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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 tambourine and Porchboard Bass 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!"

Kevin has three songs featured on the soundtrack of the cult movie classic, SOULTAKER, 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 Philippines. 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.

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/kevindanzig

These past few years have been a busy time for Kevin. For the past two consecutive years he has been accepted to the prestigious Frank Brown International Songwriter’s Festival on the Emerald Coast. His latest CD, PLAYGROUND, has received considerable airplay on many Colorado radio stations and received several reviews like this one from the Sept/Oct. 2015 issue of Fireworks Magazine:
“Kevin & his band have a new CD out called ‘Playground’ that is a wonderful listen full of gorgeous songs that you can get lost in. Every original song is a well-crafted song with melody, groove, and lyrics that say something which will keep you going back to the album over and over.” -- Nicky Baldrian, London, England

His single, SWEET RAIN (also available on Loud & Clear), calling attention to the BP oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico and other environmental harm to our planet, garnered airplay in numerous coastal areas of the United States. The original song, SWEET SAN CLEMENTE, has been claimed by the California city as its official anthem. Kevin also appeared in the ABC TV holiday movie, THE DOG WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS VACATION, filmed in Keystone, CO.

Kevin’s association with author K.E.Pottie and DIGITAL FX Productions out of Salem, CT has resulted in new videos of four songs (also featuring Faith Crawford) that are featured on PLAYGROUND. His songs can be heard and videos can be viewed at www.reverbnation.com/kevindanzig and www.kevindanzig.com

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