TEN PENNY GYPSY Five-time Arkansas Country Music Awards nominee
For years, Arkansas singer/songwriters Justin Patterson and Laura Lynn Danley had been following the beat of their own drum, and performing separately as solo artists. When they decided to join forces and form the Folk/Americana duo Ten Penny Gypsy in 2017, their musical direction was set upon a new and exciting trajectory.
"Justin reminds me of what would happen if James Taylor and Gordon Lightfoot had a love child", muses David Hughes, a promoter with Unknown Legends Artists in Hot Springs, AR. "He writes insightful, heartfelt, and intelligent lyrics. His songs can be haunting one minute and turn rockabilly the next. He is a refreshing voice and talented writer".
"Laura is very reminiscent of Tammy Wynette or Joni Mitchell. She has an intriguing and infectious personality, with a vulnerability that draws you in", says Anthony Crawford, producer of Ten Penny Gypsy's self-titled debut album, recorded in February 2017.
Crawford's opinions carry weight. He's a respected veteran of the music industry, having recorded and performed for over forty years with such musical icons as Neil Young, Steve Winwood, and Dwight Yoakam.
"I do believe that Ten Penny Gypsy's debut album was a snapshot of Justin Patterson and Laura Lynn Danley in full bloom", says Crawford.
"Ten Penny Gypsy" was nominated for "Album of the Year" at the inaugural Arkansas Country Music Awards in 2018. The group garnered additional ACMA nominations for "Americana Artist of the Year" and "Vocal Group of the Year" in both 2018 and 2019.
Ten Penny Gypsy has recently announced April 1, 2020 as the release date for their second full-length album, "Fugitive Heart", recorded and produced by Crawford at Admiral Bean Studio in Loxley, AL. It contains ten songs composed by Patterson and Danley, and features musical contributions from Crawford and 2020 Arkansas CMA nominee Buddy Case (Guitarist of the Year).
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