Artist: Danny Burns
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
Single: “Trouble” featuring Dan Tyminski, Aubrie Sellers & Jerry Douglas
Album: Hurricane (coming in early 2021)
Nickname: Danny Burns Band / The Red Buck
What’s your favorite memory from being on stage?
Jammin’ with Sam Bush Band at the Birchmere would have to be my favorite stage moment.
What other art forms — literature, film, dance, painting, etc — inform your music?
I would say that film definitely does. When I’m writing, I try to see songs like movies, and concept helps me craft the story. It also helps me make production choices later with instrumentation or arrangements.
What was the first moment that you knew you wanted to be a musician?
After my first paid gig. Ha! Nah kidding around, I think after hearing Willie Nelson for the first time.
Since food and music go so well together, what is your dream pairing of a meal and a musician?
One of my favorite restaurants is La Boca Steakhouse in New Orleans. Hanging with Sturgill and talking Cuttin’ Grass could make for an interesting Monday night in The Crescent City.
If you had to write a mission statement for your career, what would it be?
Keep working, keep learning, keep trying new things, don’t listen or surround yourself by any negative people and never miss an opportunity stop at the Rainforest Cafe at Opry Mills to scare your daughters with that darn hippopotamus. It gets them every time!
Photo credit: Jacob Blickenstaff