Denny has been a long lasting figure in the Cleveland music scene, having played with notable ’60s bands such as The Choir and the Lost Souls and has continued on writing, performing and recording through all of his musical genres changes, including punk, Gospel, blues, jazz folk, experimental, Avant Garde, and theatrical pieces.
As a gifted guitarist, he is also a singer and prolific songwriter whose blend of original material utilizing Folk, Rock and Acoustic influences has been aired on 300 college and public radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. With his love for music and the music comunity , he organizes concerts with various performers under the title of Denny Carleton and Friends, He currently plays live as a singer songwriter at such places as the Barking Spider and also as a church praise and worship leader. He has recorded 12 CDS, which are available on I tunes and Spotify.
Denny is also a Cleveland Radio Veteran and in 2015 published his memoir Welcome To my World..Denny continues teaching guitar, bass, piano and songwriting, passing his gifts on to the next generation.
If you want some authentic 1960’s roots music from someone who has been there :then Denny Carleton might be right for your event.
There is a saying with musicians and entertainers you have to read the crowd. In other words you have to know what type of music and songs to play for the crowd you’re playing to.
Denny Carleton’s music has a wide variety but for your club or coffeehouse or event he would playing acoustic covers by the Beatles, The Eagles, Cat Stevens, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and more. If you are interested Denny would come and play a set for free so you can hear for yourself.