"You (Damian) are a very good blues guitar player. Your tone is appropriate and you play with confidence." Bruce Iglauer - Alligator Records

Damian Knapp


Damian composes, performs, and records his original music. Whether its acoustic and/or electric Blues, Rootsy Americana, or Album Rock, Damian fuses all his influences into his own brew. He is also a songster that traces the lineage of American music from 1899 to the birth of rock 'n' roll in 1954 and beyond. To date, he has released six albums and continues to perform on average 150 shows per year.  

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Damian plans on a very busy 2024 with scheduled album releases and concert announcements. Professionally, he composes and records original songs in a myriad of styles including acoustic and electric blues, indie-rock, and classic LP.  First and foremost he is a songwriter. In 2024 Damian plans to release the long awaited Maui in the Sun album that feature songs he wrote with his Father Peter Knapp.  In 2020 he released his all original blues album Decay in our Cities. 

Commercially, he is a musical chameleon. He genre hops between Blues, Country, Jazz, A-Z Classic Rock, New Rock, and 80's/90's hits so as to be able to accommodate any audience he may find himself entertaining. Currently, Damian is booking dates for four different bands: Mystic HWY Doors Tribute, Damian Knapp Blues Band, The Damian Knapp 3 and his tribute to 1950's Rock and Roll, Rockabilly and Surf.

Decay in our Cities

Damian Knapp

A myriad of blues styles both acoustic and electric provide a soundtrack for Damian's odyssey through the backroads of his rust-belt city in NE Ohio.

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A busy weekend ahead! Two upcoming performances. This Friday Feb. 2nd I will be at Harpersfield Winery 5-8 pm, in Geneva, OH. As always, I will be performing my 20th Century Masters Show. Saturday Feb. 3rd I am travelling south to perform in Salem, OH at the Flying Pig Saloon. Showtime is 9-MID and I will be playing a mix of classic country, blues, and southern rock.