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Will Dailey

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“Then what of the national throat? Will it not weaken?”
These emphatic words of protest appeared in a 1906 essay written by John Philip Sousa. The patriotic American composer found himself standing before a dramatic threshold in music. Faced with the advent of the recording of music and an onslaught of innovation, all of which he deemed, “the menace of mechanical music,” the composer feared the sacred creative entity he had dedicated his entire life to serve would be forever ruined. Sousa passionately lamented that singing would be replaced by a “mathematical system of megaphones, wheels, cogs, disks … all matter of revolving things.” More than anything, he feared that the introduction of new contraptions of innovation would serve to water down his cherished artform, all in the name of commercialism. More than a century later, treading upon a similarly fragile fault-line in music, singer-songwriter Will Dailey asks these very questions in his upcoming release. His record is aptly entitled: National Throat.

Will Dailey has chosen to deviate from that predestined path of cogs and commercialism. He willfully parted ways from one of the world’s largest record labels to produce his latest full-length album.

Now independent, Dailey feels liberated. National Throat tells the story of that journey.

“People have been complaining about change in the music industry for centuries but artists make art because they have to,” Dailey says. “I write songs because they happen to me; it fuels my life and I see it fuel other people’s lives… Nothing can disrupt that. This album of songs is about doing this because you have to.”

He sets the pace similarly on stage. With uncontainable charisma and energy, he's won over audiences supporting Neil Young, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews Band at their historic Farm Aid benefit concerts. In addition, Dailey will soon be heard collaborating with Stephen King and Mellencamp on a highly anticipated project produced by T Bone Burnett.


March 2012
We finally got to see and meet Will Dailey who was playing at the Red Door in Portsmouth in support of Sarah Blacker's CD release... this was 2 days after our house concert with her.
Cool guy. Great music. Of course he and Mike got to talking and we are trying to get him here to play a house concert. The more I listen to his stuff, the more I really dig him (Nani says). 
January 2015
Will has been booked to play here for over a year now... a Year. In the grand scheme of house concerts, for an artist of this caliber, with a killer album just released, to want to play here and NOT reschedule because a better offer came in (Saturdays are king with real musicians), is humbling. We are humbled to have Will play here again and with the wonderful Dave Brophy on percussion. Grateful and appreciative - that we are, indeed.


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