30 September 2016
Emily Mure opens
Will Dailey has been hailed as “the real deal” by the press and by his legions of fans. He’ll be making his me&thee debut on Friday, September 30. Will calls the Boston area home and has won multiple songwriting and performing awards from both the Boston Music Awards and New England Music Awards. According to Steve Morse of the Boston Globe, “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.” Along with opener, Emily Mure, audiences will feel that uplifting spirit of community and hope that one can only feel at live music events.
Concert starts at 8:00 pm.
Will Dailey is an independent recording artist, performer and producer. His sound has been described as having a rich vintage vibe while having a firm appreciation of AM rock, pop and big hooks. These are songs that audiences love to sing along with; they’re infectious and pure. Dailey delivers his songs in true troubadour style; he has an easy and comfortable way about him and invites the audience right into his world.
Dailey’s last full-length album, National Throat, received enormous radio airplay. He chose to leave the corporate music world and release the album on his own and he hasn’t looked back. As music journalist James Reed proclaims “Dailey has a natural charisma, particularly as a vocalist and much of National Throat gives him room to simply emote. While the music plies a spare sensuality, he’s in full Technicolor mode from brash and soulful to exuberant and tender. This is Dailey at his most self-possessed, a clear and confident musician who doesn’t need a big label or a big budget to put across his charms.”
In addition to his solo projects, Dailey has also been part of John Mellencamp and Stephen King’s musical project, Ghost Bothers of Darkland County.
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New York City native, Emily Mure, first entered the performing world as a classical oboist, playing in some of New York’s biggest concert halls as a teenager. In college, she started writing songs and playing guitar, which gave her a new creative freedom. Drawn to folk and Irish traditional music, she attended a summer program at the University of Limerick. Emily fell in love in Ireland and later lived there for six months, making her living performing on the streets of Galway.
She has two full-length albums and a few singles including a recently released cover of Elliott Smith’s “Between the Bars.” Emily is currently on tour supporting her latest single, “The Wedding Song.” Written for her husband on their wedding day, Emily surprised him by performing the song as part of her vows in front of all their family and friends.
- 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. Steve Morse, Rock Critic
- Dailey’s latest album makes it clear that good songwriting isn’t a matter of hiding behind shiny production or an over-stylized persona. His music doesn’t contain a note of pretense. If anything, it is committed to the beauty of simplicity. National Throat is a statement about the value of creativity and the survival of art. Dailey believes the truth will find its way out, that what is real and beautiful will rise to the top. Jon Karr, New York Minute Magazine
- Soul, rock, great songs, great hooks and lyrics, plus the guy is just rocks on guitar. . . . The man is simply put, a powerhouse. Redlineroots.com
- There’s something genuinely uplifting and inspiring about this Boston based throwback (and I use the word throwback as an endearment). Any musician who can master the balance between commercialism and good taste the way Will Dailey deserves all the success both professional and critical that is heaped upon him. National Throat is a throwback in the sense that it harks back to an era when recording was becoming a facet of the music industry. Tim Merricks, Americana-UK.com
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- Emily Mure:
- There’s a bit of a Celtic Breeze blowing through these acoustic songs, but for the most part they belong in folk music alongside artists like Ani DiFranco- introspective, unorthodox, and powerful. Adobe and Teardrops??
- One part jazzy vocal, one part classical arrangement, one part folk songwriter equate to ALL parts really fantastic music. Red Line Roots