Daryl Wayne Dasher / Blog

Smoky Mountain Weekend

This was the first weekend I've had off since the start of Mellow Down Easy's "Cosmisutra Tour". I was happy to spend it in the Great Smoky Mountains with some good friends from college. We had a cabin up in the hills above Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge where we grilled some good food, played lots of music together, and relaxed in the peaceful surroundings. On Sunday morning I was a guest on Smoky Mountain Cowboy Church. It felt great to play some down-home Country Music, to be in the mountains, and to be with great friends. I'm feeling blessed.

Family Occasion

I just got back from the sub-zero weather in Northern Indiana (although it's only 18 degrees here in Nashville right now)and an experience I will cherish for the rest of my life. Some history... My Uncle Jon Post and my Dad, Verl Dasher, both taught me how to play the guitar and bass guitar when I was young. I was lucky enough to always be surrounded by the great music of Uncle Jon's bluegrass band "The Bottom Of The Barrel Boys" which includes Uncle Jon on Guitar and vocals, my Dad on stand-up bass, Dave Volk on banjo and vocals and Don Stahl on mandolin and vocals. I have always wanted to record with them and on Monday afternoon - I finally got my chance. We met up at Sweetwater Sound Studios in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to record an old gospel tune called "I Saw The Master" and had an absolute BLAST! On top of it all, I got my mother, Sue Dasher, to sing harmony vocals on the track. She tuaght me everything I know about harmony, and as nervous as she was she did an amazing job! This track is so very special to me for so many reasons, and I can't say enough about the pros at Sweetwater for getting such a great record of the event. Special thanks to Chris Liepe for his engineering and producing expertise and to Banner Kidd for the encouragement. This will be the final track on my forthcoming solo album "Long Road Now" which is due to be released in March. I hope to post it here on REVERB NATION right away - so please keep an ear out for it and let us know what you think. Thanks for being such good friends and I look forward to seeing you all real soon. Love, Dash