Danny Paul Grody is a founding member of both San Francisco based bands Tarentel & 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.
As we adjust to life indoors during this pandemic, I find solace in those things I can turn to as a way to stay grounded. Music has been a lifesaver for me in this regard. I’ve also been inspired by all the folks who’ve used creative practices to process and connect with others during this strange time. Recently, I came across a post where somebody described themselves as an artist-in-residence as opposed to the much bleaker shelter-in-place. I liked this reframe!
Here is a snapshot I recorded this morning. The sky had a particularly beautiful clarity, as it had rained the previous day. Hope this brings a little more light to your day. More to come…
Dear all – hope this finds you safe and well during these challenging times.
As you might imagine, musicians are being impacted by this pandemic on a multitude of levels. Here is one way you can support! This Friday March, 20 from midnight to midnight Bandcamp will be waiving their revenue share so that artists can pocket 100% of sales. It is a lovely gesture that can make a massive difference for folks. I plan to participate and I hope you will too. Might even share some new material on my page… we’ll see!
Greetings! Tomorrow night (2/27) I will do my best to channel the scene in this flyer… hope you can join us at Minnesota Street Project [Lounge] presented by the good folks at Lonesome Station. I’m on first… Tickets / info
Wishing you all a very happy summer solstice filled with sunshine, togetherness and good health!
To further honor the sun, I am pleased to share a feature brought to you by the wonderful folks at Quiet Space based out of South Africa who spotlighted my Longform Editions contribution. In addition to including this piece, the episode thoughtfully compiled a cross-section of musical offerings spanning several of my releases over the years. Very grateful for their support and hope you enjoy the tunes…
It’s been a minute… hope this finds you doing well. I’m excited to announce that today marks the official release of my contribution to Longform Editions. It’s a true honor to take part in this lovingly-curated series and share in a space with so many thoughtful adventurous musicians. To learn more about this music, please visit the site link above.
I’m am looking forward to be sharing an evening of exploratory sounds hosted by Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative in celebration of the release of Shirley Shirley Shirley, best described as an “interspecies experience with plant generated music”. The brainchild of this work is Nico Georgis, who will be accompanied by fellow sonic voyager, Matt Baldwin. To read more on this collaboration and to listen/purchase the album, please go here. I will get things started around 7:30 with a synth/guitar excursion. The event is FREE with a suggested donation. Hope you can join us!
Hello and happy 2019! One of the intentions I have coming into this new year is to be more immersed in my music practice (making, collaborating, and listening). I look forward to sharing new sounds with you in the near-future. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with a little rainy day sketch I did today with my cat Elijah by my side. Wishing you a happy new year filled with good heath, love, and togetherness!
I don’t normally share video of me playing out ideas, but for some reason this past Sunday I decided to capture a moment and share it with folks.
I was feeling the heaviness of the world… a heaviness that contained the full spectrum of emotions – hope, love, fear, sadness etc. As is often the case, when I’m having strong feelings I play music. It provides a space to reflect and ultimately lighten the load. My hope is this little ditty can bring some respite, even if only for a brief moment, to your day.
I’m very honored to have contributed a track to the latest Geographic North Halloween-themed series, Don’t Look Now. Aside from being stunningly curated, 100% of the album sales will go directly to youthSpark, an Atlanta-based non-profit working directly with at-risk youth in an effort to protect them from exploitation, abuse, and trafficking in the Southwestern US.
Available as a limited cassette with die-cut, interchangeable sleeves or as a download here.