New CD memoir and Lost Souls


Check out my new Cd ,memoir and Lost Souls release

Shadowlands Denny Carleton New Cd


The Shadowlands Cd is Folk Rock Americana (In a Northern Way) with elements of the British Invasion combined with Denny Carleton's quirky spiritual songs with Al Globekar's. virtuoso guitar work.25 other musicians and vocalists from the Cleveland and Lake County music scene, add there skills to the project.Instruments used on this project include acoustic, electric,baritone,bass,lap steel, and Nashville tuned guitar. piano, organ, cheesy organ, harmonium and accordion combine with fiddle, violin,child xylophone, sax, flute , drums  roto toms, maracas synth and tambourine.

You can also purchase by check for 13.20 which inlcudes tax and postage. Make check to Denny Carleton and mail to Denny Carleton PO Box 812 Twinsburg Ohio 44087. Mention what CD you would like to purchase

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Lost Souls Retro Radio with Joe Madigan on WJCU RADIO


Lost Souls Retro Radio April 6 2019 with Joe Madigan on WJCU RADIO..Interview about the Lost Souls CD

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Holy Spirit Art

                                                                    Holy Spirit Art

A wood carving commissioned by our pastor Fr Stalla ,to signify his desire to follow the Holy Spirits leading at our parish St Cosmas and Damian in Twinsburg Ohio .(10419 Ravenna Rd Twinsburg Ohio 44087)It has been placed at the location where we lead praise and gather at our Catholic Charismatic prayer group which has been meeting for the last 40 years, which I have been leading praise for over 15 years.Father will be speaking this Sunday April 7 and we will have a special Palm Sunday praise and worship service with Fr Stalla presiding and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament . Both services start at 7pm


Opening for James Kilbane


The Holy Spirit Prayer Center invites all to a Concert of Praise and Worship, St. Patrick’s Event, ‪on March 14th.‬ ‪James Kilbane‬, Ireland’s #1Christian artist, will sing songs of praise. Denny Carleton, from The Holy Spirit Prayer Center will open with praise music. Denise Calabrese from the Holy Spirit Prayer Center will lead praise. The Concert will ‪start at 7:00 p.m.‬ at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, ‪929 Pearl Rd., Brunswick 44212‬. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at ‪‬ or by sending your check to HSPC, P. O. ‪Box 371, Gates Mills, OH 44040‬. Proceeds from the Concert will benefit the poor. Click below for tickets and more info

2018 unique year


2018 was a unique year for me and my tribe or group or clan or comrades or whatever you call those that you are connected with.

I feel with this blog post a little bit like those families that send you a letter and let you know what went on with the family. So hear goes. Brenda and I had our usual summer with as much as travel as possible and as much family and friend activity as schedule permits. But the the things I think might interest those who I think might read this Blog ( we never know about these things)are as follows.

Around Feb of 2018 the CD Artifact was released by Omnivare Records. It was a release of 9 songs that The Choir ,a Iegendary Cleveland group that I played with in the 1960's  .This resulted in us selling over 1000 CDS with about 25 reviews worlwide and two sold out reunion shows at the Beachland BALLROOM.

In late August I was asked to be part of the Holy Spirit Prayer Center. I  play Contemporary worship and praise at various churches and shrines throughout the Cleveland area. What I did not expect was this to lead  to playing worship and praise in Dec 2018 at the Rock N  Roll Hall of fame in Cleveland, an event that was sponsored by the Holy Spirit Prayer Center.

In September we took a trip to Toronto (actually Missisauga) to The Airport Church Catch The Fire. Believe me we caught the Fire, which quite frankly changed Brenda and I forever. 

In late October my first band The Lost Souls (from 1965 to 1968 You Tube Vdeo) music was released with 20 some songs and a 32 page booklet by Lion Heart Productions.... 


Also in 2018 Brian Sands my bandmate from Milk and Moses passed away as did my dear friend and fellow manchild Fred Grupe passed on, I played at both of their tributes at the  beachland Ballroom

I also played in Hilton Head at the coffeehouse by Coligny Plaza, visited Ann Arbor ,did a song in Nashville Indiana  which is  a cool town ,and released about 10 singles on CD baby and I tunes.All this is in  addittion to my annual activities of playing out solo, coordinating shows, etc.blogging, doing radio and also working on a CD with Alan Globekar do out in 2019. A lot of theses activities and videos  are on my facebook page 

I could have divided these events into meaningfull Spiritual Christian Activities and Rock and Roll and music stuff but I'm not going to, because it  doesn't happen that way in my life.It's a constant wave of stimuli that propells me as if in a chess game with eternal stakes forward into more and more love, art, writing, music and relationships with friends ,family  and the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost. For those who care(we never know with these things) I have a memoir which traces my journey from my childhood to about 2016.Its called Welcome to my World and it is available on this website or Amazon. But hey that was up to 2016 it it was 2018 last year.

Benefit To Stop Human Trafficing


 I will be playing solo and opening the show this Sunday Jan 13 at 4pm at a benefit to stop Human Trafficing. It will be at Prince of Peace  Church in Mentor.  Erin Bolyard Dan McCoy& the Standing 8's,Greg Simmons& Colleen O'Leary,Pieces of Eight and In Cahoots,will also perform.Cost of Admission is a donation. The music will go from about 4-6:30.Food will be available for a donation Attatched Is a PDF FILE  for more info about this righteous cause

Worship and Praise at the Rock Hall Of Fame




Saturday Dec 15 I played at an event at the Rock Hall of Fame where I led praise on a taped radio broadcast for the Holy Spirit Prayer Center led by Denise Calabreze. I have been a worship leader for a long time  and also a Cleveland Rock and Folk Musician for many years.For years these seemingly contradictorary forces in my life seemed to fit naturally for me, but may have been puzzling for others.

I had almost played at the Rock Hall before. I tried out once for a Woody Guthrie event.They were looking for singers to perform Woodie's songs and I tried out with Theresa a female singer .Around this time of the Woodie Guthrie show my Fathers Alzeimers was getting much worse and myself and my female partner didnt make it.

Then in the new millenium I was asked to come and play at the Pagans reunion, who I had played with in the beginning of Punk and New Wave.While in the band we had played on the same bill with the Rubber City Rebels, The Dead Boys with Stiv Bators,Piere Ubu and Devo.It was one thing to play with the Pagans in the 1970s when we were finding out where it was all going.It was another thing to play at a reunion after I had seen where it all went.

    So with that background I found myself playing as a praise and worship leader and ending with my original song Journey to the Manger, a prayer song asking God to help us to be like Jesus the Prince of Peace. I knew that I would rejoice in the irony of leading worship at the Rock Hall but what I didnt expect was the positive feeling I had towards all of the rockers who had gone before and had paved the way with their ground breaking creative music. As I was playing I started to realise how almost every bit of my repretoire and all of my musical bits, came from the founders especially the 1960s guys

      Playing at the Rock Hall was a Holistic experience for me where two huge elements that live inside of me fused with profound respect for one another. 

If you like my writing you may like my Memoire.Kindle has it on sale right now, for a limited time.




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