Spanning a musical life with hardcore beginnings, to the somber strings of his acoustic guitar in his country-folk infused solo project, Spencer Burton is a mainstay musical virtuoso.
Releasing simply under his own name, his new album (and his third solo offering) was produced with Daniel Romano — it will come out on Dine Alone Records this fall.
What one could suggest as being a Soul-inspired, captivating experience, Joshua is a singer/songwriter who mingles catchy clever lines and infectious vocals in the company of playful story telling. With a nod to “Motown”, Joshua Smith captures tradition and folk-friendly modernism with his songwriting prowess.
Only 50 seats available for this show, so get your tix before they are gone! Tickets are now onsale and available online @ https://danielromanooct11.eventbrite.ca or at Streaming Cafe or Mosiac Books locations
DANIEL ROMANO TAKES MOSEY MUSIC ON THE ROAD: FALL 2013 TOUR DATES WITH THE TRILLIUMS.
“Cause where there’s riches, There’s a hardship.”
The King of Mosey takes his show on the road this fall, with a series of headline appearances across Canada with The Trilliums as backing band and numerous special guests at stops along the way.
Daniel Romano’s Polaris Long Listed album, Come Cry With Me, marked his full-blown evolution as a classic country artist from head to toe. Romano’s aesthetic goes beyond mimesis; there’s an elusive, singular quality to his songwriting that makes his music impossible to classify as simply revivalist or retro. A recent feature on “6 Canadian Artists Helping To Save Country Music” (a piece that includes Corb Lund and The Sadies) points to the unique effect that Daniel Romano’s music has on the listener: “But Romano is not a neo-traditionalist in the traditional sense. He’s not trying to regale the modern ear with a new take on the classic country sound. Instead he is like the method actor of classic country, carving out his niche by offering a strict interpretation of classic country’s modes with striking accuracy.” Read the full story here – http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/6-canadian-artists-helping-to-save-country-music
Daniel is in the process of making a new live EP for sale exclusively while on tour. The EP will feature new versions of songs from both Come Cry With Me and Sleep Beneath The Willow, as well as unreleased material he has recorded since.
Get a sneak peek of a new song, “Hardship,” in this stark, striking video courtesy of Massey Hall
Mosey music is a study in contrasts. There’s glitz and grit, reveling and wallowing, wretchedness and showmanship. Mosey music’s pioneers wore their battered hearts on sequined sleeves. From Bakersfield to Galveston, the legends traded their tragicomic highs and lows for gold records and white Cadillacs. But that was then; the days of Buckaroos, Nudie Suits and various Hanks are over, save for the museum displays. To quote a George Jones title track, “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?”
Enter Daniel Romano, a songwriter who delivers mosey croonin’ and hard luck storytelling. While references to marquee names like Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard are apparent in Romano’s music, the obvious influences certainly don’t demystify his talent. Romano works with equal parts authenticity and creativity, and his musical world is rich with archetypes and archrivals, wry observations and earnest confessions.
Romano’s solo debut, Workin’ For The Music Man (2010) announced a new artistic bearing. The follow-up, Sleep Beneath The Willow, was pure honky tonk poetry, and again received impressive response from all corners. The “dreamy homage to a bygone country-music era” (Globe & Mail) made the Polaris Long List, and solidified Romano’s reputation as a solo artist.
Come Cry With Me furthers his Mosey aesthetic, musical and visual. Again self-produced and played, for the most part, by himself, Romano’s new album continues with themes of bad choices, hard times, boozing and losing. Amidst the tales of woebegone orphans, family knots and broken hearts, there are spoken word yarns that recall Hank Williams-as-Luke The Drifter. Romano’s deep rumbling baritone vocal dips serve, conversely, to lighten the mood, leaving no doubt that this artist knows how to deliver a punch line.
Come Cry With Me was released on Normaltown Records on January 22, 2013.