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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 with a current podcast The Cleveland Music Connection Story Behind The Song 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







Playing live locally BIO 

I play covers mixed in with my original songs at  restaurants , coffeehouses and  wineries etc. 

There is a saying with musicians and entertainers you have to read the crowd. In other words you have to know what type of music and songs to play for the crowd you're playing to.

               My music has a wide variety but for your club or coffeehouse or event i would playing acoustic covers by the Beatles, , Cat Stevens,Tom Petty,Bob Dylan and some country and my originals. 





Praise and Worship and Leader 

Denny Carleton is a worship and praise leader, a radio personality.and songwriter. In the Northeast Ohio area.
   Denny has led praise at the Charismatic conference for the last four years, played lead guitar at the Fest's mass for four years and was Lake Life Teens music director for 7 years. He has also worked at many area parishes too numerous to mention. He currently leads praise every Sunday night At St Cosmas and Damian in Twinsburg. He is also very ecumenical leading praise and performing at other area churches.
     Dennys original music is on I tunes ,which includes 5 praise and worship CDs including his newest Psalms .He recently finished a mass "The Mass of St Gabriel"which is available  with sheet music and MP3  downloads  at his website




Guitar Teacher

Denny has taught guitar for many years, from beginners to more advanced student, always specializing in the creative aspect of playing,  while teaching students the theory behind the instrument. He has written two books on guitar, one titled “ Learn theory on guitar in Plain English, and a book that comes with A DVD called “Learn guitar chords fast”.

Denny currently teaches at the Fine Arts Association in Willoughby, The Twinsburg Music Connection The FPC in Willoughby and On Line . If you are interested in the On line lessons contact him at

    Intro to theory intro_to_theory_pep_talk.pdf

    Some interesting helpfull chords on one of my original songs which you can hear on You Tube rainbow_chords.pdf