Danny Weiss has been singing and playing guitar for over 50 years and
has been in love with country music at least that long. A founding member of the seminal pioneering newgrass band,
Tony Trischka and Skyline, Danny has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Bottom Line, and more and appeared with Vassar Clements, Tex Logan, and David Bromberg. His guitar talents have been recognized by Frets Magazine and he has performed in countless concerts, venues and clubs nationally and around the world, most recently in Anguilla, Russia, Siberia, Spain and the Czech Republic. Danny has appeared at almost every major folk and bluegrass festival and been featured in guitar workshops throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan and Europe.
He is currently the guitarist and lead singer with the acoustic trio Silk City, which also features Barry Mitterhoff on mandolin and Larry Cohen on bass. Their recently released CD Time is on the Sliced Bread label. Along with his singing partner Mary Olive Smith, he also co-leads the NYC based roots country and honky-tonk band, Reckon SO.
Danny has been featured on five recording projects with Skyline and Silk City's debut effort, and Reckon SO is currently hard at work on their first release. He has recorded with many area artists including Tony Trischka, Laura Cantrell, Mary Olive Smith's The Smokies, Buddy Woodward & the Nitro Express and was featured on the soundtrack of Walt Disney's 2002 motion picture release, The Rookie.
He freelances widely in the NYC area and lends his vocal and instrumental talents to many bands spanning a wide range of musical styles and performs live monthly on the Honky-Tonkin' show with the WKCR (89.9 FM) House Radio Band. He played mandolin, mandola, mandocello and the contra-bass balalaika with the New York Mandolin Orchestra in the '80s and '90s, and currently makes his home in Maplewood, NJ.
In his free time Danny moonlights as the Director of the Fanwood (NJ) Memorial Library.