BTV Market Music: John Daly Band

John Daly (guitar, vocals) has been writing and performing original music for more than a decade in Vermont.   John’s writing is both subtle and straightforward.  Musical hooks and haunting melodies invite the ear to explore the layers of sounds and feelings. John’s lyrics have been described as containing a “startling juxtaposition of words and images,” yet “with coherent flow that culminates in a more powerful punch.”  Alongside all that he brings to bear as a singer/songwriter, John Daly is a father, a step-father, a farmer, and an aural piano tuner.

Dennis Derryberry (guitar, vocals) is your basic everyday childhood-piano-brat-turned-six-string-slinger/singer.  Playing in the John Daly Band offers Dennis a wonderful opportunity to stand just a half-step back from the front of the stage and let loose with two of his favorite elements of live sound: lead guitar and harmony vocals. Matt DeLuca (drums) moved to VT from Newburgh, NY, in 1992.  Since then, he’s played drums and percussion in a variety of bands throughout northern and central Vermont spanning jazz, folk, rock, bluegrass and country. Matt’s other current projects include Gravel (jazz trio – drums) and Japhy Ryder (hiphop/electronica/funk – percussion).