Solar powered musician Danielle Howle at Fresh Brewed Coffee House

On Friday, December 9 at 8 p.m., Fresh Brewed Coffee House will loan their stage to Danielle Howle for the evening so she can share her stories and eclectic folksy mix of music. 

Her latest release, Swamp Sessions, was recorded deep in the Francis Marion National Forest in a solar powered swamp house on a piece of high ground next to the Echaw Creek. Swamp Sessions is the first solar powered recording in South Carolina, and the first album recorded at Echaw Creek. The presence of the swamp pervades these recordings, and gives them a texture and grittiness that is free from the shackles of modern, over-produced and over-sanitized music.

During her tenure as a musician, she has backed, and been backed up by, musicians whose presence is clear when walking through the Rock and Country Music Halls of Fame. Bob Dylan, The Indigo Girls, Steve Earl, Gillian Welch, Sam Bush, Peter Holsapple, Shawn Mullins, Ani DiFranco, Sara Lee Guthrie/Johnny Irion, Darius Rucker/Hootie and the Blowfish, and Edwin McCain are just a few of the musicians with whom she’s played. 

Danielle also works as artist-in-residence at Awendaw Green.