WILL DAILEY RELEASES “NATIONAL THROAT”
“Will Dailey’s pop smarts, his dedication to detail, and his soul-inflected voice are just what we need right now to restore belief in music. His new songs are personal epiphanies with a universal appeal. Frankly, it will take a forklift to get his new album National Throat off of my Top 10 list for 2014,"
- Steve Morse, The Boston Globe
Boston’s Will Dailey’s is thrilled to announce the release of National Throat,
available today worldwide via WheelKick Records. National Throat
is a career defining release for Will Dailey (read the Mission Statement HERE
). Inspired by a failing business relationship, wherein he felt like he was a” passenger on a sinking ship,” Dailey willingly walked away from the largest label in the world, took charge and involved his fans in a communal creative process through Pledge Music to make National Throat
. “It will be a unique experience,”
Will first wrote to his fans, “a one of a kind process. When the day is done, you will have elevated my music to a whole new level. A true artistic community will be built here
.” And come they did, in droves. Inspiring Dailey to make the best work of his career. Dailey has been very outspoken about the new found clarity and artistic freedom he found making this record which he has shared with American Songwriter
and wrote a series of pieces on his music making process for Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation.
“Dailey’s the kind of singer/songwriter who grows on you, the kind of singer/songwriter who will go far.” - American Songwriter
The title National Throat
was inspired by a protest essay written by John Phillip Sousa called "The Menace of Mechanical Music",
Faced with the advent of the recording of music (the invention of the Gramophone) and an onslaught of innovation, Sousa feared the sacred creative entity he had dedicated his entire life to serve would be forever ruined by technology. Nearly a century later, with music treading on similar fault line, Dailey asks these same questions with National Throat
. He goes into detail on Sousa's influences on the making of this record in a live interview with Boston Globe critic Steve Morse that can be viewed via Performer Magazine
National Throat showcases Will's triple threat talent of singing, songwriting and playing. Sousa was wrong to preemptively mourn the loss of “songs that stir the blood and fire the zeal,” of “songs of home, of mother, and of love, that touch the heart and brighten the eye.” These songs flourish and surge with vigor in National Throat.
“…the real deal.” – The New York Post
Will is the recipient of numerous Boston Music awards and his music has been featured in over fifty films and television shows. As a performer Will has shared the stage, and held his own with artists such as Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and collaborated with Grammy and Oscar winning producer T-Bone along with Ryan, Bingham, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crowe, Rosanne Cash and more on the Ghost Brothers Project.
Dailey will be doing a select number of east coast shows before taking National Throat overseas on a tour through France.
Video for "Sunken Ship" Courtesy of Vanyaland
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Aug. 30 QUINCY, MA Maggies Lounge
Sept. 4 PROVIDENCE, RI Columbis Theater
Sept. 6, SHIRLEY, MA at The Bullrun
Sept. 12, ROCHESTER, NY at Bug Jar
Sept. 14, HAMMONDSPORT, NY at Heron Hill Winery
Sept. 23, RENNES, FR at Le Sablier
Sept 24, FOUGERES, FR at Le Coquelicot
Sept 25, FOUGERES, FR at Le Coquelicot
Sept 27, QUIMPER, FR at FNAC
Sept 27, ERGUE-GABERIC, FR at L’Athena
Sept 28, SAINT-BRIEUC, FR at La Citrouille
Sept 30, SAINT-MALO, FR at Le Chat Bada
Oct 1, RENNES, FR at Institut Franco-Americain
Oct 3, SAINT-NAZAIRE, FR at Le VIP
Oct 10, SAINT-NAZAIRE, FR at Le Bar Hu’lo
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