Danny grew up in south Central Kentucky playing everything from Bluegrass to
Country to Classical to Rock and Roll. After playing in assorted bands in
Kentucky He made his way to Texas in 1980. Danny did a couple years touring
with Jerry Jeff Walker as his road manager. He began writing and playing his
own music as a part of the Austin music scene and by the early 1990s was
performing as a duo with Austinite Penn Harris, a long time friend also from Kentucky.
Danny and Penn became writing partners and have collaborated on several songs.
Some of them are contained in the CD "Red Dawg - Texas Stuff".
Danny's music contains a wide variety of styles and is hard to fit in one
category, but is mostly labeled Progressive Folk. Danny, and the band Red
Dawg, has performed around the country on shows with the likes of Guy Clark,
Jerry Jeff Walker, John McCutcheon, Chris Smither, Iris Dement, Bruce Robison, Greg Brown,
Nina Gerber, Chris Wall, The Dixie Chicks and many others.
In 2000 Danny and business partner Rene' formed their own record company, Red Dawg Music. There publishing Company is Austin Red Dawg Publishing.
Danny's 1st original work was released in April 2001 titled: Danny Britt and Red Dawg - Texas Stuff. This work was noted in Performing Songwriter Magazine and reviewed in Sing Out Magazine in 2001. Texas Stuff was also reviewed in Roots Town Magazine in 2002. Long time Austin touring musician and producer Marvin Dykhuis produced this recording. It is a collection of some of Danny's favorite original songs that take the listener on a tour of several different kinds of music while maintaining the unique acoustic sound.
Danny's 2nd work titled: Danny Britt The Other Side was released in February 2003.
On November 29, 2001 the Austin City Council and Austin Mayor Gus Garcia proclaimed that day Danny Britt Day for his continued efforts to maintain Austin, Texas as the Live Music Capital of the World.
Danny and Red Dawg have performed every type of venue from House Concert
Series to Bars to large Outdoor stage productions to great listening rooms.