My name is Danny Fowler. I've been living in Kansas City since 2005. I moved here from Oklahoma following a girl (my wife). Classic story, but you want to hear about music. I play swing music. I can't really characterize it any planer than that. Western Swing, Early Jazz, Dixie Land, or just Swing. It's what I play. My motto for music is and always will be, "It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that swing." Thank you, Duke Ellington, for putting my emotions for music into words.
I was raised on folk, classic rock (Eagles), and bluegrass. Which is an odd combination if it weren't for the hundreds of trips to Branson, MO when I was younger. Who knows how many greats I've forgotten seeing play over the years. One thing is for sure, that influence drives me to find more and more music I like.
In college, I discovered swing music in the most proper way I can imagine. I went to one swing dance club event following a girl (see a pattern?) and I was hooked on swing and jazz. I spent hours learning to dance, began building a vast collection of music which pushed me into DJing, and started teaching all across Oklahoma and in many other parts of the midwest. After I moved to KC in 2005, I stumbled into playing swing guitar in a musical and it went downhill from there.
At the beginning of 2017, I decided to take a step back from professional music. An occupation change (other the road truck driver) has left me with only weekends to spend with my family. I hope to return to performing and teaching in the future. In the meantime, practice and writing... and keep on trucking.