"[Danni] possesses an old-school country voice as capable of a sumptuous Cline-like croon as it is of the husky intimacies of an Alison Krauss, and a warm, wry line in confessional songwriting. Mockingbird Lane was recorded in Nashville, which will struggle to produce many better albums this year.” Uncut (8/10)
“Mockingbird Lane is the perfect Americana release with elements of blues, jazz, soul, gospel and country" Get Ready To Rock!
“‘Mockingbird Lane’ is a fabulous record that is a testimony to Danni Nicholls’ rising talent. Her mastery of Americana is impressive…her songwriting is tight and authentic, and her vocals are raw and distinctive, bringing each song to life and letting us know exactly who’s singing it. Definitely one to watch as she spreads her wings.” For The Country Record
”…sultry vocals, majestic musicianship and songs strewn with the emotional strains of life.”
Three Chords and the Truth UK
released October 23, 2015
Produced By Chris Donohue
Recorded January 2015 by Stephen Leiweke at Yackland Studio (East Nashville, TN)
Additional recording by Chris Donohue at Nada Brahma Studio (East Nashville, TN) and Sam Loor at Seaside Lounge (Brooklyn, NY) Mixed by Stephen Leiweke at Yackland Studio. Mastered by Alex McCullough at Yes Master (Nashville,TN) Artwork by Katie Hobson
Danni Nicholls Vocals and acoustic guitars
Chris Donohue Electric bass, contrabass, electric, acoustic, and lap steel guitar, keyboards
Bryan Owings Drums and percussion
Will Kimbrough Electric and acoustic guitar, mandola, washboard guitar, background vocals on ‘Blue Train’
Stephen Leiweke Electric and acoustic guitars
Ralph T. Lofton Keyboards on ‘Blue Train’ and Back To Memphis
Billy Livsey Keyboards on ‘Blue Train’ and Travellin’ Man
Pete Lanctot Viola on Feel Again
Sam Ashworth Harmony vocal on Let Somebody Love You
Brandy Zdan Background vocal on Leaving Tennessee, Feel Again and Back to Memphis
Laura Donohue Background vocal on Feel Again, ‘Blue Train’ and Between Forever and Goodbye.
All songs written by Danni Nicholls on this album are published by Jimmy Turner Ltd/Notting Hill Music (UK) Ltd. PRS/BMI. Additional writers and publishers:
Feel Again by Danni Nicholls and Amy Stroup (Milk Glass Music/Incognito Street Music, BMI)
Look Up at the Moon by Danni Nicholls and Phil Madeira "
(Nashville Minute, BMI)
Beautifully Broken by Danni Nicholls and Rebekah Powell " (Indigo Flame Music/Selma Avenue Music, SESAC)
Where the Blue Train Goes by Danni Nicholls and Billy Livsey (Billy Livsey Music/Bluewater Music, PRS/BMI)"
Back to Memphis by Danni Nicholls, Steve O’brien and Tommy Reilly (Steve O’Brien Music, BMI) (BMG Chrysalis Music, BMI)
Let Somebody Love You by Danni Nicholls and Sam Ashworth (Downtown Music Publishing, BMI)
Between Forever and Goodbye by Danni Nicholls and Steve O’Brien (Steve O’Brien Music, BMI)"