Americana singer/songwriter Danny Whitecotton has pushed himself hard touring across the country and northeast to build a music career one song, one gig, and one fan at a time. 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 songs have been described as ‘sad and sorrowful’ with a hint of lingering hope. While his new EP “Outer Orchard” is not going to change anyone’s opinion, Whitecotton has distilled those sentiments down into songs that look for hope in the hopeless and direction in the darkness. Telling the stories of bandits, drunks, heartbroken mothers, and degenerates: Outer Orchard looks into the chasm between fate and freewill. A chasm that Whitecotton has looked into himself in the years filled with the loss of friends and family since his 2013 release “Love, War, and Other Mistakes”. Moving effortlessly between ballads, bluesy numbers, and ethereal folk, the multi-instrumental collaborators, Dylan Blanchard (Tristero, Apple Miner Colony) and Matt Rosen (Nautilus, Let It Out Matt), bring what could have been a stripped down, anti-depressant required folk album to life by weaving laid-back rhythms with gritty textures. Danny has performed on iconic stages all over the USA, was a finalist at the long-running Delmarva Folk Festival in 2015, and an official showcase artist at the 2016 Launch Music Conference, firmly cementing his place in the mid-Atlantic 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. 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 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. Keep up with Danny Whitecotton through his blog, or one of his many social networks.danywc1