Danni Rosner: A Race Against Time

Singer/Songwriter Danni RosnerSinger/songwriter Danni Rosner says there is a lot people don't know about her. "I grew up in Tokyo, Japan. I hosted a music video TV show on national channel MHz Worldview for three years in Washington, DC. I love to travel and I can speak Italian. I can beatbox, and I really enjoy going hiking and running. I'm a nut for health food; and if I don't have oatmeal every morning, I get really cranky."

Everything she does now is influenced by the past: her love of other artists and her parents' music. "Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are truly inspirational. Grace is like a modern day Tina Turner, and I channeled their power when I sang at Amateur Night at the Apollo in 2009 (and won!) with a rendition of 'Chain of Fools' by Aretha Franklin. It's my dream to tour with them! I also love Jamie Cullum, Gavin DeGraw, Adele, Missy Higgins, Nathaniel Rateliff and Bon Iver," she says.

"I remember singing along and improvising melodies sitting next to my dad, while he played a Fender Rhodes Stage Piano in the basement of our first house in Virginia. He was big on Charlie Parker, The Doors, Allman Brothers, Beatles, Stones, Black Sabbath and Miles Davis. They raised me to be a fighter and a winner. This is why I'm so driven. Writing music is like riding a bike. I started with training wheels and then took them off, fell a bunch, and now I'm in for the big girl races!"


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