"Danny" was a midterm project for a songwriting class at Washtenaw Community College, taught by the wonderfully talented Spencer Michaud. I am, as the cliché goes, forever indebted to him for his lessons in lyricism and for the powerful, if simple, advice to just write.

I recorded the song in September of 2012, partly in the dingy Ann Arbor house that my friends and I were living in at the time and partly back home on the family piano. Joining me for the recording is part-time cellist and long-time friend Kenny Krebs.