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CD Release Show

September 12

Excited to announce the Despair of Summer CD release show.

October 14th at the Funhouse at Mr. Smalls in Millvale, PA.  It’s a great venue for music.  Special guest Joe Grushecky will be the opening act and I’ll be doing the record in it’s entirety.  Afterwards we’ll be doing a set featuring the band that consists of Joe Munroe, Mark Pollera, Dave Molter, and Bob Banerjee along with special guests. Doors at 4:00.  Show 5:00. Tickets available at Mr. Smalls website, on Facebook at Danny Gochnour Music, or I have a handful.  Hope to see you there.

Review: David Orrick. UK

July 23

Two years in its writing, recording and production, The Despair of Summer marks the debut album from Pittsburgh’s Danny Gochnour. Since 2006 the lead guitar player in the Houserockers, the band of Pittsburgh’s favourite son, Joe Grushecky, Danny wrote 10 of the album’s 11 tracks (the exception being a primarily instrumental cover of the Eagles’ I Can’t Tell You Why) and has created a body of work that is, by turns, introspective yet expressive, self deprecating yet proud and angry yet subtly apologetic.

An album of contrasts, then, but one far advanced from the ‘another guitar album’ tag that could so easily have been applied to the work of a respected guitar virtuoso. There’s more, much more.
The guitar work is magnetic and, by turns, it can bite like an enraged rattler or envelop the ears like a warm comforter. Where there is indeed ‘despair’ for lost love there is also both protest (The American Dream) and, on The B-Side of Me, with its throwback nod to Bob Dylan’s transformation from an acoustic to an electric performer back in 1966 with his Highway 61 Revisited album, an affirmation of better values too. What is inescapable is the depth of the album’s music collaborations, Joe Munro’s accordion and swirling keyboards, Mark Pollara’s incisive drums and the haunting violin of Bon Banerjee on The Sound Of Us Breaking.

Danny admits, shyly, that, prior to The Despair of Summer, he had never sung in public nor recorded any original material, but the depth of emotions that are evident in his vocals demonstrate so eloquently that a great divide has now been crossed. The Despair of Summer delivers what is a stunning debut as a recording artist, waiting only for the ultimate acid test of live performance to set the seal on a work of value, quality and great skill: delivered in a wrapping of new found self belief ... and a lot of love.

David Orrick. UK

Off To Print

June 22

The Despair of Summer is going to press at this very moment.

This is exciting. After almost 2 complete years in the making I'm finally making plans for a release of my first single , a correspondencing video, and a few CD release shows.
You can pre-order a signed copy now and get yours before the general release. Thank you.

https://www.paypal.me/DannyGochnour

Blog

Gigs

May 5
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers
Private Event
Doors Open: 5:00AM
May 12
Orchard Hill Church
Wexford, PA
City: Wexford, PA
Doors Open: 12:00AM
May 13
Orchard Hill Church
Wexford, PA
City: Wexford, PA
Doors Open: 12:00AM
May 26
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers
Lynch Field
Greensburg, PA
City: Greensburg, PA
Doors Open: 12:00AM
May 27
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers
Braddock PA
City: Braddock PA
Doors Open: 12:00AM
Jun 1
Paul Martino's Allstars
Rochester Inn
Pittsburgh PA
City: Pittsburgh PA
Doors Open: 12:00AM

8pm

KDKA TVs Paul Martino has assembled an Allstar Band for this fun evening of rock n roll.

Jun 8
Pittsburgh Plays Petty
Jergels Rhythm Grill
Warrendale PA
City: Warrendale PA
Doors Open: 12:00AM
Jun 14
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers
Pittsburgh Convention Center
Pittsburgh PA
City: Pittsburgh PA
Doors Open: 12:00AM
Jun 27
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers
Thunder In The Valley
Johnstown PA
City: Johnstown PA
Doors Open: 12:00AM
Jul 6
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers
Sellersville Theatre
Sellersville PA
City: Sellersville PA
Doors Open: 12:00AM
Jul 6
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers
The World Cafe
Philadelphia
City: Philadelphia
Doors Open: 12:00AM
Jul 7
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers
Jammin' Java
Vienna VA
City: Vienna VA
Doors Open: 12:00AM
Jul 14
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers
The Wonder Bar
Asubry Park NJ
City: Asubry Park NJ
Doors Open: 12:00AM
Jul 21
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers
Meadowlands Casino
Washington PA
City: Washington PA
Doors Open: 12:00AM
Aug 3
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers with Billy Price
Rivers Casino
Pittsburgh PA
City: Pittsburgh PA
Doors Open: 5:00AM
Aug 4
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers
Seven Springs Rib Fest
Somerset PA
City: Somerset PA
Doors Open: 12:00AM
Aug 7
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers
Musikfest Cafe
Bethlehem PA
City: Bethlehem PA
Doors Open: 12:00AM
Aug 19
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers
Jergel's Rhythm Grill
Warrendale PA
City: Warrendale PA
Doors Open: 12:00AM
Aug 25
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers opening for The Clarks
PNG Park
Johnstown PA
City: Johnstown PA
Doors Open: 5:00AM
Sep 22
The Good Guys
Shadyside
Pittsburgh
City: Pittsburgh
Doors Open: 12:00PM
Jam on Walnut
Sep 29
Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers
Sewickely
Sewickely, Pa
City: Sewickely, Pa
Doors Open: 12:00PM
Sewickely Arts Festival
Sep 30
Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers
Hoboken
Hoboken, NJ.
City: Hoboken, NJ.
Doors Open: 12:00PM
Hoboken Arts Festival
Oct 6
Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers
Peppers n’ Nat
Braddock, Pa.
City: Braddock, Pa.
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Oct 12
Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers
Meadows Casino
Washington, Pa
City: Washington, Pa
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Private event for California State University Alumni
Oct 13
Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers
Meadows Casino
Washington, Pa
City: Washington, Pa
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Oct 14
CD Release
The Fun House at Mr. Smalls
Pittsburgh PA
City: Pittsburgh PA
Doors Open: 4:00PM

Show: 5:00 PM

Special Guest Joe Grushecky
World Premiere of the Video for The B-Side of Me.
The Despair of Summer in it's entirety featuring:
Joe Munro, Mark Pollera, Dave Molter, Bob Banerjee and guests!

TICKETS:
www.boxoffice-tickets.com/

Oct 26
Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers
McCloon’s
Asbury Park, Nj.
City: Asbury Park, Nj.
Doors Open: 7:00PM
The Houserockers Annual Pre-Halloween Party

Gear

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Music

The brand new album from Danny Gochnour is available now! 

2 years in the making, The Despair of Summer is here. Danny's first solo project is an amazing piece of work.

Whether you are a fan of the Houserockers or just a music fan looking for some great rock and roll with inspiring lyrics, this is the album for you.


ORDER YOURS TODAY

 Check out the great review below from our friend, Mr. Gord Hunter.

"The first time I saw Danny play I was sitting in the next to last row of the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. I had a full glass of whisky in my hand and I was ready to judge him harshly. I’d been a fan of the Houserockers since 1995 and I knew almost every song note-for-note. As he launched into that first solo, I distinctly remember thinking that he was walking out onto a tightrope the width of an E string. One of the toughest things in music is to come into an established band, create your own space and to do it within the parameters of songs that so many have come to know and love. Danny did exactly that and he did it with soul, with respect and with just the right amount of, well….Danny. When he finally finished, I noticed my glass was empty; always a good sign.

10 years later, I consider Danny a great friend.  He still plays with soul, respect and a signature sound that I’ve come to truly appreciate. You’ll hear it on this record and I’m guessing, if you’ve heard Danny play before, that won’t surprise you. What might surprise you are the intricate and hook-laden melodies laced with insightful lyrics that shift effortlessly between heartache and humor. In between you’ll hear that ever-present guitar paying tribute with subtle nods to blues, jazz and flat out rock and roll. 

If I think back now to those first few notes that I heard Danny play, it’s easy to compare that moment to this record. Once again, he’s stepped out onto that E String tightrope and from the ironic finger-picking folk of The American Dream to the jukebox-rockin’ antics of Crazy Linda J, he’s nailed it. I was going to conclude by saying that I hope you enjoy The Despair of Summer but to be honest, I know you will. Now go pour yourself a Jameson’s, put it on, turn it up and take a walk out onto that wire with my buddy Danny. He’ll take you from one side to the other with a smile on your face and an empty glass."

Gord Hunter – May 2018


 

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