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


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. 

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 had the pleasure of performing 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 series of the same name. The pandemic delayed recording, but the album Letters from Gilead is slated for release on November 12, 2021. Additional musicians were recruited to fully realize Haze's vision for this collection of songs, and so The Haze & Dacey Collective was born.


  • Kirsten Hazler - lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, mouth-horn   
  • 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

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    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 is then interviewed by reporter Patrick McArdle.

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