Kevin Danzig

Kevin Danzig“Kevin Danzig still leads the nomadic troubadour’s life where stories are indelibly etched within a blink of an eye. Danzig impresses with intriguing songwriting atmospheric vocals and diversely textured arrangements. Danzig has a knack for crafting memorable, tuneful compositions that stretch across a gamut of emotions.” — OffBEAT Magazine review by Dan Willging Kevin Danzig writes and performs modern folk and acoustic rock tunes as well as selected cover songs, accompanied by acoustic guitar, ukulele and harmonica. He plays a Porchboard Bass Drum Pedal with his foot. Originality is Danzig’s hallmark; Kevin’s lyrics are invariably intelligent, the instrumental arrangements are in perfect sync and skillfully executed. Kevin’s fans range from age 3 to 93 and his original songs can be heard on rock, folk, Americana, inspirational and easy listening stations in North America and are available for digital download at www.cdbaby.com, itunes.com, amazon.com, and many other sites. He is endorsed by ELIXIR STRINGS. Kevin Danzig makes his home in the mountains of Colorado. He plays a wide range of venues throughout North America; including clubs, concert halls, festivals, restaurants, college campuses, coffee shops, outdoor arenas, house concerts, corporate events and weddings. In the past 20 years, he has been invited fora return engagement to every venue at which he’s performed. Growing up in a musical family in Southern California, Kevin Danzig has been a performing songwriter nearly his entire life and a professional since the age of 18.
At age 11, Kevin was recording for K-TEL Records (Mike Curb Productions) as one of the jubilant voices of 50 Children’s Favorites. It was in 1978, however, that he got his first big rejection, when Chuck Barris (host of the Gong Show) told him, “Kid, you’re TOO GOOD for this show!” Most recently, {May, 2017| Kevin was a top ten finalist in the INSPIRESONG Contest in Aspen, CO with his composition “Me and My Friend Jesus” He also won FIRST PLACE in the Folk/Singer Songwriter category (October 2016)for his newest single, “MY CHAUFFEUR”(The AKADEMIA AWARDS). His song “Come Clean” is featured on BRIAN PAPAZIAN’S 2016 album REBORN, (www.brianpapazian.com). Kevin has three songs featured on the soundtrack of the cult movie classic, SOULTAKER (Mystery Science Theatre 3000) and has won five BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Song Awards. His song HEY DEAN! (from the PLAYGROUND CD), was featured on the NPR syndicated radio program CAR TALK. His song, THUMBELINA, was recently included in a collection of children’s songs entitled, NO STRINGS ATTACHED. The proceeds from this CD go directly to UNICEF and to the families affected by the 2013 disaster In the hilippines.
Kevin has recorded nine full length CDs of original material (eight solo and one duet). LOUD & CLEAR, his previous work, is a collection of his more spiritual songs. It includes several songs from works going back as far as 1986. They include some newer songs, too, like the title track that Kevin woke up from a dream singing… “It practically wrote itself!” Produced by Mike West at the Ninth Ward Pickin’ Parlor in Lawrence, KS and featuring the musicians that made his BOX CARS album such a success, this one really reaches out and touches the heart of the listener. Like the 2014 PLAYGROUND, this CD includes a fully illustrated booklet of lyrics and pictures. Kevin’s newest single “When I’m In Colorado” recorded with his band, is featured at his website and will be featured as part of Colorado’s premier nature photographer, John Fielder’s, 2018/19 slide presentation. Kevin Danzig
His CDs; PLAYGROUND, LOUD & CLEAR, THE TIME IS RIGHT, BOX CARS, KEVIN DANZIG, WELCOME HOME “LIVE” FROM THE KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL, LATELY, FREE THE POET and THE KEY (Danzig & Woolley) are available for sale at www.cdbaby.com/artist/kevindanzig Among fellow singer/songwriters Kevin has performed alongside or opened for: John Mayer, Shawn Mullins, Dar Williams, Leon Russell, Edgar Winter, David Wilcox, Ellis Paul, Martin Sexton, Edwin McCain, Bill Staines, Leo Kottke, John Hammond, Chuck Pyle, Trout Fishing in America, Chuck Brodsky, Spencer Bohren, The Bangles, Still on the Hill, Blame Sally, The Radiators, Tish Hinojosa and Mary Gauthier. These past few years have been a busy time for Kevin. 2018, 2015, and 2014 brought him to the Alabama/Florida coast where he was accepted to the prestigious Frank Brown International Songwriter’s Festival on the Emerald Coast.

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