MILL VALLEY, CA (Top40 Charts/ Mark Pucci Media)
Click and the Americana Orchestra will perform a very special evening of music at 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley on Friday, October 28, at 8PM. Joining the San Rafael-based Click will be special guests Bonnie Hayes, Tracy Blackman, Adrienne Biggs, Rebecca Roudman, and Don Bassey; and the entire event will be filmed and recorded for an upcoming high-definition DVD release. Danny
Click's new CD is titled Life Is A Good Place.
$18 General Admission, $21 General Day of Show
$25 Reserved Seating
Since its release, Life Is A Good Place has been generating considerable international airplay at Americana radio and rave reviews from the critics. In an earlier review, Guitar Player Magazine said of Danny
Click, "...lots of artists try to do the same thing, but Click gets into the heart of the matter with honesty and passion." "...Whatever Americana turns out to be, Click will definitely fall within its boundaries, and may even help to expand them outward a little bit," said The Austin Chronicle.
Click's sound is a refreshing return to smart, sassy blues-inflected rock and roll. Think Tom Petty
crossed with John Mellencamp, spiced with the southern tradition of Lucinda Williams
and John Hiatt. Add to that Click's searing guitar (he's been called an "unsung guitar hero" - Austin American Statesman), reminiscent of Stevie Ray Vaughan and David
Lindley, and you've got a winning mix. Yet Click doesn't just pay tribute to his musical heroes, he offers up his own emotionally compelling vision, one that puts him comfortably in their company.
Click grew up in a small town outside Indianapolis, the youngest of nine children in a working class family. One of his earliest memories is of listening to his mother play slide guitar using a butter knife while she held the guitar flat on her lap. Click first picked up his older brother's guitar when he was six and by the time he was in high school he was gigging around the area in his older sister's country band, covering tunes by Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson
at VFW halls and other local venues.
During the '90s, Click honed his skills in bands throughout the Midwest before discovering a love of the blues. After immersing himself in the musical traditions of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and other giants of southern blues, Click felt the pull of the Austin scene, which was bursting with the energy of Eric Johnson, Lucinda Williams, and the legend of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Not long after arriving in Austin, Click put together a three-piece blues-rock outfit known as Danny
and the Hurricanes, which quickly built a devoted local following.
After many years in Austin, Danny
Click re-located to the west coast and has been based in San Rafael, California for the past few years. As Click's local reputation has spread, his band performances have become must-hear shows in the San Francisco Bay Area. At one recent club date, the legendary Carlos Santana
(who's become a fan of the band), after watching the first set, proceeded to pick up a guitar and jam with Danny's group for 15 minutes of blazing blues, joined by his wife Cindy Blackman on drums.
With three previous internationally-released albums to his credit, his latest CD, Life Is A Good Place, resonates with all who value amazing song writing alongside the resulting maturity of years on the road. Life Is A Good Place lands Click squarely in the upper echelon musically and lyrically. His songwriting continues in the tradition of the Texas
greats; wide open songs with a dose of hope for all the people who hear them. His singing and live performances are equally compelling, calling to mind Chris Whitley, Tom Petty
and Jackson Browne. An eclectic mix to say the least.
Life Is A Good Place showcases Danny
Click in top form, surrounded by stellar musicians including Mark Goldenberg (Jackson Browne) on Hammond B3; Kevin
McCormick (Jackson Browne) on bass; Mario
Calire (OzoMatli, Wallflowers) on drums; Greg Leisz (Emmylou Harris, Bill Frisell) on lap steel and pedal steel; and Julieann Banks, Annie
Burns and Tracy Grammer on vocal harmonies. Mixed by Brian Scheuble (Sheryl Crow, John Mayer) and mastered by Joe Gastwirt (Tom Petty, Grateful Dead, Patti Griffin), this record is a sonic gem.
This album is a heartfelt collection of songs of struggle and redemption. The stories lead us seamlessly through a range of emotions that closely follows the highs and lows of life itself. Life Is A Good Place evokes both a profound sense of loss and the wonder of transformation. Danny
Click's songwriting continues in the tradition of the Texas
greats: wide open songs with a dose of hope for all who hear them. The new album puts Click squarely in the upper echelon musically and lyrically. From its radio perfect songs to the sparse stories taken from real life, it leaves you filled with hope and new respect for the human condition.
So put it on, sit back, and brace yourself.
Click - Life Is A Good Place - DogStar Records, distributed nationally by Burnside Distribution www.dannyclick.com