Dane Terry was known for his soulful vocals and powerful harmonica technique, playing American roots music as well as taking inspiration from folk, jazz, country Americana, bluesgrass, early jazz, and blues from the pre-war Delta styles to Chicago blues and the later west coast style.
Among the blues bands he played with are the Snakedrivers, A 5th of Blues, Jukeville, and Jack City Blues Band. In 2010, Terry collaborated with guitarist Dana Duplan to found the swinging Cadillac Wreckers band, focusing on jazzy blues, swing, and rhythm and blues from the 1930s to the 1960s. Later that year, a full-length called Cadillac Wreckers (on the Grease Punk Studio label) was released.
Terry recorded with Zapf Dingbats, Chris Clarke, Jeff Bertino and Mike Stubblefield, Jack City Blues Band, and A 5th of Blues. He also performed with Jeffrey Joe Morin, Gregory Page, Rusty Jones, Folding Mr. Lincoln, Robin Henkel, Chet Cannon, and others.
As of 2012, he was playing in a country-blues duo called Chris Clarke and Dane Terry, performing pre-war blues, Americana, folk, and contemporary eclectic selections, as well as originals. Clarke and Terry previously played together in Zapf Dingbats, who were nominated for having the Best Blues Album at the 2012 San Diego Music Awards.
Terry was killed in a February 13, 2023 motorcycle accident.