Savannah artist Danielle Hicks has recently been making the trip to Charleston, to work on her upcoming album. Working with Charleston Sound engineer Mike Shear in the process. We sat down with Danielle, to discuss her album and her sound. Here is what she told us:
What is your earliest memory of music in your life, what got you started?
Danielle: I grew up with my dad in a Southern rock band and I know that had a major influence on me. My first memorable performance was at the Georgia Big Pig Jig’s Talent Contest in the 5-15 yr old category. I was 7 and the youngest contestant.
How would you describe your sound?
I call it blues-rock-reggae. Blues is my focus but there are elements of r&b as well.
Tell us about the album you are working on, what can folks expect to hear?
Danielle: This album is a collection of songs I’ve written over a decade. It’s an eclectic mix spanning from my earlier, more pop songs to my current blues work.
What do you hope to accomplish with the album you are currently working on?
Danielle: My plan is to play music festivals and this album will give me a good platform to book them.
In the studio, do you feel like recording is an emulation of live performance or its own artistic medium?
Danielle: Recording is definitely a vein of live performances. I’ve been performing these songs for years. However, recording gives you the opportunity to take the live work, listen with different ears, and make it better.
How do you feel the Charleston music scene differs from the Savannah music scene?
Danielle: I’ve been working the Savannah scene for over 3 years now and it’s rich with music lovers. We have a nice fan base there. I’m excited to get into the Charleston scene and learn more about it. I believe recording at Charleston Sound is a good way to start that process.
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