Dany Franchi

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Dany Franchi
Dany Franchi performing in Russia.jpg
Background information
Born 1990 (age 27–28)
Genoa, Italy
Genres Electric blues
Occupation(s) Guitarist, singer, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 2008–present
Labels Station House Records
Website www.danyfranchi.com

Dany Franchi (born 1990 in Genoa, Italy)[1] is an Italian electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. Franchi has recorded three albums to date, with the first two crediting his backing band. His third studio album, Problem Child (2018), peaked at number 4 in the Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart.[2]

Anson Funderburgh stated that "Dany is one of my favorite young blues artists. He has an exciting fresh approach to the music while keeping it honest."[3]

Life and career

Franchi was born in Genoa, Italy.[1] In 2008, he graduated with a degree in music gained in Milan, and soon thereafter commenced his professional career in music. In 2011, he won the Blues for Youth Award in his homeland. His debut effort entitled, Free Feeling, was released in 2012. The collection featured his fellows Italians, Paolo Bonfanti and Guitar Ray,[4] along with the 2007 International Blues Challenge winner and Ohio resident Sean Carney.[1]

In February 2014, Franchi relocated to the United States and record his second album I Believe, was recorded in Cadiz, Ohio, with Carney producing the album. In January, 2016, Franchi and his backing band reached the semi-final of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. Later the same year, he played at the Dallas International Guitar Festival.[4] Between 2016 and 2017, Franchi appeared at other blues festivals, including the Doheny Blues Festival (California), Blues From The Top (Colorado, United States), Blues 'n Jazz Rallye ([[Rapperswill,Switzerland), Olsztyn Blues Festival (Olsztyn, Poland), and the Augustibluus]] Festival (Haapsalu, Estonia).[1] and many others.

In February 2017, Anson Funderburgh and Don Ritter, agreed to produce Franchi's third album Problem Child. The recording took place at Stuart Sullivan’s Wire Recording Studio in Austin, Texas. The album was released on May 18, 2018, on Kara Grainger's own label, Station House Records.[1] The collecton contained 13 tracks, mostly written by Franchi.[5] Three of the tracks were cover versions. The instrumental "Sensation" was a re-wording of Freddie King's "Sen-Sa-Shun".[6] The others included Eddie Taylor’s "Big Town Playboy," and the Willie Dixon and Little Walter penned "Everything Gonna Be Alright."[7]

Problem Child, peaked at number 4 in the Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart in June 2018.[2]

Equipment

Franchi uses GHS strings on his Fender Stratocaster guitar.[8]

Discography

Year Title Record label Credited as
2012 Free Feeling Self-released Dany Franchi Band
2014 I Believe CD Baby Dany Franchi Band
2018 Problem Child Station House Records Dany Franchi

[9][10][11]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "About Me – Dany Franchi". Danyfranchi.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Blues Music: Top Blues Albums Chart". Billboard.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Dany Franchi Homepage". Danyfranchi.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Dany Franchi - Dallas International Guitar Festival". Guitarshow.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Dany Franchi - Problem Child". Discogs.com. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Dany Franchi: Problem Child Review". Bluesrockreview.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  7. ^ Kerzner, Barry (21 May 2018). "'Problem Child' by Dany Franchi Is Texas Flavored Joy - American Blues Scene". Americanbluesscene.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Dany Franchi". Ghsstrings.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Dany Franchi". Discogs.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Dany Franchi Band". Discogs.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  11. ^ "I Believe, by Dany Franchi Band". Danyfranchiband.bandcamp.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.

External links

  • Official website
  • Interview with Franchi
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