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Friday, March 14 • 12:00am - 12:30am
Danielia Cotton

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Growing up in rural New Jersey, Danielia Cotton certainly wasn’t part of the landscape of her neighborhood. Like a maple tree in winter, Danielia’s singular dark beauty and soulful rock style was noticeably different than the pale counterparts she grew up surrounded by. But just as the snow blankets the leafless trees, so did the sounds of British rock, electric blues and gospel music seep into Danielia’s soul, coloring her songwriting and bringing out the God-given virtuosity of her compelling and shockingly big voice. Naming Led Zeppelin, Tina Turner and Joe Cocker as primary influences, Danielia Cotton (only spiritually related to the great James Cotton) not only sings with a tone that is warm, buttery and sexual, she pierces the sky with rock shouts, screams and cries. Danielia is a force of nature to be reckoned with, and the sheer joy and pain she evokes in her songs draw the listener in instantly and completely. She pulls, stretches and grips her lyrics with so much strength they bring new definition to the idea of poetry in song. Not unlike male rock counterparts Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, or crossover icons Mavis Staples and Tina Turner, Danielia is quite comfortable being a Black rock goddess, thank you very much. Now releasing her second full album, Rare Child this May on Adrenaline Records/ADA, Danielia shows now more than ever that she is indeed an oasis in the desert of the current American rock music scene. A rare child indeed. What the press is saying about Danielia “Danielia Cotton has the sort of voice for which the phrase “force of nature” was coined.” - Austin American Statesman “A soulful young rocker, who packs a soulful voice and a searing telecaster….” Time Out NY “Danielia Cotton is a powerful musician that cannot be ignored!”— New York Amsterdam News “Danielia Cotton sings with a raw intensity ranging from beautifully tender to howling.” – Essence Magazine “Danielia’s music has the swagger of Let It Bleed-era Rolling Stones. Her singing has the raw emotional power of Janis Joplin. Her songwriting places her among the top new musical storytellers.” – Philadelphia Daily News “…Danielia Cotton taps into the roots of 1970s rock and soul for a retro-flavored masterpiece that captures an emerging young musician at her very best.” - Womanrock.com “Strong and forceful and always the star of the show, [Danielia’s] strong blues voice is the perfect complement for her interpersonal lyrics and meaningful storytelling.” – 2 Walls Webzine “Danielia Cotton is as pure a rock singer as you will find, living or dead.” – Audio|Video Revolution What radio is saying about Danielia “Big massive over-the-top reaction to Danielia at our festival. People went crazy for her.” –Bruce Warren WXPN "Danielia is full of energy, soul, and passion. The live show simply causes jaws to drop. She's a true talent who stands out." - Brad Holtz, WTTS Other recent Danielia Cotton Career Highlights · Featured in Relix Magazine “5 Artists You Should Know” in 2007 · Featured on recent HD broadcast of “On Stage at World Café Live” – broadcast on HDNET · Played WXRT’s New Year’s Eve show and broadcast on Chicago’s ABC-TV · WXPN “Artist to Watch” Danielia Cotton Touring History Danielia has been a special guest opening act for the following artists: Antigone Rising Gregg Allman Better Than Ezra Bon Jovi Marc Cohn Collective Soul Robert Cray Flaming Lips Fountains of Wayne Jeffrey Gaines Buddy Guy Will Hoge Holmes Brothers Etta James Freddy Jones Little Feat Living Colour Lynyrd Skynrd Aimee Mann Rhett Miller Robert Randolph and The Family Band Bob Schneider Sister Hazel Staind 3 Doors Down Derek Trucks Chris Whitley Dar Williams

Friday March 14, 2008 12:00am - 12:30am
Opal Divine's Freehouse 700 W 6th St

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