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Owen Danoff



Biography

Owen Danoff, is a 20-year old singer/songwriter/bassist/composer from Washington, D.C.

Owen was born into a musical family.  His father, Bill Danoff, was a member of Starland Vocal Band and wrote hit songs such as “Country Roads” and “Afternoon Delight”, the latter earning him two Grammy awards.  At age 12, Owen started playing the bass guitar, and at age 16, he started writing songs.  Currently, he is a student at Berklee College of Music, majoring in music composition for film.

Owen is constantly developing and refining his skills in the field of songwriting.  Drawing on a lifelong appreciation for good melodies, good lyrics, and pop music, Owen is constantly developing and refining his skills in the field of songwriting. 

Owen has also played bass at some of the D.C. area’s finest venues.  He was a guest on Jon Carroll’s “Love Returns” show at the Barns at Wolf Trap in 2008, and played at Strathmore Music Hall as part of Bandhouse Gigs’ Woodstock 40th anniversary tribute show in summer 2009.  Owen has also appeared multiple times at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado, as a part of the annual John Denver Tribute Concert.

Watch Past Performances

Video 11/27/2013: Owen Danoff

This Strathmore Artist in Residence showcases his thoughtful lyric and song writing as well as his guitar playing.

Owen Danoff