Detroiter Danny takes it back to blues basics
Danny Kroha, founding member of highly-influential Detroit minimal garage rock trio The Gories, has today released his second album of acoustic folk-blues entitled “Detroit Blues” via Third Man Records, and has premiered a performance video of the title track.
Kroha will be performing songs from Detroit Blues and more on a Bandcamp Live performance slated for February 20 at 11am AEDT (February 19 at 6pm CT in USA). Tickets are priced at $10. Find more details here.
Kroha spent the late '80s and early '90s playing alongside Mick Collins and Peggy O'Neill in seminal Detroit garage-blues combo the Gories. The Gories, who were championed and produced by Alex Chilton and who released hugely influential recordsjack whiteon labels like Crypt and In The Red, were the prime influence on the subsequent blues-influenced garage rock scene in Detroit, out of which came Jack White and the White Stripes.
White released an archival Gories live recording on Third Man in 2013 and a new Gories 45 in 2015 - as well as Mick Collins' subsequent band the Dirtbombs (which also featured Third Man co-founder Ben Blackwell), and Danny's own subsequent band the Demolition Doll Rods.
Danny has more recently been spending time learning and recording more traditional folk, blues, and gospel tunes from the public domain. His new album "Detroit Blues" could be considered part two of his debut solo LP, "Angels Watching Over Me".
In his own words, “It was me in a room playing acoustic instruments and doing my own arrangements of some old songs."