Artist Spotlight: Danny Kroha

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

A weekly feature showcasing local artists.

Name: Danny Kroha

History: As a solo artist today, Kroha is known for playing a folky mix of blues and Gospel, but he’s got a loud rock ’n’ roll past as the guitarist for Detroit garage rock greats the Gories and later the punk trio Demolition Doll Rods. He also fronts the rock trio Danny & the Darleans.

Present: A 2016 Kresge Artist Fellow, Kroha released a solo album, “Angels Watching Over Me,” on Third Man Records.

Future: Kroha will be the opening act at the Magic Bag (22920 Woodward, Ferndale) Friday for the Mark Lavengood Bluegrass Bonanza. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance. Visit

Melody Baetens