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Published: Thursday, 1/15/2009

Pat Dailey brings a little sunshine to Valentine

Pat Dailey will perform his tenth anniversary show at the Valentine Theatre Friday night. Pat Dailey will perform his tenth anniversary show at the Valentine Theatre Friday night.

It is one of the northwest Ohio music scene s paradoxes:

It s bone-chilling cold and Pat Dailey best known as a summer-time bar-based singer/songwriter is coming to Toledo. And he s not holing up in a tavern, but instead is taking the stage tomorrow for the 10th anniversary of his regular winter shows at the Valentine Theatre.

As a fixture on the bar scene both up here and in Key West, Fla., where he has a regular gig at Sloppy Joe s Bar, Dailey is a proven entertainer with a loyal following that knows all his songs. His style of music leans toward country and Jimmy Buffet-style acoustic ballads and party songs.

Dailey has been on his annual mini-tour of Ohio and Michigan, playing the Cleveland area, Dayton, Toledo, Columbus, and Detroit before returning to Florida in February. He s also a summer regular in Put-In-Bay and already has shows scheduled there this year.

Dailey has been a regular at the Valentine Theatre in downtown Toledo for the last nine years, but was forced to relocate last year s show to the Park Inn Hotel Ballroom because of repairs being made to the Valentine following an explosion in the theater s basement last year.

He strives for intimacy in his concerts.

It s just kind of one of those up-close-and-personal things, Dailey told The Blade last year. I just want it to sound like I m sitting in my living room playing songs for you.

His shows are bawdy and are aimed at an adult audience. Tickets for tomorrow s Valentine concert are $15, 32, and $39 and show time is 8 p.m. Information: 419-242-2787 or online at www.valentinetheatre.com.

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