The Third Men Podcast is proud to present an all-new extended interview with Detroit music legend Danny Kroha! Danny’s work has graced dozens of records through the course of his career, as well as a horde of influential bands including The Demolition Doll Rods, Rocket 455, Danny and the Darleans, and (perhaps most notably) The Gories. Over three decades ago, Danny, alongside fellow Gories Mick Collins and Peggy O’Neill, laid the groundwork for a renaissance of back-to-basics rock’n’roll – a path that paved the way for countless collectives to expand Detroit’s already-robust rock legacy. Of course the Gories would also be a key influence for Jack and Meg White when they began their own back-to-basics rock group The White Stripes – and the similarities between the two bands are striking. While Danny’s history is extensive, he continues to make exceptional music to this day – releasing this past month the second in a series of solo blues albums on Third Man Records. Detroit Blues chronicles Kroha’s exploration of traditional blues and folk songs, and in many ways returns to to the same spirit of “essential sound” that The Gories themselves embraced at their inception. The new record follows 2015’s Angels Watching Over Me, also released on Third Man (and also excellent). In this episode we walk through the breadth of Danny’s career and gain some unique insight and fun stories from his legendary body of work. We’d like to thank Mr. Kroha for joining us and hope you all enjoy this interview as much as we enjoyed recording it!
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