For more than a decade, acclaimed Philly rock vocalist Danny Beissel has crisscrossed the country performing with such musical stalwarts as Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter (Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers), Barry Goudreau (Formerly of Boston), James Burton (Elvis, Ricky Nelson) and more. Now, as he prepares to launch the national radio campaign for his forthcoming debut solo album Featherborn, the singer-songwriter is headed back to his PA roots for an exclusive show at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center Saturday, November 16.
During this much-anticipated performance, Beissel will be joined by special guests Conrad Korsch (Rod Stewart Band) and Leroy Romans (The Wailers/Third World Band)to unveil songs from the record that he describes as “the culmination of [his] musical voyage.” Featherborn is the first record from his new project of the same name after fronting such super-star bands as The American Vinyl All Star Band (featuring members of Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, formerly of Boston, The Wailers and Fosterchild (with members of Candlebox, Tantric, and FUEL).
“This is such a fun and exciting time in my career,” said Beissel. “I am blessed to have the opportunity to share my music with my hometown fans who have supported me from the start. The show at Uptown! is going to a celebration of life-long friends as well as what’s to come for Featherborn.”
To record his debut, Beissel headed to “Music City” where he worked with esteemed engineer John McBride(Martina McBride, Stevie Nicks, Garth Brooks) at the legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN. Charlie Colin, former founding member of the Grammy Award Winning Rock Band Train, joined in the recording of the album performing guitar/bass and lending his vocals while Scott Underwood(also former founding member of Train) performed double duty as drummer and producer.
However, what makes Featherborntruly an all-star project is the first-class special guest appearances by friends and fellow band mates including Baxter, Brian Quinn,lead guitarist of multi-platinum rock band Candleboxand many more.
The November 16 show marks Beissel’s first performance at the new West Chester music theater. The Featherborn lineup will be rounded out by Mike Czimback (drums) and Aubrey Toone (vocals). Kicking off at 7:30 PM, tickets are $30-$45 and available at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=107398.
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is located at 226 N. High St, West Chester, PA 19380.
For more information about Danny Beissel’s Featherborn, visit www.Featherborn.com.