Owen Danoff

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Owen Danoff
Birth name John Owen Danoff
Born (1989-11-03) November 3, 1989 (age 28)
Washington, D.C.
Genres Pop, Folk, Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Associated acts Brian Nhira, Laith Al-Saadi, Nate Butler, John Gilman, Ryan Quinn, Shalyah Fearing, Caroline Burns, Emily Keener, Daniel Passino
Website www.owendanoff.com

Owen Danoff (born November 3, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter from Washington, D.C.[1] He was a contestant on season 10 of NBC's The Voice where he reached the top 11.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Owen Danoff was exposed to music from an early age. His father is Grammy award winner Bill Danoff, a songwriter and original member of the Starland Vocal Band.[3] As a child, he was immersed in his family’s musical culture and can recall joining his father onstage at shows.[4] At the age of 15, Danoff wrote and self-produced his first original song using an audio recorder given to him that same day.[5] He attended Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C..[6] After high school, Danoff studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating with a degree in film scoring.[4]

Owen Danoff returned to the D.C. music scene after college, performing at venues such as the Birchmere, the Kennedy Center and the 9:30 Club.[1][6] In 2012, he released an EP titled ‘Never Trust a Man’.[7] Following the EP release, Danoff was an artist in residence at Strathmore’s Institute for Artistic and Professional Development from 2012-2013. During that time, he ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to help fund his full-length debut album. He released ‘Twelve Stories’ in May 2014. The album is a collection of his original music and led Danoff to three Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies) wins. The awards were for best Pop/Rock Recording, Pop/Rock Instrumentalist, and Pop/Rock Vocalist.[5][8] In 2014, he also released a single titled “Never Been Kissed”.[9]

In 2015, Danoff released a single titled “No Such Thing (As You and Me)”. For this song, American Songwriter awarded him 1st place in their March/April 2015 lyric contest.[4] After a successful stint on NBC's The Voice where he reached the top 11, Danoff released his latest single titled "Love on Your Side" on July 8, 2016.[10] This song is also the title track on his latest EP, which was released on September 23, 2016. The ‘Love on Your Side’ EP was funded with the help of a successful PledgeMusic campaign, and consists of six original tracks.[11] In addition to his own 2016 releases, Danoff was also credited as a co-songwriter on Nashville star Charles Esten’s single “Already Gone Away”.[12]

The Voice Season 10[edit]

Owen Danoff was a contestant on season 10 of NBC's The Voice, where he finished in 11th place. He was one of the few performers that season to achieve a chair-turn by all four judges. He chose Adam Levine as his coach.[13]

     – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
Order Air Date Round Song Original Artist Result
4.6 Mar. 8, 2016 Blind Audition "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" Bob Dylan All Four Chairs
Joined Team Adam
9.5 Mar. 22, 2016 Battle Rounds "Runaway" (vs. John Gilman) Del Shannon Saved By Coach
10.2 Mar. 28, 2016 Knockout Rounds "She's Always a Woman" (vs. Ryan Quinn) Billy Joel
15.6 Apr. 12, 2016 Live Playoffs (Top 24) "Hero" 1 Family of the Year
17.8 Apr. 18, 2016 Live Top 12 "7 Years" 2 Lukas Graham Bottom two
18.2 Apr. 19, 2016 Live Top 12 Results "Lego House" (vs. Emily Keener) Ed Sheeran Saved by Instant Save
19.4 Apr. 25, 2016 Live Top 11 "Fire and Rain" James Taylor Bottom two
20.2 Apr. 26, 2016 Live Top 11 Results "Burning House" (vs. Daniel Passino) Cam Eliminated
  • ^Note 1 The studio version of this performance reached #28 on iTunes.[14]
  • ^Note 2 The studio version of this performance reached #53 on iTunes.[14]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
Twelve Stories[15]
  • Released: May 6, 2014
  • Self-released
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Never Trust A Man [7]
  • Released: January 26, 2012
  • Self-released
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Love on Your Side [11]
  • Released: September 23, 2016
  • Self-released
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Digital singles[edit]

Year Song Album
2014 “Never Been Kissed"[9] Non-album single
2015 “No Such Thing"[16]
2016 “Love on Your Side"[17] Love on Your Side EP

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b Sarah Polus (March 22, 2016). "This contestant on 'The Voice' has a surprising D.C. musical heritage". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  2. ^ Amy Reiter (April 27, 2016). "'The Voice recap: Voters send Owen Danoff home shy of the Top 10". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  3. ^ Ray Kelly (March 8, 2016). "'The Voice' contestant Owen Danoff has ties to Springfield". Masslive.com. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Caine O’Rear (February 3, 2015). "March/April 2015 Lyric Contest Spotlight: Winner Owen Danoff". American Songwriter. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Rachel Levitin (May 3, 2014). "We love music: Owen Danoff". WeloveDC.com. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Andrea Sachs (April 20, 2016). "Washington's Owen Danoff performs on his biggest stage yet: 'The Voice'". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "iTunes - Never Trust a Man EP by Owen Danoff". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  8. ^ "29th Annual Wammies Nominees". Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "iTunes - Never Been Kissed Single by Owen Danoff". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  10. ^ Marisa H. Dunn (July 8, 2016). "What's Next for Owen Danoff". Washingtonian. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  11. ^ a b "iTunes - Love on Your Side EP by Owen Danoff". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  12. ^ Dana Getz (September 15, 2016). "Nashville star Charles Esten premieres big-chorus country tune, 'Already Gone Away'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  13. ^ Andrew Beaujon (March 9, 2016). "DC Singer/Songwriter Owen Danoff made a splash on The Voice". Washingtonian. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  14. ^ a b "iTunes Chart: Owen Danoff". Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  15. ^ "iTunes - Twelve Stories Album by Owen Danoff". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  16. ^ "iTunes - No Such Thing Single by Owen Danoff". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  17. ^ "iTunes - Love on Your Side Single by Owen Danoff". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved July 8, 2016.

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