|Dane Terry, Dana Duplan (photo Dave McGhee)
Receiving my first musical instrument (a harmonica) from my parents before I was in school, I've always approached the music I love from the perspective of player or singer as much as listener. Both of my parents were musicians (mother played gospel, father played jazz) and exposed me to a rich variety of music at home, in church and on the road. My earliest and happiest recollections involve making music with my folks; not just my parents, but also my grandparents, aunts uncles and cousins. Practically everyone in my family could make good music and they saw to it that I learned about harmony, and to love and respect American music through personal participation.
I mostly draw my musical inspiration from the old Gospel, Country, R&B, Jazz and Blues music my family loved and often performed: American music of the 1930s through the 1960s.
I'm not a schooled player, so I rely on passion more than technique to drive my playing. In recent years I've begun adding more chromatic harmonica to my performances, enabling me to begin to expand my range and add a little sophistication to my repertoire.
I play music with...
- Swingin' Originals and Vintage Blues covers, from Chicago to Texas, Memphis to Motown, NYC to the West Coast with my band, the Cadillac Wreckers
- Also performing under the Cadillac Wreckers name as a Duo for smaller venues.
- Original, Traditional and Country-Blues with Chris Clarke & Dane Terry
- Early 20th Century Jazz and Americana with my band Champions
- Greasy Blues with Chickenbone Slim and The Biscuits
- West Coast Blues with The Little Kings
- Traditional, Novelty and Folk Music with Charles Johnson
- Folk and Traditional music with Jeff Bertino and Mike Stubblefield
I have also played as a member of, accompanied or recorded with
Allen Singer - Folk Blues
Zapf Dingbats - Early Jazz
The Jack City Blues Band - Blues
A 5th of Blues
Uncle Daddio and the Mojinators