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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.

SXSW just saying 

JUST SAYING

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!

 

BIG NEWS

March/SXSW

 

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

Soho Lounge

217 E. 6th St.

Austin, TX

SXSW 

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!

 

BIG NEWS

March/SXSW

 

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. 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

Soho Lounge

217 E. 6th St.

Austin, TX

Holiday Love 

 

Howdy Music Friends,

 

Just sitting here listening to this amazing tune.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?hl=en#inbox/142e3fbb9acb9c78?projector=1

And I got to thinking about you all and wanted to say Happy Holidays.
 

We, producer Alan Moon, of Front End Audio http://www.frontendaudio.com/

are almost finished with the Christmas song I tracked in their studio with Reggie Sullivan. http://www.reverbnation.com/page_object/page_object_photos/artist_2361320?sel_photo_id=8703901&onphotoview=increment_lp_photo_views

THANK YOU TO ALL in attendance for DECEMBER 14th show at Cicular Congregational Church in downtown Charleston, when we had the honor of opening up for super talents Sara Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irions. Our band Danielle Howle + Firework Show really enjoyed being with Johnny and Sarah Lee and all their awesome fans.

Thanks to Suncoast Promotions https://www.facebook.com/pages/SUNCOAST-PROMOTIONS-LLC/112447513477

and Awendaw Green https://www.facebook.com/awendawgreen

for putting on this amazing show and allowing us to be a part of it. Awendaw Green's Engineer in Residence, Nat Mundy, did a live recording of our performance. We will let you know when it is ready for you to listen in! BIGGEST THANKS TO OUR NEW AG MEMBERS who drove their asses off i nthe rain with some gear we needed to make this recording happen. You know who you are and I am forever grateful.

In the mean time, We wish to share one of our proudest musical moments at Woodshed Arichive in Columbia, SC, from back in October. This recording will let you know where our music is right now.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?hl=en#inbox/142e3fbb9acb9c78?projector=1

We truly appreciated our time at The Woodshed with the talented staff there and devoted fans. You too can support Woodshed Archive on their site. Donations keep their gear and efforts moving forward. This is the PREMIER live venue broadcasting on the world stage for South Carolina's fine talent. Joining this organization is free and you can be on the cutting egde of what is happenning in our beautiful state.

I am so porud of all my musical friends and musicians I play with for being so very awesome, authentic and beautiful. Thank you all for being a part of my life and helping me through a tough year. I lost all my gear in a bad car wreck and nearly lost my life. I continue to eundure physical and financial set-backs, but having you all telling me how much you love me and coming to see me play is great healing. Send prayers and love to me that my used car will be repaired soon so that I may continue to tour and get myself around. I bought what I could NOT afford and I am worried that this car has seen better days. Here is a link for gear donations. http://www.daniellehowle.com/buy-music

I need an agel right now.

On a lighter note: Swamp Sessions Songwriter Retreat Jan 17-20 is nearly sold out, so please get your tuition paid and Swamp Live Show tickets purchased. http://swampsessions.com/swamp-sessions-songwriters-retreat/

We will be doing a spring songwriting retreat April 4-6 so stay tuned for details. Caroline Aiken http://www.carolineaiken.com/home.html

WILL be teaching at this event, so please writers, do not miss out on a life changing songwriting experience. Ms. Aiken has taught all around the WORLD and there is no one we trust more to bring out the best of music in the students than this fine, world class artist.

Swamp Sessions is held in a solar powered house on 100 acres in the Middle of The Francis Marion National Forest. In this pristeen wilderness area, we get to work and become one with nature and ourselves. 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 preserve and cultivate musicianship, sustainable energy, and the natural lands in our lovely state.

Now, with all that said, know I love you very much and am so very grateful to be in your lives. May your days be filled with Love, Light and Music, Danielle Howle

November 8th weekend music time 


 
 
 
 
Greetings music neighbors,

I'm so happy to be playing with Bret Mosley in our duo called
Howle + Mosley https://www.facebook.com/howlemosley

on Friday, November 8th at Conundrum Music Hall
with The Mary Chasers https://www.facebook.com/events/514013692024444/?ref=22

We will have a chance to play our full set, so come on out and watch the show. Check out Bret Mosley's new CD on Bandcamp. http://bretmosley.bandcamp.com/

On Saturday, November 9th we will play a short set at Columbia's 19th Blues Festival. Please come out early. We are the first act and play at Noon- 12:40. Scroll on down and see the line-up on the flyer. It's pretty exciting.
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