Danny Michel

Danny Michel, multiple Juno Award nominee, treasured songwriter, David Suzuki-approved green strummer and quiet do-gooder, comes to Six Shooter Records as a longtime All Time label favourite.

Danny’s new album, his 10th, Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me, dives into the waves of Belize’s musical deep, featuring Maya guitar, turtle shells, donkey jaw-bone, and traditional Garifuna segunda & primero drums. The album cultivates lush rhythms and sounds, the perfect backdrop for Michel’s eloquently buoyant songwriting style. To make the record, Danny relocated from the Golden Horseshoe to the the foot of the Xunantunich mayan ruins in Benque Viejo del Carmen. There, he teamed up with members of the Garifuna Collective, The Benque Players, and pioneering producer Ivan Duran at Stonetree Records, a label/studio that has been instrumental in bringing the Belizean sound to the world.

Spend two minutes with Danny in Belize in this new video here

Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, Danny founded the DM Ocean Academy Fund to provide scholarship money for students of the Caye Culker Ocean Academy, the very first high school on Caye Caulker, a coral island off the coast of Belize. With the help of fan-sourcing, Danny reached his goal, raising more than $30,000 in the first year. For more details on The Danny Michel Ocean Academy Fund, go to http://www.dannymichel.com/OAfund/OAfund.html

Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me saturates Danny’s wholehearted imagery in a rich tropical palette, and shows unreserved artistic commitment to the experience. Six Shooter Records is proud to release Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me on September 18, 2012.


TOUR DATES:

Aug 12 Boots and Hearts Music Festival, Bowmanville, ON
Aug 25-26 Pefferlaw, ON, Eaglewood Folk Festival (solo)

Sept 06 Ottawa Folk Festival, Ottawa, ON

Oct 05 Mülheim, Germany, Leibecke Concert Series
Oct 07 Amsterdam, Holland, The Backstage Hotel
Oct 10 Hamburg – Knust Germany
Oct 11 Berlin – Frannzclub – Kulturbrauerei Germany
Oct 13 Sylt – Kulturhaus Germany
Oct 14 Münster – Fachwerk Germany
Oct 15 Köln – Stadtgarten Germany
Oct 16 Wiesbaden – Walhalla Spiegelsaal Germany
Oct 17 Tübingen – Zimmertheater Germany
Oct 18 Innsbruck – Bäckerei Austria
Oct 19 Linz – Posthof Austria
Oct 20 Halle – Objekt 5 Germany
Oct 30 Courtenay, BC Joe’s Garage (solo show)

Nov 01 Victoria, BC tba (solo show)
Nov 02 Kelowna, BC Rotary Centre for the Arts (trio band)
Nov 04 Vancouver, BC Centennial Theatre Centre (trio band)
Nov 05 Lethbridge, AB The Slice (trio band)
Nov 06 Lethbridge, AB The Slice (trio band)
Nov 07 tba (trio band)
Nov 08 Communitea Café Canmore, AB (trio band)
Nov 09 St. Albert/Edmonton AB, The Arden Theatre (trio band)
Nov 10 The Ironwood, Calgary AB (trio band)
Nov 11 The Ironwood, Calgary AB (trio band)
Nov 13 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Center (trio band)

Dec 08 Toronto, THE BIG SHOW! TBA
Danny Michel & The Magnificent Seven