Keyboard Sensation: Danny Louis

Written by on February 8, 2016

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Danny Louis of Gov’t Mule

Danny Louis was born in Catskill Mountain town in N.Y. Ever since he was little Danny was making beats on the tables, even for his young age he was able to sing full songs, and he even like to play piano to the best of his abilities before he could even walk! Music consumed him in his younger years; he took trumpet class and later became one of New York’s top school musicians. In the eighth grade he went on his first tour playing the trumpet in a brass ensemble. They were a part of West Point Cadet Choir. Because he loved the trumpet so much and that was considered jazz at the time and he wanted to play rock he became a multi-instrumentalist. He developed skills that he uses still to this day.

For Danny Louis, music has always been his calling, he had a passion for the arts and he loved performing even more! With all of this he made himself known in his career as one of rocks most talented keyboard, horn, and piano players. He performed for audiences around the world, country to country; he even performed with some of the greatest such as Gregg Allman, Joe Cocker, Phil Lesh and more! In 1989 he suffered a bad case of Bells Palsy, which is a kind of facial paralysis. After recovering and still only partially, he became strictly keyboards. He took as many gigs as he could get and with that determination later got him the chance to perform in shows for thousands of people.  He played anywhere you could imagine and for anyone!  In 1992 he was introduced to the Allman Brothers and Gov’t Mule’s guitarist Warren Haynes, over the years they collaborated repeatedly. For the rest of the 1990’s he toured and recorded with a lot of top artists. In 2001 he became a band member of Gregg Allman and Friends, on the keyboards, shortly after that he was asked to tour with Gov’t Mule and then was later asked to actually join the band, where he remains today as a key factor in the band.

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