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Song Premiere: Willie D & the Hip Pockets “Daybreak Talent Show”

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Willie D & The Hip Pockets — “Daybreak Talent Show”

Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Willie D & The Hip Pockets’ song “Daybreak Talent Show” from their forthcoming album Rock, Rhythm, & Jazz.  The album was engineered, mixed, and mastered at Space Rehearsal and Recording in Austin, TX by Tim Gerron, and produced by Will Daniel.
Album cover design is courtesy of Billy Slater, and the photograph is by Austin Wells.

“Daybreak Talent Show” is Will Daniel on vocals, lead sax, piano, and clarinet; and The Hip Pockets ( Austin Roachon guitar, Josef Pelletier on bass, and Adam Nurre on drums.

Horns are Lauryn Gould (alto sax and flute); Dan Bechdolt (bari sax); Shelby Avants (bassoon); Gilbert Elorreaga (trumpet); Rosendo Ramos (trumpet); Mark Gonzales (trombone); Andre Hayward (trombone).  Strings are Grace Youn and Emily Bishop (violin);Karli Karoline Leal (viola); Rylie Harrod-Corral (cello).

There an ease about Willie D. that comes through in ‘Daybreak Talent Show.”  Allow him to help you unwind, remembering when you were small.

“Daybreak Talent Show” is the story of a family seizing the day and making new memories that recapture the spirit of wonderful days gone by. It’s meant to evoke a sense of immense joy for the “Golden Moments” in life.

I wrote it in 2011 while living in Miami, FL, and previewed it during a series of “Art Parties” my friends and I hosted. This is the first time the song is being made publicly available. — Will Daniel

Order the music and discover more here: www.dreamlandmusic.org/thehippockets

Find more new Americana music like this on our playlist, here: New Americana Music playlist by Americana Highways


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