Danya River | Bone by Bone

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Bone by Bone

by Danya River

A perfect meeting of the coarse and the silky, the warm and the rugged. Female, country-tinged, folk-based pop, unlike the cliches...echoes Bonnie Raitt, Jonatha Brooke, Shawn Colvin, and Patti Griffin....every track is a volume in itself. -CD BABY
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1. Fishing
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2. Bone by Bone
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3. Clean Money
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4. Stir my Honey
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5. Excalibur
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A perfect meeting of the obvious and the subtle, the coarse and the silky, the warm and the rugged. Female, country-tinged, folk-based pop, unlike the cliches, sparkles through this album. Taking bits of bluesy ache, the 70s folk rock tradition, Americana and plenty of other little nuggets of goodness, she's created a lush composite that occasionally echoes Bonnie Raitt, Jonatha Brooke, Shawn Colvin, and Patti Griffin, among others, but pushes ahead with a stylistic mix that's too elusive for simple descriptions, too speckled with ambivalence to be summed up in a few words. Every track is a volume in itself. -CD BABY

Danya River was recently voted Boulder, Colorado's 'Best Artist' (2003 Boulder Folk-n-Rock Awards). She tours nationally and in Europe and has opened shows for Shawn Colvin, Melissa Ferrick, Matt Nathanson and Sloan Wainwright.

"[Danya] kept us entranced in a miasmic mixture of weaving guitar and sensual vocals...no unnecessary words, nothing missing from the chords. Incredible guitar playing, her voice was exquisite... I'm at a loss of words. Exquisite... Fascinating... Beautiful. What else is there to say?"
- from the tour journal of Maryland's rock duo, Ilyaimy

On "Bone by Bone," sounds reminiscent of Tom Waits, Jonatha Brooke and Norah Jones conjoin with unpredictable arrangements, skillful junk percussion, crafty evocative writing and a cello-smooth voice.

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SO HERE's WHAT YOU'RE HEARING:
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Track 1: Fishing
DANYA: acoustic guitars and voice
CHRISTIAN TEELE: suitcase, jaw harp, tambourine, slap sticks, gas tank played with sticks
JAKE COFFIN: bass drum

Track 2: Bone by Bone
DANYA: acoustic guitar, piano, voice
CHRISTIAN TEELE: udu, marching band bass drum, little wood "click-clock" thingy, triangle, rachet, piece of paper played with brushes
BRIAN SCHEY: electric guitar

Track 3: Clean Money
DANYA: voice, slide guitar, whistle
TOM JOHNSON: upright bass
CHRISTIAN TEELE: marching band bass drum, drum kit, metal gas tank played with a handful of chains, cymbal scraped with wood stick
BRAIN SCHEY: AM radio

Track 4: Stir My Honey
DANYA: electric guitar, voice
WIL MASISAK: Wurlitzer, Mellotron
BRIAN SCHEY: bass
JAKE COFFIN: drums
CHRISTIAN TEELE: congas

Track 5: Excalibur
DANYA: acoustic guitar, voice
BRIAN SCHEY: electric guitar

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ATTENTION: If you enjoy "Bone by Bone," take a listen to River's first CD "Within/Without" (2001). See the link on the left.


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Tyeve

This is great stuff
The comparison to other artists on the CD Baby page do not do this EP justice. This is really good stuff. Great songwriting, too. There's a lot of music out there, but I'd recommend this to anyone. Don't miss it.

Almafuerte

Original sounds
Just bought this CD because the recommendation on CD Baby triggered me..... after this, I have many times enjoyed the beautiful voice, original songwriting and instruments used by this thrilling woman. She stirs my honey :)

Mark Hayes

A few of the best songs you will ever hear...
OK, first, I love Danya River and have loved her since seeing her in concert a couple summers ago. Excalibur is THE most romantic song ever performed - period. Her delivery is authentic. It brings tears to my eyes everytime I hear it. Now Bone By Bone - anyone who ever needed to be there for a family member while another one is dying can relate. It is gut wrenching and real. Buy this CD! It will not disappoint. -MH


Down to earth
Danya sings with such feeling, telling a story in every song. This CD is gritty, sensual, and down to earth--wonderful!

Mark


very warm and gentle sounding cd that is perfect for long walks and reflecting moments. Definetely one to treasure and to pass along to a great friend. Warm recommendation

KURT V

AESTHETIC
IT DOESN'T GET ANYMORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THIS !

Luke, Sire, Steve, Vanette, Audra, Stephanie

sensual, soulful, intriguing, chocolate syrup with 10 guitars and mixing emotion
LUKE: sensual, she sounds sensual
SIRE: Soulful. Like smokey blues folk music
STEVE: It sounds like she is playing 10 guitars
VANETTE: It makes me feel like I am sitting in a coffee house
AUDRA: Her voice is smooth like chocolate syrup
STEPHANIE: She makes me think of Ani DiFranco but she is easier on the words. I mean the words are intriguing like Ani D.-but more poetic
NAN: She does a good job of, ummm, mixing emotions. It's happy and uplifting, romantic and mellow, and sad. I like that I keep wanting to hear the next line. I was listening to the words, but I usually only listen to the music.

Steve Lyall

Only 5 songs but enough to showcase a talented versatile performer
Took a punt on this from reviews on CD baby. Didn't really know what to expect but it does take you on a musical mini journey - each track is totally different in style, composition and feel. To me, some vocal similarities in places to Joan Osbourne on her 'Relish' album. Great voice, songs and performance.

Steve Lyall

Only 5 songs but enough to showcase a talented versatile performer
Took a punt on this from reviews on CD baby. Didn't really know what to expect but it does take you on a musical mini journey - each track is totally different in style, composition and feel. To me, some vocal similarities in places to Joan Osbourne on her 'Relish' album. Great voice, songs and performance.

Brad

Danya River has written songs that will stay with you, remind you why you love
Though not able to hear the entire CD yet, the song Excalibur is worth the price of an entire collection. It haunts me in a great way. The kind I play over and over. My love and respect for great songwriting is explained to
friends by a song like Excalibur. Danya says in the first
line, I will give my Excalibur. She is saying she will give her heart and soul for this person, a king, a warrior.
I look forward to more enjoyable listening from an accomplished songwriter.
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