Darryl has an historic, longstanding legacy in the Canadian music industry as a performer, composer, producer, engineer and mixer. In the ’80’s he was the drummer for 54/40. He co-composed and performed on several Canadian hits while with the band, one of which (I Go Blind) became a top ten hit in the US in 1997.
Upon leaving 54/40, Darryl pursued a career in music production and engineering, culminating in albums that achieved gold and platinum status in the US and Canada (Sarah McLachlan, 54/40, Blue Rodeo) and won a Juno award (The New Pornographers).
In 2009, Neko Case’s Middle Cyclone, which Darryl did engineering on, mixed and co-produced, debuted at number 3 on Billboard in the US, was awarded “Best Album of the Year” on Amazon.com, and received two Grammy nominations. In addition, in 2009, Darryl engineered the Blue Rodeo double album, The Things We Left Behind, which went platinum in early 2010.
These two albums earned Darryl a 2010 Juno nomination for Engineer of the Year.