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Danielle Duval @ Piston

. : : November 30th, 2011 : : . As you may recall, I first was introduced to Danielle Duval when she played a solo set opening for Royal Wood at the Rivoli. I was intrigued enough to catch her on CBC, and discovered I knew a couple of her band members. When she announced a residency gig at The Piston for the month of November, I knew I had to make it to at least one of the shows. And I made it to the first of the five shows, but in a colossal moment of idiocy, I forgot all of my recording equipment at home. It has…

Danielle Duval @ Rivoli and CBC Radio One

A bit over a week ago, I saw Danielle Duval open for Royal Wood at the Rivoli. I had only listened to part of one song on her MySpace page from her debut album, Of the Valley, on my way out the door, just to get a feel for what to expect. That song, Ambulance, was an upbeat, new wave-influenced tune fueled by thunderous drums, poppy keyboards and jangly guitar. So when the Montreal ex-pat, now living in Toronto, took the stage by herself armed with just an acoustic guitar, I was taken aback. In fact, I missed recording the first 15 or 20 seconds of her…