(For more about this artist, please visit https://www.southsidedenny.com/ )
Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, Southside Denny is an American born Chicago style blues-rocker with eleven albums to his credit. He began growing his reputation in the early 1980s is often associated with and seen regularly on stage with many of his Chicago musical heroes and influences such as Luther Allison, Sugar Blue, and Pinetop Perkins. Denny performed as an opening act for these and many other stellar acts such as Ray Charles, Lonnie Mack, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, and what resembles a who's who list of Chicago blues acts. He also answered the call to share the stage with many legendary rockers such as John Fogerty, Edgar Winter, BTO, and Styxx.
In 1984 he and his band, Southside Denny and the Skintones scored a regional hit with a protest song called 'Ethanol Stinks'. Before disbanding in 1989 the trio recorded two albums, including one with Sugar Blue on the harp. They also played blues club circuits throughout several Midwestern states and into the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.
In the 1990's he had earned a regular spot at the prestigious Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago. During that time, Denny's music was referred to as sounding somewhere between Buddy Guy and Johnny Winter. His style is now one of his own, concocted of rapid-fire melodic, soulful playing and lots of open-tuning-slide guitars. His talents as both a guitarist and singer are recognized by fans and fellow musicians alike.
In 1999 Denny was chosen as the 2nd recipient of the Ole Harv Award for lifetime promotion of blues music in the Michiana area. A year later he represented his home state of Indiana in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and captured third place at the Montréal Grand Prix de la Guitare. He has performed at the International Festival du Jazz de Montréal, International Festival du blues de Mont Tremblant, Trois Rivières en Blues, l'October blues, Blues de Farnham, Lachute en Blues and many more.
Denny spent the bulk of his years in his native state of Indiana but has lived in places as diverse as Phoenix and Chicago. He now lives in Montreal.
(For more about this artist, please go to https://www.southsidedenny.com/)