Denny has been a long lasting figure in the Cleveland music scene, having played with notable '60s bands such as The Choir and the Lost Souls and has continued on writing, performing and recording through all of his musical genres changes , including punk ,Gospel ,blues ,jazz folk ,experimental, Avant Garde , and theatrical pieces
As a gifted guitarist, he is also a singer and prolific songwriter whose blend of original material utilizing Folk, Rock and Acoustic influences has been aired on 300 college and public radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. With his love for music and the music comunity , he organizes concerts with various performers under the title of Denny Carleton and Friends, He currently plays live as a singer songwriter at such places as the Barking Spider and also as a church praise and worship leader. He has recorded 12 CDS, which are available on I tunes and Spotify.
Denny is also a Cleveland Radio Veteran and in 2015 published his memoir Welcome To my World..Denny continues teaching guitar, bass, piano and songwriting, passing his gifts on to the next generation