Furniture Music II featured on Aquarium Drunkard’s latest roundup of 21st Century Guitar!

A welcome surprise to find my latest included on Aquarium Drunkards New Transmissions roundup of 21st Century Guitar Music! Honored to be among such a wonderful and varied collection of musicians.

And on a related note… Furniture Music II, originally a Bandcamp-only release, will be available on all digital streaming services starting January 7th c/o Three Lobed Recordings / Red Eye Distribution.

Wishing all a great start to 2022 with good health, joy and creativity!

DPG

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Furniture Music II review via Foxy Digitalis

Warmed to receive such thoughtful words on Furniture Music II via Foxy Digitalis. Brad Rose, an interdisciplinary artist/musician and principal writer/editor of Foxy D, has deep roots in the extended community so it feels extra special to know he connects so personally to this music.

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Full review:

“Whenever I listen to Danny Paul Grody’s Furniture Musicreleases, I laugh a little at the idea of these utterly fantastic pieces blending into the background. Grody is such a good guitarist and his ability to craft music that grows in stature through repeating themes and melodies is special, but it’s the essence of these songs that keeps them centered. Furniture Music II is a glowing invitation to let the long shadows linger a little longer and hold onto the small glimpses of what is possible for all days.

Written during the dark days of the pandemic, these straightforward, lovely songs offer clarity in a world where there isn’t much of it. Grody’s unadorned, straight-ahead style feigns simplicity, but in truth, this music is swimming with a thousand emotional undercurrents, intertwined and held softly. “The Hum of an Empty House” takes short steps tiptoeing through the magical, elusive quiet. Grody’s arrangement rocks back and forth with momentary lulls where the whisper of his breath is audible, enhancing the intimacy and warmth. On “Clearing” the silence is filled with rushes of activity as the resonance in the strings infuses the moment with light. 

Each piece on Furniture Music II holds its own space. It’s as if each is a room in our homes with its own character and emotion. Washes of drifting memories permeate “The Longview.” Quickening the cadence, Grody adds an urgency to the fingerpicked exultations. It’s like a running monologue in the back of my mind, reminders of the days lost as I try to find solace in the fact I’m still here and will be able to create new moments in the future. Sometimes it’s too much and in acknowledging that, Grody slows down and takes a deep breath on closer, “Holding Pattern.” Crisp notes sing into the emptiness, filling the spaces between us with comfort and mirth.

Maybe this is background music in the way it saturates the familiar moments with an added weight. The inquisitive opening chords of “Returning Light” suggest the beginning of a cycle, whether it’s a day, a week, or a lifetime. We repeat so many patterns and motions that they can lose meaning; putting our child to sleep every night or seeing the sun each morning becomes mundane even though each instance still matters. Grody’s music reminds us to search for the secret beauty in those moments and, as Furniture Music suggests, weave it into every moment we can.” – Brad Rose, Foxy Digitalis (published Dec. 16, 2021)

Furniture Music II

Announcing the release of Furniture Music II this Friday, Nov. 5th via Bandcaamp! The music is meant to be a companion to the OG of the same name and extends my interest in unadorned 6 and 12-string acoustic finger style guitar. I hope these tunes can offer you some respite as they have for me during the uncertain times of the pandemic and beyond.

As always, thank you for taking the time to listen!

With love,

DPG

A new song and (late) welcome to Spring!

Finally go the chance to sit down and record this tune… I’ve been playing it out for a little while now and am happy to be able to share it with folks, near and far. I like to think of it as a companion to the material from my last album “Furniture Music”. Hope you enjoy it and happy Spring to you!

Warmest,

DPG

Furniture Music

Hello!

I’m happy to announce the arrival of “Furniture Music”, a new digital-only album comprised of older solo guitar songs available directly from me. The music was recorded earlier this year while on residency at Harrison House Music & Arts in Joshua Tree. It was an incredible experience to revisit this material in such a lovely place. You can read a little bit more about the nature of this release and purchase the album here.

As always, thank you for listening!

Warmest,
DPG