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Ashley Daneman: People Are Fragile

Read "People Are Fragile" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While solidity and vulnerability are at opposite ends of the strength spectrum, they also exist as two sides of the same coin. All that is broken can be put back together, much of what's whole isn't without interstitial breaks, and the human experience is built around the fluid bonds between the two representative emotional extremes connected to these states. It's this very notion that serves as the foundation for vocalist Ashley Daneman's work. With Beauty Indestructible (Self ...


Ashley Daneman: Beauty Indestructible

Read "Beauty Indestructible" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The most important thing that singers/educators Kate McGarry and Theo Bleckmann impart to their students is the direction to define his or her own vocal trajectory. The lesson was readily honored by Nicky Schrire on her Space and Time (Magenta Label Group, 2013). Vocalist Ashley Daneman also took that message to heart after her study with the pair and released the present and exceptional Beauty Indestructible. Forged from a harrowing “Long Night of the Soul" (apologies to ...


Ashley Daneman: Beauty Indestructible

Read "Beauty Indestructible" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

During 2013 singer and songwriter Ashley Daneman and her husband, trumpeter Benje Daneman, raised the funding for Beauty Indestructible via 200 Kickstarter contributors. To each and every one of those contributors, “Thank You." For Beauty Indestructible is a striking debut, full of strong, memorable, songs and performances.Every song is a Daneman original. She's a self-declared fan of '70s singer-songwriters--..."raised on Carole King and Joni Mitchell..." as she puts it. Some of the finest moments on Beauty Indestructible seem ...


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