Danny Golden is a singer/songwriter, a rock and roller and a lifelong searcher for truth and people to share it with. He says the artist’s job is to investigate the depths of our world and bring some meaning back to the surface. His music is an antidote to the status quo; the trendy internet fads we inhale like a fruity pebble flavored vape pen until the flavor runs out and we need a new fix. In a world of artists selling you their projected images of hip, Golden’s music invites you to real connection on a human level.
His latest album, Old Love, is his exploration of relationships, of the situations we all find ourselves in when we let somebody into our life. It’s an investigation of the ancient binding force that has both inspired and confused us since the world began. It’s about clear cut signs and gray areas. It’s about facing the daunting power of love and taking it head on. It’s about the potential to be overwhelmed by that same love and walk away. It’s about figuring out your path and interacting with the temptations and distractions that get more fun and better looking every day.
His amazing backing band are Spencer Garland (Black Pumas, Matthew Logan Vasquez, PR Newman), Jeff Olson (White Denim, Balmorhea) and Brendan Bond (Glorietta, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Golden Dawn Arkestra). Insert lifelong best friend and collaborator Ben Brown on lead guitar. Add producer John Michael Landon and help from a few friends including Mary Bryce (SMiiLE) and Evan Kaspar (Mother Falcon) and you have the full roster for the album.
Danny Golden’s music is an invitation to look at life through the artist’s eyes, to see more, and to see more clearly.
official website: http://www.dannygolden.com
Marty's review: Danny Golden's approach to his music is delivered with an honesty and integrity that is often rare in many contemporary artists. His lyrics are introspective, heartfelt and offer the listener a window into his views and experiences of his life. The instrumentation is tight and masterful without being over-produced which makes the album essential listening and a feel-good experience.