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Easy to Love Listening

Like the pair of worn-out jeans that you reach for on Sunday morning, Will Dailey’s voice exudes the perfect mix of comfort and reassurance. This award-winning singer/songwriter blends folk, electric rock, and country influences to create a sound that’s got a soulful, laidback vibe. In just one listen, he’ll hook you into a world laden with warm, multi-layered meaning. If any of his melodies sound familiar it’s because you may have heard them on your favorite TV shows like The Hills, Jericho, Numb3rs, Eli Stone, NCIS and CSI. With his latest effort — Torrent 1&2 —Dailey opted for an unconventional release, putting the work out piecemeal earlier this year in order to share the immediacy of the recording process with his fans. Now united, the two volumes form an “ongoing conversation” with his audience, says Dailey. Torrent features Roger McGuinn of the Byrds (a childhood hero and important musical influence of Dailey’s) and cameos by Elliott Easton (The Cars) and Tim Brennan (Dropkick Murphys) among others. Just like those jeans, this album is destined to become a favorite you reach for again and again. Buy it on iTunes now! Listen to more of our interview and listen to Will play "Peace of Mind" on YouTube

Will Dailey - CD

Torrent, Volumes 1 & 2

Easy to Love Listening

Like the pair of worn-out jeans that you reach for on Sunday morning, Will Dailey’s voice exudes the perfect mix of comfort and reassurance. This award-winning singer/songwriter blends folk, electric rock, and country influences to create a sound that’s got a soulful, laidback vibe. In just one listen, he’ll hook you into a world laden with warm, multi-layered meaning. If any of his melodies sound familiar it’s because you may have heard them on your favorite TV shows like The Hills, Jericho, Numb3rs, Eli Stone, NCIS and CSI. With his latest effort — Torrent 1&2 —Dailey opted for an unconventional release, putting the work out piecemeal earlier this year in order to share the immediacy of the recording process with his fans. Now united, the two volumes form an “ongoing conversation” with his audience, says Dailey. Torrent features Roger McGuinn of the Byrds (a childhood hero and important musical influence of Dailey’s) and cameos by Elliott Easton (The Cars) and Tim Brennan (Dropkick Murphys) among others. Just like those jeans, this album is destined to become a favorite you reach for again and again. Buy it on iTunes now! Listen to more of our interview and listen to Will play "Peace of Mind" on YouTube

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Will
    Will

    Hey, Daily Grommet world! I had a wonderful time visiting the Daily Grommet 'studio' and talking with Jeanne about my new CD. All year I've been digitally releasing EPs every three months, and this CD is all the music I have put together for the first half of the year.

    The first, Fashion Of Distraction , was largely written under the influence of the sounds of the '60s and early '70s, particularly the Byrds, so it's fitting that Roger McGuinn guests as a guitarist/vocalist on "Peace of Mind," a song whose lyrics very much ring as true today as they would have in the 60's. The second EP, By the Blue Hills, followed in the spring and is a collection of songs saluting Boston and my musical family there, featuring cameos from Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo), Tanya Donelly (Belly, Throwing Muses), Elliott Easton (The Cars), Tim Brennan (Dropkick Murphys), local fixtures Duke Levine and Sean Staples, as well as my trusty backing band The Rivals. I call this project Torrent.

    Check out the video, and I hope you like what you hear. I'll be checking in to answer questions, so don't be shy.

  • rich
    rich
    6/9/2009 12:14 PM

    good sound listened to sample.good luck

  • Marynell
    Marynell
    6/9/2009 12:16 PM

    This music sounds great. Will - I'm wondering how you got to know Tanya Donelly. I'm a huge fan of Belly & Throwing Muses - always so cool to me that artists I like know one another.

  • Sara
    Sara – Grommet Team
    6/9/2009 12:17 PM

    Hi Will, Love your new album. I live in Boston. What are some of your favorite Boston clubs or venues to hear good indie music?

  • Diana
    Diana
    6/9/2009 12:22 PM

    Will's "sound" and interview are terrific! I love Roger McGuinn, too, so am sure to love Peace of Mind. Great grommet, Daily Grommet team!

  • Lauren
    Lauren
    6/9/2009 12:49 PM

    Enjoyed hearing and learning about Will Dailey . Thanks! Look forward to hearing more.

  • Angela
    Angela
    6/9/2009 12:58 PM

    This would be nice to have and listen to.

  • Helen Caravati
    Helen Caravati
    6/9/2009 1:03 PM

    Very cool sound - thanks for sharing!

  • Beverly West
    Beverly West
    6/9/2009 1:08 PM

    What i like is the fact that the music is so magical!

  • Brenda
    Brenda
    6/9/2009 1:28 PM

    I am impressed. If I had just seen the CD in the store, I don't think I would have been drawn to buy it. After hearing a little bit, I am very excited about this album..... Wonderful sound!

  • Joe
    Joe
    6/9/2009 1:35 PM

    Really nice music.

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    6/9/2009 2:20 PM

    Lovely, really really lovely

  • Brittany Rebello
    Brittany Rebello
    6/9/2009 2:26 PM

    I love his music!

  • Stacey
    Stacey
    6/9/2009 2:41 PM

    Really great music. Thanks for introducing him!

  • Marilyn Wons
    Marilyn Wons
    6/9/2009 2:43 PM

    Fine music!

  • Shannon
    Shannon
    6/9/2009 2:52 PM

    sounds nice

  • Jeff
    Jeff
    6/9/2009 3:23 PM

    After checking out the wiki on Will at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Dailey I realize I'll now have to keep my eyes peeled to spot him playing on some of my favorite t.v. shows as well. Great sound Will!

  • Barbara
    Barbara – Grommet Team
    6/9/2009 3:56 PM

    I really love what Will says in this video when he talks about contacting Roger McGuinn with a "letter, not an email" and how folks really are willing to help if you ask nicely. There's still a lot of good in this world, despite the tough news that faces us every day. Great music is always a good thing -- thanks for this bright spot, Will.

  • Jeanne
    Jeanne – Grommet Team
    6/9/2009 3:58 PM

    Will also played "Peace of Mind" and told us about his guitar when he dropped by - that video is up on YouTube now if you want to listen in. This is by far one of my favorite tunes from the album!

  • Joni
    Joni
    6/9/2009 4:04 PM

    This is so great - really like finding new artists I enjoy. I'm a new fan.

  • Mark
    Mark
    6/9/2009 4:32 PM

    Fantastic Find. Bought torrent vol. 1 and 2, and love it - a familiar sound but somehow unique... and a great story...don't hold on to the boat if it don't float!!

  • Will
    Will – Special Guest
    6/9/2009 4:40 PM

    Hi All! Thanks for checking in. I just landed from LA and I am wreck so pardon any poor spelling. The album came out today and is featured on iTunes as well as the great independed record store Newbury Comics.

    Thanks for all you wonderful comments and thanks to the Grommet!

    Now to answer some of your questions.....

  • Will
    Will – Special Guest
    6/9/2009 4:40 PM

    Stephanie: I know Tanya Donnelly through the Boston music scene really (I'm from Boston). My bass player, Joe McMahon, plays with her. When we were trying to find the right voice for harmonies she was an obvious choice. She tracked it at my apartment! You can hear her on "How Can I Make You Happy" & "Laugh It Off".

  • Will
    Will – Special Guest
    6/9/2009 4:43 PM

    Sara: My favorite places to go to and play are The LIzard Lounge (small with a great vibe), Great Scott (rock club with rough edges) and The Paradise (classic Boston room). This summer thought we are trying something different and doing a Concert Cruise out of Boston Harbor on July 31st.

    If you are interested you can get tickets here, from my website tour page and here is a SECRET... When purchasing there is a discount code for a $20 ticket. Simply enter: "Will"

  • joe
    joe
    6/9/2009 4:57 PM

    Will, so glad you like The Paradise -- I just saw "X" there not long ago. Thanks for the scoop on your cruise - will look into it!

  • Benjy
    Benjy
    6/9/2009 6:09 PM

    Great stuff. Last time I saw Will was in line at the Paradise in Boston for an R&B concert, and Will was the headliner the next night at the same club - true :) I have volume 1 of the Torrent project, "fashion of distraction," and it's quite good, but "Love is on the Way" from volume 2 is super-catchy and may be one of my favorites.

  • Heather
    Heather
    6/9/2009 6:48 PM

    Have the website open and am listening to the music now. Love the sound! Good stuff.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    6/9/2009 9:36 PM

    The day Will visited was such highlight...as you can tell from our giddiness in the video. He's a gem and Deb and I couldn't believe we were sitting at our desks working while he was singing in the next room. That's not work! If you click through to the "bonus" YouTube video be sure to watch to the end....there is a tiny snatch of Jeanne singing along. The woman has a voice.

  • Aaron Belyea
    Aaron Belyea
    6/9/2009 9:47 PM

    we've all experienced the "small world effect," but it never ceases to amaze me when clients collide and we don't hear about it until afterwards. especially hipster clients like Will and the Daily Grommet team, very, very, very cool. So Many Wrong Ways is a killer track.

  • Carolyn
    Carolyn
    6/9/2009 10:38 PM

    Hey Will,

    Maybe you should have a chat with the Cayamo people (sixthman) about performing on their 2011 cruise. Americana singer/songwriters.

  • Will
    Will – Special Guest
    6/9/2009 10:41 PM

    Ah, Mr. Belyea and Alphabet Arm. Great company. Great man.

    & Carolyn thanks for the Cayamo suggestion.

    W

  • Barbara
    Barbara – Grommet Team
    6/9/2009 10:50 PM

    Congrats to Brenda C -- the winner of a signed copy of Will's new CD!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    6/9/2009 11:00 PM

    @Benjy I loved your story about Will being in line at the Paradise, the very night before he headlined there.

    @Aaron. Of COURSE we worked with Will, and YOU. Birds of a feather....

  • Kate
    Kate
    6/10/2009 10:36 AM

    Will's style is superb. I have enjoyed his music for years!

  • Laurie
    Laurie
    6/10/2009 10:38 AM

    I listened to the whole CD via AOL's Full CD Listening Party and it's fantastic!

  • Chris
    Chris
    6/10/2009 12:29 PM

    Will's music is hot. With every new track not one disappoints. I hear he has a thing for Subarus

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/3/2009 11:11 AM

    A HUGE congratulations to Will Dailey for being honored the Singer/Songwriter of the Year award at the Boston Music Awards. We couldn't be prouder!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Will Dailey - CD

Torrent, Volumes 1 & 2

Easy to Love Listening

Like the pair of worn-out jeans that you reach for on Sunday morning, Will Dailey’s voice exudes the perfect mix of comfort and reassurance. This award-winning singer/songwriter blends folk, electric rock, and country influences to create a sound that’s got a soulful, laidback vibe. In just one listen, he’ll hook you into a world laden with warm, multi-layered meaning. If any of his melodies sound familiar it’s because you may have heard them on your favorite TV shows like The Hills, Jericho, Numb3rs, Eli Stone, NCIS and CSI.

With his latest effort — Torrent 1&2 —Dailey opted for an unconventional release, putting the work out piecemeal earlier this year in order to share the immediacy of the recording process with his fans. Now united, the two volumes form an “ongoing conversation” with his audience, says Dailey. Torrent features Roger McGuinn of the Byrds (a childhood hero and important musical influence of Dailey’s) and cameos by Elliott Easton (The Cars) and Tim Brennan (Dropkick Murphys) among others. Just like those jeans, this album is destined to become a favorite you reach for again and again.

Buy it on iTunes now!

Listen to more of our interview and listen to Will play "Peace of Mind" on YouTube
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Will
    Will

    Hey, Daily Grommet world! I had a wonderful time visiting the Daily Grommet 'studio' and talking with Jeanne about my new CD. All year I've been digitally releasing EPs every three months, and this CD is all the music I have put together for the first half of the year.

    The first, Fashion Of Distraction , was largely written under the influence of the sounds of the '60s and early '70s, particularly the Byrds, so it's fitting that Roger McGuinn guests as a guitarist/vocalist on "Peace of Mind," a song whose lyrics very much ring as true today as they would have in the 60's. The second EP, By the Blue Hills, followed in the spring and is a collection of songs saluting Boston and my musical family there, featuring cameos from Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo), Tanya Donelly (Belly, Throwing Muses), Elliott Easton (The Cars), Tim Brennan (Dropkick Murphys), local fixtures Duke Levine and Sean Staples, as well as my trusty backing band The Rivals. I call this project Torrent.

    Check out the video, and I hope you like what you hear. I'll be checking in to answer questions, so don't be shy.

  • rich
    rich
    6/9/2009 12:14 PM

    good sound listened to sample.good luck

  • Marynell
    Marynell
    6/9/2009 12:16 PM

    This music sounds great. Will - I'm wondering how you got to know Tanya Donelly. I'm a huge fan of Belly & Throwing Muses - always so cool to me that artists I like know one another.

  • Sara
    Sara – Grommet Team
    6/9/2009 12:17 PM

    Hi Will, Love your new album. I live in Boston. What are some of your favorite Boston clubs or venues to hear good indie music?

  • Diana
    Diana
    6/9/2009 12:22 PM

    Will's "sound" and interview are terrific! I love Roger McGuinn, too, so am sure to love Peace of Mind. Great grommet, Daily Grommet team!

  • Lauren
    Lauren
    6/9/2009 12:49 PM

    Enjoyed hearing and learning about Will Dailey . Thanks! Look forward to hearing more.

  • Angela
    Angela
    6/9/2009 12:58 PM

    This would be nice to have and listen to.

  • Helen Caravati
    Helen Caravati
    6/9/2009 1:03 PM

    Very cool sound - thanks for sharing!

  • Beverly West
    Beverly West
    6/9/2009 1:08 PM

    What i like is the fact that the music is so magical!

  • Brenda
    Brenda
    6/9/2009 1:28 PM

    I am impressed. If I had just seen the CD in the store, I don't think I would have been drawn to buy it. After hearing a little bit, I am very excited about this album..... Wonderful sound!

  • Joe
    Joe
    6/9/2009 1:35 PM

    Really nice music.

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    6/9/2009 2:20 PM

    Lovely, really really lovely

  • Brittany Rebello
    Brittany Rebello
    6/9/2009 2:26 PM

    I love his music!

  • Stacey
    Stacey
    6/9/2009 2:41 PM

    Really great music. Thanks for introducing him!

  • Marilyn Wons
    Marilyn Wons
    6/9/2009 2:43 PM

    Fine music!

  • Shannon
    Shannon
    6/9/2009 2:52 PM

    sounds nice

  • Jeff
    Jeff
    6/9/2009 3:23 PM

    After checking out the wiki on Will at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Dailey I realize I'll now have to keep my eyes peeled to spot him playing on some of my favorite t.v. shows as well. Great sound Will!

  • Barbara
    Barbara – Grommet Team
    6/9/2009 3:56 PM

    I really love what Will says in this video when he talks about contacting Roger McGuinn with a "letter, not an email" and how folks really are willing to help if you ask nicely. There's still a lot of good in this world, despite the tough news that faces us every day. Great music is always a good thing -- thanks for this bright spot, Will.

  • Jeanne
    Jeanne – Grommet Team
    6/9/2009 3:58 PM

    Will also played "Peace of Mind" and told us about his guitar when he dropped by - that video is up on YouTube now if you want to listen in. This is by far one of my favorite tunes from the album!

  • Joni
    Joni
    6/9/2009 4:04 PM

    This is so great - really like finding new artists I enjoy. I'm a new fan.

  • Mark
    Mark
    6/9/2009 4:32 PM

    Fantastic Find. Bought torrent vol. 1 and 2, and love it - a familiar sound but somehow unique... and a great story...don't hold on to the boat if it don't float!!

  • Will
    Will – Special Guest
    6/9/2009 4:40 PM

    Hi All! Thanks for checking in. I just landed from LA and I am wreck so pardon any poor spelling. The album came out today and is featured on iTunes as well as the great independed record store Newbury Comics.

    Thanks for all you wonderful comments and thanks to the Grommet!

    Now to answer some of your questions.....

  • Will
    Will – Special Guest
    6/9/2009 4:40 PM

    Stephanie: I know Tanya Donnelly through the Boston music scene really (I'm from Boston). My bass player, Joe McMahon, plays with her. When we were trying to find the right voice for harmonies she was an obvious choice. She tracked it at my apartment! You can hear her on "How Can I Make You Happy" & "Laugh It Off".

  • Will
    Will – Special Guest
    6/9/2009 4:43 PM

    Sara: My favorite places to go to and play are The LIzard Lounge (small with a great vibe), Great Scott (rock club with rough edges) and The Paradise (classic Boston room). This summer thought we are trying something different and doing a Concert Cruise out of Boston Harbor on July 31st.

    If you are interested you can get tickets here, from my website tour page and here is a SECRET... When purchasing there is a discount code for a $20 ticket. Simply enter: "Will"

  • joe
    joe
    6/9/2009 4:57 PM

    Will, so glad you like The Paradise -- I just saw "X" there not long ago. Thanks for the scoop on your cruise - will look into it!

  • Benjy
    Benjy
    6/9/2009 6:09 PM

    Great stuff. Last time I saw Will was in line at the Paradise in Boston for an R&B concert, and Will was the headliner the next night at the same club - true :) I have volume 1 of the Torrent project, "fashion of distraction," and it's quite good, but "Love is on the Way" from volume 2 is super-catchy and may be one of my favorites.

  • Heather
    Heather
    6/9/2009 6:48 PM

    Have the website open and am listening to the music now. Love the sound! Good stuff.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    6/9/2009 9:36 PM

    The day Will visited was such highlight...as you can tell from our giddiness in the video. He's a gem and Deb and I couldn't believe we were sitting at our desks working while he was singing in the next room. That's not work! If you click through to the "bonus" YouTube video be sure to watch to the end....there is a tiny snatch of Jeanne singing along. The woman has a voice.

  • Aaron Belyea
    Aaron Belyea
    6/9/2009 9:47 PM

    we've all experienced the "small world effect," but it never ceases to amaze me when clients collide and we don't hear about it until afterwards. especially hipster clients like Will and the Daily Grommet team, very, very, very cool. So Many Wrong Ways is a killer track.

  • Carolyn
    Carolyn
    6/9/2009 10:38 PM

    Hey Will,

    Maybe you should have a chat with the Cayamo people (sixthman) about performing on their 2011 cruise. Americana singer/songwriters.

  • Will
    Will – Special Guest
    6/9/2009 10:41 PM

    Ah, Mr. Belyea and Alphabet Arm. Great company. Great man.

    & Carolyn thanks for the Cayamo suggestion.

    W

  • Barbara
    Barbara – Grommet Team
    6/9/2009 10:50 PM

    Congrats to Brenda C -- the winner of a signed copy of Will's new CD!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    6/9/2009 11:00 PM

    @Benjy I loved your story about Will being in line at the Paradise, the very night before he headlined there.

    @Aaron. Of COURSE we worked with Will, and YOU. Birds of a feather....

  • Kate
    Kate
    6/10/2009 10:36 AM

    Will's style is superb. I have enjoyed his music for years!

  • Laurie
    Laurie
    6/10/2009 10:38 AM

    I listened to the whole CD via AOL's Full CD Listening Party and it's fantastic!

  • Chris
    Chris
    6/10/2009 12:29 PM

    Will's music is hot. With every new track not one disappoints. I hear he has a thing for Subarus

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/3/2009 11:11 AM

    A HUGE congratulations to Will Dailey for being honored the Singer/Songwriter of the Year award at the Boston Music Awards. We couldn't be prouder!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.