Miles & Miles
New Radio Release " Walk the Line"
Danny Thompson, Canadian artist with a brand new song on the radio in September 2017.
Danny Thompson released his 2nd single from the Miles & Miles album to European radio in September 2017. The single is available now digitally and part of the Miles & Miles album that is available for download here.
Please feel free to explore the band's website and get to know the very talented family members of the Thompson Band – Danny Thompson - Jordan Thompson, and Danielle Thompson.
This summer, the Thompson's were asked to participate in many of Canada’s biggest events, and they look forward to doing it all again next year.
More great news…. Danny received a Nomination for “2016 Best New Country Artist” and nominated for 2017 AC NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR by New Music Weekly Magazine in Nashville.
Please visit our music page and check out “Walk The Line” by Danny Thompson Band
Although Danny Thompson has been riding high following a prestigious nomination as Best New Country Artist by New Music Weekly in Nashville for the single Miles & Miles, in 2016 and Best New AC/Hot AC Artist in 2017. He’s no newcomer to the music scene. Danny has been writing and performing for more than four decades. After working with the group Contraband on the Belaire record label under the direction of Bob Cousins back in the eighties, he joined Lenny Wilde’s Shotgun Record label. That’s also when every song on Danny’s first album, Rockin’ Myself to Sleep, made onto the charts. One cut in particular, Small Town Blues was played on stations across Europe including the BBC for more than 26 straight weeks. Miles & Miles is a tribute to Thompson’s son Jamie. The young trucker died tragically in an accident involving his rig, just before Christmas of 2012. He was just 33-years-old.
The Danny Thompson Band is a family affair with daughter Danielle playing piano and providing vocals while son Jordan also sings and plays bass for the group. Although the Brantford, Ontario based singer/songwriter/musician has been writing and performing all these years, the nomination for Miles & Miles puts him in the same category as many other past nominees like Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan. Danny recorded Miles & Miles in Nashville where he completed his brand new album with producer Bill Watson. “Dan is providing excellent song writing and a great voice, two things I don’t get an opportunity to work with very often,” said Watson. Meantime, Shawn Connelly who is engineering the album’s tracks has worked with the likes of The Oakridge Boys. The brand new album was released in Feb 2017.
Danny's curreny single "Day without progress" has been getting radio airplay coast to coast in Canada. CBC Sirius Radio has been spinning the single for over 28 weeks straight. The recent success is keeping the Brantford singer busy with touring dates across Canada. Contact info: Website: www.dannythompsonband.com Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Miles & Miles
Brantford-based band was nominated for Best New Country Artist in 2016 for the single Miles and Miles
Danny Thompson pays tribute to his deceased son, a long-haul truck driver.
WOODSTOCK - Every time he performs the song Miles and Miles,
Danny Thompson’s son Jamie was just 33 when he died in December of 2012, in a collision while driving his rig in Quebec, leaving behind a wife and five children.
“I wrote that song for him but it’s not really about his death, it’s about the life of a truck driver,” he said in a phone interview Thursday.
The Brantford-based band will return to Woodstock for a second year to perform at Pittock Conservation Authority on Sunday, July 31 for a Rockin’ the Park event.
“It’s a special concert they do once a year for the people in the park, but it is also open to the public,” Thompson explains. “There will be loads of energy and we have some trick fiddling. It’s going to be a very entertaining show.”
The concert, which starts at 8 p.m., is free but park entry fees apply.
Thompson, 57, concedes a lot has happened in the year since he last performed in Woodstock.
Following the release of his single Miles and Miles, Thompson — who has been writing, singing and performing for more than four decades — was nominated for Best New Country Artist by New Music Weekly.
Nashville country music star Sam Hunt, who has performed with Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney, won the honour in 2015.
Recorded in Nashville, Miles and Miles has been getting airplay at stations both north and south of the border. A video was also shot at Sharp Transportation in Cambridge.
The song got the attention of a Nashville recording studio Lamon Records, who offered the band a record deal for an album also named Miles and Miles.
A second single, Nowhere Road, also about truck drivers, is soon to be available.
The music has also resonated with the trucking community and Thompson said they recently played the Fergus Truck Show and will play at Trucking for a Cure on Sept. 24. They will also be shooting a new music video during the fundraiser for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario.
Thompson’s first album Rockin’ Myself to Sleep was released in the late 1980s.
The Danny Thompson Band includes Thompson’s 19-year-old daughter Danielle on piano and vocals, son Jordan, 21, on bass, Darin Driscol on lead guitar, Devon Turnbull on drums and Katie Korfman on fiddle.