Danielle Knibbe – Toronto-based, Edmonton-raised Singer/Songwriter.  Photo by Wendy Mulder

Danielle Knibbe – Toronto-based, Edmonton-raised Singer/Songwriter.
Photo by Wendy Mulder


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.

The Works Festival (2018)
Western Canada Tour (2017)
– Sunshine Music Festival (2017)
Tiny Lights Music Festival (2017)
Western Canada Tour (2016)

– Ontario Arts Council Recording Grant (2018)
FACTOR Artist Development Grant (2018)
Banff Centre Independent Residency (2018)
Banff Centre Singer-Songwriter Residency (2017)
Lyrics selected for print 3x by American Songwriter’s Lyric Contest
Album “Some Curious Birds” listed an
Essential Album of 2016 by CKUA’s David Ward
– Charted Top 20 on CiTR, CJRU, CKDU, CFBX
– Song “Come Back Home” featured on CBCs’s The Sunday Edition
– “
Come Back Home” performed by choirs in Vancouver and Roberts Creek
– Co-writer with Chloe Albert, Genevieve Racette, The Dungarees


– The Ribcage & The Heart (2019)
– Infatuation A/B (2018)
– Some Curious Birds (2016)
– Every Last Wish (2013)

On the Other Side (2018) by Claire Coupland
A Mother’s Worry (2018) by The Marwills
All I Am (2017) by Belinda Corpuz

2018 EP

2016 ALBUM

Photo by Wendy Mulder

Photo by Wendy Mulder


"Whoa. Have we discovered the female John K Samson of the Weakerthans?" – Grant Lawrence, CBC Radio 3

"Danielle Knibbe is one of the finest singers I have worked with and a truly gifted songwriter." Allan Gilliland, Music Department Chair, Grant MacEwan University

"I received many compliments from music lovers about her crafted music, smart songwriting and beautiful vocal harmonies. She is part of a group of emerging artists whose wise songwriting seems beyond their youth." – Robert Mack, Artistic Director, Sunshine Festival

“Danielle Knibbe brings a fresh approach to acoustic Folk music. Her arrangements are clever and intriguing, focusing on harmonies and syncopation, and her lyrics are not just rhyming words, they are real song writing. She is definitely a contender.” Harold Wollin, The Blue Chair Cafe

© Danielle Knibbe, 2016.