Dani Carroll | Unbreakable

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Unbreakable

by Dani Carroll

Nashville's rising new country vocalist, featuring songs written with top recording artist Mark Collie, producer/writer David Malloy (Reba, Mindy McCready, Dolly Parton) and #1 hit writer Tony Lane (Letters from Home, Little Past Little Rock)
Genre: Country: Country Pop
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1. Eve of Destruction
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2. A Man's Voice
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3:44 album only
3. Go Easy
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3:15 album only
4. Like a Fever
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3:42 album only
5. Desperately Blue
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3:51 album only
6. I Never Stopped Loving You
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7. I Used to Miss You
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8. The Woman You Love
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9. Lovesick Girl
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10. Completely
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11. Unbreakable
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Whether delivering a soul-wrenching ballad or a playful musical romp,
Dani Carroll's mix of old-school "torch" vocals and progressive country
sensibilities invites favorable comparison to Patsy Cline, Patty
Loveless and Crystal Gayle. Some may recognize the influences by her musical hero Rodney Crowell. Though her significant talent is not easily categorized, her peers in the music industry have repeatedly recognized its depth and universal appeal.

While in San Diego, she performed often with Elecktra recording artist Jason Mraz ('The Remedy', 'You And I Both') A favorite highlight of her career includes opening for Paul Simon and Bob Dylan.

Carroll moved from her native San Diego to Nashville in 2002 and
eventually inked a deal with publisher Famous Music. She continues to write songs with some of the top talents on Music Row. She is currently working with acclaimed nashville producer David Malloy. Her distinctive alto voice and riveting stage presence make her performances a memorable experience for audiences in Music City and beyond.

" I love your "Unbreakable" CD so much I'm going to feature it on the
FRONT PAGE of CD Baby. We get about 100 new albums a DAY coming in here now, (about 100,000 total), and yours is one of the best I've ever heard."
~Derek Sivers, president, CD Baby & Hostbaby

CD Baby Review:
Although she might be compared to Linda Rondstadt, Patty Loveless and Trisha Yearwood, Dani Carroll has chiseled out a world of her own in the country genre: a world made up of solid songwriting, sensitivity, hummable melodies, moving stories and passionate, meaningful delivery. And with a strong and expressive voice like hers, she could make a nursery song sound powerful and moving. With subtle hints of folk rock and pop, this album takes its listeners through eleven tracks of country perfection.


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Mike

Prettiest voice
I first heard Dani at a songwriter's festival. I have not stopped listening. Her singing will make you smile, make you cry and put you in another world. From the sardonic Eve of Destruction to the very heart felt Completely and Unbreakable. She has the prettiest voice this side of heaven. The only thing better is to hear her live.

Tamara Turner, CD Baby


Although she might be compared to Linda Rondstadt, Patty Loveless and Trisha Yearwood, Dani Carroll has chiseled out a world of her own in the country genre: a world made up of solid songwriting, sensitivity, hummable melodies, moving stories and passionate, meaningful delivery. And with a strong and expressive voice like hers, she could make a nursery song sound powerful and moving. With subtle hints of folk rock and pop, this album takes its listeners through eleven tracks of country perfection.

Zach K

I used to listen up in Ensinada open mic nights
You sound just as good or better than before (I think it was called Mikes open mid night? at that small coffee shop in the small strip mall). I liked your songs on this album (the previews). Great job, and I am glad too see you've made it this far. Too bad we didn't get to go on any 'real' dates :). I always thought you had a great voice and you are a beautiful person. Have a great music career!

Kathy Gunther

Several Hit Songs
I wore this CD out playing it so much in my car. I can't remember how I came across this CD for sure. It could have been suggested to me by CD baby to check out. If she is in Nashville now, she needs to become a household name like Reba, Miranda, and the other female country singers whose names are starting to fade. I would say market her by her first name and go Big with her -- what are they waiting for?

Fred Wild

good voice and good rhythm!
Unbreakable is a real great performance of Dani Carrol, who was unknown for me so far. Starting with Eve of Destruction (what a rhythm!) and listening to the other songs like I used to miss you made the cd to my personal favourite!

Trinity Lane

Great songs and a great voice!! I loved it!!!
Wonderful control over all of these songs, great voice and the right kind of songs for your voice! I loved it!!

Charisse Coleman

This is an amazing talent - You have to hear it to believe it
Every once in a great while a new talent appears on the horizon and you know that a star is about to be born. Unbreakable shows that Dani Carroll is a star, and this CD is top-notch, star-quality material. Carroll writes and performs her own songs on this CD and all you can say, over and over again, is ... amazing, breathtaking. I have shared this CD with a few friends who are music critics, and they compare Carroll's Unbreakable to Diana Krall, and yet Unbreakable has its own unique sound. I could go on, but let me just say .. do yourself a favor; pick up Unbreakable before Carroll's career really breaks, and you can say, as I can, that you discovered her before the industry did. Surely it won't be long now. Deep bows to an incredible new talent.

Linda

Really like the CD!
I really like this CD one song is better than the next.
Good variety...some fast & some slower.
Great voice!

Timothy Yap

Carroll's Breaks Down a Woman's Heart on New CD
Many female country artists who do not pen their own songs often end up with songs written by men. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but many a times these paeans fail to give voice to what a woman longs to say and hear. Carroll, a former San Diego resident, brings a fresh perspective to these 11 tracks (of which she penned or/and co-penned all of them). Unadulterated by the male-dominated cacophony of Music Row's community of scribes, Carroll gives these songs a feminine Southern-Californian edge without sacrificing her modern country-pop sensibilities. However, since her arrival in Nashville, Carroll indeed has made some connections with the powers that are at the famed Ninth Avenue, this includes collaborating with such writing greats such as Tony Lane (who has written George Strait's mega hit "Run") and David Malloy (the famed producer behind the late Eddie Rabbitt, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire).

Giving privy into the unfathomable recesses of the female psyche, Carroll in "A Man's Voice" articulates the longing of every woman for the soothing vocal assurances of love from her man. The stark sinewy piano riffs which is Carroll's solo accompaniment is just hauntingly beautiful. The hypnotic blues drone of "Desperately Blue" with its arresting melody is also every bit that visceral, the sort of music that has the ability of giving expression to the loneliness of the soul when words fail to express. "The Woman that You Love," a Tony Lane co-write, though balladry in its execution packs a big mighty punch with its emotional lyrics. Not your typical Hallmark offer of love's platitudes, "I Never Stopped Loving You" grooves with a Beatles-rock beat over a thoughtful declaration of faithfulness and love.

However, lest one thinks this disc is tooth-decaying maudlin with no room for some tuff-out escapades, "Eve of Destruction," a co-write with David Malloy and Mark Collie, tells of a dark wry tale of a femme fetal by the name of Eve. Triumph on its interesting use of puns and word twists, "Eve of Destruction" is an ambling piece of country rock that fringes around the Wynonna Judd territory. Though "Like a Fever" verges on the more ordinary side lyrically, its buoyant melody has a way of plaguing the memory. Unfortunately, the title track and a few others like "Lovesick Girl" are quite anonymous in terms of their melodic construction and lyrical imagination.

Nevertheless, "Unbreakable" trumps on its ballads and Carroll's ability to paint pictures women long to sketch with shades that are palpable to both genders. Both "Desperately Blue" and "A Man's Voice" are truly masterpieces conjuring spine chilling moments in spades. Carroll, unlike many Nashville singer-songwriters, often fills her music with fresh and heartwarming vignettes. However, she is yet to reach the lofty heights she's capable of reaching. Maybe more co-writes or even a few outside sides might do the trick.