Danika has played over 300 shows in 6 countries and around the US in the past two years. 2014 will lead to another 175 plus live shows and the release of a new acoustic album titled "Balance".
Danika’s second album, “Living Your Dream,” a collection of songs offering an optimistic take on life, was recorded in Nashville.
Holmes’ album was fan funded in its entirety. When fans began asking to hear new music, she accepted the challenge by launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the recording of the album. A rave response came in from backers around the world.
Danika grew up on the Iowa side of the Mississippi River in a family of 5 kids but now calls Nashville home. At age 26, after 4 years of teaching and graduate courses, Danika was only a dissertation away from completing her PHD.
“In 2009 I ended up writing an album instead of a dissertation. Now I use everything I learned in my graduate studies to run my own business as an independent artist and entertainer, so it was time well spent.” Genuine passion and vibrance are the keystones of Danika’s inspiring songs and entertaining onstage presence.
Jeb started playing music at age 9, starting with saxophone and then later adding guitar, bass, and drums. Throughout the years he has learned many more. In his college days he spent many hours in the studio writing and recording songs.
Jeb also filled in with hundreds of bands including blues, rock, metal, country, and even a 2 1/2 year stint with a big band. He has taught for 16 years, and has decided to perform full time with Danika Holmes. Jeb stated, "It's taken a long time to find a band that was worth pulling away from teaching for. I'm excited to see where we go in the next few years."
Press and Radio
“Danika Holmes isn’t just easy on these eyes. She’s a true American talent... I couldn’t stop listening!” -Mike Wolfe, American Pickers on History
“In Nashville, you have to stand in a long line as a new artist and do something fresh. I’ve seen Danika and Jeb play a few times around town and I’m always struck by her voice and her uniqueness in phrasing and especially tone. She’s a captivating singer in a truly soulful duo.” -Trey Bruce, Emmy Award Winning Songwriter
“Danika Holmes puts her heart and soul into every performance. Her smile draws you in, her music keeps you there.” Madalyn Sklar, GoGirls Music
“I spent 25 years in the newspaper business, most of it as an entertainment reporter and editor. I’ve seen some of the best guitarists and rock, blues and country have to offer. Jeb Hart can hold his own with any of them. His heart and passion are matched only by his technical skills.” - Jim Renke, Entertainment Reporter
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