Danny Whitecotton

Danny Whitecotton is an Americana singer-songwriter out of Wilmington, Delaware. Preforming mostly solo acoustic and sometimes with a band, he delivers heartfelt songs about life, love and wandering with a trademark laid back, folky, bluesy, country kind of vibe. Born and raised in Texas, he left a job in the corporate world to pursue music because he never felt like anything else truly fit. Writing and singing quickly became his therapy, and the road began to call. Touring took him across the United States from Maine to Texas and back again, finally landing him in upstate New York, where he stayed for several years before moving to Delaware. His first full-length album was released in 2012, titled Go On and Rain. His sophomore release, Love, War and Other Mistakes was released in 2013 to international acclaim, and 2015 calls its promise as the unceasing road demands more. Danny has performed on iconic stages all over the USA, and was a finalist at the long-running Delmarva Folk Festival in 2015, firmly cementing his place in the local Delaware music scene. Citing influences from artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, the Eagles and Buddy Guy, Danny’s style has admittedly evolved through discovering the music of Ryan Adams, leading him to find creative affinity with Jason Isbell, Bright Eyes, Ryan Bingham, Wilco and Townes Van Zandt. His songs have been described as ‘sad and sorrowful’ with a hint of lingering hope, which is exactly what he is trying to get across, stating that if someone else can feel as good as he does after getting the words off his chest, then that’ll make him happy. Not too happy, mind you – he’s been trading off sorrowful licks long enough for it to become a trademark, so there likely won’t be a lot of walking on sunshine in his foreseeable future. Keep up with Danny Whitecotton through his blog, or one of his many social networks. To be the first to know about new music, and to join the ranks of supporters, visit his Patreon site to be placed at the front of the queue. [+]