The Danberrys full band shows in Nashville created such a buzz that other musicians began to appear at the back of the room to check out what all the fuss was about. In that town, it’s always a sign that there’s something real good happening.
Of course, at the heart of The Danberrys is the Tennessee-born couple of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel – a meant-to-be-together pairing from East Nashville. Since teaming up, they had already caused pulses to race and hearts to flutter with their rock-solid duo performances. Drawing deep from the traditions of bluegrass, old-time country, blues, and funk/soul, the song-writing and delivery is powered by raw emotion, great vocal harmonies, and dynamic musicianship.
The couple’s musical magic springs from a relationship that started when they were just teenagers. They dated in high school, and eventually went their separate ways – until fate played its hand one day in Cookeville, Tenn. In their years apart, Dorothy had created a sound for herself that inspired Ben, and soon, they re-connected and began gaining attention for all the right reasons. Dorothy, a devotee of soul and blues music offered an interesting pairing for Ben’s love of bluegrass, rock and country and they found middle ground – their common interest in folk music.
Now, after nearly ten years of marriage, they bring to their artistry a humble sense of wonder and emotional sincerity rooted in a relationship that has always been strong even when they’ve been apart.
Their first record, Company Store, was released in April 2011 and won the People’s Choice Independent Music Award for Best EP, securing them a prized slot at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Spurred on by the success of that release, in 2013, their follow-up album, The Danberrys, won them two additional Independent Music Award nominations for Best Americana Album and Best Alt. Country Song.
This new album, Give & Receive, was produced by Ethan Ballinger (Lee Ann Womack, Tim O’Brien) at Nashville’s Southern Ground Studios (Zac Brown, The Wood Brothers, Foo Fighters). The ten original songs on this offering provide a passageway and safe haven for the engaged listener to explore emotions that are universally felt.
The musical landscape of this album reveals a broader palette of moods and sounds than existed on previous recordings, reflecting the natural growth and development of two souls on a truly courageous and honest journey.
Give & Receive is released in the UK on June 17th.