Dennis grew up in Tyndall, SD. He played trumpet, guitar, and keyboards, and was a natural musician. With friends he founded The Hearts of Stone, which later became The Tensions (inducted in 2016). Denny made the guitar his instrument of choice.  He went on to play with Spectacle and The Flippers, before starting Cokeley with brother Curtis. He continued to write and record originals as he raised his family. In January of 1983, Denny lost his life in a car accident. He left behind his wife, Judy, and two small children. His legacy as one of the region’s finest guitar players. Denny mentored many guitar players.


2020Spirit of the Music Award