Golden Valley Composer John Penny Pursues Musical Muse

Some songwriters “hear” melodies in their heads. Golden Valley resident and composer John Penny hears full symphony orchestras, and derives original melodies from those “ear worms.” For years, Penny has made a living (or supplemented his primary income) by playing guitar and composing music for TV commercials, films and other purposes.


New Sounds

Long-time St. Louis Park resident and prolific musician Dan Israel released his 13th album, Dan, last December. A father of two young children, Isaac, 10, and Susannah, 7, Israel keeps busy juggling his life as a musician, a parent and working at his day job.

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