About Haze & Dacey:

...gorgeous harmonies.”

Karen, writer and blogger in Richmond, Virginia

This is one of the best duo acts in our area.”

Dana, owner of D & L Recording Studio in Montross, Virginia

...captivating harmonies and dynamic instrumentation.”

Tom, booker at Center of the Universe Brewing Co. in Ashland, Virginia

BIO

Based in Richmond, Virginia, Haze & Dacey revel in lilting melodies, tight harmonies, and compelling rhythms that make toes tap and bodies sway.  Original songs written by Haze are interspersed amongst covers both familiar and obscure.  The duo skips nimbly from folk-pop to alt-country to roots-rock, creating a homegrown organic sound with upright bass, acoustic guitar, piano, shaker, tambourine, and mouth-horn. They cover artists as varied as Joni Mitchell, Queen, Patty Griffin, Guster, The Wiyos, and The Decemberists.

Haze & Dacey have been playing together as a duo since 2012. They combine their love of playing music with their love of travel, entertaining audiences at various breweries, wineries, and other venues throughout Virginia, and occasionally dipping down into North Carolina. They have performed at several of Virginia's great state parks, including the "Music on the Cliffs" concert series at Westmoreland, the "Music in the Park" series at Hungry Mother, and the Caledon Art and Wine Festival. They have also ventured farther afield to appear at venues in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania. In 2016, the duo quietly released an all-original, 6-song EP, The Beaverdam Sessions.

In early 2019, Haze began writing songs inspired by The Handmaid's Tale, both the original novel by Margaret Atwood and the Hulu television series of the same name. Additional musicians were recruited to fully realize Haze's vision for this collection of songs, and so The Haze & Dacey Collective was born. The pandemic delayed recording, but the album Letters from Gilead was released on November 12, 2021 with a concert at the Richmond Music Hall.

QUICK INFO

MEMBERS: 

Kirsten Hazler - lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, piano

John Dacey - backing and lead vocals, upright bass, acoustic guitar 

GENRES: folk-pop, roots-rock, alt-country, swing  

INFLUENCES: Patty Griffin, Kathleen Edwards, Joni Mitchell, Tom Petty, Indigo Girls  

WEBSITE: www.hazendacey.com


CONTACT

Kirsten Hazler   
HazyShade Productions   
haze@hazyshadeproductions.com   
804-267-9611

Sample Track

This is a track from the duo's demo EP, The Beaverdam Sessions, released in 2016. It does not feature any additional musicians.

Live Video Collection

This series of three videos was captured at the Burlington City Arts Concert Series on June 22, 2018.

Official Music Video

This is the video for the lead single and title track of the full album released by The Haze & Dacey Collective (full band).

Podcast: Haze & Dacey at the Rutland Herald

George Nostrand/Rutland Herald

This is Season 2, Episode 12 in George Nostrand's podcast series, "Major Prelude & minor mishaps", recorded on July 5, 2019. The original podcast can be downloaded from https://www.rutlandherald.com/.

In the first part of the episode, intern Sarah Asch interviews the musical duo Haze & Dacey, and they play three songs unplugged. Sarah Asch

This is Season 2, Episode 12 in George Nostrand's podcast series, "Major Prelude & minor mishaps", recorded on July 5, 2019. The original podcast can be downloaded from https://www.rutlandherald.com/.

In the first part of the episode, intern Sarah Asch interviews the musical duo Haze & Dacey, and they play three songs unplugged. Sarah Asch is then interviewed by reporter Patrick McArdle.

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