John Danley
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John Danley


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The best kept secret in music


"The quintessential changeling of the acoustic guitar". - New Virginia Review 1997

"Best guitar hero" - The Nashville Scene Critic's Choice 2004

"A vision of music that is startling and brilliant". - Nashville Rage 2002 Jason Davidson

"Danley is an accomplished player who shows off his many styles with grace and flair". - Neil Fagan, Performing Songwriter 1998

"John Danley is one very good guitar player". - Dirty Linen 1997

"There are probably more good guitar players per square yard in Nashville and John Danley is one of the best". - Brad Fischer, Nashville Music Guide 2002

"It's quite a feat to establish one's own voice on this particular instrument, but Danley goes farther toward doing so than anyone, perhaps, since Hedges appeared on the scene". - Bart Grooms, Birmingham's Black & White 2001

"Danley swirls up a symphonic tableau playing American fingerstyle guitar like few I've heard". - Birmingham Weekly 1998


Postponing The Worm 01.22.97
Defeating The Elements 03.15.98
Canvas & Rhythm 10.01.01
Cemeteries, Missed Trains & Blue Skies 6.15.03
Drifting Into Oblivion 10.25.04
Durable Americana 10.15.05


Feeling a bit camera shy


John Danley is an experimental, fingerstyle guitarist who composes and performs his own blend of acoustic, instrumental music. His exposure includes extensive airplay on syndicated radio stations focuing on folk, new age, acoustic, jazz and world music. "Drifting Into Oblivion" represents his 5th solo release. John is a regular contributor to National Public Radio's "All Things Considered", a performing arts entertainer and composer of music for film and television. He has performed at college universities, festivals, art galleries, workshops and has shared the stage with such artists as David Gray, Iris DeMent, Reese Wynans and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Recent nominations include The Nashville Scene's "Best Guitar Hero" 2002 and solo guitar album "Cemeteries, Missed Trains and Blue Skies" and solo guitar song "Hickory" of the year, 2004 JPFolks Music Awards.