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Danny Paul Grody is a solo musician and founding member of San Francisco-based bands Tarentel and The Drift . He is a self taught guitarist, and the melodies at the core of Danny’s songwriting bring to mind his love of West African kora, Takoma-style fingerpicking and all things minimal, repetitive & hypnotic.

His first solo album, Fountain, was released in 2010 on Root Strata followed up by full-lengths In Search of Light (Students of Decay, 2011), Between Two Worlds (Three Lobed Records, 2013), Sketch for Winter VI: Other States (Geographic North, 2016), and Sunrise, Looking East (Longform Editions, 2019).

He has contributed to several compilations including Eight Trails, One Path (Three Lobed Recordings), Imaginational Anthem Vol. 5 (Tompkins Square), and A Little Night Music: Aural Apparitions from the Geographic North (Geographic North).

In addition to his solo work, Danny also composes music for film. His most recent work can be found on the documentary, The Gospel of Eureka (Film Soundtrack), written and directed by Donal Mosher and Mike Palmieri. His work can also found on the award-winning documentary, October Country, which has garnered several honors, juried prizes, and awards, including “Best Musical Score” from the renowned Cinema Eye Honors in NYC.

2021 saw the release of both solo and collaborative works, including Furniture Music II as well as contributions to Field Works album Cedars and its companion release Maples, Ash, and Oaks: Cedars Instrumentals.