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by Danny Katz

80s Flavored Folk-Pop (from Tokyo by way of New York City)
Genre: Pop: 80's Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. You Rise
3:21 $0.99
2. It's You
3:50 $0.99
3. Smoke and Mirrors
3:01 $0.99
4. Orbiting
3:45 $0.99
5. Intermission
3:57 $0.99
6. 41st and Madison
1:42 $0.99
7. Loyal to a Fault
3:44 $0.99
8. You'll Never Know
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Album Notes
Danny Katz: '80s Flavored Folk-Pop!

But what does that mean? Think Flock of Seagulls as a Pete Seeger cover band. What.

In other words, Danny channels the totally rad '80s (minus the Cold War overtones) (33%), meditates on the estrangement of moving far, far away (as the songs on ORBITING were written during a self-imposed 6 year exile in Tokyo, JP) (33%) and realizes his receding hairline isn't the only thing showing his age (34%)...

Born to a Japanese mother and a Jewish-American father, the gay, mathematically-challenged New York singer/songwriter grew up on a exacting diet of Simon & Garfunkel, The Association, The New Christy Minstrels, Peter Paul & Mary, Billy Joel, R.E.M. and The B-52's.

Rocking (folking?) the guitar, piano, and jiuta-shamisen (you should see him attempting to use the facilities while wearing a kimono...), his original songs lie in a manically vacillating scrubland - sensitive reflections on one night stands in the age of Tinder on one hand, and on the other hand, self-deprecating commentary on love lost to the whims of Adult ADHD/Depression.

His selection of covers is equally versatile (dysfunctional?): Danny can mess with an audience's heartstrings by sandwiching an uncensored version of Missy Elliott's "Work It" in between Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and The Carpenter's "Top of the World."

And while he may not play weddings or Bar Mitzvahs (not his choice, really - he just doesn't get invited to them as of late), he does share a birthday with Lady Gaga and Reba McEntire. Which makes him appropriate for every occasion, really.



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