Deann René has been singing and performing since she could walk and talk. Her childhood was music-centric; her parents were music instructors, and they taught kids in elementary school up through high school. Deann started her musical career with the piano at age 5 and clarinet, which she started playing in junior high. She began writing songs while sitting at the piano, then finally picked up the guitar after college. Besides her parents musical influence, Deann is inspired by many musical artists, including Prince, Michael Jackson, 4 Non Blondes, Sheryl Crowe, Alanis Morrisette and Dolly Parton; the list goes on and on. Today, Deann performs her original music with her full rock band and solo. Her lyrics tend to tell the stories of her life experiences, as songwriting is her favorite therapy.
Danny G is a working musician and multi-instrumentalist from Austin TX.
He has released 2 instrumental solo albums, "Leap of Faith" (2012) and "Ocean of Stars" (2010). Other credits include 2 albums with The Mother Truckers, being voted #8 Bassist for 2009 Austin Music Awards, and part-time tech for the legendary King's X.
Danny is also a published writer/photographer.
A native of Corpus Christi, Ric is firmly entrenched in the Austin music scene, freelancing with many Austin songwriters, including Deann René, Rick Hornyak, Billy Eli, The Rusticators, Mundi and The Trulies. He was drawn to percussion at age 9 after watching Milt Jackson perform. With encouragement from his mother Pat, then the principal harpist with the Corpus Christi Symphony, by the age of 17 Ric had joined his mother as member of the symphony. He has performed with David Amram and Dudley Moore, Bob McGrath of Sesame Street, The Electric Light Orchestra, and opened for Phyllis Diller. Ric studied music with Norman Weinberg, an electronic percussion pioneer. A long time friend of George Cisneros, Ric performed with Flecha de Tiempo and Urban 15 touring North America and Mexico, most notably, the 1997 Hispanic Heritage awards at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, where honorees included Bill Richardson, Nicholasa Mohr and Andy Garcia as well as the inauguration celebrations for President Barak Obama. His group Mundi has made two tours of Spain (2006, 2008) and has collaborated on two live performances with poets Coleman Barks and Robert Bly. He is also currently a fill-in drummer for Texas legend Junior Brown as well as Rick Broussard’s Two Hoots and a Holler.