During the COVID-19 pandemic, Daryl Wayne Dasher spent his time off the road writing and recording what he considers his best work to date. Recorded at Wild Feather Recording in Hendersonville, TN with Grammy award winning engineer and co-producer Zack Kasik, “Honky Tonk Ways” brings a fresh new sound to the DWD catalog. Most of the songs were co-written with Linda McRae during quarantine via Zoom or FaceTime.
The title track was co-written with his long-time friend and collaborator Brigitte London. The album also includes a classic Marty Robbins cover of “Tonight, Carmen”. With top notch musicians like Scotty Sanders (Pedal Steel), Jim VanCleve (Fiddle & Mandolin), and Lorenzo Molina Ruiz (Horns, Backing Vocals) adding their touches to the rhythm section’s (Daniel Seymour on Bass and Justin Amaral on drums) live recordings, on top of special guest appearences by Linda McRae (Bass and Backing Vocals) and Andrew Adkins (Mellotron and Electric Guitar), the outcome was undoubtedly on par with any main stream record on the market, without the regulations and restrictions of major label affiliations.
“Honky Tonk Ways” marks a new era of genre-free writing and recording for Dasher, and is sure to offer something special for almost anyone!