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“Danika Holmes isn’t just easy on these eyes. She’s a true American talent... I couldn’t stop listening!” -Mike Wolfe, American Pickers on History “In Nashville, you have to stand in a
“Danika Holmes isn’t just easy on these eyes. She’s a true American talent… I couldn’t stop listening!” -Mike Wolfe, American Pickers on History
“In Nashville, you have to stand in a long line as a new artist and do something fresh. I’ve seen Danika and Jeb play a few times around town and I’m always struck by her voice and her uniqueness in phrasing and especially tone. She’s a captivating singer in a truly soulful duo.” -Trey Bruce, Emmy Award Winning Songwriter
“Danika Holmes puts her heart and soul into every performance. Her smile draws you in, her music keeps you there.” Madalyn Sklar, GoGirls Music
“I spent 25 years in the newspaper business, most of it as an entertainment reporter and editor. I’ve seen some of the best guitarists that rock, blues and country have to offer. Jeb Hart can hold his own with any of them. His heart and passion are matched only by his technical skills.” – Jim Renke, Entertainment Reporter
If when you hear the term ‘acoustic duo’ you imagine two people sitting on stools, lightly strumming guitars, singing about how life has treated them poorly, think again. Danika & the Jeb are dynamic, uplifting, and fun, while their music is a soulful combination of artfully written songs and powerful musical phrasing.
When asked about why she has never applied to American Idol, Danika says “I never looked at the music industry like a lottery. I don’t need to buy a ticket. I simply need to be an artist.” Danika’s belief is that a well written song can embody all emotions of the human existence, and she articulates that beautifully with her slightly raspy yet warm voice and truthful lyrics.
Grand-nephew to the great country guitarist Clyde Moody, Jeb Hart can craft a story with six strings. Despite a car accident that left him unable to play for several years, Jeb’s determination to overcome prevailed. After listening to Jeb perform, the two most common responses from fans are “The best guitar player I’ve ever heard” and “It sounds like there’s two of him.”
Danika and Jeb are taking stages of all sizes by storm – having opened for mainstream heavyweights such as Lyle Lovett, Dierks Bentley, Phil Vassar, Tracy Lawrence, and others, to being named 2016 Artists of the Year from Concerts in your Home, their soulful and intoxicating sound lures in new fans daily.
"The progressive hard rock band, Zebra, was founded in 1975 by drummer Guy Gelso, bassist/keyboards Felix Hanemann, and guitarist/keyboards/vocalist Randy Jackson. Jackson and the rest of Zebra started off in
“The progressive hard rock band, Zebra, was founded in 1975 by drummer Guy Gelso, bassist/keyboards Felix Hanemann, and guitarist/keyboards/vocalist Randy Jackson. Jackson and the rest of Zebra started off in small Long Island clubs playing covers of Led Zeppelin, The Moody Blues, and Rush songs while developing their own unique voice, which subsequently launched their career.
When Jackson and the rest of the band released their first album, Zebra, in 1983, no one could have anticipated just how successful it would be. It quickly became the fastest selling debut album in Atlantic Records history at the time, and it swiftly achieved gold status thanks to hits including “Who’s Behind the Door?” and “Tell Me What You Want.” A string of fantastic records and more successful singles ensued, peaking artistically with 1986’s must-own record, 3.V.
Zebra’s “power trio” sound was rooted in progressive rock, but with a catchy pop-rock sensibility. Randy’s use of 12-string acoustic guitar, layered with classic hard rock crunch, made for a huge and highly melodic style, while his lead work and truly soaring lead vocals, were tasteful and evolved.
After the band went on hiatus at the start of the next decade, Jackson launched his own solo act entitled Randy Jackson’s China Rain and swiftly released one album under that name in 1993. He and the band later reunited in 1997 but did not release their most recent studio album, Zebra IV, until 2003.
In 2010, Zebra was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. The Long Island Music Hall of Fame inducted the band soon after in 2012. Besides performing with Zebra to this day, Jackson has had no shortage of musical output to keep him busy. In 2014, he produced and engineered Empathy for the Walrus, on which he played all of the instruments and sang all the parts.
Later in the same year he recorded “What it Feels Like” with the band, Silvergun. Currently, he continues to play with Zebra and tours regularly. If you pay attention, you may also catch him at one of his many Randy Jackson Acoustic shows, or even performing tributes to Led Zepplin with a live symphony!”