We had the good fortune of connecting with Danno Simpson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Danno, what matters most to you?
In terms of songwriting and in general day to day life, Honesty is the most important principle to me. I look at songwriting selfishly. I write for myself and for my own enjoyment. At the same time, I want to write a song that connects with people. The bridge that closes that gap is Honesty. The Human Experience is shared. People, myself included, get caught up thinking that our problems happen in a bubble. 10 times out of 10, there is an audience that connects with what you are going through. If I am being Honest with myself in a song, about a trouble or a triumph, it has a better chance of connecting. If I am Honest with myself in general day to day life, I have a better chance of connecting with people around me.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a singer & songwriter based out of Fort Collins, CO.

I write country music, or what I think country music is.

I will be recording new music at the start of 2022 in hopes of a Springtime release. I am excited to be touring again this summer with some great friends and artists based out of Colorado.

I got to where I am today professionally by jumping in with both feet. I quit my job, dropped out of school, and chased my dreams. I failed 10,000 times and it was scary and difficult. I still fail consistently, but failure is an essential part of success. I am nowhere close to where I want to be professionally but I’m a thousand miles from where I started and that motivates me to keep going. It’s all about the Journey, not the destination.

The only thing I want the world to know about me or my “brand”, whatever my brand may be, is that all I care about in this pursuit is writing good and honest songs. Everything else that may come along the way is just gravy.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Depending on the time of year. Winter I’m taking them to the Mountains: Vail Stables, Aspen, Breckenridge, a Hot Springs, etc…

Summer, Im taking them to Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins. Then catch a day time show at my favorite venue in Northern Colorado, SwingStation in Laporte, CO. Their outdoor stage is so fun to play during the warmer months.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shout out to all the people in Colorado keeping Roots music and Country music alive and well. Both artists and fans of the genre. Y’all the real ones.

Website: www.dannosimpson.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dannosimpsonmusic/

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