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Danny Kay and The Nightlifers were formed in 2003 in Baltimore, Md. Danny Kay, a Baltimore native, had an extreme love and respect for Classic Country and Rockabilly music. He wanted to play the music he loved, keeping it more traditional, but to also make it his own. With all the pop and rock country on the radio, Danny wanted to show that the music he loved so much was not out dated and releveant. With Johnny Ray "Lawless" Carroll on bass and Jimmy Swope on Lead Guitar they did just that.
After only a few shows around the Baltimore area the Nightlifers found a monthly home at The Full Moon Saloon, Baltimore's Home of the Blues. They would play all night and also have area and regional bands join them to bring Baltimore a great night of music.
After a few years of playing local and regional shows the boys decided to put the band on hiatus. Danny somtimes found fill in players or played solo while Johnny toured with JB Beverley and Jimmy played his own music.
In 2010, Johnny came to Danny with a new guitar player, Zach Sweeney, to get the band to start playing again. There was a new spark in the band and a driving force to record and tour.
In 2011, less than a year after getting the band back together, the long awaited first CD, Headin' Home was released. It was all the original songs Danny had wrote for the band with a few extras.
Now, with the release of their second CD "Crazy Lonesome Blue", The Nightlifers are quickly gaining recognition in the American Roots, Alt. Country, and Rockabilly Genres.