Kappa Danielson was born in the beautiful Cumberland Valley, the first of identical twin girls raised on the music of Jim Croce, Loggins and Messina, and CCR. After high school, and on a whim, she took vocal lessons with an Italian Metropolitan Opera tenor who taught her the Bel Canto method of singing. Marrying an Air Force pilot took her all across the country to North Carolina, California, Mississippi and eventually back to Maryland with four beautiful children.
She rediscovered her love for music at the bluegrass shop down the street from her Chesapeake Bay home. Kappa bought a Martin guitar, taught herself to play and attended weekly jam sessions, eventually joining a band and then forming her own with the help of her bluegrass friends. Encouraged by her sister, Charleston based singer/songwriter, Kristi Starr, she sat down late one night and discovered she also had a natural gift for songwriting.
Not long afterward, Kappa posted a video of her playing and singing to YouTube. The response to her music was immediate and overwhelming. Encouraged by such supportive fans, Kappa continued to post music, eventually posting even her own original compositions and featuring her talented family as well.
Known for her pure vocals and emotional songwriting, Kappa has gathered an international fan base and recently answered calls for a professional project teaming up with former Oak Ridge Boy lead guitarist, producer Skip Mitchell to record her debut CD, If I Let Go with the help of some of Nashville's most respected musicians.
If I Let Go
The debut project of bluegrass based singer/songwriter Kappa Danielson pairs Kappa's smooth, emotional vocal style and soulful songwriting with some of Nashville's finest musicians. Produced by former Oak Ridge Boy lead guitarist Skip Mitchell, the CD contains 12 tracks, including 10 of Kappa's original songs, Red Roses from equally talented twin sister Kristi Starr as well as Kappa's much requested, one of a kind version of Simple Man.