Opening set by Mitch Wilson
Danny Brooks, the Texassippi Soul Man writes songs of life, loss and redemption.~ His songs are fashioned from the school of hard knocks, addictions, prison and finally rehab. A new start in 1987, Brooks has looked up ever since and performs with renewed energy and vitality. Whether with his band The Texassippi Brotherhood or solo, playing guitar/slide, harp-rack & stomp-board, his passion and integrity shine through every song. His philosophy is simple “Give it or go home”!
Working on a new recording ‘Texassippi Hill Country Soul Man’ recorded at Pedernales Studio in Spicewood Texas (Willie’s place), the record is slated for a summer release, produced by Lou Erlanger (Mink DeVille/RL Burnside), and engineered by Jacob Sciba.
With 9 previous cd’s and a book ‘Miracles For Breakfast’, published in 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, Brooks has multiple nominations with Canada’s Grammys, the Junos, Maple Blues Awards, the Blue Note Award, by the National Association of Rhythm & Blues Dee Jay’s in Memphis TN, and he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Clarksdale Mississippi.
Tony Peyser of the Santa Monica Mirror says “Brooks has enough soul to light up a Harlem Church”.
Brownie McGhee told Brooks after a performance together “Son for a white boy…you got a sun tan on the inside”.
‘Listening to Danny Brooks is like driving out of Memphis, TN on a sunny Saturday morning into the Mississippi Delta listening to WDIA. It’s one of those things where time stands still. A dash of Eddie Hinton, Solomon Burke, Rev. James Cleveland and Howlin’ Wolf are all ingredients in Danny’s soulful musical stew’. states Greg Martin of the Kentucky Headhunters. Maybe Greg Quill, noted musician and arts writer for the Toronto Star,sums it up the best: ‘This is Roots music of great distinction.’
“Danny Brooks is the real deal, he brings the best of the likes of Delbert and Stevie Ray to mind. A true Soul Man!” Kyle Lehning/Producer/Randy Travis