video title: Introducing Becca Danielsen
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video source: SacTVnews
published on YouTube Apr. 27, 2012

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duration 11:07 minutes

Introducing Becca Danielsen "Video of the Day" review by Alex Cosper on April 27, 2012

Becca Danielsen is a rising singer-songwriter in the Sacramento area putting out her first CD with an impressive mix of styles. This video features an acoustic performance of her song "You Are" from her debut album Something Right. Although she began playing guitar in the late seventies, it wasn't until 1995 that she began to pursue music and play in public, starting at the Fox and Goose in Sacramento. Her songwriting partner Anne Smith helped her overcome the anxiety of playing in public. Becca says meditation also helped. She then began playing with bands. Her friend local indie artist Ken Koenig produced her first album this year. It's called Something Right, featuring eleven tracks of eclectic sounds rooted in folk, jazz, blues and pop.

Becca performs an acoustic version of her song "You Are," which she notes is a favorite on the album. It's a tuneful love song with captivating lyrics over a bluesy guitar riff. Some of her favorite artists include Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Carly Simon and Patsy Cline. Becca plans on performing as a duet known as Becca and Chuck at Farmers Markets this year, mixing fresh local produce with fresh local music. As I told Becca, her song "You Are" blew me away when I heard it on Facebook recently after Ken Koenig introduced me to her as an artist. This video was shot on April 26, 2012. Read more about the Sacramento music scene and other regional indie scenes at Playlist Research.

Update: June 23, 2013

The duet of Becca and Chuck continue to play shows in Sacramento, many of which have been outdoor farmer's markets. Becca's music is well suited for music festivals crafted to open people's minds about art. The fact that her music is very eclectic and draws from many influences gives her music an edge in today's crowded indie world. Part of the reason the scene is so crowded is because many young artists want to be in the spotlight even if they're not ready to deliver a developed set of music. Becca rises above that crowd in the sense that her music has a clear purpose beyond trying to get attention. The lyrics and melodies clearly have an original authentic twist, which has been the key to Adele, one of the industry's top emerging artists.

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