Danny Sohn is an award winning performer and Singer/songwriter based in Vancouver, WA (Portland, OR Metro area).
He began his musical journey as a preschool Elvis impersonator popular at family functions. Since then he has spent many years tracing the origins of blues, Rock, Jazz, Country and Folk artists to develop his own version of Americana.
Depends on who is listening: He has been compared to a varied list of artists. Among other: country blues artist Lyle Lovett, fiery bluesman Sean Costello, and “Jim Croce meets James Taylor”.
“I love the character driven writing of Randy Newman, the musicality of Paul Simon, the lyrical genius of Dylan and the brilliance of classic blues masters like Willy Dixon.”
He studied formerly with Rob Seals founder of the Songwriting School in Los Angeles and recently with Matt Meghan at Artichoke Music completing both Songwriting as Truth Telling and his Song Forms courses.
“I continue to be inspired by the amazing music coming out of the Portland, OR./Vancouver, WA community.”
2017 Contestant, Grand Finals, West Coast Songwriters, Berkeley, CA
2017 Portland Songwriter of the Year, West Coast Songwriters
2016 Portland Best Performance of the Year, West Coast Songwriters
2015 Contestant, Grand Finals, West Coast Songwriters, Berkeley, CA
2015 Portland Songwriter of the Year, West Coast Songwriters
2014 North West Acoustic Singer Songwriter Grand Prize