"Explorative but accessibly grooving music, ranging from thoughtful pop songs, to improvisational funk/jazz jams; emphasizing the great talents of the musicians."
Danny Godinez - Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Vocals
Todd Anders Johnson - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Farko Dosumov - Electric and Acoustic Bass
Joe Raven - Keyboards
Currently, Seattle's Danny Godinez Band has been involved in consistent regional touring in the Northwest. The group's national performances have been alongside groups such as Indigenous, Toshi Regan, Tom Landa and the Paperboys, The Photon Band, Omar Torrez Band, Lefthand Smoke, and Om Trio. In 2001, the group released the first full length record, Live In Anchorage, recorded at Humpy's in Anchorage, Alaska. The group's second live cd, Live In Anchorage II is now available as well.
Danny Godinez is originally from Richmond, Virginia where he played in the music scene for several years. He also sings lead vocals in the band and is just as comfortable with the acoustic guitar as he is the electric. Danny's creative guitar work has generated session work for various studios in the Seattle area.
Todd Anders Johnson is currently working primarily with his group, Salem, touring the Northwest, Alaska and Nantucket this summer. (http://www.salem-music.com) Todd's songwriting, vocal, and multi-instrumental abilities are integrated into the group's performances and recordings, as DGB plays several Salem songs that are on the live CDs. Todd has been touring, recording and teaching throughout the US and Canada with groups such as Tom Landa and the Paperboys, Omar Torrez, Forgotten Sol. Todd teaches drums at Seattle non-profit organization called Rock-School. He recently recorded drumset parts on Arturo Rodriguez's third instructional book/cd published by Mel Bay Music on Afro-Cuban contemporary music. Some of Todd's most recent recordings are on the Redhouse Records Bob Dylan tribute record with Tom Landa and the Paperboys that was released in May of 2001. Todd has been booking and managing Danny Godinez Band for three years as In The Pocket Productions and has been bringing other groups to Alaska as well.
Farko Dosumov, already a popular bassist in his native country of Uzbekistan, came to Seattle to study the Bass guitar at the prestigious Cornish College of the Arts. Quite an exciting bassist to watch live, his compositions and bass solos are a highlight of the group. A versatile bassist, Farko enjoys playing the upright as well as the electric bass with the band.
Joe Raven is the new addition to Danny Godinez Band. Originally from South Dakota, he had been performing in singer/songwriter circuits in the Northwest playing acoustic piano. Joe released his first self-produced cd entitled 'Dielectric' in 2000. His unique rhythmic playing style has added an inviting dimension to the sounds and arrangements of the band's songs.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Way You Make Me Feel
2. I'll Take You
4. Longest Hour
6. Mr. Green
9. You and I