Arkansas singer/songwriters Justin Patterson and Laura Lynn Danley had been writing and performing separately as solo artists for years when they decided to form the Folk/Americana duo Ten Penny Gypsy in 2017. That decision changed their fortunes immediately, and put their musical careers onto a new and exciting trajectory.
In 2018, "Ten Penny Gypsy," their self-titled debut album, was nominated for "Album of the Year" at the Arkansas Country Music Awards. The group garnered additional Arkansas CMA nominations for "Americana Artist of the Year" and "Vocal Group of the Year" in both 2018 and 2019.
Ten Penny Gypsy is looking to build on that success in 2020 with the release of their second full-length album, "Fugitive Heart," a collection of original songs once again produced by renowned multi-instrumentalist Anthony Crawford. In addition, the album prominently features the talents of 2020 Arkansas CMA nominee Buddy Case (Guitarist of the Year).
Recorded over several sessions in 2019 at Crawford's studio in Loxley, AL, "Fugitive Heart" is an eclectic, upbeat album combining Americana and Country/Blues sounds, that thematically explores the uncertainties of separation
Listeners will find the songs immediately relatable, considering the isolation created by the current global health crisis and national political climate.