From an early age, Dann accompanied his father to sessions. It was at the age of 9 that he started playing what would become his primary instrument -- the guitar. He took a few lessons, even classical, but played mostly by ear. When he was 13, a session guitarist by the name of John Darnall taught him his first scale, and that set him on a course for the rest of his life. In high school, Dann met fellow guitarist Gordon Kennedy and started playing together.
They were part of a little band that played at school assemblies and such. When he was 16, he started playing on artist's demos in Nashville. He then moved to Los Angeles where he played and recorded for an impressive list of artists. When he was 20, he formed the Christian band White Heart together with his brother David.
The band was rounded out by Mark Gershmehl on keyboards, Billy Smiley on keyboards/guitar, Gary Lunn on bass and Steve Green handling lead vocals. White Heart was one of the pioneer bands when Christian rock took off in the 80s. After two albums, Dann left White Heart to pursue session work, while David lasted an additional album. One of Dann's most notable session products is the memorable lead guitar on "Danger Zone (Top Gun Song)", the Kenny Loggins hit from the motion picture Top Gun (film). Dann and David would collaborate again to form the hard rock band Giant.
Despite scoring a massive hit with the single "I'll See You In My Dreams", the band was never a commercial success. When Time to Burn (their 2nd album, followed by III) released in 1992, their 80s style was quickly swallowed up by the arrival of grunge music scene. In the early 90s, Dann went back to his session work recording with several artists over a vast spectrum of genres. Dann has also produced albums for successful artists like Faith Hill, Wynonna, LeAnn Rimes, Megadeth, Rebecca St. James, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Peter Cetera and others. Guitars and equipment Dann Huff used many electric and acoustic guitars during his career as a session musician.
He mostly runs his Tyler Classic signature model built by Los Angeles boutique luthier James Tyler through a stack of different amps and effect pedals. Huff's gear setup also includes a variety of Fender Stratocasters & Telecasters, a Tom Anderson Classic T and a Tyler Ultimate Weapon with dual humbuckers, active mid-boost circuitry and a recessed Floyd Rose Original locking tremolo bridge. GUITARS AND EQUIPMENT Dann Huff used many electric and acoustic guitars during his career as a session musician. He mostly runs his Tyler Classic signature model built by Los Angeles boutique luthier James Tyler through a stack of different amps and effect pedals. Huff's gear setup also includes a variety of Fender Stratocasters & Telecasters, a Tom Anderson Classic T and a Tyler Ultimate Weapon with dual humbuckers, active mid-boost circuitry and a recessed Floyd Rose Original locking tremolo bridge. As a session guitarist Dann Huff has recorded with (to name a few): Natalie Cole Glady Knight Faith Hill Barbra Streisand Clint Black Michael Bolton Neville Brothers Dusty Springfield Shania Twain Rick Springfield Olivia Newton-John Toby Keith Billy Joel Joe Cocker Smokey Robinson Celine Dion Bryan Ferry Tim McGraw Peter Wolf Martina McBride Chicago Madonna Reba McIntire Wyonna Kenny Loggins Glen Campbell Amy Grant Michael Jackson Paula Abdul Rod Stewart Tammy Wynette Mariah Carey Merle Haggard Bob Seger Peter CeteraBarry Manilow Boz Scaggs Chaka Khan ......and many,many more...... ____________________ MEGADETH-"Cryptic Writings " (1997)-Produced by Dann Huff who Mustaine picked to give Megadeth a different sound.
It almost ruined their carrer and 'deth fans know very well whom to thank for that. Anyway, another Dann release! MEGADETH-"Risk " (1999)-2nd try! BON JOVI-"Have a Nice Day" (2005)-One of the record producers. BON JOVI-"Lost Highway" (2007)-One of the two record producers involved. WHITESNAKE-"Here I Go Again: The Whitesnake Collection " (2002)-Dann was involved in the recording sessions for the classic '1987' record, and can be heard on this compilation's 'Here I Go Again' Radio Mix. .......and many ,many more........ Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dann_Huff" Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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