Local band Days of Old has been selected as a top 10 finalist in The Alchemy Songwriting Competition and will be traveling to Conway, Ark., this coming weekend to perform in a showcase which will be guest judged by Kris Allen American Idol Season 8 winner, David Hodges Grammy Award Winning Songwriter and Andy Davis Founder of the Music Empowers Foundation.
The event will be held at Hendrix College on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 100 percent of the proceeds raised will go to benefit Blackbird Academy of the Arts, Inc., a non-profit arts education organization.
Brothers Joel and Alex Dibble of Cassadaga have always had the interest and passion for music. With past projects such as 7 Open Eyes and The Awakening, they are now back together with a brand new sound. Days of Old initially formed in mid-2009 when Joel and Alex approached fellow musician Jon Osterdahl of Jamestown, to put together a 3-piece act. While Jon started out on bass it quickly became obvious that he was a guitarist at heart and so the search for a bass player was on. While playing many shows as an acoustic trio, The Days formed a good fan base. They soon found a bass player in Justin Van Sickle of Busti, and have since been making noise throughout the Western N.Y. scene. With their recent performance at Kingdom Bound 2010 they have established themselves as a band with a voice to be heard. Through it all they realize that making music is a unique and loving privilege and there is always the greatest underlying purpose in their music, praising the reason we are all here. Music with a message is what they hope to bring!
Days of Old is very excited for this incredible opportunity and would like to thank all of those who have supported them throughout the years and for their ongoing support as they continue their journey.