Danny Mitchell is a pianist, singer, composer, and songwriter. Since moving to Nashville in 2008, Mitchell has worked steadily as a freelance musician in a diverse and ever-changing music industry. He currently plays piano, organ, and sings background vocals with multi-platinum recording artist Miranda Lambert. When Mitchell isn’t on the road he works on recording sessions as a pianist, singer, composer, arranger, and orchestrator.
As an artist & songwriter, Mitchell has performed around the country in venues including Chicago's House of Blues, Hollywood's Hotel Cafe, and Nashville's famed Grand Ole Opry. As a solo artist, Mitchell has released four studio albums. His latest LP, titled Gone, Baby, Gone (2014), is a sparsely-produced project, allowing the song and songwriter to stand front and center.
Mitchell’s musical arsenal goes deeper than just his singer-songwriter façade. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in jazz piano and composition – his compositions ranging from small chamber pieces to full symphonic works. His Dawning of a Soul was performed by the National Wind Ensemble in New York City’s Carnegie Hall under the direction of H. Robert Reynolds. The Home of the Great Spirit was commissioned by the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association for the 25th Anniversary of the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc Lakeshore Wind Ensemble.
Mitchell is also the creator of Music on a Mission, an annual holiday concert held in his hometown of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The eighth-annual event, held in December 2018, included two sold-out concerts that raised thousands of dollars for local charities.