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Singer/songwriter Danny Santos melds the inspiration of his Chicano heritage, a musical legacy ranging from Hank Williams to the Beatles, and a Texas-sized determination to create a unique mix of country/folk tinged with bluegrass and the blues. His songs illuminate the joys of true love, the woes of love lost, and the weary longing of those still searching for love. It's a style forged from maturity, grit and drive. Danny Possesses a strong expressive voice and a compelling on stage presence, whether appearing solo or fronting his all-acoustic band, Los Bluegrass Vatos. Born in South Texas, Danny began playing the guitar at age thirteen. Singing and songwriting seemed to naturally follow soon after. Heavily influenced by the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark & that whole Texas singer/songwriter genre, he continues to create his own brand of quality Texas music.


"His second CD, Headaches & powerful & convincing from beginning to end...a singer of incredible presence from a production that could hardly be of greater intensity." 

– Deiter Muehlena, No Fences Country Magazine, Germany


" short his Americana-repertoire is fairly addicting.... (he) writes smoothly & playfully.." 

– Alt Country NL, The Netherlands


" In my opinion he is an artist who deserves being recognized to the standard of the more interesting singer/songwriters from the Lone Star state....

– Remo Ricaldone, Planet Country, Italy


"..a very expressive voice....and writes lyrics that you're glad to take the time to read...."

– Benny Metten, Ctrl Altcountry, Belgium


“.....Someone like Danny Santos is a gift of the acoustic Gods!”

– Erik Bruhlmann, Die Vorstadt, Switzerland


"His songs are lyrical and smart ... reflective, engaging and easy on the ears."
– Jay Hardwig, The Austin Chronicle


"His true strength is his songwriting ... his song Desperado puts the Eagles' song to Shame."
– Steve Terrell, The Santa Fe New Mexican


"Love songs. Murder songs. What more could you want? Danny sings his Evocative songs with a pure and natural tenor. He's one of my unsung heroes of the Austin singer/songwriter scene."
– Slaid Cleaves, singer/songwriter Rounder/Philo recording artist


"...his storytelling is straight out of the Guy Clark & Townes Van Zandt school of songwriting."
– Mario Tarradell, Dallas Morning News


"Cet album confirme les bonnes impressions des deux premiers et la qualité de ce musicien justifie cette accroche de notre Cri du Coeur."

– JB, Le Cry Du Coyote

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