Texassippi Soul Man Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi have been touring North America for the past 8 years as a duo. They can play loud raucous rooms or scale it back to intimate house concert settings, sharing the stories behind the songs. Danny and Debi also carry a Yorkville Elite PA System.
Apart from great quotes/reviews, perhaps the best endorsement is that the Brooks are asked back to perform 98% of the time! Their original blend of Southern Soul, Blues, Americana, Hill Country and Gospel has been shaped by the timeless music of Hank Williams/Jimmie Rodgers, the soul singers like Solomon Burke/Joe Tex/Bobby Blue Bland/Otis/Sam Cooke and the Rock & Blues of the Allman Brothers, RL Burnside, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Paul Rodgers, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Throw in The Blind Boys of Alabama, Mighty Clouds of Joy and Reverend James Cleveland, Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal and you get a good idea of their blend. Since Brooks’ rehab in the late 80’s he has garnered many nominations/awards for 11 CD’s and is about to publish his 3rd inspirational/motivational book ‘The Lonely Battle’ which is part of his new ‘Miracles For Breakfast Series.’
Crucial Music the preeminent music company pitching artists' material to film/TV/commercials, located in Studio City California, represent 25 Danny Brooks songs and have placed them on ABC’s The Fosters (You’ll Find A Way), ABC’s The Crossing (Let It Rain), Fox’s New Girl (Caught A Fire) and an Epix show Graves (Only Love Can Satisfy)'.
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Below are live performance videos that capture the heart and intensity Danny and Debi put out on every show. While these are not ‘professional videos’ they capture the true live performance spirit:
Ain't That The Truth
This song got its birth in 1966 when, as a 15 year old, Danny tried sneaking into the Colonial Tavern in Toronto, Ontario Canada to see Muddy Waters. The bouncer went to throw him out and after some fast talking by Brooks, decided to let him stay providing he not try and get a drink. This song was recorded on ‘No Easy Way Out’ on Rockin’ Camel Records, produced by the late great Johnny Sandlin. Brooks was thrilled to make the record with the famous Muscle Shoals musicians.
You'll Find A Way
Where Will You Stand
NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest called this song an Americana Anthem. This is slated for the next recording already in progress to be released 2019.
This song was written about getting out of rehab and facing the ‘giants’ for everyday survival, trying to remain clean. Woke up one morning with the ‘blue funks’ and stated out loud “I ain’t singing no sad song today” as a means to make the best of things that day. Recorded on ‘This World Is Not Your Friend’ produced by Larry Nye.
It's A Southern Thing
This song was written after meeting the late great Jim Dickinson at the Sun Records Café/Studio in Memphis. Listening to Jim speak about the musical dynamic of Memphis, Danny noticed signatures carved into the table; Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbinson, Jerry Lee Lewis, BB King, etc. Brooks asked if these signatures were for real and Jim said yes and that it was made official when these artists signed a recording contract with Sam Phillips. Danny went on to work with Jim on the ‘It’s a Southern Thing’ CD, this song being inspired by that first meeting. This recording was the first independent CD for Brooks in 1998, after doing two recordings for Duke St/MCA (‘After The Storm’ 1991 and ‘Rough Raw & Simple,’ 1993. Brooks was nominated for a Juno (Canadian Grammy’) for Most Promising Male Vocalist for After The Storm.
Angel From Montgomery
Lil Miss Debi does a great job on this old John Prine tune. She came up with a line that we turned into B Chorus. We plan to record this on the next CD.
Climb That Mountain
This song was inspired by Chris Stapleton and plan to record this as well on the next record.
Ride Around Texas
Texassippi Soul Man Danny Brooks and Lil Miss Debi performing at Threadgills Gospel Brunch, with Lynn Daniel, June 10th. This song ‘Righteous Highway' is from ‘Live At The Palais Royale: Soulsville III' CD released 2009.