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Originally from Calgary, Alberta; DARING GREATLY has spent the last three years touring Western Canada, the North-Western US and parts of California, perfecting their own modern style of Hippy-Rock with "blood harmonies". These years of relentless touring and collecting life experiences, influenced the bands' creativity and writing tremendously, releasing 2 independent albums, ‘Cornerstones' in 2016 and 'Works of Art' in 2017. They were dubbed, "The hardest working band in San Diego" by Boogie Magazine. Inevitably, this earned them the right to open for Bon Jovi at the Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena, as well as The Doobie Brothers & The Struts in 2017.
Fronted by powerful, 3-part, “blood harmonies” provided by father, Dail Croome (50 years old - bassist), and his sons, Patrick (23 years old - acoustic guitar) and Liam Croome (21 years old - keyboards), the combination of familiar voices, each with their own unique tone and melody, create a magical vocal tapestry, like no other. With controlled dynamics, perfectly inserted fills and emotional turns, rhythmic drummer Brayden Tario (24 years old) brings the band's rhythm section to life and uses his voice to add a 4th harmony. Brandon Haddow (22 years old) hoists the electric lead guitar and rips out killer solos, and then casually steps back, to provide soulful fills and rhythm.
Kasey Andersen - I met Kasey Anderson in 2007, shortly after the release of his second full-length LP, The Reckoning. Within a few months of our first meeting we’d become close friends - close enough that when he ran off the rails it took months before I could listen to his voice. But once I did I remembered that in spite of Kasey’s well-publicized crime, and subsequent Bipolar I diagnosis and trips to rehab and prison, there was never anything bogus about Kasey’s music. The songs he had written - the songs that made fans and friends of the likes of Jason Isbell, Steve Earle, Counting Crows, and others - were honest and true, and still sounded as great as they ever had. When Kasey got out of prison and told me he was done with writing and performing I encouraged him to think again. After a few months of coaxing, he agreed to at least give it a try. I helped him get a show at Portland’s Skyline Tavern and offered a little assistance on keyboards. His songs rang true that night and as we played a handful of other shows over the next year or so, I watched Kasey slowly, carefully, find his feet again.
In March of 2016, Adam Duritz asked Kasey to contribute something to Fierce, a benefit compilation for a friend undergoing treatment for Stage 4 cancer, so Kasey reached out to longtime cohort and producer-engineer-guitarist Jordan Richter, many-handed musician Ben Landsverk and Jesse Moffat and asked if they’d be interested in donating a track. They convened at Richter’s newly constructed Room 13 Recording and cut a sizzling cover of Tender Mercies’ “Wiseblood” for the benefit. That session spawned a series of informal jams in the fall of 2016, with the four adopting the moniker Hawks and Doves and Richter rolling tape for posterity’s sake in case anyone happened upon an idea they wanted to chase around later. Soon Kasey started scratching out new songs of his own, building from scraps he’d compiled during his prison stint. The straight ahead rocker “Chasing the Sky” came first, followed by “Lithium Blues” and the wickedly insightful “Get Low.” When Kasey started passing around Richter’s recordings of the early Hawks and Doves rehearsals, he asked me and a few old friends - Eric Ambel, Chip Robinson and BJ Barham (American Aquarium) among them - “is there a record here?”
Great musician with an interesting story...