Danielle Howle

True connection can only come about through pure, honest expression. It comes from knowing how to find a truth within, and having the courage to unabashedly share it. As an artist-poet, Danielle Howle is a natural storyteller through song, and she makes the biggest impact by sharing simple truths. Her music comes from a place of self-awareness, and is on a perpetual journey of self-discovery. She balances powerful style with conversational lyrics, sharing her honest experience of life.


Known for captivating audiences with her stunning vocal ability, contagious energy, and incredible songwriting skills, Danielle’s music ranges from country swamp blues to jazz to Americana. The South-Carolinian song belle has been compared to Flannery O'Connor, Patsy Cline, and Nina Simone. Reviewed 7 times in The New York Times, calling her “an extraordinary mind, a southern storyteller with a gorgeous sense of melody that should be pouring out of stereos everywhere.”

An effortless and deeply compelling performer, Danielle’s command of music is astounding; her intelligent writing deftly scales anything from ballads to rap to heavy soul. She combines introspective lyrics galvanizing mass appeal. Her sound contains definite influences from jazz, country, southern rock with a jam band dance ability at live shows. As a self-taught musician Danielle defies traditional structures, intuitively creating music that shines with her own idiosyncratic style.

Danielle has demonstrated prowess at every turn of her career, from her early band days to the eclectic acoustic and electronic detours she’s taken since; with a career spanning twenty years she’s covered a lot of ground. Beyond her life as a singer-songwriter she’s turned her hand to successful production, sound track collaborations with filmmakers, and a variety of commercial work. Danielle has an incredibly diverse range, the only constant perhaps being the beloved guitar she shares her stages with.

Danielle has opened for legendary musicians such as Bob DylanBonnie RaittSam BushThe Avett Brothers, Hootie and the Blowfish and Fugazi. She’s headlined countless shows and festivals, twice played at Radio City Music Hall, opening for the Indigo Girls, whom she continues to tour with on occasion. A tour guest, on Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair, Howle has also toured with Elliott Smith and Ani DiFranco, with Ani having described her as “a melodically nimble being.” 


Currently Danielle resides as “Artist in Residence” for the musical community of Awendaw Green, known for it's Wednesday night concert series called The Barn Jam. Under the direction of founder Eddie White, this concert series has been running for nearly 12 years providing touring and local bands a built-in crowd of hundreds. Among her duties with programming, Danielle founded Swamp Sessions in 2010; a solar powered songwriters retreat. Her album “Swamp Sessions” was the first recording made on solar power in a National Forest. Since then, many artists have enjoyed this facility, under Eddie White's community building music vision. The project continues to flourish.

Film and Television Credits:

1997 Pay Per View appearance opener for Indigo Girls and Michelle Malone


1998 Documentary "Alma" by Ruth Leitner

Song: "The Parlor"

Album: About to Burst on Simple Machines Records


1998 ESPN Final Four Women's Basketball Half Time Game Bio

Song: "She Has a Past"

Album: Do a Two Sable on Daemon Records


1999 "Faces Of Columbia" Documentary for SC Chamber of Commerce

Songs: "From the Tops of Trees","Hey You", "Ode To the group Boys" and "Tie Up The Moon"

Album: Catalog on label Kill Rock Stars. "Hey You" from Handpicked Records compilation


2001 Documentary "SC Model One-Stop Video” produced by Hindell Garrison SCDESD

Song: "Hometown Heroes" by Danielle Howle (winner of National Telly Award)


2001 Documentary "And The Sad Will Fall Away" by Beck Sullivan, produced by Mad Monkey

Song: "And The Sad Will Fall Away" by Danielle Howle, produced by Jay Clifford


2001 "Glissando"

Feature length film by Chip Hourihan

Assistant Music Coordinator and music performance contributor Danielle Howle

Song: "Woodstock" cover song by Joni Mitchell. Danielle Howle also performs on other tracks courtesy of Daemon Records


2002 SC Educational Television commercial spots for "HomeGrown" show

Song: "Host for the Notes"

Album: Do A Two Sable on Daemon Records


2002 SC Educational Television show "HomeGrown" featuring Danielle Howle and The Tantrums


2003 "Mine"

by Schroder

Music contributor to the film Danielle Howle, (tracks are from Howle’s band Lay Quiet Awhile)

Songs: "Oh Brother" and "Hunger of the Ant Mutants"

Album: Delicate Wire on Daemon Records


2003 "Intentions"

Feature length film by Luane Beck

Music Coordinator and music contributor Danielle Howle


2003 "Sweet 16 and a License to DriveMary Kate and Ashley video game

Song :"Hello Kitty" and "Camaro Power"

Album: Skorborealis on Daemon Records


2003 "The Station Agent"

Feature length film written and directed by Tom McCarthy

Song: "Subclassic"

Album:  Skorborealis on Daemon Records

Winner Best Feature Cannes Film Festival 


2004 guest appearance on the SC Educational Television show “Deputy Billy


2005 "Free Beer Tomorrow"

Short film written and directed by Ashlon Langley

Songs: "Conversation", "Roses From LeRoy’s" and "Swamp Song"


2005 "Remember My Name"

5 Part series for SC Educational Television on domestic violence

Songs: "Remember My Name", "Ignition" and other materials


2005 "Bam Bam and Celeste"

Feature length film by Margaret Cho, directed by Lorene Machado

Song: "Lonely is A Word"

Album: "About to Burst" on Simple Machines Records


2007 PSA SCETV/DHEC re-release 03/09/2020

Song: “Wash Hands” directed by Lea Anne Kornegay

Winner Freddy Award for International Medical Media


2007 TV Commercial/radio Yaklut of Japan

Vocalist / lyrical arrangement


2008 "The Four Children of Tander Welch"

Independent film produced by Karla Berry

Cameo appearance in film

Soundtrack by Danielle Howle


2010 Heathwood Hall Episcopal SchoolArtist in Residence

Song: “I Am Here” by Danielle Howle and senior students

Winner SC Silver 3 of 4 Addy Awards for educational marketing


2011 "The Wise Kids"

Independent film written and directed by Stephen Cone

Song: “Could Be Here

Album: Skorborealis on Daemon Records

Cast as character “Mom”


2013 TV spot Commercial Columbia Visitor's Bureau

Song: “Let Me Take You There

Spot produced by Doreen Sullivan of Post No Bills


2015 “Parallel Chords” (Overture

Short film written and directed by Catherine Dudley Rose


Songs: “I'm In It” from the album Skorborealis on Daemon Records, “Feel So Bad For You” from the album Do A Two Sabel on Daemon Records, “Host For The Notes” from the album Do A Two Sabel on Daemon Records

Winner: Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (best short), Post Alley Film Fest (curator’s pick and Emerging Director), South Dakota Film Festival (Excellence in Music), St. Louis Filmmakers showcase US (best sound)


2018 “Parallel Chords” 

Feature film written and directed by Catherine Dudley Rose 

Songs: “Lullabye” from the album Catalog on Kill Rock Stars

Old Light”, (unreleased),  “Camaro Power” from the album Skorborealis on Daemon Records, “Where Were You” from the album Do A Two Sabel on Daemon Records

Winner LA Femme International Film Festival (best narrative film), St. Louis Filmmakers showcase US (best cinematography, best production design), St. Louis International Film Festival (nominee Emerging Director)

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