Danielle Egnew | Play Some Merle

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Play Some Merle

by Danielle Egnew

There's nothing in the world that playing a little Merle can't fix!
Genre: Country: Contemporary Country
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Born and raised in Billings, Montana and now living in Los Angeles, multi-award winning Musical Artist, Producer, Actress, and Director Danielle Egnew's name is synonymous with success.

Danielle first broke into the national spotlight while fronting / producing the legendary all-female band Pope Jane. Now a voting member of the Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences (GRAMMYs), The Native American Music Association (NAMMYs), and the Lesbian and Gay Recording Academy (LARA), Danielle was named as one of the “Ten Most Powerful Lesbians in Music” by Curve Magazine, one of the "Top Female Producers" by Music Connection Magazine. Chosen as “Most Likely To Turn You Into An Obsessed Fan” twice over by the editor of Curve Magazine," Danielle's duo project Backseat Bordello was double nominated at the 2011 OUTMusic Awards NY for BEST HUMANITARIAN SONG and BEST FOLK / COUNTRY SONG. Her solo album Red Lodge was nominated as BEST FOLK RECORDING at the 2008 NAMMY's (Native American Music Awards). Danielle was named a three-time nominee in the All Access Music Awards 2007 (Best Overall Songwriter, Best Female Rock Vocalist) while winning Best Female Keyboardist, a repeat performance from the All Access Music Awards 2006 (nominated as Best Female Pop /Alternative Vocalist, and Best Overall Songwriter) while winning Best Pop/Alternative Female Guitarist.

In October of 2011, Danielle co-founded Tin Star Records with Roy Pack, a record label focused in the wild outback of Sheridan, WY, with offices in Los Angeles, in which, Danielle acts as co-owner and Producer to up and coming and veteran talent scouted in the Rocky Mountain West. Legendary microphone company Shure, Inc. partnered with Tin Star Records to create the first-ever all-Shure recording studio, as per Danielle's specs, featuring Shure's studio KSM series. The studio is scheduled for completion in 2013. Danielle is not new to launching record labels, owning Ave Vox Music Group (1991-present / Los Angeles) and helping found the booming Maurice The Fish Records in 2008, located in Tacoma, WA, a boutique artist-friendly label on which she is not only an artist, but a silent CEO, next to owners Raymond Hayden and Susan Renville. Danielle's award-nominated acoustic solo album Red Lodge has been released on the label, and Danielle continues to front and produce several other projects carried by the label including her award-nominated duo Backseat Bordello and her legendary girl band Pope Jane.

On July 30th of 2010, Danielle produced and released an 11 song CD entitled, "End Times Diner", under the project name Backseat Bordello, the acoustic duo with Pope Jane's drummer, Kristen Coyner, who set the drums aside to pick up an acoustic guitar and have a turn at the mic to share the lead vocals. Danielle also produced Pope Jane bassist Holly Shawver's solo rock project, Wayne's Waitress (The Holly Shawver Project / Hot Momma Records) released November of 2010, where Danielle can be found throughout the album on backing vocals, vocal arranging, and rhythm guitar tracks.

With a reputation for prolific turn-around in music production, 2010 brought Danielle an invitation to write with Merle Haggard co-writer John Scott G., whose song "Bad Actor" debuted at number 18 on the Country Charts. Currently, Danielle is recording, arranging and producing several country songs for Golosio Publishing, the company in which John Scott G. is a principle.

As a composer and actor, both Danielle’s pop and orchestral works appear in several TV and film projects, including the feature-length paranormal documentary Montgomery House: The Perfect Haunting (Ave Vox Entertainment 2010), in which she directed, produced, and starred, as well as feature film Changing Spots (Clear Pictures 2008) in which she also stars as disenfranchised former rock star “Peg Franklin”. As a film composer, Danielle scored Montgomery House: The Perfect Haunting, Changing Spots, as well as the 2010 Cannes Film Festival comedy Tough Love.

As a writer, Danielle has penned screenplays, stage plays and sketch comedy, having her original screenplays optioned by Los Angeles production entities and her original dramatic plays produced on stages in Montana, Arizona, and Seattle. On a comedic note, Danielle performed as a stand-up comic on the southwest circuit while writing and performing as a sketch comedy troupe member with famed college comedy group Comedy Corner, whose other notable alumni include Emmy-nominated writer Alex Baze (30 Rock, Saturday Night Live), actress Nicole Johnson (Mad TV), and actor Paul Goebel (Will and Grace, Beat the Geeks, ).

Danielle has been the subject of several magazine cover stories highlighting her diverse career as a Musician, Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer, as well as being featured in books about the music industry on Billboard Publishing.

Danielle Egnew is endorsed by Minarik Guitars, In Tune Guitar Picks, Studio Devil Software and Scoop Straps , and partners with Shure microphones.

Discography / Film Score:

2010 - Backseat Bordello (with Kristen Coyner)
2010 - Wayne's Waitress: The Holly Shawver Project (Producer)
2010 - "Tough Love" Film Score
2009 - "Montgomery House: The Perfect Haunting" Film Score
2008 - Red Lodge (solo)
2008 - Slightly Used: The Best Of Album (Pope Jane)
2008 - Changing Spots Film Score
2007 - Junkie Cousin (EP)
2006 - Otherworld (ambient)
2006 - Wild Lamb (Solo)
2005 - Rise (ambient)
2004 - Vast (ambient)
2004 - Pulse (ambient)
2003 - Dog and Pony Show (Pope Jane)
2001- Industry Whore (Pope Jane)
2000 - Hide Me From The Moon (Pope Jane)
1998 - Relief (Pope Jane)
1996- Pope Jane (Self Titled)
1995 - Country vs Western (with Wayne Lembcke)
1992 - Danielle Marae Live

Press Highlights:

“Danielle Egnew has been finding herself in demand as a producer, thanks to a reputation she earned…”
- Music Connection Magazine Cover Story

"Danielle Egnew is a beacon, shining without remorse, becoming in the process exactly what it is that real entertainment legends are made of -- Magic."
- New Music Weekly Magazine

“…it was my extreme pleasure to share a candid conversation with the power-sexy, in-demand, multi-talented creative visionary that freely writes her own heavy-hitting Hollywood ticket: Danielle Egnew…to shed some light on what it’s like to live in her genius skin.”
- Pride and Equality Magazine Cover Story

"Danielle Egnew is a national treasure and a fresh breeze from a higher dimension."
- UFO's and Supernatural Cover Story

Danielle Egnew chosen as “Most Likely to Turn You Into An Obsessed Fan.”
- Curve Magazine

“Danielle Egnew’s Midas touch is something that everyone wants a piece of, and not without reason.”
- Afterellen.com

“Danielle Egnew has earned her rank as a multi-talented creative prodigy in the mainstream entertainment industry, with Hollywood’s deepest respect.”
- Boston Girl Guide



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