The Danberrys are Nashville husband and wife duo, Dorothy Daniel and Ben DeBerry. I first heard Dorothy’s commanding voice and Ben’s picking during a Grateful Dead tribute show at the 5 Spot several years back and I was drawn to their sound and pleased to discover their original music. Their new album, Shine was produced by drummer Marco Giovino (Band of Joy, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller) and executive produced by Brian Brinkerhoff and it’s out today.
AnaLee: I know it’s been tricky getting this album out during the pandemic, and that you’ve worked really hard to make that happen, congratulations! I’ve enjoyed all of your previous releases, but it feels like you’ve really come into your own on this album and I think Shine is your best yet. The production, the songs, Dorothy’s voice and Ben’s guitar playing… it all just really works. Tell us about the inspiration behind these songs and a little about making the album.