Danny Paul Grody is a solo musician and founding member of San Francisco based bands Tarentel, The Drift, and Moholy-Nagy. 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 In Search Of Light on Students Of Decay in 2011. He’s contributed tracks to the Three Lobed 2012 record store day LP Eight Trails, One Path as well as to Vol. 5 of the Tompkins Square guitar soli series, Imaginational Anthem. 2013 saw the release of his third solo album, Between Two Worlds on the wonderful Three Lobed Recordings. His latest album Furniture Music is a self-released collection of early acoustic works spanning back to 2007.
In addition to his solo and collaborative work, Danny also composes music for film. He recently finished original scores for the documentary films Off Label, written and directed by Donal Mosher and Michael Palmieri, and Entry Denied, written by Matchu Latorre. His compositions are also featured on the award-winning soundtrack to the documentary film October Country, also directed by Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher. The film has shown at documentary festivals around the globe and has garnered several honors, juried prizes, and awards along the way including “Best Musical Score” at the renowned Cinema Eye Honors in NYC! It was also an Independent Spirit Awards nominee for “Best Documentary of 2009”, winner of Silverdocs “US Grand Jury Prize”, winner Montreal R.I.D.M. “Editing Prize”, and the “Best First Feature” at DOCLISBOA.
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