BIOGRAPHY

Blending folk, roots, and country sensibilities, Danielle Knibbe's songs win, and then all too often, break your heart. There's an intimacy and familiarity to her music; her stories may not be about you, but you'll think they are.

Tackling topics like mental illness, loss, heartbreak, estrangement, and countless others, Danielle Knibbe has developed a following by being as genuine and open in her songwriting as she is onstage. Her songs invite the listener into what feels like an intimate conversation between friends. Her knack for penning insightful yet straightforward lyrics has already gained her recognition, earning her a spot at the Banff Centre for the Arts inaugural Singer-Songwriter Residency. Although she was one of the youngest songwriters in the program, she was given the nickname “The Lyric Doctor” due to her natural instinct for getting  to the heart of a song.

Her sophomore album The Ribcage & The Heart (Spring 2019) is full of examples of Danielle’s lyrical skill,with three of the songs having been selected for print in American Songwriter’s monthly lyric contest. This new album, mixed by Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat) and featuring Fats Kaplin (John Prine, Jack White), showcases the depth, insight, passion, and potential of this up-and-coming songwriter.


REVIEWS, TV & OTHER MEDIA

”…Knibbe can take complicated concepts of love and loss and manage to form them into passionate words.” – The Gateway LINK
She’s got power, grit, and a touch of twang…” – Roots Music Canada LINK
”Impeccable lyrics and beautifully built harmonies..” – ComeHereFloyd LINK
”…a lived-in, honest viewpoint.” – Dominionated LINK
The Ribcage & The Heart Album Premiere – Aesthetic Magazine LINK
Album & Tour Announcement – Canadian Beats LINK
Insecurity EP Feature – Roots Music Canada LINK
Insecurity EP Premiere – Spill Magazine LINK
TV Performance & Interview – CTV Morning Live Saskatoon LINK
TV Performance & Interview – Global News Morning Regina LINK
Blog Interview – Our Basement LINK
Feature Interview – Cups N Cakes Podcast LINK
Feature Interview – CBC’s Key of A
“Long Distance” added to ChillFiltr Spotify Playlist LINK
”Agony” added to Official Spotify Playlist, Renegade Folk LINK
CBC Radio play across Canada, including – Sask Weekend, Up North, Info AM, London Morning

AWARDS

2019 Recipient of Folk Music Ontario’s “Stingray Rising Star - English Category” LINK
American Songwriter Magazine Lyric Contest - 4th Place, March/April 2018 LINK
American Songwriter Magazine Lyric Contest - 3rd Place, September/October 2017 LINK
American Songwriter Magazine Lyric Contest - 2nd Place, May/June 2017 LINK



!EARSHOT CHART HISTORY

05/07 – #4 on Folk/Roots/Blues, CKUA Edmonton, AB
05/07 – #12 on Top 30, CKUA Edmonton, AB
04/30 – #4 on Folk/Roots/Blues, CFBX Kamloops, BC
04/16 – #1 on Folk/Roots/Blues, CFBX Kamloops, BC
04/16 – #9 on Top 30, CFBX Kamloops, BC
04/16 – #24 on Top 30, CFMU Hamilton, ON
04/09 – #28 on Top 30, CFMU Hamilton, ON
04/02 – #5 on Top 30, CFMU Hamilton, ON
03/26 – #26 on Top 30, CJTR Regina, SK
03/12 – #6 on Folk/Roots/Blues, !earshot
03/12 – #9 on Top 30, CJSR Edmonton, AB
03/12 – #2 on Folk/Roots/Blues, CJSR Edmonton, AB
03/12 – #24 on Top 30, CJTR Regina, SK
03/12 – #12 on Top 30, CKUA Edmonton, AB
03/12 – #8 on Folk/Roots/Blues, CKUA Edmonton, AB
03/05 – #5 on Folk/Roots/Blues, CJAM Windsor, ON
03/05 – #29 on Top 30, CJTR Regina, SK

 

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