Danny was born in Long Island, New York and was raised in a family where music was an integral part of life. His mother’s father was a Drum & Bugle Core instructor in Manhattan while his father’s father played his way through the Army on the saxophone and clarinet. Danny’s father played drums in various southern rock bands in the early 80’s. The family moved to Tampa, FL when Danny was a young child. He picked up the guitar as an early teenager and played in various school performing groups through high school and college. He was also part of the vintage southern rock band, Gonzoboccio. After graduation Danny pursued his career in Historic Preservation and Restoration by restoring a 19th century home along the Barren River of Bowling Green, Kentucky.