About Destiny Records' Recording Artist
This TEXAS SINGER/SONGWRITER may be the best kept SECRET in the music
business. Leaving high school in Fort Worth, Texas, DEBBIE DANILOW was
drawn to the music which had always been in her heart. Striking up a
relationship in 1967 with The Doors, she never dreamed of the journey
that lay ahead of her.
She had been working with a Fort Worth based promotional company booking
national tours for various artists and she became convinced that it was
time to leave Texas. In California, she developed relationships with
Michael Bloomfield, The Grateful Dead, Traffic, The Who, Blue Cheer,
Nick St. Nicholas of Steppenwolf, Savoy Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy
Miles, Janis Joplin, and many other artists in Haight-Ashbury.
She went on to do some modeling and television production, but stayed
involved in the recording scene working with Lee Housekeeper, Steve
Cropper (the Blues Brothers guitarist), and Blaire Ahronson. All along,
she kept writing songs and the last catalog had over 300 titles. One of
her songs popped up on an album from John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers.
She came back to Texas for a while and ran a blues club, featuring
talent from all over the state.
Then, from 1983-85, she teamed up with songwriter Jerry Williams and
headed out to Malibu to work at ShangriLa Studios, the one
Bob Dylan and The Band built. While there, she worked intimately with
Bonnie Raitt, Tom Scott, Mick Fleetwood, Mickey Raphael, Stephen Bruton,
Billy Burnette, and others. After that, her priorities changed for a
time as she found that her sobriety and spiritual health were more
important than her career, so she has been quietly singing in small
clubs and at jazz festivals for the last few years. But she has also
established her own groups, 'Jazz Talk' and 'Soul Full O' Jazz',
produced an album which sold out at the Chicago Blues Festival in 1986
and appeared as a guest artist on the recordings of several local jazz
Her current album, 'Primordial Heart', is her solo DEBUT, featuring her
own compositions, written, sung and produced by herself, and will be
released for Internet sales at www.debbiedanilow.com. Debbie's style is
hard to "pigeon-hole". It is deeply steeped in the roots of Texas blues,
but has a significant dose of LA funk.
Then, every once in a while, you
pick up threads of influences as diverse as Michel LeGrande, John
Coltrane, and Ben Webster. Her melodies are captivating and expressive,
with rhythmic deviations that keep her arrangers up at night.
Her lyrics are, at once, naively simple and subtly pensive. The result
is a unique style of music all her own called 'Pure Enjoyment'.
Look for Debbie's autobiography in 2005, chronicalling her spiritual
journey this lifetime.