Jeb’s clean and sophisticated style of playing along with Danika’s
smooth, soulful vocals has created a own unique blend of acoustic pop.
Don’t let the optimistic take on life in Danika’s music fool you into
thinking she’s never endured hardship. She has... and plenty of it. She
just chose to focus the message of her music on overcoming challenges
and getting through life’s hardest moments in one piece, and being
better for it. Danika believes music has the ability to heal. But that’s
not all. A well written song and performance can lead you to sing
along, to laugh, or to bop your head and groove with the beat. That’s
what you can expect from a Danika Holmes show... not just songs, but an
experience to remember.
You may have heard Danika on Sirius XM’s Coffee House station or on
one of 150 radio stations around the US spinning her tunes. Or maybe you
saw her opening for acts such as Dierks Bentley and Phil Vassar. Or in
theaters, wineries, clubs and living rooms around the US, UK and Europe
in one of over 400 shows since 2010 when she decided to pursue music
full time, abandoning her PhD, only a dissertation short of becoming
“Dr. Holmes.” But that’s a different story...
In 2010, Danika joined forces with guitarist Jeb Hart, a phenomenal
player who’s not afraid of shredding on an acoustic guitar. Jeb’s clean
and sophisticated style of playing along with Danika’s smooth, soulful
vocals has created their own unique blend of acoustic pop. Fans come to
Danika shows expecting to hear Jeb Hart on guitar the same way they know
they’re going to get Slash at a Guns N’ Roses concert.
While the music is positive and encouraging, an occasional song veers
to the dark side, addressing heartbreak and death, in particular the
loss of Danika’s dad to cancer, while showing a very real and genuine
side to the singer-songwriter. “Balance Vol. 1” (2014) is the Nashville
duo’s most recent release and was generously fan funded through
kickstarter, as was their most recent full band release “Living Your
Dream.” (2010) Danika grew up as one of five kids on the Mississippi
River in a little piece of heaven known as “Iowa.”
Jeb Hart is the creator of Six Month Guitar.
Jeb started playing music at age 9, starting with saxophone and then
later adding guitar, bass, and drums. Throughout the years he has
learned many more. In his college days he spent many hours in the studio
writing and recording songs.
Jeb also filled in with hundreds of bands including blues, rock,
metal, country, and even a 2 1/2 year stint with a big band. He has
taught for 16 years, and has decided to perform full time with Danika
Holmes. Jeb stated, "It's taken a long time to find a band that was
worth pulling away from teaching for. I'm excited to see where we go in
the next few years."