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Beneath the Moon (2008)

Blues-influenced rock 'n' roll

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Daniel Tortora


I was born, raised, moved away but came back, and still reside in Rochester, NY. I am single with no children. As a hobby, I also play guitar and sing for local band, the Beat Beggars (www.beatbeggars.com). Up to this point in my 30+ years of playing music, I hadn't written a single song. Thanks to the RPM Challenge, I now have eight. My early influences include Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower. My later influences include J.J. Cale, John Hiatt, Todd Rundgren.

I played all instruments, except the drum tracks.



Completed Albums

Beneath the Moon(2008)

Blues-influenced rock 'n' roll

Turning World
Long Gone
Blues Kicker
Beneath the Moon
Not You
American Dream
All Is Fine
Peace of Sleep