Danny has been playing guitar in southern California for over 45 years. He has played, toured & recorded with some of the best musicians on the local & national scene; Dave Alvin, Chris Gaffney, Mike Barry, John Senne, Wyman Reese, Doug Livingston, Walter Trout, Mike Reilly, Gregg Allman, Greg Leisz, Luther Rowe, Jim Lauderdale, Danny Timms, Garth Hudson, Jon Woodhead, Skip Edwards, Jann Browne, Chuck Prophet, Patty Booker, Gary Brandin, Stanley Wycoff, Walter Clevenger, Rick Shea, Adrian Rice, Greg Copeland.
"Danny is one of the greatest musicians I know and I know plenty. He kicks ass on this album with his usual powerful, melodic gifts."
'Black Rose of Texas'
Danny on electric slide guitar, acoustic guitar & backing vocals. From Dave Alvin's 'Eleven Eleven' CD.
"Ott comes off as a guitar hero of the first degree, able to serve up everything from flashing acoustic runs to notes that fall like teardrops on a honky-tonk floor. A marvelous player, he has more delicious tones and shadings at his disposal than a gambling cheat has face cards...his sizzling soloing simultaneously rings like a bell and tears like a saw."
'Are You Listenin' Lucky'
As Gaffney says, "Here's a tune by Joe Ely...and Deep Purple." Danny on lead guitar. Recorded live at The Swallows Inn, San Juan Capistrano. From the 'Live & Then Some' CD.
'Leave My Little Girl Alone'
Recorded live at Matt Barnes & Jann Browne's wedding. Danny & three other guests took the stage and pulled this off pretty well--there might have been some drinking involved. (Danny doesn't dig in until after the keyboard solo.)
Danny/lead guitar & vocals
Video by Tom Potts
'East of Houston,
West of Baton Rouge'
Danny on lead guitar & backing vocals. Recorded live at The Swallows Inn, San Juan Capistrano. From the 'Live & Then Some' CD.
Danny with Dave Alvin & Cindy Wasserman
Maverick's Saloon, Santa Ynez CA
Calgary International Blues Festival
'Caught in the Act' with Shawn Nourse, Danny, Sean Finnigan, Mike Barry & Mike Reilly