Will Dailey, a singer/song writer who hails from Boston who has been hovering on my radar for a while, is finally breaking the surface of wider, much deserved, acclaim so I thought I'd do my job of keeping you in the loop on acts you need to know about.
Will's voice has a fresh rasp to it which allows for a surprising degree of flexibility when delivering his work. This year he will release a new EP every three months, each with their own focus. So far, vol. 1 Fashion Of Distraction tossed a nod to the southern rock of the 70's, captured perfectly on the track Piece of Mind. Vol 2. By The Blue Hills is a homage to his Boston musical roots. The vocal cameo's that support the effort range from Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo) to Tanya Donelly (Belly, Throwing Muses) to Elliott Easton (The Cars) and even Tim Brennan (Dropkick Murphys). The eight tracks on this EP prove his dedication to and respect for the musical community distinct to Boston. I'm particularly fond of Tomorrow Still Comes and the wonderful How Can I Make You Happy.
He is setting out on an East coast tour this month and you should really make an effort to see him. I'll be at the World Cafe show on July 25th. See what you'll be in for ... watch him cover the Tears For Fears classic then go buy your ticket.
Enjoy this video of a track off of Vol 1.