Danny Brooks has long been referred to as "the Real Deal," and after years of honing his writing and performing skills in Canada, picking up nominations and awards along the way, Brooks is at home in the Texas music scene and traveling throughout the USA.
Mixing Southern Soul, Americana, Blues and Gospel, he is recognized as a prolific writer and dynamic live performer, and is constantly on the road. Making Llano, Texas his home (just west of Austin), "Texassippi Soul Man" Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi released their second Texas studio recording, This World Is Not Your Friend, in January of 2015.
Their upcoming CD, Get Your Joy On, will be much like the previous CD with a stripped down approach. Brooks' music features the duo he has with his wife, Lil Miss Debi, who sings and plays cajon/percussion while he plays assorted guitars/slide/cigar-box/stomp-board and harp-rack.
Brooks has worked with legendary producers Jim Dickinson on "It's A Southern Thing," which received high praise from Cub Coda (Smokin’ In The Boys Room/All Music Guide), and Johnny Sandlin (Capricorn Records producer) on "No Easy Way Out," which featured the legendary Muscle Shoals musicians David Hood, Spooner Oldham, and Bonnie Bramlett. Frazer Mohawk (Elektra) and bassist Tim Drummond (Bob Dylan/Neil Young/James Brown) referred to Brooks as the real deal on NorthernBlues recording Saved! The NorthernBlues Gospel Allstars. On the first two Soulsville recordings, Brooks credits Richard Bell (Janis Joplin/The Band/Colin Linden), who produced and played keyboards, for preparing him for the world stage. It should be noted that Louis X. Erlanger (Mink DeVille guitarist) produced Texassippi Soul Man.
"Texassippi Soul Man" Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi have been touring constantly, promoting and building their reputation throughout North America. As a duo, they make a good racket on assorted guitars/stomp-board/harp-rack/cajon/percussion and singing with all their might. Their duo live show has drawn comparisons to the White Stripes, Black Keys, Keb Mo', The Allman Bros. and North Mississippi Allstars.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!