Dan Crary

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Dan Crary
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American guitarist, born 29 September 1939 in Kansas City, Kansas, USA. Lives in Placerville, CA.
Also known as “Deacon Dan Crary.” Regarded as one of the top flat-pick guitarists in bluegrass, one of the early pioneers of the style.
1968, was a founding member of the Bluegrass Alliance (originators of the “Newgrass” style).
1973, released first solo project Bluegrass Guitar (American Heritage).
1974, moved to California to teach at Cal State Fullerton. There he met fiddler Byron Berline and together formed the band Sundance with John Hickman (banjo) and Jack Skinner (bass). They recorded for MCA records.
1974-2004, besides performing as a professional musician, he was a professor of speech communications at Cal State Fullerton. He has two earned doctorates: the first in theology, the second in speech communications.
1975-1995, he had a twenty-year partnership with fiddler Byron Berline and banjo player John Hickman. They performed together as Sundance, BCH and California.
1977, released “Lady’s Fancy” album (Rounder).
1979, released “Sweet Southern Girl”album (Sugar Hill).
1983, released “Dan Crary Guitar” album (Sugar Hill).
1989, released “Take a Step Over” album (Sugar Hill).
1992, released Thunderation album (Sugar Hill), which won the NAIRD Indie Award for “Best String Music Recording.”
1994, released Jammed If I Do album (Sugar Hill).
1999, with banjo player Lonnie Hoppers formed “Crary, Hoppers and their American Band..”
2002, began touring and recording with Italian guitarist Beppe Gambetta.
2003, won an IBMA Award for his writing (Best Liner Notes for BCH album, Chambergrass: A Decade of Tunes From the Edges of Bluegrass.
2007, produced a concert/movie project called Primal Twang: The Legacy of the Guitar featuring Doc Watson, Eric Johnson, Doyle Dykes, Albert Lee, Mason Williams and others legendary guitarists.
2009, began performing with his new band Thunderation.
2011, released Perfect Storm album (Blue Night Records).
2017, began performing with Bill Evans (banjo) and Wally Barnick (bass) in a trio “Crary, Evans and Barnick.”
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AH-275 Dan Crary - Bluegrass Guitar album art Dan Crary Bluegrass Guitar (Album) American Heritage Music Corporation AH-275 US 1970 Sell This Version
0099 Dan Crary - Lady's Fancy album art Dan Crary Lady's Fancy (Album) Rounder Records 0099 US 1977 Sell This Version
SH-3707 Dan Crary - Sweet Southern Girl album art Dan Crary Sweet Southern Girl (Album) Sugar Hill Records (2) SH-3707 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-3720 Dan Crary - Berline ● Crary ● Hickman album art Byron Berline, Dan Crary, John Hickman Byron Berline, Dan Crary, John Hickman - Berline ● Crary ● Hickman(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records (2) SH-3720 US 1981 Sell This Version
SH-3730 Dan Crary - Guitar album art Dan Crary Guitar (Album) Sugar Hill Records (2) SH-3730 US 1983 Sell This Version
SH 3739 Dan Crary - Night Run album art Byron Berline, Dan Crary, John Hickman Byron Berline, Dan Crary, John Hickman - Night Run (Album) Sugar Hill Records (2) SH 3739 US 1984 Sell This Version
SH 3755 Dan Crary - BCH album art Berline*, Crary*, Hickman* Berline*, Crary*, Hickman* - BCH(LP) Sugar Hill Records (2) SH 3755 US 1986 Sell This Version
SH 3773 Dan Crary - Now They Are Four album art Berline*, Crary*, Hickman* Berline*, Crary*, Hickman* - Now They Are Four Sugar Hill Records (2) SH 3773 US 1989 Sell This Version
SH-3770 Dan Crary - Take A Step Over album art Dan Crary Take A Step Over (Album) Sugar Hill Records (2) SH-3770 US 1989 Sell This Version
SUG-CD-1135 Dan Crary - Thunderation album art Dan Crary Thunderation (Album) Sugar Hill Records (2), Pamlico Sound (2) SUG-CD-1135 US 1991 Sell This Version
SH-CD 3824 Dan Crary - Jammed If I Do album art Dan Crary Jammed If I Do (Album) Sugar Hill Records (2) SH-CD 3824 US 1994 Sell This Version
SHCD-3871 Dan Crary - Holiday Guitar album art Dan Crary Holiday Guitar (Album) Sugar Hill Records (2) SHCD-3871 US 1997 Sell This Version
PRC 1104 Dan Crary - Crary & Hoppers And Their American Band album art Dan Crary, Lonnie Hoppers Dan Crary, Lonnie Hoppers - Crary & Hoppers And Their American Band (Album) Pinecastle Records PRC 1104 US 2000 Sell This Version
fy 8044 Dan Crary - Synérgia album art Gambetta* & Crary* Gambetta* & Crary* - Synérgia (Album) Felmay fy 8044 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
SUG-CD-3945 Dan Crary - Chambergrass album art Berline*, Crary*, Hickman* Berline*, Crary*, Hickman* - Chambergrass(CD, Album) Sugar Hill Records (2) SUG-CD-3945 US 2002 Sell This Version
TM039 Dan Crary - Renaissance of the steel string guitar album art Dan Crary Renaissance of the steel string guitar(CD) Thunderation Music TM039 US 2003 Sell This Version
none Dan Crary - Bluegrass... Live On The Radio! album art Jacob Henry & Bill Jolliff / Dan Crary / Sam Hill (11) / Sawtooth Mountain Boys Jacob Henry & Bill Jolliff / Dan Crary / Sam Hill (11) / Sawtooth Mountain Boys - Bluegrass... Live On The Radio!(CD, Ltd) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version