We are pleased to host our second in-store concert featuring the talented nationally acclaimed San Francisco singer/songwriter, Danny Click. This is the second in a series of live performances we will be hosting in our Sacramento and Roseville stores. Please join us for these free live performances, listen to his songs, enjoy his music, meet the artist, and listen to his CD’s on our music systems.[one_half]
January 31, 2013
7pm to 9pm
Paradyme Sound & Vision
Rocky Ridge Shopping Center
2030 Douglas Blvd, #46
With Don Bassie and Bonnie Hayes
Don is an outstanding bass player/vocalist and Bonnie is multi-talented..pays piano, guitar and as a song writer. She wrote two of Bonnie Raitt’s biggest hits!
Danny Click has been called an “unsung guitar hero” with “amazing songs” (Austin American
Statesman). His guitar playing has been compared to the best of the best: Lowell George, Duane
Allman, David Lindley, and of course fellow Austinite Stevie Ray Vaughan. His newest album
Life Is A Good Place is a songwriting tour de force in the tradition of the Texas greats. It has been
on Country, Pop and Americana radio charts for over 10 consecutive months, with the first single
reaching #1 on the Indie World Country chart in Nashville.
“…Danny Click writes songs that could rescue anyone.”
Greg Victor- Parcbench.com
“…Danny Click has made a special album, sure it’s full of songs about loss, but we also
have hope and humanity. Thank you Danny Click. Five stars seem inadequate!”
Paul Riley – Country Music People UK
“Whatever Americana turns out to be, Click will definitely fall within its
boundaries, and may even help expand them outward a little.”
Christopher Hess -The Austin Chronicle
“A worthy set to flow in the Mellencamp/Springsteen wake… If reality shows don’t
do it for you, this is the reality you’ve been waiting to check into. Well done.”
Chris Spector-Midwest Record
How You Feeling Now
Wait My Turn
I Feel Good Today
Danny Click‟s sound is a refreshing return to smart, sassy blues-inflected rock and roll. Think Tom Petty crossed with John Mellencamp, spiced with the southern tradition of Lucinda Williams and John Hiatt. Add to that Click‟s searing guitar (he‟s been called an “unsung guitar hero” – Austin American Statesman), reminiscent of Stevie Ray Vaughan and David Lindley, and you‟ve got a winning mix. Yet Click doesn‟t just pay tribute to his musical heroes, he offers up his own emotionally compelling vision, one that puts him comfortably in their company.
Click grew up in a small town outside Indianapolis, the youngest of nine children in a working class family.
One of his earliest memories is of listening to his mother play slide guitar using a butter knife while she held the guitar flat on her lap. Click first picked up his older brother‟s guitar when he was six and by the time he was in high school he was gigging around the area in his older sister‟s country band, covering tunes by Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson at VFW halls and other local venues.
During the ‟90s, Click honed his skills in bands throughout the Midwest before discovering a love of the blues. After immersing himself in the musical traditions of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and other giants of southern blues, Click felt the pull of the Austin scene, which was bursting with the energy of Eric Johnson, Lucinda Williams, and the legend of Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Not long after arriving in Austin, Click put together a three-piece blues-rock outfit known as Danny and the Hurricanes, which quickly built a devoted local following. After many years in Austin, Danny Click re-located to the west coast and has been based in San Rafael, California for the past few years. As Click‟s local reputation has spread, his band performances have become must-hear shows in the San Francisco Bay Area.
At one recent club date, the legendary Carlos Santana (who‟s become a fan of the band), after watching the first set, proceeded to pick up a guitar and jam with Danny‟s group for 15 minutes of blazing blues, joined by his wife Cindy Blackman on drums.
With three previous internationally-released albums to his credit, his latest CD, Life Is A Good Place, resonates with all who value amazing song writing alongside the resulting maturity of years on the road. Life Is A Good Place lands Click squarely in the upper echelon musically and lyrically. His songwriting continues in the tradition of the Texas greats; wide open songs with a dose of hope for all the people who hear them. His singing and live performances are equally compelling, calling to mind Ryan Adams, Tom Petty and Jackson Browne.
Life Is A Good Place evokes both a profound sense of loss and the wonder of transformation. This new album puts Click squarely in the upper echelon musically and lyrically.
Life Is A Good Place remained on Country, Pop and Americana radio charts for over 10 consecutive months, with the first single, „Wait My Turn‟ reaching #1 on the Indie World Country chart in Nashville, and the second single, „I Feel Good Today‟ reaching #14 on the NMW national mainstream Country radio chart.
From its radio perfect songs to the sparse stories taken from real life, it leaves you filled with hope and new respect for the human condition.
So put it on, sit back, and brace yourself.