washing! Our school has used your video before but never on our web site, thanks so much for getting back to me!

Brennan Elementary School Columbia, SC

Used the song on their announcements the other day as well! Here's that link if you school needs to learn about washing hands!! Stay well and Happy Holidays!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BmvA0zbV5s

November and December Goodness 

 

Greetings Music friends!
Happy Thanks Giving or whenever this gets to ya! Thanks to the new folks joining this email list!!. I loves ya! Some other places to follow are below!

I have a few gigs and new CD updates. IF you don't have time for everything- go to the highlighted stuff of your choosing. Scroll down for the new videos!

SHOWS

Friday, Nov, 28th at The Pour House-- MAJOR GIG- BE THERE!!
Super excited to play with Charleston's best Americana artist Jordan Igoe  at The Pour House on Friday, November 28th. She is fantastic and writes songs that I am  SOOO glad someone had the amazing awareness to write on this planet in a way that is eloquent, understandable and just down-right BRILLIANT!! www.jordanigoemusic.com and facebook.com/jordanigoe


ONLY THOSE MUSIC FRIENDS FAR AWAY GET BOARD RECORDINGS- well sort of.

Get a ticket and come on out- it's cheaper this way!!!
TICKET URL  http://www.charlestonpourhouse.com/
FB event - http://on.fb.me/Z0HP0O

Show Video http://youtu.be/kCjqIX-mPyUhttp://youtu.be/kCjqIX-mPyU


11/28's opener is Justin Osborne from the band Susto: http://susto.bandcamp.com/ Justin will do a stripped down set. He is an up and coming bad-ass well deserving of the love. Crazy we were even able to get him! Thanks Jordan Igoe!! OH yea, tracks 1 and 6 off Justin's new Cd are my FAVs right now, but the whole dam thing is ROCKIN!!

THREE OTHER BIG SHOWS - WHY ARE THESE DECEMBER SHOWS IMPORTANT?

Ram's Head OnStage Annapolis, MD
12/04 Opening for long time supporter AMY RAY (Indigo Girls and Daemon records owner)
Ticket URL http://www.ramsheadonstage.com

Look, if I am willing to drive 10 hr  up and 10 back to play with her, you MD locals KNOW she is the best. Spread the dang word. DMFH hath spoken. Ok, here is that ticket place again.

Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
12/05  doors 7:00pm show 7:30
Well, I have never played this room and I dig this whole chill vibe.
Tickets:http://daniellehowle.com/tickets
FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/479281978877543/
My website will give all info.
 

House Concert in my Hometown
12/06  doors 7:00 show 7:30 - A Holiday Gift to ALL you know.
 Tickets:http://daniellehowle.com/tickets
Seating is limited, but NO ONE will be turned away due to lack of funds.  Seats will be given to those who buy in advance first and then to those paying at the door. All said, if you are broke and still wanna come, then speak with me personally. I need all supporters at this show. I NEED this for many reasons.
 

NEW MUSIC
I am starting to make a new CD and have tracked two songs at Archer Avenue for a new CD. However, I have run out of money and have a SPECIAL PACKAGE TO OFFER YOU!! Check out my store.

The package is: 3 CD's (hand painted covers) with a photo book, and digital download of new CD in progress.

CD 1.is unreleased NEW 5 song EP called The Pow Pow Sessions.

CD 2. Ten UNRELEASED tracks recorded over the years that NO ONE has heard.

CD 3 A compilation of 15 released tracks from my past 13 albums. This is an “introduction to Danielle, as seen through my eyes and my pick of tunes.

CD 4. Digital download of new album I an trying to fund RIGHT NOW!!

“Things I have Seen” Photo Book with "danielle-isms" that go with the photos and well, sometimes do not.

WOULD YOU LIKE THIS PACKAGE? check it out on my website. Do you think the pricing has value? Do you think it is too expensive- cheap? Just asking- it's not like we are strangers!!
 

The first 50 people to buy get some additional cool, (and worthy) unreleased DMFH material.  All feedback needed and welcome.

NEW TV SHOW trailer-- I am in here!! Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUnTku4W9IE&list=UUePWckb66PuzUuhrL3PaZdg
 

SUPER HONOR- VIDEO SHOOT
Mark Bryan (Hootie and the Blowfish) and music business professor at College of Charleston, did a song for a project I produce: SWAMP SESSIONS “Off the Grid” Sustainable Energy Project. Mark's Student's chose the song WOW!! So I got to produce the track and be in the video with some of my good friends, and I sing on the tune!! What a great day that was two weeks ago. Then I got into the car and hurled myself through space to Conundrum Music Hall just in time to play with my old music brothers Spottisewood and His Enemies, which of course led to more shows that week. I am so proud to know this amazing band and see them get better every year. Www.spottiswoodeandhisenemies.com

NEW DMFH LIVE VIDEOS
Here are some videos of MY COOL BAND shot duringNovember by friends. ENJOY!!

November 11

http://youtu.be/x0_AjUJY8EE?list=PLF05ABD8703D597D7

http://youtu.be/WOx4b0CyJOA?list=PLF05ABD8703D597D7

http://youtu.be/y-YcjTbE53k?list=PLF05ABD8703D597D7

November 13

http://youtu.be/m2XKjKjQSFk

http://youtu.be/rivJEmaYnYs

NEW WEBSITE!- Swamp Sessions

www.swampsessions.com

GO here and check it out. The last website I had was not so hot. This one is better. Learn how to sponsor this project or a student to come out. Happy Holidays!! Thank you for reading this and good luck with your time on the planet earth and where ever your final destination may be. Your Music Pal, DMFH

It's a Wrap! End of Summer Updates! 

OH man, what grand adventures I have had this summer. Being Co-producer on a short film, written by Catherine Dudley-Rose WRAPPED a week or so back (cant' remember exact date) but the film adventure continues. We will both score this short film together called "Parallel Chords". Once our press release is written, I shall post it here for all of you to enjoy.
Catherine chose such a fine group of talent, both on and off screen for the shoot, which took place in Charleston and the surrounding area. THANKS to To Patrick at T.W. Graham's in McClellanville for feeding the crew and also for giving his restaurant up for a location. We LOVE you Patrick, your chef ( primary extras artist in Army Wives) and all of your staff.

I have never seen so many contracts, releases and insurance forms. If this is what is necessary for a short film, my hat goes off to ALL folks who work the back-end in this industry. on ANYTHING! Holy poop sticks! I carried that book of forms around like a sacred scroll- no offense there to anyone. Deal with me!

All-in-all I felt like everyone on this shoot had each other's back and quite honestly, I learned a great deal about the film industry. Thanks professional bad-asses. I Did my job, and the ones that got handed to me. Did this kick my ass? YES. It was awesome! So if you are from "Parallel Chords"  and reading this: thank you for your honesty, care and great ways of getting my ass up to speed. Also thanks for listening to me when I knew what I was talking about, evne though I am new to the on-set film world.

WHAT AM I DOING MUSICALLY? Just before SXSW, back in March, I recorded a 5-song demo that has a ton of potential. It is not out of the can yet, but will be in the coming months. My parts on it need a little more work. The band sounded just fabulous. We recorded at Pow-Pow sound  in Columbia, SC with engineer John Furr (Guitarist and songwriter for the Band Danielle Howle and The Tantrums) as I probably told you before. What a blessing it was to work with John again.

The band changed rhythm sections in June of this year and I am pleased with our new choices. We will record a track in Savannah at a new studio this month - but I cannot say more right now. Then another track will be recorded in October. This studio is Archer Avenue, with the awesome engineer Kenny McWilliams, who co-produced with me the track: "let Me Take You There" a song about Columbia, SC for Columbia Visitor's Bureau, in late April and early May of this year.

If all of this is confusing, imagine how I feel right now. There are tons of other logistical moves I am making behind the scenes to make the fall into 2015 run smoothly for our music.

This brings me to my next point. I need interns willing to work 10 -15 hours a MONTH helping me and my new office assistant get our ducks in a row. All interested applicants can apply to: mill6726@gmail.com or here on the website forum. Applicants do not have to be in the same town or even state.  A Skype or face-time interview with each applicant will be the next step.

This opportunity will look good on a resume. I have much to teach, and also learn. The soft deadline for this is September 19th. I will work in any qualified people after this through March of 2015. Yes, college and high-school credit are available for those chosen. Please note if you need more hours to receive your credit, I need to be made aware of this in advance through your submission letter. All applicants must state (to the best of their knowledge) all pertinent info for my office assistant to handle the logistics of school credit.

Please note one internship is specifically available and related to Swamp Sessions "Off The Grid" Sustainable Energy and Music project. Get to know this project, visit our FB page (URL) and go to www.swampsessions.com

Thank you dear supporters for reading my long-ass blog. All here at Awendaw Green, where I am "Artist in Residence" is going quit well. We here at Awendaw Green welcome all band submissions for the Wednesday night Barn Jam concert series. For booking: contact Eddie White by email and allow 3 days before contacting him again. if He does not get back to you. We have bands from all over North America playing our event in front of large crowds who care and want to be there.  :) awendawgreen@gmail.com

We are usually booked 3-4 months in advance. Let us know when your band is coming through the area.  Sometimes acceptions can be made, but we prefer the 3-4 month window.

Hope your plans for the rest of this year are going excellent. I look forward to hearing back from many of you.

For those who have asked, YES, I do still have house concert dates avail in the fall and winter.  I am filling up. To my west coast folks, book it now, so my east coast folks don't lock it in.  I will tailor the events to what you would like to have at your house concert.

August Goodness 

 

Hello fellow music humans!
I am happy to tell you I am on a great film making adventure called "Parallel Chords". My friend Catherine Dudley-Rose wrote it and lived it too. I'll continue helping out this week as we begin to shoot.  I love everyone involved.  They are coming to South carolina from many far away places. Looking forward to it.

Do I have some live shows? Why yes, I do have two on the same day in Columbia, Saturday, August 23. They are very important, so please get on the tour page and check them out. Share the FB invites if you are feeling it.
Show 1!

https://www.facebook.com/events/486515688150486/

Show 2!

https://www.facebook.com/events/600445463402609/


Gonna concentrate on the movie and these two gigs.

FOR YOU GUYS!!!! It's time for house concert season in my world so book it now by emailing me on this site.

Hope to hear from you!

 

Love, DMFH

BE IN THIS MOVIE!!! 

 

Film Opportunity for Young Adults ages 15-20

 

We will be shooting a portion of the film, ParalleChords, at

 Awendaw Green on Sunday, August 24th (5:00pm- 10:00pm)

and at Bishop England Saturday, August 23rd (12-noon – 5:00pm)

 

This film is a “coming of age” story about a young, virtuoso violinist thrown into the music world.

 

The setting of the Awendaw Green scene is a secluded high school party in the woods, and takes place in the early 90's. Extras should look highschool age, and wear their own clothes, keeping in mind the era. We will need people for 3-5 hours. There will be water and snacks, and pizzas on set.

The Setting of Bishop England is a classroom.

 

AGE: Extras should look young, though most are seen in the distance. There are possibilities for close ups. Mischief in the eyes. All will appear to be drinking and chatting, solo cups, a keg, boom box and so forth.

ERA: Early 90's. 

CLOTHING: This is an era where the clothing options are widely varied. Ideally actors would wear their own outfits. Show us your 90's look!

 

Please send a photo and contact information to:

 

Danielle Howle mill6726@gmail.com 803-546-1286

 

You must have your parent's permission to submit for this opportunity.

A detailed sheet of the shoot and release forms will be sent to your email if you are chosen.

 

Summer DMFH 

 

Greetings music friends!

I'm Howlin at ya with some updates.

Foremost, the summer is beautiful here and I am loving the low country of SC and working for Awendaw Green and Swamp Sessions.

CHeck out my new song, written for Columbia Visitor's Bureau and the TV ad that is running. The track was recorded at Archer Avenue with All Columbia musicians- Jamie Beresford (guitar) Reggie Sullivan (bass) Fred Burrell (drums) Kenny McWilliams (all the rest you hear that is cool) and we had a fabulous work experience thanks to CVB and wizard marketing firm Post No Bills. You can read the formal press release on this website in the "news" section.

Tv add: http://www.columbiacvb.com/commercial/
Full Song: https://soundcloud.com/columbiasc/let-me-take-you-there
LEAVE A SOUNDCLOUD COMMENT! :)



Proper Music Business Management Approaches me now friends and I NEED THIS.

 Here is how you can help.  Over the years, I have worked with many of you. Please email me details on the things we have done together. I am creating a giant spreadsheet so that we can all figure out which way DMFH is going. Please take a little time and send me an email on this, and if you can remember any work I have done in your area with local artists. I cannot do this alone! My network is too vast and filled with so much love. mill6726@gmail.com

I WON A BIG-TIME SHOW appearance from 103.5 WEZL !! This prominent country music station hosted a music contest and 3 artists were chosen to open for some very influential country artists. My show is June 10th and I will be opening for two acts: Swon Brothers and Eric Pasley.

 

The two other contest winners are:

McKenna Andrews

http://www.mckennaandrews.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IcQzoLW1M4

 

Brady Smith Band

http://www.reverbnation.com/bradysmith

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcDOSPveiww  

 

We all competed with 25 acts total. The contest took place at Awendaw Green. When I was not singing I was making pizzas at our wood-fired pizza over. It was a proud day for me to win a contest, as I have never done this before. My goal with this show is to kick ass and hopefully meet artists I can write country songs with.  It's a long-shot, but I am just happy to be there.



JUNE 16-30 COSTA RICA FOR ME
Yes, I am taking my first vacation EVER in my adult life to Costa Rica. Check out ______John's FB page.  I will be playing some gigs there, but mostly, I will be chilling. Since I do not know how to do this well, I had to go to a very chill place to learn this.  I am open for house shows during my Costa times, if you guys know anyone down there.

JULY- Teaching the Children Music!
Jesse and Friends music school, along with Awendaw Green is hosting two weeks of children's music camp. Each camp is a week long. Here is the FB invite if you want to see what we are doing. (URL)

AUGUST - ONE SONG
I'm thinking of doing a tune and a video to go with it in August. Thoughts?

SEPTEMBER-
recording a CD! Wann a know more?

THANK YOU
for reading this, supporting me, and for the vast amounts of new folks on this list- WELCOME. I can't believe how much my music family is growing.  I am truly grateful to you all for caring about what I am doing.  Don't forget to write me back about anything music, and well, any stories you may have to share, I am all ears, heart and love. Let us connect and have a damn good time. Love, your music pal, DMFH

CVB song release 

Columbia Metropolitan CVB Unveils New Commercial during
National Travel and Tourism Week
 
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Wednesday, May 7, 2014) – Columbia Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is excited to announce the kickoff of their new television commercial and integrated visual marketing campaign entitled, “Let Me Take You There.”
 
“Our commercial is fun, lively, always changing and jammed pack with an energy that will most certainly aid in attracting visitors to the region,” said Bill Ellen, president and CEO of Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports and Tourism (MACST), the governing arm over Columbia Metropolitan CVB. “To remain consistent with our current marketing campaign and overall branding, we focused on the area’s popular hot spots, but to take it to the next level we introduced our city’s growing cultural trends and diversity – which proved impactful.”
 
Currently airing across the Southeast, the commercial highlights many of the regions offerings with energetic photography of various events, festivals, kid-friendly activities, outdoor adventures, music, art, culture and historical elements. The previous television commercial Columbia Metropolitan CVB created was produced five years ago.
 
“Promoting this commercial during National Travel and Tourism Week further amplifies our message that travel and tourism is not only beneficial to our region, but has great significance and is very necessary,” said Kelly Barbrey, vice president of sales and marketing for MACST. “We look forward to utilizing our new commercial and photo library in our marketing and advertising initiatives outside of the area to draw tourists to the capital region. We also hope these tools enable our local residents to share their love of Columbia, SC with friends and family.”
 
To create the television commercial, Columbia Metropolitan CVB worked alongside a group of talented local professionals. Led by advertising agency, Post No Bills, the collaborative effort included photography by Sean Rayford and Brett Flashnick, videography and editing by Dust of the Ground, and music by critically acclaimed local songstress, Danielle Howle. Howle, along with Post No Bills, wrote and produced an original song entitled, “Let Me Take You There.” This upbeat single encompasses the creative energy of our capital city.
 
“There is so much to see, do and experience throughout the Columbia, SC region,” said Ellen. “And we feel this locally developed piece highlights that wonderfully.”
 
To watch the new commercial, listen to the single, connect with our social media or to see a complete list of things to do in the Columbia region, please visit columbiacvb.com.
 
About Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism:
The Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism is a private, not-for-profit corporation funded primarily by revenue generated by visitors through accommodations taxes and is the parent organization of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and the Columbia Regional Sports Council. The mission of the Midlands Authority is to strengthen the area’s economy by marketing and selling Columbia, its accommodations, restaurants, facilities and attractions as a destination for meetings, conventions, tradeshows, special events and leisure travel. For more information, please visit www.columbiacvb.com 

Finnegan Bell Release 

Here is a not from my good friends Finnegan bell telling me about their new release. This music is WORTH checking out. they are doing so very well. 

Here is the link to iTunes for the new album (so you can put it in a lovely twitter/facebook post):
 
 
We've cracked the top 20 of the songwriters charts and the editors picked us for New and Noteworthy placement. 

SUPPORT SC ARTISTS! from DH

OWL-RATH FEST March 29- Rain Location! 

 

 

IF IF IF it rains, we will move in-doors to WATER DOG GRILL in Mount Pleasant, with a start-time of 8:30pm - midnight.

 

https://www.facebook.com/WaterDogGrill/info

 

They have a kick-ass PA and really good food, so I feel ok IF this has to happen.

 

I will post at 10am tomorrow in this event - after reviewing the weather tomorrow.

ALT plan: Water Dog Grill-

 

1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Mount Pleasant, SC 29464  phone 843-216-0990

 

YES- you can still camp.

 

YES- we have space for you to SLEEP INSIDE at AWENDAW GREEN if you are coming from out of town, and are ON THE CAMPING LIST. Any questions. Contact DANIELLE HOWLE mill6726@gmail.com.

 

 

All thoughts welcome. Xo D

RSS
This blog should be called "WTF? How amazing is my Life???AMAZING!!!"" So so shall it be! YES- it is going to a be long blog - so I have put some BOLD PRINT around items of interest in case you guys don't have time to read the whole thing.

Hey Music Friends- it's been a while and I hope you are well. The fall brings creativity and the making of things in my world. How about you? Write me and let me know. I love being inspired by you all. mill6726@gmail.com

RECORDING SESSION!
When I left Heather Lutrell's comfy Atlanta home and amazing hospitality, (after finishing my Gyrotonic pre-training,) I drove like mad  Sunday, October 19,  to Columbia, SC to record some of my new tunes. I was just in time to roll into Archer Avenue Studios the day before tracking. http://www.archeravenuestudio.com/

There, producer Kenny McWilliams and our drummer Josh Keen were setting up to get drum sounds for the new recording, which took place Monday, October 20th.

We got two tracks and they sound amazing even in the rough mix stage. I'm going to do more recordings. However this will take time and funding that I desperately need. I'm figuring out ways to fund the recording- all ideas and donations welcome!!! You will get many thanks and special gifts of unreleased material. You can also name a gift you want! Donate to this email by paypal. dmfhowle@gmail.com

A WEEK IN ATLANTA- FANTASTIC!!
Just spent a week in Atlanta, GA. The focus of my visit was Gyrotonic Pre-training. I had a wonderful experience working with master trainer Elizabeth Holland. http://elizabeth-holland.com/ If you would like to know more about this system of fitness, wellness and expansion, please visit her site and go also to www.gyrotonic.com. I truly recommend this for all ages and fitness levels.

Also, I stayed a few days with awesome musical artist Heather Lutrell who just released a CD  called "Boat Paddle"... I highly recommend all people BUY this album now. It has become the soundtrack to my life and travels! It is her best work to date. Onward my musical friend and inspiration!

 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/PossumDivaBoutique?ref=si_shop

HOUSE CONCERT TIME!!
instead of giving Christmas gifts this year- have a Danielle Howle house concert at your place!! Email me at mill6726@gmail.com for all inquiries! I am also accepting house concert offers for January and February primarliy, at this point.

 

BIG SHOW WITH MY FAVORITE ARTIST JORDAN IGOE - The Pour House

Saturday, November 28th, Come out to The Pour House and be a part of the best show I will do this year. Jordan Igoe / Sinner and Saints/ Danielle Howle + Firework Show on ONE BILL!

http://www.reverbnation.com/jordanigoe

http://sinnersandsaintsmusic.com/
 

Get tickets NOW!! http://www.charlestonpourhouse.com/schedule/


Join us on Facebook http://on.fb.me/Z0HP0O

 

SOUTH CAROLINA MUSIC GUIDE- Filming https://www.facebook.com/SouthCarolinaMusicGuide

Last August, we were chosen, along with The Ruby Brunettes to be the first filmed an recorded SC artists for "The Palmetto Sessions" a wonderful television series in the works for South Carolina Music Guide. We are anxiously awaiting the debut of this project. I'll let you know more details soon.

POW POW SOUND recordings AND others!!
Recently the band and I went into an up-and coming studio in Columbia called Pow- Pow Sound. The engineer/producer there is John Furr from MANY awesome bands. I know him best as the co-songwriter and guitar player for our band called Danielle Howle and the Tantrums.

My band tracked 5 tunes in John's studio and they sound so freakin great! I cannot wait to release them. I am trying to figure out the best ways to do this to serve the work.

OTHER SOUND RECORDINGS- Unreleased DMFH
There are so many tunes being uncovered from my old studio files that have NOT been released. Sean Kelly, engineer/producer from the  band A Fragile Tomorrow http://afragiletomorrow.com/ has graciously taken on the task of mixing these tunes to share with all of you on a special CD we want to release.

 

INTRO TO DMFH CD:

A compilation Cd of 10 songs from the 13 DH Cd's currently out there. Contribute your favorite song choices via email to help me put this together, What songs would YOU want music lovers YOU know to heart first out of my catalog? I need your guidance.