...nothing short of amazing!”
- Jim Marino, CFMU Hamilton
“...one talented guy.”
Rich Warren, The Midnight Special, WFMT Chicago
“...really good music... we’ve been playing him
quite a bit lately!”
Tetsuro Shigematsu, The Roundup - CBC Radio
Danny Bakan is an award-winning
visionary songwriter and a darn fine banjo player. A Canadian
performer with roots deep in the American folk tradition, Danny
weaves old time music into compelling original songs to create
a truly fresh and unique sound. The melodic rhythm of the Appalachians
Mountains anchors the music with infectious grooves...paying
homage to and transcending genre. With contagious enthusiasm,
Danny’s masterful clawhammer banjo and guitar playing
supports his poignant, thoughtful, and often humourous songs.
call it: AMERICANADIANA
in The American Folk Life Centre of the Library of Congress
recently honoured Danny, hosting a special session to collect
his songs, stories and clawhammer banjo style for their archives.
As well as being a songster and a wordsmith...
Danny breathes new life into the art of playing clawhammer style
banjo. He seamlessly marries traditional "frailing"
techniques with rock/pop aesthetics.
pays homage to and transcends genre.
Danny's years of stage experience pay off big in his live performances.
He is an award winning actor with a powerful presence on the
stage. He effortlessly
moves from renditions of Old Tyme classics, to Gospel hoot and
holler, to some of the finest examples of contemporary songwriting
they have heard in a long time.