Influences: Bruce Molsky, The Wailin Jennys, My Brightest Diamond, Gillian Welch, Andrew Bird, Florence and the Machine, Aioffe O'Donovan, First Aid Kit, Show Ponies, I’m With Her, Bjork, Imogen Heap, Kenny Baker, Hanneke Cassel, Feist, Crooked Still, Glen Hansard, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Local Natives, Patrick Watson, Brittany Hass, Darol Anger, Jay Ungar, Mark O’Connor, David Grisman, Tony Rice,
I am a classical violinist, turned opera singer, turned folky fiddle player. Lots of interesting music was played along the journey to get here. I love playing bluegrass and old timey music. I have really enjoyed the social aspect that this style of music allows. I also love playing lush pretty string arrangements to cool singer-songwriter type music. And singing! I still sing.
I’m excited to be doing FAWM for the second time! Unfortunately I had to skip last year since I was pregnant and feeling pretty nauseous at the time! Anyway, there is lots of great inspiration for my writing this year since I am moving from New York to Australia in five months! Just hoping I can find enough time with not one but TWO little ones under the age of three running about! Looking forward to another fun month of FAWM! Would love to collaborate if you’re keen to! 😁
|#3||9000 Miles @tan482||
|#4||Careless Wave ft. Dani @asladders||
|#6||Waves (with demo!) @tan482||
|#7||Pieces Of People That We Know ft. Dani @asladders||
|#8||Burden of Me||
|#9||If I Sang ft. Dani @asladders||
|#10||Once Again @tan482||
|#11||Lullaby for Ewan||
|#12||It's Sound ft. Dani (Video) @asladders||
|#13||Maybe It Could Be Better||
|#14||Home On Earth @tan482||
Hi Dani! Great question. I mean to keep that main vocal line solo, all alone, but supported by strings (human-like but still foreign and not fully "able" to relate). The strings would externalize the emotions of the singer to the outside world which (s)he might not otherwise be able to express. A truly doubled vocal or harmony to me reinforces the legitimacy and force of the message (i.e. "WE all say this"), which I feel detracts from the ideal representation of the very introspective message of "Maybe It Could Be Better." With the support of the strings, sustained and not necessarily following the rhythm of the melody, the piano might not even be necessary. Another option, very different (and less likely to occur since you have the string skills necessary for the last vision as a violinist), would be something along the lines of "Hide and Seek," where Imogen Heap uses thick harmony, but the harmonies are clearly robotic, which I feel supports the same concept of incomplete similarity that the strings provide. Kind of like a friend not knowing how you feel (in getting these texts), but being there, not fully sure how to relate or console. Just my two cents. 😀
haha .. lol.. for me it was all about trying to make myself get out of the dirt.. from a break up and from big changes in my life.. If I would write only sad songs I thought it would also influence my fragile heart situation.. Hope all is well with you though and you are strong as a lion! Love your voice..
Thanks for listening and commenting on my FAWM songs this month . I really appreciate it .
And thanks so much for recommending it to the Recommended Song Thread! 😀
Thanks so much for your kind words on "Pick a Fight." I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Aw shucks, thank you for the recommend! Very nice of you
Thanks for your comment on the Wonderful Phrases of You! It was a nice quick one to create, it wrote itself really!
Thanks! It's been quite the journey for me.
Thanks for your comment on me and Sean's "The Climb".
I see you mention Brittany Haas as an influence. Have you ever been to one of the fiddle camps her sister does with Alasdair Fraser. I used to go the one in Spain every year for five years. A truly life changing experience.
Hey, I pulled that harp riff from one of my songs, "Am I the Right Guy". It was interesting to hear it on its own, but it's fun to hear it in the context of a song.
Thanks for commenting on JOI. Yeah, the arrangement of that one is going to be...a challenge. I'm hopeful I can do it justice.
Thanks for your comments! Much appreciated.
You're welcome, I'm glad you appreciated my little advice!
Dani you rock!!! Keep going!!
Hey thank you! Here's to fiddle power!
Thanks for swinging by and commenting... and I just got an email from you... be right back!
Looks like you've been knockin' 'em out of the park....Congrats on your great work....
Thanks so much for your kind comments on "Everybody Knows." Really appreciate it.
No problem Dani keep going this month you're awesome!!
Thank you very much for the comments on "Sleepless"! And yeah, I think rock and metal is still closest to the heart but really anything good I hear inspires me, I listen quite broadly nowadays 😀
Thanks for your comment on "make you mine". As you said, it was fun to into a studio and properly mix it afterwards. I hope you can do the same, as you Sound really keen on it. I think your Songs are well crafted and they deserve a beautiful recording!
Thanks so much for your comment on 'stay' Dani, had fun playing that bass line so glad you appreciate it!
Thanks for your comment on Deviled Eggs! It's a bit more upbeat than the songs I normally write, but it was a lot of fun. I love your list of influences, by the way!
Thanks Dani for listening and your kind words on my song 'it's starting to get interesting now '. I appreciate it ! 😊🙏
Thanks so much Danni. I have to say that isn't my usual sound but strange things happen in FAWM! although i not sure what my usual sound is 😉 . Hope you have a restful night tonight
Wakeful Night, in D right? (...two chords?) I pulled the banjo out and messed around and a song of my own sort of fell out! Thanks for the inspiration... I'll keep messing about and will def let you know : ) btw, my oldest (13) was 1 when I first started fawming... I definitely sleep more now, hang in there!!
Thanks so much for listening! Looking forward to hearing the rest of your FAWM.
Thanks for the kind words Dani 😀
That's amazing! I'm looking forward to the collaboration.
Hey dear dani. Thanks for the comment on my song "After you bleed". hope you are not struggling to write your second song.
Thanks for taking a listen to my tune(s)! Could you to take a quick listen to my song, 'Careless Wave'. Do you do collaborations via FAWM on violin?
Also, regarding tribute to your Grandmother: Very charming. I like the orchestration of the violin, playing and plucking along at a quick pace.
Hi Dani, fellow Brooklynite!
Thanks Dani! It's also very "Dulcet"! We will have lots to play together soon 😀
Hi, have a great FAWM!
Nice to meet you, Dani. All the best to you too!
Thank you and the same to you... Not long now! 😁🙌
Hi there Dani - nice to see you here. You've got a lot going on! Good luck with the upcoming move! And enjoy every sind with those kiddos... Time flies quickly. 😀
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Hi Dani, have a nice Winter.
welcome back and great to see another NY'er (at least for the next few months) here!
Hi Dani..... So good to see you back!....
Wow, that's quite a musical journey in your bio. I hope that FAWM is satisfying for you. I'm glad that you are here.
Hi everyone ! I’m so excited to do FAWM again this year! I’m also really looking forward to hearing all of your music and/or collaborating! YAY!
Really great to hear you are taking parte this year! Yay!
Hi Dani! Welcome to FAWM!
Hey let's be awesome this year!