Dan Hayes was born and raised in
Marin County, California during the 50s and 60’s. He became
a professional Musician in the mid 60s and soon formed the
Dan Hayes Group, and the Dan Hayes Blues Band, which opened
for such acts as Charlie Mussellwhite, the Ford Brothers,
and Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee. He became a well
respected figure in the Bay Area music scene, and could even
be found on recordings with Huey Lewis in the 70s.
The mid 70s found Dan moving to
Nashville to become a songwriter. Here he was exposed to a
wide array of country music, which inspired him greatly.
Upon moving back to Marin later in the year, he began
playing country music, eventually joining the Band Bravo in
1984, a country band that opened for such acts as Jerry Lee
Lewis, Ricky Skaggs, Johnny Lee, and Dottie West.
In the recent years Dan has
returned to his blues roots, but at the same time not
forgotten his country influences. His style is best
described as “Blues/Country,” and sounds like a hybrid of
Lightnin’ Hopkins and Merle Haggard. Outside of seeking song
placements in Nashville and in the media, he can be heard on
his most recent album “California,” and is expected to
release another album later in 2006.
“…a chilled-out, Charles Brown-like air…” -E.H.
(Living Blues – July/August ’06)
“Nice and tasty guitar work and fine understated harmonica
fills” -Dave Drury (Blues
Matters – Issue #33, Aug/Sept ’06)
sleeping giant who has never gotten the recognition he
deserves." -Ed Ivey (Blues
“..typifies what great blues is all about.” –Herb
Barbee (Roots Music Report)
"This is a surprisingly fine release" -Norman
Darwen (Blues & Rhythm Magazine)
|Money, Love and Time
|One of a Kind
Samples off Blues Duo album by Dan Hayes and
|The Jones' House
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for the Dan Hayes press kit (PDF Format)
Hayes & Juke Joint - California
blues transplanted to the California bay area.
||Doug Adamz &
Dan Hayes - Blues Duo
"...they present a seamless
rapport...a highly enjoyable album of gentle
acoustic blues from a talented pair of guitarists."
Clarke (Blues Bytes)
"pure and honest music" -Eelco
"...years of playing together have allowed the duo
to craft a totally integrated sound...recommended
for fans of the acoustic blues format." -Mark
Thompson (Blues Blast)
Catalog #4503 (Released April 1, 2008)
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