Interview With Musician Danny Hauger About the 2007 Album Return

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Danny Hauger Music is a self-taught, self-produced musician born and raised in Stockton, California. Beginning in 2003, Danny Hauger Music began playing guitar on a Samick Stratocaster

Danny Hauger Music is a self-taught, self-produced musician born and raised in Stockton, California. Beginning in 2003, Danny Hauger Music began playing guitar on a Samick Stratocaster, which was stolen three years later. In four years Danny Hauger Music has played shows in several spots around California including Stockton, Lodi, San Rafael, San Francisco, and San Bernardino. His recent release, "Songs to Wake Up To" is on sale on iTunes and Amazon.

“Return” is the sophomore album from the artist in 2007. “Return” is a follow-up to the 2005 release “Fanjeaux Philosophy”. Danny Hauger Music used over 14 instruments in the making of the album including four guitars, one bass, two tambourines, two shakers, two bongos, and a harmonica. The album was composed entirely during the Spring Semester of 2007 as a final project for Freelance Journalism.

The album ranges from light acoustic ballads to modern rock riffs. The classic Danny Hauger Music style is present in the soft-sung “Find Out Who You Are”. The song is a two guitar arrangement with a message of perspective. The lyrics “It’s when you’re pushed up to a wall, that’s when you’ll find out who you are”.

A similar message carries through in “Time for All to Move Along”. This CD closer is an uplifting goodbye, telling the listener to move forward, and not dwell on the present or the past.

Danny Hauger Music brings more upbeat music with the pop-rock single, “Don’t Come Out Tomorrow”. Through over four minutes of up-tempo progression, the acoustic rock song keeps an uplifting harmony throughout. The solo is well-composed and ties the riffs together. One of the main messages of the album is given in this song: “I think that I will find, that what will change my mind, is what I do, and what I see, not just what you say to me.” This song really represents where the artist comes from, and is an identifiable theme in today’s youth generation.

Danny Hauger Music is no stranger to metaphor, and one deeper than it seems is brought to your stereo with “Two Leaves and a Star”. The allegory is ambiguous and unprecedented. Sung in clear voice, the idea of one night in fall, two leaves, and a star. Listeners would likely have many interpretations of the song’s meaning.

With so much original content, Danny Hauger Music delivers a unique album. “Return” runs a gamut of genres, and the fact that it is self-produced adds a rapport with all home-recorded artists. The efforts put forth in “Return” are vast considering the time frame it was recorded in. “Return” is a must have for lovers of independent artists.

 

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