Vail musician Kevin Danzig releases new CD: ‘Loud & Clear’
VAIL – Singer-songwriter Kevin Danzig, who performs at resorts and clubs in Eagle and Summit counties, has released “Loud & Clear,” a CD of inspirational, original songs.”The idea for the title track, ‘Loud & Clear,’ came out of nowhere,” Danzig said. “I awoke from a dream last summer with it playing in my head. I quickly grabbed my pen and paper. I sang the song to my wife, Freda, and asked if she had heard the song before. She said, ‘No, but it’s catchy and feels so familiar.'”Danzig believes the song is a gift from God, he said.”‘Loud & Clear’ came together with very little effort … as if it was writing itself. I’d been performing as a cantor at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church 10 a.m. service in Breckenridge for a couple of years. From the first time I performed ‘Loud & Clear’ there, I found fellow parishioners singing along, as if they had known the words and melody all along,” Danzig said.Danzig is also the cantor at the Vail Interfaith Chapel on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.”Something In His Eyes,” a song on the new CD, was also released on a CD called “Shelter Me,” which benefits homeless shelters in Orange County, Calif., where Danzig and his wife spend their summers. Other songs Danzig wrote include “Peace To Us All,” “The Lighthouse,” “Never Give Up,” “The Smile Of My Old Face,” “Whippoorwill,” “Cradle Me In Your Palm” and “Fingertips.”Songs co-written with Freda include “Sweet Rain” (which was re-written after the BP Oil Spill in 2010), “Not So Close” and “From Here (A Soldier’s View).”Danzig’s old friend Jimmy Gene Salinas, whom he met in the 1980s, wrote “I Get Lifted Up.” “Jimmy was one of the first people to turn me on to ‘Christian’ music,” Danzig said. “He passed away earlier this year, so I was thrilled to include his song.”Freda coordinated photography and design for the album and accompanying song booklet. Several photos were taken on Danzig’s recent tour of Ireland in the spring. To see his entire tour schedule, visit http://www.kevindanzig.com.”Loud & Clear” was recorded with producer Mike West behind the mixing console at his Ninth Ward Pickin’ Parlor in Lawrence, Kan. The band playing on “Loud & Clear” includes West on mandolin, electric guitars and harmony vocals; Bradford Hoopes on the Hammond organ and piano; Colin Mahoney on the drums and percussion; Ken E. Keller on the bass guitars; Betse Ellis on the violin; and Danzig on vocals, harmonica and acoustic guitar.”Loud & Clear” can be purchased at one of his gigs for $20 per CD or $100 for any six of his eight CDs. It also can be listened to, downloaded and ordered online at http://cdbaby.com/cd/kevindanzig7.