Anna Danes is an advocate for passion-pursuing and an unstoppable dream-chaser.. She is a former lawyer and stay-at-home mom who at the age of 43 reinvented herself when she turned to singing as a way to find her voice and to change her life when the love in her life was no more.
Producer Dave Darling, whose widely diverse credits include Brian Setzer, Tom Waits, Janiva Magness, and Motley Crue, was tapped to be at the helm of Anna’s second full length album, “Find Your Wings.” Recorded at Capitol Studios and joined by top LA session players, her sophomore effort is leaps and bounds beyond her 2013 debut, “Longing.” A mix of originals and smartly arranged covers, “Find Your Wings” takes the listener on a musical journey back in time when “real” music ruled the airwaves.
"I heard the Tony Bennett/Bill Evans album in 2014 and loved the sparsity of the music and how strong Tony’s vocals were, how absolutely magnificent Bill’s playing was. I thought that if I were to make another album, it would be “like that”, strong and simple. The six standards were my “dear friends” already in my repertoire - we just added “When You Were My King” at Dave Darling’s suggestion. The six originals are all my stories from around the time of writing them.
They are about life at the end of my marriage (The Voice, co-written with Cindy Alexander), life after separation (Mr. OMG, co-written with Mary Harris), and then life with a new love and falling in love - for the first time, actually (Long Distance, co-written with Dave Darling, See You in LA, co-written with Cindy Alexander, and I Love You). And then, there’s the song that ties everything together and becomes the focal point and corner stone of my career so far, the inspirational “Find Your Wings”, co-written with Cindy Alexander. I wrote it for me, wrote it for my daughter, wrote it for everyone who needs to find their voice and their “wings” in life.”