|Fredericksburg Songwriters' Showcase||Tony Denikos|
Tony Denikos, (pronounced "
Dee-nye-kes"), writes, records and performs some of the most
refreshingly down-home Americana music in the Baltimore/Washington
region. A native of Laurel, MD, he has been influenced by artists
such as John Fogerty, Lowell George, John Prine, Graham Parker and
In 2000, Tony released his debut CD "Naked and Smiling", a collection of songs written between 1979 and 1996, these tunes established Tony as one of the regions finest songwriters. This CD is a creative statement containing bluesy overtures reminiscent of the artists of the late nineteen-forties to songs with lively, eclectic rhythms and messages that lift the spirit.
His second CD, "Time Tells Tales", was released in the Fall of 2003. Stylistically, the album reflects influences from John Fogerty, Little Feat, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Waylon Jennings and Steve Earle showcasing Tony's earthy and unique musical voice throughout. The CD combines roots rock'n, country blues'n and eclectic rhythms as well as powerfully written ballads that stop you in your tracks and make you feel, think and dream.
Tony has just released his third recording "Already Gone". It's charted at #2 on the Euro Americana Chart and at #15 on the Freeform American Roots chart. It's a compilation of 11 distinctive tunes, that explore the entire spectrum of Americana music. This CD is full of cutting lyrical wit, breathtakingly personal storytelling and foot stomping backbeats. There are stories here that everyone can relate to about love, working class attitudes, hope, regret, forgotten patriots and unwitting heroes. Fans of roots guitar and fine musicianship will appreciate the world class cast of players, including: drummer Timm Beiry (Nils Lofgren, Danny Gatton); bassists Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam) and Dave Jacques (John Prine, Emmylou Harris); keyboardist Phil Madeira (Emmylou Harris); and, guitarists Gantt Kushner and Warner E. Hodges (Jason and the Scorchers).
Today you can catch Tony performing his songs at venues throughout the Baltimore/Washington region with a band of incredible musicians presenting to the listening world a writing style uniquely his own. His songs will stay with you long after the lights fade to black....
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