Late bloomer Danielle Ponder is making her great dream a reality. The pastor’s daughter from Upstate New York has loved singing since an early age. When her brother received a lengthy prison sentence, she decided on a career in the judiciary. Ponder made it to district attorney but decided in 2018 to take a big leap into the unknown by dedicating herself full-time to music. She skirted the top 40 with her debut ‘Some Of Us Are Brave’ (2022), a collection of eight songs about personal freedom, heartache and courage, in an original mix of styles. Her hypnotic voice adds a touch of melancholy. She’s had an auspicious start to her second career. She has already travelled the US with Leon Bridges and shares a booking agent with Billie Eilish.