The Danny DeGennaro Foundation (DDF) was founded by family and fans as a way to honor the life and talent of Danny, affectionately known as “Rio”.  The childhood memories of friends and family were centered around the times that Danny would sit and play his music on the “rock” in Levittown, Pa. as admirers soaked in the experience, always in awe of his talent. Those childhood memories became part of the early beginning of the Danny DeGennaro Foundation. Not surprising is that one of the first projects was to capture those early days in an effort to bring them forth into the present. The “Legacy of the Rock” video (narrated by Cheyenne Mease in a story-telling format) shows the extraordinary efforts of the early members of the DDF foundation to create a legacy for the man that touched their lives in a very profound way.



Danny was a son, brother, and father. To many others he was a friend, admired by his many fans as a singer, songwriter and musician. Through this collection of historical photographs we are able to share his journey.

Danny DeGennaro


The Collection of Danny “RIO” DeGennaro’s videos are a compilation of many of songs and bands Danny performed with nationally  throughout his career. Starting with “The Time is Rite” Danny DeGennaro and Clarence Clemons (sax player for Bruce Springsteen) Music by Danny DeGennaro , sax by  Clarence Clemons with historical photographs. Be Inspired ! Is the time right !




The Danny DeGennaro Foundation

Danny DeGennaro was an extraordinary singer, song writer, guitar player as evidenced by the body of spectacular recordings worked on by some of the best engineers and producers in the business. Although he was on the national stage, his heart and home was also in Bucks County. Danny’s soulful songs and lyrics give us all a snapshot of his life.  Fortunately, we have been able to collect photographs and videos of “Rio” that document his life. Scroll down to learn more about his life.



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