Danny Kroha

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Danny Kroha
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Background Information




Folk, Blues, Gospel

Years Active

1980's -Present


Third Man Records


Guitar, Banjo Dulcimer, Harmoncia

Associated Acts

Danny and the Darleans. The Gories


As founding member of minimal garage rock trio the Gories, Danny Kroha is a fixture in the Detroit rock scene since the early 80's. guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Dan Kroha helped change the course of rock history with his one-of-a-kind playing and highly influential style. Kroha grew up in Detroit and took to music early on. By his teen years he was singing for local mod revivalist band Start, who would later morph into the Onset. After the Onset’s dissolution, Kroha formed the Gories in early 1986 with singer/guitarist Mick Collins and drummer Peggy O’Neill. Following their break-up in 1992, Kroha played in Detroit rock group Rocket 455 for a time before forming cross-dressing garage pop sensationalist act the Demolition Doll Rods in 1994. The Doll Rods (as they came to be known) played for 13 years, releasing countless singles and touring the world before going on indefinite hiatus in 2007.

2009, the Gories reunited for a handful of shows, further bolstering their legacy. At the beginning of the 2010s, Kroha returned somewhat to his R&B/early garage roots with new trio Danny and the Darleans. In this time he also released 2012’s The Folk Blues Stylings under his own name, as well as a 2013 collaboration with Gories bandmate Mick Collins where the two musicians created songs based around the poetry of legendary producer and sleaze rock personality Kim Fowley.

Kroha offered up the solo album Angels Watching Over Me on Jack White’s Third Man Records. The album featured a smattering of traditional folk, blues, and gospel tunes from the public domain as well as one original composition.




Find some of Danny's past work on the Concert Database

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