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A Conversation With Danny Marks

Danny Marks is a legend in the Canadian Music Scene and one of the most exciting live performers you’ll ever get to see. “I have long wanted to share this conversation with folks on The Sound Café and here it is !” states McLean.

You can listen to the entire interview and music HERE

In 2006, Danny Marks was given the "Blues with a Feeling Award" at The Maples Blues Awards for lifetime achievement in music and broadcasting in Canada.

This iconic rocker's roots go back to the sixties as a founding member of Capitol Records' group, Edward Bear. After a span as a journeyman session musician throughout the seventies, Danny settled into the club scene, establishing a cult following as a genre bender in music and humour.

A house band gig at Toronto's famed Albert's Hall led him to host his own nation-wide TV show, Stormy Monday. Through the eighties, Danny starred in CBC radio's hit series The Hum Line.

Most recently, Danny Marks recorded two original music albums, Guitarchaeology and True, before paying tribute to Toronto's R&B roots with Big Town Boy.

Danny's in his thirteenth year as the radio host of JAZZ.FM91's Saturday night blues show, As a child, young Danny would lock himself in his room with a stack of 45's, an old Seabreeze record player, and a fantasy of having his own radio show. More than a few years later this pre-pubescent propensity paid off.

Danny's not one to be type cast. "Mostly, for now I've backed off on the bar work. Sure I miss the social life but I need to concentrate on other things."

Some of those other things include radio and TV jingles, where Danny’s voice and guitar are in big demand, and, a new album needs to be written, recorded, and released.

Guitarchaeology spent one whole year on the Top Ten on Sam the Record Man’s Indie chart. With the next album, Danny takes aim at the mainstream, and why not, in the pre-millennium, it’s all alternative.


El Kabong

Man on the Radio

Land Where Blues Began

Hey, New York Town

You, Me And Mexico

Spy Guitar

You can listen to the entire interview and music HERE


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