November 22, 2021

I love the awe inspiring, chest thumping, bone shaking sound of playing your guitar through a nice loud tube amp, but as we all know, this ins’t always practical. Like if you live in a tiny house with another person who doesn’t always want to hear you make loud guitar noises. Or if you live

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October 6, 2021

It’s been just over 5 months since I released my new album, Up Higher, and since then… Well… Summer happened here in Alaska, and I kind put away the guitar for awhile. I tend to not play as much music during that time of year, when the days are long and I can spend hours

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June 18, 2021

I’m a total music geek. I love listening to music, talking about music, reading about music, thinking about music, and pontificating about about the magic and influence of certain bands, songs, playing styles, production techniques and the general impact that music has had had on me, and on popular culture in general. So, when my

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May 20, 2021

Much like I do with my photography blog, I thought I’d start a series here on the music blog where I break down my some of my songs and give you some insight about how they were created. Think of this as an illustration of how the song went from original idea to demo to

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May 10, 2021

As a 80s high school guitar player who grew up watching MTV, I suppose it was inevitable that I would eventually grow up get older and make my own music videos. Today I released a music video for  for “Can’t Look Past Ourselves,” which is the lead-off track on my  album, “Up Higher.” It’s incredibly rewarding to

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May 6, 2021

I’m excited to announce that my new album, “Up Higher,” is now available for streaming and purchase on all the big music sites, like Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, Pandora, YouTube Music, and more. This means you can put it on one of your playlists and rock out to Dan Bailey guitar music anytime you

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April 27, 2021

I’m so excited to announce the release of my brand new album, “Up Higher.” (It’s now available for streaming and purchase on all the big music sites, like Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, Pandora, YouTube Music, and more.) Featuring eight vocal and instrumental tracks, most of which were written and recorded during the past year, I feel that this collection represents

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April 22, 2021

I’m excited to announce the upcoming release of my brand new album, which is scheduled for release next Tuesday, April 27! It’s called “Up Higher,” and it features a number of all new vocal and instrumental tracks that I’ve been working on for the past few months. Here’s a quick preview of one of the

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April 9, 2021

The other night, while shooting mountain aerials over the Chugach Mountains, I noticed something I’d never seen before, Groups of ravens were flying and playing right up against the high mountain peaks, at almost 7,000 feet! The were pretty hard to spot, but when I came home and checked out the footage, I was blown

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March 22, 2021

I had just come inside from working on the shed I was building this past fall when I saw the news that Eddie Van Halen had died. It was October 6, 2020, and up until that moment, it was like any other pandemic day; you know, the kind that runs together with all of the

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February 26, 2021

In addition to all of the guitar related stuff I’ve collected over the years, I’ve gone through a variety of recording gear that I’ve used to make my music. Much of that older stuff is long gone, like my Boss BR-8, a digital 8 track recorder I used in the early 2000s, and my old

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February 19, 2021

By the time I was 16 years old, the whole guitar thing had stuck pretty firmly, and I was eager to delve into the world of rock and roll as an actual participant. Inspired by guys like Jimmy Page, Ritche Blackmore, Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen, I was more than ready to jump in

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February 5, 2021

I’ve been a diehard rock and roll fan ever since I was a kid. And even before rock and roll, I had music in my blood from a very young age. My neighbor from almost 50 years ago in Colorado, recently emailed me and reminded me about the imaginary trunk of imaginary musical instruments I

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January 14, 2021

I’m excited to announce the release, of what is essentially my debut album. Seven Years is a collection of newly remastered guitar oriented instrumentals I recorded between 2000-2007. Those seven years represent the evolution, and the beginnings of my experiments and learning experience with songwriting and digital recording.  Seven Years by Dan Bailey Since I

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January 11, 2021

I started playing guitar when I was fifteen years old, and for the next few years, it consumed my life. In many ways, it still does. Even though photography is the dominant force in my existence, music will forever be my first love, and remains a constant fascination and obsession in my personal life. I’m

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