Danny Gochnour Music


New Release!

March 22

Excited to announce that I will be releasing the first single from my new record that we’re currently working hard on.  Again, Somehow will be released on April 3rd.  Again, Somehow features my Producer and Engineer Joe Munroe on keyboards, bass and vocals, Joe Grushecky on harmonica, Mark Pollera on drums and percussion and myself on vocals and guitars.

I’m offering an exclusive FREE Download to everyone who attends the show with Willie Nile at Club Cafe on April 3rd when I will also be making an announcement on a very cool upcoming show with my band and I.  

Tickets available at: www.clubcafelive.com

New Show Added!

March 13

Happy to announce that I will be opening for my dear friend Willie Nile when he passes through my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa. on April 3rd at Club Café. Showtime is 8pm. Tickets available at: www.clubcafelive.com

November 18, 2006 was a pivotal moment in my life. It was a significant day of firsts.  It was my first Light of Day Show. My first time ever performing at the Starland Ballroom.  It was my first time performing with Bruce Springsteen, and it was the first time I met Willie Nile and saw him perform.  I knew the name.  Needless to say his set blew me away.  We met and became friends and the following year Willie invited me to play guitar at his LOD performance.  Over the years I've had the opportunity to sit in with Willie a few times and I've always felt it to be an honor.  Now, I'm excited to say that I get to open a show with Wille playing my own material from my debut release The Despair of Summer.  The show is at Club Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA.  Doors are 7. Showtime is 8.  Tickets available at www.clubcafelive.com

Happy New Year

January 8

After a successful CD release show, the New Year is starting off strong. January 4th the band and I will be performing on WDVE 102.5 FM (iHeart Radio) on the Morning Show Coffee House. January 5th we will be performing once again at the Funhouse at Mr. Smalls along with Bill Toms and Hard Rain featuring the Soulville Horns. January 24th we will be doing an intimate show at Steamworks Creative. In between I will be performing with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers at LOD New Jersey. Check the Gigs calendar.




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The brand new album from Danny Gochnour is available now! 

2 years in the making, The Despair of Summer is here. Danny's first solo project is an amazing piece of work.

Whether you are a fan of the Houserockers or just a music fan looking for some great rock and roll with inspiring lyrics, this is the album for you.


 Check out the great review below from our friend, Mr. Gord Hunter.

"The first time I saw Danny play I was sitting in the next to last row of the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. I had a full glass of whisky in my hand and I was ready to judge him harshly. I’d been a fan of the Houserockers since 1995 and I knew almost every song note-for-note. As he launched into that first solo, I distinctly remember thinking that he was walking out onto a tightrope the width of an E string. One of the toughest things in music is to come into an established band, create your own space and to do it within the parameters of songs that so many have come to know and love. Danny did exactly that and he did it with soul, with respect and with just the right amount of, well….Danny. When he finally finished, I noticed my glass was empty; always a good sign.

10 years later, I consider Danny a great friend.  He still plays with soul, respect and a signature sound that I’ve come to truly appreciate. You’ll hear it on this record and I’m guessing, if you’ve heard Danny play before, that won’t surprise you. What might surprise you are the intricate and hook-laden melodies laced with insightful lyrics that shift effortlessly between heartache and humor. In between you’ll hear that ever-present guitar paying tribute with subtle nods to blues, jazz and flat out rock and roll. 

If I think back now to those first few notes that I heard Danny play, it’s easy to compare that moment to this record. Once again, he’s stepped out onto that E String tightrope and from the ironic finger-picking folk of The American Dream to the jukebox-rockin’ antics of Crazy Linda J, he’s nailed it. I was going to conclude by saying that I hope you enjoy The Despair of Summer but to be honest, I know you will. Now go pour yourself a Jameson’s, put it on, turn it up and take a walk out onto that wire with my buddy Danny. He’ll take you from one side to the other with a smile on your face and an empty glass."

Gord Hunter – May 2018


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