10/05/18 - Danny O’Keefe: The Ultimate Singer Songwriter

The widely renown Danny O’Keefe will be at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in one of his rare appearances in the Los Angeles area Friday, October 5th.

Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Judy Collins, Waylon Jennings, Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss, Nickel Creek, Gary Stewart, Leo Sayer, and Miranda Lambert are just a few of the artists who have recorded songs by Danny O’Keefe. Danny’s hit of “Goodtime Charlie’s Got the Blues”, a top-ten hit in 1972, has become an American Standard. "Well, Well, Well," which Danny wrote with Bob Dylan, has been recorded by Ben Harper, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Bonnie Raitt and David Lindley.

As someone who knows about writing, author Tom Robbins says, "As darkly seasoned with raw experience as it is brilliantly inlaid with poetic insight, O'Keefe's work this past decade constitutes the most moving musical meditations since Bob Dylan's Time Out Of Mind. Unblinking, hammer-hard, love-wise and haunting, these songs stay alive in the mind and the heart long after the laser has moved on."

The admiration doesn't stop in literary corners, though. Danny's reputation among his peers says volumes. Michael McDonald, who co-wrote a song on that his wife Amy Holland recently recorded, describes Danny's affinity for folk, country, jazz and more here: "Danny O'Keefe takes his rightful place in that ingenious and enigmatic tradition of unfettered poetic American song writing. Often traditional feeling music that is never completely identified with, or tied to, any one genre. (He writes) the kind of songs that ring with that sense of being classic and enduring, always having much to tell us lyrically. Working with Danny for me is a source of great pride because I truly think of him as one of the greats."

Here's a final word from country, Celtic and folk singer and multi-instrumentalist, Tim O'Brien, "Look in the dictionary under "singer songwriter" and you'll see a picture of Danny O'Keefe. His is the complete package: a strong performer with a batch of amazing songs. His guitar and voice lead you beyond ditty world, deep into the land of poetry."

See his fabulous Web Page: https://www.dannyokeefe.com 

 

 

Friday October 5, 2018 | 8:00 PM | $20.00
Reservations: (626) 798-6236

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