Danny Django : Child Indigo

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Sell date: 4/2011
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 Notes & Reviews
 
He's quite dry, and quite sardonic. Perhaps even a little tough to know; not because he's closed, but just understated. Singer/Songwriter Danny Django is one of those genuinely humble, genuinely interesting guys with guitars who has something worthwhile to say, and is taking the time to say it. With a gritty Americana Blues Rock sound placing him in league with Cat Stevens, Neil Young, and Tom Petty, Danny Django is the voice of a generation ago set in modern times. Basically, Woody Guthrie with a band and digital audio gear. The message of these greats is imbued in Django's work as well, with the quest for peace, love, and the common good setting the course for his songs and stories. It's not surprising, and very likely not coincidence, that the name Django is derived from the European Gypsy vernacular meaning 'I awake.' Django's bent in songwriting is towards songs that explore how to live life rather than merely endure it, while expressing a benevolent concern for humanity. 'It may sound like corny hippiedom, I know, but beyond the darkness of our condition nipping at us most of the time it seems so positive to think about us all getting along, solving our problems constructively, listening to each other and being quick to forgive.' This outlook permeated his music from the start, along with that fierce self-reliance of the American man. Just prior to the beginning of his recording career however, his body and the world around it chose to press it's limits upon him in a most terrifying and malicious way. Django spent 2003 fighting Thyroid Cancer; fighting, and beating it, and has been in full remission for 8 years with no relapse. While his person is not defined by cancer, the impact it had on him is undeniable. 'It changed my priorities. I was beginning to wake up and focus on what will last before my diagnosis, but fighting and beating cancer definitely fast-tracked it. It galvanized my need to make music, and to use it to pursue peace and understanding in the world.' From his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Django began single-handedly performing all duties on his albums Soul Traces (2003), Cosmic Wheel (2005), and Touch the Sky (2007), including songwriting, performing all instruments and vocals, engineering, and even propelling the single 'Jennifer' from Cosmic Wheel to become a high-selling track on iTunes. Now almost 10 years into his career as a songwriter and recording artist, Django has created Child Indigo, his fourth full-length studio album. Some things have remained the same, like signature songs riddled with signature hooks, his signature jangle guitar-based sound, and his signature philosophy on life and death. 'Dealing with life and death are usually sub-plots in my music,' he states plainly, and the songs of Child Indigo plainly reflect. Some things have changed, however. Most notable among them are the inclusion of fellow musicians for the first time on any of his albums. Adding to Django's performances on Vocals, Guitar, Bass, and Harmonica are Sophia Tucker on Vocals and Keyboards and Alexandre Lira on Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Bass, and Vocals. Fittingly, Child Indigo explores and celebrates the unique ability to change and heal the struggles of life that is held by those who have been pressed up against death. Django's dry insight and frank optimism are laid out in 'Eternally,' 'What Life's About,' 'I Blame You,' and 'A Survivor.' Making this record met both emotional and creative needs for Django. 'I had a real need to make this record. After years of success as a songwriter and producer confined by the needs of the market, I needed the freedom to be creative and make the music I needed to make.' And that's just what he did. Danny Django is that rare human with a weathervane in his heart, always sensing the shifts in the winds of the world and telegraphing it out to those who will listen. The songs of Child Indigo and all the others that came before them are simply the honest thoughts of a good man with a guitar and a record button. Regardless of the venue, he will be serving those around

 
 Tracks
 
Too Young to Sing the Blues
You Go On
Eternally
Child Indigo
What Life's About
I Blame You
Respectable
Jacob & Emily
A Survivor