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 ,Gospel ,blues ,jazz folk ,experimental, Avant Garde , and theatrical pieces.
As a gifted guitarist, he is also a singer and prolific songwriter who creates an eclectic blend of original material utilizing Folk, Rock and Acoustic influences. His original music has been aired on 300 college and public radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. With his love for music and the music community , 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 also hosts his own radio program on previously hosted a local Cleveland Music show on WELW for 7 years and also had a show on the Word 1220. He has written music for five plays plus many short essays including topics ranging from music therapy to cell phones. in 2015 he published his memoir Welcome to my World ,which is available at Amazon. Denny continues teaching guitar, bass, piano and songwriting, passing his gifts on to the next generation.
On Oct 20 2012 Denny married Brenda Quinn and currently resides In Twinsburg with his wife.