A modern master of the postmodern Americana guitar sound, Danley's repertoire combines a time honored composite of musical styles for finger style acoustic steel string guitar including folk, ragtime, jazz, blues and ambient soundtracks --2009 - Robert Silverstein, Music Web Express 3000, San Francisco, CA
For his ability to be true to some of the darkest subject matter imaginable without ever resorting to simple despair or cheap sentiment, Danley is an artist to respect, admire, and, above all, to listen to, repeatedly. --2005 - Mike Keneally, Taylor Guitars on Review
Best guitar hero. --2002 - The Nashville Scene Critic's Choice
A Guitarist s Compendium: 15 Years of Acoustic Addiction (release date: Jan 1, 2011) represents John Danley s ninth solo album. This recording offers 25 tracks of fingerstyle guitar music (written and performed circa 1995 through 2010) featuring Danley s best of acoustic instrumental work. Traditional, experimental, European, and Southeastern influences are displayed in a range of picking styles via Danley s multifarious technical approaches and compositional motifs. A Guitarist s Compendium is the essential guitar record for devotees of John Danley s music while encapsulating a decade and a half of exploratory ideas on the fretboard.