Danny Vaughn releases the latest single ‘Kelly’s Gone’

Danny Vaughn releases the latest single ‘Kelly’s Gone’(Mar 28 Townsend Records) – an Americana-style ballad, full of verve and fiddle, from his hit album ‘Myths, Legends & Lies’, along with an accompanying video.

Danny – an artist whose earned the affection and loyalty of his fans – may be best-known in the rock world as the frontman of melodic hard rockers Tyketto, but his solo project ‘Myths, Legends & Lies’ stepped outside the bastion of melodic rock, boldly venturing into new territory.

Creatively, ‘Myths, Legends and Lies’ is what Danny describes as “the music I make when left to my own devices.“ That’s paid off.

 

Many have called the album Danny’s masterwork. In particular, ‘Myths, Legends & Lies’ has gained much admiration in the folk and Americana world, not least because of Danny’s much-respected vocals, but because of his outstanding talent for telling stories in song as a lyricist.

 

‘Kelly’s Gone’ again shows Danny’s gift as a lyricist and storyteller.

 

It has been pointed out to me that I write a fair amount of songs about strong women,” Danny reflects, “In this case, a woman who has had enough of every aspect of her life so she packs her belongings into the truck, leaves a note behind and heads out to destination unknown. 

“That might have something to do with my upbringing. My parents separated when I was eight years old. We lived in New York City, a tough place to be on one’s own, but she moved across town, got herself a good job and a new apartment, made a new set of friends and got on with things.

“I wrote ‘Kelly’s Gone’ while living in Nashville, trying to make some headway there as so many musicians do. In Nashville you are, of course, surrounded by the country music industry, which was booming at the time. Like all forms of popular culture, some of it is very good and true to itself but a lot of it is junk and formulaic. It always makes me laugh that anytime a vehicle is mentioned in a country song it will be a Ford or a Chevy. Know what the number one selling brand of truck in America is? Toyota. So -adamant that I would not completely swim with all the other fish – I gave Kelly a Toyota. I made my mark. I made my indelible point. I never did make any money there though.

“But you know what? I also couldn’t ever get the song off of my mind. And neither could my friends that had heard it. That’s good enough for me.”

 

Reviewers have raved about the imaginative, accomplished album which peaked at no 3 in the UK Americana charts. Classic Rock made Danny’s single ‘The Shadow of King John’ track of the week. End-of-year roundups awarded the album many accolades: Best Unplugged 2019 – Wrinkly Rockers Club; one of The Rockpit’s albums of the year; Reviewers’ top 10 albums of 2019 – Rockposer; Top 10 2019 albums — Firebrand Radio’ and Top 10 albums of 2019 – Fireworks.

 

This year, Danny will also be continuing his work with Tyketto and touring with his other critically-acclaimed project: Snake Oil & Harmony. Snake Oil & Harmony pairs Danny Vaughn with Dan Reed of Dan Reed Network). They will be taking their debut album ‘Hurricane Riders’ on tour, starting in March 2020. Both artists are thrilled to be taking the album out on the road, along with their respective solo material (and classic Dan Reed Network and Tyketto songs on the bill as well). Snake Oil & Harmony’s new tour takes in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Austria and other countries between March and early April, and will mark the group’s debuts in cities like Stockholm and Göteborg in Sweden.

 

Album press quotes

 

“All his years on the music scene have more than readied Vaughn for his solo career but with Myths, Legends and Lies it really does feel as though he has taken himself to the next level as he creates his rich soundscapes of inimitable melodies as his musical nature evolves time and time again.”

Artree Folk & Roots Music Magazine

 

“Danny Vaughn opens his new, Long-awaited album with an uplifting ode to his Irish roots in ‘The Shadow Of King John’, combining Americana and Irish music with the sort of knowing swagger that Steve Earle possesses”

RNR Magazine

 

10/10

Powerplay Magazine

 

“Quite possibly his finest release to date”

Get Ready To Rock

 

“You really feel that Danny is baring his all, and wearing his heart on his sleeve with this record”

MMH

 

10/10

Rock N Load

 

“Entertaining, Uplifting, Inspiring and downright Moving”

Fireworks Magazine

 

“Conjuring up resemblances to Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and Don Henley”

Fireworks

 

 

“‘Myths, Legends and Lies’ is an album that constantly surprises, Danny Vaughn needs to be left to his own devices more often.”

Devils Gate Media

 

“Quite possibly his finest release to date”

Get Ready To Rock

 

“This album is everything I hoped for and prayed for…”

Rawramp

 

Myths, Legends and Lies the latest example of Vaughn’s criminally underrated taken laid bare

Rushonrock

 

Previous single ‘The Shadow of King John’ https://youtu.be/SsOkv7zy-24

 

Listen to the album here:

 

iTunes

https://music.apple.com/…/album/myths-legends-an…/1467159653

 

Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/album/0SkPfWb10M144z5vlU1xXz

 

Amazon

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Myths-Legends-Lies…/…/ref=sr_1_8…

 

Deezer

https://www.deezer.com/album/99397532

 

Website: www.dannyvaughn.com

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