April 28, 2022

In a recent post, I mentioned that I had opened the lid to the rabbit hole of synthesizers with the purchase of my first hardware synth, the Uno Synth Pro by IK Multimedia. The Uno Synth Pro is indeed an awesome instrument; it sounds incredible, and the desktop version is very small and compact. Also,

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April 20, 2022

I’m excited to announce my latest release, a brand new song called Interstellar Love Song. It’s now available for streaming and purchase on all of the major music sites, including Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Pandora and Tidal. Interstellar Love Song by Dan Bailey Although I’ve been pretty active with making original

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April 11, 2022

Last month I announced that I’m releasing a brand new single called Interstellar Love Song. This super fun, synthesizer-soaked, pop culture song officially descends from the stars on April 20, but you can wet your musical appetite and listen to a preview right now! As I mentioned in my last post, I feel this song

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March 22, 2022

I’m excited to announce that I have a brand new single coming out in April, called Interstellar Love Song. A modern rock love song that crosses the bounds of space, time and pop culture references, this fun, upbeat track features a thick bed of buzzy, delay-soaked synthesizers, a catchy chorus and lots of guitars. Fueled

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January 31, 2022

Even though I’m primarily a guitar player, I’m a child of the 70s and 80s, which means that I grew with plenty of synthesizer sounds in my young, impressionable ears. From progressive bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, The Who, E.L.P., and Rush, too pop artists, like The Cars, Gary Numan, and his awesome song “Are

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January 4, 2022

Today is new music day, and I’m excited to announce a pair of new releases; Stomping Through the Rain and Sawblade. Well, technically, they’re both older songs, but they’ve been newly remastered and are now up on all the music sites. You can find both songs on my Bandcamp Page, and all of the popular

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January 3, 2022

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dan Bailey (@danbaileymusic) To kick off the new year with a whole new barrel of music-related fun, I’ve launched a second Instagram account called @danbaileymusic. The sister account to my regular @danbaileyphoto account, this new channel will be a place for me to share photos, video

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December 16, 2021

We’re only ten days out from Christmas, so I figured it was time to get into the holiday spirit here on my music blog. During the past few years, I’ve recorded a handful of Christmas songs, including two originals. I did A Very Cozy Christmas last year, with an accompanying music video that I think

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December 2, 2021

One of my favorite ways to kill valuable time these days is by watching JHS Pedals Show videos on YouTube. They’re informative, wildly entertaining, and they provide a level of guitar geekery that is seldom seen in normal circles. Most episodes on their popular YouTube channel are run by Josh Scott, founder and head tinkerer

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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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