This is the first installment of my new series “Awendaw Green Moments”! I have a piano problem! How will I move this monstrous beauty from the baby house to the barn jam?? I don’t know!!!!!
Hello fellow music humans!
FOR YOU GUYS!!!! It's time for house concert season in my world so book it now by emailing me on this site.
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:
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.
Greetings music friends!
The two other contest winners are:
Brady Smith Band
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.
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All thoughts welcome. Xo D
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
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."
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.
RECENT Columbia, SC Shows.
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:
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/
For more information, visit uucoffeehouse.org.
Hello music friends,
My world is jumping with love and good music times, thanks to you humans getting out to see us these last few months. So happy to see you again and sing for ya!
MARCH15 Danielle Howle + Firework Show has an opportunity to play at SXSW in Austin, TX. The showcase is being presented by a label called Mpress records http://www.mpressrecords.com/news.php
which we truly love. And wish to be a part of. Tell everyone to come to this show and love this showcase. And all artists there. DO IT! You will enjoy all the musicians there, so stay the whole time. Block the night out to be at mpress. YES- A Fragile Tomorrow will be playing! http://afragiletomorrow.com/news
Saturday, March 15, 2014
12:00 - 5:30 pm
MPressFest SXSW 2014
217 E. 6th St.