Danny Stanley

Danny Stanley, born in Whiteville, NC, moved to Loris, SC with his family as a teenager. He began playing and singing around 1960 being influence by the likes of Bill Monroe, Carl Story, Lester Flatt and others. He began his musical career with the “Red White Bluegrass Band” of the Conway area, singing lead and playing the guitar.  Later, he joined “McRoy Gardner and the GrassKats”, a popular group who made many TV appearances. Also, Danny had his own gospel band consisting of his children and wife from 1980 to 1996.  From there he became an original member “Carolina Sonshine”, a primary gospel group that traveled playing churches and bluegrass festivals up and down the east coast, parts of Canada and Mexico.  His most recent group was the “Gentlemen of Bluegrass” which also became festival favorites and leaving in 2015. Danny is always a favorite with the fans either with a band or performing alone.  His rich baritone voice has been compared by many with the great Charlie Waller. He brings the house down with his imitations of Lester Flatt, Johnny Cash, Hank Snow, Elvis, and others. Danny continues to reside in the Conway area of South Carolina with his wife Maxine.  His main focus now is his gospel radio show on station, WPAB. 1380 am, Tabor City, NC while making occasional special solo appearances.

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