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Will Dailey, singer-songwriter extraordinaire is sharing some of his heartfelt tunes tonight at Great Scott with his band The Rivals. You may recognize Will’s music from its presence in TV shows like The Hills, CSI: Miami, Eli Stone and CSI: New York, the last of which included Will himself appearing and performing on the show.
“How Can I Make You Happy” MP3 (Live on WERS)
Cover of Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
Throughout 2009, Will Dailey is digitally releasing EPs every three months, all thematic collections of songs he’s recently written. 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 are very much rooted in 21st century topical concerns and timeless emotional introspection. The second EP, By the Blue Hills, is a collection of songs saluting Boston and Will’s musical family there, featuring cameos from Boston luminaries and Dailey friends Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo), Tanya Donelly (Belly, Throwing Muses), Elliott Easton (The Cars), Tim Brennan (Dropkick Murphys) and local fixtures Duke Levine and Sean Staples. These two EPs will then be paired as a physical album, Torrent, Volumes 1 & 2, complete with bonus tracks and presented in CODE, a high-resolution audio standard pioneered by T Bone Burnett.