Danny Heslop is an American singer/songwriter with elements of finger style funk. He has been performing, teaching, and studying music for over 15 years. His genres include funk, bluegrass, jazz, rock, and folk.
Some of the artists who have influenced his music include Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews Band, Amos Lee, John Mayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Earth Wind & Fire, John Scofield, Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, and NOT Nickel Back. He also says that he is influenced by his mom’s spaghetti, midnight cereal, chili peppers, his wife’s smile, a baby’s burp, family vacations, and a picture of a baby cat.
Danny’s seductive, golden voice combined with the masterful command of his acoustic guitar, enable him to deliver a variety of cover songs with some of his original works added in the mix that leaves audiences of all ages awestruck. His Facebook bio proclaims that he is a “musician who has brought a mixture of jazz, pop, and blues to the table where people can have a taste of what sounds good!”
According to Greenlight Booking, “Danny is an accomplished acoustic guitarist who lets his guitar do the talking, and wow does it talk! But when he adds his addictively powerful voice to the music, it’s a combination that always leaves a lasting impression.” He has performed for weddings, wedding receptions, banquets, music festivals, corporate and private events. He can also perform as a duo by adding a second guitar player as part of his ensemble.
In 2016, Danny was awarded Best New Artist from the Utah Music Awards. In March 2017, he was awarded Idaho’s Favorite in the NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest with his song “This Love May.” He was also a guest on Mormon Channel Studio and performed his original song “Spring” and the hymn “Lead Kindly Light.”
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