After playing solo folk & blues in his hometown of Denver, Denis moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he played in The Rough Riders bluegrass band, and various rock & blues cover bands. Larger San Francisco venues included The Fillmore, the Haight Street Fair, and Bimbos. Denis enjoys songwriting and has received awards and commendations from American Songwriter Magazine, Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), West Coast Songwriters, and UNISONG. His heartfelt and honest original story-oriented songs have been licensed to Nashville publishers, Film & TV, theater, and California CASA, a statewide nonprofit organization benefiting abused and neglected children in the foster care system. Denis currently resides in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where he is pursuing his love of songwriting and self-producing a soon-to-be-released solo guitar/ vocal album of his music.