New album, Raw State, released 1 December 2014
Singer-songwriter DAN WHITEHOUSE continues his upward climb with the release of his third album, Raw State.
Released on 1 December 2014, Raw State was recorded during a period of unprecedented creativity that came in the wake of second album, Reaching For A State Of Mind.
Following a string of UK and North American dates in late 2013/ early 2014 which saw the songwriter slowly rework the album’s songs for new situations, Dan returned to the studio keen to recapture the passion and energy of his new live sound.
Produced in collaboration with Danny George Wilson and Chris Clarke of British Americana / country soul act Danny And The Champions Of The World, Raw State embraces the power of change and new directions.
Aided by pedal steel and dobro legend BJ Cole (who has worked with such greats as Elvis Costello, Jimmy Webb, Elton John, Emmylou Harris, REM, Scott Walker, Beck, Bjork, Brian Eno, kd Lang and Dolly Parton), Dan revisited and re-imagined previously recorded material, with sparse, brave arrangements that expose the songs in their Raw State.
Much in demand, Dan has shared stages with such artists as Willy Mason, Joseph Arthur, Caitlin Rose and Josh Ritter, plus blues guitar legend Peter Green, chart-topper Maria McKee, folk star Jim Moray, ex-Teardrop Explodes Julian Cope and the Grammy winning World Party. He’s also performed sell-out headline shows throughout the UK.
The recent months have seen the West Midlands-based songwriter embark on two UK tours with Simone Felice, and close the Lunar Stage at Moseley Folk Festival (performing between The Felice Brothers and Richard Thompson).
Raw State (Heantun Recording Co) is available on CD and download via all major platforms on Monday 1 December 2014.
Artist’s website: www.dan-whitehouse.com
Official album trailer video:
“Really, really gorgeous songs… ” – Janice Long, BBC Radio 2
“Lyrics which involuntarily swerve your gaze to the sky”- Music Week
“Sensational!” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music