I’ve recently got back from an inspiring summer in the US where I was lucky enough to attend some great music workshops and concerts featuring artists like Janis Ian, Tom Paxton, Jon Vezna, Kathy Matthea and Tift Merritt, amongst a whole bunch of amazing people.
In the meantime, since I’ve been away, the reviews of the new album have been slowly rolling in and I found out, too, that ‘Midnight and the Wine,’ from the new record, was heralded as “superb” and added to Huey Morgan’s BBC Radio 2 Playlist for August.
Also just in are 2 print reviews from Americana UK (4/5) and Maverick Magazine (3 *):
“Very impressive. Dan is one to watch and I certainly will.”
(Nick Jarman – Americana UK)
“One of the more interesting and entertaining songwriters we have on our shores these days”
(Paul Kerr – Maverick Magazine)
Maverick is available in the shops today. The Americana UK review is copied below.
Big thanks to everybody that has spun the record, been in touch to say they’ve enjoyed it and continue to come out for shows. I have a little run of London gigs coming up next month. Be great to see friends there. I’ll be joined for at least one date by my wonderful pal and collaborator, Maria Rivington, and there may be some other special guests, too.
More news and updates to follow soon X
9 September 2017
The Betsey Trotwood w/ The Diamond Family Archive
56 Farringdon Rd, London
13 September 2017
What’s Cookin w/ Serious Sam Barrett and James the Fang
Upstairs @ Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club, Harvey Road, Leytonstone, London
14 September 2017
The Fox and Firkin w/ Maria Rivington
316 Lewisham High St, London
Dan Raza ”Two” (Independent, 2017)
Back on the road: this week I’m excited to be heading back to Germany for the Worms Jazz And Joy Festival with my friends the ‘Country Cousins’. We have 2 shows lined up on the Thursday and Friday.
Before then, I’ll be returning to the lovely Wanstead Tap, in East London, for a mini album launch. Free entry and some other great acts playing.
See ya there – album out 7/7/17 x
Happy New Year everyone!
I am taking the first part of 2017 quietly to prepare for the release of ‘Two’ and to work on my writing and playing.
I do have one concert to announce, though, in St. Albans at the Maltings on the 3rd March.
This is the web link: http://www.maltingsartstheatre.co.uk/events-folk-dan-raza-danny-pedler-and-rosie-butler-hall-and-saul-bailey-186
The new record will be out officially in early Spring and I will soon have more info on that and where it can be purchased from on-line.
In the meantime, thanks for checking in and I’ll be back with more news very soon : )
I’m so looking forward to heading back to Germany next week and playing some concerts. I’ll be returning to some of the lovely venues I visited 2 years ago and also playing lots of new places – it’s going to be great!
I love German audiences and the respect and appreciation they have for live music – it’s one of my favourite places in the world to play.
I’m lucky be joined on my travels by my good friend and tour manager, Gudi B! We will be rocking up and down the autobahn in her special ‘blues mobile’ so make sure you honk if you see us!
Also, I will have a limited edition new cd available with me (more about that Friday) and am looking forward to performing a mix of new songs from it and old ones, too. If you have any special song requests, don’t be shy to ask!
I hope to see some friendly old faces again and make some great new acquaintances, too, this time around – see you very soon!