Artist Spotlight: Danny VanZandt

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Local singer and songwriter Danny VanZandt released his second album "Through the Fire, to the Place Beyond" earlier this year.

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Name: Danny VanZandt

Lineup: Danny VanZandt, guitar, keyboards and vocals; Randall Favot, keyboards; George Junior, bass. 

Sound: Indie rock, pop, R&B 

History: VanZandt released his self-titled debut album in 2017, a collection of songs influenced by pop and singer-songwriter music from the 1960s and '70s. He followed up this year with "Through the Fire, to the Place Beyond," which has a more modern, electronic sound with synthesizers, drum machines and vocal effects. 

The latest: VanZandt performs Oct. 13 at PJ's Lager House with Holy Profane and Josie Palmer. Doors open at 8 p.m. and music starts at 9 p.m. Cover charge is $7. PJ's is at 1254 Michigan in Detroit. Visit Learn more about Danny VanZandt at

Melody Baetens