Six shows in three nights ladies and gentlemen!” Danielle exclaimed, addressing the crowd in-between songs. “Amazing crowds, amazing people. This has just been really a great moment and it actually has been very surreal, but I’m going to get into these songs. Hope you enjoy them!
The Rochester-based singer confidently radiated her powerful voice throughout The McKittrick Hotel’s moody Manderley Bar. This performance was the last of Ponder’s three-night run in New York City before joining St. Paul and the Broken Bones on tour later this month. Before exiting, Ponder concluded the set with an inspiring personal anecdote.
I quit my successful job as an attorney to be a broke musician because I absolutely love you, and I absolutely love this stage. I completely live for it. I truly believe in following your purpose, I think that when God gives you a gift, a way you can show gratitude is committing to that thing. Amen, amen, amen! You all feel me? So a lot has happened in the past year that has really changed my life, even to be here with this audience in New York City listening has been so affirming for me and lets me know I made the right decision. I really feel like I’m a living testimony of that and that’s the only reason I’m telling you I’m 40! Because I want you to know my knees hurt, I’m old, but I’m here! So this next song is called “So Long.”
“So Long” is Ponder’s latest single, released on March 11, an anthem about letting go of fear and being the best person you can possibly be.
St. Paul and the Broken Bones with Danielle Ponder Tour Dates
April 23 – Dallas, Texas – The Granada Theater
April 24 – Austin, Texas – Stubb’s
April 26 – Tulsa, Okla. – Cain’s Ballroom
April 28 – Denver, Colo. – Mission Ballroom
April 29 – Aspen, Colo. – Belly Up
April 30 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Commonwealth Room
May 3 – Seattle, Wash. – The Neptune
May 5 – Portland, Ore. – Crystal Ballroom
May 6 – San Francisco, Calif./Oakland, Calif. – Fox Theater
May 7 – San Diego, Calif. – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
May 10 – Los Angeles, Calif. – The Theatre at Ace Hotel
May 11 – Pioneertown, Calif. – Pappy & Harriet’s
May 12 – Phoenix, Ariz. – The Van Buren