Danny Beach is a rare phenomenon - a performer who doesn't get dry and technical in the recording studio. There's an interactive feeling to every song on this CD. You can sense, if not see, that Danny, a powerhouse performer in person, is giving it his all. He puts emotion into every word and guitar lick, without sacrificing precision.

Danny retired a while back after 30 years with the Washington, D C Fire Department and has now moved to Florida where he spends most of his "free time" playing music. His interests range from singing covers of everything from rock to country to blues in the local Tiki bars, to pounding out righteous traditional sounds with his group, the South Beach Bluegrass band. He stays plenty busy.

This CD is the culmination of several years of planning and some spontaneous last minute lucky shots, in collaboration with old friend and Patuxent Records producer Tom Mindte. "Tom has some amazing musicians around him," Beach says. With that talent on hand plus some of Danny's music buddies in the D C area, the CD finally came together.

--Barbara Bamberger Scott

CD-160 Danny Beach

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Tell Me that You Love Me Caroline * Up Here in the Mountains * Sand Mountain Blues *
Air Mail Special * Will You Marry Me? * Freight Train Boogie * Run With Me * Memphis Belle *
Margie* Lee Gave his Sword * Roving Gambler * Bound to Ride *

Danny Beach -vocals & guitar, Tom Mindte -vocals & mandolin, Jacque Zoerner -vocals
Merl Johnson -guitar, Stephan Custodi -bass, Andy Martin -fiddle, John Brunschwyler -banjo

special guests:
Frank Solivan II -tenor vocal on "Margie"
Dave Miner -dobro