British blues artist Dani Wilde decided to become a blues singer after a visit to the Bishopstock Blues Festival when she was 14 years old.
“I saw the likes of contemporary blues singers Sue Foley, Shemekia Copeland and Susan Tedeschi perform,” she later remembered. “Before then I had only heard the old Chicago players like John Lee and Muddy Waters but to see young female artists playing the blues like that really blew me away and so I made it my mission to follow in Susan Tedeschi’s footsteps. Her performance was inspirational and had a life changing effect on me in regards to my music career.”
Dani released her debut album Heal My Blues in 2008. Her new album Shine is due for release in September 2010.
Listen: Dani Wilde Band - Little By Little (live at Village Habach, 2009)