July 2 is my Danny Abel's birthday and we're celebrating it with music! First set Danny will lead his own project, and late night Gravity A will continue the party.
Danny Abel is a New Orleans guitarist that can be found playing with bands all over the Crescent City. Danny grew up in Jackson, MS and later moved to New Hampshire. The experiences he had in these locations helped him develop a strong sense of blues and jazz at a young age. In 2001 he moved to New Orleans where he studied at the University of New Orleans with great musicians such as Steve Masakowski, Ed Petersen, Brian Seeger, and Hank Mackie, just to name a few.
Today Danny can be seen playing regularly with Groovesect, Khris Royal & Dark Matter, Gravity A, the Brian Coogan Band, Pat Casey and the New Sound and many other projects, including often fronting his own jazz/funk ensembles. He has shared the stage with George Porter, Fred Wesley, Leo Nocentelli, Doug Wimbish, and Terrence Higgins, along with countless other music legends. Additionally, Danny has had opportunities to tour with Big Sam's Funky Nation and the Wild Magnolias. His versatility is one of his strongest features and has enabled him to be one of the hardest working guitar players in New Orleans.