• About

    Danielia Cotton is a fiery blues-rock artist who doesn't like comparisons. Although, with the release of her debut disc, she was earning them with such titans as Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, and the Rolling Stones. Cotton, according to a mounting pile of press materials, grew up in rural Hopewell, NJ, as one of only seven black children at the local high school -- thus the title of her first full length album, Small White Town.

    Inspiration for a career in music came from her mother, a little-known jazz singer, and two aunts. The three women sang at church with the rest of their sisters in a gospel group called Brooks Ensemble, igniting a passion for inside Cotton to make her own music, her own way. Outside of church, though, her musical tastes leaned in an unlikely direction. AC/DC, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, and Todd Rundgren -- along with great soul R&B from the likes of Stevie Wonder and Donnie Hathaway -- formed the soundtrack to Cotton's youth, and shreds of the hard rock bands' fury and of Rundgren's literate sensitivity shade her songs.

    Early adulthood found Cotton and her electric guitar abandoning Hopewell for Manhattan. There she played the rock club circuit, eventually befriending other musicians who which led her eventually to Kevin Salem, of the band Chocolate Genius. Salem produced Small White Town, as Well as her latest Gun in Your Hand, a promising album full of hurt and hope. During the time between recording Gun in Your Hand and the critically lauded "Rare Child" (released in 2008), the singer endured devastating and life-changing loss - the kind that makes you question the universe, your sanity and your choices.

    It’s the kind of real life stuff that might’ve knocked the wind out of a weaker person’s sails, but Cotton established a wealth of inner strength as the child of a single mom raising several kids. "(When we’d get hurt) my mom would say, ‘Get up. Are you bleeding? No? Alright, you’re fine,’" she explains. "It makes you realize you can get knocked around and you’re going to be OK. Those are the times where you gain character and they enable you later in life to have the strength to get through the real stuff"

    Those moments exist on Gun in Your Hand as what Cotton calls "minutes" - those periods when life feels completely and utterly overwhelming.

    She has since released “The Real Book and Woodstock Session”, also with Kevin Salem. She is currently working on her next original album and promises some interesting new turns. Her current single form that upcoming album “Anything but Ordinary”, hints at just that.

    2015 © Danielia Cotton
  • MUSIC

    ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY - SINGLE

    10/02/2015

    THE REAL BOOK

    10/21/2014

    THE GUN IN YOUR HAND

    10/30/2012
    Musician Credits

    LIVE CHILD

    05/20/2008

    RARE CHILD

    05/20/2008

    SMALL WHITE TOWN

    09/06/2005

    DANIELIA COTTON

    01/01/2004

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  • Latest News

    WXPN's The Key

    Today at Noon on WXPN Danielia Cotton performs at Free At Noon at World Cafe Live. The show will be broadcast live on the radio and online. She releases her new album next, The Gun In Your Hand next Tuesday.
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    WXPN's The Key

    As part of this year's 885 Greatest Rock Songs countdown on WXPN, we asked a number of well-known Philadelphians to share their own picks for the best rock and roll moments of all time. Today we bring you the greatest rock songs according to Naila Francis, columnist and staff writer for The Intelligencer.
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    CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

    Danielia Cotton's got the rock-soul to survive
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    MONTGOMERY NEWS

    Soulful rocker Danielia Cotton returns
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    AMERICAN SONGWRITER

    –MP3 premiere of “Watch Me Bleed”
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  • Live

    Clinton, NJ

    July 14

    8:00pm
    Black Potatoe Music Festival

    Hopewell, NJ

    June 18

    9:00pm
    125th Hopewell Community Day Music Festival
    St. Michaels Preserve

    New York, NY

    June 10

    8:30pm
    Rockwood Music Hall
    Stage 3

    Santa FE, NM

    May 28

    6:00pm
    AMP Concert Series
    @Railyard Plaza

    Brooklyn, NY

    March 24

    8:00pm
    The Shop Brooklyn

    New York, NY

    February 19

    8:30pm
    Rockwood Music Hall
    Stage 3 - 8:30pm

    New York, NY

    December 22

    8pm
    Marlin Room
    Opening for Luke Elliot

    Past Gigs

    Trenton, NJ

    Sept 19

    7pm
    Capital Green
    201 Barrack Street

    New York, NY

    June 20

    6pm
    Make Music New York
    hosted and sponsored by Guitar World's Acoustic Nation
    Union Square

    Philadelphia, PA

    June 25

    8pm
    World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut Street

    Sparta, NJ

    July 10

    7pm
    Sparta Summer Concert Series
    Nicholson Pavilion

    Princeton, NJ

    August 13

    6pm
    Princeton Summer Concert Series
    Princeton Shopping Center

    RAHWAY, NJ

    August 27

    7pm
    Opening for Aaron Neville Duo
    UCPAC Mainstage
    1601 Irving Street

    New York, NY

    April 6

    9pm
    The Bowery Electric 327 Bowery, New York, NY

    New York, NY

    November 6th

    9pm
    Carroll Place 157 Bleecker Street

    Sellersville, PA

    November 23

    7pm
    Sellersville Theater 24 W Temple Ave

    Annapolis, MD

    October 23

    8pm
    Ram's Head On Stage 33 West Street

    New York, NY

    September 09

    9pm
    Carroll Place 157 Bleecker Street

    DOYLESTOWN, PA

    September 12

    8pm
    Puck's Live 1 Printers Alley

    HILLSBOROUGH, NJ

    September 13

    8pm
    Polo Field
    Hillsborough Country Club

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    RAHWAY, NJ

    September 20

    8pm
    Union County Performing Arts Center
    The Loft

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN

    August 29

    9pm
    The Rathskeller
    401 E. Michigan Street

    CHICAGO, IL

    August 28

    9pm
    Martyrs
    3855 N. Lincoln

    NEWARK NJ

    August 21

    5:30pm
    NJPAC
    Theatre Square

    NEW YORK NY

    August 19

    8:00pm
    CD RELEASE PARTY
    Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

    SPARTA NJ

    August 01

    8:00pm
    Sparta Arts Festival
    Dykstra Concert Park

    Free Concert

    NEW YORK NY

    July 22

    9:00pm
    Carroll Place
    157 Bleecker Street

    NEW YORK, NY

    July 8

    9:00pm
    Carroll Place
    157 Bleecker Street

    NEW YORK, NY

    June 24

    9:00pm
    Carroll Place
    157 Bleecker Street

    TRENTON NJ

    June 21

    8pm
    Art All Night Festival
    Main Stage

    PHILADELPHIA, PA

    Saturday, June 14

    8pm
    World Cafe Live
    3025 Walnut Street

    MONTCLAIR, NJ

    June 13

    8pm
    Outpost In The Burbs
    67 Church Street

    WASHINGTON, DC

    May 24

    5:30pm
    Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue
    401 F St NW

    CHICAGO, IL

    May 9

    8pm
    City Winery
    1200 W Randolph Street

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN

    May 9

    9pm
    The Rathskeller
    401 E. Michigan Street

    PHILADELPHIA

    June 14

    8pm
    Ram's Head
    33 West Street

    DOYLESTOWN, PA

    Saturday, October 12

    8pm
    Pucks Live
    1 Printers Alley

    CHICAGO, IL

    Saturday, September 14

    8pm
    Red Line Tap
    7006 N Glenwood Ave.

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN

    Friday, September 13

    9pm
    Rathskeller Biergarten
    401 E. Michigan St.

    ASBURY PARK, NJ

    Friday August 23

    9:30pm
    The Saint
    601 Main St

    CHATHAM, NJ

    Saturday October 6

    8pm
    Sanctuary Concerts
    240 Southern Blvd

    ASHVILLE, NC

    Tuesday September 11

    9pm
    The Emerald Lounge
    112 North Lexington Avenue

    CHARLOTTE, NC

    Wednesday September 12

    9pm
    Double Door Inn
    1218 Charlottetowne Ave.

    SELLERSVILLE, PA

    Friday September 14

    9pm
    Sellersville Theater 1894
    24 West Temple Ave

    WASHINGTON, DC

    Saturday September 15

    9pm
    The Hamilton
    600 14th St NW

    NEW YORK, NY

    Tuesday September 18

    7:30pm
    Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
    196 Allen St.

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  • From Danielia

    Hey everybody, hope you are all well. I am truly glad to have the website back up and running. I hope you all have downloaded the new album or at least heard “Lighthousekeeper” on the radio. The new album officially drops October 30th and we are extremely excited!! This album is very near and dear to my heart and kept me busy during a very turbulent time. Getting to work with producer/musician/writer extraordinaire Kevin Salem again, was truly amazing. This album is eclectic but at the same time has a thread that sews it all together. I truly hope you enjoy listening to these songs as much as I did making them.

    There is one other thing I want to say to all of you out there in regards to the importance of using YOUR voice. The music industry has gone through so many changes and independent artists are breaking the rules and having great success despite the decline in the number of major labels and the power they used to have. A lot of that is due to the buying public, and by that I mean YOU. You have power, as you are the ticket buying, radio listening, and music downloading public.

    So I say to you, if you like my music, this is how you can help me:
    • Call your favorite radio station and ask them to play my new album.
    • Send links of my songs to your friends and family.
    • "Like Me" both online (Facebook, Bebo, etc.) and hopefully in the real world.
    • Request to have me booked at your favorite venues.
    • Post on my Facebook page what you like and what you think of the new album.
    • Buy a t-shirt!!

    I want to thank all of the people that have supported me as an artist and I want you to know, I will not let you down. I will continue to make music and tell my stories and I hope you enjoy it!!! I feel we have a great year ahead of us!!

    Danielia

    2015 © Danielia Cotton
  • The Gun In Your Hand
    Musician Credits

    1. Save Me

    Words - Danielia Cotton & Kevin Salem
    Music - Danielia Cotton, Kareem Devlin, Shelby Gaines
    Publishing and Performing Rights:
    Danielia Cotton - White Town Songs, BMI
    Kareem Devlin - Kareem Devlin Music, BMI
    Shelby Shook Gaines - Green Lime Publishing, ASCAP
    Kevin Salem-Van Rier Music, BMI

    Tony Bruno- Electric guitar & background vocals
    John Clancy- Drums, percussion, Wurlitzer & background vocals
    Winston Roye - Bass
    Kevin Salem- Electric guitar
    Danielia Cotton - Lead & background vocals

    Produced by The Band (Tony Bruno, John Clancy, Winston Roye and Danielia Cotton)
    Co-Produced and mixed by Kevin Salem
    Mastered by Kevin Salem

    2. Lighthouse Keeper

    Words and Music - Kevin Salem
    Publishing and Performing Rights:
    Kevin Salem - Van Rier Music, BMI
    John Clancy - Drums, percussions & background vocals
    Tony Bruno - Electric guitar & background vocals
    Winston Roye - Bass
    Danielia Cotton - Electric guitar & background vocals

    Produced by The Band (Tony Bruno, John Clancy, Winston Roye and Danielia Cotton)
    Co-Produced and mixed by Kevin Salem
    Mastered by Kevin Salem

    3. Easy

    Words and Music - Kevin Salem
    Publishing and Performing Rights:
    Kevin Salem - Van Rier Music, BMI

    John Clancy - Drums
    Kevin Salem - Acoustic guitar
    Kareem Devlin - Electric guitar
    Shelby Gaines - Electronics
    Winston Roye - Bass
    Danielia Cotton - Lead vocal

    Produced and mixed by Kevin Salem
    Mastered by Kevin Salem

    4. Deep Dark Love

    Words and Music - Kevin Salem
    Publishing and Performing Rights:
    Kevin Salem - Van Rier Music, BMI

    John Clancy - Drums
    Kevin Salem - Electric guitar & organ
    Marc Copely - Electric guitar
    Winston Roye - Bass
    Danielia Cotton - Lead & background vocals

    Produced and mixed by Kevin Salem
    Mastered by Kevin Salem

    5. Boy Blue

    Words - Danielia Cotton, Shelby Gaines, Sam Roberts & Kevin Salem
    Music - Danielia Cotton & Shelby Gaines
    Publishing and Performing Rights:
    Danielia Cotton - White Town Songs, BMI
    Shelby Shook Gaines - Green Lime Publishing, ASCAP
    Sam Roberts
    Kevin Salem - Van Rier Music, BMI

    Kevin Salem - Keyboards, electric guitar, string arrangement
    Shelby Gaines - Ukulele & keyboards
    Danielia Cotton - Lead & background vocals

    Produced and mixed by Kevin Salem
    Mastered by Kevin Salem

    6. Torrent Bay

    Words - Danielia Cotton, Sam Roberts & Kevin Salem
    Music - Danielia Cotton
    Publishing and Performing Rights:
    Danielia Cotton - White Town Songs, BMI
    Sam Roberts
    Kevin Salem - Van Rier Music, BMI

    John Clancy - Drums
    Kevin Salem - Acoustic & electric guitar
    Winston Roye - Bass
    Danielia Cotton - Lead and background vocals

    Produced and mixed by Kevin Salem
    Mastered by Kevin Salem

    7. Watch Me Bleed

    Words & Music - Anthony Krizan and Danielia Cotton
    Publishing and Performing Rights:
    Danielia Cotton - White Town Songs, BMI
    Anthony Krizan - Krizan Music, ASCAP

    Anthony Krizan - Guitar & bass and background vocals
    John Clancy - Drums
    Rob Clores - B3 Organ
    Danielia Cotton - Lead & background vocals

    Produced by Anthony Krizan
    Mixed by Kevin Salem
    Mastered by Kevin Salem

    8. The Only Reason

    Writer - Shelby Gaines, Kevin Salem & Danielia Cotton
    Music - Shelby Gaines & Danielia Cotton
    Publishing and Performing Rights:
    Danielia Cotton –White Town Songs, BMI
    Shelby Shook Gaines - Green Lime Publishing, ASCAP
    Kevin Salem - Van Rier Music, BMI

    Danielia Cotton - Piano, lead and background vocals
    John Clancy - Drums
    Kevin Salem - Acoustic & electric guitar
    Winston Roye - Bass

    Produced and mixed by Kevin Salem
    Mastered by Kevin Salem

    9. Long Days

    Writer - Danielia Cotton, Sam Roberts & Kevin Salem
    Music - Danielia Cotton, Kareem Devlin & Shelby Gaines
    Publishing and Performing Rights:
    Danielia Cotton –White Town Songs, BMI
    Kareem Devlin - Kareem Devlin Music, BMI
    Shelby Shook Gaines - Green Lime Publishing, ASCAP
    Sam Roberts
    Kevin Salem - Van Rier Music, BMI

    Kevin Salem - Piano
    John Clancy - Drums
    Danielia Cotton - Lead and background vocals
    Marc Copely - Electric guitar
    Kareem Devlin - Electric guitar
    Winston Roye - Electric
    Kevin Salem - Organ, electric guitar & background vocals

    Produced and mixed by Kevin Salem
    Mastered by Kevin Salem

    10. Purple Rain

    Writer - Prince
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing

    Kevin Salem - Keyboards, acoustic & electric guitar
    John Clancy - Drums
    Teymur Phell - bass
    Danielia Cotton - Lead & background vocals

    Produced and mixed by Kevin Salem
    Mastered by Kevin Salem/p>

    11. Smile

    Writer - Danielia Cotton
    Music - Danielia Cotton, Kareem Devlin & Shelby Gaines
    Publishing and Performing Rights:
    Danielia Cotton –White Town Songs, BMI
    Kareem Devlin - Kareem Devlin Music, BMI
    Shelby Shook Gaines - Green Lime Publishing, ASCAP

    Kareem Devlin - Guitar
    Kevin Salem - Keyboards, electric guitar & acoustic guitar
    Danielia Cotton - Lead & background vocals
    Marc Copely - Guitar
    Winston Roye - Bass
    Kevin Salem - Organ
    Tatiana Fulmer - Claps
    John Clancy - Drums

    Produced and mixed by Kevin Salem
    Mastered by Kevin Salem

    12. Strange Fruit

    Writer - Dwayne P. Wiggins, Maurice Pearl, Lewis Allan
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., EMI Music Publishing

    John Clancy - Drums
    Kevin Salem - Guitar
    Danielia Cotton - Vocals
    Teymur Phell - Bass

    Produced and mixed by Kevin Salem
    Mastered by Kevin Salem


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