Check out the streaming video of Ariana's performance from the Meow Mix in NYC!
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Visit ariana's photography website at: www.photographybyariana.com
Ariana just bought a shiny new sparkly orange
hamer newport semi-hollow bodied electric guitar.. yes, an electric guitar! Next
time you come out to see her play it will be a whole new experience...
Ariana's song "Second Guess" placed 5th
out of thousands of songs in garageband.com's
unsigned band contest. If she had won, she would have received a $250,000 dollar
Ariana's song "So Sorry Now" has been
nominated for the Just Plain Folks
Songwriter's Association's best contemporary song award!
Now you can listen to Ariana's music on several
mp3 radio stations, including the one she created herself called Ariana's
favorite MP3's It features some of Ariana's songs as well as some other
songs from her favorite mp3 artists, all of whom can also be seen in and around
the NYC area..
"Good writing, smooth picking, ..I really
liked your stuff!"
Meg Griffin, DJ, 90.7 WFUV
"[4-Play]is great!..send another copy to
the station's library because I am keeping this one for my personal collecton..."
Andras Jones, DJ, WKLAS (Olympia, WA)
for an interview with ariana that appeared in the Coffeehouse Crier
for a review of Ariana's opening set for Ellis Paul at "Outpost in the
Live performance review reprinted from the
August 1998 issue of "Rhythm and News" Magazine
Common Sense Cafe, Port Chester, Friday July 10
When you've seen hundreds of shows and things start to seem a bit...well...dry,
its the sheer errant chance that you'll run into something special that keeps
you in the car, driving to that next club or coffeehouse.
And every now and then, somewhere out there in
the dark, you come upon a true revelation.
Ariana Daner is a revelation.
Paying homage to idols like Jewel and Ani
DiFranco in song intros and by choice of the few covers she performs, the young,
gifted Daner radiates a casual intimacy that is reminiscent of her heroines. But
she has a vocal style that is distinctly her own- a particularly refreshing
attribute in an underground folk scene that seems to have posted a Joan Osborne
voice and Alanis Morissette looks as the main requirements for access to the
It is the quality of her songwriting, though,
that most distinguishes Daner songs. The Common Sense crowd punctuated its rapt
attention only at the last, faded note of each song, listening carefully to
every word and then enthusiastically applauding the content as well as the
performance. It was a remarkable mix of respect and admiration, both of which
are in sadly short supply these days for talented artists.
High points of the set included a ruefully funny
satire called "Heaven" and "Carnival" a wistful love song.
The former, shyly introduced as "sarcastic", is in fact a ringing
put-down of religious hypocrisy, addressing the pseudo-spiritual with lines like
"God must really like to talk to you/'Cause you're the one with fan mail
and a TV show."
An aching inbocation of romance gone wrong, the
slower, sadder "Carnival" is an eerie wisp of a song, translating into
words and music the half-forgotten highs and lows that are often all the remains
of the fractured past.
Such translation of experience into entertainment
is uniquely powerful, and, as the din of a hundred other shows fades away,
uniquely enduring as well.
Keep, listening, the buzz is getting louder...