“That Golf Song” is the debut single of life-long hacker, singer-songwriter Dave “Duff Daddy” Williams, who calls Chandler, AZ home. So we interviewed him about the track and also his love for music.
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
Duff Daddy : I’ve loved music all my life, but I’ve never before recorded anything that I’ve written for release. Two of my loves in life are music and golf — and nobody’s ever recorded a hit record about the game, to my knowledge, so I decided to set off on this journey. Not looking to launch a career in any way… But I’d love it if this became a radio standard on the weekends — I’d love to hear this on the radio while I’m in my car.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Duff Daddy : My father was a dj early in his adult life, and I was once the music director at my college’s AM radio station. I started playing guitar in high school, and that’s been something that I’ll never stop doing. As said, I’ve loved music my whole life.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent release “That Golf Song”?
Duff Daddy : Millions of people in the US and elsewhere play — and love — the game of golf every year.
But there’s never been a popular song about the game. So I set out to write and record one. Since the game itself is pretty frustrating and comical, it had to be a funny song. Which meant to me that it had to be a country song. Country music tells a story, and it’s a pretty funny story.
Twist Online : Any particular reason behind starting with a golf song?
Duff Daddy : Because nobody’s ever done one successfully. I’m being told that country radio won’t touch it –it isn’t about trucks or tractors or football, etc. But I know lots of people who love country music, and they also love to play golf. So I think they deserve a song that’s about them too.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Duff Daddy : The song officially releases on May 1st. But many people who’ve heard the song, and especially people who’ve seen the video, really love it. It reminds them of their games. For most people, the golf they play on weekends looks as much like the golf they see on TV as Olympic figure skating looks like them on ice skates.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Duff Daddy : Absolutely being in the studio. I’m not a stage performer, at all. But I wouldn’t mind leading a sing-along at the Phoenix Open, if anyone’s listening.
Twist Online : Have you set some target to achieve as a music artist?
Duff Daddy : I’d really like to see the video for this get viewed a million times on YouTube. Golf is an experience, and I’d like to have that shared experience with as many fellow golfers as I can. Beyond that, I’d like to keep writing songs, and either recording them, or hearing them recorded by others. Just playing the guitar on my couch is rewarding enough. As David Crosby says, you can create your own world just by sitting down with a guitar. It can be very spiritual.
Twist Online : Are you currently working on any other project?
Duff Daddy : Yes — I’ve got another song in my head right now that’s trying to get out. I just need to help this one find a home first.