Programs Offered for ...
Church & spiritual events
Corporate or other retreats
Restaurants & taverns
Folk & bluegrass festival
Historical & traditional events
Acoustic guitar, in both flat- and finger-picking styles
depending on the occasion:
Harmonica (blues harp)
Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer
traditional and contemporary styles of ...
Folk, blues, country, and originals.
Singer-songwriter shows are 90% originals.
Educational programs for schools,
libraries & historical museums:
"American Folk Music Traditions" :
featuring a variety of traditional instruments... for kids
or adults. Programs can highlight particular traditions, such
as blues, the old west, the fusion of Celtic & African heritages,
work & functional songs
"The Musical Legacy of Woody Guthrie" :
his famous "dust bowl ballads" peppered with
tales and info from those hard times.
Fusion of Celtic & African Heritages" :
the early days of the unusual marriage between these unique
styles, the offspring of which is modern American pop music, inlcuding
blues & jazz.
for ESL (English as a Second Language) classes :
an introduction to American folk classics, with explanations
of verbal idioms and plenty of singing.
Spiritual programs for churches and
"One Man's Journey"
a song-scape of my personal spiritual journey.
Historical programs for festivals
and historical museums & institutions.
in songwriting & singing in harmony
Traditional Christmas Eve"
- an evening of familiar carols and unfamiliar on autoharp, lap
dulcimer, guitar, and slide.
productions: music for "The Grapes of Wrath,"
adapted for the stage by Frank Galati from the book by John Steinbeck,
scored for solo performer with guitar, two slide guitars, harmonica,
and jew's harp.
have played and written songs for over 30 years, and I think you
will agree that the experience shows through. I love personalizing
my performances, whether around a theme or a particular style of
music, and I work hard to bring a selection of songs that will please
you and your audience. I am very confident that youll be happy
with my work. To inquire about these programs via email, click on
email@example.com. Or, you can call me at 802-875-1715. Please
don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions or special needs.
Thank you for your consideration!
second album is 100% originals, produced in 1998 by Michael King
and David Mosher, two of southeast Michigan's hottest producers
working with roots-based music. Also showing up are some of the
area's best musicians. The songs come from folk, blues, country,
pop, rock, reggae, gypsy, and Mexican influences. The album produced
one winner and one runner-up in the 15th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song
Contest, sponsored by the Songwriters' Assoc. of Washington, DC
("Discover What You've Got" and "Celebrate Life",
national folk magazine, Sing Out!, had this to say:
"The array of instruments he plays gives him a built-in
variety of sonic settings available to his compositions, what with guitars,
banjo, dulcimer, blues harp and penny whistle at his command...a solid
introduction to Danforthıs genial songs and singing."
Michael King, David Mosher, & Will Danforth
Instrumentation: Will Danforth
Vocal Arrangements: Will Danforth
vocals, acoustic guitar, blues harp, slide, banjo & dulcimer: Will
Drums & percussion: Danny Cox
Electric bass: Joe Lambert
Standup bass: Dan Kolton
Accordion & concertina: Cheri Whalen
Organ: Al Hill
Fiddle & mandolin: David Mosher
Electric Guitar: Michael King
Backup Vocals: Beverly Buzinski, Megan Danforth, Will Danforth,
at The Mission Studio, Birmingham, MI.
Engineer: Michael King
is my first album, from 1994. It was a Christmas present for my parents,
never intended for release, but after a few compliments, and a few more,
well, I guess, OK. And it's turned out to be a great demo for all the
different venues and styles I play, from toddlers to elders, and temple
to taproom. It's solo, guitar w/some blues harp, 8 covers and 4 originals.
The covers are favorites that I still perform from folk, blues, country,
pop & reggae sources.
by Jeff LaDuke & Will Danforth.
Engineered, mixed & mastered by Jeff LaDuke at Stoney Creek Studios,
albums may be purchased through www.elderly.com
or by sending a personal check to:
P.O. Box 665,
Chester, VT 05143
the price list:
Skeletons CDs - $15; tapes - $10.
Where Beauty Is Found CDs - $12; tapes - $8.
Please include P&H of $1.50 for one unit, $2.50 for two, etc.