Dayton is a self described Millennium blues artist and her sound lives up to every connotation of the term. Bluesy with a modern sensibility: lyrics that paint vignettes as vivid as an Instagram story
Danielle Dayton’s first exposure to music was dance. Her relationship with music began with her body as the instrument: an extension of arms, a crash to the floor or a syncopated beat tapping from her feet, echoing down the studio halls. 14 years of countless dance lessons exposed her to how rhythm, melody and lyrics can affect the body, mind and soul. It wasn’t until she picked up a guitar, that she was led on the path of no return as a singer songwriter and the course of her entire life will never be the same. She creates music simply because she can’t not.
The 2018 Edmonton Music Award Nominee has since completed two successful tours - a month long cross Canada tour in the fall of 2019 and a two week tour across the prairies of Saskatchewan and Manitoba in the Spring of 2020 - each in support of her newest singles “Spider Blues” and “Lady Luck.” Like many artists, Covid-19 has put a halt to Danielle’s live performance and tour objectives, but her tenacious spirit is helping her work toward sharing her music in new and exciting ways.