Saturday, July 29, 2017

Chelsey Danfield


A couple of weeks ago we came across a single release from a new artist from Ontario, Canada, Chelsey Danfield.

‘All We Ever Do’ was intriguing because it sounded like something that Taylor Swift would have recorded about 3 years ago. A good pop country song with fiddles and a slight ‘attitude’ about the vocals.

She has now released her debut album ‘Cowboy’ which doesn’t include her single or the B side ‘Headlights’, but does include hugely enjoyable traditional country dancehall tunes that deserve our attention.

It seems that the Taylor connection barely extends beyond the single. Chelsey imposes her own style and personality on the album and it’s as good a debut as we have heard for some time. Crank up the speakers and cue ‘Die Alone’ which opens the album.

I defy you to sit perfectly still throughout this one! A mix of classic country and rockabilly that combines to produce an authentic dancehall favorite. ‘Drank The Town Dry’ takes the pace down a notch, to begin with but soon explodes into another swinger that retains the infectious toe tapper that won’t disappoint.

She seems to be rubbing shoulders with the Nashville players having shared a stage with Little Big Town, Kenny Chesney, and Dwight Yoakum, so let’s hope that this album is the start of something special.

There is certainly room at a higher table for Chelsey and I certainly recommend checking this one out on the usual streaming platforms.

Artist Biography

 From the   fields of   her family’s   soybean and   miniature pony   farm, this   24-­‐year-­‐old   singer/performer/songwriter has  just released  her  1st  album entitled  “Cowboy”  featuring   12  original songs.  It is  currently available  on streaming  and retail  outlets worldwide.    

“Growing up  outside of  a  one stoplight  farming town  called  Maidstone  Ontario,  I  realized quickly  that country  music told  my family's  story.  It was  who we  were and  what we  did.   Whether it be   bailing   hay,   riding   a   skittish   pony,   attending   a   funeral,   anniversary,   or   birthday  party,  country  music  was  how  we  communicated,  celebrated,  mourned,  worked  
and  lived.”    

“The songs  that  I  write are inspired  by the lives  of my  grandparents and  sometimes slightly   exaggerated recollections  of events  that have  occurred in  my personal  life.  Regardless if  it be  about an  honorary ex or  a  valiant escape  from the hospital,  my songs  come from  a  really genuine  place.  I'm  passionate  about  country  music  that  tells  a  story  and  either  transports   you  to  another  place  and  time  or  makes  you  fall  in  love  with  where  you  are  at  that  very   moment.“  

 Chelsey has shared  stages with the  likes of  Little  Big  Town,  Dwight  Yoakum,  Mark  Chesnutt,   Kenny  Chesney,  Lone  Star and most  recently at  Ft.  Irwin  Army  Training  Base at  Ft.  Irwin   Nevada for  four thousand  U.S.  Army troops  opening for  Blue  Oyster  Cult.    

Chelsey hooked  up with  Billboard  Hot  100  #1  hit producer  and former  Iggy  Pop/David   Bowie lead  guitarist  Stacy  Heydon.  This collaboration  led to  her  1st  album release  “Cowboy”   on  AMG  Records. 

 Her  “Cowboy”  album was  recorded in  one of  Nashville’s  treasured location  Ronnie’s  Place.   Ronnie  Milsap’s  studio has  been a  mainstay in  the  Nashville recording  community for  over   50  years  and continues  to inspire  modern day  artists with  the same walls  of resonance  that recorded  and shaped  the familiar  sounds of  the legends  of country  music’s  past and  present. 

Chelsey and  the band  laid down  every track  “live off  the floor”  capturing a  live feel  ensuring an honest and   true musical   rendition targeting   the very   heart and   soul of   each song  

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