Danny Caron is a soulful and passionate guitarist who has played with some of the best musicians in America. His just released CD entitled 'Good Hands' features some of the most soulful musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area including Jim Pugh from the Robert Cray Band on Hammond organ, Ron E. Beck from Tower of Power on drums, and two exquisite previously unreleased Charles Brown trio cuts with the legendary Charles Brown singing and playing piano, and Ruth Davies on bass.In addition you'll find some beautiful acoustic jazz cuts with John Wiitala (bass), Deszon Claiborne (drums), and John R Burr (piano) A couple of those are augmented by a burning horn section, with a few searing sax solos from Jeff Ervin and Charles McNeal. 'The tunes on this record are really homages to some of my favorite guitarists', says Caron. 'Grant Green, Billy Butler, Johnny and Oscar Moore, Gatemouth Brown, T Bone Walker, and BB King - just to name a few of the obvious ones...I'm not trying to play like them-I never could-I'm just trying to thank them!' Originally out of Silver Spring, Maryland, Danny moved to Austin, Texas and cut his teeth on the Crawfish circuit playing with singer-pianist Marcia Ball. He then worked with Zydeco king Clifton Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band with whom he recorded the Grammy Award winning Album I'm Here in 1980. Relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1981 he continued to freelance and eventually teamed up with the legendary singer and pianist Charles Brown. Danny served as guitarist and musical director for Charles Brown from 1987 until Brown's death in 1999. He has played on numerous CD's and sessions with Charles Brown, Clifton Chenier, Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker, Van Morrison, Steve Miller, Ruth Brown, Etta Jones, John Clayton, Teddy Edwards, Gerald Wilson, Donald Fagen, Dr. John, Little Milton Campbell, John Hammond Jr. and many others. *Danny is the featured guitarist on the Van Morrison produced John Lee Hooker album, 'Don't Look Back' which won two Grammy Awards - one for Best Traditional Blues Recording, and the other for Best Collaboration, Van Morrison and John Lee Hooker. He keeps up a busy schedule touring and performing last year with his organ trio Good Hands, Plas Johnson, Barbara Morrison, Maria Muldaur, Tom Rigney and Flambeau, and others. He is presently teaching courses at The Jazzschool in Berkeley California. Danny composed the film score to the motion picture 'johns' starring David Arquette and Lukas Haas.He and Charles Brown composed the title tune, 'The Promised Land' featured on Danny's 2008 CD 'How Sweet It Is'. He has just released his 3rd CD entitled 'Jazz and Blues' with a special guest vocal from Maria Muldaur! DANNY CARON SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY solo releases: 'Good Hands' -Danny Caron Records 2003 'How Sweet It Is' -Danny Caron Records 2008 'Jazz and Blues' -Danny Caron Records 2012 ************* previous recordings: With CLIFTON CHENIER AND HIS RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND: ALLIGATOR RECORDS 'I'M HERE' (GRAMMY AWARD: BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM, 1980) With JOHN LEE HOOKER: POINTBLANK RECORDS (VIRGIN) 'CHILL OUT' 'DON'T LOOK BACK' Produced by Van Morrison, with Van Morrison, Charles Brown. (Double Grammy Awards for Blues Album and Collaboration 1999) CD's WITH CHARLES BROWN (Musical Director on all sessions: Danny Caron) : 1990-1999 ROUNDER RECORDS: CHARLES BROWN 'ALL MY LIFE' With Dr. John and Ruth Brown (Grammy Nomination 92) 'SOMEONE TO LOVE' with Bonnie Raitt (Grammy Nomination 93) 'LUCKY SO AND SO' 'COOL CHRISTMAS BLUES' VERVE RECORDS: CHARLES BROWN 'THESE BLUES' 'THE HONEYDRIPPER' with Etta Jones 'SO GOES LOVE' with Teddy Edwards, John Clayton, Gerald Wilson, Paul Humphries MUSE RECORDS : CHARLES BROWN 'BLUES AND OTHER LOVE SONGS' with Houston Person WARNER BROTHERS RECORDS : CHARLES BROWN 'NEW YORK ROCK AND SOUL REVIEW' with Donald Fagen A & M RECORDS : CHARLES BROWN 'A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS' with Bonnie Raitt and Charles Brown With John Hammond Junior: (Point Blank) 'TROUBLE NO MORE' with Charles Brown, Little Charlie and the Nightcats, others With Hadda Brooks: (Point Blank) 'STAIRWAY TO THE STARS' With Maria Muldaur 'MEET ME WHERE THEY PLAY THE BLUES'-Telarc Records 2001 'SWINGING IN THE RAIN'-CHILDRENS ALBUM 2002 'ANIMAL CRACKERS: SHIRLEY TEMPLE TRIBUTE' 2003 'A WOMAN ALONE WITH THE BLUES: SONGS OF PEGGY LEE' Telarc Records 2003 'HEART OF MINE-LOVE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN' Telarc, 2007 With Barbara Morrison 'LIVE AT THE 9:20 SPECIAL'