About Danny Morgan
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The comparisons to Jimmy Buffett are inevitable and he does not mind a bit. But Danny Morgan has carved a permanent niche for himself on Florida's Sanibel and Captiva Islands that is uniquely his own.

Songwriter, singer, guitarist, bandleader, arranger, producer, teacher, and graphic artist, Danny Morgan is his own man and has his own style of music and art.



Danny started performing as a teenager in the Cincinnati and Kentucky area and became a favorite on the Midwest college circuit. Music captured his imagination, so he quit his art teaching job in Cincinnati and went on to play nightclubs, restaurants, and resorts from Bangor, Maine, to Los Angeles. Over the years, he has appeared on-stage with the Beach Boys, Barry Manilow, Air Supply, Joe Cocker, George Carlin, David Brenner, Pure Prairie League, the Earl Scruggs Review, Jimmy Buffett, Little Feat, B.J. Thomas, Mike Reid, Firefall, Red Bovine and the Drifters.

He recalls his first performance on Captiva in 1975, when he took the stage dressed in a sport coat and armed with a repertoire of Bob Dylan songs. He immediately found that neither his attire nor his song selections were appropriate. The lively crowd called for Jimmy Buffett songs, and Danny was introduced to a new style of music and entertaining, to say nothing of audience participation a la Buffett's beloved, fanatic parrotheads.

So, he learned the Buffett songbook out of necessity. But he didn't stop there. Danny began to write his own songs about his personal experiences on Sanibel and Captiva.

Danny's CD's contain original songs. They evoke colorful images of sunny beaches, waves, and fun, and beautiful sunsets and romantic evenings.

Visitors to the islands request his songs and pack the dance floors. When vacation is over, they return to homes all over the country and the world, carrying with them a remembrance of the lovely, peaceful, colorful spirit of the islands in the form of Danny's CD's and art.