Asheville, NC native Danny Combs is a multiple award-winning educator, recording artist, fingerstyle guitarist, published author and arranger, but most importantly – husband and father.
For 10 years Danny lived in the great city of Nashville, TN working in the music business and as a music educator, composer and performer. When Danny first arrived in Nashville he worked at TBA Entertainment in the management department. There Danny worked with some of the Christian music industry’s top artists including: Point of Grace, CeCe Winans, Sandy Patty, FFH, Jaci Velasquez and SonicFlood. Later, Danny became a publicist working on famed MusicRow. There he worked with Country artists like the Wilkinsons (and even appeared on their CMT reality TV show) and Christian artists like Pivitplex (he also appeared on their reality TV show on JCTV). Despite all of his success in the music business, Danny wanted to pursue his love of education.
Danny has a Bachelors degree in music and a Masters degree in teaching music. He has nearly a decade of teaching experience and has taught in many settings from: public inner city high school, Montessori, private academy, individual private lessons, and Skype lessons (including some famous recordings artists and guitar builders). In 2011, he won a Grammy Enterprise award for his teaching at Glencliff High School in Nashville, TN. Danny was published in Acoustic Guitar Magazine and he served on the board of Music4TN Kids where he helped raise over $100,000 for music education programs in Middle TN. He also co-wrote the guitar curriculum adopted by all the Davidson county public schools in Nashville. Currently, he is writing a classroom guitar textbook that will be published soon.
Composing guitar music is something Danny also loves to do and his music and technical abilities are widely recognized. He has released two albums, “Guitar Out Front” and “Chasing Guitar,” both on Solid Air Records, the prestigious guitar-centric label headquartered in Seal Beach, CA. Danny is honored to be on the same label with such world-renowned guitarists as Laurence Juber, Al Petteway, Jim Earp, Doug Smith and Tommy Emmanuel. His albums have received acclaim from both from critics and fans alike. The Nashville City Paper wrote, “Combs emphasizes melodic development, pacing and grabbing listeners through complete presentation rather than flashes and fireworks…clearly a master technician.” The success of these albums brought invitations to perform at world famous guitar gatherings, such as the Newport Guitar Festival and the Healdsburg Festival. He has also performed at large concert halls, including the Hard Rock and the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, where he opened for country star Faith Hill.
Always looking for new challenges, Danny was the Instrumental Editor for the acclaimed Christian Life Hymnal (The Accompanist Edition), he was commissioned to write the jingle for the newly reformed Studebaker Motor Company, and he performed studio work with indie and major artists on Sony Records. He also proudly performed with the worship band at St. Bartholomew’s Church, voted “Best Church Band” by the Nashville Scene, for seven straight years.
Recently, Danny took a leap of faith and moved his family from Nashville across the country. They are loving their new home and adventures.
Danny is proud to be endorsed by several highly respected music companies, such as GHS Strings, Ultrasound Amps, Recording King Guitars, K&K pickups and Worlatron Electric Guitars.