Dan Bailey

Father John Misty

Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey is a drummer/recording engineer based in Los Angeles.

Dan has been a professional musician since 1999, Father John Misty’s drummer since 2014 and music director since 2017. In addition he has 20 years of studio experience, and records drums at his studio Trackland 2.

Since 2019, he’s also been creating “The Bailey Method” recording masterclasses.

He’s contributed to the live performances and recordings of:
Father John Misty, First Aid Kit, Reignwolf, Onerepublic, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Johnathan Wilson, Everest, Gambles, Pacific Air, Anderson East, Jon Foreman, B.o.B, Sean and Sara Watkins, Christina Aguilera and Escondido, among others.

Message to CANOPUS

Product (Snare Drum) : The Maple
The 14x5.5 "The Maple" is maybe my favorite wood snare drum. It's what I've always wanted a straight shell with die cast hoop snare drum to be. It was my first canopus drum, and I've used it on tons of recordings over the last 10 years.

Product (Drum Kit): NV60-M2
I've grown up playing various American drums from the 60-70's my whole life, and the NV60-M2 are the only modern drums I've come across that have that same personality. There's a tonality and texture that I can't believe are coming from new drums. They're just unbelievable instruments.