A native of Rochester, NY, john dady has been singing his way into the hearts of audiences since the 1970s. He is known for his unique blend of Irish and American folk music and original compositions.
John has shared a stage with renowned musicians and artists throughout the world. He is currently performing solo or with a number of talented musician friends.
Early Life and Education
For more than 40 years, John Dady and his brother Joe captivated audiences of all ages with their Irish and American folk roots music. They performed at coffeehouses, taverns and theatres across the eastern United States and Ireland.
Their repertoire combines Irish traditional influences with American folk and bluegrass, as well as gospel and Christmas favorites. They mastered guitar, four- and five-string banjo, penny whistle, ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, bodhran, harmonica, concertina and the uilleann pipes.
Often accompanied by friends on various instruments, the pair has shared stage with renowned musicians such as Pete Seeger, Rick Danko (The Band), Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Kate Wolf, Arlo Guthrie and Cherish the Ladies. Their music has been featured on several soundtracks for historical documentaries and radio and television productions.
John Dady was a leader in his field, establishing his name in the sport of freeride and jet ski customization. His company Blowsion became the most recognized source of custom paint work for helmets and standup jet skis. He also was one of the first to design and manufacture billet components for the freeride community.
He was also a prolific songwriter and performer. His repertoire of original compositions and Irish and American Folk songs includes jigs, reels and ballads. He offers these performances as solo shows or in a duo with another musician. He tailors these shows to fit teaching concepts, event themes and organization preferences on request. In addition to his music, he is also a certified teacher and offers interactive learning assemblies.
Achievements and Honors
A White Hall alumnus, Dady has worn numerous hats, including a class agent, student body president, senior class representative and the head of the school’s student government. He also holds the honor of being the school’s only AP Capstone Diploma recipient. His plethora of academic achievements has earned him an AVMA award, an SJU Regents Distinguished Service Award and an UALR Chancellor’s Scholarship. A video game enthusiast by trade, Dady’s e-sports credentials are extensive. He was a founding member and captain of the school’s e-sports team, which is no easy feat. He even wowed the judges at a recent collegiate Quiz Bowl competition. Despite his competitive nature, Dady managed to maintain a stellar grade point average. He plans to major in mechanical engineering while taking a page out of his brother’s book.
In his spare time, John enjoyed the outdoors and a little golf. He also loved to watch his sons Colm and Liam succeed in their various sports.
John grew up in a family that was rooted in religion. His love of Jesus Christ was a source of strength and hope for him throughout his life.
He and his brother Joe were known for their unique blend of Irish and American Folk music, and they performed more than 7,000 concerts across the US and Ireland.
Their passion for old tunes and regional styles of playing drew them into the field of acoustic music, and they honed their skills as performers by sharing a stage with many renowned folk musicians. After Joe’s death in May of 2019, John continues to bring his unique mix of Irish and American Folk, and original songs, to appreciative audiences young and old.
During his professional golf career, John Daly earned over $10 million. However, his gambling debts have significantly diminished his fortune.
His net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. He also owns a golf design business and has launched a clothing line.
He has three children: Shynah Hale, Sierra Lynn, and John Patrick Daly II. He has also been married four times.
His first marriage lasted for three years and ended in divorce. He later married Bettye Fulford in 1992.