courtesy of Danielia Cotton
With an equal emphasis on rock, jazz, and soul — and with roots in gospel — New York-based singer Danielia Cotton draws on a wide range of influences, from Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones to Mavis Staples and Etta James. Return to this space to hear Cotton perform at WXPN and World Cafe Live, starting at noon ET Friday.
Aiming to craft a contemporary-sounding record that still hearkens back to '70s pop and soul, Cotton just released Rare Child. It follows Small White Town, a soulful and upbeat record that inspired WXPN to name her an "Artist to Watch" in 2005.