Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tonight: Danielle Howle at The White Mule

By Shelby Sachs

Several artists choose to follow the path that others tell them to lead. Danielle Howle, however, chooses to make her own path and this is very evident in not only her music, but how she lives her life as well.
Her latest album, Swamp Sessions, proved why Howle is truly one of a kind. Recorded deep in the national forest at Francis Marion, she drew inspiration from the swamp and everything it encompassed. She recorded her entire album with the help of friend and producer Mark Bryan, of Hootie and The Blowfish, while staying in a solar powered house next to the Echaw Creek. Swamp Sessions, much like Howle, is making history as it is the first album in South Carolina recorded using solar power.
Danielle Howle has played with the legendary likes of the Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco, Elliott Smith, and has opened for such artists as Bob Dylan and Fugazi. On top of that, she played the Lilith Fair, created by acclaimed artist Sarah McLachlan.
Recently, you can find Howle taking a back seat on writing her own music for a short hiatus as she is enjoying producing music for such bands as A Fragile Tomorrow and Ten Toes Up. On top of this, she recently was asked by popular TV show “Army Wives” to play back-up guitars for the songwriter for Five For Fighting.
On April 12, The White Mule is proud to present Danielle Howle along with Rachael Sage, an award-winning New York songwriter. The show starts at 7 p.m., and if this show is anything like Howle’s last show, it is certain to pack out.

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