Danny Sorentino


Danny was born and raised in San Francisco California in the mid 1950’s and came of age during the psychedelic 60’s in a blue collar working class neighborhood where drinking beer, smoking cigarettes and reefer was as normal as playing basketball at the school yard. He found his greatest joy was listening to the music he heard on FM radio stations KMPX and KSAN with their freeform format that went from Howling Wolf to Jefferson Airplane and beyond. He spent all his extra money on records and bus fare to go to Golden Gate Park to see the free concerts at Speedway Meadows. He moved to Petaluma California in 1970 and it was like moving to the moon – the country part of the moon. Danny was on restriction much of the time and continued to listen to records until he started playing guitar at the ripe old age of 17. He wrote his first song in 1975 and it was not very good.... so he has kept trying with varying levels of success to this very day. Turn ons – The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Neil Young and Garage Rock. Turn offs – music with no soul, Work and Death.