Lacy J. Dalton (born Jill Lynne Byrem on October 13, 1946 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania), is an American country singer and songwriter with a career that has spanned many decades and touched the hearts of millions of music fans. In March 2017 Lacy J Dalton was inducted into the North American Country Music Association International Hall of Fame, and in 2018 she was nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Following a successful career in country music, Lacy decided to draw on all her musical experiences including country, rock and folk, and cross over into the Americana genre. This blend of musical styles allows her to express herself in a way that demonstrates all the facets of who she is as a singer/songwriter. She became an independent artist and formed her own label called Song Dog Records. Under this label, she has released three albums to date. The first was Wild Horse Crossing in 1999, followed by the Last Wild Place Anthology which went #1 on the World Independent Chart, and a year later went #1 on the American Western Music Chart. Then Allison Eastwood, Clint Eastwood’s daughter, used the hit song Slip Away from the Anthology CD on the sound track of her independent film, Don’t Tell. In 2010 Lacy also released a tribute to Hank Williams Sr. entitled Here’s To Hank.
Today, Lacy continues to record new music and perform live shows whenever possible. She tours mainly west of the Mississippi and loves small boutique venues and old theaters with great sound quality and warm, receptive audiences she can really connect with.

EDGE OF THE WEST is not just an ensemble, it’s an adventure – a group quest. In the last few years the band of intrepid explorers has toured relentlessly, playing wild and remote destinations, as well as in big-city markets throughout the Western US. They did two tours featuring as a guest the iconic pedal-steel master Buddy Cage of NRPS, they’ve opened shows for Lukas Nelson, Hard Working Americans, the Wood Bros, etc, and have played myriad festivals and club dates including top Bay Area venues such as Terrapin Crossroads and Sweetwater Music Hall. To ring in 2020, Edge of the West played a sold out New Years show with family favorites the David Nelson Band at the magical River Theater in Guerneville, CA. And the band has honored their heroes with special tribute shows to the Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and a tour commemorating the great Gram Parsons – including a party for Phil Kaufman the Road Mangler – AT the notorious and sacred Joshua Tree Inn. 

Across the canyon we hear drums in the distance. Notes From the underground drift like smoke signals to a strange yet familiar place, where new friends and old come together for good times –  the Edge of the West

County music legend, Lacy J Dalton and psychedelic jam band Edge of the West will perform a benefit concert at the Hidden Valley Music School in Carmel Valley on Saturday, November 19th. Folk duo Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen will open the show. All proceeds go to benefit KSQD’s signal improvement and expansion capital campaign. There will be a silent auction and a chance to mingle.

For Tickets and information about the special Gold Circle VIP artist reception, click here for ticket information and sales.

Edge of the West is a rock n’ roots jam band that plays danceable, fun music with a lot of heart. Their quirky originals and inventive instrumental journeys take you out there, and then bring it all back home with good old hippie classics and soulful covers. Their shows are always a good party. Edge of the West mixes their own songs with eclectic selections from a variety of genres. On any given night you might hear anything from Johnny Cash to Grateful Dead to Sun Ra.  Across the canyon we hear drums in the distance. Notes From the underground drift like smoke signals to a strange, familiar place where old friends meet for the very first time –

the Edge of the West

Guitar – Jm Lewin

Bass – Bill Laymon

Piano – Ken Margolis

Drums – Marty Carpenter

Dan and Laurel

Meeting in 2012 via a chance YouTube sighting and fueled by a once-in-a-lifetime musical chemistry and friendship, Canadian-American Roots-Folk duo Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen are “prodigious players with songwriting that sets them apart.” With soaring violin, diverse guitar styles, compelling storytelling, a dash of harmonica and humor, and unique vocal rapport they deliver a dynamic, engaging, polished performance.

Based in Northern California, Dan and Laurel’s third album, Between the Rain, was top ten on Canada’s campus radio Roots charts for 2016. Touted for being both “lyrically refreshing and musically diverse,” their original songwriting and composing spans the range of Roots based genres, “pondering contemporary subject matter with vintage sensibility.”

They have toured North America extensively, playing everything from Home Routes house concert tours of the Canadian Prairies, to headlining spots at The Listening Room Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida, BBC Radio in Liverpool, UK, Canada’s definitive Winnipeg Folk Festival and Northern California’s beloved Kate Wolf Music Festival, and opening up for The Wailin’ Jennys at a sold out theater in Grass Valley, California. Besides The US and Canada, they’ve toured a number of European countries, including Ireland, the United Kingdom, Denmark, France, and Germany.