Danny Brooks’ scorching, soul-filled music has been nominated for numerous Canadian music awards, and he was recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Clarksdale, MS. Yet this Toronto transplant to Austin, TX is still flying under the radar in much of the United States, although probably not for long. His new CD, “Texassippi Soul Man”, is receiving extensive airplay on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio and is high on Americana radio charts. “Texasssippi Soul Man” comes off the heels of Danny’s prior release, “No Easy Way Out”, produced by Johnny Sandlin, famous for his work with The Allman Brothers and Capricorn Records. “No Easy Way Out” featured the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Bonnie Bramlett, and was described by one reviewer as “having the intensity of all the hard-scrabble greats who ever had a spotlight thrown on their luminous rough-hewn graces”. The new “Texassippi Soul Man” was produced by Louis X. Erlanger, the guitarist on Willy DeVille’s early Capitol recordings, and Danny shares some of DeVille’s qualities in his fantastic vocal chops and his unique take on American influences. With its raw guitar sounds and its beautiful melodies, the music sits somewhere at the crossroads where Solomon Burke meets R.L. Burnside – a unique and haunting sound. Writes one reviewer, “Danny Brooks is one of those cats who transcends idioms, genres, and stylistic cages, blending rock and roll, soul, blues, and Americana (even as quintessentially Canadian as he is) in a brew that's heady as hell and impossible to resist”.