John Charles Daly






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is just something I do every day. I pick up guitar when I wake, playing out the dream I woke up to (before I forget it). My guitar is my closest relation. When I sing and play, either to myself, sharing with others or performing, I feel affirmatively connected to life's process.

What is your music dream?

The dream would be for me to be able to live entirely off of it, to develop and build indifferent to concerns about paying the rent and putting food on the table.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Sharing communal song and music.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

What a wonderful world

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Influences in my youth include Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan much later on. My main influence as a child was listening to my Rocket Radio (a type of crystal radio) and tuning into late night classical music on a radio show called Classics til Dawn...listening with an earphone.

What inspires you to make music?

Any event inspires me to make music.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

In the playing I want to convey my experience of that event, and if I'm sharing that with others, the experience of sharing harmony.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I feel at home with an audience, searching for inroads to resonance.,

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

The nowaday type of music that generally hits pop radio, I have difficulty accessing.

What do you think of Drooble?

I don't think that I have as yet explored fully Drooble to accurately comment, as of yet.

What frustrates you most as a musician?


Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I mix with various open-stage events sporadically.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Can't say.