World of Dreams
Blue Daze is a five piece bluegrass band from the central Maryland area located between Baltimore and Washington, DC. The band derives it's unique sound from a mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, including numerous original songs. The band prides itself on uncovering unique songs from talented Maryland songwriters and arranging obscure songs in it's own style. The original four members of the band (Tim Kruzic, Lenny Whitehead, Chuck Van Meter, Mike Jenkins) have been together since January 1990. Mike Hartnett joined the group as the fiddle player in February 2001. World of Dreams is the second CD release for Blue Daze. Eight of the thirteen songs on World of Dreams are most likely new to bluegrass listeners. Four songs were written by talented Maryland songwriter Wayne Ashemore (World of Dreams, Plans and Dreams, What a Hurt What a Heartache, and Cold Walls of Stone). We included two of Wayne's songs on our first CD and believe that his songs are well suited to our style. Two songs (Billy the Kid Saloon, I Don?t Think About You) are from the pen of Jim Livesay of Sneedville, Tennessee. His songs are a little outside of the bluegrass groove and offer a nice change of pace. Going Back to Stay was written by our good friend Buster Finneyfrock, formerly of Maryland and now a resident of Martinsburg, West Virginia. Finally, band member Lenny Whitehead wrote the instrumental Dazed. Hopefully, you will find that the remaining songs are not overdone and represent unique arrangements or treatment.