He is a singer-songwriter, bass player, producer, engineer, author and teacher who began his professional musical career when he was 13 years old.
He became a member of the C.Y. Walkin’ Band who were given a recording contract with the Casablanca label when he was 25, but deciding it wasn’t for him he turned more to the technical side of audio recording and went and got himself a degree in electronics.
Working in either side of the business he either performed or engineered/produced for numerous artists and groups that include Barry Manilow, The Beach Boys as a roadie on their worldwide “20th Anniversary Tour”, Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band, Carl Palmer, Barbra Streisand, U2, Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Henry Mancini, Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett, Luther Vandross, Leon Russell , Quincy Jones and Ricky Skaggs among many others. His technical career has seen him working in over 400 studios throughout the United Stated and at the same time he would teach maintenance and operation for the consoles he would either mend or install. He runs his dB Engineering as a technical/recording engineer and has been based in Nashville and Florida.
Writing his own songs he has recorded several that include “How to Love You More” and “How Much Is Enough” and he can also be heard on his The Danny Burns Show aired once a week on 30A Radio. Heard on several recordings he features on albums such as the only release by the C.Y. Walkin’ Band and One Particular Harbour by Jimmy Buffett .
Here’s “One Particular Harbor” by Jimmy Buffett…