Special guest - Eli Fox
Wednesday, December 19th
All Ages | 8pm | FREE
MASSKUS Productions is proud to present CMT sweetheart and Nashville Artist, Danielle Johnson. She will appear at Knoxville’s finest Listening Room, THE OPEN CHORD, in West Knoxville. She will perform with her band on Wednesday December 19. Showtime beginning at 8pm. Arrive early as the Band is using this opportunity to tune up their recent original EP work for a New Year Show at the Iridium Room in New York City.
”Danielle’s a breath of fresh air. Her voice is as clear as mountain water. The songs she sings have depth of character and meaning. It’s been so much fun being a small part of her musical journey. “
- Mike Dekle, Songwriter
“At our writers-pitch meeting Danielle came in and sang acapella and blew us all away. “
– Jennifer Denmark, Curb Music
“It’s not every young person with her kind of talent who is humble enough to want to learn, to want to soak in from any experience that’s coming at her. Danielle did that constantly, at the same time she was true to her artistic goals and spirit.”
- Phil Galdston, Songwriter
With vibrant blue skies and a landscape filled with pine trees, cotton fields, and endless tobacco roads, if there ever were a perfect environment to nurture an aspiring country singer, Warsaw, North Carolina would be the ideal place to grow up. Danielle Johnson is an 18-year old singer and songwriter with her sights set on the country music world delivering her music with a wide range of influences with pop appeal and rootsy authenticity.
At a chance meeting in New York City, Danielle meet Grammy winning producer, manager and record executive, Guy Eckstine, while Danielle was auditioning for a television commercial for Chris Rock. Having already acted on Broadway in “The Grinch That Stole Christmas,” Eckstine’s interest was piqued when Danielle explained that she also sang country music as her real passion in life. Eckstine states, “When Danielle told me that she was an actress and that she also sang country music my A&R radar jumped off the scale and I was immediately interested in this beautiful, precocious talent.” From that point on with the blessing of Danielle’s parents they embarked on an ambitious creative development program via Eckstine’s, Iconique Music Group, maximizing her talents and introducing Danielle to the Nashville music scene.
Creating quite a buzz in "Music City,” over the course of the past 4 years Danielle has been collaborating with Nashville hit-making songwriters, including among others, Dave Brainard, Phil Galdston, Jennifer Denmark, and Mike Dekle. During this time Danielle has also performed "The Star Spangled Banner" for many events including NASCAR races at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and the Coca Cola 600 in front of over 200,000 people.
With a voice for the ages echoing her idols, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, and Miranda Lambert, Danielle has learned her lessons well on guitar and piano. Her work with Nashville’s finest tunesmiths has gone a long way in putting Danielle on the fast track to success while maintaining her message of faith, universal truths, and being a positive role model for teens and young adults.
Local favorite, ELI FOX, will open the show with his energetic blend of Americana, Folk and Country. At 19 years old, Eli Fox is already a seasoned multi-instrumentalist and emerging songwriter with 2 releases to his name. Eli’s style will take you on a musical journey to the past, present and future. Eli will throw new original songs at you like " A Little More", "Hillbilly" and even "Grenade Tossing Monkey". Eli was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee where the rich musical landscape has contributed to his unique style and development. Eli’s infectious music performances have won over a growing audience of roots music loving millennials and baby boomers. This is an exciting period for Eli as he now has developed the confidence and clarity to share his original music to a wider audience. He pulls from a variety of influences from John Hartford to Bob Dylan and many more. More at: https://www.elifoxmusic.com
No tickets are necessary, this is a FREE performance as Danielle’s Band prepares for a New Year Show at the Iridium Room in New York City. THE OPEN CHORD, ALL THINGS MUSIC STORE is located at 8502 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN. https://www.openchordmusic.com/