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Whether one calls it kismet or destiny, some things are just meant to be, like The Danberrys. Dorothy Daniel and Ben DeBerry both began to learn music around the age of ten and later joined talents when they met in high school in 1997. They dated through their first two years of college and then after four years, Dorothy and Ben went their separate ways. Five years later they realized they never should have never parted. They were married in October 2006.
Ben had several years experience of leading bands with his sizzling guitar and laid-back lyricism when Dorothy joined his projects as a guest vocalist in 2007. It soon became evident that the duo deserved a life of its own and The Danberrys were born.
Drawing deep from the blues, folk, bluegrass and soul/funk traditions, the Danberrys deliver inspired original tunes featuring strong harmonies and dynamic musicianship. Company Store, their first EP, was released in April 2010 and was followed by the single Shady Grove in June 2011. The group is currently recording several new songs for upcoming projects.
The Danberrys have worked and performed with some of Nashville’s most talented young musicians including Ethan Ballinger, Ryan Cavanaugh, Ryan Furst, Geoff Henderson, Christian Sedelmeyer, Jake Winebrenner and Mike Witcher. Their engaging live shows are always energetic and soul-filled affairs with a healthy dose of improvisation and an emphasis on having a Danberry good time!
Weaving tales of life in the mountains of North Carolina and stories of hard work and hard loss with simple acoustic rhythms and the haunting ring of the dobro, Company News represents the sounds of the rural Southeast brought together by generations of Appalachian musical influence. Lead-man and song-writer Hunter Begley, accompanied by Charlie Willis on dobro and Autumn Wheeler on vocal harmonies, forms a classic Americana outfit from Black Mountain, North Carolina that embodies the best in meaningful songcraft.
Playing music has always been a modest if not internal release for Hunter Begley, having been playing guitar for nearly 12 years and jotting down hooks and lyrics nearly the full extent of that time. Hunter’s writing comes from a simple yet poignant state of mind, finding deep meaning in approachable lines of prose. Perhaps his greatest gift is the ability to take from the great songwriters of our time like Chris Kristofferson, John Prine or Gram Parsons. Layers of well placed lyrical delivery land dead-on with emotion-evoking chord progressions and patient accompaniments between the band members.
Company News may be the moment in time that one would witness at a backyard campfire, finding a soulful meaning in a never-before heard song from friends sitting amidst fallen logs. That feeling is accessible at any Company News performance, as the audience realizes quickly that the members are self-serving in the best kind of way – enjoying every note as if it is their last.