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Danny Morris Band

Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States

Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
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"Surf guitarist revisits his roots"

Surf guitarist revisits his roots Danny Morris will play Jake's in Rehoboth Beach on Saturday, Jan. 24

Although he's mastered the art of surf-rock guitar playing, former regional musician Danny Morris says he's a "kook" when it comes to actually surfing in the ocean.

"'Kook' is what they call beginners," said Morris, who left the Washington, D.C., vicinity a few years ago for sunny Florida. "I've been at it awhile, but I'm still an amateur."

There is nothing amateurish about his music abilities, however, which he is demonstrating on a tour of his favorite old Northeast nightclub haunts. This, in turn, followed by an overseas trek in February. The slate of local gigs includes a free show at Jake's Seafood Highway One, located north of Rehoboth Beach, on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m.

Calling the Coast Press from a stop in his original hometown of Chapel Hill, N.C., Morris said the Saturday performance will be a reunion in more ways than one. "I'm not bringing my band from Florida. At Jake's, I'm going to be playing with my original drummer, Joe Wells, and 'Big' John Perry will be sitting in on bass," Morris said. "John used to be my roommate when I lived in Virginia. He plays with the Tom Principato Band now."

Since Principato's group is taking a brief hiatus between album projects, the timing was perfect for the roommates to get together for a live jam session. "That's another reason I left the 70-degree weather to come north," Morris said.

Touring man Morris was 24 when he moved from Chapel Hill to the D.C. area to join the popular blues-rock band the Nighthawks in 1990.

That band was Morris's ticket to tour this country and others. He eventually formed his own surf-rock group as a side band, but it quickly became his main focus.

He has since released three CDs, the latest titled "the Golden Prize."

In 2002, he moved to Cocoa Beach, Fla., to learn the ins and outs of recording studio technology at Full Sail College. "It's a really cool audio engineering school. Now they've branched off into film and animation," Morris said.

After obtaining his degree, Morris quickly got a day job, but it was short-lived. "I was at a studio called Soundarama, but the work dried up after about three months," he said.

Morris started to once again rely on live shows as his bread and butter. "Cocoa Beach has a great scene going on. It's kind of an oasis for live music, especially blues," he said. "It's a little bit easier to make of a go of it there than in D.C., where there's so much competition."

While his CDs contain elements of blues, jazz, lounge and other styles, it is surf-guitar that Morris is best known for. "We do a lot of surf party stuff at bars in Florida, where they play surf videos," he said. "That's alright. I'm just happy to have a steady gig."

On Dec. 31, he laid the groundwork for another gig, albeit a temporary one. "I jammed with the Nighthawks on stage in Tampa on New Year's Eve," Morris said. "Jimmy Thackery also got up and played guitar, and Billy Wirtz sat in on keyboards."

As the Nighthawks' current guitarist was planning on leaving the band, Morris was asked to fill in during a February tour of Europe. "It's just until they get a new guy," Morris said. "I'm taking my band to the Carribean to play in March."

This will followed by a fourth solo CD, Morris said. But at the moment, the guitarist is enjoying seeing some familiar Northeast faces, despite the cold weather.

"I miss the people," Morris said. "I miss my musician friends, and my nonmusician friends."

- Roger Hillis - The Beachcomber - 1/23/04

"Danny Morris Band returns to VI for 2-week tour"

It's been two years since the Danny Morris Band has been to the Virgin Islands, and they're making up for lost time.
Witsend Productions has the band busy through March 14. The tour began on Wednesday at Paradise Point on St. Thomas, and the group performed Thursday at the Gecko Gazebo on St. John. Now in full surfer swing, the Danny Morris Band will play on all three islands. Danny, Mark Grabowski and Ray Satcher are fall backs to another era surfer music. They play a lot of instrumentals, "Walk Don't Run" and "Secret Agent Man," for example, and Danny sings tunes such as "Kansas City" and "Help Me Information (Get in Touch with My Marie)."
Grabowski is featured on drums and Satcher is on bass. The group's latest CD, "The Golden Prize," is Morris' third CD for New Moon Records.
Dressed like beach boys in their ordinary shorts, the trio fits right into island life in the V.I. On Wednesday, Grabowski sat barefooted behind his drum set, and Satcher wore flip-flops.
If you were around in the 1960s, you'll recognize recognize the steady beat that comes from The Danny Morris Band. You know, the beat that sets you in a mellow groove, makes you want to kick back with your friends and hang out at the beach. Watch the waves roll in. Jump in the water to play war with the girls on top of the boys' shoulders. Sip a few. Sneak a kiss. Laugh. Dance. And all without a care in the world ... well, except making it home on time for morn's home-cooked dinner.
With roots in Charlotte, N.C., Danny Morris wasn't expected to become a surf-rock guitarist, especially since when he was growing up most of that kind of music was only played in the opening credits of "Pulp Fiction" or reruns of "Hawaii Five-0" and the like.
But the guitar player just couldn't stay away from the surfing sounds of the '50s and '60s. Still, he's not exactly a purist. Morris combines surf music with the blues, a little rock-a-billy and even some punk to create his own sound.
Morris said he that even as a child he was into the blues and his older brother listened to lots of Led Zeppelin. And in ninth grade, the future musician wrote a paper in which he had to prove that rock and roll came from the blues.
He was especially attracted to roots and surf music because what sounds he could do on his guitar.
Music critic Bob Weinberg of City Link noted that "Morris inhabits that territory where blues and surf meet, not much of a stretch when you consider some of the same guitar dynamics were employed by blues masters like Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Magic Sam. Morris simply follows the connections to their logical conclusions, then blows them all to hell."
Morris has been compared to Dick Dale, Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Duane Eddy and The Ventures, and in the early '90s he played lead guitar for the Nighthawks. In 1995, the Danny Morris Band was going full bore, so its leader left the Nighthawks.
With influences such as Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Muddy Waters and Duane Eddy, Morris thinks of himself as working "outside the box." And so do the rest of his band.
Now based in Cocoa Beach, Fla., the band performs mainly along the East coast and southern United States, but trips also have been made to California and, of course, the Virgin Islands. Morris has said that "right now I'm listening to a lot of Caribbean, Cuban and a lot of traditional Mexican music. Lately, I've also been trying to lend an ear to what's current ... what's on the radio ... especially the three-piece bands.

St. Thomas
Friday and Saturday: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Offshore Bar.
Sunday: 7 to 10 p.m., Hull Bay Hideaway.
Monday: 7 to 10 p.m.. Tickles Dockside Pub.
Wednesday: 6 to 9 p.m.. Paradise Point,
Thursday: 7 to 10 p.m., Jack's Wings.

St. John
Thursday 9 p.m. to 1 a.m, Gecko Gazebo .
Tuesday: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Beach Bar.

St. Croix
March 12: 7 to 10 p.m., St. Croix Yacht Club.
March 13: 2 p.m., Luncheria, after the parade.
March 14: 2 to 6 p.m., Bobby's BBQ at Solitude Store
- Lidia Harris - The Virgin Islands Daily News - 3/5/04

""Live! Whitlow's on Wilson, Arlington""

Danny Morris is on the move. The guitar hero, a fixture on the D.C. scene who relocated to Florida 18 months ago, started the new year with gigs in Cocoa Beach, where he hosts a weekly "Surf Party" at the club Coconuts on the Beach. In mid-January he made it as far north as North Carolina, and for the rest of the month there have been gigs scattered around his old local stomping grounds, like Fat Tuesday's in Fairfax and BJ's in Ocean City. But tonight you can catch Morris in what would seem to be the most appropriate setting: the beachy environs of our own Whitlow's on Wilson. After all, as a master of the reverb-soaked sound of surf guitar, Morris fits the casual, sandy vibe of Whitlow's.

A diverse talent who can handle '50s guitar rock, roots music and blues in addition to '60s surf twang, Morris has been compared to Dick Dale, Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Duane Eddy and the Ventures. At Morris's Web site www.dannymorrisband.com you can hear 60- and 90-second samples from his three albums on the New Moon Records label: "Storm Surge," "The Golden Prize" and "I Won't Worry."

The self-taught musician formed the Blue Note Special blues band in 1986 and became the Nighthawks' lead guitarist four years later. The Danny Morris Band was conceived as a side project from the Nighthawks and continued to be so until 1995, when it became a full-time gig.

E-mailing from the road, Morris reported he's "been working hard in Florida," where last June he graduated from Full Sail Real World Education with an associate of science degree in recording arts. He was working in a post-production facility in Orlando until Thanksgiving but work "dried up."

"So, I'm back to playing as much as possible again," he wrote. "Still doing a lot of the same type of material, and there's no loss of guitar, surf-type stuff in the show... It's always great to come back to Nova and get together with my old band mates. And see some good friends, too," he wrote.

If you miss Morris tonight, you can catch up with him tomorrow at Bangkok Blues in Falls Church, and he's in Delaware this weekend, but it'll cost you a bundle to see him after that: He's reuniting with the Nighthawks to tour France and Germany until mid-February.

www.washingtonpost.com - Marianne Meyer- The Washington Post - 1/22/04

"Dannny Morris surfs Keegans"

Danny Morris took the blues to the beach. But while strolling the shoreline, the former Nighthawk guitarist picked up a few more genres. Morris incorporates some ska, jazz, flamenco, samba, and '50s rock into his surf-rock sound.
Morris developed his R&B chops in Greensboro in the '80s with harpist David "Driveway" Moore's band the Messengers. The band, which features the "2 CC rhythm section" of Chris Carrol on bass and Chuck Cotton on drums, along with Morris on guitar, played every Tuesday night at a Walker Avenue bar, and the band developed a huge local following with their mix of classic R&B covers. Morris's next venture was Blue Note Special, which concentrated more on blues and won the Piedmont Blues Society's Talent Contest in '88.
While playing area venues, Morris's talents impressed the former Muddy Waters sideman Bob Margolin and Sapphire's Ann Rabson, who recommended Morris to the Nighthawks' cofounder, harp ace Marc Wenner. Wenner had looking for a guitarist to replace original guitarist Jimmy Thackery, who left in '87.
Morris had some big shoes to fill. Thackery spent 15 years touring the world with the Hawks, and his sound was indelibly imprinted on the band and their fans. To raise the "follow this if you can" stakes higher, Morris's predecessors had included Warren Haynes, former Dickie Betts Band guitarist, then Allman Brothers ax man before forming Gov't Mule. Margolin had also held down the slot for a while, as had Jimmy Nalls, formerly of Sea Level. Nalls quit the Hawks to work with T. Graham Brown, leaving the opening that Morris filled.
Nighthawk Wenner remembers that Morris was "quite right for the situation ‹ musically and visually. But, I think that one of the things with Danny was the he was in his 20s and we were in our late 40s. We always wanted to go back to the hotel and chill and he always wanted to hang."
In '95, Morris decided that he needed more hang time and went out on his own. The guitarist started his namesake band as a side project while still with the Hawks, playing around the Virginia/DC area whenever he had time off. The trio...was already stretching out from straight-ahead blues. Morris told the Charlotte Observer that performing the same blues changes on a nightly basis was "like going in and reciting the same conversation over and over."
He released his first album in '96. (I Won't Worry) was a mix of surf, jazz and old-school rock and roll. Two years later, he came out with Storm Surge, pushing the envelope even further, bring onboard a couple of Cuban mixes to add to his now-familiar fusion of blues and surf.
His latest, The Golden Prize, mixes ska ("No One Knows Virginia"), samba ("You're Mine," "Our Moon") and '50s era rock ("Twintin Kristin") with surf classics like "I Only Have Eyes For You" and "Pipeline." Morris even throws in a little soft core punk with "All I Think About." The framework thrashes about in the best spiky-haired punk tradition while the lyrics discuss the possibility of Morris getting married and sending the kids off to school. "Ooh Wee" is lament to a lost love presented in the rockabilly persuasion. The Beatles get a turn in "Please, Please Me" done as an instrumental with Dick Dale flourishes. Morris finally gets down and dirty with some nasty blues on the closer, "Stop Teasin' Me," ripping off some pretty tasty, nasty, greasy Texas-style slide with Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers sax man Jimmy Carpenter blows a sack full of back alley bump and grind.
If you came to get the blues, you may have to redefine your priorities. But if you keep and open mind, Danny Morris will bring along a truckload of replacement genres to help you fill it.

The Danny Morris Band
Saturday, December 2
Keegans Pub
Greensboro, NC
- ESP Greensboro, NC - 12/19/01

"Big Surf Show!"

The radio show will serve as both an entertaining and educational journey into the world of surf music.
Mr. Morris said he came up with the idea after conducting a music seminar for the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame.
"My band came in and I did a timeline presentation of how surf music evolved," Mr. Morris said. "I thought it would be cool to be able to spin the music at a radio station."
The show went live on WFIT last month, and Mr. Morris said the response from listeners has been enthusiastic. "I've been getting a lot of e-mails and calls," Mr. Morris said.
"People remember the music from back in the day and can relate to surfing and beach music," he said.
However, Mr. Morris wants to expose the community to more than just the older surf standards.
He said he enjoys sharing bands that were making music alongside the Ventures and the Safaris but didn't get mass exposure.
"Their music is just as good," he said. "Groups like The Vistas, Nocturnes, Chandelles and Revelairs."
Mr. Morris, who's been playing guitar and singing since he was in elementary school, was born in North Carolina. He gave up college to play in a band full-time.
Eventually, he caught the "ear" of The Nighthawks, a blues band that was well known in the Washington, D.C., area.
Soon after, he joined the band and toured with them from 1990-95.
But Mr. Morris said he was always intrigued by guitar-driven surf music and its relationship to blues and rock. During his time with The Nighthawks, he had his own band and performed his unique style of blues/surf music.
He said Nighthawks' fans were surprised at the "new" style of music he was playing.
"We were playing in a club in Detroit and people were expecting 'Danny Morris from The Nighthawks,'" he said.
"People said we don't know what (this music) is, but we like it."
To Mr. Morris, the blues and surf music are closely linked, with only environment separating the two.
"The blues conjures up a smokey bar," he said. "Surf music conjures up being outside in the sun and waves."
Seeking an environmental change of his own, Mr. Morris moved to Winter Park in 2002 to attend Full Sail: School of Film, Art, Design, Music and Media Production, where he studied music production. He would travel to the Space Coast on the weekends to play with other musicians. Eventually, he formed the local trio known as the Danny Morris Band.
In addition to doing the radio show each Saturday morning, he performs regularly with his band and still manages to squeeze in some surf sessions.
He said the future holds exciting things for "The Big Surf Show."
"I haven't even touched into the new bands. There are a lot out there," he said.
Mr. Morris said his show will feature everything from surf music to spy music (think of the theme to "Mission Impossible" and "Secret Agent Man") and garage rock.
A June 2 play list included music by the Astronauts, Stray Cats, Frank Zappa, the Mermen and Los Straightjackets.
With an impressive music resume and an eclectic mix of influences, Mr. Morris' radio mission is surprisingly simple.
"I just want to get you stoked in the morning to get up and check the waves," he said.
For information about "The Big Surf Show" and a past show playlist, visit www.wfit.org.
For information on Mr. Morris, visit www.dannymorrisband.com.
- Hometown News Melbourne, FL

"Danny Morris"

Morris Danny

In addition to being the DJ of the Big Surf Show (6-8 am Saturdays on WFIT 89.5
in Melbourne), Danny Morris is also a highly accomplished musician in his own
right. Danny has played in R&B bands for decades, but most notably he joined the
Nighthawks in the late 80's. He played with the Nighthawks for several years
before going solo in the mid 90's. He now lives in Cocoa Beach Florida, plays
with the Danny Morris Band, and is working on a CD. OMR recently caught up with

OMR: It seems like most of your roots as a musician are in
bluesier stuff. What led you to surf music?

Yeah, my deep love of blues started back in 9th grade. I did a history project
about how rock-n-roll came from the blues. I’d always known about great blues
guitarists like B.B. King. But, like most kids, I was a fan of ‘60’s and ‘70’s
rockers like Jimmy Page, The Allman Brothers, The Beatles and Eric Clapton. I
listened to my older brothers’ records all the time when I was a kid. But then I
noticed that most of my favorite tunes from my favorite rock bands were remakes,
or reworked versions of the older blues, swing and rock-a-billy tunes from the
40’s and ‘50’s. I’d see where this Led Zeppelin tune or Eric Clapton song was
actually written by some guy named Willie Dixon or Muddy Waters. When I listened
to the original recordings, I instantly loved ‘em. I had my brother’s Albert
King album “Live Wire-Blues Power” sitting on my turntable the day I first heard
of Stevie Ray Vaughan. When I brought home Stevie’s first record, I could tell
this guy was obviously influenced by, and loved Albert King.
That brought me to discover more ‘50’s, ‘60’s, and mostly American, guitarist
like Duane Eddy, The Ventures and Link Wray. It was cool in high school because
there was a group of older guys that I hung with that were all about listening
to original rock, blues, and rock-a-billy recordings. Then, like today you
couldn’t just turn on the radio and hear those cool instrumental hits from the
‘50s. We really had to search the record bins to find them. And then, when I
heard Dick Dale for the first time, I was totally blown away. He was like a
cross between Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray, and Nokie Edwards of the Ventures. What
I loved about surf music was that it brought the intensity of blues and the
power of rock-n-roll from the dingy, smoky bars outside to the sun, sand and

OMR: Give me your top five all time for surf guitarists.
Dick Dale, Nokie Edwards (Ventures), Hank Marvin (The Shadows), The Astronauts
(Robert Demmon/Richard Fifield/Dennis Lindsey)
Well, I guess that’s 6…. But, you can add guitarists like Carl Wilson of the
Beach Boys, The Lively Ones, The Chantays and The Sentinals. Great surf guitar

OMR: How did you come to get your own show on WFIT?
In 2006 I did a seminar for The East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame
Museum here in Cocoa Beach about the history of surf music and how it evolved
from early Hawaiian recordings, surf culture and rock-n-roll. As I talked about
the events, I’d play examples of recordings made throughout the time period.
Also, I brought in the drummer and bassist from my band to perform live and talk
about surf guitar techniques and styles. It was a blast. Then I had the idea
that maybe it’d be cool to do a radio presentation and basically just a show
playing, and discussing surf music. I talked to Gary Z about the idea. (He has a
weekly blues show on WFIT). He helped me bug the great folks down at WFIT and
they thought it might work out. It was funny because when I approached program
director Todd Kennedy about it, he didn’t think I’d be crazy enough to do the
Saturday morning 6-8 am slot that was available. But, I said that’d be fine with
me. I already had the idea of calling it “The Big Surf Show” so he added “Dawn
Patrol” to it.

OMR: What do you think it is that's so appealing about that
"golden age" of surf music? Do you think it's mostly
nostalgia for the time and place or is it something
about that genre of music that's really accesible to
the general public?
I think a lot of it has to do with good memories from a great point
in time for a lot of folks. Most of the listeners I get response from remember
growing up surfing, learning to play guitar, or just having fun being a kid in
the ‘60’s and ‘70’s. Get a lot of guitar players that say they learned how to
play guitar using the “Learn To Play Guitar with The Ventures” album and
instructional booklet. But, I think the music has a great sound, with all the
reverb and rhythms, that really captures the feeling you get while sitting on
your board in the line-up on a beautiful day when there’s glassy, head-high sets
rolling in and you’re feeling at one with the ocean and the universe. I think
the general public, consciously or sub-consciously, surfer’s and non-surfers
alike, can sense the good times, good vibes of the music and it’s attractive to
listeners whether they know it or not. Besides, what’s not to like about tunes
that are all about a great day at the beach?
The reaction to the surf radio show has been great. There’s a big audience of
music fans that haven’t heard these tunes since they were brand new and played
over the radio. You can’t just turn on the radio these days and hear these
tunes. It’s almost like discovering it all over again. It is for me, anyway.
It’s always a treat to hear a new artist that you like or can relate to. But,
more often, I’ll find a recording from an obscure early ‘60s surf band that
knocks me out and I gotta find more.

OMR: In your own music, you seem to mix a lot of blues with the more traditional
"surf guitar" sounds. You also do that on your show- everything from Stevie ray
to Jan
and Dean. How is that received?
Well, great as far as the feedback I get. When I first started touring on my own
after leaving The Nighthawks in Washington, DC, I’d get some comments about not
being traditional enough anymore to play in some of the blues clubs around,
mostly from venues that hadn’t heard us yet. The closed-mindedness and tendency
to put a label on music is still real strong. But, for us anyway, the reaction
we get from performing, and from listeners of the radio show is usually very
positive and curious. When folks hear the close distinction of a Rich Valens,
Beach Boys, Pyramids or Chuck Berry tune to a Muddy Waters tune, or the relation
between Hawaiian slack key guitarists from the ‘20s and pedal steel players from
Western Swing the walls and labels start to fade. After awhile, it seems most
listeners like GOOD music, no matter what you label it.

OMR: You've worked in a lot of different areas of the music industry- behind the
mixing board, behind the mic on stage, at radio stations etc. What's your
favorite area to work in?
Performing and recording my own music is the most rewarding for me.
For a while after graduating from Full Sail I worked at a postproduction
facility in Orlando. I was mostly doing sound design, audio editing and other
studio duties. That was great. And producing the weekly surf show is a labor of
love to say the least. I also enjoy recording bands and trying to capture their
sound and vibe live for a recording that they can use in some form or another
later on. But performing and writing with a great group of musicians that can
take original music ideas and bring them to fruition live or in the studio is
about as good as it gets.

OMR: As a musician, you're obviously a Fender guy. What kind of amp/pedal setup
do you prefer?
Yeah, I’m pretty much a walking billboard for Fender. Wish I could
get on the payroll. A Fender Stratocaster thru a Fender tube reverb into a
Fender tube amp is pretty much gonna work for me. My favorite rig is my ’55
Strat thru the reverb tank into a ’64 Super Reverb, or a ’63 Princeton for
recording. But, with us performing at so many outdoor venues right on the water,
these days I’m mainly playing maple neck ’57 re-issue Strat into a new Vibrolux
in which I replaced the driver 12AX7 tube with a 12AT7. It’s a little quieter
and makes it sound more like ‘60s amps.
Not too much for pedals, but I always use an Ibanez Tube Screamer. I
have a couple of the old ones from the early ‘80s I bought new. I quit using
them on stage when guys would come up to me and say “Dude, that things worth
like $400 on eBay. Better not close your eyes or I’ll take it.” I paid $30 for
‘em. These days I’m also using a Digital Delay, but I like the analog ones
better. And, I do have fun every now and then with a Dunlop Cry Baby Wah pedal.

OMR: What musical projects are you currently working on?
Working hard on the new CD for my band with Mike Tolnay on Bass and
Frank Hetzler on drums. I’m doing all the engineering, producing and mixing on
this one just like the Live DVD we did in 2005. The label that did my first 3
CD’s is now defunct, so we’re just gonna do this ourselves, which I kind of
prefer at this point. More time and way more convenient to work on. I have a
nice home studio set up that’s pretty adaptable to mixing and over dubbing.
However, it’d be nice to get picked up by a bigger label for distribution. I’m
also working playing guitar on a couple of projects around Cocoa Beach and
Orlando. Lots of fun there. It’s great to lay tracks down on other artists’
tunes. It’s always fun to collaborate and mix musical styles and ideas.

OMR: What advice would you give a younger guy just getting in to the music
Don’t! Be a lawyer….. Aww, just kiddin’. Follow your heart for sure.
If they’re anything like me, music is almost like a drug and you almost can’t do
without it. These days there are so many outlets and opportunities to follow
your dreams with your music. Even if you don’t do it full time, or eat
mac-n-cheese every day to pay for your recording gear, you can still keep your
foot in the industry and still create, write, record and perform. And, it
doesn’t what matter of the side of the glass your on, whether recording someone
else, or laying down tracks of your own, you can get the satisfaction and
experience working with other musicians and engineers. You never know what could
happen. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but so do most things that
are worthwhile. Stuff happens, too. Sometimes I get bummed after dealing with
club owners and booking agents, or driving 6 hours to a show only to find
there’s been no advertising, or the venue has forgotten about the hotel rooms
they were supposed to supply and stuff like that. But, the second I strap on the
guitar and hit the first note, all that goes away pretty quick and for the next
few hours, whether there’s 2 or 2,000 people listening, I’m pretty much doing
what I love and love what I do, and it makes it all worthwhile.

OMR: Where do you see yourself in five years?
Well, I love what I’m doing now. Surely, with no question if I got
paid more it wouldn’t be an injustice. I’m always trying to work smarter-not
harder. But, still working on that I guess. I’d like to get more exposure for
the radio show. It’d be great to get syndicated on a few more stations around
the country. And ultimately, it’d be great to get some recognition with the
release of our new CD. It’ll be like my other releases, a mixture of surf,
blues, Latin and rock music with lots of guitar and original tunes. We’re hoping
to play better venues, but the clubs dates are paying the bills for now. It'd
also be great to tour in support of some bigger name acts out there. We're
available and will travel if anyone has any suggestions!! So, whether I’m out of
the industry all together or not, I’ll probably play guitar, produce, record and
talk surf music forever. That wouldn’t be so bad.

Find out more about what Danny's up to at his website.

- Orlando Music Reviews


With the Nighthawks:
Rock This House

With The Danny Morris Band
"Look What You Did!" ('08)
LIVE DVD at The Key West Bar! ('06)
The Golden Prize ('01)
Storm Surge ('98)
I Won't Worry ('96)

Yes, we have international radio airplay and streaming music.



Dick Dale meets Duane Eddy meets Stevie Ray Vaughan meets Buddy Holly meets The Ventures meets The Fabulous T-Birds. Touring non-stop for years the band has gained a huge fan base from New York to The US Virgin Islands to Memphis.

Danny was the featured guitarist for the Washigton, DC based blues band The Nighthawks for 5 years, touring all over the world, before playing with his band full time in 1995. Releasing 3 critically acclaimed CD's on New Moon Records featuring his extraordinary guitar playing and songwriting. Known as THE east coast surf-rock guitar player, Danny performs nightly at clubs, venues and surf contests throughout the east coast.