Texassippi Soul Man Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi have been touring North America for the past 9 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 PreSonus Air 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:
No Easy Way Out
Danny Brooks & The Memphis Brothers, live performance of the song No Easy Way Out on 100 Huntley Street in support of the CD ‘No Easy Way Out’ (Rockin’ Camel Records 2008) recorded at Duck Tape Studios, produced by the late great Johnny Sandlin. On the CD Johnny had all his pals, David Hood, Spooner Oldham, Bonnie Bramlett, Kelvin Holly and the rest of the Muscle Shoals Players, including the Muscle Shoals horn section. This was a dream come true for a northern boy growing up, looking up to these incredible players and their accomplishments. That said, I respect the The Memphis Brothers in the same way as evident in this live video! Dennis Pinhorn/Bass, Bucky Berger/Drums, Papa John King/Guitar, Richard Bell/Keyboards, Ed Sancowski/Sax, John Tate/Trumpet.
While Debi and I perform as a duo (videos below) this is what we sound like with the band. Lil Miss Debi and I have been touring since 2010 as Texassippi Soul Man’ Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi, in Canada with The Memphis Brothers and in the USA with The Texassippi Brotherhood.
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.
Tell Me About It
Texassippi Soul Man’ Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi have entered their new song ‘Tell Me About It’ to NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest It’s a song with a message about listening to those who need understanding; listening to hear rather than listening to answer. This is the 3rd year they have entered this contest with first song Where Will You Stand garnering praise as being an Americana Anthem. Please feel free to share this new song if you dig it.