Denny Carleton'S Health


To all my friends on face book. Since 1965 I have been playing music with  good health.In Jan 2015 I went for a colonoscopy,and they found I had a 5 inch growth growing on my appendix and wrapped around my colon.The appendix was removed, the growth was benign and the colon was reconstructed. After a 5 week recovery I was told I had a severe 4 plus mitral valve problem and also two by passes, were needed.if they  got in and operated soon (like in a year)

There we would be no damage to the heart. A wise Cleveland Clinic surgeon performed the successful surgery on April 5 2016.I am grateful for those who knew of this situation for your prayers  and well wishes :I feel loved .For those who didn't know about my surgeries, I didn't want make it public since  I had No experience in these things and I didn't have it in me to answer a ton of questions, which I didn't understand. Also I felt the hand of Jesus and God the Father all the way, with guidance of the Holy Spirit. As it says in the scriptures he will never leave you or forsake and He was right there in so many ways I could write a  book about it. In about a month I'll be back following my calling in music , and I feel great.  Thanks again and God bless.


Denny Carletons music explained in one paragraph


Denny Carleton's music explained in one paragraph

I (Denny Carleton) started playing and writing music in the 1960's which was e very different musical time than today.One of the albums that influenced me the most was the Beatles white album which explored many different genres of music. They did blackbird acoustic to helter skelter which was hard rock  to Mawelle silver hammer to child like songs like   obla di obla da. That made sense to me and i have nevr varied from that style in my own writing.But in todays marketing techniques you should go with a certain style of music capitalize on it by focusing on your target market that will like your specific style. So i have come to the conclusion that there may be some confusion about my many styles of music and text. My music is retro, singer songwriter acoustic,Christian, Catholic,theatrical, avante garde, satirical,classical,jazz and Brit pop So here is a Guide a musical GPS.These are all available on I Tunes and CD Baby except the mass of St Gabriel which is a free download with sheet music on this web site.

       1960s and 1970s

Retro---Cuts from the Lost Souls,the Choir and Moses and some Brit Pop

Hello Cleveland Cuts from the Lost Souls,the Choir and Moses and some Brit pop


Whiskey Island- Acoustic with rock and jazz and blues influenced

Between a rock and a hard place-Folk

Everything I want(money cant buy single)

         Brit pop

This is your life

My rust belt-single Denny with Randy Klawon



Beautifal Spring -Acoustic

I can see a rainbow-Acoustic Rock

Get Back to The garden-Acoustic with a Beat

Thank You for the day -Light rock

I want to be where Angels sing-Contemporay Christian with Randy Klawon


Living Saints -songs about saints

Mass of St Gabriel the guardian Angel

Psalms-responsoriel songs for mass

           Avante garde

   Color with crayons

   Think tank


Journey to the manger-single

Christmas comes once a year

Don't Forget about Jesus


Birthday -single

- See more at:

My Guitar Theory Book Is Now Available On Amazon

Uploads ,videos,streaming and blogs


In the past times I would write a song then play it for my friends and then  play it out either with a band or solo then wait a while till I had 12 songs and pu out CD.Now you write a song play it live someone tapes it and puts it on Facebook and you tube then you release it as a single make a home made video send it To CD baby then see how many downloads and streams you get on Spotify and I tunes    at times because I write a lot I'm not sure what I should do next.I could do this all day sending more music making videos etc. All of these projects does not include my book I have written or the 7 years of radio in would like to archive.I could use help but I do have faith in the Lord that there is a plan to all of music for me is a labor of love.its artistic's almost and I say almost to me a sacrament .I!m not complaining I'm beginning to blog 

Denny Carleton's Book Now Available At Libraries


Denny Carleton's Book Now Available At Libraries

 My book Welcome To My World  which is available on Amazon and Kindle is now available at the following libraries.

Cleveland, Cuyahoga County ,Mentor,Willoughby,Eastlake,Wickliffe, Twinsburg, Euclid

and Oberlin's Conservatory of Music.

Be thankful on Thanksgiving


Here is an excerpt from my book about being thankful

Steve, Sandy and I were asked to play at the Charismatic Conference. Speakers at the conference included Father Larry Richards and Mark Nemo, a wonderful speaker from Keyna who now resides in Chicago. Mark performed a skit that I will never forget. He brought three participants to the stage. Each was given a big balloon by the actor who was playing the part of God. One participant was afraid and sat on the balloon, another broke it in anger, but the third participant was grateful. He played with the balloon joyfully and began to throw it to others in the audience with complete abandonment and hillarious joy; the balloon was then thrown back to him. Of coure the balloon bounced in several weird ways which made it even more colorful. The message; use your gifts, be thankful and share.





I have written the parts for a mass, and St Gabriel in Concord Ohio is using it for all weekend masses until Advent. It's part of a year long celebration commemorating their 50th anniversary as a parish.What an honor.I originally had titled the music the Mass of The Guardian Angel, but they asked if it could be called Mass of St Gabriel. You can hear sound samples and a lead sheet of the Mass of St Gabriel on my website Click on the link mass of St Gabriel .It's a free download of the lead sheet and music and everyone has copyright permission to use it.

The band Moses. Pictures

Two New Singles and New CD On CD Baby


Two new singles and CD on CD BABY





Denny Carleton: Psalms

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