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Danielle Egnew
Born (1969-02-28)February 28, 1969Expression error: Unrecognized word "february".
Billings, Montana
Nationality American
Occupation musician, actress, media personality

Danielle Egnew is a musician, actress, media personality and activist known in the areas of music, film, radio and television for both performing and producing in all four genres. Born in Billings, Montana on February 28, 1969, Danielle Egnew currently resides in Los Angeles.[1]


Egnew is a singer/songwriter/composer (ASCAP) in the areas of pop, rock, alternative rock, country, industrial, and folk.

Egnew has served as the frontwoman, writer, and producer for several projects including female alternative rock band Pope Jane[2] from 1996–present (on hiatus), an acoustic guitar and vocal duo formed in 2009 with Pope Jane drummer Kristen Coyner.

Egnew is a music producer within the pop, rock, and country-crossover genres. She has been noted in magazine articles and interviews as a strong female producer due to creative production choices and musical direction and commitment to budget.[3] In 2010, Egnew produced Pope Jane bassist Holly Shawver's rock solo project, The Holly Shawver Project, also contributing vocal arrangement, backing vocals, and rhythm guitar.[4]

In 2008, Egnew signed a multi-tiered recording contract with Maurice The Fish Records,[4] allowing her to create music in several different genres simultaneously. Her solo album Red Lodge was her first label release (2008), nominated for the 2008 NAMMY Awards (Native American Music) in the Best Folk Recording Category.[4]

As a composer, Egnew writes film scores and television theme music for a number of broadcast endeavors including the feature films Montgomery House: The Perfect Haunting (Paranormal Documentary - Ave Vox Entertainment / 2009), Changing Spots (Drama - Clear Pictures / 2007), and the Cannes Film Festival Tough Love (Comedy - 2010).[5]

Discography / Film Score[edit]

  • 2010 - Backseat Bordello (with Kristen Coyner)
  • 2010 - Wayne's Waitress: The Holly Shawver Project (Producer)
  • 2010 - Tough Love Film Score
  • 2009 - Montgomery House: The Perfect Haunting Film Score
  • 2008 - Red Lodge (solo)
  • 2008 - Changing Spots Film Score
  • 2007 - Junkie Cousin (EP)
  • 2006 - Otherworld (ambient)
  • 2006 - Wild Lamb (Solo)
  • 2005 - Rise (ambient)
  • 2004 - Vast (ambient)
  • 2004 - Pulse (ambient)
  • 2003 - Dog and Pony Show (Pope Jane)
  • 2001 - Industry Whore (Pope Jane)
  • 2000 - Hide Me From The Moon (Pope Jane)
  • 1998 - Relief (Pope Jane)
  • 1996 - Pope Jane (Self Titled)
  • 1995 - Country vs Western (with Wayne Lembcke)
  • 1992 - Danielle Marae Live

Film, television and stage[edit]

After attending the University of Arizona Musical Theater and Eastern Montana College Theater, Egnew went on to be an actor, film producer and screenwriter. Her original screenplay Thunder Walk was optioned by Los Angeles production entity Light Renegade Entertainment (2003).[citation needed] As an actor, Egnew starred as "Peg Franklin" in the Clear Pictures feature film Changing Spots (2008), for which she is also credited as a Producer.[5]

In 2009 Egnew wrote, produced, directed and starred in the feature length paranormal documentary Montgomery House: The Perfect Haunting,[5][6] chronicling the haunted history of the Montgomery House Bed and Breakfast in Kalama, Washington. Egnew appeared as herself onscreen in the documentary, which was written, produced, and directed by Egnew through her production company Ave Vox Entertainment.[7] The film contains Egnew's contributed musical score.[5]

Egnew has made other numerous TV appearances both as an actor and as herself, as well as garnering a classical and contemporary theatrical career beginning in 1987.[1][5]

While at The University of Arizona, Egnew was one of the first featured female members of the sketch comedy group Comedy Corner, sharing Comedy Corner alumni status with other notables such as Saturday Night Live writer Alex Baze.

In 2011, Egnew was a cast member and Associate Producer during the three-day all-celebrity charity performances of The Vagina Monologues for V-Day Valley LA. She has contributed as a repeat bi-coastal cast member of The Vagina Monologues for both the 2007 V-Day WestLA Celebrity Charity Cast, as well as the 2006 V-Day New York Celebrity Charity Cast.[citation needed]


In 2006 Danielle Egnew launched the paranormal website Haunted Playground.[8], which in February 2010 became Haunted Playground with Sheena Metal and Danielle Egnew, a paranormal talk radio show on LA Talk Radio with a companion webseries, both co-hosted by Egnew and talk radio veteran Sheena Metal.[9]

In February 2010, the weekly paranormal talk radio show Haunted Playground with Sheena Metal and Danielle Egnew was launched on LA Talk Radio, along with a companion webseries, produced by Danielle Egnew and co-hosted with talk radio veteran Sheena Metal.[9]

Egnew is also a regular re-curring guest on the top-rated talk program The Sheena Metal Experience on LA Talk Radio,[10] a daily two hour talk radio program hosted by stand-up comic, radio personality and celebrity journalist Sheena Metal, Monday-Friday 5-7pm PST. Danielle Egnew has produced and co-hosted the world-syndicated talk-music hybrid The Music Highway with Sheena Metal.[11]

Egnew has produced and anchored her own syndicated talk radio program The High Road (2004–2006),[citation needed] focusing on spiritual and sociological topics, and composed the musical themes for both The High Road and The Music Highway with Sheena Metal.[citation needed]


Egnew is a celebrity advocate for same-sex marriage rights, acting as a celebrity endorser for a number of local and national campaigns including Virginia's VoteNO campaign, providing PSA's and print materials for the endeavor.[12]

In the past, Egnew has worked on a number of campaigns ranging from political candidates to Washington State's "Right To Die" campaign, supporting the legal upholding of living wills in a court of law, as well as working on the campaign to implement Washington State's Universal Health Care System. 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigned on the Universal Health Care platform. Barack Obama campaigned with a similar National Health Care format.

Egnew officially endorsed New York Senator Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries for the 2008 Presidential Election.[13]

Awards & Honors[edit]

Egnew is a Voting Member of the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences - The Grammys.[14] [1]

At the 2008 Native American Music Awards (NAMMYS), Egnew's solo album "Red Lodge" (Maurice The Fish Records) was nominated as Best Folk Recording.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Danielle Egnew - The Official Site". Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pope Jane Official Website". Retrieved 08 February 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Bronstein, Lynne (2004). "Home Cookin' - 3 Acts Who've Taken Their Home Recordings Straight to the Bank". Music Connection Magazine. XXVIII (18). 
  4. ^ a b c d "Danielle Egnew, Co-Owner". Tin Star Records. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Danielle Egnew - IMDb". Retrieved 08 February 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ "Montgomery House: The Perfect Haunting Official Website". Retrieved 08 February 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. ^ "Ave Vox Entertainment". Retrieved 08 February 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  8. ^ "Haunted Playground with Sheena Metal and Danielle Egnew -- on LA Talk Radio". Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Haunted Playground with Sheena Metal and Danielle Egnew". Retrieved 08 February 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  10. ^ "LA Talk Radio - The Sheena Metal Experience". Retrieved 08 February 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  11. ^ "Music Highway Radio with Sheena Metal". Retrieved 08 February 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  12. ^ "Danielle Egnew Same-Sex Marriage Campaign Promotional Materials". Retrieved 08 February 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  13. ^ "Award-Winning LGBT Entertainment Icon and Activist Endorses Hillary Clinton" (Press release). News Blaze. 08 February 2008. Retrieved February 08, 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  14. ^ "Danielle Egnew concert at Venture Theatre". Billings Gazette. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 

External links[edit]

Category:University of Arizona alumni Category:Living people Category:American singer-songwriters Category:American female singers Category:Lesbian musicians Category:LGBT musicians from the United States Category:Female rock singers Category:Female film score composers Category:LGBT composers Category:Documentary film directors Category:American film producers Category:1969 births Category:American record producers