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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

New Danielle Howle CD and magic music adventures that you can enjoy 

 

Greetings Music Friends,

Thank you to our new DH.com list members, and those who have been here for us. I love you and appreciate your support. This si going to be a long update and I hope you are as excited as I am as you read. Hope you keep scrolling through because I have a TON of good things going on and really wish to share.

MOST important: Danielle Howle + Firework Show are making a new recordings for you. It is going well. I will have more news soon.

 

Second is: SXSW – SEND PEOPLE TO SEE US- SHARE FROM OUR WEBSITE on tour dates page OR through FB

Danielle Howle + Firework show are going to SXSW music conference in Austin, TX this week to play: We could sure use your help t ospread the word and well, if you feel like donating, o it on this website under the “equipment fund” and leave us a note. We give musical gifts back!

 

03/14 Fri March 14 @ 2nd Annual Awnry Girl Productions' SXOB (South By Oskar Blues) DH+FWS set is 4:15-5:00pm Check out the whole showcase:

Saturday, March 15 MPressrecords Showcase: DH+FWS set 12:00 NOOOOON pm – 12:30pm Soho Lounge 217 E 6th St. (between San Jacinto & Brazos)

Check out the whole showcase! Another Cahrleston- based band, A Fragile Tomorrow www.afragiletomorrow.com plays right after us! In Fact, they are giving one of our band members a ride down because they care. AND their drummer Dom Kelly is sitting in on our showcase.

My goal with this conference is to re-connect with old music friends & family, and enjoy meeting new people. IF you want to know what music I will be seeing and hearing, connect with me on TWITTER @daniellehowle.com :) I feel like the luckiest artist in the world right now.

 

Other SXSW BAD-assness

Most honored and award-winning Austin jazz musician Jeff Lofton, has 3 gigs during SXSW!!Foremost of these, is Jeff was invited to perform at SXSW as part of the Great Texas Acts. This is his fourth year to perform at SXSW. Check a show out and write to me about it. www.JeffLofton.com

facebook.com/jeffloftonquarte @JeffLofton

Thursdays 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Ruth's Chris Steak House in the Lounge107 West 6th St. at Congress

Thursday, March 13, 1:00 AM SXSW Official Showcase Jeff Lofton QuartetElephant Room315 S. Congress Ave. Free to SXSW Badge Holders

Friday, March 14, 1:00 PM Blackfinger Day Party - Day 2 Jeff Lofton Electric Thang Dogwood Austin 716 W. 6th Street Free; 12 noon - 12 midnight 

More about Jeff Lofton:

Winner "Best Jazz Band" 2010-11 Austin Music Awards

"Jazz to the People" - Top 9 Austin Albums of 2009 - Austin Chronicle

 

"... a veritable jazz virtuoso. Comparisons are frequently made to Miles Davis

and rightfully so. Lofton’s take on standards frequently astounds,

and his originals are equally delicious."

  • NPR-affiliate KUT / KUTX, Austin


SE Folk Alliance May 15-17

I'm really excited to attend the Southeastern Folk Alliance Conference in Montreat, NC for the very first time. http://www.serfa.org My goal with this conference is to have meaningful musical experiences with the artists there, whether listening or jamming. Many great writers, players and performers will be there from all over the dang country and beyond. This is the first time in my musical career I will be able to stay on-site at a music conference while it is going on. My Mentor, Caroline Aiken www.carolineaiken.com insisted I do this for myself. Some of you may know her work. I have included her website in case you need new music that will blown your mind. Enjoy!

SWAMP SESSIONS Songwriter's Retreat April 4-7, 2014

Swamp Sessions is presented by Awendaw Green www.awendawgreen.com and designed with great care to bring educational and connective opportunities to artists in a pristine, natural setting on solar power. We wish to inspire, preserve and cultivate musicianship, sustainable energy, and the natural lands in our lovely state.

Please check out our invite for detailed info! https://www.facebook.com/events/545689312216802/

To see the Swamphouse: https://www.facebook.com/swampsessions?ref

To reserve your place by paypal: www.swampsessions.com

Teachers: Caroline Aiken www.carolineaiken.com/

Danielle Howle and Zach Bodtorf from Firework Show

If you would like to support Swamp Sessions in any way, please contact Danielle Howle through this website. We need your support to make this happen.

MY BIRTHDAY GIG is a festival https://www.facebook.com/events/569376236491400/ Buy tickets on my website. Camp with us- be free!

RECENT Columbia, SC Shows.
HUGE FUN and great times. THANK YOU to all of the promoters and fans that came to see us from Little Yellow House Concert on through to Mardi Gras Festival at City Roots. Doing these gigs and recording with John Furr at Pow_Pow_ Sound was so huge and perfect for us all. Love to all music friends. DMFH

UU Conffee House show- very excited 

RESERVATIONS: 803.200.2824 & at www.uucoffeehouse.org
Saturday, February 22nd
Daniele Howle and Chris Compton at the UU Coffeehouse
Free Times BEST OF 2013 winners come together for a concert at UU Coffee House.
Danielle Howle and Chris Compton, winners of BEST Solo Artists in Free Times 2013 poll come to UU Coffeehouse, an intimate setting, with their FULL BAND ensembles Saturday, February 22nd. Chris will be with his band, The Ruby Brunettes, and Danielle will have her band, + Firework Show.
Doors open at 7:00 PM – Melissa Mummert performs on the Side Stage.
8:00pm The Ruby Brunettes
9:00pm Danielle Howle + Firework Show
STUDENT AND MUSICIAN Q&A Session to follow the show. Talk, ask and hang with the performers from the show. Learn insider info. Share your experiences. BE in your arts community!
Danielle Howle says: “We are honored to be a part of the long-standing, nationally respected UU Coffee House concert series. The UU brings many national and local acts together to create amazing and fulfilling musical listening room experiences for fans and artists. The UU has a respected presence in our community and should be supported. It is the best series in Columbia, SC.”
Hear Danielle's Music:
http://woodshedarchive.org/event/dhb2013-10-24/
https://www.presskit.to/daniellehowlefireworkshow#about
The Ruby Brunettes
You probably know this band as “Chris Compton & The Ruby Brunettes.” They now go as “The Ruby Brunettes” but it’s the same talented melodic original song-writing and performing group that has drawn the comment from Free Times contributor Mike Miller, “If there’s a grand master of songwriting on the Columbia music scene, it’s Chris Compton.”
The UU Coffeehouse listening room is located at 2701 Heyward Street, the corner of Heyward and Woodrow Streets, in Shandon.
Tickets are $15 for adults with a reservation, or $17 at the door. High school and college students are $3. Children through 8th grade are free.
In the kitchen: Coffee, homemade desserts, tea, sodas…BYOB for your preferred beverages not available in the kitchen.
JOIN US ON FB (https://www.facebook.com/UUCoffeehouse)
For more information, visit uucoffeehouse.org.
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