Danny Burns Explores the 'North Country' With Some High Profile Friends

Rating: 7.5/10

If the old adage that you can judge a man by the company he keeps, then the judgments of Danny Burns are all positive. His debut album North Country, which releases Jan. 18 on Bonfire Recordings, contains guest appearances by Americana royalty like Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Tim O'Brien, Tift Merritt, and Old Crow Medicine Show's Critter Fuqua.

If that sounds like a lot of guest appearances for a new artist (and that isn't all of them), that's because Burns is not your typical artist releasing a studio debut. Since moving to America from his native Ireland 20 years ago, Burns has been traveling America making a living as a musician. Along the way he has played supporting sets for many of the artists named above, making enough of an impression to garner their help when it came time to record North Country.”

- Chris Griffy