The Dana Gaynor Band
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The Dana Gaynor Band

Whitehall, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF | AFM

Whitehall, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Rock Blues Rock




"“Power to the People”"

Dana Gaynor is one of our music scene’s true icons and veterans. She’s won awards, and has played and toured with world-renowned artists. All of Dana’s influences and experiences seem to come together splendidly on her band’s latest release, “Power to the People,” a seamless 14-track journey through the lands of blues, funk, country, and rock and roll. Dana’s guitar work on “Power to the People” is, as expected, magnificent. A particular highlight is “In the Land of Fool’s Gold,” which features two well-crafted solos. Things get grittier on “Road to Oblivion,” which is complemented nicely with a fun groove in the rhythm section.
One thing to note about “Power to the People” is versatility. “Frenchman’s Wife” draws its main influence from country, while “Ghost Train” showcases the band’s blues side. Meanwhile, the album’s title track brings out the funk as Gaynor cries out for mankind to stand together and find unity in the world’s madness. By crossing so many different styles and appealing to so many different tastes, Dana Gaynor makes it possible to find that unity, not only through her lyrics, but through a thoughtful album that offers something for everyone. Standout tracks: “In the Land of Fool’s Gold,” “Power to the People” Gerard Longo, Lehigh Valley Underground - Lehigh Valley Underground

"Millenium Music Conference P22/23 March 2016"

“The Dana Gaynor Band slammed the lid on the night with an exceptional set of original blues geared tunes. Simply put, namesake/singer Dana Gaynor is an incredible guitar player who demonstrated constant mastery on her instrument! A career performer who worked with such names as Dan Hicks, John Cippolina of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Tommy Castro, Buddy Miles and more, Dana delivered stunning guitar solo and slide work that made jaws hit the floor! Her support cast wasn’t shabby either. Michael “Pozz” Pozzebon balanced the presentation with excellent keyboard solos and fills, while bassist Tony Mancino and drummer Frank Zelasney provided driving rhythms and back singer Diana Noelle Barber. Dana Led the group through smoking blues-rock anthems from their latest CD, “Power to the People”; including the title song, Tip My Hat to the Maker, Black Moon, In the Land of the Fool’s Gold, The Damage is Done and more. This was an excellent showcase from start to end and one of the biggest highlights of the Millennium weekend for me!
Jim Price, PA Music Magazine, P22/23 March 2016. - PA Music Magazine

"“The Dana Gaynor Band “Power to the People” LP"

The Dana Gaynor Band is back with another new effort that is getting airplay both nationally and globally. It is currently #1 with a bullet on ReverbNation in the Jam category and also #1 on worldwide! Radio stations have picked up on the release and are adding it to their play lists in a hot rotation. NICE! If you are into a combination of the blues, rock, jazz, fusion, funk, rockabilly and country, you'll not want to gloss over this effort, there is something for everyone on this LP.” - Nor'easter Magazine (Feb 11, 2016)

"Power To The People" - The Dana Gaynor Band By Jenny Cat"

"Rocking some stanky blues, The Dana Gaynor Band brings you back to a time where musicians actually play their own instruments. In dazzling form, lead guitarist, Dana Gaynor doesn't hold back and lets it all hang out on this fourteen song symphony to the low-down and dirty within us all. "Power To The People" takes us on a guitar and sexy groove soaked journey through the emotions of life. I'd buy it twice just to have one copy in my car and another in my pocket to give to a friend. Do yourself a favor and do the same because I already gave my second copy to my mom. - Steel Notes Magazine (Feb 01, 2016)

"The Dana Gaynor Band - Laughing at Armageddon"

“It is very rare event when an artist comes along that defies description! Dana Gaynor fits that bill. If I could use one word, it would be exceptional! This multi-talented musician is an undisputed master at her trade and it shows in the way she projects creativity in her music. With accolades that could fill multiple pages, the renowned artists she has played with and the respect she has garnered internationally, Dana's reputation as an elite guitarist is very much in evidence on this 17 track effort...“Laughing At Armageddon” is a masterful compilation of sound that covers many genres and would satisfy any listeners musical tastes. It is refreshing to hear the creativity these talented musicians performed with classy, flawless style. I give this CD a MUST LISTEN and 2 THUMBS UP!”

— Mike McKenna, Steel Notes Magazine - Steel Notes Magazine

"Dana Gaynor Band - the Infamous Dr. D."

“Los Angeles, CA – Jam-master fusioneer Dana Gaynor and her Dana Gaynor Band have just released a sizzling album of jam rock, fusion, funk and prog sensibilities, all wrapped up in a focused delivery of spot-on percussion, sexy guitars and hooked-up rhythms."The Infamous Dr. D" is tightly packed with steaming, energetic tunes whose warmth comes right out of the speakers. This is music that will keep you warm in the winter, all by itself."The Dana Gaynor Band is a project I have wanted to do for a long time," says Gaynor. She originally brought the membership together to support her new "Infamous" solo album. But the group "has really blossomed into a force in its own right." Gaynor has been nominated for the Buddy Guy Blues Guitar Award and best all-around performer for the 2006 Lehigh Valley Music Awards. ”

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Laughing At Armageddon - 2013 Album

Power to the People - 2015 Album




The Dana Gaynor Band (DGB) is an award winning band from the Lehigh Valley, PA. USA, led by internationally respected female lead/slide guitarist, singer/songwriter, producer: Dana Gaynor; and touring/session player Tony Mancino.

The DGB includes a family of nationally recognized session and touring players who sign on for gigs depending on availability. The resulting combinations produce joyful, spontaneous, high energy jam oriented concerts. On any given night you will see any of the following and the list is expanding each day; Vern Mobley, Joe Falcey, Don Plowman (Drums); Tony Mancino (Bass), Dan Dechellis, Pozz (Kybds); Josh Klein (Guitar)...and of course Dana Gaynor (Gtr/voc).  Each of the members has gigged extensively with many well-known international recording acts including former members of the Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage and Quicksilver Messenger Service; Dan Hicks, the Smithereens, the Classics Four, Tommy Castro, Thomas Dolby  and many others. Their sound is eclectic with influences from blues, rock, jazz, fusion, funk, rockabilly and country.

The Dana Gaynor band won the outstanding Jam Band award from the Lehigh Valley Music Awards in both 2014 through 2018 and is nominated for 2019. Dana Gaynor received an outstanding artist award from the Lehigh Valley Soul Music Association in 2014 and was nominated for the 2017 NJ Blues Hall of fame; Reviews are consistently excellent including: (Steel Notes Jan. and February 2016, Fireworks #75, Blues Matters # 90, The Rocker UK 1/14/16, Nor’Easter February, 2016, That Music Mag Jan 18, 2016, PA Musician Magazine (March 2016). Relix (Dec, 2019)
Studio credits include: K&K studios, RCA Studios, Ultra-Sonic Studios, Kingdom Studios, Tewksberry Studios, The Record Plant, Rainbow Studios, Sound Doctor Studios, Star City Recording.  Producers worked with include: Richie Moore (Record Plant), Robert Mersey (Jackie Wilson), K&K productions, Jeff Glixman (Kansas, Eric Clapton and many others), and Don Cassales (The Rascals), Mark Stone (Warner World Management).

Dana has appeared on the same bill as The Allman Brothers, Average White Band, Kingfish, Link Ray, Commander Cody and the lost planet airmen; Norton Buffalo, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Dr. John, Roy Rogers, Vassar Clements, Link Wray, Bad Finger, The Dinosaurs, Terry and the Pirates; Poppa Chubby, Debbie Davies, Bobby Messano, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes and many, many others.

As a headliner DGB plays a variety of regional festivals including: Jamageddon Music Festival, Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival, Bourbon St. Blues Festival, NTI Stage, Mtn. Sky Blues and Bluegrass Festival, Riverside Music Festival, Festival in the Borough, Allentown Mayfair, Easton Heritage day, The Kutztown Music Festival; large and medium size venues as wells as local and regional fairs and a variety of out door events in the summer season. 

The DGB is currently touring in support of their current CD "The adventures of Bobbie Ragoon, released on 11/5/19 and is available internationally through a variety of online distributors including Itunes.  The band moves in and out of the  #1 in the world spot for  the Jam category on both  with over 37,000 fans; and globally on with almost 400,000 plays. 

The Dana Gaynor Band is moving into new territories, playing choice venues and festivals in America. DGB is currently booking.
The entire DGB catalog can be purchased worldwide through our websites and at a variety of online distributors including:
YouTube Music Key, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, Rdio, Deezer, Groove, Rhapsody, eMusic, Simfy Africa, iHeartRadio and more.

Band Members